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Thursday, October 5
 

10:00am

Kidquake: Early Elementary School Program
For kids from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Ana Aranda, Lashon Daley, Jose Lucio, Florencia Milito, Innosanta Nagara, Nastasha Yim. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

Participants
avatar for Ana Aranda

Ana Aranda

Ana Aranda, born and raised in Mexico City, currently lives in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums in the U.S., France, Mexico, and Italy. In SF, she has painted murals in the Mission District, for the Consulate General of Mexico, and for the prestigious de Young Museum... Read More →
avatar for Lashon Daley

Lashon Daley

Lashon Daley is a PhD scholar in performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her children’s book, Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, was released in February 2016. Lashon is also the creator of Stories&Slams, a podcast that focuses on everyday stories... Read More →
avatar for Jose Lucio

Jose Lucio

Jose Lucio is an author and illustrator from Savannah, GA. His first book, Heave Ho!, was awarded Best New Local Book in 2015 and Best Local Author in 2016 from the Readers of Connect Savannah. This fall he will be touring with writer, Daniel Wentzel, and their new book Free Rain... Read More →
avatar for Florencia Milito

Florencia Milito

Florencia Milito is an Argentine-born poet/translator who writes about exile and displacement; her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Indiana Review, Catamaran, Entremares, and Diálogo. She is a Hedgebrook alum, CPITS poet-teacher, and mother of two.
avatar for Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara is a writer and illustrator of books for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that those who care about social justice believe in and fight for. Inno, born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, moved to the US to study zoology and philosophy at UC Davis. His first... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Yim

Natasha Yim

Natasha Yim is a children’s author and freelance writer. She has published five picture books and written for Highlights for Children, Appleseeds, Faces, and Muse magazines. Natasha grew up in Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong and loves to write about people and cultures from ar... Read More →



Thursday October 5, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, October 6
 

10:00am

Kidquake: Upper Elementary Program
For kids in 3rd through 5th grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Laura Atkins, Marya Brennan, Arree Chung, Mike Jung, Gwen Minor, Susan Terence. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

Participants
avatar for Laura Atkins

Laura Atkins

Laura Atkins is an author and editor with over twenty years in the children’s book world. Author of Sled Dog Dachshund and co-author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Laura and co-author Stan Yogi have spoken to over 4,000 Bay Area young people about activism. She lives in Berkeley. w... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Bramucci

Stephen Bramucci

Stephen Bramucci is an award-winning travel writer and adventurer. He's rowed down the Mekong Delta, crossed the Australian outback in a car powered by French fry oil, and explored ancient pirate islands in Madagascar. A lifelong animal lover, Steve’s encounters with endangered s... Read More →
avatar for Marya Brennan

Marya Brennan

As National Novel Writing Month’s Young Writers Program Director, Marya spends her time helping young writers around the world experience the transformational power of creativity (and write some pretty fantastic novels in the process). She’s a former middle school English teacher... Read More →
avatar for Arree Chung

Arree Chung

Arree Chung is the author and illustrator of Ninja! and Ninja Attack of the Clan! and the illustrator of The Danger Gang. When he's not working on ideas for stories or businesses you can find him playing basketball or riding his bike around the San Francisco Bay area. Visit Arree... Read More →
avatar for Mike Jung

Mike Jung

Mike Jung is the author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, Unidentified Suburban Object, and the forthcoming The Boys in the Back Row, all published by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic. He's also contributed essays to the anthologies Dear Teen Me, Break These Rules, 59 Reasons to Write, and the forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Gwen Minor

Gwen Minor

Gwen Minor (Read Aloud Plays: The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid, Scholastic), has been profiled on NPR and her podcasts have a world-wide following. A teacher and writer specializing in Shakespeare and ancient epic, she's also been a literary events coordinator, a freelance... Read More →
avatar for Susan Terence

Susan Terence

Susan Terence, a California Poet in the Schools (CPITS) poetry teacher, performer, and artist for over 26 years, received her MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University and has been published widely and won many awards for her writing.



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00pm

Festival Opening Night: Litquake Turns 18!
Where were you in 1999? Playing with a Pets.com puppet? Fiddling with a Palm Pilot? Over in Golden Gate Park, a new literary festival was launching, with a whopping 22 authors. A mere 18 years later, this year’s festival will feature nearly 650 authors over nine days of eclectic and dynamic programming. Come celebrate Litquake's coming of age at our opening night party! We are now old enough to vote, pay taxes, buy a lottery ticket or a condom, own a gun, enlist in the military, and run for governor of Rhode Island. Mingle with literati, savor tasty drink specials, and get a sneak peek at this year's program. See you at the festival! $15 adv / $20 door


Friday October 6, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
 
Saturday, October 7
 

12:30pm

Teenquake: Young Writers Picnic in San Rafael
Co-presented by Friends of the San Rafael Public Library

Young writers from two local academic advancement programs, Next Generation Scholars and the 10,000 Degrees program, present new work at this bring-your-own picnic lunch, under the spreading tree on the library lawn. FREE




Saturday October 7, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
San Rafael Public Library 1100 E St. at 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA

1:00pm

Art of the YA Novel
YA novelist Malena Watrous moderates this stellar panel of YA authors (Alexandra Ballard, Tim Floreen, Kathrine LaFleur, and Annemarie O’Brien) as they discuss their craft, process, tips, and tricks. Audience Q&A to follow. $12

Moderators
avatar for Malena Watrous

Malena Watrous

Malena Watrous grew up in the Sunset district of San Francisco, before her family moved to Eugene, Oregon. Eager to get out of the rain and back to a big city, she attended Barnard College, where she majored in English and spent her free time interning for a food writer. After two years in the rice paddies of rural Japan, Malena moved straight to the cornfields of Iowa, where she attended the University of Iowa... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Alexandra Ballard

Alexandra Ballard

Alexandra Ballard has worked as a magazine editor, middle-school English teacher, freelance writer, and cake maker. She holds master's from both Columbia (journalism) and Fordham (education) and spent ten years in the classroom, beginning in the Bronx and ending up in the hills o... Read More →
avatar for Tim Floreeen

Tim Floreeen

Tim Floreen writes young adult science fiction. The New York Public Library named his first novel, Willful Machines, one of the best teen books of 2015, and in a starred review, Kirkus described it as "gothic, gadgety, and gay." Booklist called his second novel, Tattoo Atlas, "in... Read More →
avatar for Kathrine LaFleur

Kathrine LaFleur

Kathrine LaFleur, a Bay Area native, has been an educator for nearly twenty years. Empowered by her own journey from closet writer to author, she hopes that her writing will inspire readers to value their unique qualities and see their own potential to transform obstacles into op... Read More →
avatar for Annemarie O'Brien

Annemarie O'Brien

Annemarie O’Brien has an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches creative writing courses at UC Berkeley Extension, Stanford Continuing Studies, Pixar, and DreamWorks. At author school visits she has captured children’s hearts from the Maldives to Germany and throughout the United States. She also advocates for literacy and empowering girls as a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

2:00pm

Discovery and Redemption: Authors Discuss Their Sources

Co-presented by the Women’s National Book Association

Celebrate National Reading Group Month with authors Alice Anderson, Donia Bijan, Sylvia Brownrigg, Martha Conway, and Achy Obejas as they discuss their sources and inspiration with host Anita Amirrezvani. FREE



Moderators
avatar for Anita Amirrezvani

Anita Amirrezvani

Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in San Francisco. Her first novel, The Blood of Flowers, has appeared in 31 languages and was long-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Equal of the Sun, was published by Scribner in 2012. Tremors... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Alice Anderson

Alice Anderson

ALICE ANDERSON’s work has appeared in literary journals including Agni and New Letters and is featured in anthologies such as American Poetry and On The Verge. Her second collection of poetry, The Watermark, contains three Pushcart Prize–nominated poems; her first, Human Nature... Read More →
avatar for Donia Bijan

Donia Bijan

Donia Bijan left her native Iran in 1978 during the Islamic Revolution. She settled in California and graduated from UC Berkley and the Cordon Bleu in Paris. After presiding over many of San Francisco's acclaimed restaurants and earning awards for her French-inspired cuisine, in 1994 she opened her own celebrated bistro, L'amie Donia, in Palo Alto, and wrote her well-received memoir... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia Brownrigg

Sylvia Brownrigg

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction including Morality Tale, The Delivery Room, winner of the Northern California Book Award, Pages for You, winner of the Lambda Award, and The Metaphysical Touch—and a collection of stories, Ten Women Who Shook the World. Her latest novel, Pages for Her, will be released by Counterpoint in 2017... Read More →
avatar for Martha Conway

Martha Conway

Martha Conway is the author of several novels, including Thieving Forest, which won the North American Book Award in Historical Fiction and an Independent Publishers Book Award. It has been called “extraordinary” by the Akron Beacon Journal and “hypnotic” by Kirkus Reviews. Her first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award, and her short fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, The Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, and other publications. Martha has reviewed fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Iowa Review and is a recipient of a California Arts Council fellowship in Creative Writing. Her novel Sugarland was named one of Kirkus... Read More →
avatar for Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas

ACHY OBEJAS is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she wa... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Books Inc., Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94107

2:30pm

Art of the Short Story
“When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you.” – George Saunders. Author Jane Ciabattari moderates this panel of short fiction, as writers Jon Boilard, Dave Madden, Carolyn Cooke, and Peg Alford Pursell discuss and take questions. $12

Moderators
avatar for Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari is the author of two short story collections--Stealing the Fire and California Tales. She serves as Vice President/Online of the National Book Critics Circle (and is a former NBCC president), is on the advisory board of The Story Prize, and a founder of the Flash Fiction Collective reading series. She is a columnist for BBC Culture and the Literary Hub, and contributes regularly to... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Jon Boilard

Jon Boilard

Jon Boilard is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, he currently lives in Northern California. His debut short story collection, Settright Road (Dzanc Books/2017), was preceded by two novels, The Castaway Lounge and A River C... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Cooke

Carolyn Cooke

Carolyn Cooke’s most recent collection of stories is Amor and Psycho. She teaches in the Interdisciplinary MFA program at CIIS in San Francisco.
avatar for Dave Madden

Dave Madden

Dave Madden is the author of If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There and The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy. His shorter work has appeared in Harper’s Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, DIAGRAM, Rappahannock Review, The Normal School, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere, and... Read More →
avatar for Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell is a writer, editor, teacher, literary community builder, and all-around good egg. She is the author of SHOW HER A FLOWER, A BIRD, A SHADOW (ELJ Editions, March 2017). She lives in Northern California and directs Why There Are Words, a national neighborhood of... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

3:00pm

Poetry Melange in the Mission

Listen to some of the Bay Area's best and brightest poets (Kazumi Chin, Jack Marshall, Brittany Perham, Shabnam Piryaei, Lisa Rosenburg, José  Vadi, Shawn Wen) read from their latest publications, which tackle subjects from marginalization and mimes to parenthood and physics. Signing to follow. FREE



Participants
avatar for Kazumi Chin

Kazumi Chin

Kazumi Chin is the author of Having a Coke With Godzilla. He works to build loving communities with marginalized people, put language to the mechanisms of structures and identities, and create spaces and tools that allow others to do the same. He is interested in scholarship at t... Read More →
avatar for Jack Marshall

Jack Marshall

Jack Marshall was born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents who emigrated from Iraq and Syria and now lives in California. He is the author of the memoir From Baghdad to Brooklyn and several poetry collections that have received the PEN Center USA Literary Award, two Northern California... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Perham

Brittany Perham

Brittany Perham is the author of Double Portrait (W.W. Norton, 2017), which received the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The Curiosities (Free Verse Editions, 2012); and, with Kim Addonizio, the collaborative chapbook The Night Could Go in Either Direction (SHP, 2016). She is a Jones... Read More →
avatar for Shabnam Piryaei

Shabnam Piryaei

Described by the San Francisco Book Review as “a force to be reckoned with in literary circles,” Shabnam Piryaei is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. In addition to authoring Nothing is Wasted, Forward and ode to fragile, she has received awards from Poets & Writers, the Eli... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Rosenberg

Lisa Rosenberg

Lisa Rosenberg is the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. She holds degrees in Physics and Creative Writing, and received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford. She worked for many years in engineering, founded a marketing consulting practice, and was acti... Read More →
avatar for José Vadi

José Vadi

José Vadi is a writer based in Oakland, California. The recipient of the San Francisco Foundation's Shenson Performing Arts Award, he has published poems and essays in Prelude Magazine, The Capilano Review, HOLD: a journal, Catapult, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
avatar for Shawn Wen

Shawn Wen

Shawn Wen is a writer, radio producer, and multimedia artist. Her book A Twenty Minute Silence Followed By Applause is a lyric essay on the mime Marcel Marceau. She is currently a producer at Youth Radio. Her video work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Camden Interna... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Alley Cat Books 3036 24th St., San Francisco, CA

3:00pm

Napa Valley Book Fest

Co-presented by Napa Bookmine, St. Clair Brown Winery, Hang Time Press

Come for the books and stay for the wine at this brand-new book series held in late afternoon during the Napa Valley harvest. Hear author Heather Young read and in conversation with Lori Lyn Narlock. Afterward, Angela Pneuman and Malena Watrous discuss their latest works over a glass of wine at the Napa Bookmine bookstore. Book sales, and wine and cheese reception to follow. FREE

3 pm
Wine and Words
Heather Young reads from The Lost Girls and discusses its remote lakeside location, the dark secrets that haunt it and the “lost girls” who populate it. In conversation with Lori Narlock.

