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16 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Nick Thorkelson, Andrew T. Lamas, and a special guest discuss the new book, Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography, a comic-format biography about the life and work of Herbert Marcuse, by Nick Thorkelson, edited by Andrew T. Lamas, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)

17 APRIL 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • City Lights in conjunction with Goethe Institut and Verso Books presents Adrian Daub in conversation with Oliver Nachtwey, Germany's Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)

18 APRIL 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Writer-musician Damon Krukowski discusses his new book, Ways of Hearing, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)

19 APRIL 2019 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Jaswinder Bolina launches and reads from her new collection of poetry, The 44th of July, alongside Omnidawn's other new poetry books for Spring 2019, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, 7:00-8:30 (www.moesbooks.com)

20 APRIL 2019 — saturday

21 APRIL 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University and New York Review Books in conjunction with City Lights present an evening with novelist and spoken word performer Darius James, Negrophobia: An Urban Parable, celebrating the re-release of his seminal novel, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)

22 APRIL 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Judy Wells, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)

23 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

24 APRIL 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Ed Bok Lee, Mitochondrial Night: Poems, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
  • City College of San Francisco's Forum Magazine presents Aaron Shurin and students reading from their creative work writing, open to the public, San Francisco Main Library, Latino-Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free and open to the public, 5:30 (415/557-4400, https://forumccsf.org)

25 APRIL 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Co-author Neda Atanasoski in conversation with co-author Kalindi Vora, discussing the subject of their new book, Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
  • Tongo Eisen-Martin reads from Tongo Eisen-Martin: The Price of the Ticket, San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00 (415/557-4400, sfpl.org)
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Nicholas Friedman, Petty Theft, winner of the New Criterion Poetry Prize, and Laura Glenn, When the Ice Melts, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
  • Poetry in Film screens Poetic Justice, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, 1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, free, 5:30 (510/981-6260, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org)
    NORTH:
  • Susanna Janssen reads from her poetry, Grace Hudson Museum, open mic follows, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, 7:00

26 APRIL 2019 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Nomadic Press Open Mic presents six open-mic slots filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with to-be-announced music and features curated and emceed by Rene Vaz, fourth Friday of every month, Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Avenue, $10 sliding scale, sign up list opens 7:00 sharp, 7:00-9:00 (www.nomadicpress.org)

27 APRIL 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Acclaimed Netherlands poet and composer Rozalie Hirs discusses Work in Stuttering, San Francisco Public Library, Latino-Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, noon (415/557-4400, sfpl.org)

28 APRIL 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by acclaimed poet and memorist Grace Schulman, Without a Claim, and Rosa Lane, Chouteau's Chalk, winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)

29 APRIL 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a Maverick Night reading on "Other People's Poems," bring two of your poems without your identity on the pages to play "guess who wrote it," open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
  • Poet Grace Schulman reads from her new memoir, Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)

30 APRIL 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Heather Dundas in conversation with David Wade, celebrating the release of Simeon Wade's Foucault in California: A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
  • Evening of South Asian-American Poetry presents Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Greeta Anand, Athena Kashyap, and Tanuja Mehrotra Wakefield in a poetry reading, San Francisco Public Library, Latino-Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 5:30 (415/557-4400, sfpl.org)

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