Notable San Francisco: 2/26–3/3
Wednesday 2/26: Dean A. Strang presents his new book, Keep the Wretches in Order: America’s Biggest Mass Trial, the Rise of the Justice Department, and the Fall of the IWW at The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Marcia Chatelain is in conversation with Brandi Thompson Summers (Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City) about her new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco at 7 p.m. (tickets $20).
Kyle Chayka discusses his debut book, The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism, with Robin Sloan (Sourdough) at Books Inc. Opera Plaza in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Anna Wiener discusses her memoir, Uncanny Valley, at The Ruby in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m.
Joe Wright’s version of Pride and Prejudice is playing at Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m. (tickets $16).
Meng Jin presents her debut novel, Little Gods, at Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7 p.m.
Thursday 2/27: Dodie Bellamy and Anthony Huberman are in conversation for the launch of Dodie Bellamy Is on Our Mind at City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
A Tribute to Toni Morrison is at San Francisco Mechanics’ Institute at 6:30 p.m. (tickets $5-$15).
Poets/performers Suzanne Stein (Do Your Own Damn Laundry) and Anne Lesley Selcer (Sun Cycle) read at The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University at 7 p.m.
Celebrate Counterpoint Press’s reissue of Dao Strom’s 2006 book, The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys, with readings by founding members of the She Who Has No Master(s) collective, including Angie Chau, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Aimee Phan, and Dao Strom, at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco at 7 p.m. (tickets $0-$20).
Susan Straight reads from her new book, In the Country of Women, at BAMPFA in Berkeley at 5 p.m. (included in the price of admission to the museum).
Alan Pelaez Lopez celebrates their debut book, Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien, with Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe and yujane chen at UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Center at 6 p.m.
Elizabeth Tallent discusses her memoir, Scratched: A Memoir of Perfectionism, at Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m.
Namwali Serpell discusses her debut novel, The Old Drift, at the Stanford Humanities Center at 7:30 p.m.
Friday 2/28: Former poet-in-residence, Alan Pelaez Lopez, celebrates their debut book, Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien, at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m.
Join Dan Zigmond for a reading and discussion of his newest book, Buddha’s Office: The Ancient Art of Waking Up While Working Well, at the San Francisco Zen Center at 7 p.m.
Saturday 2/29: Debut novelist April Dávila celebrates her novel, 142 Ostriches, at Books Inc. Opera Plaza in San Francisco at 2 p.m.
The 9th edition of the Fire Thieves poetry series closes out the Soul of a Nation exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco at 3 p.m., featuring PEN Award Winner James Cagney, Raina Leon, Tureeda Mikell, Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Samuel Getachew, and Youth Laureate finalist Siara Edmond.
Join Sahar Delijani, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Julia Scheeres, and Andy Zee to celebrate Revolution Books 40th Anniversary in Berkeley at 6 p.m.
Jenny Odell is reading and signing copies of her New York Times best-selling book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy at Kaleidoscope Coffee in Richmond at 7 p.m.
Creative writing center Left Margin LIT hosts their second annual book pitch party at 7 p.m. in Berkeley ($75 to pitch your book, free for observers).
Sunday 3/1: The African Book Club at MoAD is reading Tope Folarin’s A Particular Kind of Black Man for the meeting in San Francisco at 5 p.m.
In celebration of the centenary year of Federico Fellini’s birth, author Mauro Aprile Zanetti is in discussion about La Natura Morta de La Dolce Vita at City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 5 p.m.
Kimberly Reyes reads from her new book, Running to Stand Still, at Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 3/3: Meng Jin is at the Authors of Color Book Club presenting Little Gods at The Ruby in San Francisco at 6 p.m.
The opening celebration of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network Center, featuring Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer), graphic novelist Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do) and more, is at Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University at 7 p.m.
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