4 pm
Old World Whine
Andy Demsky (Unleash Your Inner Tudor by Henry VIII) shares his experience developing a book that grew out of his humorous twitter account for Henry VIII that has reached more than 70,000 followers.

4:30 pm
Writing to Work
Angela Pneuman (Lay it on My Heart, Home Remedies) and Malena Watrous (If You Follow Me, Sparked) read from their books and discuss how their daytime jobs teaching writing, running a writers’ conference, reviewing books, and so much more inspires and impacts the stories they tell.

5:30 pm
Reception for readers and writers



Participants
avatar for Andy Demsky

Andy Demsky

Andy Demsky grew up in Arkansas and has lived in Napa Valley since 1988. His most recent book Unleash Your Inner Tudor (2017), an "inspiring guide to life" written in the voice of Henry VIII, is an outgrowth of his comedic Twitter account: @knghnryviii. Andy has also written a wi... Read More →
avatar for Lori Lyn Narlock

Lori Lyn Narlock

Lori Lyn Narlock is an author who writes about wine, food, and travel. Lori also works as a public relations manager in the wine industry. She has developed hundreds of recipes for wineries in Napa and Sonoma to pair with wine. | | Her writing has appeared in a variety of publi... Read More →
avatar for Angela Pneuman

Angela Pneuman

Angela Pneuman is the author of a book of short stories, Home Remedies, and a novel, Lay It on My Heart. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Ploughshares, Los Angeles Review, Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Glimmertrain, and many other literary magazines. Angela has received the Stegner Fellowship from Stanford, the Presidential Fellowship from SUNY Albany, and the inaugural Alice Hoffman Prize for short fiction from Ploughshares. She lives in California, where she is the executive director of the Napa Valley... Read More →
avatar for Malena Watrous

Malena Watrous

Malena Watrous grew up in the Sunset district of San Francisco, before her family moved to Eugene, Oregon. Eager to get out of the rain and back to a big city, she attended Barnard College, where she majored in English and spent her free time interning for a food writer. After two years in the rice paddies of rural Japan, Malena moved straight to the cornfields of Iowa, where she attended the University of Iowa... Read More →
avatar for Heather Young

Heather Young

After a decade practicing law and another raising kids, Heather decided to finally write the novel she’d always talked about writing. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and is an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop and the Tin House Writers Workshop, all of which helped her stop writing like a lawyer. She lives in Mill Valley, California, with her husband and two teenaged children. When... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Napa Bookmine 964 Pearl St., Napa, CA 94559

4:00pm

Art of The Novel
"Never open a book with weather." —Elmore Leonard. Sure, but what else? Novelists Owen Egerton, Grant Faulkner, Lindsey Lee Johnson, Taylor Larsen, and Joshua Mohr break down the craft and process of writing a novel. $12

Moderators
avatar for Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House and The Southwest Review. He is the author of Fissures, a collection of one hundred 100-wo... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Owen Egerton

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 Best... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Lee Johnson

Lindsey Lee Johnson

Lindsey Lee Johnson holds a master of professional writing degree from the University of Southern California and a BA in English from the University of California at Davis. She's taught writing at USC, Clark College, and Portland State University, and has served as a tutor and mentor at a private learning center, where her focus has been teaching writing to teenagers. Born and raised in Marin County, she now lives with her husband in Los... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Larsen

Taylor Larsen

Taylor Larsen is a graduate of Columbia University's MFA program in fiction writing. Taylor taught fiction writing at Columbia University and at The Sackett Street Writers Workshop, as well as literature courses for Pace University. Stranger, Father, Beloved is her first novel. O... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Mohr

Joshua Mohr

Joshua Mohr is the author of five novels, including Damascus, which the New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He’s also written Fight Song, Some Things that Meant the World to Me, and Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice in The New York Times. His novel All This Life won the Nort... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

4:00pm

SOLD OUT! I Dance What I Am: Isadora Duncan in Print and Film
Co-presented by San Francisco Dance Film Festival 

Born in San Francisco, the “mother of modern dance” Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) shattered boundaries and stereotypes for women, set the dance world on fire—and lived a life of scandal and drama. Tonight Amelia Gray discusses her new novel Isadora Duncan (NPR: “a stunning meditation on art and grief”) with filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, directors of the 1989 documentary Isadora: Movement from the Soul. Conversation will be followed by film screening and book sales. $15 adv / door

Participants
avatar for Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Emmy-award winning directors/producers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have created critically-acclaimed multi-character documentaries for 25 years that form a larger portrait of the human experience. Among their eight films, some have won Emmys and others have appeared on year-en... Read More →
avatar for Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray is the author of five books: Isadora, Gutshot, THREATS, Museum of the Weird, and AM/PM. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She lives in Los Angeles.



Saturday October 7, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110

7:15pm

Literary Death Match: Litquake Edition

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

Literary Death Match returns to Litquake for a rip-roaring opening weekend of literary dazzlement. Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion. Featuring Molly Giles, Luna Malbroux, Jane Smiley, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, and Irene Tu. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster. Doors at 6:30 pm. $15 adv / $20 door


Participants
avatar for Molly Giles

Molly Giles

Molly Giles is the author of a novel, Iron Shoes, and four award winning collections of stories: Rough Translations, Creek Walk, Bothered, and All the Wrong Places. She taught Creative Writing for many years at San Francisco State University and the University of Arkansas. She has recent... Read More →
avatar for JiaJing Liu

JiaJing Liu

JiaJing Liu is a writer, poet, and translator. Her writing has appeared in The Awl, As/Us, and LEAP (the international art magazine of contemporary China). She has a penchant for crying in front of Pulitzer Prize winners. Past beneficiaries include Junot Diaz, Adam Johnson, and Paul Harding. When suffering from... Read More →
avatar for Luna Malbroux

Luna Malbroux

Named one of KQED's Women to Watch, Luna Malbroux is a comedian and playwright, creator of the original play, "How to Be a White Man," and the host & producer of San Francisco's sexiest show, "Live Sex." Winner of the Comedy Hackday Grand Prize at SF Sketchfest, Luna has made int... Read More →
avatar for Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of many books in many genres, most recently The Last Hundred Years Trilogy; Some Luck, Early Warning, and Golden Age. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. She is over six feet tall, loves a good joke, and won LDM in 2013.
avatar for Beth Spotswood

Beth Spotswood

Beth Spotswood is a columnist and writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a regular contributor to SFist.com, and the Digital Director and Contributing Writer for the soon-to-launch quarterly magazine, the Journal of Alta California. Beth is an avid Bingo player, unapologetic rea... Read More →
avatar for Irene Tu

Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been in SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 7:15pm - 9:30pm
Elbo Room 647 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 9411

8:00pm

Raw and Savvy: Chris Kraus and the Life of Kathy Acker

Co-presented by CCA MFA in Writing Program

Rich girl, street punk, lost girl, icon, scholar, stripper, victim, and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker’s legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself. In the new, fully-authorized biography After Kathy Acker, described by Maggie Nelson as "setting the bar for what will surely be a new era of critical and biographical reckoning,” author Chris Kraus (I Love Dick) approaches her subject both as a writer and as a member of the artistic communities from which Acker emerged. In conversation with Dodie Bellamy. Book sales and signing to follow. (Photo of Kathy Acker by Kathy Brew.) $15 adv / $20 door

 



Moderators
avatar for Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy writes genre-bending works that focus on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry. Her most recent collection is When the Sick Rule the World, from Semiotext(e). Other books include The TV... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, including Aliens & Anorexia, I Love Dick, and Torpor, and two books of art and cultural criticism, all published by Semiotext(e). She was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, and teaches writing at European Graduate School.



Saturday October 7, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco CA
 
Sunday, October 8
 

12:00pm

Barbary Coast Prostitute Walking Tour

Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, authors of the California Historical Society Book Award-winning Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, walk and talk you through the vice districts of 20th century San Francisco, just before closure of the infamous Barbary Coast. Enjoy discussions of S.F. history, politics, and geography framed around the story of "Alice Smith," a sex worker whose memoir electrified the city during its serialized publication in 1913. FREE

Tour begins at the historic San Francisco Bulletin office at 814 Mission St. (behind the Westfield Mall), and ends at City Lights Books in North Beach, for a reception with light refreshments. Walk should last two hours total, and includes no significant hills or staircases. Comfortable shoes and layered clothing are highly recommended. Content of the talk may not be appropriate for small children.



Participants
avatar for Ivy Anderson

Ivy Anderson

Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus are both artists, writers, and activists based in San Francisco. They are concerned with examining the rich and shifting landscapes of Bay Area history, culture, politics, and ecology. Their first book, Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, pu... Read More →
avatar for Devon Angus

Devon Angus

Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus are both artists, writers, and activists based in San Francisco. They are concerned with examining the rich and shifting landscapes of Bay Area history, culture, politics, and ecology. Their first book, Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, pu... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Offices of San Francisco Bulletin 814 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

1:00pm

Catching the First Big Break
From winning an essay contest to receiving a fellowship to the tried-and-true method of working hard and submitting constantly, debut authors Andrea Avery, Christina Julian, Ho Lin, and Shobha Rao share their stories and their secrets. Moderated by CCA’s Leslie Roberts. $12

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Roberts

Leslie Roberts

I am a writer, researcher, Antarctic historian, creative strategist, team builder and leader. | | In my role as Dean of the Design Division at CCA, I lead close to 900 students and 200+ faculty each semester, covering diverse design studies including the transdisciplinary 2- an... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Andrea Avery

Andrea Avery

Andrea Avery is the author of Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano (Pegasus Books). Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Real Simple, The Oxford American, and The Politics of Women's Bodies. She was the winner of Real Simple's second annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and a... Read More →
avatar for Christina Julian

Christina Julian

Christina Julian does the dance as a wine and food writer by day, novelist by night. An East Coaster at the core she bounced her way across the country with stints in publishing, advertising, and technology before fleeing to the Napa Valley. As a columnist for NorthBay Biz magazine, the wine country her beat, she combs the valley in search of the never-ending scoop and the wines that go with it... Read More →
avatar for Ho Lin

Ho Lin

Ho Lin is an author, musician and filmmaker, and the co-editor of the San Francisco-based literary journal Caveat Lector (www.caveat-lector.org). He has resided in the US, China and Taiwan, and currently lives in San Francisco. His first collection of short stories, "China Girl... Read More →
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Shobha Rao

Shobha Rao is the author of AN UNRESTORED WOMAN, and the forthcoming novel, GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, awarded by Nimrod International Journal. She has been a resident at Hedgebrook and is the recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship. Her story... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

2:30pm

After the Ink is Dry: Tips from the Publishing Pros
Finishing a book is a tall task, but what happens once you've summited the peak and planted your flag? Publishing professionals Vicki DeArmon (allthingsbook.org), Liz Parker (InkWell Management), Anna Ghosh (Ghosh Literary) and Gayle Wattawa (Heyday Books) discuss the many pathways to publishing success. $12

Moderators
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Vicki DeArmon

Vicki DeArmon is an active member of the Northern California book community, both as bookseller and former publisher, and as a writer and reader. She serves as a board member for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association and works with authors and independent booksellers on creative collaborations and events. She recently launched her own independent bookstore online at allthingsbook.org. Prior to this, she worked as the Marketing... Read More →

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avatar for Anna Ghosh

Anna Ghosh

Anna Ghosh is the founder of Ghosh Literary (www.ghoshliterary.com), an independent literary agency based in San Francisco.  Anna started her career as an agent in New York City in 1995 and was previously a partner at Scovil Galen Ghosh. Anna’s client list includes New York... Read More →
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Liz Parker

Liz Parker joined InkWell Management in June of 2015, after serving as Counterpoint/Soft Skull’s publishing director in Berkeley, CA, and scouting for Maria B. Campbell Associates. She began her career as an editorial assistant at Viking Penguin in 2007, and has been editing authors in some capacity ever since. Liz represents upmarket and literary fiction, and sociopolitical, narrative, and platform-driven nonfiction. Her clients include Susan Fowler, Kevin Allison, The... Read More →
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Gayle Wattawa

Gayle Wattawa, thoroughly addicted to contemporary literature, always carries with her a well-worn public library card and a relentless weakness for book reviews, literary journals, and lit news blogs. She is the founding editor of the New California Writing series and editor of Inlandia: A Literary Journey through... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

3:00pm

CANCELLED, SORRY! Litquake in the Bookstore: Dilip Kumar
This event has been cancelled, sorry!

Dililp Kumar, Tamilian short story writer and bookseller visiting from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, discusses Tamil-to-English and English-to-Tamil translation with three Bay Area literary translators. FREE

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avatar for S. Bharathy

S. Bharathy

S. Bharathy, Lecturer in Tamil, University of California at Berkeley, directed the American Institute of India Studies (AIIS) Tamil program in Madurai and was also the director of AIIS South India. In addition to Tamil she is also proficient in Telugu.
avatar for Jennifer Clare

Jennifer Clare

Jennifer Clare teaches courses on South Asian literature and culture at U.C. Berkeley. She is currently part of a seven-person team translating the 12th-century Tamil Ramayana of Kampan, an epic poem of 12,000 verses including princes, gods, love, war and monkeys.
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Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar, whose mother tongue is Gujarathi, is a well-known short story writer and editor in Tamil with several awards to his credit. His stories have been translated into Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, English, French, Czech, and German. He has given ta... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Whittington

Rebecca Whittington

Rebecca Whittington, a Bay Area Tamil scholar at U.C. Berkeley, studies questions arising in the translation of literary works employing vernacular forms of Tamil, Bengali and other South Asian languages.



