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30 JANUARY 2020 — thursday

  • John Curl reads from his new novel, Outlaws of Maroon, an adult novel about two children set in the 1950s, New York, McCarthy era, and poet Jack Foley, When Sleep Comes: Shillelagh Songs, performs with Sangye Land, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 6:30-8:00 (415/586-3733,
  • Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties, celebrates the release of her new memoir, In the Dream House, in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang, The Collected Schizophrenias, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 (
  • "In DNA, Secrets & Inheritance," Dani Shapiro, author of memoirs and novels including Hourglass and Black & White, is joined by Dr. Abraham Verghese, Professor and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University and author of Cutting for Stone, to discuss Shapiro's memoir Inheritance, exploring the combination of factors that make us who we are, in partnership with Jewish Film Institute, SF Hillel, The Writers Grotto, the Jewish Community Library, and JIMENA, bookseller Green Apple Books, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $30/members ten percent off, tickets include a copy of Inheritance, 7:00 (415/292-1200,
  • Michael Shapiro presents his new collection of interviews The Creative Spark: How Musicians, Writers, Explorers, and Other Artists Found Their Inner Fire and Followed Their Dreams, Copperfield's Books, 138 Main Street, Sebastopol, free, first come, first served seating, 7:00 (

31 JANUARY 2020 — friday

  • Playwright Terry Baum HICK: A Love Story, and Carolyn Myers, editor, present One Dyke's Theater, their recent book of ten ground-breaking feminist plays written over four decades, Copperfield's Books, 1330 Lincoln Street, Calistoga, free, 5:00 (

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