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April 2021

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

Children’s Book Week, Spring 2021

May 3 - May 9
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There’s no need for kids to don a cape or leap tall buildings in a single bound to take part in the 2021 Children Book Week festivities, but a passion for reading surely helps. This year’s celebration, hosted by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council, will follow the theme “Reading Is a Superpower,” as a nod to the educators, librarians, booksellers, and caregivers who have encouraged kids to continue reading during the pandemic. The biannual event will…

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Mary Beth Meehan with Fred Turner

May 3 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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launch party for the new book Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America published by University of Chicago 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. It's hard to imagine a place more central to American mythology today…

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Erica Hunt and Michael Palmer

May 4 @ 6:00 pm

Jump The Clock by Erica Hunt - published by Nightboat Little Elegies for Sister Satan by Michael Palmer - published by New Directions ---------- 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.…

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Willy Vlautin, The Night Always Comes

May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursday, May 6 at 4pm, we're welcoming via YouTube Reno native, longtime friend of the shop, and award-winning author Willy Vlautin for reading and conversation. Willy brings with him his latest novel, The Night Always Comes. Set over two days and two nights, The Night Always Comes follows Lynette’s frantic search—an odyssey of hope and anguish that will bring her face to face with greedy rich men and ambitious hustlers, those benefiting and those left behind by a city in the throes of a transformative…

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Kate Durbin and Alex Dimitrov

May 6 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Kate Durbin celebrates her new collection of poetry HOARDERS published by Wave 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. In Hoarders, Durbin deftly traces the associations between…

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Mule Kick Blues Book Release with Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, and Garrett Caples

May 8 @ 3:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Book Launch for Mule Kick Blues: And Last Poems published by City Lights The last book by the late Beat Generation legend Michael McClure with Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, and Garrett Caples 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…

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Michael McClure Memorial Tribute

May 9 @ 3:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Michael McClure Memorial Tribute A memorial tribute to Michael McClure with readings and remembrances by Russ Tamblyn, CAConrad, Margaret Randall, George Herms, Jerome Rothenberg, Cedar Sigo, Paul Nelson, Lyn Hejinian, Andrew Schelling, Amy McClure, Jane McClure, Joanna McClure, and more TBA 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,…

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Francisco Goldman in conversation with Valeria Luiselli

May 11 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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discussing his new book Monkey Boy: a novel published by Grove Atlantic 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. Goldman's first novel since his widely acclaimed,…

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TWW Workshop

May 11 @ 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 June 22, 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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