City Lights Readings and Events

 

City Lights hosts weekly events with new authors from across the publishing world. With our store closed until further notice, we're finding new ways to adapt and move our events online. Click on the listings below to learn more, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for regular updates. And please consider supporting our events authors by buying their book from our Bookshop list.

 

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City Lights Authors on the Road

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No Fascist USA!
Hilary Moore, James Tracy

James Tracy, Hilary Moore, and Walidah Imarisha
Event will be held virtually on the Crowdcast platform. Consult event listing for more info.
Sunday, May 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. PST

celebrating the release of

No Fascist USA! The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements

published by City Lights Books


A Note About the No Fascist USA! Spring Book Tour



The Green New Deal and Beyond
Stan Cox

Saturday, May 23rd at 1pm PT/ 4pm ET
Join YES! Magazine, the Land Institute & City Lights!


Little Hill
Alli Warren

We Are the Voices & City Lights Live Present: Alli Warren + Cedar Sigo
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Thursday, June 4th, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PST

celebrating the release of Alli Warren's new poetry book

Little Hill

published by City Lights

Event co-presented by We Are the Voices



Race Man
Julian Bond, Michael G. Long

Tuesday, June 9th, 4:30pm - 6pm PT / 7:30-9pm ET
Charis Book Store of Decatur, GA hosts a virtual event celebrating Julian Bond w/Michael Long and Pamela Horowitz!


       

Readings at the Bookstore

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No Fascist USA!
Hilary Moore, James Tracy

James Tracy, Hilary Moore, and Walidah Imarisha
Event will be held virtually on the Crowdcast platform. Consult event listing for more info.
Sunday, May 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. PST

celebrating the release of

No Fascist USA! The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements

published by City Lights Books



Maurice Carlos Ruffin in conversation with Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Will be held on Crowdcast. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST

Maurice Carlos Ruffin reading from

We Cast A Shadow

published by One World



Frank Wilderson III in conversation with Justin Desmangles
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST

discussing the subject of his new book

Afropessimism

published by Liveright Books / W.W. Norton



Robert Mailer Anderson & Friends
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST

celebrating his new graphic novel

Windows on the World

published by Fantagraphics Books

Co-authored with Zack Anderson and Jon Sack



Ali Araghi in conversation with Laleh Khadivi
Event will be held virtually on the Crowdcast platform. Consult event listing for more info.
Wednesday June 3, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST

Ali Araghi celebrating his new novel

The Immortals of Tehran

published by Melville House



Little Hill
Alli Warren

We Are the Voices & City Lights Live Present: Alli Warren + Cedar Sigo
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Thursday, June 4th, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PST

celebrating the release of Alli Warren's new poetry book

Little Hill

published by City Lights

Event co-presented by We Are the Voices



Jennifer Worley
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST

Book Release Party for

Neon Girls: A Stripper's Education in Protest and Power

from Harper Collins



Ainissa Ramirez
Will be held on Crowdcast. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST

discussing the subject of her new book

The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

from The MIT Press



Greil Marcus
Event will be held virtually on the Crowdcast platform. Consult event listing for more info.
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST

discussing the subject of his new book

Under the Red White and Blue: Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby

published by Yale University Press



Cynthia Kaufman
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST

discussing the subject of her new book

Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World

published by Bloomsbury Books



John Freeman with DA Powell
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST

John Freeman celebrates the release of his new collection of poetry

The Park

published by Copper Canyon Press



Ben Ehrenreich
Will be held on Crowdcast. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 6:00 PST

celebrating his new book

Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

from Counterpoint Press



Leslie Kern
Event will be held virtually on the Crowdcast platform. Consult event listing for more info.
Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST

discussing the subject of her new book

Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World

from Verso Books