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June 2021

Chet’la Sebree

June 5 @ 3:00 pm

This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info. reading from and discussing FIELD STUDY published by FSG Originals Winner of the 2020 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets Chet'la Sebree's Field Study is a genre-bending exploration of black womanhood and desire, written as a lyrical, surprisingly humorous, and startlingly vulnerable prose poem ---------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by…

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TWW Workshop

June 8 @ 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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Carol Anderson in conversation with Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz

June 9 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Carol Anderson in conversation with Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz discussing The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America published by Bloomsbury Books From the New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment--and how it has been engineered to deny the rights of African Americans since its inception. ---------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a…

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Laura Raicovich in conversation with Malkia Devich-Cyril

June 17 @ 6:00 pm

Laura Raicovich and Malkia Devich-Cyril discuss CULTURE STRIKE: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest by Laura Raicovich published by Verso Books A leading activist museum director explains why museums are at the center of a political storm and how they can be reimagined. ---------- 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…

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Black Ocean

June 20 @ 3:00 pm

with Carrie Olivia Adams, Zachary Schomburg, Hedgie Choi, and Nathan Hoks Black Ocean is an award-winning independent publisher based out of Boston, with satellites in Detroit and Chicago. From early silent films to early punk rock, Black Ocean brings together a spectrum of influences to produce books of exceptional quality and content. In conjunction with our book releases we manifest our aesthetic in celebrations around the country. We believe in the fissures art can create in consciousness when, even if…

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Benjamin Hedin

June 22 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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reading from and discussing his new novel Under The Spell published by Northwestern University 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. Under the Spell is the…

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TWW Workshop

June 22 @ 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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Doug Henderson in conversation with K.M. Soehnlein

June 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club published by University of Iowa 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. On Thursday nights, the players assemble in the back of Readmore Comix and Games. Celeste is…

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A Celebration of the Pioneering Legacy of Sasha and Ann Shulgin

June 26 - June 27

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 view the exploration of human consciousness. In June 2021, Synergetic Press and Transform Press will publish The Nature of Drugs: History, Pharmacology, and Social Impact. This will be the first book by Sasha since 2011. Together, Transform and Synergetic have scheduled an exceptional new series of books for…

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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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