Sunday, July 6th – 2 pm
Laborfest remembers Ludlow!
author Zeese Papanikolas

Buried Unsung -- Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre,┬áZeese Papanikolas's meditation on the event 100 years ago, in 1914, that set off the Colorado Coalfields War. ┬áThe book takes as its focus this Greek immigrant miner who lost his life and whose … [Read more...]

Wed. Feb. 6: Tamim Ansary at 7:00 pm
on Afghanistan & Games Without Rules

Tamim Ansary gives a talk this evening on "the often-interrupted history of Afghanistan" as engagingly elucidated in his newest book, Games Without Rules (Public Affairs, 2012). With deft narrative momentum, Ansary helps the reader get past the … [Read more...]

8 Day Forecast:
Friday, Jan 25th to Friday, Feb 1st

Seven events over eight days... and one more on Super Bowl Sunday (before the game!) Friday, the 25th, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.: Come down to the shop after work for The Chuck Peterson Quintet, summoning up the golden days when West Coast jazz hipped … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 27th:
Walker Talks!
Walt Whitman & the Civil War

Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. A talk on the poet in the time of America's greatest trial, his work amidst the intense misery of the hospital wards bringing him face to face with the suffering wrought by the national suicide then in progress. The … [Read more...]

Ten Years that Shook San Francisco

Sunday, July 10th, 2:00 pm TEN YEARS THAT SHOOK THE CITY: SAN FRANCISCO, 1968-1978 A reading by editor Chris Carlsson and contributors Pam Peirce, Andrew Lam and Mary Jean Robertson Appropriate that ten days following our reading with poet Neeli … [Read more...]