Sunday October 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records 653 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131

4:00pm

How To Be A Media Slut (In a Good Way)
Sell your books, not your soul. What’s better? A book tour or a blog tour? Instagram or Twitter? Learn from authors Joan Frank, Joshua Mohr, Thais Nye Derich, and Janine Kovac as they discuss the fine line between authentic PR and annoying self-promotion. $12

Moderators
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Janine Kovac

Talent Wrangler, Litquake
Janine Kovac is the author of Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home, a memoir about the death of a career but the birth of miracle twins. A former ballet dancer and software engineer, she is a founding member of the writing group Write on Mamas and a contributing editor of the a... Read More →

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avatar for Thais Nye Derich

Thais Nye Derich

Thais Nye Derich’s new memoir—Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean (She Writes Press, May 9, 2017)—tells a powerful story about her traumatic hospital delivery, and her decision post-cesarean to give birth naturally. Derich’s past work has been published in Salon, Literary Mama, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Forge Journal, SFGate, and The San Francisco Examiner among others. A chapter of Second Chance was a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction... Read More →
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Joan Frank

Joan Frank (www.joanfrank.org) is the author of six books of fiction and a book of collected essays. ALL THE NEWS I NEED, her fourth novel, won the 2016 Juniper Prize for Fiction. A recipient of many grants and honors, including the Richard Sullivan Prize and two ForeWord Reviews... Read More →
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Joshua Mohr

Joshua Mohr is the author of five novels, including Damascus, which the New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He’s also written Fight Song, Some Things that Meant the World to Me, and Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice in The New York Times. His novel All This Life won the Nort... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

4:00pm

SOLD OUT! Queen Sugar: From Book to Screen
Co-presented by Third Space Media

Grab the truffle popcorn and enjoy this screening of the mid-season premiere episode of Season Two of Oprah Winfrey Network's Queen Sugar, based on the bestselling novel by San Francisco writer Natalie Baszile. Then stick around for a conversation between the author and series director Cheryl Dunye, as they discuss the process of adapting and creating this acclaimed project. Book sales and signing to follow. $15 adv / door. Sorry this event is sold out.

Moderators
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Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye has made more than 15 films, including HBO’s Stranger Inside. Her debut film, The Watermelon Woman, was recently restored by Outfest’s UCLA Legacy Project for the film’s 20th anniversary. Dunye has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and she is currently at work o... Read More →

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Natalie Baszile

Natalie Baszile has an MA in Afro American Studies from UCLA and earned an MFA at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She lives in San Francisco with her family.



Sunday October 8, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110

4:00pm

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Charles Garfield, Shanti International, and the Enduring Spirit of Volunteerism

Some are born to volunteer, some volunteer to heal their own wounds, and some have volunteering thrust upon them by life circumstances. Dr. Charles Garfield, founder of the internationally-recognized Shanti Project and author of Life’s Last Gift, artfully weaves together impassioned first-person accounts with insightful commentary on the skills to be learned from each volunteer experience. Tonight he discusses his work with monologuist, author, and hospice worker Josh Kornbluth. FREE



Moderators
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Josh Kornbluth

Acclaimed comedic autobiographical monologuist Josh Kornbluth has toured internationally, written and starred in several feature films (including Haiku Tunnel), and starred in a television interview show. His stage productions have included "Red Diaper Baby," "Ben Franklin Unplugged," and most recently, "The Mathematics of... Read More →

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Dr. Charles Garfield

Charles Garfield, PhD, is the author of LIFE'S LAST GIFT: Giving and Receiving Peace When a Loved One is Dying, published by Central Recovery Press Dr. Garfield founded Shanti, an internationally honored volunteer organization dedicated to the care of the dying and those living w... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Strut 470 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114

6:00pm

How a Mountain was Made: Greg Sarris and Steve Wasserman

In the tradition of Calvino’s Italian Folktales, Greg Sarris (Grand Avenue) turns his attention to his ancestral homeland, Northern California's Sonoma Mountain. In the 16 interconnected stories of How a Mountain Was Made, the twin crows Question Woman and Answer Woman take us through a world inspired by traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales. In conversation with Heyday Books publisher Steve Wasserman. $10 adv / door



Moderators
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Steve Wasserman

Steve Wasserman, raised in Berkeley and a graduate of Cal, is Heyday’s publisher and executive director. He is a former editor-at-large for Yale University Press and editorial director of Times Books/Random House and publisher of Hill & Wang and The Noonday Press at Farrar, Straus... Read More →

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Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris is a renowned author, scholar, teacher, and Chairman, but his list of accomplishments extends much deeper. As a novelist he has brought inspiration, as a professor he has provided motivation, and as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, he has instilled hope. Greg has fully dedicated his life to making an impact on the lives of those who helped set the foundation of his own life... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
San Francisco Center for the Book 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA 94103

6:00pm

Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Set the Business Abuzz
Co-presented by Good Vibrations

In the 1970s, a group of pioneering feminist entrepreneurs launched sex-toy stores like Eve’s Garden, Good Vibrations, and Babeland, as both commercial enterprises and hubs for educational and community resources. Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella tells the fascinating history of how these stores raised sexual consciousness, redefined the adult industry, and changed women's lives. In conversation with Dr. Carol Queen. FREE

Moderators
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Dr. Carol Queen

Dr. Carol Queen is a writer and cultural sexologist, and co-founder of the Center for Sex & Culture. She is a noted essayist whose work has appeared in dozens of anthologies.

Participants
avatar for Lynn Comella

Lynn Comella

Lynn Comella is Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and co-editor of New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law.



Sunday October 8, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

6:00pm

Sand, Surf, and Sartre: Wisdom in the Waves
The wide open skies, the saltwater on your face, the rush of the drop-in, dolphins cavorting next to you… some find in surfing a path to enlightenment, or at the very least a reason to explore the philosophies of living. Journalist Jaimal Yogis (All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride) and U.C. Irvine philosophy professor Aaron James (Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry Into a Life of Meaning) talk about their perspectives. FREE

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avatar for Aaron James

Aaron James

Aaron James is a Harvard educated philosophy professor, and author of the bestselling Assholes: A Theory. In Surfing with Sartre he explores philosophical categories like freedom, being, phenomenology, morality, epistemology, and even the emerging values of what he terms "leisure capitalism." In developing his unique surfer-philosophical worldview, he draws from his own experience of surfing and from surf culture and lingo, and includes many relevant details from the lives of the philosophers, from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, with whose thought he engages... Read More →
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Jaimal Yogis

Jaimal Yogis is a journalist (Washington Post, ESPN Magazine and more) and author of Saltwater Buddha, a coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and winding up at Columbia Journalism School. In All Our Waves Are Water, which the BBC deemed a... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mollusk Surf Shop & Gallery 4500 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122

7:00pm

Coding, Crunching, Changing the World: Silicon Valley’s Early Years
A conversation between two authors who made their mark on the valley: Ellen Ullman, one of the first female programmers whose career began in 1979, and Leslie Berlin, Stanford’s Silicon Valley historian. What were the dreams then? What is the reality now? How did some businesses become so wildly successful while others failed? What work is there still to do? Moderated by Brad Stone. $10 adv / door 

Moderators
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Brad Stone

Brad Stone is senior executive editor for technology at Bloomberg News and the author of The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World. His bestselling 2013 book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon was translated into 26... Read More →

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avatar for Leslie Berlin

Leslie Berlin

Leslie Berlin is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. She also writes the "Prototype" column on innovation for The New York Times. Her newest book is Troublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age, a narrative of the Silicon Valley generation that launched five major high-tech industries in seven years, laying the foundation for... Read More →
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Ellen Ullman

Ellen Ullman wrote her first computer program in 1979, and went on to have a 20-year career as a computer programmer and software engineer. She is the author of two novels: By Blood, a New York Times Notable Book; and The Bug, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her memoir... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

7:00pm

Pounded in the Ear: An Erotic Tribute to Dr. Chuck Tingle

Co-presented by DogEared Books Castro

Internet cult phenomenon. Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster. The D.H. Lawrence of absurdist, gay erotica. Buckle up, buckaroos! We’ll be celebrating the good doctor with dramatic readings of Tinglers from writer/comedians Wonder Dave, Baruch Parras-Hernandes, Allison Mick, Irene Tu, Jesús U. BettaWork, Natasha Muse, and Marcus Ewert. With titles like, “Space Raptor Butt Invasion” and “Pounded in the Butt by the Sentient Manifestation of My Own Climate Change Denial,” you'll leave knowing one thing: Love is Real. $7 adv / $10 door


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avatar for Jesús U. BettaWork

Jesús U. BettaWork

Work, hunty! Get ready for the 100% real-fruit comedy of Jesús U. BettaWork! Jesús has an energy that makes Red Bull seem like a little cup o’ tea. He has performed at San Francisco's Punchline, The Redwood Comedy Festival in Humboldt County, Tourettes Without Regrets in Oakland, and numerous bars and cafes where he ends up being the special of the day. Catch... Read More →
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Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is a writer, comedian and performer from Minneapolis, MN, now living in California. He has toured the country performing at poetry venues, schools, cabarets, science fiction conventions, burlesque shows, bowling alleys and independent wrestling shows. He has been a featured storyteller on the Risk podcast... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Ewert

Marcus Ewert

Marcus Ewert is an American writer, actor and director. Ewert began making and appearing in films in the 1990s. He has appeared in the Gus Van Sant short film Four Naked Boys and a Gun, in Sadie Benning's Flat Is Beautiful, and the movie Frisk by Todd Verow. His writing work has appeared in a number of anthologies and other publications including the... Read More →
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Allison Mick

Allison Mick is an Oakland-based comedian and writer originally from Rochester, NY. She draws from her upbringing and personal experiences to address topics like race, gender, and serial killers. She’s performed at SF Sketchfest, the Boston Women in Comedy Festival, and the Hudson Valley Comedy... Read More →
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Natash Muse

Natasha Muse is like the C3P0 of San Francisco comedy: a bunch of small bears once mistook her for a golden god but in reality she’s a bumbling robot (as well as a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic). The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in 2016 they upgraded her to an... Read More →
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Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer, performer and standup comedian, named one of the 13 Top Bay Area Writers to Watch in 2016 by 7×7 Magazine in San Francisco. You can find his writing published online, in journals, and several anthologies, he was named a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow in 2014, and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow in 2016... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been in SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Riot LA... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110
 
Monday, October 9
 

6:00pm

Changing Our Minds: Psychedelics and the Pursuit of Happiness
In an ongoing quest to alleviate the chemical imbalances that can wreak havoc in our brains and lives, scientists and journalists alike are turning to the drugs our parents warned us about. Don Lattin and Ayelet Waldman, authors who have tried cutting-edge treatments involving psychedelic substances, discuss their respective books on the subject, and what these drugs has done for their lives. Doors open at 5 pm for reception. FREE 

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Don Lattin

Journalist and author Don Lattin has written about the beneficial uses of psychedelic drugs for 40 years. In his new book, Changing Our Minds: Psychedelic Sacraments and the New Psychotherapy, the former San Francisco Chronicle religion writer shares stories of neuroscientists, volunteer research subjects, and others who search for safe uses of psychedelics. He also recounts his own quest for an alternative treatment for depression, which took him from Switzerland to a South American jungle... Read More →
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Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life; the novels Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter's Keeper; the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Book Club of California 312 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94108

7:00pm

Heating Up and Doubling Down: Strategies for Global Warming
The science is unequivocal: Earth is getting hotter, endangering not only human civilization but myriad species of plants and animals. But despite predictions of doom (and politicians who refuse to take action), individuals, businesses, cities and states can still take action to ensure a future for our children and grandchildren. Former Sierra Club president Carl Pope (Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses and Citizens Can Save the Planet) and award-winning journalist Mark Hertsgaard (Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth) discuss. $10 adv / door

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Mark Hertsgaard

Author, broadcaster, and public speaker Mark Hertsgaard has published seven books which have been translated into 16 languages, including Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden; HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth; and Earth Odyssey: Around the World In... Read More →
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Carl Pope

A veteran leader in the environmental movement, Carl Pope is the former executive director and chairman of the Sierra Club. He is now the principal advisor at Inside Straight Strategies, focusing on the links between sustainability and economic development, and serves as a senior... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

7:00pm

You Can't Write That: Writing from Privilege

A diverse set of writers (Faith Adiele, Vanessa Hua, Chad Koch, and Kaitlin Solimine) discuss the pressing question of cultural appropriation, and how it influences their willingness to write outside the confines of their experience and background. Moderated by Maisha Z. Johnson. $10 adv / door



Moderators
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Maisha Z. Johnson

Maisha Z. Johnson is an award-winning writer, editor, and digital strategist who writes and works where the arts meet social change and digital media. | Her work experience includes some powerhouse influencers in efforts to make our world a better place, including Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminism media site in the world, and CUAV, the... Read More →

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avatar for Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele

