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October 2020

Gary Kamiya with Paul Madonna

October 20 @ 6:00 pm

celebrating their new book Spirits of San Francisco: Voyages through the Unknown City published by Bloomsbury Books From two bestselling, prizewinning, and critically acclaimed contemporary chroniclers of San Francisco comes a rich, illustrated, idiosyncratic portrait of this great city. This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you…

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Robert Gordon, Alison Mosshart, and Sheree Renée Thomas

October 21 @ 6:00 pm

City Lights welcomes back Third Man Books!  with Robert Gordon, Alison Mosshart, and Sheree Renée Thomas Third Man Books (the publishing imprint of Jack White's Third Man Records) returns to City Lights to launch three excellent new titles: IT CAME FROM MEMPHIS by Robert Gordon, CAR MA by Alison Mosshart, and Nine Bar Blues by Sheree Renée Thomas. Third Man Books and Records: Where your turntable's not dead, and your page still turns! This is a virtual event that will be hosted…

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Spotlight Series Anniversary Celebration DAY ONE

October 24 @ 3:00 pm

Hosted by Garrett Caples (Series Editor) with readings by poets in the series Two afternoons of readings: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 3:00 p.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. EDT Norma Cole, Anselm Berrigan, Micah Ballard, Cathy Wagner, Eric Baus, Julien Poirier, David Brazil, Barbara Jane Reyes, Carmen Gimenez Smith, and Uche Nduka. Hosted by Garrett Caples (Register to Attend Here) link to be posted soon ---- Sunday, October 25, 2020, 3:00 p.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. EDT Andrew Joron, Cedar Sigo,…

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Spotlight Series Anniversary Celebration DAY TWO

October 24 @ 3:00 pm

Hosted by Garrett Caples (Series Editor) with readings by poets in the series Two afternoons of readings: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 3:00 p.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. EDT Norma Cole, Anselm Berrigan, Micah Ballard, Cathy Wagner, Eric Baus, Julien Poirier, David Brazil, Barbara Jane Reyes, Carmen Gimenez Smith, and Uche Nduka. Hosted by Garrett Caples (Register to Attend Here) link to be posted soon ---- Sunday, October 25, 2020, 3:00 p.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. EDT Andrew Joron, Cedar Sigo,…

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November 2020

Mauro Javier Cárdenas in conversation with Carlos Fonseca

November 5 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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celebrating Mauro Javier Cárdenas new novel Aphasia published by Farrar Straus Giroux Mauro Javier Cárdenas, the critically-acclaimed author of The Revolutionaries Try Again—"an original, insubordinate novel" (New York Times)—pens a profound story of literature about a man coming to terms with his dysfunctional Colombian family, as well as his own behavior, as an immigrant in America. This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or…

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Maw Shein Win and Nathalie Khankan with Su Hwang and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

November 10 @ 6:00 pm

Maw Shein Win and Nathalie Khankan with Su Hwang and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EDT, This virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info. City Lights in conjunction with Omnidawn Books present Maw Shein Win and Nathalie Khankan celebrating new Omnidawn Books with Su Hwang and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo       reading from new poetry City Lights celebrates the book launch…

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Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

November 18 @ 6:00 pm

William Sites in conversation with John Corbett exploring the new book Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City published by University of Chicago Press Exploring acclaimed Jazz Master Sun Ra's deep-rooted connection to the City of Chicago and its relation to Afrofuturism. This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used…

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Under the Dome: Paul Celan at 100 Celebration

November 23 @ 6:00 pm

a reading and discussion of the great Romanian-born poet Paul Celan on the occasion of his 100th birthday with Judith Butler, Fady Joudah, and more guests TBD hosted by Robert Kaufman Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register (Link to be posted soon)

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