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Saturday, October 20


826 Valencia
Join us at 826 Valencia as student authors ages 8 to 18 read from the latest issue of the 826 Quarterly. Cookies and milk to follow.  With author Vickie Vértiz.

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Vickie Vértiz

 Vickie Vértiz’s debut collection of poetry, “Palm Frond With Its Throat Cut,” was published in 2017 by the University of Arizona Press.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
826 Valencia St 826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Babar in Exile
Babar in Exile at Lit Crawl aims to recreate an open mic from San Francisco's raucous and ground-breaking poetry scene of the 1980s and '90s. 

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Paul Corman-Roberts

Paul Corman-Roberts is an original core-founder of the Beast Crawl Lit Fest. He works extensively with SF Creative Writing Institute, Nomadic Press and his most recent collection of poems is We Shoot Typewriters (Nomadic Press 2015.)
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David Gollub

David Gollub was born in 1951, the son of an opera singer and a trial lawyer. He got a BA from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Stanford. He met David Lerner in Palo Alto in 1973. Lerner got him his first poetry publication. He has been on the Bay Area poetry scene since April 7, 1983, when... Read More →
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Bruce Isaacson

Zeitgeist Press
Bruce Isaacson was an early scheduler at Cafe Babar, a mid-'80s spoken word free-for-all. David Lerner rightly called it Gladiator School for Poets. Since, he was read at Poetry in Motion readings at Hollywood's Helena's and Largo, and was a finalist in the first Nuyorican Poetry... Read More →
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Richard Loranger

Richard Loranger is a writer, performer, musician, visual artist, and all-around squeaky wheel, currently residing in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of Poetea, a monthly literary conversation group. His books include Sudden Windows (flash prose), Poems for Teeth, The Orange Book... Read More →
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Margery Snyder

Margery Snyder is a poet, flute-player & accidental photographer who pronounces her first name with a hard ‘g.’ She was born in a small town amid the dry wheatlands in the downwind shadow of the Hanford Atomic Reservation in eastern Washington state, grew up in southern California... Read More →
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Jan Steckel

medical and scientific copy editor, freelance
I am a former pediatrician who stopped practicing medicine because of chronic pain. My poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award. My fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist... Read More →
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Julia Vinograd

Julia Vinograd was born a native of Taurus w/Pisces rising in the coal and corn bread heart of West Virginia, in 1943. She writes, "I left school to pursue a career of vagrancy, experimental mysticism and small villainies. I've been around the block and tackled; got a million miles... Read More →
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Kathleen Wood

Kathleen Wood was born in MO and currently resides in San Francisco. She was a constant habitué of the Cafe Babar reading series though most of its run. She’s had three chapbooks published by Zeitgeist Press, The Wino, the Junkie, and the Lord, Tenderloin Rose, and recently Tenderloin... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Intentionally Blank 1360 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Celebrating Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story
The Bay Area literary journal 100 Word Story is celebrating the publication of its first anthology dedicated to micro fiction. Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story represents 116 favorite stories from the journal's first seven years. Meet the anthology's co-editors, Grant Faulkner, Lynn Mundell, and Beret Olsen, and the book's San Francisco publisher, Jon Roemer from Outpost19. Pick up a broadside of a story from the book—a treasure to take home and inspiration for your own future micro writing.

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Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Doyle’s award-winning flash fiction collection THE MISSING GIRL was recently published by Black Lawrence Press. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as The Gettysburg Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Pinch, Wigleaf, Monkeybicycle, Catamaran Literary... Read More →
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Stephen D. Gutierrez

Stephen D. Gutierrez is the author of three books of stories and essays and hybrid pieces, and winner of an American Book Award and numerous other honors. He teaches at California State University East Bay.
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Cornelia Nixon

