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May 2020

“How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—And Fairly” with Stan Cox, Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, Robert Jensen, and Breanna Draxler

May 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Click Here to register. YES! Magazine, City Lights, and The Land Institute present "How to Get Off Fossil Fuels Quickly—and Fairly: The Green New Deal and Beyond" About this Event Stan Cox, author of The Green New Deal and Beyond, will join his Ecosphere Studies colleagues Wes Jackson, Aubrey Streit Krug, and Robert Jensen in a discussion of the need for climate policies that go far beyond new technology, carbon taxes, and other market-based approaches. The event is hosted by…

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June 2020

Jennifer Worley

June 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Book Release Party for Neon Girls: A Stripper's Education in Protest and Power by Jennifer Worley from Harper Collins A riveting true story of a young woman's days stripping in grunge-era San Francisco where a radical group of dancers banded together to unionize and run the club on their own terms. When graduate student Jenny Worley needed a fast way to earn more money, she found herself at the door of the Lusty Lady Theater in San Francisco, auditioning on…

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The Kokanee 2019 – Virtual Reading

June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in a Virtual Reading Thursday, June 18 @ 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the poetry and prose of LTCC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Contributors to the 2019 issue will be on hand to read their work. Please attend and support these writers! Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96192205224 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +14086380968,,96192205224# or +16699006833,,96192205224# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 408 638…

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Uche Nduka – Facing You

June 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the release of Facing You (City Lights Spotlight Series No. 19 published by City Lights Books From acclaimed Nigeria-born, Brooklyn-based poet Uche Nduka, a book of love poems written with compact elegance and vivid eroticism. "The real in Nduka's work carries the resonance not only of his Nigerian identity and experience of political violence but also the dislocation of the émigré and the frightening power relations of intimacy as mapped onto the lyric."—Joyelle McSweeney, Boston Review Facing You is…

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July 2020

Fiction First Aid!

July 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$25

Private 15-Minute Appointments - $25 First-come first-served: appointments are limited. Quick fifteen-minute consultations will be offered on Zoom with some of our finest writer-teachers, including Alex Espinoza, Janet Fitch, Glen David Gold, Sands Hall, Dylan Landis and Krys Lee. Come with a question. Or come with a page! Having a thorny problem with a story? Worried about the end of your novel? Do you have issues about the writing life? This is the place to get fresh insight. The focus…

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October 2020

Ishmael Reed with Tennessee Reed

October 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 free,…

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Extraordinary Dreamer: Patti Smith on “Year of the Monkey”

Bay Area Book Festival in conjunction with City Lights Booksellers present Extraordinary Dreamer: Patti Smith on "Year of the Monkey" Patti Smith in an intimate evening of reading and music celebrating the paperback release of YEAR OF THE MONKEY published by Vintage Books Tickets: $35.00   (Purchase Tickets Here) This is a virtual event. Each ticket purchase includes a paperback copy of Year of the Monkey (note: we can only ship within the United States), event admission for the live event,…

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Suzanne Roberts – Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series

October 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Dr
Incline Village, NV 89451 United States
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Suzanne Roberts is a travel writer, memoirist, and poet. Her books include the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award-winning Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Bison Books, 2012), four collections of poetry, and Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in October 2020). “If Michel de Montaigne and Chelsea Handler could get together in a bar in some far-flung part of the world and get good and drunk, they might dream…

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Gailmarie Pahmeie – Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series

October 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Dr
Incline Village, NV 89451 United States
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Gailmarie Pahmeier's newest book, Of Bone, Of Ash, Of Ordinary Saints: A Nevada Gospel, is publishing in 2020. She spent much of 2017 and 2018 spending 2-3 day residencies in Nevada state parks as the 2017-18 recipient of the Nevada Arts Council’s Major Project Fellowship. In an act of both imagination and observation, she gathered and composed narratives about the people she encountered in these often remote locations, and the landscapes they inhabited. Gailmarie Pahmeier’s most recent poetry collection, The…

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Logic Books Festival

City Lights in conjunction with Gray Area and FSG Originals present three days of discussion exploring the way we interact with technology and how it affects on our lives. with Adrian Daub, Tim Hwang, Ben Tarnoff, Xiaowei Wang, and Moira Weigel joined in conversation with Anna Wiener, Allison Arieff, An Xiao Mina, Joanne McNeil, and Robin Sloan More than three years ago, Logic launched its first issue at City Lights Booksellers. Now, the crew at LOGIC return in an exciting new…

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