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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Loaded
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Tuesday, December 18th, 7-8:30pm
New York, NY: Cooper Union


Retablos
Octavio Solis

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:00-8:00pm
Ashland, OR: Bloomsbury Books

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30pm
Washington DC: Sankofa Video and Books & Café


Impeaching the President
Alan Hirsch

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9:30am
San Francisco, CA: Grace Cathedral's "The Forum"


Tosh
Tosh Berman

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:30pm
Los Angeles, CA: Skylight Books

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7pm
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Bookstore


Violence
Brad Evans, Natasha Lennard

Tuesday, February 19th, 6pm
Detroit, MI: Source Booksellers

Thursday, February 21st, 7pm
New York, NY: Bluestockings Bookstore


We the Resistance
Michael G Long

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at 1pm
Washington DC: Politics and Prose

Friday, March 1st 7pm
New York, NY: Bluestockings


Cruel Futures
Carmen Giménez Smith

Thursday, April 18th, 6:30PM
Washington, DC: Folger Shakespeare Library


       

Readings at the Bookstore

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Incantatory Prophet: Raúl Zurita / Norma Cole and Forrest Gander in conversation
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

INRI

by Raúl Zurita, translated by William Rowe, forward by Norma Cole

published by New York Review Books



Jessica Trounstine
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of her new book

Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities

from Cambridge University Press



Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

reading from her new novel

Sketchtasy

from Arsenal Pulp Press



The Fiction of Amparo Dávila
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Audrey Harris and Matt Gleeson in conversation

celebrating the release of

The Houseguest: Fiction By Amparo Dávila

published by New Directions Publishing



Douglas Rushkoff
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of his new book

Team Human

published by W.W. Norton



Sally Wen Mao
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

reading and in conversation with Jennifer S. Cheng

celebrating the release of

Oculus: Poems

published by Graywolf Press

 



Tosh
Tosh Berman

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7pm
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Bookstore


Saturday, February 2nd, 8:00-9:00pm
San Francisco, CA: SF Library, Main Branch

City Lights presents "The Poetic City" at the Night of Ideas. This event will be held at the San Francisco Public Library's Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street. Participants include: Julien Poirier, Kim Shuck, Tongo Eisen-Martin & more