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June 2021

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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Kate Zambreno in conversation with T Fleischmann

June 30 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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To Write as if Already Dead published by Columbia University Press To Write as if Already Dead circles around Kate Zambreno's failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert's To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. In this diaristic, transgressive work, the first in a cycle written in the years preceding his death, Guibert documents with speed and intensity his diagnosis and disintegration from AIDS and elegizes a character based on Michel Foucault. ---------- This is a…

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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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Dana Spiotta

July 8 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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reading from her new novel Wayward published by Alfred Knopf A moving, funny, engrossing novel about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning, from the renowned author of Stone Arabia and Eat the Document ---------- 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…

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TWW Workshop

July 13 @ 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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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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A Celebration of the Pioneering Legacy of Sasha and Ann Shulgin

July 15 @ 7:00 pm

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers join Synergetic Press and Transform Press for a free two day virtual symposium on June 26 and 27 celebrating the pioneering legacy of Sasha and Ann Shulgin for the first Shulgin book since 2011, The Nature Of Drugs: History, Pharmacology, and Social Impact. 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…

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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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