Wednesday 9/11: Peter Pomerantsev will be discussing his new book This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality. Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland at 7 p.m.
Thursday 9/12: Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Pick Event! Why There Are Words will be celebrating the release of two books, Anita Felicelli’s Chimerica and Olga Zilberbourg’s Like Water and Other Stories. Studio 333 in Sausalito at 7 p.m.
Saturday 9/14: This season’s Babylon Salon will feature Daniel Handler (Bottle Grove), Jenny Odell (How to Do Nothing), Namwali Serpell (The Old Drift), Nancy Au (Spider Love Song and Other Stories), and Jason Sheeler. The Armory Club in San Francisco at 6 p.m.
Sunday 9/15: Quiet Lightning, California State Parks, and Kearny Street Workshop present the 5th annual Poetry in Parks! This year’s event will be on Angel Island and will feature many readers. Angel Island State Park from 11:30 a.m. onwards.
Anna Merlan will be discussing Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 5 p.m.
Hear editor Shelly Oria and contributor Caitlin Donohue read from Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement. They will be joined by SF writers Rita Bullwinkel, Thea Matthews, Yalitza Ferreras, Meng Jin, and C Pam Zhang. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Amitav Ghosh will be reading from his new novel, Gun Island. He will be joined in conversation by Vijaya Nagarajan, Associate Professor of Religious and Environmental Studies at USF. First Church Berkeley in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m. ($12, tickets required).
LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week features two Local Book Picks, both out from Why There Are Words Press: Anita Felicelli’s Chimerica and Olga Zilberbourg’s Like Water and Other Stories. Don’t miss their reading at Studio 333 in Sausalito on 9/12!
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