Silvia Vasquez-Lavado discusses her latest book, In the Shadow of the Mountain, a thrilling memoir detailing her journey to Mount Everest, sponsored by Book Passage, offsite at Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, $30, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.bookpassage.com/intheshadowofthemountain23).
City Lights Books presents novelist Belén Gopegui, La escala de los mapas [The Scale of Maps], discussing her new book, Stay This Day and Night with Me, in conversation with Mark Schafer, translator of the book, online via Zoom, free, Noon PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
Medicine for Nightmares presents translator and poet Dong Li, reading and discussing his debut collection, The Orange Tree, in conversation with poet Forrest Gander, Be With, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, and online via Zoom, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)
The Breakroom Poetry Mic presents an open-mic hosted by Jason Bayani, Hieu Mihn Nguyen, and sam sax, Gilman Brewing Company, 912 Gilman Street, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: gilmanbrew.com/event-type/show)
A night of poetry in collaboration with the show Hechizos, with featured artist and poet Leticia Hernández-Linares, Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl, joining Leticia to read are poets Flavia Mora, Anna Rodas, Entre cenizas y palmas, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, first Poet Laureate of Oakland, and Yaccaira Salvatierra, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)
City Lights Books presents novelist and critic Yxta Maya Murray, Art Is Everything, celebrating her new book, God Went Like That, about the environmental damage caused by the Simi Valley nuclear power accidents, in conversation with writer and performer Jocelyn Saidenberg, Kith & Kin, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
Beyond Baroque presents an evening of poetry and jazz, featuring readings by Rhys Langston, Language Arts Unit: a Rap Textbook, A.K. Toney, and Tori Gesualdo, with music by The Cesar Hernandez Quintet, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, doors open 7:30 pm, performances begin 8:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)
Green Apple Books presents poet Monica Youn, Ignatz, finalist for the National Book Award, reading from and discussing her new book, From From, in conversation with poet Solmaz Sharif, Look, finalist for the National Book Award, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Aveue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-monica-youn-solmaz-sharif)