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May 2020

“How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—And Fairly” with Stan Cox, Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, Robert Jensen, and Breanna Draxler

May 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Click Here to register. YES! Magazine, City Lights, and The Land Institute present "How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—and Fairly: The Green New Deal and Beyond" About this Event Stan Cox, author of The Green New Deal and Beyond, will join his Ecosphere Studies colleagues Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, and Robert Jensen in a discussion of the need for climate policies that go far beyond new technology, carbon taxes, and other market-based approaches. The event is hosted by…

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April 2021

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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David Talbot and Margaret Talbot

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

celebrating the launch of their new book By The Light Of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution published by Harper Collins New York Times bestselling author David Talbot and New Yorker journalist Margaret Talbot illuminate "America's second revolutionary generation" in this gripping history of one of the most dynamic eras of the twentieth century—brought to life through seven defining radical moments that offer vibrant parallels and lessons for today. ---------- This is a virtual event…

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Kate Crawford in conversation with Trevor Paglen

April 30 @ 6:00 pm

celebrating the launch of Kate Crawford's new book ATLAS of AI:Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence published by Yale University Press The Atlas of AI explores the hidden costs of artificial intelligence, from natural resources and labor to privacy, equality, and freedom. ------------- This is a virtual event hosted by Gray Area/San Francisco in conjunction with City Lights and Yale University Press. The event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register ------------- (CLICK HERE) to purchase…

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May 2021

Nathaniel Mackey

May 26 @ 6:00 pm

elebrating the launch of his new poetry collection DOUBLE TRIO published by New Directions Three new books in a spectacular limited edition box carry the tradition of the long poem far into the 21st century with a "low-lit, slow-drag ebullience" ---------- 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…

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June 2021

New Directions @ 85: The Anniversary Celebration

June 3 @ 6:00 pm

City Lights celebrates the 85th anniversary of this trailblazing publishing house with Forrest Gander as MC and special guests Barbara Epler, Declan Spring, and other surprise guests New Directions was founded in 1936 by James Laughlin, then a Harvard University sophomore, via advice from Ezra Pound to "do something useful" after finishing his studies at Harvard. The first projects to come out of New Directions were anthologies of new writing, each titled New Directions in Poetry and Prose (until 1966's…

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Laura Raicovich in conversation with Malkia Devich-Cyril

June 17 @ 6:00 pm

Laura Raicovich and Malkia Devich-Cyril discuss CULTURE STRIKE: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest by Laura Raicovich published by Verso Books A leading activist museum director explains why museums are at the center of a political storm and how they can be reimagined. ---------- 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…

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Black Ocean

June 20 @ 3:00 pm

with Carrie Olivia Adams, Zachary Schomburg, Hedgie Choi, and Nathan Hoks Black Ocean is an award-winning independent publisher based out of Boston, with satellites in Detroit and Chicago. From early silent films to early punk rock, Black Ocean brings together a spectrum of influences to produce books of exceptional quality and content. In conjunction with our book releases we manifest our aesthetic in celebrations around the country. We believe in the fissures art can create in consciousness when, even if…

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A Celebration of the Pioneering Legacy of Sasha and Ann Shulgin

June 26 - June 27

Bold explorers of the frontiers of neurochemistry, Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, master psychopharmacologist, along with his wife Ann, during their lifetimes, helped usher into being a major paradigm shift in the way we view the exploration of human consciousness. In June 2021, Synergetic Press and Transform Press will publish The Nature of Drugs: History, Pharmacology, and Social Impact. This will be the first book by Sasha since 2011. Together, Transform and Synergetic have scheduled an exceptional new series of books for…

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Camille Roy in conversation with Eileen Myles

June 29 @ 6:00 pm

celebrating the book release of Camille Roy's new short fiction collection Honey Mine published by Nightboat 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. ----------- (CLICK HERE) to…

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July 2021

Brian Evenson in conversation with Sarah Rose Etter

July 4 @ 6:00 pm

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. A sentient, murderous prosthetic leg; shadowy…

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Joel Harrison with Henry Kaiser and Nels Cline

July 14 @ 6:00 pm

celebrating the book launch for Guitar Talk: Conversations with Visionary Players by Joel Harrision from Terra Nova Press/The MIT Press Hear the secrets of master musicians, revealed in conversation. ----------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the CROWDCAST platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. ----------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. Guitar Talk offers interviews with…

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Matt Bell with Cecil Castellucci and Brian Evenson

July 15 @ 6:00 pm

Matt Bell with Cecil Castellucci and Brian Evenson celebrating the launch of Matt Bell's new novel Appleseed: a novel published by Harper Collins From Young Lions Fiction Award–finalist Matt Bell, a breakout book that explores climate change, manifest destiny, humanity's unchecked exploitation of natural resources, and the small but powerful magic contained within every single apple. 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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Build Bridges, Not Walls

July 15 @ 7:30 pm

Event will be held on Mobilize. Click the link in the event description for info. https://www.mobilize.us/witnessattheborder/event/392459/ Build Bridges, Not Walls book discussion with Todd Miller. Hosted by Witness the Border. Event is being broadcast via Mobilize. Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/witnessattheborder/event/392459/ For more information on Witness the Border, go to https://witnessattheborder.org

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LOGIC MAGAZINE: FREER FUTURES

July 17 @ 1:00 pm

About Us • Events and Readings • Podcast • Blog • Map and Directions • FAQ • Contact Us <<back << Readings at City Lights Bookstore LOGIC MAGAZINE: FREER FUTURES Saturday, July 17, 2021, 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET, This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.         Freer Futures How do we democratize technology? How can we develop better models…

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