Cornelia Nixon is the author of four novels, Angels Go Naked, Now You See It, Jarrettsville, and The Use of Fame, as well as a book of literary criticism. She has won two O. Henry Awards (one of them the first prize in 1995), two Pushcart Prizes, a Nelson Algren Prize, a Carl Sandburg... Read More →
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Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell is the author of A Girl Goes Into the Forest (Dzanc 2019) and Show Her A Flower, a Bird, a Shadow, which was the Foreward Indie’s 2017 Book of the Year for Literary Fiction. Peg lives in Northern California and is the founder and director of WTAW Press and of... Read More →
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Ethel Rohan

Ethel Rohan is an award-winning novelist, essayist, and short story writer. She won the Nautilus Award for her debut novel The Weight of Him and the Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award. She was also shortlisted for the CUIRT, Roberts, and Bristol Short Story Prizes, and longlisted... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Creativity Explored 3245 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA


Clitquake: Cliterary Salon
#Clitquake presents stories about the clitoris, bringing a spirit of fun sexuality to a literary scene that's traditionally been focused on cis male experience. 

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Meg Elison

Meg Elison is a San Francisco Bay Area author. Her debut novel, “The Book of the Unnamed Midwife” won the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award and was a Tiptree mention that same year. It was reissued in 2016 and was on the Best of the Year lists from Amazon, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus... Read More →
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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker is a writer based in Oakland. She is the cohost of GLOW the Distance: a Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling podcast, and a graduate of Hiram College’s Creative Writing program. She has written for the Toast, the Tusk, Ravishly, The Bold Italic, Harlot Magazine, Hoodline... Read More →
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Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Maggie Tokuda-Hall has an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco and a tendency to spill things. As a longtime children's bookseller she has read her fair share of stories, and she is always hungry for more. Her favorite animal is an octopus, or else an elephant.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Good Vibrations Valencia 603 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Crawling Up From Underground
The SF Creative Writing Institute celebrates the success of its students and authors who forged their own path from the grassroots to the public eye.

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Daphne Gottlieb

Daphne Gottlieb is a San Francisco-based performance poet.She is the winner of the Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant-Garde, the Audre Lorde Award for Poetry, the Firecracker Alternative Book Award, and a five-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award... Read More →
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Hollie Hardy

Hollie Hardy is the author of How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems, winner of the 2016 annual Poetry Center Book Award. She teaches writing classes at the SF Creative Writing Institute and Berkeley City College, hosts Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic and produces... Read More →
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Julia Jahn

Julia Jahn, a lefty from Nebraska, has been keeping an eye on the Mission from the high perch of her apartment for quite some time. Sometimes she writes about what she sees. Sometimes she writes about her outfits. Sometimes she has no idea what to write. She’s excited easily, but... Read More →
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Alexandra Kostoulas

Alexandra Kostoulas is the founder of the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute. She has performed her work on stage at Litcrawl, Bay Area Book Festival, Santa Barbara Book & Author festival, Los Angeles Festival of Books, June Jordan’s Poetry for the People in Berkeley, and... Read More →
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Nick Mamatas

Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels including The Last Weekend, I Am Providence, and the forthcoming Hexen Sabbath. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, and he is also an award-winning anthologist, most recently with Mixed Up, a hybrid cocktail... Read More →
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Marguerite Munoz

Marguerite Munoz writes on the border of Berkeley and Oakland. She is the founder and producer of Voz Sin Tinta at Alley Cat Books under the sponsorship of Alejandro Murguia. Her work has been featured at Get Lit, Liminal, Poems Under the Dome, Cante Jondo, Literary Speakeasy, Cipacti... Read More →
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Maurisa Thompson

Maurisa Thompson was born and raised in San Francisco, and is a proud alum of June Jordan's Poetry for the People. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Pedestal Cosmonauts Avenue, Poems for Our Children and En Vuelo: In Celebration of el Tecolote, and The Haight-Ashbury... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Holy Mountain 680 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose
The Washing Society, a film by Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs is a poetic, illuminating look at the hidden labor that goes into cleaning your clothes.  The screening will be followed by stories about of hidden labor by writers, Emily Rubin, Sunisa Manning, Colette Plum, and Rowena Richie.

