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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Two-Way Mirror
A Poetry Notebook
David Meltzer
Friday, September 4, 4:30PM
San Francisco, CA: CCA's Writer's Studio

Thursday, September 24, 4:30PM
San Francisco, CA: The Poetry Center

 
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Notes on the Assemblage
Juan Felipe Herrera
Saturday, September 5, 5:20PM
Washington, DC: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00PM
Washington, DC: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building

Friday, September 18, 7:30pm
Philadelphia, PA: Free Library of Philadelphia

Monday, September 21, 2015, 7pm
Rockford, IL: Rockford University's Clark Arts Center, Maddox Theatre

Thursday, September 24, 6:30pm
New York, NY: The Great Hall at Cooper Union

Saturday, September 26, 7pm
Henderson, NV: Nevada State College, near Clark County Museum

Thursday, October 1st, 7pm
San Francisco, CA: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Tuesday, October 6th, 6pm
Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Wednesday, October 7, 5pm
Chicago, IL: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center

Thursday, October 8, 6:30pm
New York, NY: The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University

Saturday, October 10, 3pm
New York, NY: Theresa Lang Center, The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor

Friday, October 23, 7:00PM
Purchase, NY: Manhattanville College

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, Micah Ballard, Cedar Sigo, Duncan McNaughton, Bill Berkson and friends

celebrating the release of John Wieners' Selected Journals, published by City Lights, and Supplication: Selected Poems


Thursday, September 10th, 4:30PM
San Francisco, CA: The Poetry Center

 
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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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An Army of Lovers
Juliana Spahr, David Buuck
Friday, September 11th, TBA
Los Angeles, CA: CIELO Gallery, South Central

Friday, September 18th, 7pm
Buffalo, NY: SUNY-Buffalo

Saturday, September 19th, TBA
Brooklyn, NY: Pierogi Gallery

Friday, September 25th, 7pm
San Francisco, CA: Alley Cat Books

Thursday, October 22, 4pm
San Francisco, CA: Poetry Center, San Francisco State University

 
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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
*Saturday, September 12th, 4pm
San Francisco, CA: Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids

Friday, October 9th, 6pm
Fresno, CA: Cal State Fresno

Friday, October 16th, 7pm
San Francisco, CA: Litquake!

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

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

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


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Shock Treatment
Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
Karen Finley
Tuesday, September 15th, 7pm
San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Art Institute

Wednesday, September 16th, 7pm
Saratoga, CA: Montalvo Arts Center

Karen Finley Signing Books at City Lights!
Thursday, September 17th, NOON

Lunchtime event with Karen Finley!

Karen signs copies of Shock Treatment: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition and offers a psychic reading/intuitive bookmark to each person who purchases a copy.  A rare event. Join us!


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

Thursday, September 24th, 7pm
New York, NY: Bluestockings Bookstore

Friday, October 2nd, 7:30pm
Chicago, IL: Women & Children First Bookstore

Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11, 10am - 4pm
New York, NY: Guggenheim Museum

Saturday, October 31st, 2:00pm
London, England: Barbican & the SPILL Festival

Thursday, November 12th, 6pm
New York, NY: NYU Bookstores

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.


Saturday, September 27, 3pm
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Book Festival, Radical Bookfair Pavilion

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


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Man Alive
A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man
Thomas Page McBee
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 4:00PM
Brooklyn, NY: Borough Hall Courtroom

 
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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: The Gladstone Hotel

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!

Roy will be joined by Dale Jamieson &  Bonnie Nadzam, authors of Love in the Anthropocene


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

Saturday, Nov 21st & Sunday, Nov 22nd, 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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Writing on the Wall
Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal, Johanna Fernández
Saturday, September 26, 4:00PM
Balitmore, MD: Baltimore Book Festival, Radical Bookfair Pavilion

 
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Under the Affluence
Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America
Tim Wise
Saturday, September 26, 2:00PM
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Book Festival, Radical Bookfair Pavilion

Saturday, September 26, 5:30PM
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Book Festival, Literary Salon


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Woman in Battle Dress
Antonio Benitez-Rojo
A Celebration of Antonio Benítez-Rojo and Woman in Battle Dress
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 5:00PM

with Jessica Powell, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Enrico Mario Santí

celebrating the release of

Woman in Battle Dress

by Antonio Benítez-Rojo

translated from the Spanish by Jessica Powell


 
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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



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Trees on Mars
Our Obsession with the Future
Hal Niedzviecki
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, 7pm
New York, NY: Book Culture