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28 APRIL 2021 — wednesday

  • The San Francisco Chronicle presents a multimedia evening of poetry, song, art, and literature honoring the life and words of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the late San Francisco poet, activist, and co-owner of City Lights Books; among those participating are the new San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin and former San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman, Gary Kamiya, Spirits of San Francisco: Voyages Through the Unknown City, musicians Lane Murchison, Allison Lovejoy and the Quivering Fringe quartet, free, online, 5:30-6:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: sfchronicle.com/tribute)
  • City Lights Books presents artist and writer Carribean Fragoza, discussing her new collection of stories, Eat the Mouth That Feeds You, in conversation with novelist Héctor Tobar, free, online, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3758)
  • Skylight Books presents Angela Mi Young Hur (The Queens of K-Town) reading from and discussing her latest novel, Folklorn, on family, magic, and mythology, free, online, 6:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.skylightbooks.com/event/live-crowdcast-angela-mi-young-hur-reads-folklorn)

29 APRIL 2021 — thursday

  • Litquake presents former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, discussing his work and career; Herrera is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Every Day We Get More Illegal and Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, part of the Seismic Salon series, an intimate setting with an author and a small audience, $100, limit ten participants, online, 5:00-6:30 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here: www.litquake.org/seismicsalons.html)
  • Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading by Katie Peterson, Life in a Field, and Phyllis Stowell, Transformations: Nearing the End of Life: Dreams and Visions, online via Zoom, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

30 APRIL 2021 — friday

  • Point Reyes Books celebrates the publication of On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing, a formerly out-of-print collection of poetry from City Lights Books, featuring writing from several schools of thought, including the Beat and New York School Poets, the San Francisco Renaissance, and Black Mountain Poets, all converging in Bolinas, California, this event will feature a reading and discussion of the works by friends and contributors, moderated by Steve Heilig, free, online, 1:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/mesa)
  • Skylight Books presents writer and actor Mira Sethi, reading from and discussing her debut collection of stories, Are You Enjoying?, free, online, 6:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.skylightbooks.com/event/live-crowdcast-mira-sethi-reads-her-collection-are-you-enjoying)

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