Associate Professor, California College of the Arts
Author of the PEN-Award-winning travel memoir, Meeting Faith, about becoming Thailand's first black Buddhist nun. Narrator/writer/subject of the PBS documentary My Journey Home, about finding her father & siblings in Nigeria. Co-editor of Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicu... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is the author of DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and a finalist for the California Book Award. A columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, she has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She received a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and Asian American... Read More →
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Chad Koch

Chad Koch is a founding editor of Foglifter, a forthcoming queer literary journal. He recently received his MFA from San Francisco State University, where he was editor-in-chief of Fourteen Hills. He’s the recipient of the 2010 Miriam Ylvisaker Fellowship and the Leo Litwak fiction award from Transfer Magazine. He was assistant editor on Lawfully Wedded Wives: Rethinking Marriage in 21st Century. He is a 2016 fellow at The Grotto in San Francisco. His most recent stories were published in The North American Review and Sparkle... Read More →
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Kaitlin Solimine

Raised in New England, Kaitlin Solimine has considered China a second home for almost two decades. While majoring in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, she was a Harvard-Yenching scholar and wrote and edited Let’s Go: China (St. Martin’s Press). In 2006-2007, she was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Creative Arts Fellow in China where she began work on her forthcoming novel, Empire of Glass. She was the Donald E. Axinn Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
San Francisco Center for the Book 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA 94103

7:00pm

7 PM SOLD OUT, 10 PM STILL AVAILABLE! Lane 1974: A Life Off the Grid
Based on Clane Hayward’s memoir The Hypocrisy of Disco, the feature film Lane 1974 tells the true coming-of-age story of a counterculture girl, living off the grid and surviving a series of dangerous events before setting out alone on a 600-mile journey in search of the "normal" life she always imagined. Screening features a pre-show conversation with author Clane Hayward and director SJ Chiro. $15 adv / door

7 PM SCREENING IS SOLD OUT.
10 PM SCREENING TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE! 

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avatar for SJ Chiro

SJ Chiro

SJ Chiro graduated from Bennington College with a degree in theater and French literature. She spent much of her early career as an actor and director in Seattle’s theater scene. Her 2006 debut short film Little Red Riding Hood garnered awards for Best Live Action Short at... Read More →
avatar for Clane Hayward

Clane Hayward

Despite the feral childhood Clane Hayward describes in The Hypocrisy of Disco, Clane is a copywriter, editor, and technical writer for Silicon Valley Fortune 100 businesses. She lives in San Francisco with two well-meaning dogs and one remarkable man. She is... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110

7:00pm

The Infinite Man: A Celebration of Pablo Neruda
Co-presented by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

Celebrate of the publication of two newly translated books from Pablo Neruda’s early career, Venture of the Infinite Man (City Lights) and Book of Twilght (Copper Canyon), with writer/translators Forrest Gander, William O’Daly, Jessica Powell, and Mark Eisner. Includes hosted wine bar. $15 adv / door

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Mark Eisner

Mark Eisner conceived, edited, and was one of the principal translators for The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (City Lights, 2004). For Neruda's centennial that year, Mark was interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition. He has also just written Neruda: The Poet's Calling, which the... Read More →
avatar for Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Dessert and grew up in Virginia. He is a writer and translator with degrees in geology and English literature. Among his recent books are Eiko & Koma and two anthologies: Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century and Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America (with... Read More →
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William O'Daly

A resident of the Sierra Nevada foothills, William O'Daly is a poet, translator, and fiction writer. He has published eight books of translation of the late and posthumous poetry of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, and most recently Neruda's first volume, Book of Twilight. Books of his own poems... Read More →
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Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell has translated numerous Latin American authors, including works by César Vallejo, Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Cardenal, Maria Moreno, Ana Lidia Vega Serova and Edmundo Paz Soldán. Her translation (with Suzanne Jill Levine) of Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo's novel Where There's Love, There's Hate, was published by Melville House in 2013. She was the recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship in support of her translation of Antonio... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Odin Room, Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm

Word for Word: Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Co-presented by Word for Word and San Francisco Arts Commission

On the 50th anniversary of this classic work of New Journalism, Word for Word's Off the Page stages their reading of Joan Didion’s controversial and complex portrait of the Haight-Ashbury, directed by Delia MacDougall. Market Street Kiosk Poster Series artists Deborah Aschheim, Kate Haug, and Sarah Hotchkiss then present their work on the Summer of Love's history and zeitgeist. Discussion with artists and director to follow. FREE with suggested donation


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avatar for Deborah Aschheim

Deborah Aschheim

Deborah Aschheim is an American new media artist. She has exhibited her work internationally, in the United States and in Europe. She is best known for her exhibition Involuntary Memories. Her work includes video sculptures and focuses on memory, memory loss, and place. She describes her work as the attempt to understand memory from both a personal and emotional... Read More →
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Kate Haug

Kate Haug is a San Francisco-based artist and writer. Her short films have been screened internationally at festivals including MOMA’s New Directors/New Films, the London International Film Festival, and the Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival. Haug holds an MFA from UC San Diego in critical theory and experimental film. She was curatorial fellow at the Whitney Independent Study program where she cocurated, Dirt and Domesticity: Constructions of the Feminine at the... Read More →
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Sarah Hotchkiss

Sarah Hotchkiss is an artist and arts writer. She received her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts in 2011. Her work has been featured in shows in the greater New York and San Francisco areas, including Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, The Popular Workshop and MacArthur B Arthur. She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Esalen Institute and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received a 2011 Alternative Exposure Grant for the curatorial... Read More →
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Delia MacDougall

Delia MacDougall's theatre credits include The Government Inspector,the world premiere of Philip Kan Gotanda's After the War, A Christmas Carol, and The Learned Ladies (American Conservatory Theater) and Pericles, Man and Superman, King Lear, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas... Read More →



Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Z Space 450 Florida St., San Francisco, CA 94110

8:00pm

Heroes: A Night of Stories with Porchlight

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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avatar for Owen Egerton

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 Best... Read More →
avatar for Cleve Jones

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 A... Read More →
avatar for Laleh Khadivi

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 Watch Film Festival. She has worked as director, producer and cinematographer of documentary films since 1999. Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, VQR, The Sun, and other publications. She is the recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her story... 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, Interview, Cosmopolitan, San Francisco Chronicle, Poets... 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... 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 throughout the U.S. with them. Zelaya has appeared on stage, in film and in the squared circle as luchador... Read More →



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

12:30pm

Poetic Tuesday at Yerba Buena Gardens

Co-presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

The final event in our summer series at Yerba Buena! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors. Curated by Brynn Saito, and featuring Lee Herrick, Raina J. León, Sara Mumolo, Derrick Carr, and ContainHer (April Natalie Gee). FREE



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avatar for Derrick Carr

Derrick Carr

Derrick Carr has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since he was old enough to read. He graduated from Yale in 2011 with a degree in Black people. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, Adroit, and Oakland Review. He’s co-edited Tandem, an annual anthology published through The Lit Slam, a nonprofit working to broaden the conversation around literature... Read More →
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ContainHer (April Natalie Gee)

ContainHer is a female artist, vocalist and electronic music producer that cannot be contained, weaving transcendental sci-fi dreams into indy electro pop that scintillates with warmth and emotion. She collaborates with many, performs cooly alone, or with a phoenix of a live band... Read More →
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Lee Herrick

Lee Herrick is the author of two books, Gardening Secrets of the Dead and This Many Miles from Desire. He recently completed a two-year term as Fresno Poet Laureate and serves on the advisory board of The Adoption Museum Project. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, anthologies, and college textbooks, including The Bloomsbury Review, ZYZZYVA, Columbia Poetry Review, Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through... Read More →
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Raina J. León

Raina J. León is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Acentos Review, and the author of three poetry books: Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, and sombra: (dis)locate, and the chapbook, profeta without refuge. She is a member of the Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Macondo, and Carolina... Read More →
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Sarah Mumolo

Sara Mumolo is the author of Mortar (Omnidawn, 2013) and the Associate Director for the MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California. She created and curated the Studio One Reading Series in Oakland from 2007-2012, and Cannibal Books published her chapbook, March, in 2011. Poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, Action Yes, Lana Turner, The Offending Adam, Pen Poetry Series, Volta, and Volt, among others. She has received residencies to Vermont Studio Center, Caldera Center for the Arts, and has served as a curatorial resident at... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade Mission St. between Third and Fourth Streets

6:00pm

The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis
In his latest book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis, author and historian Richard Schwartz tells the fascinating life story of M.B. Curtis, the first Jewish-American actor to portray a Jewish character on an American stage. Trained in San Francisco and based there during his stardom, Curtis lived in the Berkeley area for years where he donated generous sums of money to civic projects and built the Peralta Hotel, the largest hotel in the Bay Area at the time (1891). Industrious, influential, and daring on and offstage, Curtis overcame the prejudices of late 19th-century America and lived the highs and lows of celebrity, often chasing his ideals of freedom and democracy through grand, dramatic gestures.. $12 general / $9.50 Museum members

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avatar for Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz

Richard Schwartz is a historian and the author of Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley; Earthquake Exodus, 1906; Berkeley 1900; and The Circle of Stones. An outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, he worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm before heading west to find highe... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Museum of Performance + Design 893B Folsom St., San Francisco, CA

6:00pm

Fifty Years of One Hundred Years of Solitude
Help us mark the anniversary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s masterpiece, first published in Buenos Aires in 1967. One Hundred Years of Solitude has been translated into 37 languages and is oft-considered, after Cervantes’ Don Quixote, the most important work in the history of Spanish literature. Featuring authors Achy Obejas and Scott Esposito, translator Stephen Kessler, and Stanford professor Ramón Saldívar. FREE

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Scott Esposito

Scott Esposito is the author of four books, most recently The Doubles from Civil Coping Mechanisms. He is a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has appeared in BOMB magazine, Tin House, The White Review, The Lifted B... Read More →
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Steven Kessler

Stephen Kessler is the author of ten books of original poetry, 16 books of literary translation, three collections of essays, and a novel, The Mental Traveler. He was the editor of The Redwood Coast Review, four-time winner of the California Library Association’s PR Excellence A... Read More →
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Achy Obejas

ACHY OBEJAS is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she wa... Read More →
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Ramón Saldívar

Ramón Saldívar, professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Hoagland Family Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2012. He is Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Studies, and has served as Chair of the Department of English and the Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Currently the Burke Family Director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program at Stanford, he has also served as the Director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Latino/Hispanic Room A, San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., San Francisco CA

6:00pm

Barely Published: Teen Edition
Co-presented by NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

Litquake’s long-running annual series presents readings by the best up-and-coming youth writing in the Bay Area. Brief open mic for writers 13-18 will close the program. FREE


Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mix Teen Center, SFPL Main 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102

6:30pm

First Fiction: The Ties That Bind
For emerging fiction writers, focusing on family has long been a staple. Rachel Khong (Goodbye, Vitamin) and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (A Kind of Freedom) plumb the richness of familial relationships in their debut novels to great effect. Tonight these two critically acclaimed authors read and discuss their recent books with author, journalist, and teacher Meghan Ward. $15 general public / FREE for Library members  

Moderators
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Meghan Ward

Meghan Ward is the author of Runway: Confessions of a Not-so-Supermodel, a chronicle of six years spent working as a high-fashion model in Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan. She is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared most recently in The Rumpus, Mutha, San Francisco Magazine... Read More →

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Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong grew up in Southern California, and holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Florida. From 2011 to 2016, she was the managing editor then executive editor of Lucky Peach magazine. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, Joyland, America... Read More →
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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Born and raised in New Orleans, MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON studied creative writing at Dartmouth and law at U.C. Berkeley. A recipient of the Lombard fellowship, she spent a year in the Dominican Republic working for a civil rights organization and writing. Her work has been nomin... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco CA 94104

7:00pm

Naked on the Page: Six Memoirists Bare All
"I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself." —Michel de Montaigne. Literary memoir transports us into the visceral reality of the life of the author. As we read, we walk as they do, talk as they do, but also fail, hurt, love. But what's it like to bear all? Memoirists Andrea Avery, Julie Barton, Elizabeth Farnsworth, Edward Guthmann, and Nancy Davis Kho discuss bleeding on the page with Juan Alvarado Valdivia. $10 adv / door



Moderators
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Nancy Davis Kho

Nancy Davis Kho is a writer in Oakland whose work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, The Rumpus, and anthologies including 2015’s Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam.) She’s a badge-wielding member of US Magazine’s Fashion Police, has been recognized as a Voice of the Year in the Humor Category by BlogHer, and was the inaugural champion of... Read More →

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Andrea Avery

Andrea Avery is the author of Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano (Pegasus Books). Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Real Simple, The Oxford American, and The Politics of Women's Bodies. She was the winner of Real Simple's second annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and a... Read More →
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Julie Barton

Julie Barton is the award winning New York Times bestselling author of Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me From Myself, the story of Julie’s struggle with deep clinical depression and the salvation she found in the unwavering love of a big red dog. Julie has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in... Read More →
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Elizabeth Farnsworth

ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH is a filmmaker, foreign correspondent, and former chief correspondent and principal substitute anchor of PBS’ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Her 2008 documentary, The Judge and the General, co-directed with Patricio Lanfranco, aired on television around the world... Read More →
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Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

In both her works of memoir and fiction, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder explores the unending complications of people living, working, and loving one another. As a practicing therapist for more than twenty years, she has been witness to the heartbreak, healing, and heroism of people from all walks of life. She strives to create stories that bring the emotional truths... Read More →
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Edward Guthmann

Edward Guthmann is a Bay Area journalist and author of the memoir Wild Seed: Searching for My Brother Dan. He was a staff writer and film critic at the San Francisco Chronicle for 25 years, where his writing won accolades from the California Newspaper Publishers Assn. and the Ame... Read More →
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Juan Alvarado Valdivia

Juan Alvarado Valdivia is a Peruvian American writer who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Fremont, CA. He is the author of ¡Cancerlandia!: A Memoir, which received a 2016 International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention for Best Biography in English. A short story c... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Francisco Center for the Book 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA 94103

7:00pm

SOLD OUT! -- Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
NOTE: This event is now filled to capacity. A limited number of seats may be available at the door -- thank you!

Co-presented by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library 

In celebration of San Francisco's 13th Annual One City One Book selection, we present an evening with Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, and its co-author, Waldo E. Martin, Jr. Bold, engrossing, and richly detailed, this book cuts through the mythology and obfuscation, revealing the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of the revolutionary Black Panther Party, and its disastrous unraveling. Black against Empire is the winner of the American Book Award, and is currently banned by the CA Department of Corrections. In conversation with writer/curator D. Scot Miller. FREE 

Moderators
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D. Scot Miller

D. Scot Miller is a columnist for SFMOMA's  Open Space. A contributor to Ishmael Reed's Konch Magazine, Mosaic Magazine, and KQED, he is also author of The AfroSurreal Manifesto, and sits on the Board of Advisors to giovanni singleton’s Nocturnes Literary (Re)view... Read More →

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Waldo E. Martin

Waldo E. Martin, Jr., is Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History and Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of No Coward Soldiers: Black Cultural Politics in Postwar America, Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History with Document... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

7:00pm

A State of Mind: Contemporary Writing from Ireland
Co-presented by Irish Culture Bay Area

"Irish? In truth I would not want to be anything else. It is a state of mind as well as an actual country."—Edna O'Brien. Litquake presents this rare evening of contemporary poets direct from Ireland. With Caroline Bracken, Stephen Connolly, and Stephen Sexton. Emceed by the longtime radio team of Renee Richardson and "Irish Greg" McQuaid, co-hosts of Renee & Irish Greg's Pop UP podcast. With live music from Eoin Harrington and Irish rappers South Centra. Includes hosted wine bar and beer from 21st Amendment. $15 adv / door

Moderators
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Renee Richardson & Greg McQuaid

Renee Richardson and “Irish Greg” McQuaid have been Bay Area radio staples for more than two decades at Live 105, KFOG and KGO Radio in San Francisco. They host a live bi-monthly podcast at Amado’s in the Mission District of San Francisco that focuses on music and everything that... Read More →

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Caroline Bracken

Caroline Bracken’s poems have been published in The Irish Times Hennessy New Irish Writing, Skylight 47, The Clare Champion, The WOW Anthology and The Gathering collection. She was recently awarded in Poetry Ireland/Trócaire’s annual competition.
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Stephen Connolly

Representing a new generation of voices in Irish literature, Stephen Connolly is a Belfast-based poet and a postgraduate student at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University.
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Stephen Sexton

Belfast native Stephen Sexton’s poems have appeared in Granta, Poetry London, Best British Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review and The Lifeboat reading series. Stephen’s poem “The Curfew” recently scooped the UK National Poetry Society Competition Award.



Tuesday October 10, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Odin Room, Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm

Straight No Chaser: Writers at the Bar

In what has become a Litquake tradition, hallowed North Beach watering hole Vesuvio Café opens its doors for an edgy and entertaining evening reading. This year, we feature contributors to Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California (Outpost19). Don't miss this rare opportunity to see authors from throughout the state perform new work in their natural habitat. Special guest Charlie Jane Anders. Emceed by Alia Volz. FREE


Moderators
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Alia Volz

Alia Volz is a native daughter of San Francisco. Her writing is found in The Best American Essays 2017, Tin House, The New York Times, Threepenny Review, Nowhere Magazine, Utne Reader, New England Review and the recent anthologies Dig If You Will The Picture: Writers Remember Prince and Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California. The Squaw Valley Community of Writers awarded her The Oakley Hall Memorial Scholarship twice. SF Weekly named her among... Read More →

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Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which was one of Time Magazine's 10 best novels of 2016 and recently won a Nebula Award, along with a Locus Award and the William L. Crawford Award. She organizes the Writers With Drinks reading series in San Francisco, and was a founding editor of the science fiction... Read More →
avatar for Seth Fischer

Seth Fischer

Seth Fischer’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, Joyland, Gargoyle, Golden State, Best Sex Writing, and other journals and anthologies. His nonfiction was also selected as notable in The Best American Essays, and he has attended residencies at Ucross, Lambda Litera... Read More →
avatar for Ron Gutierrez

Ron Gutierrez

Ron Gutierrez co-curates TERTULIA, a quarterly literary salon held in private homes and now in its sixth year. He has done readings up and down the California coast and is stoked to be back in San Francisco. His fiction has appeared in Golden State, Connotation Press, The Rattling Wall, Black Candies, and the anthologies Sex by the Book and Texas Told... Read More →
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Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall is the author of the book I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris (Tarpaulin Sky Press) and the chapbook Two Essays (eohippus labs). She lives in Los Angeles, where she plays bass with the band Pine Family.
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Olga Zilberbourg

Olga Zilberbourg is a bilingual author; born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she calls San Francisco her home. Her English-language fiction has appeared in World Literature Today, Epiphany, Narrative Magazine, Santa Monica Review, Golden State 2017, and Tin House online. Olga serves a... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vesuvio Cafe 255 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Liner Notes: Loudon Wainwright III with Chuck Prophet
Co-presented by Amoeba Music

With a career spanning more than four decades, Loudon Wainwright III has established himself as one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters. His songs can be laugh-out-loud funny, but they also can cut to the bone. In his new memoir, Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things, Wainwright details the fractured relationships in the Wainwright family throughout generations: the alcoholism, the infidelities, the competitiveness—as well as the closeness, the successes, and the joy. Wainwright performs some of his classics, and discusses his life and work with San Francisco singer/songwriter Chuck Prophet. $20 adv / $25 door


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Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III is a singer-songwriter and actor. In 1968 he began to write songs, and in 1969 recorded his first album. Wainwright has recorded twenty-seven albums, including his 2010 Grammy Award-winning High, Wide, & Handsome. His songs have been covered by Johnny Cash... Read More →



Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco CA
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

12:30pm

Literary Lunch: The World of Elena Ferrante

The wildly popular yet pseudonymous Italian author known as Elena Ferrante is best known for her four-volume Neapolitan Novels series, which follows two girls from Naples who attempt to create lives for themselves within a violent and stultifying culture. Named one of Time magazine's most influential people of 2016, Ferrante now sees her books increasingly adapted for film and television. Writer and Professor of Comparative Literature Sara Marinelli speaks on Ferrante’s narrative world and cultural relevance. Bring your own lunch. FREE


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Sara Marinelli

Born and raised in Naples, Italy, Sara Marinelli is a writer, translator, and educator based in San Francisco. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Rome and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her writing appears in Blue Mesa Review... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco CA 94104

12:30pm

Lifelong Learning at Freight & Salvage
Co-presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U.C. Berkeley

This lunchtime reading in Berkeley's downtown district features faculty and members from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. With Tamim Ansary, Jannie M. Dresser, Elizabeth Fishel, Philippa Kelly, Louise Nayer, and Darren C. Zook. FREE

Participants
avatar for Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary directed the San Francisco Writers’ Workshop for 22 years, has worked with memoirists for 15 years, and now runs an intensive six-week writing workshop for selected participants. His memoir West of Kabul, East of New York was San Francisco’s One City One Book pick in... Read More →
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Jannie M. Dresser

Jannie M. Dresser is a poet, editor, and teacher. Her book, Workers' Compensation: Poems of Labor & the Working Life, reflects her San Joaquin Valley roots and Bay Area gig-life. She holds a master’s from Mills College and teaches at OLLI-Concord and OLLI-Berkeley as well as in p... Read More →
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Elizabeth Fishel

Elizabeth Fishel is the author or co-author of five nonfiction books, including Sisters, Reunion, and Getting to 30. She has also written for magazines including Oprah’s O, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, The Writer, and Huffington Post, among many others. She has taught writing worksh... Read More →
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Philippa Kelly

Philippa Kelly has worked as resident dramaturg for the California Shakespeare Theater and the Napa Shakespeare Festival. She has received awards from the Fulbright, Rockefeller, and Walter and Eliza Hall Foundations, and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America. She has p... Read More →
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Louise Nayer

Louise Nayer is the author of five books, most recently Poised for Retirement: Moving from Anxiety to Zen a memoir/self-help hybrid about emotional planning for retirement. Her previous book, Burned: A Memoir was an Oprah Great Read and won the Wisconsin Library Association Award. She has been interviewed on numerous radio stations including NPR and given readings of her work across the country. She has been an educator for over 40 years and presently teaches through OLLI and at the San Francisco... Read More →
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Darren C. Zook

Darren C. Zook has taught for 15 years at U.C. Berkeley, and has been recognized numerous times for his contributions to education on campus. He teaches courses on comparative politics, security studies, human rights, and conflict resolution, and has extensive field experience in... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

6:30pm

Maximum Punch, Minimum Words: The Short Fiction of Barry Gifford
For 40 years and at least that many printed works, Barry Gifford has been known as a writer’s writer. Jonathan Lethem says he “invented his own American vernacular: William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly.” According to Elmore Leonard, Gifford “cuts right through the heart.” And William Saroyan: “Barry Gifford is a great writer.” Tonight he discusses his new short fiction collection, The Cuban Club, with bestselling author Tom Barbash. $15 general public / FREE for Library members

Moderators
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Tom Barbash

Tom Barbash is author of the recent story collection Stay Up With Me, as well as the award-winning novel The Last Good Chance and the nonfiction book On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11; A Story of Loss and Renewal, which was a New York Times bestsell... Read More →

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Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is the author of more than 40 published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into 28 languages. His most recent prose works are The Up-Down, Writers, Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems, The Roy Stories, and Landscape with Traveler. Gifford's... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco CA 94104

7:00pm

The Revolution Starts At Home: Social Activism for the Next Generation

If the revolution starts at home, it starts with storytelling. In this challenging political climate, how do writers, editors and illustrators strive to create narratives of inclusion, activism and community? This panel discussion for grownups integrates raising children and building community with art and children’s literature. Kids are welcome! Hosted by Made-in-Oakland’s Chapter 510 & Dept. of Make Believe. FREE



Moderators
avatar for Tomas Moniz

Tomas Moniz

TOMAS MONIZ is the founder, editor, and writer for the award winning Rad Dad which produced two literary anthologies: Rad Dad and Rad Families: A Celebration. His novella Bellies and Buffalos is a tender, chaotic road trip about friendship, family and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’s the recipient of the SF Literary Arts... Read More →

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avatar for Thi Bui

Thi Bui

Thi Bui is a writer, artist, and former public school teacher. She came to the U.S. as a refugee in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and continues to advocate for refugees and immigrants today. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017) started as part-family oral history, part-revenge against all the bad Vietnam War movies she grew up watching. Now every incoming freshman at UCLA is getting a copy of it... Read More →
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Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Michelle Cruz Gonzales, a Xicana writer,  writes memoir and fiction. Born in East LA in 1969, MCG grew up in Tuolumne, a tiny California Gold Rush town. She played drums and wrote lyrics for three bands during the 1980s and 1990s, Bitch Fight, Spitboy, and Instant Girl. Spitboy, not a riot grrl band... Read More →
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Robert Liu-Trujillo

My name is Robert Liu-Trujillo. I am the author and illustrator of “Furqan’s First Flat Top”. I was born in Oakland, California and raised all across the Bay Area. I’m a visual artist, father, and a husband who employs the use of illustration, public art, and storytelling to tell tales. These tales manifest in a variety of forms and they reflect my cultural background, dreams, and political / personal beliefs. My motivation to do what I do is to unearth beautiful and un-told stories, to be a positive and nurturing influence on my son, and to honor my ancestors and family who worked so hard for me to be here. I love music, nerdy things, and can get along well with most people. I seek fun, ice cream, and justice... Read More →
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Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara is a writer and illustrator of books for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that those who care about social justice believe in and fight for. Inno, born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, moved to the US to study zoology and philosophy at UC Davis. His first... Read More →
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Miriam Klein Stahl

Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist and the New York Times-bestselling illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dept. of Make Believe and Chapter 510 2301 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612

7:00pm

M is for Marriage (and Mayhem)
Thrillers don’t have to involve espionage or nuclear threats to be suspenseful. Sometimes the most frightening scenarios happen in the home. Michelle Richmond’s new novel The Marriage Pact has been called “a tense, twisting, quirky novel of growing dread” by blockbuster author Dean Koontz, and has drawn comparisons to Gone Girl and The Stepford Wives. In conversation with thriller and crime author David Corbett. $10 adv / door

Moderators
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David Corbett

Former private investigator David Corbett is author of five novels as well as the writing guide The Art of Character. His book Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book) was described by Patrick Anderson of the Washington Post as “one of the three or four best American crime novels... Read More →

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avatar for Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of the newly-released thriller, The Marriage Pact, which has been optioned for film and translated into 28 languages. Her previous novels include the 2014 literary thriller Golden State, which imagines modern-day Californ... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

7:00pm

Graphically Inclined: Books to Look At

Each year, publishers are increasingly committed to releasing visual books. Art gets to the essence of the subject in a different way than words, and visual works can often be just as rewarding, and stimulating. Authors Marissa Moss, Bridget Quinn, and Renate Stendhal discuss (and project) their newest releases. FREE



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Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss has been telling stories and drawing pictures to go with them for as long as she can remember. She sent her first book to publishers when she was nine, but it wasn't very good and it never got published. She didn't try again until she was a grown-up, but since then s... Read More →
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Bridget Quinn

Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), which NPR’s Susan Stamberg calls “a terrific essay collection” with “spunky attitudinal, SMART writing,” marking the second time “attitudinal” has been used about her work (first... Read More →
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Renate Stendhal

Renate Stendhal is the award-winning author of the photo biography Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures. After growing up in Berlin and Hamburg, she lived in Paris for almost two decades, pursuing ballet and underground theater, translating American women authors and writing cul... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
California Institute of Integral Studies Main Lobby, 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

7:00pm

Some Stories Deserve to be True: International Nonfiction

Co-presented by the Consulate General of the Netherlands

A stellar group of nonfiction writers discuss their recent works set in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. With Mateo Hoke, Andrew Lam, and Jaap Scholten. Moderated by author and KQED book columnist Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Includes hosted wine bar. $15 adv / door


Moderators
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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is the book columnist for KQED. Her debut novel The Fruit of the Drunken Tree is forthcoming from Doubleday in August of 2018. 

