Tag Archives: City Lights 60th Anniversary

The City Lights Publications of Howard Zinn

For Howard Zinn, writing history was never a neutral act. His work exists as a constant reminder that America’s future rests on our understanding of the American past, and that contemporary events can be shaped for better or worse according to our … Continue reading

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Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Spotlight Poetry~ Hosted by City Lights Editor Garrett Caples

Throughout the summer, The City Lights Foundation is sponsoring our special guest-curated SUNDAYS IN JACK KEROUAC ALLEY event series. We’ve invited local literary luminaries to curate a series of Sunday afternoon happenings, casual literary readings and musical performances outdoors in … Continue reading

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Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Sister Spit ~ Hosted by City Lights Editor Michelle Tea

This Sunday, the legendary literary, rambling roadshow Sister Spit takes over Jack Kerouac Alley for our special guest-curated series! Michelle Tea, the editor of the City Lights/Sister Spit series, hosts the afternoon’s event – with readings by Mariko Tamaki, Tamara … Continue reading

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Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Poesia del Corazón ~ Hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía

This upcoming Sunday marks the first event in our SUNDAYS IN KEROUAC ALLEY series, sponsored by The City Lights Foundation. We’ve invited local literary luminaries to curate a series of Sunday afternoon happenings throughout the summer, casual literary readings and … Continue reading

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City Lights at 60: HELL YES, WE’RE HERE TO STAY!

Since we’re celebrating our 60th anniversary this year, I’ve been asked more than once to say something about the longevity of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. The corollary question, whether stated or politely left unasked, is usually “And how will … Continue reading

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City Lights at 60: What Author Did You Discover at City Lights? Daphne Gottlieb Answers

Poet Daphne Gottlieb stopped by City Lights to discuss the author she discovered at City Lights, the author she calls a sort of “Holy Grail” . . . Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using … Continue reading

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City Lights at 60: Peter DeLucca recalls when City Lights first opened!

Life-long North Beach resident Peter DeLucca reminisced about his memories of the actual opening of City Lights Bookstore! Born in 1940 at his family’s North Beach house, Peter’s first job was at his aunt’s restaurant, the original Rose Pistola’s, then … Continue reading

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City Lights at 60: What is the City Lights legacy? Risktaker Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore answers.

Author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore sat in Ferlinghetti’s office at City Lights to answer the question: What is the legacy of City Lights? Watch above and g’head and respond in the comments section. Described as “a cross between Tinkerbell and a … Continue reading

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