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July 2021

TWW Workshop

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

The TWW workshops are free and open to the public. Writers of all genres and anyone who appreciates the written word are welcome. Work is submitted a week prior to workshop (Tuesday), and a workshop notice is emailed (Thursday/Friday). The pieces to be critiqued can then be dowloaded and read. We critique a maximum of fifty total pages per workshop. At the beginning of each workshop, the group spends some time discussing "Trials and Tribs." This provides the opportunity for…

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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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TWW Workshop

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

The TWW workshops are free and open to the public. Writers of all genres and anyone who appreciates the written word are welcome. Work is submitted a week prior to workshop (Tuesday), and a workshop notice is emailed (Thursday/Friday). The pieces to be critiqued can then be dowloaded and read. We critique a maximum of fifty total pages per workshop. At the beginning of each workshop, the group spends some time discussing "Trials and Tribs." This provides the opportunity for…

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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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