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 on the Road

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The Earth Wants YOU
Reverend Billy Talen

Thursday, May 26th, 7:00pm
Richmond, VA: Fountain Bookstore


The Gilda Stories
Jewelle Gomez

Thursday, May 26th, 7pm
Portland, Maine: Longfellow Bookstore

Friday, May 27th—Monday, May 30th
Madison, WI: Wisconsin Feminist Sci Fi Conference


Out of Print
Julien Poirier

Thursday, May 26, Time TBA
Santa Cruz, CA: UC Santa Cruz


Notes on the Assemblage
Juan Felipe Herrera

Friday, May 27th, 6:00PM
Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Public Library Central Branch

Saturday, June 4th, 5:00PM
Berkeley, CA: Freight & Salvage


Dated Emcees
Chinaka Hodge

Thursday, June 2nd, 7:30PM - SOLD OUT
Berkeley, CA: The Freight & Salvage

Sunday, June 5th, 1:30PM
Berkeley, CA: The Freight & Salvage


and then we became
devorah major

Sunday, June 5th, 7:00PM
Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)Berkeley, CA: Bay Area B


Beautiful Chaos
Carey Perloff

Wednesday, July 6th, 10:45AM
Stratford Festival: Stratford, Ontario


The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir
Susan Daitch

Monday, July 25th
New York, NY: McNally Jackson

Friday, July 29th, 7PM
Brooklyn, NY: Book Court


Shock Treatment
Karen Finley

Tuesday, September 6th, 7PM
Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Thursday, September 8th, 7PM
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Bookstore


       

Readings at the Bookstore

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The Way to the Spring
Ben Ehrenreich

Ben Ehrenreich
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

discussing his new book

The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

from Penguin Press



Dated Emcees
Chinaka Hodge

Chinaka Hodge
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

Dated Emcees

published by City Lights Books (Sister Spit Imprint). With Tongo Eisen-Martin & RyanNicole.



A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon
CAConrad

Tripwire: A Journal of Poetics
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

with special guest CA Conrad, joined by Kevin Killian, Juliana Spahr, Marianne Morris, & Lara Durback, along with painter Yuh-Shioh Wong, hosted by David Buuck



The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force
Stephanie Sauer

The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

with Stephanie Sauer and Ella Maria Diaz

co-sponsored by San Francisco Art Institute and University of Texas Press



Brightfellow

Rikki Ducornet
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 pm

reading from her new novel

Brightfellow

published by Coffee House Press



Missile Paradise
Ron Tanner

Indie Press Night featuring Ig Publishing
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

with Sean Carswell and Ron Tanner



Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbuis Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Co-hosted by Tamara Cushway and Michael Warr. Reading by numerous poets, TBA



Dada World Fair 2016
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 1 through Saturday, November 12, 2016

A 100th anniversary celebration of DADA

with film screenings, installations, lectures, roundtables, and performances