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Sunisa Manning

Sunisa Manning. Half American and half Thai, Sunisa holds degrees from Brown University and Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, Atlas and Alice and elsewhere. She’s been a writer in residence at Hedgebrook and The Hambidge Center... Read More →
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Lizzie Olesker

Lizzie Olesker, director, is a writer/director/performer whose plays and performances explore the poetry of the everyday. Recent work includes a solo performance TINY LIGHTS: Infinite Miniature seen at the New Ohio Theater and Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog. She was an Audrey Fellow at... Read More →
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Colette Plum

Colette Plum writes narrative non-fiction and is currently writing a memoir about raising her daughters as global nomads. She has a PhD in Chinese history from Stanford University and is a Lit Camp 2015 alumna.
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Rowena Richie

Rowena Richie is grateful to have another go-round with West Coast Loads of Prose. Richie’s recent highlights include collaborating with Erika Chong Shuch and Ryan D. Tacata on For You, a series of performance works for audiences of twelve, playing Finist the Falcon in the sold-out... Read More →
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Emily Rubin

Emily Rubin, producer/reader, is a writer living in NYC.  Her debut novel, STALINA, Mariner Books 2011, was a winner of the Amazon Debut Novel Award Contest. Her fiction and essays have been published in the Red Rock Review, Confrontations, NY Observer, Poets and Writers, and HAPPY... Read More →
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Lynne Sachs

Lynne Sachs, director, makes films, installations, performances and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Strongly committed... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mission Laundromat 3282 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Feather Press Presents: Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise is a reading series hosted by Feather Press, an independent, literary press dedicated to printing poetry and prose by female writers. 

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Jennifer Barone

Jennifer Barone is an Italian-American poet and artist. She is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Saporoso: Poems of Italian Food & Love (FeatherPress.org). She is known to collaborate with artists and musicians as founder and co-host of the monthly WordParty Poetry... Read More →

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Saeeda Hafiz

Saeeda Hafiz  is the author of the award-winning book, The Healing: One Woman's Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches, which was re-released by Parallax Press on July 17, 2018.  She has appeared on various radio and television programs and has been featured in several national and... Read More →
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Ingrid Keir

Managing Editor, Feather Press
Ingrid Keir is a poet, literary curator, and publisher. She runs Feather Press, an independent women’s literary press based in the Bay Area. She is co-founder of the WordParty, a long-running San Francisco poetry and jazz series. Ingrid taught undergraduate Creative Writing at San Francisco State University while simultaneously engaging students with writers... Read More →
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Sarah Kobrinsky

Sarah Kobrinsky was the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Emeryville, CA. Her collection, Nighttime on the Other Side of Everything, is forthcoming by New Rivers Press (Autumn 2019). Her poems and stories have appeared in Magma Poetry, Eleven Eleven, Monkeybicycle, 100 Word Story, Fjords... Read More →
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Raina León

Raina J. León, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006), CantoMundo fellow, Macondo fellow, and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.  Her first collection of poetry, Canticle ... Read More →
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Kim Shuck

San Francisco Poet Laureate
Kim Shuck is San Francisco’s Poet Laureate. She embraces the fool and jester qualities of being a modern poet and artist. She is a devotee of San Francisco, whose hills she wanders nearly always on foot. Her maternal grandparents met at the Polish Hall on Shotwell and she spent... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wildhawk 3464 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


FORUM Magazine
Contributors to City College of San Francisco's FORUM literary magazine will read works published within its pages during its 81-year history. Emceed by Jackie Davis Martin.

