Notable San Francisco: 11/27–11/3


Thursday 11/28: Happy Thanksgiving from Notable SF!

Friday 11/29: Tom Brokaw will be discussing (and signing) his new book, The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate. Book Passage Ferry Building in San Francisco at 4 p.m.

Head over to Berkeley for a screening of the silent film, Shiraz: A Romance of India. The newly restored film features a new score by sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar. BAMPFA in Berkeley at 4 p.m. ($5–$13, tickets required).

Saturday 11/30: It’s Small Business Saturday! Be sure to support your local independent bookstores.

Sunday 12/1: Scarlett Sabet will be reading from her new poetry collection, Camille. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 5 p.m.

Monday 12/2: Alice Sola Kim will be reading “Now Wait for This Week” (published in New York Magazine’s “The Cut”) as part of the Word for Word reading series. Z Space in San Francisco at 7 p.m. (free, reservation required). 

Tuesday 12/3: Mimi Lok will be reading from her debut novella and short story collection, Last of Her Name. She will be joined in conversation by Dave Eggers (The Parade). Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

It’s an annual tradition! Thomas Lynch will be reading Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.” Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley 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 →