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David Talbot with Margaret Talbot

8 JUNE 2021 — tuesday

City Lights Books presents David Talbot, journalist and founder of Salon, and Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker journalist and one of the founding editors of Lingua Franca, discussing their new book, By The Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution, an insightful look at the numerous leaders during the 1960s and 70s, including Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Workers; Craig Rodwell and the Gay Pride movement; Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers; and John Lennon and Yoko Ohno; free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:

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30 NOVEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents Oscar Peñaranda, poet, activist, and founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society, for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics, featuring a reading from Peñaranda's latest book, Follower of the Seasons, joined by Shirley Ancheta, Joaquin Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Raffi Del Bourgo, A Tune Both Familiar and Strange, forthcoming, and David Watts, Katy Bridge, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (

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