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Matthew Andrews

Born and raised in Sacramento, Matthew Andrews moved to San Francisco almost a decade ago by way of Ann Arbor. He is a student at CCSF where he is pursuing a Creative Writing Certificate.
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a native of southern New England, bloodflower has been publishing his singular yet provocative poesy since his teens, leading to publication in The New England Anthology of Poetry. bloodflower is an accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist and has exhibited his photography... Read More →
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Vincent Calvarese

Vincent Calvarese was born and raised in the Bay Area and has lived here all of his life. He has worn many hats in the Bay Area—barista, salesperson, journalist, graphic designer, union representative, deputy sheriff, homeless advocate and published writer and poet. After a long... Read More →
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Zachariah Greer Hauptman

Zach Hauptman is a Reference Librarian with the South San Francisco Public Library by day, a CCSF student at night, and a gigantic genderqueer nerd at all times (they/them pronouns, pls!).With their group, Truth Sans Justice, they run panels on popular culture, misogyny and the queer... Read More →
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Matt Luedke

Matt Luedke was the Fiction Editor for CCSF's Forum in Spring 2018. You can often find Matt either hiking through the nature of the Bay Area, biking up a steep SF hill in the easiest gear on his beloved, sticker-covered hybrid, or bundled up at one of SF's cold beaches with a notebook... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative 3130 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Fourteen Hills presents: GNIDAER A : A READING?
Join Fourteen Hills for an evening with some of the finest contemporary creative community of writers that San Francisco State has to offer.

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Neil Ballard

Neil Ballard is a writer and illustrator based in San Francisco. Since 2014, Ballard has produced illustrated journalism and history comics for the Ingleside-Excelsior Light, a neighborhood newspaper. He is currently working on a graphic novel.
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Matthew Davison

Founder & Teacher, www.matthewclarkdavison.com
Matthew Clark Davison's prose has been recently anthologized in By the Rivers of Babylon: Apostates Remember Believing (forthcoming, Epiphany Publishing) and 580-Split; and published in or on Guernica, The Atlantic Monthly, Lumina Magazine, Fourteen Hills, Per Contra, Educe, and others... Read More →
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Keith Donnell

Keith Donnell Jr. is a San Francisco Bay Area poet, book editor, and educator. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and an MA in English from the University of Southern California. He was the 2017-18 Editor-in-Chief of Fourteen Hills: The SFSU... Read More →
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Zenya Prowell

Writer, old New Yorker, new Bay Area-er, OG #TWiBnation-er.
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Truong Tran

Truong Tran is a poet, teacher, and visual artist, author of Four Letter Words (Apogee Press, 2008).
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Danielle Truppi

Danielle Truppi is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  .

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Hazel Reading Series
Hazel celebrates the diversity of Bay Area women writers. Join us for an evening of some the very best readers from our five-year history.

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Meilan Carter-Gilkey

Meilan Carter-Gilkey writes about relationships, identity, health and everything she is trying to understand. Her work has been published in the anthologies “All the Women in My Family Sing” and “Who's Your Mama?: The Voices of Unsung Women and Mothers”, Huffington Post... Read More →
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Spoken Word Artist
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Natasha Dennerstein

Natasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia. She spent many years working as a psychiatric nurse which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha has had poetry published in many journals including... Read More →
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Yang Huang

Yang Huang grew up in Jiangsu, China and came to the U.S. to study computer science. While working as an engineer, she studied literature and pursued writing, her passion since childhood. Her collection of linked family stories My Old Faithful won the Juniper Prize for Fiction... Read More →
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Sara Marinelli

Born and raised in Naples, Italy, Sara Marinelli is a writer and educator based in San Francisco. Her writing appears in Blue Mesa Review, New American Writing, and many Italian publications. She teaches Comparative Literature and Humanities at the USF and SFSU. Every month, she curates... Read More →
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Thea Matthews

Thea Matthews is an American poet of African and Mexican descent. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Thea utilizes Spoken Word to address the complexities of humanity, resiliency, and ultimately, the triumph over trauma. She is currently working on her first book (expected out... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Headlands Center for the Arts
Current and former Headlands Affiliates share work inspired by Marin Headlands on militarism versus nature, art versus aggression, and the weight imposed on the present by our troubling pasts. 

