City Lights Authors on the Road

Check here to find out where our authors are touring. This page is updated regularly, so keep us bookmarked to find out if there'll be a reading somewhere near you!

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Whistleblower at the CIA
An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence
Melvin A. Goodman
Saturday, August 19th, 9-11am
Rehobeth Beach, Delaware: Browse About Bookstore

Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30pm
Baltimore, MD: Pratt Library Event Series

Thursday, November 9th, 10:30am-12:00pm
Bethesda, MD: Live & Learn Bethesda

Thursday, November 16th, evening time TBA
St Louis, MO: St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th
Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair

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The Gilda Stories
Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
Jewelle Gomez
Friday, September 8th-Sunday, September 10th
Hobart, NY: Festival of Women Writers

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Heaven Is All Goodbyes
Pocket Poets Series No. 61
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Tongo Eisen-Martin
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, September 14th, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

Number 61 in the Pocket Poets Series

Heaven Is All Goodbyes published by City Lights Books.

Friday, September 15th, 7:00PM
Portland, OR: Ford Food and Drink

Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00PM
Oakland, CA: Diesel, a Bookstore

Saturday, September 23rd, 4:00PM
St. Louis, MO: BookFest St. Louis

Thursday, October 5th, 7:30PM
Berkeley, CA: Pegasus Books

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Storming the Wall
Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security
Todd Miller
Friday, September 15th, Time TBD
Tucson, AZ: Antigone Books

Thursday, November 9th, 7:00PM
Jamaica Plain, MA: The First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist

Tuesday, December 5th, Time TBD
Tempe, AZ: Changing Hands Bookstore

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Behind the Moon
Madison Smartt Bell
Friday, September 15th, 8pm
New York, NY: Cabinet of Wonders

Sunday, September 17th, Noon
Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Book Festival

Thursday, September 21st, 7pm
New York, NY: McNally Jackson

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th
Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair

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and then we became
devorah major
Friday, September 29th, 7:00PM
Grass Valley, CA: The Open Book

Friday, October 21st, 7:30PM
San Francisco, CA: The Make Out Room

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Like a Dog
Tara Jepsen
Wednesday, October 4th, 7:30PM
Los Angeles, CA: Skylight Books

Tara Jepsen in conversation with Brontez Purnell
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 7:00PM

discussing Tara Jepsen's new novel

Like a Dog published by City Lights Books


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Notes on the Assemblage
Juan Felipe Herrera
Saturday, October 7th, Time TBD
Los Angeles, CA: Autry Museum of the American West

The Infinite Man: A Celebration of Pablo Neruda
Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:00PM

Litquake and City Lights present on the occasion of LITQUAKE 2017

"Infinite Man: A Pablo Neruda Celebration"

with Mark Eisner, Jessica Powell, Forrest Gande

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Mephistos and Other Poems
Michael McClure
Friday, October 13, 6:00pm
Tacoma, WA: Cascadia Poetry Festival

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Invocation to Daughters
City Lights Spotlight Series No. 16
Barbara Jane Reyes
Barbara Jane Reyes
City Lights Booksellers, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 7th 2017, 7:00PM

celebrating the release of

City Lights Spotlight Series No. 16, Invocation To Daughters.

Reading together with David Brazil.

  Eugenio F. Granell Tribute
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

with David Coulter and Garett Caples

celebrating the release of

The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian

by Eugenio F. Granell

published by City Lights Books