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February 2020

An Evening with Gayle Brandeis, Wendy J. Fox, and June Sylvester Saraceno

February 20 @ 6:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Three wonderful authors--Gayle Brandeis, Wendy J. Fox, and June Sylvester Saraceno-- will present their new books on Thursday, February 20th, at 6:30pm. Join us as they read from and discuss their respective works, Many Restless Concerns, If the Ice Had Held, and Feral, North Carolina, 1965. Gayle Brandeis is the author, most recently, of the novel in poems, Many Restless Concerns: The Victims of Countess Bathory Speak in Chorus (A Testimony). Other books include the memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis,…

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William T. Vollmann

February 20 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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William T. Vollmann reading from his new novel The Lucky Star published by Viking/Penguin The National Book Award winning author returns to his original fictional territory–the lives of the dispossessed in San Francisco–with a parable about the limitations of desire and life at the margins of society In such earlier works of fiction as The Rainbow Stories and The Royal Family, William T. Vollmann wrote of pimps, prostitutes, addicts and homeless dreamers in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. In this new…

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United States of Distraction – Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon

February 20 @ 7:30 pm
Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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John Sayles

February 24 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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John Sayles reading from his new novel Yellow Earth from Haymarket Books Rich layers of shale oil are discovered under Yellow Earth, North Dakota and the neighboring Three Nations Indian reservation. All hell breaks loose. In Yellow Earth, the site of Three Nations reservations on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, Sayles introduces us to Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the Tribal Business Council. "An activist in his way, a product of the Casino Era," Kildeer, who is…

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Megan Fernandes with Sam Sax

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Megan Fernandes reads from her new collection of poetry Good Boys published by Tin House Books In an era of rising nationalism and geopolitical instability, Megan Fernandes's Good Boys offers a complex portrait of messy feminist rage, negotiations with race and travel, and existential dread in the Anthropocene. The collection follows a restless, nervy, cosmically abandoned speaker failing at the aspirational markers of adulthood as she flips from city to city, from enchantment to disgust, always reemerging—just barely—on the trains…

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Dodie Bellamy and Anthony Huberman in conversation

February 27 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Dodie Bellamy and Anthony Huberman in conversation celebrating the release of Dodie Bellamy Is On Our Mind Edited by Jeane Gerrity and Anthony Huberman published by Semiotex(e) Books, distributed by The MIT Press Examining the genre-bending writing of Dodie Bellamy, whose work has focused on sexuality, politics, feminism, narrative experimentation, and all things queer. Dodie Bellamy Is on Our Mind is the first major publication to address Bellamy's prolific career as a genre-bending writer. Megan Milks made several trips to San Francisco in order…

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March 2020

Fellini Turns 100/ La Natura Morta De La Dolce Vita

March 1 @ 5:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Presentation by Mauro Zanetti sponsored by Leonardo da Vinci Society, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and Consul General of Italy in San Francisco On the 100th birthday of Federico Fellini, with celebrations happening all over the world in 2020, the Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco in conjunction with Consulate General of Italy, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and City Lights Booksellers present an evening with Mauro Aprile Zanetti exploring Fellini's, La Dolce Vita – A seminal film showcasing a microcosm of…

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Story Time

March 3 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, happening 8 times

Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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Javad Djavahery

March 4 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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The Cultural Services of the Consul General of France in conjunction with Restless Books and City Lights Booksellers present Javad Djavahery reading from his new novel My Part of Her translated by Emma Ramadan, published by Restless Books For our unnamed confessor, the summer months spent on the Caspian Sea during the 1970s are a magically transformative experience. There, he is not the "poor relative from the North," but a welcome guest at his wealthy cousin Nilou's home and the…

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Lloyd Kahn

March 5 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Slideshow/Talk celebrating the release of The Half Acre Homestead: 46 Years of Building and Gardening by Lloyd Kahn and Leslue Creed from Shelter Publications This is the story of Lloyd and Lesley building a home and establishing a garden on a small piece of land on the Northern California Coast over a 46-year period. In 1974, Lloyd and Lesley started building a home and establishing a garden on a half-acre piece of land in a small town on the northern…

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