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 Promise
Silvina Ocampo

Tuesday, November 12th @ 7pm
Brookline, MA: Brookline Booksmith

Friday, November 15th, 7pm
New York, NY: McNally Jackson (Nolita)


Retablos
Octavio Solis

Monday, November 18th at 7 PM
Jamaica Plan, MA: Hyde Square Task Force

Thursday, November 21 at 6pm
Boston, MA: Huntington Avenue Theatre


United States of Distraction
Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon

Wednesday, November 20th, 7:00PM
Baltimore, MD: Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

Thursday, November 21st, 7:00PM
Petaluma, CA: Copperfield's Books




Troublemaker for Justice
Jacqueline Houtman, Michael G. Long, Walter Naegle

Saturday, November 23rd at 1pm
Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair


       

Readings at the Bookstore

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Inside the Magnetic Fields:Surrealism @ 100
San Francisco and Berkeley, California
Tuesday, November 5 through Sunday, November 24

A festival of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the emergence of Surrealism



Savannah Shange in conversation with Patrick Camangian
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of her new book

Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, and Schooling in San Francisco

from Duke University Press



Jerome Rothenberg
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating two new books

The President of Desolation & Other Poems from Black Widow Press
The Mystery of False Attachments from Word Palace



Scarlett Sabet
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

reading from her new collection of poetry

Camille



Second Stutter Annual Release Party
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by Solomon Rino

with readings by George Albon, Laura Moriarty, Joseph Lease, and Norma Cole 



Charlton D. McIlwain in conversation with E. David Ellington
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

discussing Charlton D. McIlwain's new book

Black Software: The Internet, Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter

published by Oxford University Press



John James with Henri Cole
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of John James' new collection of poetry

The Milk Hours

published by Milkweed Editions



Forgotten Journey
Silvina Ocampo

A Celebration of Silvina Ocampo: Sunday, December 8th @ 5pm
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

City Lights celebrates the publication of Forgotten Journey and The Promise by Silvina Ocampo, with translators Suzanne Jill Levine, Katie Lateef-Jan & Jessica Powell!



An evening with Kal Spelletich
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

in conversation with Catharine Clark

discussing his new project

Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots

 



Roy Scranton
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

reading from his new novel

❤Oklahoma !



Terry Tempest Williams
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

reading from her new book

Erosion: Essays of Undoing

published by Sarah Critchton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux