Upcoming Events

 

OAKLAND BOOK FESTIVAL

Oakland City Hall | 50 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland, California 94612

Transit Books will be participating in the 2017 Oakland Book Festival.

SUNDAY, MAY 21
OAKLAND, CA
10:00-6:00


JENNIFER MAKUMBI & MERON HADERO

MoAD | 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in conversation with Meron Hadero. The program will include a wine reception and book signing. Tickets are $10 for non-members, free for members of MoAD.


WRITING FROM AFRICA

Where is Africa in world literature? After centuries of being confined to a cramped corner of the literary world—to being described by explorers, tourists, journalists, and activists—African writers discuss what it means to tell their own stories, in their own words and languages, and the journey their work takes to arrive in print, at home and abroad. Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky is “completely captivating…whether you’re in Nigeria or Chicago” (Ebony); Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu has been called “a masterpiece of cultural memory” (Publishers Weekly), and Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun is one of the “brilliant books that you really need to read” (Buzzfeed).

Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, and Sarah Ladipo Manyika, moderated by Aaron Bady.  This event is sponsored by Transit Books.

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 3
BERKELEY, CA
10:00


JENNIFER MAKUMBI & SARAH LADIPDO MANYIKA

Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be in conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun.

GREEN APPLE BOOKS
(ON THE PARK)
TUESDAY, JUNE 6
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
7:30


JENNIFER MAKUMBI & AARON BADY

Diesel, A Bookstore | 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Jennifer Nansubuga will be in conversation with Aaron Bady.

DIESEL OAKLAND
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
OAKLAND, CA
7:00


JENNIFER MAKUMBI & NAMWALI SERPELL

Books Are Magic | 225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York, NY 11231

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be in conversation with Caine Prize-winning writer Namwali Serpell.

BOOKS ARE MAGIC
MONDAY, JUNE 12
BROOKLYN, NY
7:30
 


AFRICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION

Yale University | Law School Lecture Theater

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be participating in the African Literature Association's annual conference at Yale University. This will be an Auditorium Event with Jennifer Makumbi: 12:30-1:50 chaired by Aaron Bady at the Law School Lecture Theater

Thursday June 15
Yale University
12:30


Wednesday
April 26, 2017
Oakland, CA
7:00

andrés Barba And Lili Loofbourow

Diesel, A Bookstore | 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Andrés Barba will be in conversation with Lili Loofbourow, culture critic at The Week. Full details.

Tuesday
April 25, 2017
SAN francisco, CA
7:00

andrés Barba and Yiyun Li

Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Andrés Barba will be in conversation with Yiyun Li, author most recently of Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Party to follow! Full details.

SUnday
April 23, 2017
POINT REYES, CA
5:00

andrés barba and anthony marra

Point Reyes Books | 11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Andrés Barba will be in conversation with Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno. Full details.

Thursday
April 20, 2017
Washington, DC
7:00

Andrés Barba at Upshur Street Books

Upshur Street Books | 827 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Andrés Barba will read from and sign his most recent novel, Such Small Hands.

andrés Barba AND Heather cleary AT community

Community Bookstore | 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Andrés Barba will be in conversation with translator Heather Cleary. Full details.

Wednesday
APril 19, 2017
BRooklyn, NY
7:00

Tuesday
April 18, 2017
New YoRK, NY
7:00

Andrés Barba And Idra Novey at McNally Jackson

McNally Jackson | 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Andrés Barba will be in conversation with Idra Novey, author of Ways to Disappear, and Lisa Dillman, translator of Such Small Hands. Full details.

February 8-11
Washington, DC
 


 

AWP CONFERENCE AND BOOKFAIR

Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC

AWP’s bookfair is the nation’s largest marketplace for independent literary presses and journals, creative writing programs, writing conferences and centers, and literary arts organizations. You can find us with our spring titles and totes at table 446.

Friday
October 14, 2016

6:30-8:30
Oakland, CA

Global Fiction: Litquake's International night

Mechanics' Institute Library | 57 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Antoine VolodineDavid FrancisMauro Javier Cardenas, and Carmen-Francesca Banciu, moderated by Transit Books publisher Adam Z. Levy. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 for pre-show reception.

Co-presented by Transit Books, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France, San Francisco, and Mechanics' Institute Library

Transit Books Presents An alta Afterparty

E.M. Wolfman General Internest and Bookstore | 410 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Transit Books welcomes everyone in town for the American Literary Translators Association's annual conference to join them at E.M. Wolfman, the official bookseller of #ALTA39.

Saturday
October 8, 2016
9:00-11:00
OAkland, CA