Participants
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Mateo Hoke

Mateo Hoke is a writer and journalist, and co-editor of the book Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation. He studied journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and is currently working on a book... Read More →
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Andrew Lam

Award-winning author Andrew Lam is the web editor of New America Media, and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He was a contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered for eight years. His collection of essays, Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese D... Read More →
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Jaap Scholten

Jaap Scholten studied Industrial Design at the Technical University in Delft, Graphic Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Arts in Rotterdam (BA), and Social Anthropology at the Central European University in Budapest (MA). He has published seven books: collections of short stories and three novels. His novel, De wet van Spengler (Atlas Contact, 2008), was chosen... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Odin Room, Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm

Litquake in the Bookstore: Maggie Stiefvater
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ is elated to present #1 New York Times bestselling author and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year winner Maggie Stiefvater in celebration of her gripping new fantasy, All the Crooked Saints, the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, and a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption. FREE

Participants
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Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publ... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Books Inc., Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94107

7:00pm

SOLD OUT! Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora
Supported in part by Poets and Writers

The recent anthology Of Poetry and Protest gives voice to the current conversation about race in America as it has coalesced in protest against police killings of African American boys and men, and serves as an excellent introduction to African American poetry. Tonight’s readings feature contributors Sonia Sanchez, C.S. Giscombe, devorah major, Al Young, and editor Michael Warr. Program includes a wine reception beginning at 6pm. Come early and purchase the book! $10 general / $5 students/seniors / MoAD members





Participants
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C.S. Giscombe

C. S. Giscombe teaches English at the University of California. His books include Prairie Style, Ohio Railroads, Border Towns, etc. His book-in-progress is Negro Mountain.
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devorah major

devorah major San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate has five poetry books most recently: and then we became,. major has two novels, two biographies and a host of short stories, essays, and individual poems published in anthologies and periodicals.
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Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez is the author of over 16 books including Does Your House Have Lions?, Homegirls and Handgrenades, Under a Soprano Sky, and most recently, Morning Haiku (Beacon Press, 2010).
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Michael Warr

Michael Warr’s recent books include Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Travyon Martin (W.W. Norton) and The Armageddon of Funk (Tia Chucha Press).
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Al Young

Former California Poet Laureate Al Young’s many books include poem collections, memoirs, and novels. A Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow, he is currently Distinguished Professor at California College of the Arts’ MFA In Writing program.



Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105
 
Thursday, October 12
 

12:30pm

Literary Lunch: Jane Eyre Turns 170
This brown bag lunch features Mallory Ortberg (The Toast, Texts From Jane Eyre), speaking on the continued popularity and relevance of Charlotte Brontë’s classic Gothic-Victorian novel. First published in 1847 under the byline “Currer Bell,” Jane Eyre revolutionized the art of fiction, and although criticized as anti-Christian, was eventually praised for its fearless exploration of the themes of classism, sexuality, religion, and feminism. FREE

Participants
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Mallory Ortberg

Mallory Ortberg is co-founder of The Toast, and author of Texts From Jane Eyre and the upcoming short story collection The Merry Spinster.



Thursday October 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco CA 94104

6:30pm

Gotta Get Outta Here: Why We Love Science Fiction and Fantasy
Why do people value entertainment and escapism above almost anything but food and shelter? Why do we plunge ourselves into made up worlds? Is it because reality sucks? Or because storytellers present worlds that are better than ours? And how do our minds respond to the impossible? We'll investigate these questions and yours, with the help of Nick Kanas M.D. (psychologist), Jonathan Keats (philosopher), and sci-fi/fantasy authors, Meg Elison, Pat Murphy, and Ransom Stephens. $15 general public / FREE for Library members

Participants
avatar for Meg Elison

Meg Elison

Meg Elison is the author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Tiptree recommendation, Audie Award nominee and winner of the Philip K. Dick Award. Her sequel, The Book of Etta, was published in February 2017. She has also been published in McSweeney’s, The Establishment, Catapult, Compelling Science Fiction, Terraform, and many other places. Elison is a high school dropout and a graduate of UC... Read More →
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Jonathon Keats

Jonathon Keats is an experimental philosopher, writer and artist. He is the author of six books, most recently You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future, published by Oxford University Press. His conceptually-driven interdisciplinary art projects, hosted by in... Read More →
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Nick Kanas M.D.

Nick Kanas, M.D., is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts. He is the author of Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles, which won the 2016 International... Read More →
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Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy has won two Nebula Awards, the Philip K. Dick Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Seiun Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Her novels include The Falling Woman, The City Not Long After, Nadya: The Wolf Chronicles, Wild Angel, andAdventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell. Her short stories are collected in Points of Departure and Women Up To No Good. With Karen Joy Fowler, she co-founded the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for science fiction or fantasy that explores and expands gender. Pat also helps children stay curious at... Read More →
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Ransom Stephens

Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., is the author of The Left Brain Speaks The Right Brain Laughs: a look at the neuroscience of innovation & creativity in art, science, & life (Viva Editions) His novels include The God Patent (47North), a perspective altering novel of science and religion, and The Sensory Deception (47North), a story of environmentalism, virtual reality, and idealism gone wrong. Watch for The 99% Solution and Too Rich to Die next... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco CA 94104

6:30pm

2017 Poetry World Series
Seattle’s John Roderick emcees this rowdy, fast-paced reading. Two teams of award-winning poets take turns batting at topics pitched by the audience. Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: these poets won't know what's coming next! Judges Lee Herrick and Ayelet Waldman will score each performance, and the winning team takes the series title. Book sale/signing follows the reading. Don't forget to bring a topic to stump the poets! $5 adv / $10 door

Music and sound effects mixed by Kristen Clark of Mill Valley.

Moderators
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John Roderick

John Roderick is a musician, writer, champion podcaster, and erstwhile political candidate. The songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, he helms the podcast "Roderick on the Line." He lives in Seattle.
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Melissa Stein

Organizer and host Melissa Stein is the author of the poetry collection Rough Honey, winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. She is a freelance editor in San Francisco.

Participants
avatar for Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone is an English Professor at Whittier College and the author of 18 books. His awards include fellowships from the NEA, a Pushcart Prize, Pablo Neruda, and the John Ciardi Prize.
avatar for Rebecca Foust

Rebecca Foust

Rebecca Foust’s books include Paradise Drive and All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song. She’s the recipient of fellowships from The Frost Place, MacDowell and Sewanee and is the new Marin County Poet Laureate.
avatar for Danusha Laméris

Danusha Laméris

Danusha Laméris’ book The Moons of August won the 2013 Autumn House Press poetry prize. Her work is in The American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2017, The New York Times, and elsewhere.
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Roy Mash

Roy Mash, the author of Buyer’s Remorse (Cherry Grove, 2014), is a nail in the tire of post-modernity, an incorrigible scamp who’s smuggled his pea shooter into the Church of Poetry—be ready to duck.
avatar for Adrian Matejka

Adrian Matejka

Adrian Matejka’s book The Big Smoke won 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize in poetry. His new book is Map to the Stars (Penguin 2017).
avatar for Lisa Olstein

Lisa Olstein

Lisa Olstein is the author of Little Stranger, Lost Alphabet, and Radio Crackling, Radio Gone (Hayden Carruth Award). She’s received a Lannan Literary Residency, a MA Cultural Council fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches at the U of Texas Michener Center for Writers... Read More →
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Bruce Snider

Bruce Snider wrote Paradise, Indiana, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, and The Year We Studied Women, winner of Felix Pollak Prize. A former Stegner fellow and Jones Lecturer, he teaches at USF.
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Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life; the novels Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter's Keeper; the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110

7:00pm

Litquake in the Bookstore: Brit Bennett

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel The Mothers is an emotionally perceptive story about love, ambition, a big secret—and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Hear Bennett read from and discuss this extraordinary debut, named Best Book of 2016 by Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, and NPR. FREE


Participants
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Brit Bennett

Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her wor... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Book Passage, Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925

7:00pm

A Night with Best American Essays
Since 1986, Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Essays has delivered an annual treasure trove of fine writing and thought-provoking essays selected from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. Join us for a reading by some of California's leading contemporary essayists, Kendra Atleework, Richard M. Lange, Angela Morales, Karen Palmer, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Alia Volz. $10

Participants
avatar for Kendra Atleework

Kendra Atleework

Kendra Atleework is a writer born and raised in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. She’s at work on a book of nonfiction about disaster, family, and history, taking off from her essay “Charade,” which appeared in The Best American Essays 2015. She lives in Minneapolis and in Bi... Read More →
avatar for Richard M. Lange

Richard M. Lange

Richard M. Lange’s short fiction has appeared in North American Review, Cimarron Review, Mississippi Review, Ping Pong, Portland Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, The William and Mary Review, Eclipse, Green Mountains Review, Georgetown Review and elsewhere. Two of his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His essay... Read More →
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Angela Morales

Angela Morales, a graduate of the University of Iowa's nonfiction writing program, is the author of The Girls in My Town, a collection of personal essays. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays 2013, Harvard Review, The Southern Review, The Southwest Review, The Los Angele... Read More →
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Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer is author of the novels All Saints and Border Dogs. The recipient of an NEA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared in Best American Essays 2017, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review, The Rumpus, Five Points, and others. She has taught at UCLA... Read More →
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Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media advocacy organization that uses storytelling to humanize the conversation around immigration, citizenship, and identity in a changing America. He also established #EmergingUS, the for-profit media production arm of Define American, and the first media property ever to be owned by an undocumented immigrant. As a creator and curator of stories, he produces the annual Define American Film Festival, a traveling event that showcases films and panels focused on... Read More →
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Alia Volz

Alia Volz is a native daughter of San Francisco. Her writing is found in The Best American Essays 2017, Tin House, The New York Times, Threepenny Review, Nowhere Magazine, Utne Reader, New England Review and the recent anthologies Dig If You Will The Picture: Writers Remember Prince and Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California. The Squaw Valley Community of Writers awarded her The Oakley Hall Memorial Scholarship twice. SF Weekly named her among... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

7:00pm

Harlem of the West: San Francisco's Jazzy Fillmore
A limited number of seats will be available at the door.

Co-presented by Amoeba Music and SFJAZZ

Billie Holiday singing at the New Orleans Swing Club. Dexter Gordon hanging out at Bop City. Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, all swinging through town for gigs. San Francisco's Fillmore District was once an eclectic, integrated, and hopping neighborhood dotted with restaurants, pool halls, theaters, and two dozen nightclubs and music joints, before vanishing abruptly from redevelopment in the 1960s. Celebrate this unique and rediscovered chapter in jazz history with Harlem of the West​: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era co-author Elizabeth Pepin Silva and special guest musicians from the era​.​ $12 adv / $15 door

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Elizabeth Pepin Silva

Elizabeth Pepin Silva is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer, writer and former day manager of the historic Fillmore Auditorium. She holds a degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University.



Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94111

7:00pm

Brazilian Literature in Translation
Co-presented by City Lights and the Consulate of Brazil, San Francisco

Launch event for the new poetry collection This House (Scrambler Press), by acclaimed contemporary Brazilian poet Ana Martins Marques, recipient of the Brazilian National Library Foundation Prize. Special guest presenters Elisa Wouk Almino, Brenda Hillman, Sebastião Edson Macedo, David Shook, and Dr. Karen Sotelino read and discuss. With live Brazilian music and hosted wine bar. $15 adv / door

Participants
avatar for Elisa Wouk Almino

Elisa Wouk Almino

Elisa Wouk Almino is a writer and a translator from Portuguese. Her translation of poems by Ana Martins Marques, This House, was published by Scrambler Books this summer, and she is currently translating a book of poems by Paulo Leminski. She is the associate editor at Hyperaller... Read More →
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Brenda Hillman

Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Extra HIdden Life, Among the Days (forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press in Spring 2018.) She is the Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California.
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Sebastião Edson Macedo

Sebastião Edson Macedo is a scholar and poet with three volumes of poetry published in Rio de Janeiro: cego puro sol (2004), para apascentar o tamanho do mundo (2006) and as medicinas (2010). He has also collaborated with literary magazines in Brazil, translating Allen Ginsberg... Read More →
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Ana Martins Marques

Ana Martins Marques was born in Belo Horizonte in 1977. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She is the author of three poetry collections, A vida submarina (2009), Da arte das armadilhas (2011), and O livro das semelhanças (2015... Read More →
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David Shook

David Shook is a poet and translator in Los Angeles, where he directs the nonprofit publishing house Phoneme Media. He has translated over 15 books from Spanish and Isthmus Zapotec, and is a 2017 NEA Translation Fellow for his translations from the Portuguese of Sao Tomean poet... Read More →
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Karen Sotelino

Dr. Karen Sotelino is a Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and an M.A. and PhD in Literature from U.C. Santa Cruz. Her literary translations include the novels Lavoura arcaica (Ancient Tillage, Penguin UK, New Directions) by 2016... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Odin Room, Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:00pm

Goodreads LitQuiz
How big of a bookworm are you? Goodreads LitQuiz returns to Litquake to test your bookish knowledge with a free literary pub quiz to end all pub quizzes! Field a team, or join one when you arrive. Drink tickets and seating are first-come, first served. Hosted by Goodreads managing editor Danny Feekes. Doors open at 6 pm. FREE

Participants
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Danny Feekes

Danny Feekes is the managing editor at Goodreads. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism before working as a corporate merchandiser at Banana Republic and as the first editorial director overseeing the fashion sites at POPSUGAR. Danny is a passiona... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Elbo Room 647 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 9411

7:00pm

Tech in the Age of Trump

Logic is a new magazine devoted to technology and society. Tonight, its editors and contributors host a panel on Silicon Valley's political aspirations in the age of Trump. Since the election, the tech industry has been flexing its political muscle. How is it adapting to the new landscape? How is it interacting with the new Administration—and how is the new Administration using tech's tools to pursue its agenda? We'll discuss topics ranging from Zuckerberg's semi-presidential tour to the role of data analysis in "vetting" and deportations to social media, hate speech, and fake news. Hosted by Logic founding editor Ben Tarnoff. FREE 


Moderators
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Ben Tarnoff

Ben Tarnoff writes about technology and politics for The Guardian and Jacobin. His most recent book is The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature.


Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133

8:00pm

Parsing the President: Experts Discuss the Behavior of Donald J. Trump
These are unprecedented times. Never before has our commander-in-chief’s behavior been so puzzling, so laughable, so…troubled? With so many Americans confounded by Trump’s irrational behavior, not to mention odd use of the English language, Litquake has assembled this panel of experts to shed some light. Senator Barbara Boxer addresses his political naiveté, linguist Geoffrey Nunberg helps parse his verbal tics, psychiatrist Dr. Dee Mosbacher sheds light on his mental state, and comedian Will Durst talks about finding humor in this un-funny crisis. Moderated by journalist and author David Talbot. Image by New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro. Doors open 7 pm. $20 adv / $25 door

Moderators
avatar for David Talbot

David Talbot

David Talbot is an author, journalist, media entrepreneur, and book publisher. He is founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon.com, and is author of the bestsellers Season of the Witch and Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, and the illustrated pulp history Devil... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer

Barbara Levy Boxer served 24 years in the U.S. Senate, ten years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and six years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. While in office, she championed women’s rights, the environment, public education, tax cuts and consumer protections. Sin... Read More →
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Will Durst

The New York Times has called Will Durst “quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today.” He now tours the country with his new one-man show, “Durst Case Scenario,” is featured in the comedian documentary 3 Still Standing, writes a nationally syndicated... Read More →
avatar for Dee Mosbacher

Dee Mosbacher

Dee Mosbacher, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist, filmmaker, and social justice activist. As a public-sector psychiatrist, she has specialized in the treatment of patients with severe mental illness. She served as San Mateo County's Medical Director for Mental Health and Senior Psychiatrist at San Francisco's Progress Foundation. Mosbacher was also a board member of California Pacific Medical Center and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. | | Motivated by gay-bashing at the 1992 Republican National Convention, she founded Woman Vision-a nonprofit aimed at promoting equal treatment of all people through the use of educational media. To date, Dee has directed or produced nine, multiple award-winning documentaries, including the Academy Award-nominated Straight from the Heart. She is a contributor... Read More →
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Geoffrey Nunberg

Geoffrey Nunberg, a linguist, is a professor at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information. Since 1987, he has done a language feature on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” and his commentaries have appeared in The New York Times and many other publications. His previous books include Talking Right... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco CA
 
Friday, October 13
 

12:30pm

Bad Rabbi: Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

Co-presented by The Contemporary Jewish Museum and KlezCalifornia

Eddy Portnoy discusses his just-released book Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press. This irreverent, unvarnished, and frequently hilarious compendium chronicles a seamy underbelly of pre-WWII drunks, thieves, murderers, wrestlers, poets, and beauty queens whose misadventures were immortalized in print. Book sales and signing to follow. In conjunction with The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition The 613 by Archie Rand. FREE with Museum admission


Participants
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Edward Portnoy

Edward Portnoy received his PhD from the Jewish Theological Seminary. His dissertation was on cartoons of the Yiddish press. He also holds an MA in Yiddish Studies from Columbia, having written on artists/writers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. His articles on Jewish popular culture phenomena have appeared in The Drama Review, Polin, and The International Journal of Comic Art. In addition to speaking on Jewish popular culture throughout Europe and North America, he has consulted on museum exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

6:00pm

The European Refugee Crisis: Havarie and the Art of Slow Cinema
Co-presented by Center for the Art of Translation, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and Unnamed Press

Inspired by a short cellphone video of a raft of refugees, shot by a tourist from the deck of a cruise ship, Merle Kröger and Philip Scheffner created both a feature film and a novel, Havarie (Collision). Scheffner’s film loops the original clip into a haunting 90-minute “slow cinema” hallucination and meditation on the nature of refugees, while Kröger’s book unspools a crime story from the same collection of characters. Kröger reads from her book, followed by a screening of Havarie, and then an onstage discussion with both Kröger and Scheffner. Moderated by CCA film professor Nilgun Bayraktar. $15 adv / door 

Moderators
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Nilgun Bayraktar

Nilgun Bayraktar is an assistant professor of film in the Visual Studies Program at California College of the Arts. She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies and Film & Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on migrant and diasporic cinema... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Merle Kröger

Merle Kröger

Merle Kröger is a novelist, script writer, and film producer living in Berlin, Germany. She produces art films and documentaries for international arthouse cinema. She also writes scripts for independent cinema in India. Since 2003, Kröger has published four novels, which combine... Read More →
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Philip Scheffner

Philip Scheffner, born 1966 in Homburg/Saar, lives and works as an artist and filmmaker in Berlin. Together with Merle Kröger, Alex Gerbaulet and Caroline Kirberg, he runs the production platform pong. He took part in the Berlinale Forum with Havarie (2016), And-Ek Ghes… (2016... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110

6:30pm

Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking

A cinephile’s dream: the chance to follow legendary director Woody Allen throughout the creation of a film–from inception to premiere–and to enjoy his reflections on some of the finest artists in the history of cinema. 

Eric Lax has been with Woody Allen almost every step of the way. He chronicled Allen’s transformation from stand-up comedian to filmmaker in On Being Funny (1975). His international best seller, Woody Allen: A Biography (1991), was a portrait of a director hitting his stride. Conversations with Woody Allen comprised interviews that illustrated Allen’s evolution from 1971 to 2008. Now, Lax invites us onto the set–and even further behind the scenes–of Allen’s Irrational Man, which was released in 2015, and starred Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone.  $10 general public / FREE for Library members

More info: events@milibrary.org 
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Moderators
avatar for David Thomson

David Thomson

David Thomson has written about film for The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, Movieline, Film Comment, and Sight & Sound. He is the author of more than 30 books on film, including The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Rosebud: The Story of Orson... Read More →

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avatar for Eric Lax

Eric Lax

Eric Lax’s books include Woody Allen: A Biography, an international bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Bogart (with A. M. Sperber), and Conversations with Woody Allen, which comprises 40 years of interviews with Allen. Lax has written for The Atlantic, Esqu... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mechanics' Institute Library 57 Post St., San Francisco CA 94104

6:30pm

Lit by the Lake

Five East Bay authors read from their newly published books in this after-hours event at Oakland’s Main Library. Enjoy a glass of wine, make new friends, and hear from Aya de Leon, Meredith Jaeger, Elizabeth Rosner, Shanthi Sekaran, and Arisa White. FREE



Participants
avatar for Meredith Jaeger

Meredith Jaeger

Meredith Jaeger was born and raised in Berkeley, the daughter of a Swiss father and an American mother. While working for a San Francisco startup, she completed The Dressmaker's Dowry, her debut novel. She lives in Alameda with her husband, baby daughter and bulldog.
avatar for Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon is an acclaimed writer of prose and poetry. In July 2016, Kensington Books published her debut novel UPTOWN THIEF, a Latina Robin Hood heist story on New York’s Lower East Side. On May 30, 2017, Kensington will publish the follow-up novel The Boss, and have contracted for two more books in the Justice Hustlers series in 2018 and 2019. Aya is the Director of June... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Rosner

Elizabeth Rosner

ELIZABETH ROSNER is the author of three novels and a poetry collection. The Speed of Light was translated into nine languages and won several awards in the US and in Europe, including being shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Femina. Blue Nude was named among the best books of 2... Read More →
avatar for Shanthi Sekaran

Shanthi Sekaran

Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the Portuguese Artists Colony and the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Her work has appeared in Best New American Voices and Canteen, and online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. She is the... Read More →
avatar for Arisa White

Arisa White

ARISA WHITE is a Cave Canem fellow, Sarah Lawrence College alumna, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of the poetry chapbooks Disposition for Shininess, Post Pardon, and Black Pearl. Published by Virtual Artists Collective, her debut full-length... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Oakland Public Library 125 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612

7:00pm

Litquake goes THERE with Laleh Khadivi
Litquake and THERE, Oakland’s popular monthly reading series, team up to present a special evening with celebrated Kurdish author Laleh Khadivi. An East Bay resident who fled with her family after the Iranian revolution, Khadivi will read from her latest novel, A Good Country, and discuss her writing, the immigrant experience, and her career as a documentary filmmaker. In conversation with THERE host and KCBS Radio political reporter (and fiction author) Doug Sovern. FREE

Moderators
avatar for Doug Sovern

Doug Sovern

Doug Sovern wrote the first-of-its-kind Twitter novel “TweetHeart” in 2011. Since then, his short stories have appeared in Narrative, Sand Hill Review, The Madison Review, and over a dozen other magazines, and have been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes and Best of the West. A g... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Laleh Khadivi

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 Watch Film Festival. She has worked as director, producer and cinematographer of documentary films since 1999. Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, VQR, The Sun, and other publications. She is the recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her story... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Octopus Literary Salon 2101 Webster St. #170, Oakland, CA 94612

7:00pm

SF Stories: When You Love A City, But It Doesn't Love You Back
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

Participants
avatar for Dee Allen

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 →
avatar for Patsy Creedy

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 →
avatar for Kelly Dessaint

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 →
avatar for Alison Faith Levy

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 →
avatar for Denise Sullivan

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

7:00pm

SOLD OUT! She Persisted: Readings by Women Who Refuse to Sit Down
SOLD OUT!  An evening of straight-up readings from fabulous women who have no trouble speaking their minds—sometimes at top volume. This rich array of authors will bring the humor, the anger and the pathos to the podium. Fasten your seat belts. Book sales and signings to follow. $10 adv / $15 door

Participants
avatar for Carina Chocano

Carina Chocano

Carina Chocano is an L.A.-based journalist and author of You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, Vogue, Elle, Rolling Stone, and many others. A former staff film and TV critic at the Los Angeles Times, she has also worked as a TV and book critic at Entertainment Weekly and a staff writer at Salon. Raves Jill Soloway, "If information is power, You Play the Girl is a... Read More →
avatar for Amy Dresner

Amy Dresner

Amy Dresner is a former professional stand-up comic, having appeared at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv. She is also a former addict, turning her 20-year battle with substance abuse into My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean, which Margaret Cho has called "a sickening masterpiece: hilarious and... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Freed

Lynn Freed

Born in South Africa, Lynn Freed is the author of ten books: novels, short fiction and nonfiction. She has two new releases: the novel The Last Laugh, and a book of travel essays, The Romance of Elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic, among other places. Her honors include the Katherine Anne Porter Award in fiction, two PEN/O. Henry awards, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Anne Lamott calls Freed... Read More →
avatar for Jane Ganahl

Jane Ganahl

Jane Ganahl is a journalist, columnist, author, anthology editor, and the co-founder of Litquake. She is working on a children’s book that will highlight her animal rescue work.
avatar for Janine Kovac

Janine Kovac

Talent Wrangler, Litquake
Janine Kovac is the author of Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home, a memoir about the death of a career but the birth of miracle twins. A former ballet dancer and software engineer, she is a founding member of the writing group Write on Mamas and a contributing editor of the a... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Podolinsky

