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July 12, 2013
Join Cory Silverberg at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco as he hosts a reception and workshop focused on his book What Makes a Baby.
Geared towards children from pre-school age through 8 years old, What Makes a Baby teaches kids about conception, gestation, and birth in a way that includes every type of child in every type of family. The lessons taught in this book work regardless of whether a child was adopted, conceived through the use of reproductive technologies, or through surrogacy, and regardless of how many people were involved in the conception, or those peoples’ orientation or gender. Equally as important, Silverberg’s story doesn’t gender its characters or body parts, so families will find that it makes space for them to teach their child without having to make substitutions for their own experiences.
For more information, visit the event page.
May 22, 2013Luis Negrón Book Tour Wednesday, May 22nd @ 7:00pm City Lights Bookstore 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway San Francisco, CA
Join Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón at City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, May 22nd as he reads and discusses his debut collection Mundo Cruel.
In the collection that Publisher’s Weekly calls “Slender but never slight, and often extremely funny,” Negrón offers insight to gay life in the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico. Rich with humor, satire, and expert story-telling, this collection is expertly translated by the award-winning Suzanne Jill Levine.
Luis Negrón will be available for question and answer as well as book signings. To find out more about the event, visit the City Lights Bookstore event page.
March 7, 2013
RADAR is a non-profit organization committed to providing programs devoted to the cultivation of queer and underground literature. Hosted by Michelle Tea, author, poet, and literary organizer known for her autobiographical work exploring the queer culture, this reading series brings together some of the best voices in LGBT writing.
Chavisa Wood’s debut novel The Albino Album is bold exploration of the intersections of race, class, and sexuality, and contemplates the relationships between political action, art and romance, as our heroine tries on a series of bewitchingly fantastical families looking for the place to call home.
Woods is a Brooklyn-based lesbian writer, artist, and activist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Her debut collection of short stories, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction.
March 5, 2013
Chavisa Woods, Brooklyn-based writer and artist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers, will be ay City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00pm to discuss her new novel, The Albino Album.
The Albino Album is a novel as songs that tells the epic story of a girl who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse. A lead character with an un-pronounceable name, our fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu and combat boots leaves ashen valentines in her wake along this unique exploration of the bizarre yet familiar aspects of human desire.
Chavisa Woods Book TourTuesday, March 5th @ 7:00pm City Lights Book Store 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
January 15, 2013
Laurie Rubin, author of Do You Dream in Colors? Insights from a Girl without Sight, will be at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 15th at 7pm. Laurie will be discussing her riveting memoir which looks back on her life as a blind girl trying to find the answers to life’s tough questions like “Who am I?” and “Where do I fit in?”, and her journey to becoming an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano opera singer.
“Laurie Rubin shows that we need not be defined by what others may see as our limitations. With her remarkable approach to life and her extraordinary musical achievements, she is an inspiring example to all who are finding their way.”—Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director, Education Through Music
To learn more about the event, go to the Modern Times Bookstore event page.Laurie Rubin Book Talk Tuesday, January 15 @ 7pm Modern Times Bookstore 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
April 23, 2012
San Francisco, you’re in luck.
Slavoj Zizek, author of the upcoming God in Pain, will be talking about this new book with Roy Eisenhardt on April 23 at 8pm at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco. The event is being run by City Arts & Lectures, and you can click here to learn more or buy tickets (cost is $22-$27).
The Palace of Fine Arts Theater is located at: 3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
June 27, 2011Monday, June 27th at 8pm, Eva Gabrielsson will be in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt to discuss her new book, "There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me. This event will take place at the Herbst Theatre. Tickets are $23, buy them online here. Read more about this author event at the City Arts & Lectures website.
May 13, 2011We live in the most destructive culture to ever exist. In Derrick's talks around the country he repeatedly asks his audiences, "Does anyone think this culture will voluntarily transform to a sustainable way of living?" No one ever says yes. If we really accept the seriousness of the situation, what would that mean for our strategy and tactics? This is the urgent question we will be exploring over the weekend. Topics will include: "Organizing the Resistance," "Bringing It Down: Bottlenecks and Levers," "Building it Up: A Culture of Resistance," "Liberal vs. Radical: Some Conceptual Basics," "Organizational Structures Above and Below Ground," "Security Culture," and a Q&A with Derrick Jensen.
March 30, 2011City Arts & Lectures in San Francisco, CA presents Eva Gabrielsson in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt on Monday, June 27th at 8pm at the Herbst Theatre. Buy tickets for the event here.
November 17, 2010November 17, 2010, 7:00PM, City Lights Bookstore welcomes Barry Gifford for a reading event featuring his latest work, Sad Stories of the Death of Kings. Location: 261 Columbus Ave. at Broadway San Francisco, CA 94113. For additional information go to www.citylights.com.