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Monday, October 9 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Heroes: A Night of Stories with Porchlight

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In these villainous times, the Bay Area’s long-running Porchlight storytelling series returns with "hero"-themed tales from Owen Egerton, Laleh Khadivi, Cleve Jones, Amber Tamblyn, Carvell Wallace, and Norman Zelaya. Co-hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Music by Marc Capelle. Doors at 7 pm for Typewriter Rodeo, direct from Austin TX, where poets write poems on the spot, about any topic you suggest. Show at 8 pm. $20 adv / $25 door


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Owen Egerton

Owen Egerton is an author, performer, and filmmaker. He is the writer/director of the psychological horror FOLLOW and the author of several books including The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God, Everyone Says That at the End of the World and the short story collection How... Read More →
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Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones’ career as an activist began in San Francisco in 1970s where he befriended pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. After Milk's death, Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which memorializes over 85,000... Read More →
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Laleh Khadivi

Laleh Khadivi was born in Esfahan, Iran. Her debut novel, The Age of Orphans, received the Whiting Award for Fiction, the Barnes and Nobles Discover New Writers Award and an Emory Fiction Fellowship. Her debut documentary film 900 WOMEN aired on A&E and premiered at the Human Rights... Read More →
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Typewriter Rodeo

Jodi Egerton and Sean Petrie are wordslingers with Typewriter Rodeo, crafting custom poems on vintage typewriters. They've typed poems at museums including the Smithsonian, and at events ranging from the Nantucket Book Festival to Maker Faire Austin to the beach in Cabo San Lucas... Read More →
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Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn is a contributing writer for the Poetry Foundation and the author of three works of poetry: Free Stallion, Bang Ditto, and Dark Sparkler. As an actress, she has been nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and an Independent Spirit award. Her writing has appeared in Bust... Read More →
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Carvell Wallace

Carvell Wallace is a writer and father and perpetual procrastinator from Oakland. He has written for GQ, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN, and others, and contributes regularly to The New Yorker and MTV News. He is also co-host of the Slate parenting podcast “Mom And Dad Are Fighting... Read More →
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Norman Antonio Zelaya

Norman Antonio Zelaya was born and raised in San Francisco. He has published stories in ZYZZYVA, NY Tyrant, 14 Hills, Cipactli, and Apogee Journal, among others, and he was a 2015 Zoetrope: All-Story finalist. He is a founding member of Los Delicados, and has performed extensively... Read More →

Monday October 9, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco CA