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November 2020

Mauro Javier Cárdenas in conversation with Carlos Fonseca

November 5 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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celebrating Mauro Javier Cárdenas new novel Aphasia published by Farrar Straus Giroux Mauro Javier Cárdenas, the critically-acclaimed author of The Revolutionaries Try Again—"an original, insubordinate novel" (New York Times)—pens a profound story of literature about a man coming to terms with his dysfunctional Colombian family, as well as his own behavior, as an immigrant in America. 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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Maw Shein Win and Nathalie Khankan with Su Hwang and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

November 10 @ 6:00 pm

Maw Shein Win and Nathalie Khankan with Su Hwang and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EDT, This virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info. City Lights in conjunction with Omnidawn Books present Maw Shein Win and Nathalie Khankan celebrating new Omnidawn Books with Su Hwang and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo       reading from new poetry City Lights celebrates the book launch…

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Storage Unit for the Spirit House – Maw Shein Win

November 10 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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City Lights in conjunction with Omnidawn Books present Maw Shein Win and Nathalie Khankan celebrating new Omnidawn Books with Su Hwang and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo reading from new poetry City Lights celebrates the book launch of Storage Unit for the Spirit House - by Maw Shein Win (Click Here) to purchase and Quiet Orient Riot - by Nathalie Khankan (Click Here) to purchase Event is free, but registration is required. (Click Here) to register.

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Zyzzyva 2020 Fall Issue Launch Party

November 12 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Free

Join Zyzzyva managing editor Oscar Villalon with Jonathan Escoffery, Wendy C. Ortiz, Siel Ju, Andrés Reconco, Kathleen Mackay, and Nina Revoyr ZYZZYVA closes out the year-long celebration of its 35th anniversary with the publication of Issue No. 119—the L.A. Issue. A complement to the journal's Bay Area Issue published last winter, the L.A. Issue features some of the exciting work being done by writers, poets, and artists who make Los Angeles County their home or place of work. At more…

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Pam Houston – Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - November 14 @ 5:00 pm
Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Dr
Incline Village, NV 89451 United States
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Pam Houston's newest book, Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place, chronicles the correspondence between writers Pam Houston and Amy Irvine in response to the spread of coronavirus. Part tribute to wilderness, part indictment against tyranny and greed, the dialog is based on their shared devotion to the rugged, windswept mountains that surround their homes. Houston is also the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight…

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TWW Workshop

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 1, 2020

Keynote Used Records & Books, 2660 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 United States
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An open workshop for writers of any genre, meets every other Tuesday but check this calendar for exact dates or our Facebook page.

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Ishmael Reed with Tennessee Reed

November 17 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Each reading from their new books of poetry published by Dalkey Archive Why The Black Hole Sings The Blues by Ishmael Reed Califia Burning: Poems 2012-2019 by Tennessee Reed --------- 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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Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

November 18 @ 6:00 pm

William Sites in conversation with John Corbett exploring the new book Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City published by University of Chicago Press Exploring acclaimed Jazz Master Sun Ra's deep-rooted connection to the City of Chicago and its relation to Afrofuturism. 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…

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ReTargeting Iran

November 19 @ 11:00 am
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Discussing the intersections of their new books ReTargeting Iran published by City Lights Books & Out of Mesopotamia published by Akashic 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…

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Under the Dome: Paul Celan at 100 Celebration

November 23 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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a reading and discussion of the great Romanian-born poet Paul Celan on the occasion of his 100th birthday with Judith Butler, Fady Joudah, and more guests TBD hosted by Robert Kaufman Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register (Link to be posted soon)

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