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Friday, October 13 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SF Stories: When You Love A City, But It Doesn't Love You Back

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Co-presented by United Booksellers of San Francisco

Artist evictions, tech invasions―where will it end? These San Francisco stories wrest wisdom from chaos and channel boundless energy into artful narratives, demonstrating that grace and persistence are as much a measure of the city’s legacy as a determination of its future. The new anthology Your Golden Sun Still Shines illustrates San Francisco’s continuing legacy as home and beacon to the literary vanguard. Hosted by editor Denise Sullivan and contributor Tony Robles, with readings from Golden Sun writers and special guests, and stories/music from Victor Krummenacher and Alison Faith Levy. $5 adv / $10 door

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Dee Allen

Dee Allen is an African-Italian performance poet currently based in Oakland, California, who has been active on the creative writing & Spoken Word tips since the early 1990s. He is author of three books (Boneyard, Unwritten Law, and his newest, Stormwater), and 12 anthology appearances (Poets 11: 2014, Feather Floating On The Water, the first four Revolutionary Poets Brigade books, and the newest... Read More →
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Patsy Creedy

Patsy Creedy has lived and worked in San Francisco for nearly 30 years. She has always loved poetry, but has branched out into creative nonfiction and plain ole fiction. She recently completed an MA in creative writing, and now is pursuing an MFA at SF State and works as a nurse... Read More →
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Kelly Dessaint

Kelly Dessaint drives a San Francisco taxi and writes a weekly column about his misadventures in the city streets for the San Francisco Examiner. An L.A. native exiled in Oakland with his wife and daughter, he is a veteran of the small press, author of the novel A Masque of Infam... Read More →
avatar for John Goins

John Goins

John Goins, author of A Portrait in the Tenderloin and The Coptic Cross, was born in the southeast section of Washington D.C. He has worked as a dishwasher, library clerk, gardener, English teacher in Istanbul, telephone solicitor, phlebotomist and lab assistant. He also wrote br... Read More →
avatar for Raluca Ioanid

Raluca Ioanid

Raluca Ioanid was born in Communist Romania and raised in capitalist New York City. By day she is a Family Nurse Practitioner at a community health center in Fruitvale, Oakland. By night she is a traveling, trapeze-flying writer of stories. Her work has appeared in The Sun, Rive... Read More →
avatar for Michael Koch

Michael Koch

Michael Koch is a poet, translator, visual artist and amateur percussionist whose Jamaican/Slavic roots only partly explain his passion for syncopation and absurdity. His published work has appeared in, among others, Beatitude, Hanging Loose, Toad Suck Review, River Styx, Five Fi... Read More →
avatar for Victor Krummenacher

Victor Krummenacher

Victor Krummenacher is a musician and art director located in San Francisco. He’s played in a lot of bands, written a lot of songs, released a bunch of records and designed a lot of stuff. He is a co-founding member of Camper Van Beethoven. He tries to use his powers for good, bu... Read More →
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Alison Faith Levy

Alison Faith Levy has been a mainstay on the San Francisco music scene for decades. From her early years as a solo singer/songwriter, to touring and playing keyboards with indie darlings the Loud Family, to her tenure with the nationally-renowned psychedelic rock band for kids The Sippy Cups, to down... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia J Martinez

Sylvia J Martinez

Sylvia J. Martínez is a writer and adult school ESL teacher. Her work has appeared in In Media Res: Stories from the In-Between (WriteSpace 2016), The East Bay Review, Cipactli, Word Riot, Tattoo Highway, and the San Francisco Examiner, among others. She earned her MFA from San F... Read More →
avatar for Alvin Orloff

Alvin Orloff

Alvin Orloff is the author of three whimsical queer novels: I Married an Earthling, Gutter Boys, and Why Aren’t You Smiling? and co-author of The Unsinkable Bambi Lake, a transgender showbiz memoir. He currently works at Dog Eared Books Castro, a quaint neighborhood bookstore, and... Read More →
avatar for Tony Robles

Tony Robles

Tony Robles is a San Francisco poet and author of the poetry/short story collection Cool Don't Live Here No More--A Letter to San Francisco, and the upcoming Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike, to be published by Ithuriel's Spear Press in late 2017. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee... Read More →
avatar for Shizue Seigel

Shizue Seigel

Shizue Seigel is a third-generation Japanese American writer and visual artist who has lived in San Francisco since 1958. She loves the city’s ever-changing diversity, but misses the Fillmore, the old Mission and Japantown, fog and foghorns, working docks, the Belt Line. Her book... Read More →
avatar for Don Skiles

Don Skiles

Don Skiles is the author of Miss America and Other Stories, The James Dean Jacket Story, and the novel Football. His collection of short fiction, Rain After Midnight, was published in 2017 by Pelekinesis Press. He lives in San Francisco.
avatar for Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon is a Swiss-trained graphic designer with a masters degree in architecture. An award-winning landscape artist, she conceived the signage and supergraphics at The Sea Ranch and Ghirardelli Square and the Ribbon of Light along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Her books, Green Architecture... Read More →
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Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan is a fourth-generation San Franciscan and editor of Your Golden Sun Still Shines. She writes about music, arts, and culture and her hometown, and is the author of six titles, including Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music From Blues to Hip Hop and the 2016 chapbook, ... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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