Calendar of Events
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
William Brewer reads from his new novel The Red Arrow published by Alfred Knopf
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
City Lights in conjunction with Zyzzyva celebrate the publication of Family Album: Stories, published by City Lights Books, Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán’s rollicking follow-up to her acclaimed English-language debut,Poso Wells.
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, City Light presents Barbara Jane Reyes and Rajiv Mohabir in conversation and reading from new work
Monday, May 23, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Gregory D. Smithers discusses his new book Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America from Beacon Press
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
August Kleinzahler with Henri Cole and Randall Mann celebrate the publication of The Letters of Thom Gunn (from Farrar, Straus and Giroux) the first complete portrait of the private life, reflections, and relationships of a maverick figure in the history of British and American poetry.
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, City Lights in conjunction with the University of Guam Press present Julian Aguon, Pep Borja, Teresita Lourdes Perez, and Brian Muña. Moderated by Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero
Thursday, June 2, 2022, 5:30 pm PST
Wave Books and City Lights celebrate new works of poetry: Dara Barrois/Dixon reads from Tolstoy Killed Anna Karenina, Laynie Browne reads from Translation of the Lilies Back into Lists, Renee Gladman reads from Plans for Sentences
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Dahr Jamail and Stan Rushworth are joined by Melissa K. Nelson, Shannon Rivers, and Kyle Powys Whyte to celebrate the publication of We Are the Middle of Forever: Indigenous Voices from Turtle Island on the Changing Earth, Edited by Dahr Jamail and Stan Rushworth, published by The New Press
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Nandita Dinesh celebrates her debut novel This Place, That Place published by Melville House
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
City Lights and Graywolf Press celebrate the publication of Voice of the Fish: A Lyric Essay by Lars Horn published by Graywolf Press
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Alicia Malone celebrates the publication of Girls on Film: Lessons from a Life of Watching Women in Movies published by Mango Press
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
City Lights in conjunction with LOGIC Magazine, and Verso Books present Ben Tarnoff in conversation with Wendy Liu celebrating the publication of Internet for the People: The Fight for Our Digital Future by Ben Tarnoff and published by Verso Books. This event will be held in Kerouac Alley, between City Lights and Vesuvio Cafe, between Columbus and Grant Avenues. It is free to the public.
Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
City Lights in conjunction with the Mechanics' Institute Library and Alfred Knopf present Leila Mottley celebrating her fiction debut Nightcrawling, published by Alfred Knopf
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 7:00 pm PST
Vandana Shiva in conversation with Bayo Akomolafe and Sonali Kolhatkar, moderated by Jasmine Virdi, for an intimate discussion about people, the planet and how we can build a regenerative future for all living beings.
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
City Lights and Deep Vellum Books present Ali Kinsella and Zenia Tompkins celebrating the publication of Love in Defiance of Pain: Ukrainian Stories, edited by Ali Kinsella, Zenia Tompkins, and Ross Ufberg, published by Deep Vellum
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Margaret Randall discusses her new book Stormclouds Like Unkept Promises, by Margaret Randal with photos by Barbara Byers, published by Casa Urraca Press
Monday, July 18, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Ingrid Rojas Contreras celebrates the launch of The Man Who Could Move Clouds: a memoir published by Doubleday Books. This event will take place in Kerouac Alley, between City Lights and Vesuvio Cafe, between Columbus and Grant Avenues. It is free to the public.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Jamil Jan Kochai reads from The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories published by Viking Books
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
K-Ming Chang reads from her new collection Gods of Want: Stories published by One World Books
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6:00 pm PST
Paul Steinbeck in conversation with Richard Scheinin celebrating the publication of Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM, by Paul Steinbeck, published by University of Chicago Press