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1 FEBRUARY 2022 — tuesday

2 FEBRUARY 2022 — wednesday

  • Green Apple Books presents best-selling novelist and musician John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van, reading from and discussing his new novel, Devil House, in conversation with science fiction writer Annalee Newitz, The Future of Another Timeline, Autonomous, $32, ticket includes a copy of the book, in person at The Dairy, 610 Old Mason Street, San Francisco, 7:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/offsite-john-darnielle-annalee-newitz)

3 FEBRUARY 2022 — thursday

  • The Center for Literary Arts of San José presents short story writer Danielle Evans, reading from her Joyce Carol Oates Prize and The Aspen Words Literary Prize-winning book, The Office of Historical Corrections, a story collection about race, grief, apology, and American History, online via Crowdcast, free, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend: www.clasanjose.org)
  • The Center for Literary Arts of San Jose presents short story writer Danielle Evans, author of the collections The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, reading from and discussing her work, free, online, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend: www.clasanjose.org)
  • Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch host featured poets plus an
  • Lunch Poems reading series presents Sandra Lim, The Curious Thing, The Wilderness, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Loveliest Grotesque, hosted by UC Berkeley, free, online, Noon PST (Register to attend: lunchpoems.berkeley.edu)
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents World Literature Book Club, read and discuss Namwali Serpell's award-winning futuristic novel The Old Drift, Zoom, free, 6:00-7:30 pm PST (For more information, visit: sfpl.org/events)

4 FEBRUARY 2022 — friday

  • Copperfield's Books presents short story writer Leslie Kirk Campbell discussing her debut collection, The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs, winner of the 2020 Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction, in conversation with novelist Scott Landers, Coswell's Guide to Tambralinga, free, in-person, Copperfield's Books Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 6:00 pm PST (More information here: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/leslie-kirk-campbell-conversation-scott-landers)

5 FEBRUARY 2022 — saturday

6 FEBRUARY 2022 — sunday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents Book Club, read and discuss Ocean Vuong's novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, a book in the form of a letter from a young man writing to his mother, Zoom, free, 3:30-4:30 pm PST (For more information and to register, visit: sfpl.org/events)
  • Book Passage presents Michelle Tam and Henry Fong discussing their new book Nom Nom Paleo: Lets Go!, Book Passage Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building #42, San Francisco, free, 2:00 pm PST (For more information: www.bookpassage.com/san-francisco-events)

7 FEBRUARY 2022 — monday

8 FEBRUARY 2022 — tuesday

9 FEBRUARY 2022 — wednesday

  • Bird & Beckett Book Club, meets second Wednesday of each month, in person, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:00 pm PST (For more information: birdbeckett.com)

10 FEBRUARY 2022 — thursday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents "Poem Jam" with Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate emerita, with Tiny PovertySkola (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia) and the PovertySkolas; this is a monthly poetry reading, Zoom, free, 6:00-7:30 pm PST (For more information and to register, visit: sfpl.org/events)

11 FEBRUARY 2022 — friday

12 FEBRUARY 2022 — saturday

  • City Lights presents Daniel Levin Becker in conversation with Ian S. Port, celebrating the release of Daniel Levin Becker's new book Whats Good: Notes on Rap and Language, online via Zoom, free, 1:00 pm PST (Zoom link here: citylights.com/events-category/daniel-levin-becker-in-conversation-with-ian-s-port)
  • Skylight Books presents best-selling writer Mariko Tamaki, This One Summer, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, discussing her latest book, Cold, a YA novel about a shocking death, told from the perspective of the boy who died and a girl who wants to find out why, in conversation with novelist C.B. Lee, A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix, free, in person, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, 7:00 pm PST (For more information: www.skylightbooks.com/event/skylight-mariko-tamaki-presents-cold-conversation-cb-lee)
  • "Essential Voices: Poetry of Iran and its Diaspora," a reading by Armen Davoudian, Farnaz Fatemi, Gary Gach, Zara Houshmand, Persis Karim, Mojdeh Marashi, and Sholeh Wolpé, sponsored by The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University and the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, in person at East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, free, 3:00-4:30 pm PST (For more information, visit: https://fb.me/e/2PpFGmbr8)

