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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Rad American Women A-Z
Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl

Sunday, May 31st, 3pm
Oakland, CA: Oakland Book Festival

Sat June 6th & Sun June 7th
Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival


Two-Way Mirror
David Meltzer

Thursday, June 11th, 6:30 pm
San Francisco, Ca: Contemporary Jewish Museum

Sunday, June 28th, Time TBA
San Francisco, CA: Various Locations in North Beach


In Search of the Movement
Benjamin Hedin

Wednesday, June 24th, 7pm
Greensboro, NC: Scuppernong Books

Saturday, June 27th, 7pm
Asheville, NC: Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe


Beautiful Chaos
Carey Perloff

Thursday, June 25th, 6pm
New York, NY: The Drama Bookshop

Thursday, September 10th, 7pm
San Francisco: Presidio Dialogues


Saturday, June 27th, 7pm
Asheville, NC: Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe


On Time
Joanne Kyger

Saturday, June 27, 7:30PM
Boulder, CO: Naropa University


       

Readings at the Bookstore

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Where Was I?
Stephen Kessler

Stephen Kessler
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

celebrating the release of three new books:

Where Was I?

Need I Say More?

and

Forbidden Pleasures



Lion Songs
Banning Eyre

Banning Eyre discussing the life and music of Thomas Mapfumo
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave. San Francisco
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

celebrating the new book

Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe

from Duke University Press



This Is Not a Skyscraper
Dean Kostos

Red Hen Press @ City Lights
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

with Ron Carlson, Dean Kostos and Amy Uyematsu reading from their poetry



In Search of the Movement
Benjamin Hedin

Ben Hedin & Radio Silence Magazine
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

Ben Hedin

reads from and discusses

In Search of the Movement

published by City Lights.