Calendar of Events
Saturday, January 22, 2022, 11:00 am PST
A day-long symposium celebrating the work of Stanislav Grof the world’s leading researcher in psychedelic therapy, breathwork, and the exploration of non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Peter Richardson in conversation with David Talbot celebrating the launch of the new book Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road to Gonzo
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
A discussion exploring John Nichol’s new book Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused the Crisis
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Jordan Stein and Bruce Hainley discuss the life and afterlives of Jay DeFeo’s Estocada, a work created in the shadow of her masterwork The Rose
Sunday, January 30, 2022, 12:00 pm PST
Harry Freedman in conversation with Dan Libenson. A spellbinding and unorthodox look into the life of Leonard Cohen, and the way his experiences with religion and spirituality produced one of the greatest musicians of our time.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Nadifa Mohamed in conversation with Tommy Orange. The Fortune Men is a Booker Prize Finalist based on the true event of the unjust death of Mahmood Mattan, the last man executed in Cardiff for a crime he was exonerated for forty years later.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Jonathan Myerson Katz in conversation with David Talbot discussing Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire published by St. Martin's Press
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7:00 pm PST
Morgan Thomas in conversation with K-Ming Chang. Morgan Thomas’s Manywhere features lush and uncompromising stories about characters crossing geographical borders and gender binaries
Saturday, February 12, 2022, 1:00 pm PST
Daniel Levin Becker in conversation with Ian S. Port celebrating the release of Daniel Levin Becker’s new book What’s Good: Notes on Rap and Language published by City Lights Books
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Garrett Hongo in conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston. Celebrating the launch of Garrett Hongo’s new book The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12:00 pm PST
Ben Okri in conversation with Ainehi Edoro Glines. A discussion in celebration of Ben Okri’s two newly released books “Every Leaf an Halleujah” and “Astonishing the Gods”
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Join Monique and Friends in an evening of frolic and celebration. Celebrating the launch of her new book Faux Queen, following the fierce and fabulous journey of Fauxnique, the first cis-woman to win a major drag queen pageant.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
A panel discussion exploring Nahum Dimitri Chandler’s new book “Beyond This Narrow Now” Or, Delimitations, of W. E. B. Du Bois published by Duke University Press
Saturday, February 26, 2022, 11:00 am PST
City Lights in conjunction with PM Press present a weekend-long symposium exploring the radical currents of Science Fiction. Celebrating the US launch of Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985 Edited by Andrew Nette & Iain McIntyre, published by PM Press. Scroll down for registration links
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Solmaz Sharif reads from her new collection CUSTOMS published by Graywolf Press
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
The fabulous Wayne Koestenbaum reads from “Ultramarine” the third and final volume of his acclaimed trance poem trilogy.
Monday, March 7, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Joseph Matthews reads from The Blast: A Novel published by PM Press
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 12:00 pm PST
JJ Bola reads from his new novel The Selfless Act Of Breathing published by Simon and Schuster
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Brian Hochman in conversation with Matthew Guariglia discussing The Listeners: A History of Wiretapping in the United States
Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
John Elizabeth Stintzi reads from their new novel My Volcano published by Two Dollar Radio
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Rae Armantrout celebrates a new book Finalists published by Wesleyan University Press
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
David Shields celebrating the release of The Very Last Interview by David Shields, published by New York Review Books
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
celebrating Kemi Alabi's debut work Against Heaven published by Graywolf Press
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Alexander Monea discusses their new book The Digital Closet: How the Internet Became Straight published by MIT Press. An exploration of how heteronormative bias is deeply embedded in the internet, hidden in algorithms, keywords, content moderation, and more.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
A panel discussion exploring the book Right Where We Belong: How Refugee Teachers and Students Are Changing the Future of Education by Sarah Dryden-Peterson, published by Harvard University Press. This event is presented by City Lights in conjunction with Refugee and Immigrant Transitions and a Consortium of Departments at the University of San Francisco
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
City Lights celebrates the publication of Family Album:stories, Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán’s rollicking follow-up to her acclaimed English-language debut,Poso Wells.