City Lights Readings and Events

 

City Lights hosts weekly events with authors from across the publishing world. Though we may once again be open for business, due to health restrictions and social distancing, we are unable to bring together groupings of people inside the store. As a result, we've moved our events online. Click on the listings below to learn more about our virtual calendar, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for regular updates. We hope to someday resume our live calendar when conditions allow.

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City Lights Authors at City Lights Books
Sunday, October 25, 2020, 3:00 p.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. EDT, This is a virtual weekend of events that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform.

Hosted by Garrett Caples (Series Editor) Readings by poets in the Spot Light Series (continued)


City Lights Authors on the Road
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.

Book Soup, Los Angeles (Held Virtually)

McNally Jackson, NYC (Held Virtually)

A virtual event hosted by Copperfield's Bookstores, Northern California

Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.

Readings at City Lights Bookstore
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EDT, This virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.

A day of protest and mobilization by writers and bookstores. Hosted by Steve Wasserman. With appearances by Roberto Lovato, Margaret Randall, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck& (continued)


Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EDT, This virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.

reading from his new novel (continued)

Aphasia

published by Farrar Straus Giroux


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EDT, This virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.

reading new poetry (continued)

presented by Omnidawn Books


Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EDT, This is a virtual event to be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.

Join Zyzzyva managing editor Oscar Villalon with Jonathan Escoffery, Wendy C. Ortiz, Siel Ju, Andrés Reconco, Kathleen Mackay, and Nina Revoyr  (continued)


Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET, This is a virtual event to be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.

Reading from new poetry (continued)

Why The Black Hole Sings The Blues

by Ishmael Reed

Califia Burning: Poems 2012-2019

by Tennessee Reed

published by Dalkey Archive


Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 EDT, This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform.

William Sites in conversation with John Corbett (continued)


Thursday, November 19th, 11AM PT / 2PM ET, Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.

Discussing the intersections of their new books (continued)

ReTargeting Iran

published by City Lights Books

&

Out of Mesopotamia

published by Akashic Books


Monday, November 23, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET, Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.

a reading and discussion of the great Paul Celan (continued)

on the occasion of his 100th birthday

with Judith Butler, Fady Joudah, D.S. Marriott, and Roberto Tejada. Hosted by


Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EDT, This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.

A Semiotexte Books Double Bill with two razor-sharp writers of fiction (continued)