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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Whistleblower at the CIA
Melvin A. Goodman

Thursday, November 16th, 7pm
St Louis, MO: St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Saturday, November 18th, 1:30pm
Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair


Invocation to Daughters
Barbara Jane Reyes

Thursday, November 16th, 7:30PM
Oakland, CA: East Bay Booksellers

Saturday, December 9th, 3:00PM
Berkeley, CA: Eastwind Books of Berkeley


Storming the Wall
Todd Miller

Saturday, November 18th, 2:00pm
Tucson, AZ: Salt of the Earth Labor College

Tuesday, December 5th, 7:00PM
Tempe, AZ: Changing Hands Bookstore


Behind the Moon
Madison Smartt Bell

Sunday, November 19th, 11:00am
Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair, Room 2106


Heaven Is All Goodbyes
Tongo Eisen-Martin

Sunday, November 19th, 1:30pm
Miami, FL: Miami Dade College, Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)


Like a Dog
Tara Jepsen

Tuesday, December 5th, 7:00PM
Brooklyn, NY: WORD Bookstore


The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian
E.F. Granell

Eugenio F. Granell Tribute
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

with David Coulter and Garett Caples

celebrating the release of

The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian

by Eugenio F. Granell

published by City Lights Books



Doc/Undoc
Felicia Rice

Friday, October 6th-Saturday, December 16th
New York, NY: The Center for Book Arts


A Special Screening of BARNEY'S WALL (A Film By Sandy Gotham Meehan and William Cole)
The Rovie Theater, 3117 16th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero, San Francisco (Admission: $12.00)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

with appearance by Sandy Gotham Meehan inconversation with City Lights' Paul Yamazaki and Zyzzyva's Oscar Villalon



Loaded
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Friday, January 5th, 7:00 pm
Washington DC: Politics and Prose Bookstore

Monday, January 8th, 7:00 pm
New York, NY: Bluestockings


       

Readings at the Bookstore

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Antifa
Mark Bray

Mark Bray
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

discussing the subject of his new book

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

from Melville House



Viking Economics
George Lakey

George Lakey
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

presenting a talk titled

A NATION DIVIDED: What can we learn from the Nordics?



Mentored by a Madman
A.J. Lees

A.J. Lees on William S. Burroughs (POSTPONED until 2018)
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

(POSTOPONED until 2018)



Ghostnotes

Brian "B+" Cross in conversation with Jeff Chang
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed 

published by University of Texas Press



*Logic ISSUE 3: JUSTICE Launch Party @ The Canessa Gallery
Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6 pm.

Hosted by Ben Tarnoff with Angèle Christin, Sam Greenspan, and Gillian Terzis



ZYZZYVA

ZYZZYVA Winter Issue Celebration
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Celebrating the 111th issue of America's premier literary journal. This issue's theme is art and resistance amid turmoil.



Cuz
Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing her new book

Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

from Liveright Books ( a division of W.W. Norton)



Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason
David Harvey

David Harvey
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of his new book

Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason

from Oxford University Press



Madness
Sam Sax

Sam Sax & D.A. Powell
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of Sam Sax's new poetry collection

MADNESS

published by Penguin Books



Ithuriel's Spear @ City Lights
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

with new releases from

Hilton Obenzinger and Tony Robles (poetry), and Richard Schwarzenberger (short stories) and special guest appearance by Sin Sorocco



The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian
E.F. Granell

Eugenio F. Granell Tribute
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

with David Coulter and Garett Caples

celebrating the release of

The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian

by Eugenio F. Granell

published by City Lights Books



theMystery.doc
Matthew McIntosh

Matthew McIntosh
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

theMystery.doc

published by Grove Press



Assembly
Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri

Michael Hardt in conversation with Joshua Clover
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of Michael Hardt's new book

Assembly

Co-authored with Antonio Negri

from Oxford University Press



A Special Screening of BARNEY'S WALL (A Film By Sandy Gotham Meehan and William Cole)
The Rovie Theater, 3117 16th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero, San Francisco (Admission: $12.00)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

with appearance by Sandy Gotham Meehan inconversation with City Lights' Paul Yamazaki and Zyzzyva's Oscar Villalon