Ashleigh Greene Wade/Black Girl Autopoetics

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Join Ashleigh Greene Wade in an evening of discussion City Lights and Duke University Press celebrate the publication of Black Girl Autopoetics: Agency in Everyday Digital Practice By Ashleigh Greene Wade Published by Duke University Press In Black Girl Autopoetics Ashleigh Greene Wade explores how Black girls create representations of themselves in digital culture with […]

Gramsci @ Sea / Sharad Chari

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City Lights and University of Minnesota Press celebrate the publication of Gramsci at Sea by Sharad Chari published by the University of Minnesota Press Sharad Chari explores how the crisis of the world ocean is produced by capitalism and imperialism. This succinct work reads Antonio Gramsci’s writings on the sea, focused in his prison notes […]

Ron Kovic in conversation with Kaylie Jones

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Ron Kovic in conversation with Kaylie Jones City Lights and Akashic Books celebrate the publication of A Dangerous Country: An American Elegy by Ron Kovic Published by Akashic Books When eighteen-year-old RON KOVIC enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1964, he couldn’t foresee that he would return from Vietnam paralyzed and in a […]

Adam Shatz

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Adam Shatz discussing his new book The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux A revelatory biography of the writer-activist who inspired today’s movements for social and racial justice In the era of Black Lives Matter, Frantz Fanon’s shadow looms larger than ever. He was the intellectual activist […]

Dorothea Lasky with Brian Evenson

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Dorothea Lasky with Brian Evenson City Lights and Wave Books celebrate The Shining by Dorothea Lasky published by Wave Books As labyrinthine as its namesake, Dorothea Lasky’s The Shining is an ekphrastic horror lyric that shapes an entirely unique feminist psychological landscape. Here, Lasky guides us through the familiar rooms of the Overlook Hotel, both […]

Chris Carlsson

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Chris Carlsson in conversation with Peter Maravelis City Light celebrates the publication of When Shells Crumble: a novel By Chris Carlsson Published by Spuyten Duyvil King Tides! Intelligent fungi! Martial Law! Heat waves! Atmospheric rivers and floods! The inventor of the Hempattery quits her corporate job to pursue her visionary biotech experiments only to find […]

Julie Farnam

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Julie Farnam in conversation with Robin Peguero discussing the newly published book Domestic Darkness: An Insider’s Account of the January 6th Insurrection, and the Future of Right-Wing Extremism By Julie Farnam Published by IG Publishing After being named Assistant Director of Intelligence for the Capitol Police just days before the 2020 election, Julie Farnam warned […]

Voices To Listen To: A Discussion Among City Lights Authors

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Join City Lights in continuing its 70th anniversary celebrations by spending an evening with some of the authors it has published! With Sesshu Foster, Brandon Shimoda, and mimi tempestt Moderated by Stacey Lewis With a history dating back to 1955 and a catalog of well over 200 titles in print, our publishing mission remains what […]

Black Lawrence Press @ City Lights

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Join City Lights in celebrating this innovative indy press. Showcasing four of Black Lawrence Press’ authors, Lisa Dordal, Nancy Welch, JoeAnn Hart, and Sara Johnson Allen, each of these women write in radically different styles, but they all have the same concerns—survival. In JoeAnn Hart’s Highwire Act & Other Tales of Survival, this is more […]

City Lights Historic Talk

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City Lights celebrates its 70th Year! Have you ever wondered about the origins of City Lights? Did you know there were two court cases in addition to the famous HOWL trial? Ever wonder how Lawrence Ferlinghetti became a pacifist, and how that was reflected at City Lights? Learn about these and other intriguing areas of […]