13 FEBRUARY 2022 — sunday

  • Bird & Beckett presents "SF Lives/Live Talk": San Francisco Examiner columnist Denise Sullivan and guest, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 10:00-11:00 am PST (For more

14 FEBRUARY 2022 — monday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents Book Club, read and discuss Jessamyn Stanley's Yoke: My Yoga of Self-acceptance, a series of deeply honest, funny, gritty, thoughtful and largely biographical essays exploring issues of self-love, body-positivity, race, sex, and sexuality, cannabis, and more, Zoom, free, 7:00-8:00 pm PST (For more information and to register, visit: sfpl.org/events)

15 FEBRUARY 2022 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring artist and poet Kemlyn Tan Bappe, with open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • Nomadic Press presents virtual Get Lit #81, emceed by Dior J. Stephens, celebrate twelve to fifteen writers reading never-before-read work within a three-minute time limit, plus live music, all ages are welcome, Zoom, donations accepted, 7:00-9:00 pm PST (For more information, visit: www.nomadicpress.org/events)

16 FEBRUARY 2022 — wednesday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents Teen Book Club, read and discuss Micaiah Johnson's The Space Between Worlds, the story of a group of "traversers," who travel through the multiverse, Zoom, free, 6:30-8:00 pm PST (For more information and to register, visit: sfpl.org/events)
  • The Mechanics' Institute presents nonfiction writer Farah Jasmine Griffin, discussing her latest book, Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature, a blend of memoir and close readings connecting across genres and histories of African American literature, in conversation with best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims, How to Raise an Adult, cosponsored by the Museum of the African Diaspora, free, online via Zoom, 5:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.milibrary.org/events/read-until-you-understand-profound-wisdom-black-life-and-literature-feb-16-2022)
  • City Lights presents Garrett Hong in conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston, celebrating the launch of Garrett Hong's new book The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Zoom link here: citylights.com/events-category/garrett-hongo-in-conversation-with-maxine-hong-kingston)
  • San Francisco Public Library presents Midnight Hour Crime Panel; panelists Frankie Y. Bailey, Tracy Clark, Delia Pitts, Faye Snowden, and Abby L. Vandiver discuss Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction by 20 Authors of Color, a stellar collection of crime stories that showcase some of today's finest voices,

17 FEBRUARY 2022 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents poet and novelist Ben Okir, A Fire in My Head: Poems for the Dawn, celebrating two new books, Every Leaf an Halleujah and Astonishing the Gods, in conversation with Ainehi Edoro Glines, Forest Imaginaries: How African Novels Think, essayist and editor of Brittle Paper, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • Bird & Beckett presents fiction writer Bryan Spooner reading from and discussing his book Rounding Up a Bison, with Robert Mailer Anderson, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street,

18 FEBRUARY 2022 — friday

  • Small Press Traffic presents an evening of art and poetry, with poet Madison McCartha celebrating their new collection, Freakophone World, and featuring poet Ava Hofmann, […], artist and writer Never Angeline North, Sea-Witch, poet and artist Anaïs Duplan, Take This Stallion, and poet Vi Khi Nao, Fish Carcass, free, in-person, Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, 7:30 pm PST (RSVP to attend: www.smallpresstraffic.org/upcomingevents/freakophone-world)