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Ploi Pirapokin

Ploi Pirapokin has work featured in Tor.com, Apogee Journal, the Bellingham Review, Fiction International, Cleaver Magazine and more. She has received grants and fellowships from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Creative Capacity Fund, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, Kundiman and others. She... Read More →

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Kate Folk

Kate Folk's stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, One Story, Granta, and many other publications. She was a 2016-19 Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the... Read More →
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Aimee Phan

Aimee Phan is a Vietnamese-American author. She was born and raised in Orange County, California. She received her BA in English from UCLA and her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she won a Maytag Fellowship. Her first novel, We Should Never Meet, was named a Notable... Read More →
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Dean Rader

Dean Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, American Indian studies, and visual culture.  His debut collection of poems, Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Bob Bush Memorial Award for a First Book of Poems, and won the 201... Read More →
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Emily Wolahan

Emily Wolahan is the author of the poetry collection Hinge. Her poems have appeared in Oversound, The Georgia Review, Boston Review, and Gulf Coast, among other places. She is senior editor at Two Lines Press and an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Benny Gold 968 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


If I Told Napoleon
Readings will range from straight-ahead realism to magical realism, cat noir to tech boudoir noir, potent poetry to personal essay. 

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Corin Chellberg

Corin Chellberg came to the San Francisco writing scene and If I Told Napoleon by way of Shipwreck, SF's premier literary erotic fanfiction parody competition, of which he is currently the back-to-back champion. Come watch him try and fail to defend his title in Shipwreck's final... Read More →
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Blair Hanley Frank

Hey, I'm Blair, a principal analyst at ISG who resides in San Francisco with a pair of delightful air plants. When I'm not busy researching the latest and greatest, you can usually find me with my nose stuck in a book, cooking something in the kitchen, getting caught up on a television show I missed when it aired years ago... Read More →
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Ty Mecozzi

Ty writes from 7 in the morning to about noonish. He used to write fiction, and now his life is sort've like fiction, so he just writes what's happening, or what he thinks is happening, and calls it "writing". Currently he's working on a long-letter form inspired by Karl Ove, in which... Read More →
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Melinda Noack

Melinda is a poet living in Oakland and a writer at an affordable housing nonprofit in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in sPARKLE & bLINK, Dream Pop Press, Oatmeal Magazine, and Two Lines Press, among others. Once upon a time she helped build Lacuna, “the world’s most public... Read More →
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Joel Streicker

Joel Streicker’s short fiction has appeared in a number of magazines, including Great Lakes Review, Kestrel, and Gravel. His forthcoming story in Blood Orange Review is also the winner of that journal’s inaugural fiction contest and will appear in its December 2019 issue. He has... Read More →
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Spencer Tierney

Spencer Tierney is a writer in San Francisco. He once won a Florence + the Machine facebook caption contest with a pun, volunteered as an IRS-certified tax preparer in the Mission, and started the morning of his first SF Marathon by running a half mile the wrong way before finding... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mission Pie 2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


InsideStorytime SHADOW
"When a situation is not made conscious, it operates outside, as fate." -- Jung

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James Warner

James Warner's stories have appeared in Best of British Science Fiction 2018, The Best of British Fantasy 2018, Georgia, EPOCH, ZYZZYVA, etc. He is about to cease to be European..

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Cyrus Armajani

Cyrus Armajani teaches reading and creative writing to youth who are incarcerated. He is a Jefferson Award recipient for his literacy work in the juvenile justice system and a Pushcart nominee. His poems have appeared in Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary, RHINO... Read More →
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Simi Singh Juneja

Simi Singh Juneja was born in India and raised in the American South. She graduated from NYU in Paris with an MFA in Creative Writing. She is the keeper of stories in her family and the resident poet. Her debut short story, "How Doc Met Lady J"  was published by the Smithsonian Indian-American... Read More →
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Emer Martin

