Notable San Francisco: 11/6–11/12
Wednesday 11/6: As part of City Arts and Lectures, André Aciman will be discussing Find Me (the sequel to Call Me By Your Name). He will be joined by Andrew Sean Greer (Less). The two will be in conversation with Steven Winn. Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. ($29, tickets required).
Tamim Ansary will be reading from his new book, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection. Pegasus Books Downtown in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 11/7: Monica Youn (Blackacre) will be reading as part of UC Berkeley’s Lunch Poems series. Morrison Library in Doe Library (UC Berkeley) in Berkeley at 12:10 p.m.
The Center for Literary Arts of San José will host Tyehimba Jess (Olio) and Harmony Holiday (Hollywood Forever) for a night of performance poetry. They will be joined in conversation by Tshaka Campbell. Forager in San José at 7 p.m.
Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, better known as the Astro Poets, will be reading from Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac. The Bindery in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Friday 11/8: Lynn Downey will be discussing Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women. Copperfield’s Books in San Rafael at 6 p.m.
SF State’s Poetry Center and Tripwire journal will be hosting a night of cross-cultural poetics featuring Giancarlo Huapaya (Taller Sub Verso), Omar Pimienta (Album of Fences), and Jose Antonio Villarán (el cerrajero). The Poetry Center (SFSU) in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
As part of City Arts and Lectures, Sally Rooney (Normal People) will be in conversation with Heidi Julavits (The Folded Clock: A Diary). Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. ($29, tickets required).
Saturday 11/9: Tommy Pico and Shira Erlichman celebrate their new collections, Feed and Odes to Lithium. Alley Cat Bookshop in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Heather Christle will be reading from her new book, The Crying Book. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 11/10: Head over to BAMPFA to watch Sidney Peterson’s Mr. Frenhofer and the Minotaur, The Cage, The Petrified Dog, and The Lead Shoes. These surrealist films, released in the 1940s, were all set in San Francisco. BAMPFA in Berkeley at 7 p.m. ($5–$13, tickets required).
Monday 11/11: Tamim Ansary (The Invention of Yesterday), Brandon Brown (The Apollo Chronicles), and Julia Flynn Siler (The White Devil’s Daughters) will be reading as part of the Odd Mondays reading series. Folio Books in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m
Tuesday 11/12: Patty Seyburn and Dean Rader will be reading from their new poetry collections, Threshold Delivery and Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
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