Notable San Francisco: 10/23–10/29


Wednesday 10/23: Lara Prescott will be reading from The Secrets We Kept. Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7 p.m.

Lawrence Weschler will be discussing And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks. Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 10/24: Miriam Pawel will be discussing The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation. She will be in conversation with Berkeleyside editor Frances Dinkelspiel. Rakestraw Books in Danville at 7 p.m.

Rosalind Brackenbury will be reading from her new novel, Without Her. Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m.

Friday 10/25: Su Hwang will be reading from her new poetry collection, Bodega. She will be joined by Kazumi Chin (Having a Coke With Godzilla), Heather June Gibbons (Her Mouth as Souvenir), and Maw Shein Win (Invisible Gifts). Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Join poets Devin King, Patrick Durgin (PQRS: A Poets Theater Script), and Carrie Hunter (The Incompossible) for a night of readings. E.M. Wolfman Bookstore in Oakland at 7 p.m.

Sunday 10/27: Alexander Chee will be discussing How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. SFPL Main Library in San Francisco at 4 p.m.

Monday 10/28: Layli Long Soldier (WHEREAS) will be reading as part of Stanford’s Lane Lecture Series. MacKenzie Room, Huang Engineering Center at Stanford University at 8 p.m. 

Tuesday 10/29: Jarett Kobek will be reading from Only Americans Burn in Hell. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.

Christopher Ryan will be discussing Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. He will be joined in conversation by Eric Berkowitz. The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.


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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 or on Twitter @nishbatsha. More from this author →