City Lights Readings and Events

Our weekly reading series at the bookstore features new authors from across the publishing world. Across the nation, our authors are constantly on tour. Below are short listings for both events at the store, and authors on the road. For more information, click onto the event title.

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City Lights Authors at City Lights Books
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco

discussing her new book

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment

from City Lights Books


Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco (continued)

discussing his new book

Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security

from


City Lights Authors on the Road
New York, NY: Harlem's Raw Space

New York, NY: The Center for Book Arts

Washington DC: Politics and Prose Bookstore

New York, NY: Bluestockings

Chicago, IL: Seminary Co-op

San Francisco, CA: Canessa Gallery

Berkeley, CA: KPFA presents Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, St. John's Presbyterian Church

Los Angeles, CA: The Federal, New Short Fiction Series

Santa Cruz, CA: Bookshop Santa Cruz

Tulsa, OK: Book Smart

Sausalito, CA: Book Passage

Readings at City Lights Bookstore
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of (continued)

theMystery.doc

published by Grove Press


Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of Michael Hardt's new book (continued)

Assembly

Co-authored with Antonio Negri

from Oxford University Press


Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m., The Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero, San Francisco (Admission: $12.00)

with appearance by Sandy Gotham Meehan inconversation with award winning performer Bill Irwin, City Lights' Paul Yamazaki, and Zyzzyva's Oscar Villalon (continued)


Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading from (continued)

As Lie Is to Grin: A Novel

from Catapult Press


Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the new book by TJ Demos (continued)

Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today

from Sternberg Press


Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104 (Admission $15.00, members $10.00)

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

from Bloomsbury Books


Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

with Sean San Jose, Octavio Solis, Vendela Vida, and special guests (continued)

celebrating Denis Johnson's final collection of short fiction

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

from Random House


Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

presented by City Lights in conjunction with the Rock and Roll Book Club (continued)

celebrating a new edition in the 33 & 1/3 series


Tuesday February 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of James Janko's (continued)

The Clubhouse Thief

published by New Issues Poetry & Prose • Western Michigan University


Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

moderated by Steve Wasserman with J.K. Dineen, Jeanette Etheridge Robert Scheer, and Ron Turner (continued)


Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing his newly released book (continued)

Mentored By A Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment

published by Notting Hill Editions, distributed by New York Review Books


Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

MODOC WAR: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age

from University of Nebraska Press


Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Book Release Party for (continued)

Girls Burn Brighter

published by Flatiron Books


Wednesday, March 7. 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading from his new poetry collection (continued)

The Body Ghost

from Coffee House Press


Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing his new book (continued)

Everything You Love Will Burn

published by Nation Books


Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of (continued)

Men and Apparitions: A Novel

from Soft Skull Press


Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating (continued)

A Life Among Fishes (from ORO Press)

&

Designing with Palms (from Timber Press)


Sunday, March 18, 2018, 5:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Esmé Weijun Wang (continued)


Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

presented by Omnidawn Press (continued)