Theater video tags: City Lights Live

Emily Luan and Brandon Shimoda

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In this 2023 virtual event hosted by City Lights Bookstore, Emily Luan, author of 回 / Return (Nightboat Books, 2023), and Brandon Shimoda, author of Hydra Medusa (Nightboat Books, 2023), read from their poetry collections and discuss themes of memory, mourning, and migration in their writing.

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Ayana Mathis in Conversation With Angela Flournoy

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“There’s nobody left here now. Cows. Graves. Me. There’s not but a thousand acres of Bonaparte left between us.” In this virtual City Lights LIVE event, Ayana Mathis reads from her new novel, The Unsettled (Knopf, 2023), and speaks about finding her compass again after the success of her debut book and the need for quiet and privacy to develop characters in a conversation with author Angela Flournoy.

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City Lights Live: Fred Moten With Douglas Kearney

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In this virtual reading and conversation for the City Lights Live series, Douglas Kearney reads a series of poems in response to Fred Moten’s essay “Knowledge of Freedom” before introducing the poet who reads from his latest collection, Perennial Fashion Presence Falling (Wave Books, 2023).

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