Elizabeth Podolinsky

Elizabeth Podolinsky is the author of the humorous memoir Pretending to Pray In French, about the time she fled to France after a bad breakup, seeking love or at least a good time in the City of Lights. What could go wrong? Podolinsky’s essays on travel, food and health have been... Read More →
avatar for Carolina De Robertis

Carolina De Robertis

Carolina De Robertis is a journalist, novelist and activist. She edited the recent anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times. She is the author of The Gods of Tango, as well as two previous novels, Perla, and The Invisible Mountain (chosen as a 2009 B... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

7:00pm

Longform Fiction from Europe
Co-presented by the Consulate Generals of France, Italy, Netherlands, and Sweden, and the Italian Cultural Institute

Readings and discussion from some of Europe’s top novelists currently on book tour. With Dominique Fabre (France), Nicola Lagioia (Italy), Karolina Ramqvist (Sweden), and Nina Weijers (Netherlands). Moderated by San Francisco Chronicle book editor John McMurtrie. Includes hosted wine bar. $15 adv / door

Moderators
avatar for John McMurtrie

John McMurtrie

John McMurtrie is the book editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Toronto Globe and Mail, and International Herald Tribune, where he got his start in journalism more than a quarter-century ago—not including a stint as... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Dominique Fabre

Dominique Fabre

Dominique Fabre possesses a unique voice among contemporary French novelists. Focusing on the lives of individuals on the margins of society, his works combines somber, subdued realism with lyrical perception. In his own words, Fabre “believes in the possibility of showing you genuine beauty, genuine dignity and places or people that have been somehow... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Lagioia

Nicola Lagioia

Nicola Lagioia, born in Bari in 1973, is an editor for the Italian publisher Minimum Fax. He is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. His books have been awarded the Strega Prize, the Premio Volponi, and the Premio Viareggio, among others. He lives in Rome... Read More →
avatar for Karolina Ramqvist

Karolina Ramqvist

Karolina Ramqvist is one of the most influential Swedish writers and feminists of her generation, beginning with her critically acclaimed 2009 book The Girlfriend (Flickvännen). Her 2012 generational coming-of-age-novel The Beginning (Alltings början) rocketed into instant cult s... Read More →
avatar for Niña Weijers

Niña Weijers

Niña Weijers studied literary theory in Amsterdam and Dublin. She has published short stories, essays and articles in various literary magazines, such as Das Magazin, De Gids and De Revisor. In 2010 she won the writing competition Write Now!. She is a regular contributor to the weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer, and an editor of De Gids. Her debut novel The Consequences (De consequenties) won the Anton Wachter Prize 2014 for best first novel, the Opzij Feminist Literature Prize, the Lucy B... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Odin Room, Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Foglifter: San Francisco's Queer Literary Journal

“Queer is a word that suggests there's an alternative, ideal or normal behavior in the world. But the truth is we're all queer in some fashion, whether it’s our outward or our inner lives, humans are all unique and therefore variant from some suggested mean.” —D.A. Powell

In November 2016, Poets & Writers named Foglifter as “One Of Nine Journals You Need To Read.” Born out of the need for a San Francisco Queer journal that emphasizes transgressive, intersectional, marginal, and cross-genre writing, Foglifter boasts an editorial staff composed primarily of Lambda Literary Fellows and S.F. State Creative Writing graduates. Tonight, hear readings from hosts and Foglifter contributors Randall Mann and Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and more authors from the newest issue. FREE


Participants
avatar for Marina Claveria

Marina Claveria

Marina is an educator, barista, and sometimes birth-worker living in Oakland. The limits of memory and the struggle to differentiate between lineage and an origin myth inform her writing. Currently she's workings on a series of collected interviews dealing with the transmutabilit... Read More →
avatar for Aja Couchois Duncan

Aja Couchois Duncan

Aja Couchois Duncan is a Bay Area educator, writer and coach of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her writinghas been anthologized in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Press,) Bay Poetics (Faux Press)and Love Shook My Heart 2 (Alyson Press). Her debut co... Read More →
avatar for Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Laura Jones earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Northwestern University, where she also won the 2015 AWP Journals Prize. She currently teaches at Central State University, and her work has been featured in The Gay and Lesbian Review, Creative Nonfiction, Litro (UK), About Place Journal, and the Oklahoma Review. Her collaborative work about growing up in the... Read More →
avatar for MJ Jones

MJ Jones

Michal MJ Jones is an unapologetically Black, queer, genderqueer writer and activist out of Oakland, CA. They have been featured in online magazines such as Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, and The Body Is Not An Apology magazines. Michal's work is a deep blend of raw vul... Read More →
avatar for Randall Mann

Randall Mann

Randall Mann is the author of four collections of poetry, including Proprietary, recently published by Persea Books. New work appears in the San Francisco Chronicle, Poem-A-Day, Literary Hub, and The Rumpus. He lives in San Francisco.
avatar for Jane McDermott

Jane McDermott

Oakland, California resident Jane McDermott is the 2014 Michael Rubin book award winner for her collection of microfiction Look Busy: One hundred 100-word stories by and for the easily distracted  published by 14 Hills in November 2014. Her fiction can be found in the journals/si... Read More →
avatar for Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer, performer and standup comedian, named one of the 13 Top Bay Area Writers to Watch in 2016 by 7×7 Magazine in San Francisco. You can find his writing published online, in journals, and several anthologies, he was named a Lambda Literary Poetry Fellow in 2014, and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow in 2016... Read More →
avatar for Jasper Sanchez

Jasper Sanchez

Jasper Sanchez is a queer transmasculine author, artist, and erstwhile academic. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Plenitude, The Colored Lens, and the Bold Strokes anthology OMG Queer. He’s passionate about stories, the worlds they build, and their potential to... Read More →
avatar for Gray Tolhurst

Gray Tolhurst

Gray Tolhurst is a poet and musician currently based in San Francisco. He holds a MFA from San Francisco State University where he was the poetry editor for Fourteen Hills. He is also a musician and releases albums under his own name in addition to playing in a variety of local b... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Strut 470 Castro St., San Francisco, CA 94114

7:30pm

Litquake in the Bookstore: Raj Patel

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.  FREE

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to reserve a signed copy of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Thingsorder the book with this link and fill out the special requests field. RSVP is appreciated, but not required. 



Participants
avatar for Raj Patel

Raj Patel

Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University. He writes regularly for The Guardian, and has contributed to the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Times of India, San Francisco Chronicle, The... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Bindery 1727 Haight St., San Francisco, CA

7:30pm

New Narrative Poets: A Communal Presence
Co-presented by Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Emerging in the late 1970s of San Francisco, New Narrative originated at the crossroads of an aesthetically and politically radical poetry scene and the new publics fostered by various social movements of the era, most notably Gay Liberation. The Communal Presence conference (continuing through October 15) provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of New Narrative, and to consider its legacy for the future. With readings by Mike Amnasan, Dodie Bellamy, Bruce Boone, Robert Glück, Kevin Kiillian, and Camille Roy. FREE


Participants
avatar for Mike Amnasan

Mike Amnasan

Mike Amnasan is the author of the semi-autobiographical fiction, I Can't Distinguish Opposites, Liar, and Beyond the Safety of Dreams, and the play, Reverie. He stopped writing fiction to get a PhD in philosophy, an experience which taught him to appreciate literary fiction more... Read More →
avatar for Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy writes genre-bending works that focus on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry. Her most recent collection is When the Sick Rule the World, from Semiotext(e). Other books include The TV... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Boone

Bruce Boone

Bruce Boone is the author of Karate Flower (1973), My Walk With Bob (1979 & reissued in 2006), Century of Clouds (1980 & reissued in 2009), and with Robert Glück, La Fontaine (1981), The Truth About Ted (1984), and a variety of essays in small press journals. In addition, Boone has translated the work of Georges Bataille, including Guilty (1988) and On Nietzsche (1994), several works by Pascal Quignard, including On Wooden Tablets: Apronenia Avitia (1984) and Albucius (1992) and Jean Francois... Read More →
avatar for Robert Glück

Robert Glück

Robert Glück is the author of eleven books, including two novels, Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist, a collection of stories, Denny Smith, prose poems with Kathleen Fraser, In Commemoration of the Visit, and, most recently, Communal Nude: Collected Essays. His work is included in anthologies such as The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, and Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker. He prefaced artist Frank... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Killian

Kevin Killian

Kevin Killian, one of the original “New Narrative” writers, has written three novels, a book of memoirs, four books of stories, and four books of poetry. He has become well known for his biographical and editorial work on the American poet Jack Spicer (1925-1965) and is now, with Kelly Holt, editing... Read More →
avatar for Camille Roy

Camille Roy

Camille Roy’s most recent book is Sherwood Forest (Futurepoem, 2011). Earlier books include Cheap Speech, a play (Leroy, 2002), Craquer, a fictional autobiography (Second Story Books, 2002), and Swarm (Black Star Series, 1998), as well as The Rosy Medallions (Kelsey St. Press, 19... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Omni Oakland Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA

7:30pm

Exalted Verse: Poets at Grace Cathedral
Litquake returns at last to this beautiful French Gothic-style Episcopal church atop Nob Hill, for a special evening of exalted verse from a sterling lineup of poets. With readings from Jason Bayani, William Brewer, Victor Hernández Cruz, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Grace Cathedral Artist in Resident Sarah Kay, San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, and Jen Siraganian. FREE

Participants
avatar for Jason Bayani

Jason Bayani

Jason Bayani is the author of Amulet from Write Bloody Publishing. He's an MFA graduate from Saint Mary's College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the Artistic Director for Kearny Street Workshop. Jason performs regularly around the country and recently debuted his solo show, "Lo... Read More →
avatar for William Brewer

William Brewer

William Brewer is the author of I Know Your Kind (Milkweed Editions, September 2017), winner of the National Poetry Series, and Oxyana, selected for the Poetry Society of America's 30 and Under Chapbook Fellowship. His poetry has appeared in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Kenyon... Read More →
avatar for Victor Hernández Cruz

Victor Hernández Cruz

Victor Hernández Cruz is the author of several collection of poetry including most recently, Beneath the Spanish and The Mountain in the Sea. Featured in Bill Moyers' The Language of Life series, Cruz's collection Maraca was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall and Griffin Poetry P... Read More →
avatar for Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin was born in San Francisco, California, and received an MA from Columbia University. He is the author of someone’s dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015), which was nominated for a California Book Award. Also a human rights activist and educator, he has taught at... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay is a New Yorker. a poetry writer and reader. a spoken word poetry teacher. the founder and co-director of Project VOICE. a witty banter enthusiast. a postcard lover. a documentary filmmaker. a foodie. a playwright. a singer. a songwriter. a photographer. a best-selling author of the book B. the author of No Matter the Wreckage. an editor for Write Bloody Publishing. a Gemini. a mediocre driver at best. a musical theater geek. a smoothie expert. the daughter of a Taoist mother and a Brooklynese father. a hapa. less cool than her little brother. an alum of the United Nations International School and a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. an alum of Brown University. an alum of Brown University Graduate... Read More →
avatar for Kim Shuck

Kim Shuck

Kim Shuck is a poet, weaver, educator, doer of piles of laundry, planter of seeds, traveler and child wrangler. Born in San Francisco in 1966, Ms. Shuck attended San Francisco State University where she received both a Bachelor's (in art) and a Master's in Fine Arts (in textiles) and was a member of the board of directors for Califorina Poets in the Schools. Kim Shuck has taught both at the elementary and college level... Read More →
avatar for Jen Siraganian

Jen Siraganian

Jen Siraganian is a Bay Area poet and author of the chapbook Fracture. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has received scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Best New P... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Grace Cathedral 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108

9:00pm

Waiting for the Punch: Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald

Co-presented by Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund

Each week over a million and a half listeners tune into the podcast WTF with Marc Maron to hear Marc and a guest do something remarkable: talk. The best of those interviews has now been collected in the new collection Waiting for the Punch, a hilarious, honest, and powerful running narrative of the world’s most recognizable names working through the problems, doubts, joys, triumphs, and failures we all experience. Think of it as an everyman’s guide to life, except with Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and Amy Schumer. Featuring WTF host Marc Maron, in conversation with WTF producer Brendan McDonald. Book sales and signing to follow. $30 adv / $35 door


Participants
avatar for Marc Maron

Marc Maron

Marc Maron is a stand-up comedian and host of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron. He has appeared in his own comedy specials on Comedy Central, HBO, and Netflix, his IFC sitcom Maron, and the Netflix series GLOW. He lives in Los Angeles.
avatar for Brendan McDonald

Brendan McDonald

Brendan McDonald is the producer of the podcast WTF with Marc Maron since its inception.



Friday October 13, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110
 
Saturday, October 14
 

3:00pm

Kidquake: Gene Luen Yang—Reading Without Walls

You may know Gene Yang for his award-winning graphic novels, but in January 2016, the Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child A Reader appointed Gene the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Today, he invites you to take the Reading Without Walls Challenge! Inspired by his official platform, the challenge encourages every kid—every reader, really—to explore the world through books of diverse voices, genres, and formats. Book sales and signing to follow. FREE

 


Participants
avatar for Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set Boxers... Read More →



Saturday October 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

5:00pm

Lit Crawl San Francisco
Click here for the full Lit Crawl SF schedule!

Lit Crawl San Francisco, one of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, attracts close to 10,000 people. 

Saturday October 14, 2017 5:00pm - 9:00pm
The Mission
 


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