Notable San Francisco: 9/25–10/1

By

Wednesday 9/25: Tatiana Schlossberg, former science writer at the New York Times, will be discussing Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have. Books Inc. in Berkeley at 7 p.m.

Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Pick event! Nancy Au will be reading from her debut collection, Spider Love Song and Other Stories. She will be joined by Carson Beker, Natasha Dennerstein, Kimberly Gomes, and Tomas Moniz. East Bay Booksellers in Oakland at 7 p.m.

Thursday 9/26: Former Local Book Pick Anita Felicelli will be reading from Chimerica. Books Inc. in Palo Alto at 7 p.m.

Former Local Book Pick Trisha Low (Socialist Realism) will be in conversation with Syd Staiti (The Undying Present). The Poetry Center (San Francisco State University) in San Francisco at 7 p.m.

As part of Berkeley Arts and Letters, Naomi Klein will be discussing On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal alongside Mother Jones editor Clara Jeffery ($10–$49, tickets required). First Congregational Church of Oakland in Oakland at 7 p.m.

Jacqueline Woodson will be reading from Red at the Bone. She will be joined in conversation by Jasmine Guillory (Royal Holiday). The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Friday 9/27: Tamika Christy will be reading from Never Too Soon. Book Passage Ferry Building in San Francisco at 6 p.m.

Monday 9/30: Anne Boyer will be discussing The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 10/1: Join John Freeman and contributors as they celebrate the release of Freeman’s: California, a showcase of writers grappling with contemporary California. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.

Jasmine Guillory will be reading from her new novel, Royal Holiday. She will be in conversation with Daniel Ortberg (The Merry Spinster). East Bay Booksellers in Oakland at 7 p.m.

Maxim Osipov will be discussing Rock, Paper, Scissors: And Other Stories—his first book to be translated into English. He will be joined in conversation by Eric Karpeles. Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station at 7 p.m.

*

LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week’s Local Book Pick is Nancy Au’s Spider Love Song and Other Stories (University of Chicago Press)! Don’t miss her reading at East Bay Booksellers on 9/25.

***

If you have a Bay Area event listing you’d like us to consider for Notable SF, please contact [email protected] as far in advance as possible, and include the date of the event in the subject line.

***

Logo art by Max Winter.


Nishant Batsha's fiction and essays have been published in TriQuarterly, The Offing, and The Caribbean Review of Books, among other publications. He is currently revising his debut novel trilogy: Washed Ashore, All That Floats, and The Tideline. He can be found at nishantbatsha.com or on Twitter @nishbatsha. More from this author →