Notable San Francisco: 1/1–1/7


Wednesday 1/1: Happy New Year from Notable SF!

Sunday 1/5: Join artist Johnny Galvan for a surrealist self-portrait workshop, in conjunction with the Strange exhibition. BAMPFA in Berkeley at 2 p.m. (included in cost of admission).

Monday 1/6: Quiet Lightning will be hosting its first 2020 literary mixtape! Join Sean Taylor, Robert Pesich, Caitlyn Clark, Thea Matthews, Tony Press, Sara Biel, Peter Bullen, Carol Dorf, Jennifer Kulbeck, Lea Gulino, Abe Becker, Chelsea Davis, Tomas Moniz, Richelle Lee Slota, Chandler Rae Fitchett, Elizabeth Horner Turner, Sarah Paris, and Amy Smith for a night of readings. Be sure to grab a copy of sPARKLE & bLINK! Balboa Theater in San Francisco at 7 p.m. ($15, tickets required).

Tuesday 1/7: Aaron Cohen will be discussing his new book, Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.


The Rumpus is looking for a new Notable San Francisco blogger! If you’re interested, email [email protected] with “Notable SF” in the subject line. This is a volunteer position.


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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 →