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Bookworms, Take Note: Augusten Burroughs, Independent Bookstore Day + More Literary Events in April

Enjoy the spring weather with a glass of rosé and a good book outdoors. 

The 6 Best Spots in SF for Poetry Readings and Open Mic Nights

Whether you're in the mood for poetry readings or acoustic sessions, these six San Francisco open-mic spots are the perfect excuse to take center stage and let that artistic expression fly. 

Poetry Readings, Quickfire Novels, Litquake in Palo Alto + More Delights for Bookworms This March

The Bay Area literati has a full plate this month with the arrival of Litquake Palo Alto, poetry readings, and more.

Litquake 2015 Rumbles Through Bay Area

Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival, is shaking up the Bay Area once again with nine days of programming that reflects our region's unique fascinations and obsessions. Here's what to bookmark.

3 New Books to Pick Up and Read Right Now

In a culture where new motherhood is either treated as intensely joyful or comically hapless, Elisa Albert's After Birth provides a necessary and fascinating corrective, exploring the loneliness and loss of self that having a child can engender.

Local Author Elizabeth Weil Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Her New Book

Local Author Elizabeth Weil Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Her New Book

No Cheating, No Dying, the hotly anticipated memoir from Bernal Heights author Elizabeth Weil, finally hits shelves this month after her New York Times Magazine article “Married (Happily) with Issues” struck a universal chord back in 2009—the story got nearly 4 million page views online. In the book, Weil and her husband embark on a series of relationship-improvement projects on their already solid marriage. Her acute insights into their partnership will no doubt trigger thought and examination of your own. Here, Weil answers a few of our burning questions.

Required Reading: Rodes Fishburne

After reporting on the publishing experiments turning up around San Francisco, we asked the city’s writers what they’re reading these days, and they were happy to share. Look for Required Reading every week. 

While living in a remote tent camp in Alaska, Rodes Fishburne was left stranded for 21 days after a severe storm. During that time, the San Francisco author of Going to See the Elephant read War and Peace cover to covertwice. These days, Fishburne tastes are entirely modern and tend toward much shorter reads, some just 140 characters long.

Required Reading: Douglas McGray

After reporting on the publishing experiments turning up around San Francisco, we asked the city’s writers what they’re reading these days, and they were happy to share. Look for Required Reading every week. 

Douglas McGray has a voracious appetite for all things media--and the unexpected. McGray brings stories to life (on stage) as editor in chief of Pop-Up Magazine. The New America Foundation fellow also contributes to The New Yorker, This American Life, and, of course, the Twitterverse

Required Reading: Mary Roach

After reporting on the publishing experiments popping up around San Francisco, we asked the city’s writers what they’re reading these days, and they were happy to share. Look for Required Reading every Tuesday.

Required Reading: Chris Colin

We ask the city’s writers what they’re reading these days and they answer. Look for Required Reading every Tuesday.

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