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April 2021

Marie Mutsuki Mockett in conversation with Garnette Cadogan

April 21 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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discussing her new book American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland published by Graywolf Press 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. For over one…

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Unity and Struggle: A collective inaugural address

April 21 @ 6:00 pm

Please join Tongo Eisen-Martin, San Francisco’s 8th Poet Laureate, and family for an evening of poetry and exposition on the revolutionary potentials of art; as beautifully no incarnation of craft exists outside of the movements, renaissances; the people who pass us through. Featuring: Marc Bamuthi Joseph Biko Eisen-Martin Mahogany Browne Jive Poetic Joyce Lee Eisen-Martin was appointed as San Francisco’s 8th Poet Laureate in January 2021 by Mayor London N. Breed. Eisen-Martin is a poet and the founder of Black…

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Mira Sethi

April 22 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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reading from her new fiction collection Are You Enjoying? published by Alfred Knopf 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. An exhilarating debut by a young writer…

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Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo in conversation with Carribean Fragoza

April 22 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the book launch of ELADATL: A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, published by City Lights Books. Sesshu & Arturo will be in conversation with their fellow City Lights author Carribean Fragoza! Event is free, but registration is required. (Click Here) to register.  

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Carribean Fragoza in conversation with Héctor Tobar

April 28 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Carribean Fragoza celebrates the launch of her new book Eat the Mouth That Feeds You, published by City Lights Books. She'll be in conversation with novelist Héctor Tobar. Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register.

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May 2021

Mary Beth Meehan with Fred Turner

May 3 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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launch party for the new book Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America published by University of Chicago Press 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. It's hard to imagine a place more central to American mythology today…

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Kate Durbin and Alex Dimitrov

May 6 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Kate Durbin celebrates her new collection of poetry HOARDERS published by Wave Books 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. In Hoarders, Durbin deftly traces the associations between…

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Mule Kick Blues Book Release with Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, and Garrett Caples

May 8 @ 3:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Book Launch for Mule Kick Blues: And Last Poems published by City Lights The last book by the late Beat Generation legend Michael McClure with Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, and Garrett Caples 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is…

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Michael McClure Memorial Tribute

May 9 @ 3:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Michael McClure Memorial Tribute A memorial tribute to Michael McClure with readings and remembrances by Russ Tamblyn, CAConrad, Margaret Randall, George Herms, Jerome Rothenberg, Cedar Sigo, Paul Nelson, Lyn Hejinian, Andrew Schelling, Amy McClure, Jane McClure, Joanna McClure, and more TBA 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,…

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Francisco Goldman in conversation with Valeria Luiselli

May 11 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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discussing his new book Monkey Boy: a novel published by Grove Atlantic Press 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. Goldman's first novel since his widely acclaimed,…

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Aminatta Forna

May 19 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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reading from The Window Seat: Notes From a Life In Motion published by Grove Press ---------- 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. Link coming soon! (CLICK…

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Sarah Schulman

May 24 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Sarah Schulman discusses Let The Record Show: A Political History of Act Up New York, 1987-1993 published by Farrar Straus Giroux Twenty years in the making, Sarah Schulman's Let the Record Show is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and American AIDS activism. ---------- 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…

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Cynthia Kaufman in conversation with Francesca Caparas

May 25 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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discussing Cynthia Kaufman's new book The Sea Is Rising and So Are We: A Climate Justice Handbook foreword by Bill McKibben published by PM Press 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is…

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Joel Harrison with Henry Kaiser and Nels Cline

May 29 @ 3:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the book launch for Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players from Terra Nova Press Hear the secrets of master musicians, revealed in conversation. This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on a platform to announced shortly. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. We will proovide you with more details in the next few days. This event is not being held on Zoom. ----------…

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June 2021

Carol Anderson in conversation with Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz

June 9 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Carol Anderson in conversation with Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz discussing The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America published by Bloomsbury Books From the New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment--and how it has been engineered to deny the rights of African Americans since its inception. ---------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a…

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Benjamin Hedin

June 22 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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reading from and discussing his new novel Under The Spell published by Northwestern University Press 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 may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. Under the Spell is the…

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Kate Zambreno in conversation with T Fleischmann

June 30 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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To Write as if Already Dead published by Columbia University Press To Write as if Already Dead circles around Kate Zambreno's failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert's To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. In this diaristic, transgressive work, the first in a cycle written in the years preceding his death, Guibert documents with speed and intensity his diagnosis and disintegration from AIDS and elegizes a character based on Michel Foucault. ---------- This is a…

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August 2021

Marc Ribot in conversation with Elliott Sharp

August 7 @ 12:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the launch of Mark Ribot's new book Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist published by Akashic Books Iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot offers up essays and stories in this darkly funny and subversive debut collection. ----- 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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