Kit Schluter with Garrett Caples – Book Launch Party

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Kit Schluter with Garrett Caples – Book Launch Party Kit Schluter celebrates the publication of Cartoons published by City Lights and Garrett Caples celebrates the publication of Proses: Incomparable Parables! Fabulous Fables! Cruel Tales! published by Wave Books About Cartoons: Set in the uncanny valley between Bugs Bunny and Franz Kafka, Cartoons is an explosive […]

K-Ming Chang

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K-Ming Chang in conversation with Jemimah Wei City Lights and Coffee House Press celebrate the publication of Cecilia by K-Ming Chang Published by Coffee House Press as part of its NVLA Series An erotic, surreal novella from the author of Organ Meats and Bestiary. Seven, who works as a cleaner at a chiropractor’s office, reencounters […]

Neeli Cherkovski /Appreciation/Book Release and Readings

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An Appreciation of the Life and Work of Neeli Cherkovski Neeli Cherkovski passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. City Lights together with Lithic Press and his friends celebrate his life and work and the publication of his final collection of poetry: Selected Poems 1959-2022 published by Lithic Press Moderated by Danny Rosen and Kyle […]

Robert Mailer Anderson

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City Lights and Fantagraphics celebrate the launch of My Fairy Godfather Text by Robert Mailer Anderson, Illustrations by Jon Sack published by Fantagraphics Robert Mailer Anderson appearing in person. Set in Liberal, Kansas, a teenager moves in with her gay, film geek Godfather and his partner who run the Starlite movie theater, a safe haven […]

Hari Kunzru

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Hari Kunzru reads from his new novel BLUE RUIN published by Alfred A. Knopf From one of the sharpest voices in fiction today, a profound and enthralling novel about beauty and power, capital, art and those who devote their lives to creating it. Once, Jay was an artist. After graduating from art school in London, […]

Spoken Arts Senior Night

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City Lights in conjunction with Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts present An evening of readings and discussion with the students of the Spoken Arts Program Moderated by the program director Ms. CiCi Join Spoken Arts as they highlight the brilliance of their seniors and the culmination of the work they’ve cultivated over […]

Jordan Elgrably

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Jordan Elgrably in conversation with Sarah AlKahly-Mills City Lights celebrates the publication of Stories from the Center of the World: New Middle East Fiction Edited by Jordan Elgrably published by City Lights Books “Provocative and subtle, nuanced and surprising, these stories demonstrate how this complicated and rich region might best be approached–through the power of […]

Rusty Morrison with Maw Shein Win

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City Lights and Black Ocean Books present Rusty Morrison celebrating the launch of her new collection “Risk” Published by Black Ocean Rusty will be reading together with the poet Maw Shein Win From the co-publisher of acclaimed poetry press Omnidawn, Risk engages directly with limitations, both those that structure the literal form of the poems […]

A Nostalgia for English: Rethinking Language, Refiguring the Discipline

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City Lights in conjunction with Department of English/University of San Francisco, Department of English/Dominican University of California, Fordham University Press, and Stanford University Press present A Nostalgia for English: Rethinking Language, Refiguring the Discipline Amy R. Wong in conversation with Christopher Rovee, moderated by Omar F Miranda Amy R. Wong and Christopher Rovee place the […]

Angela Garcia

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City Lights and Farrar, Straus, Giroux celebrate the launch of The Way That Leads Among the Lost: Life, Death, and Hope in Mexico City’s Anexos By Angela Garcia Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux Based on over a decade of research, a powerful, moving work of narrative nonfiction that illuminates the little-known world of the anexos […]