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

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

Melvin Goodman
reading at City Lights
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.


On to the Next Dream
Paul Madonna

Tuesday, June 27th 7pm
Corte Madera, CA: Book Passage

Wednesday, July 19th, 7:30pm
Los Angeles, CA: Skylight Books


Holy Ghost
David Brazil

Saturday, July 15th, 7:00PM
San Francisco, CA: Alley Cat Books


Behind the Moon
Madison Smartt Bell

Friday, September 15th; Time TBA
New York, NY: Cabinet of Wonders

Sunday, September 17th, Time TBA
Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Book Festival


       

Readings at the Bookstore

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The Tower of the 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
reading at City Lights
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.


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