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  • 1. City Arts & Lectures

    Haight | Readings/Lectures

    Each year this program includes more than 20 fascinating conversations with writers, composers, actors, politicians, scientists, and others...Read More

  • 2. Cafe International

    Haight | Readings/Lectures

    There's an open-mike session here every Friday night, where spoken-word performances are interspersed with acoustic musical acts. ...Read More

  • 3. Commonwealth Club of California

    Embarcadero | Readings/Lectures

    The nation's oldest public-affairs forum hosts speakers as diverse as Jane Goodall and Bill Gates, covering topics from culture and politics...Read More

  • 4. West Coast Live


    Billed as "San Francisco's Live Radio Show to the World," the program invites an audience to its weekly broadcasts, many from the San Francisco...Read More

  • 5. Writers with Drinks

    Mission District | Readings/Lectures

    This quirky, oft-madcap, and hilariously funny spoken-word event is part reading, part circus variety show. Writers range from unknowns to rising...Read More

  • 6. Modern Times Bookstore

    Mission District | Readings/Lectures

    About six times a month, this progressive-minded Mission District store hosts writers for readings, question-and-answer sessions, and book signings. ...Read More

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