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February 2020

Megan Fernandes with Sam Sax

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Megan Fernandes reads from her new collection of poetry Good Boys published by Tin House Books In an era of rising nationalism and geopolitical instability, Megan Fernandes's Good Boys offers a complex portrait of messy feminist rage, negotiations with race and travel, and existential dread in the Anthropocene. The collection follows a restless, nervy, cosmically abandoned speaker failing at the aspirational markers of adulthood as she flips from city to city, from enchantment to disgust, always reemerging—just barely—on the trains…

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Dodie Bellamy and Anthony Huberman in conversation

February 27 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Dodie Bellamy and Anthony Huberman in conversation celebrating the release of Dodie Bellamy Is On Our Mind Edited by Jeane Gerrity and Anthony Huberman published by Semiotex(e) Books, distributed by The MIT Press Examining the genre-bending writing of Dodie Bellamy, whose work has focused on sexuality, politics, feminism, narrative experimentation, and all things queer. Dodie Bellamy Is on Our Mind is the first major publication to address Bellamy's prolific career as a genre-bending writer. Megan Milks made several trips to San Francisco in order…

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March 2020

Fellini Turns 100/ La Natura Morta De La Dolce Vita

March 1 @ 5:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Presentation by Mauro Zanetti sponsored by Leonardo da Vinci Society, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and Consul General of Italy in San Francisco On the 100th birthday of Federico Fellini, with celebrations happening all over the world in 2020, the Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco in conjunction with Consulate General of Italy, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and City Lights Booksellers present an evening with Mauro Aprile Zanetti exploring Fellini's, La Dolce Vita – A seminal film showcasing a microcosm of…

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Story Time

March 3 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, happening 8 times

Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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Javad Djavahery

March 4 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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The Cultural Services of the Consul General of France in conjunction with Restless Books and City Lights Booksellers present Javad Djavahery reading from his new novel My Part of Her translated by Emma Ramadan, published by Restless Books For our unnamed confessor, the summer months spent on the Caspian Sea during the 1970s are a magically transformative experience. There, he is not the "poor relative from the North," but a welcome guest at his wealthy cousin Nilou's home and the…

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Lloyd Kahn

March 5 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Slideshow/Talk celebrating the release of The Half Acre Homestead: 46 Years of Building and Gardening by Lloyd Kahn and Leslue Creed from Shelter Publications This is the story of Lloyd and Lesley building a home and establishing a garden on a small piece of land on the Northern California Coast over a 46-year period. In 1974, Lloyd and Lesley started building a home and establishing a garden on a half-acre piece of land in a small town on the northern…

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TWW Workshop

March 10 @ 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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Nomadic Press @ City Lights

March 10 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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City Lights celebrates Nomadic Press with Tureeda Mikell, Josiah Luis Alderete, Ayodele Nzinga, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Genny Lim, James Cagney, Dr. James P. (Jimmy) Garrett, music by Azuah Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists. Through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic Press aims to build community among artists across disciplines. To learn more visit: www.nomadicpress.org Educator, consultant, poet, griot/elocutionist/story medicine woman, Tureeda Mikell began working the healing arts in 1977…

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Shana Redmond

March 11 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Shana Redmond discussing the subject of her new book Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson from Duke University Press From his cavernous voice and unparalleled artistry to his fearless struggle for human rights, Paul Robeson was one of the twentieth century's greatest icons and polymaths. In Everything Man Shana L. Redmond traces Robeson's continuing cultural resonances in popular culture and politics. She follows his appearance throughout the twentieth century in the forms of sonic and visual vibration…

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Lisa Robertson – The Baudelaire Fractal

March 18 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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reading from The Baudelaire Fractal published by Coach House Books A debut novel by acclaimed poet Lisa Robertson, in which a poet realizes she has written the works of Baudelaire. One morning, the poet Hazel Brown wakes up in a strange hotel room to find that she's written the complete works of Charles Baudelaire. Surprising as this may be, it's no more surprising to Brown than the impossible journey she's taken to become the writer that she is. Animated by…

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