Notable San Francisco: 9/12–9/18

Albany Community Center in Albany at 7:30 p.m. ***
If you have a Bay Area event listing you’d like us to consider for Notable SF, please contact   [email protected]   as far in advance as possible, and include the date of the event in the subject line. Join poets   Susan Dambroff, Natasha Dennerstein, Europa Grace, Michael Tod Edgerton, Philip Harris, David Hathwell, Vernon Keeve III, and Randall Mann. Taylor State Park’s Redwood Grove in Lagunitas at 12 p.m. Paris began writing The Forgetting Tree, a blend of prose, poetry, and images, after visiting sites of racial trauma, horror, and defiance. ($35, tickets required). Mrs. More from this author → Find out at the launch party for this week’s local book pick! The Bindery in San Francisco at 7 p.m. Join her in the Pegasus Books tent at the annual Rockridge Out and About Street Festival. You can get your book signed or pick up a copy of her newest book, Holes in the Sky. for the readings. Join Notable SF columnist Nishant Batsha as he leads an eight-week workshop on some of the best practices for getting your story from idea to page. Want to tell your story but don’t know how? He is currently revising his debut novel trilogy: Washed Ashore, All That Floats, and The Tideline. Do you like state parks? The Nourse Theater in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. East Bay Booksellers in Oakland at 7 p.m. Her book chronicles the life of Lola Ridge, a “trailblaizer for women, poetry, and human rights.” Svoboda, a current Headlands Artist in Residence, will be in conversation with Dean Rader. Pride Poetry Palooza comes twice this year! for the potluck and 2 p.m. Hristova will be joined in conversation with Minhee Kim, Managing Director of the Kearny Street Workshop. &laquo Previous post like this

Notable San Francisco: 9/12–9/18

By Nishant Batsha
September 12th, 2018

Wednesday 9/12: Can the military help in the fight against climate change? The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. Do you like poetry? Moe’s Books in Berkeley at 7 p.m. Join investigative journalist Marilyn Berlin Snell for her new book Unlikely Ally: How the Military Fights Climate Change and Protects the Environment. Join Ken Knabb, a leading translator of Guy Debord and the Situationalist International, as he discusses the situationalists’ influence on the French protests and strikes of May 1968. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley at 7 p.m. in Mountain View at 7 p.m. Gary Shteyngart will be in conversation with Isabel Duffy as part of the City Arts & Lectures. Pegasus Books in Oakland (Rockridge) at 1 p.m. It’s an all-ages potluck featuring an afternoon of poetry readings. Monday 9/17: Join Stanford University Psychiatry professor and bestselling novelist Daniel Mason as he reads from his newest book, The Winter Soldier. His new book tells the story of the Mo Better Jaguars football team of Brownsville, Brooklyn and, in the process, showcases a complex story of an economically deprived slice of American life. ***
Logo art by   Max Winter. Terese Svoboda will be reading from Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet. Books Inc. Shteyngart will be discussing his new novel, Lake Success. Join BuzzFeed News reporter Albert Samaha as he reads from Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City. He can be found at nishantbatsha.com or on Twitter @nishbatsha. Friday 9/14: Rae Paris will be reading from her book The Forgetting Tree: A Rememory. (free, RSVP required). Strut in San Francisco at 7 p.m
Sunday 9/16: Do you or your child love Patricia Polacco’s books? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)

Nishant Batsha’s fiction and essays have been published in TriQuarterly, The Offing, and The Caribbean Review of Books, among other publications. ($75–$85, registration required)
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Local Book Pick: This week’s local book pick is Marilyn Berlin Snell’s Unlikely Ally: How the Military Fights Climate Change and Protects the Environment (Heyday, September 1, 2018)! City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m. Join poet Margaret Randall for the release of her latest collection, Time’s Language: Selected Poems (1959–2018). Fruit pies and cold glasses of milk will be served alongside their poetry. Join poets Brian Goulart, Jeremy Vasquez, William Butler, Megan Breiseth, Marci Vogel, Florencia Milito, Clare Lilliston, Carol Dorf, Adam Moskowitz, Terri Glass, Jaz Sufi, Cyrus Armajani, Charlie Getter, Cheryl Dumesnil, Heather Robinson, and Elizeya Quate for this wonderful event. Thursday 9/13: It’s been fifty years since 1968! Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park at 7:30 p.m. Samuel P. Saturday 9/15: Join author Faith Gardner for the launch of her second YA novel, The Second Life of Ava Rivers. Emmanuella Hristova will be reading from her collection of poems, The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder. Tuesday 9/18: Worried about how Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are taking over the world and destroying civil society? Join Lucie Greene as she discusses her new book, Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means For Our Future. This event is open to all readers age fourteen and up. As certain parts of the United States shun football, it still remains a refuge for others. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m. The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland at 7 p.m. You might just love Poetry in Parks!