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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Rad American Women A-Z
Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl
Wednesday, August 5th, 5pm
Ithaca, NY: Buffalo Street Books

Saturday, August 8th, 11am
Brooklyn, NY: Greenlight Bookstore

Saturday, August 8th, 7pm
New York, NY: Bluestockings Bookstore

Sunday, August 9th, 4pm
Jersey City, NJ: WORD Bookstore

Sunday, August 16th, 4pm
Big Sur, CA: Henry Miller Memorial Library

Friday, October 16th
San Francisco, CA: Litquake!

Saturday, November 7th, 4pm
Palo Alto, CA: JCC

Sunday, November 15th
San Francisco: City College of SF, Mission Campus

 
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Two-Way Mirror
A Poetry Notebook
David Meltzer
Thursday, August 27th, 7:00 pm
San Francisco, CA: Bird & Beckett Books and Records


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Notes on the Assemblage
Juan Felipe Herrera
Saturday, September 5, Time TBA
Washington, DC: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Tuesday, September 15 at Time TBA
Washington, DC: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 6:30PM
Los Angeles, CA: California State University, Los Angeles

 
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Stars Seen in Person
Selected Journals
John Wieners, Michael Seth Stewart
Stars Seen in Person: A Tribute to John Wieners
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

with Garrett Caples, Michael Seth Stewart, and friends

celebrating the release of John Wieners' Selected Journals, published by City Lights



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Beautiful Chaos
A Life in the Theater
Carey Perloff
Thursday, September 10th, 7pm
San Francisco: Presidio Dialogues

Monday, September 21st, 12:10-1:25pm
Berkeley, CA: UC Berkeley

Tuesday, October 20th, 6:30pm
San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Main Library

 
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Shock Treatment
Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
Karen Finley
Tuesday, September 15th
San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Art Institute

Wednesday, September 16th, 6pm
Oakland, CA: Mills College, Public Works show

Saturday, September 19th, 4pm
Los Angeles, CA: Book Soup

Wednesday, September 23rd, 7pm
New York, NY: Bluestockings Bookstore

Thursday, December 3rd, Time TBA
Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan

Saturday, December 5th, Time TBA
Tacoma, WA: Tacoma Art Museum

Wednesday, January 27th, 7pm
Baltimore, MD: Enoch Free Library at University of Baltimore

Thursday, February 11th, 7:30pm
Philadelphia, PA: Free Library


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In Search of the Movement
The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now
Benjamin Hedin
Friday, September 18th, 3pm
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Bookstore

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

Ben Hedin

reads from and discusses

In Search of the Movement

published by City Lights.


Tuesday, October 20th, 7pm
Chapel Hill, NC: Flyleaf Books

 
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Learning to Die in the Anthropocene
Reflections on the End of a Civilization
Roy Scranton
Wednesday, September 23rd, 7:30pm
Brooklyn, NY: Powerhouse Arena

Thursday, September 24th, 6:30pm
Athens, GA: Avid Bookshop

Monday, October 5th, 7pm
New York, NY: Bluestockings Bookstore

Thursday, October 8th, 7pm
Toronto: Location TBA

Thursday, October 15th, 7pm
Seattle, WA: Elliott Bay Bookstore

Monday, October 19th, 7:30pm
Portland, OR: Powell's Bookstore (Hawthorne location)

Friday, October 23rd, time TBA
New York, NY: The New School

Saturday, October 24th, 4pm
Woodstock, NY: Golden Notebook

Wednesday, October 28th, 6pm
Princeton, NJ: Labyrinth Books

Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30pm
Washington, DC: Kramerbooks

Thursday, November 5th, Time TBA
Philadelphia, PA: Big Blue Marble Books

Roy Scranton
Bay Area Book launch at City Lights
Friday, November 13th, 7pm

Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of Civilization

published by City Lights!


Monday, November 16th, 7pm
Los Angeles, CA: Book Soup

Saturday, November 21st, Time TBA
Miami, FL: Book Festival

Thursday, December 3rd, Time TBA
Toronto, CA: Environmental Defense Canada Event

Thursday, March 10th, 2016, 6pm
Salt Lake City, Utah: Sam Weller's Books


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The Bell Tolls for No One
Charles Bukowski, David Stephen Calonne
David Stephen Calonne on Charles Bukowski
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 7pm

celebrating the release of

The Bell Tolls for No One

by Charles Bukowski (edited by David Stephen Calonne)

published by City Lights Books


  Hal Niedzviecki
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

reading from

Trees On Mars: Our Obsession with the Future

from Seven Stories Press



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Disposable Futures
The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle
Brad Evans, Henry A. Giroux
Wednesday, November 11th
New York, NY: Book Culture