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Saturday, October 20 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Kinda True Stories

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Six writers deliver the emotional depth of life with a fictional edge. Or as Emily Dickinson said "Tell all the truth but tell it slant."

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Jenny Bitner

Jenny Bitner’s short stories have been published in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Sun, PANK, The Fabulist, Fence, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Writing That Risks. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in Anything That Moves, Utne Reader, Men’s Health and other... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Pia Chatterjee

Pia Chatterjee

Pia Chatterjee was granted the 2011 SF Grotto fellowship for emerging writers. Previously, she won the Ledge fiction competition and was named a finalist for the BreadLoaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation scholarship. She has recently completed a novel Freeschool Street, and her stories have... Read More →
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Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook is an award-winning journalist and author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Harper's, The Atlantic, The Economist , Mother Jones, The Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Columbia Journalism... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Howard

Rachel Howard

Rachel Howard's debut novel, The Risk of Us, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt April 2019. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony and member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, she is also the author of a memoir, The Lost Night, and her fiction and nonfiction have appeared... Read More →
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Kirin Khan

Kirin is a writer living in Oakland, California, who calls | Albuquerque, New Mexico, her hometown, and Peshawar, Pakistan, | her homeland. Kirin is an alumnus of VONA, Las Dos Brujas, and the | Tin House Writers Workshop, and she is a 2017 PEN Emerging Voices | Fellow, a 2017 SF... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lerner

Lisa Lerner

freelance writer, SF Writers Grotto
Lisa Lerner is the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year JUST LIKE BEAUTY, in development as a feature film with Lars Von Trier's Zentropa Production Company. Her children's book titles forthcoming from Heinemann in 2019 include TRULY DELICIOUS and A PERFECT MESS... Read More →
avatar for Olga Zilberbourg

Olga Zilberbourg

Raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Olga Zilberbourg makes her home in San Francisco, California. Her third book of fiction in Russian was published by Moscow-based Vremya Press in 2016. Her English-language fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Feminist Studies, Confrontation, World Literature Today, Tin House’s The Open Bar, Narrative Magazine, Outpost19’s Golden State anthology, The Common, and... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Onecommons 3019 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

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