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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Deep Code
John Coletti

Sunday, April 26th, 7:00PM
St. Louis, MO: Fort Gondo


Beautiful Chaos
Carey Perloff

Tuesday, April 28th at 7 PM
Danville, CA: Rakestraw Books

Thursday, April 30th, 7pm
San Francisco, CA: Green Apple Books on Clement St


Two-Way Mirror
David Meltzer

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00PM
Ashland, OR: Bloomsbury Books

Saturday, May 2, 2:00PM
Ashland, OR: Ashland Library


On Time
Joanne Kyger

Wednesday, April 29, 3:00PM
Bolinas, CA: New School at Commonweal

Tuesday, May 12, 6:30PM
New York, NY: Dia Art Foundation


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

Saturday, May 2nd, 2:30pm
Alameda, CA: Books Inc.

Saturday, May 9th, 11am
Corte Madera, CA: Book Passage


Nochita
Dia Felix

Saturday, May 9, 8:00 pm
New York, NY: The Poetry Project


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.



       

Readings at the Bookstore

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Dark Sparkler
Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

reading from and discussing her new book

Dark Sparkler

from Harper-Perennial

special appearance by Diane di Prima



They Know Everything About You
Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

in conversation with Nate Cardozo, Electronic Frontier Foundation

discussing his new book

They Know Everything About You

from Public Affairs Books



My Struggle
Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard Book Signing
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

author of the critically acclaimed

My Struggle

visits City Lights



Zyzzyva's Cinco de Mayo Party
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

one of the country's finest literary journals

celebrates a new issue

with Jim Gavin, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Kyle Boelte, and James Warner

hosted by Oscar Villalon



The Price of the Ticket
Jim Nisbet

Jim Nisbet returns to City Lights
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
Thursday, May 7, 2015, Cocktails 6:30, Reading 7:00 P.M.

reading from

The Price of the Ticket

from Overlook Press



A Shadow Over Palestine
Keith P. Feldman

Keith P. Feldman
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

discussing his new book

A Shadow over Palestine:
The Imperial Life of Race in America

from University of Minnesota Press



The Blondes
Emily Schultz

Emily Schultz
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

reading from

The Blondes

from St. Martins Press

with a special appearance by Ruth Galm and Rachel Khong

Hosted by Kara Levy, San Francisco editor of Joyland Magazine



What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches
Peaches

A rare appearance by PEACHES
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

in conversation with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

celebrating the release of Peaches' new book

What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches

from Akashic Books



The Smartest Book in the World
Greg Proops

Greg Proops
3rd Floor McRroskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market Street, (at Gough Street), San Francisco
Thursday, May 21, 2015, Doors 6:30, Event 7:00 P.M.

City Lights and The Green Arcade present

Greg Proops

celebrating his new book

The Smartest Book In The World

from Simon & Schuster



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.