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.

Live From City LightsSubscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher to our podcast series, LIVE! From City Lights––broadcasting events and archives from City Lights Books & Publishers.

Our virtual events series is being uploaded to our Youtube page. Subsribe to our channel to watch events you missed!

 

City Lights Authors on the Road

Funeral Diva
Pamela Sneed

Thursday, December 3rd, 3pm PT/ 6pm ET
A virtual event hosted by NYU

Tuesday, December 15th, 4pm PT/7pm ET
A virtual event hosted by McNally Jackson, NYC


Dispatches from the Race War
Tim Wise

Thursday, December 10th, 4pm PT/6pm Central/ 7pm ET
City Lights and YES! Magazine present a virtual event hosted by Parnassus Books, Nashville TN!


       

Readings at the Bookstore

CASTLE FAGGOT
Derek McCormack

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

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



Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City
This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 EDT

William Sites in conversation with John Corbett



10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World
Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak with Ipek Burnett
This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Saturday, December 19, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (Noon-time) PST

Elif Shafak reading and discussing her new novel

10 minutes 38 seconds in This Strange World

published by Bloomsbury Books