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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A Disarming History of the Second Amendment
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Tuesday, March 20th, 7-8:30pm
Arcata, CA: Humboldt State Univ , The Latinx Center for Academic Excellence & Centerarts

Tuesday, March 27th, 7:00 pm
Tempe, AZ: Changing Hands

Wednesday, April 4th, 7:00 pm
Salt Lake City, UT: Ken Sanders Rare Books

Friday, April 13th, 10:00-11:30am
Sacramento, CA: OAH Annual Meeting Session

Friday, April 13th, 7:00 pm
Sacramento, CA: Time Tested Books

Friday, April 20th, 7pm
Santa Monica, CA: Great Mind Series

Saturday April 21st, 3:30pm
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Times Book Festival

Wednesday, April 25th, 7:30 pm
Berkeley, CA: KPFA Benefit

Saturday, April 28th 3:15pm
Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival

Sunday, May 6th, 2:00 pm
Tulsa, OK: Book Smart

Saturday, May 12th, 4:00 pm
Sausalito, CA: Book Passage

Friday, March 23rd, 7:00PM
Oakland, CA: East Bay Booksellers

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The Gilda Stories
Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
Jewelle Gomez
Saturday, March 24th, 11:30AM
New Orleans, LA: Hotel Monteleone, Royal Salon C

Saturday, March 24th, 6:00PM
Washington, DC: Politics and Prose Bookstore

Thursday, March 29th, 7:00PM
Baltimore, MD: The Ivy Bookshop

Saturday, April 21st, 7:00PM
New York, NY: Poets House

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Heaven Is All Goodbyes
Pocket Poets Series No. 61
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Saturday, March 24th, 7:00PM
San Francisco, CA: The Luggage Store

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Cruel Futures
City Lights Spotlight Series No. 17
Carmen Giménez Smith
Tuesday, March 27th, 7:30 pm
Lake Forest, IL: Lake Forest College, Meyer Auditorium in Hotchkiss Hall

Thursday, March 29, 4:00 pm
New Haven, CT: Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Wednesday, April 4th, 7:30 pm
Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech, Pamplin Hall 30

Thursday, April 19th, 4:00 pm
San Jose, CA: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Carmen Giménez Smith
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

Cruel Futures

City Lights Spotlight Series No. 17

Opening reading by Barbara Jane Reyes.


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In Memory of an Angel
David Shapiro
Wednesday, April 4th, 7:00PM
New York, NY: McNally Jackson

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I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us
An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa
John Gibler
Wednesday, April 11th, 7:00 pm
Austin, TX: Resistencia Books

Saturday, April 7th, Time TBD
San Antonio, TX: San Antonio Book Festival

Monday, April 16th, 7:00 pm
Houston, TX: Brazos Bookstore

Tuessday, April 17th, 7:30 pm
Dallas, TX: The Wild Detectives

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Breaking Through Power
It's Easier Than We Think
Ralph Nader
Friday, May 18th-Sunday, May 20th
Rowe, MA, Rowe Center

  David Stephen Calonne on Bukowski and writing
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way

by Charles Bukowski

published by City Lights Books


Thursday, September 27th, Time TBA
Minneapolis, MN: First Unitarian Society