19 FEBRUARY 2022 — saturday

  • The San Francisco Public Library in partnership with Philippine American Writers and Artists present readings from the newly reprinted collection of poetry of Joaquin Legaspi, Manong Joaquin: Collected Verse of Joaquin Legaspi, speakers include Jovina Navarro, Juanita Tamayo Lott, and Estella Habal, in-person, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00-3:30 pm PST (For more information and to register, visit: sfpl.org/events)
  • The San Francisco Public Library celebrates the work of poet, artist, and community worker Joaquin Legaspi (1896-1975), with readings from a newly printed collection of his work, Manong Joaquin, featuring community organizer and psychologist Jovina Navarro, compiler of this collection; Juanita Tamayo Lott, author of Golden Children: Legacy of Ethnic Studies and A Memoir, a poem written to Legaspi; and Dr. Estella Habal, activist, scholar, and author of San Francisco's International Hotel: Mobilizing the Filipino American Community in the Anti-Eviction Movement; free, in person at the African American Center Exhibit Space, Third Floor, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, 2:00-3:30 pm PST (For more information: sfpl.org/events/2022/02/19/celebration-book-release-manong-joaquin-collected-verse-joaquin-legaspi)

20 FEBRUARY 2022 — sunday

21 FEBRUARY 2022 — monday

22 FEBRUARY 2022 — tuesday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents Bernal Readers Book Club, read and discuss Armando Lucas Correa's The Daughter's Tale, a novel about a young Jewish family during World War II, who are forced to make unimaginable choices and sacrifices, Bernal Heights Meeting Room, 500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, free, 2:00-4:00 pm PST (For more information and to register, visit: sfpl.org/events)
  • City Lights and Duke University Press present Nahum Dimitri Chandler with Judith Butler and Robert Gooding-Williams in a panel discussion exploring Nahum Dimitri Chandler's new book "Beyond This Narrow Now" Or, Delimitations, of W.E.B. Du Bois, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Zoom link here: citylights.com/events-category/nahum-dimitri-chandler-with-judith-butler-and-robert-gooding-williams)
  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet Lance Dean, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents author, activist, and social advocate Jessamyn Stanley, Yoke: My Yoga of Self-acceptance, in conversation with Tamika Caston-Miller, director and curator yogini of Ashé Yoga, Zoom, free, 7:00-8:00 pm PST (For more information and to register, visit: sfpl.org/events)
  • San Francisco Public Library presents Total SF Book Club; Charlie Jane Anders, Victories Greater Than Death, talks writing, writers, bookstores, and San Francisco with the Total SF team, Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:15 pm PST (For more information, visit: sfpl.org/events)

23 FEBRUARY 2022 — wednesday

24 FEBRUARY 2022 — thursday

25 FEBRUARY 2022 — friday

26 FEBRUARY 2022 — saturday

  • San Francisco Public Library in partnership with the Berkeley Public Library and City College of San Francisco's Phillippine Studies Department, presents author and educator Peter Bacho in conversation and reading from his new work, Uncle Rico's Encore: Mostly True Stories of Filipino Seattle, in conversation with Professor Lily Ann Villaraza, Zoom, free, 3:00-4:30 pm PST (For more information, visit: sfpl.org/events)
  • Nomadic Press presents a book release celebration for Painting the Streets: Oakland Uprising in the Time of Rebellion, preorders will go on sale soon, 6:00-8:00 pm PST (For more information, visit: www.nomadicpress.org/events)

27 FEBRUARY 2022 — sunday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents Shayda Kafai, Crip Kinship, in conversation with Zena Sharman, The Care We Dream Of, to discuss how disability justice is foundational to combating legacies of cis-heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, classism, and capitalism in LGBTQ+ health and crip cultural productions, Zoom, free, 2:00-3:00 pm PST (For more information, visit: sfpl.org/events)
  • The Claremont Library's Fourth Sundays Reading Series features poets Chloe Martinez, Ten Thousand Selves, and Toti O'Brien, An Alphabet of Birds, free, in-person, Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Avenue, Claremont, 2:00 pm PST (More information here: www.facebook.com/fourthsundayspoetry)
  • Bird & Beckett presents Purple Gums: Francis Wong, Bobby Bradford, William Roper,

28 FEBRUARY 2022 — monday


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