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July 2021

Omar El Akkad

July 27 @ 6:00 pm

reading from his new novel What Strange Paradise published by Alfred Knopf From the widely acclaimed, best-selling author of American War: a new novel—beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving—that looks at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child. ---------- 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…

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Matthew Specktor in conversation with Adam Pfahler

July 28 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Matthew Specktor and Adam Pfahler discuss Always Crashing in the Same Car: On Art, Crisis, and Los Angeles, California by Matthew Specktor published by Tin House Blending memoir and cultural criticism, Matthew Specktor explores family legacy, the lives of artists, and a city that embodies both dreams and disillusionment.  ----- 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…

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August 2021

Rupa Marya and Raj Patel

August 3 @ 6:00 pm

Rupa Marya, Raj Patel and friends celebrate the launch of their new book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice published by Farrar Strauss Giroux INFLAMED reveals the links between health and structural injustices--and to offer a new deep medicine that can heal our bodies and our world. ---------- 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…

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Brian Evenson

August 4 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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reading from The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell published by Coffee House 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. ----------- (Click Here) to purchase book.…

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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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Marc Ribot in conversation with Elliott Sharp

August 7 @ 12:00 pm

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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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

August 10 @ 6:00 pm

reading from American Estrangement published by W.W. Norton One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2021 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. ----------- Saïd Sayrafiezadeh has been hailed by Philip Gourevitch as "a masterful storyteller working from…

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Benjamin Gucciardi with Eduardo C. Corral

August 11 @ 6:00 pm

Launch Party for Benjamin Gucciardi's new poetry collection West Portal published by University of Utah Press Winner of the 2020 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize ----------- 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. West Portal is the name of…

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Jaime Cortez in conversation with Rebecca Solnit

August 17 @ 6:00 pm

celebrating Jaime Cortez's debut short fiction collection Gordo published by Grove Atlantic Shedding profound natural light on the inner lives of migrant workers, Jaime Cortez's debut collection ushers in a new era of American literature that gives voice to a marginalized generation of migrant workers in the West. ----- 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…

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Maurice Carlos Ruffin in conversation with Zakiya Dalila Harris

August 19 @ 6:00 pm

reading from The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: Stories published by One World A collection of raucous stories that offer a panoramic view of New Orleans from the author of the "stunning and audacious" (NPR) debut novel We Cast a Shadow 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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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in conversation with Alejandro Murguía

August 24 @ 6:00 pm

discussing Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Not A Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion published by Beacon Press Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States. ---------- 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…

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