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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Holy Ghost
David Brazil

David Brazil with Julien Poirier
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

David Brazil celebrates the release of

Holy Ghost (City Lights Spotlight #15)

published by City Lights Books



Behind the Moon
Madison Smartt Bell

Madison Smartt Bell
READS at CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE!
THURSDAY, MAY 25TH AT 7pm

celebrating the release of

Behind the Moon

published by City Lights Books


Monday, June 5th, 6:30pm
Nashville TN: Parnassus Books


Breaking Through Power
Ralph Nader

Friday, June 2nd, 4pm
New Hartford, CT: Barnes and Noble


On to the Next Dream
Paul Madonna

Sunday, June 4th, 3:15-4:30pm
Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival

Monday, June 5th, 7:30pm
Menlo Park, CA: Kepler's Bookstore


Mephistos and Other Poems
Michael McClure

Friday, June 7th, 7:00PM
San Francisco, CA: de Young Museum


Whistleblower at the CIA
Melvin A. Goodman

Weds June 21, 7:30pm
Berkeley, CA: KPFA Events

Melvin Goodman
READS at CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE!
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing

Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence

Published by City Lights Books



       

Readings at the Bookstore

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Holy Ghost
David Brazil

David Brazil with Julien Poirier
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

David Brazil celebrates the release of

Holy Ghost (City Lights Spotlight #15)

published by City Lights Books



Behind the Moon
Madison Smartt Bell

Madison Smartt Bell
READS at CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE!
THURSDAY, MAY 25TH AT 7pm

celebrating the release of

Behind the Moon

published by City Lights Books



Large Animals

Jess Arndt
City Lights Bookjsellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

reading from her short fiction debut

Large Animals

Published by Catapult Press

 



A Good Country
Laleh Khadivi

Laleh Khadivi
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

in conversation with Micheline Aharonian Marcom  

celebrating the release of

A Good Country

By Laleh Khadivi

from Bloomsbury Publishing



Masquerade
Mark Hull

Mark Hull
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of his new book

Masquerade: Treason, the Holocaust, and an Irish Impostor

co-authored by Mark Hull and Vera Moynes

from University of Oklahoma Press

 



Exist Otherwise
Jennifer L. Shaw

Exist Otherwise The Life and Works of Claude Cahun
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Jennifer L. Shaw in conversation with Kit Schluter



Together and By Ourselves
Alex Dimitrov

Alex Dimitrov and Randall Mann
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

reading from new poetry



The King in the Golden Mask
Marcel Schwob

Kit Schluter in conversation with Garrett Caples
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Coluymbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

exploring the work of Marcel Schwob

on the occasion of the release of

The King in the Golden Mask

by Marcel Schwob, (translated bt Kit Schluter)

Published by Wakefield Press



The Tower of Antilles
Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

reading from her new short story collection

The Tower of the Antilles

from Akashic Books



Whistleblower at the CIA
Melvin A. Goodman

Melvin Goodman
READS at CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE!
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing

Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence

Published by City Lights Books



Sophie Calle
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Ars Citizen in conjunction with City Lights

celebrate the release of

Rachel Monique

published by by Editions Xavier Barral



Guidebook to Relative Strangers
Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing her new book

Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History

published by W.W. Norton



Welcome to Painterland

Dream Colonies, Painterlands, and the Intersection of Curating with Creation: Bruce Conner meets Walter Hopps
City Lights Bookseller, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Anastasia Aukeman in discussion with Deborah Treisman, moderated by Paul Yamazaki