Notable San Francisco: 6/13–6/19

Friday 6/15: Traci Winfield Holczer reads from her new middle grade novel Everything Else in the Universe. Mystery authors James Ziskin and Terry Shames. Voz Sin Tinta presents “Poetry Comes Out of My Mouth” a bilingual reading and open mic. Free, 11 a.m., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Drag Queen Story Hour at SFMOMA with Honey Mahogany and Per Sia. Free, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. “Southern Migrant Mixtape” with Vernon Keeve III. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF). Chuy Haugen Mendeola is a half-rural freelance writer based in Berkeley, California who spends as much time sitting on the bumper of their pickup as they do in the library. Free, 2 p.m., Mrs. Art, Readings, and Reactions with Quiet Lightning. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF). Saturday 6/16: YA writer Sabaa Tahir in conversation with Renee Ahdieh for the release of Tahir’s book The Reaper at the Gates. Jeffrey Thomas Leong reads from his new book Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island. More from this author → Free, 6:30 p.m., San Francisco Main Library. Tuesday 6/19: Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward reads from her new book The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir. Queer Words presents a conversation with Wayne Goodman and Rob Rosen. Dog Eared Books Castro celebrates two years (readings and reception). Free, 4 p.m., The Bindery (SF). Free, 4:30 p.m., Books Inc (Laurel Village, SF). Tommy Orange reads from his novel There There. Free, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley). Sunday 6/17: Jared A. Free, 7 p.m., East Bay Booksellers (Oakland). Free, 7 p.m., Bookshop Santa Cruz. Roman Muradov discusses his new book On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness. Talk Story presents a storytelling open mic on the theme “Summer Lovin.” Free, 6:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland). Brock discusses The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War. Cheng, and Rita Bullwinkel. Free, 6:30 p.m., Dog Eared Books (Castro Street, SF). Bloomsday! Thomas Lynch reads from James Joyce’s Ulysses. Jason Novak discusses his cartoon history Et Tu, Brute?: The Deaths of the Roman Emperors. Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley). Leslie Jonath discusses her book Foraged Art: Creating Projects Using Blooms, Branches, Leaves, Stones, and Other Elements Discovered in Nature. AfroSurreal: a reading and open mic hosted by D. Free, 7 p.m., Towne Center Books (Pleasanton). Free, 6 p.m., Modern Eden Gallery (SF). Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF). Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley). Free, 3 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park). Poetry Flash presents Gillian Conoley and Paul Hoover. Harry Fuller discusses San Francisco’s Natural History: Sand Dunes to Street Cars. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith (SF). &laquo Previous post like this

Notable San Francisco: 6/13–6/19

By Chuy Haugen Mendeola
June 13th, 2018

Wednesday 6/13:   Triple book release party with Vi Khi Nao, Jennifer S. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF). Free, 7 p.m., The Green Arcade (SF). Free, 7 p.m., Wolfman Books (Oakland). The Best We Could Do author Thi Bui in conversation with Elizabeth Partridge. The Word Party: Poetry & Jazz Open Mic. Scot Miller. Free, 7 p.m., Books Inc (Alameda). Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley). ***
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Logo art by   Max Winter. Monday 6/18: Lauren Groff reads from her new short story collection Florida. Free, 7 p.m., Sunset Branch (San Francisco). Free, 7 p.m., Books Inc (Opera Plaza, SF). Richard Rhodes discusses his book Energy: A Human History. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF). Free with registration, 7 p.m., PianoFight (SF). Free, 7 p.m., Folio Books (SF). Thursday 6/14: Not Your Mother’s Book Club presents Samuel Miller reading from his debut YA novel A Lite Too Bright. Writer and editor Susie Bright reads from the new anthology Santa Cruz Noir. Free, 5:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland). Katharine Dion reads from her new novel The Dependents.