Emer Martin is a Dubliner who has lived in Paris, London, the Middle East, and various parts of the U.S. Her first novel, Breakfast in Babylon, won Book of the Year 1996 at the prestigious Listowel Writers’ Week. More Bread Or I’ll Appear, her second novel, was published internationally... Read More →
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Anca L. Szilágyi

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness calls "a striking debut from a writer to watch." Her writing appears in Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, Lilith Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the inaugural Artist Trust / Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award as wells grants and fellowships from V... Read More →
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Colin Winnette

Colin Winnette is the author of Revelation, Animal Collection, Fondly, Coyote, and Haints Stay. His writing has appeared in Playboy, McSweeney's, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, and numerous other journals and anthologies.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Incline Gallery 766 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Kundiman Northern California presents writings that explore the act of poetry as protest and examine both the internal and external spaces of undoing in our current America.

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Cristiana Baik

Cristiana Baik is a poet residing and working in Oakland. Her work is published in Dusie, TYPO, American Letters & Commentary, The Conversant, and Drunken Boat, among other publications. Her short collection of poems, entitled The Stars Went Out and So Did the Moon, was released... Read More →
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Michelle Lin

Michelle Lin is a poet, community arts organizer, and author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), a lyrical examination of sisterhood, the inheritance of stories, and survival from trauma. She has performed for Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture, Litquake, and... Read More →
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Mia Malhotra

Mia Ayumi Malhotra is a Kundiman Fellow, and her poems have appeared in Greensboro Review, Drunken Boat, Best New Poets, and DISMANTLE: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop. She received her MFA from the University of Washington and is a founding editor... Read More →
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Danny Nguyen

Danny Thanh Nguyen is a Kundiman Fiction Fellow. His stories and personal essays have appeared in Foglifter, Gulf Coast, Hyphen Magazine, and the anthology The Full Spectrum. He is the editor of AS IS, an anthology of Vietnamese American art and literature.
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Emily Yamauchi

Writer, artist, educator. It's all for the stories.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temo's Coffee 3000 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Literary Speakeasy
Join Literary Speakeasy for a special Lit Crawl edition. For the past three years, Literary Speakeasy has been taking over Martuni's Piano Bar on the last Thursday of every month. Please join us as we highlight some of our favorite Bay Area performers from those past three years at Martuni's. We will bring you some of the best poets, writers, and songwriters for the night...as well as some great martinis. 

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James Siegel

James J. Siegel is the author of the poetry collection "How Ghosts Travel" from Spuyten Duyvil Press, which was a finalist for the Ohioana Library Book Award. He hosts and curates the monthly Literary Speakeasy show at Martuni's, always held on the last Thursday of every month, which... Read More →

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Matt Carney

Matt Carney is a Latinx human type residing in San Francisco. He holds an MA and MFA from SFSU. His work has appeared in A cappella Zoo, Inkwell, Red Light Lit, Writing Without Walls, sPARKLE & bLINK, Entropy, and in readings at eclectic or seedy bars. His short story 'On Becoming... Read More →
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Jase Peeples

Jase Peeples is an award-winning journalist, author, and storyteller. He is the former entertainment editor of The Advocate, the leading LGBT-focused media outlet. He was named “Journalist of the Year” at the 2014 L.A. Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards where he was praised for his “original angles and points of view” which cast “new light on many beaten tracks of entertainment journalism... Read More →
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Postcapitalism are Michael Holmes and Mike Linn. They believe, paraphrasing Dostoevsky, that ballads can save the world. Postcapitalism is excited to be part of Lit Crawl!
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Joyce Young

I'm a poet and writer who loves the sun, the ocean and dark chocolate with almonds. Nomadic Press published my poetry collection "How it Happens" last month. Feel free to talk with me about space travel, time travel, any portal through which I can escape from the current sociopolitical... Read More →
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Emily Zisman

Lead Writer, Zismonster Music
Emily Zisman is an unapologetic storyteller of the contemporary woman’s experience. She uses unabashed honesty and humor to punctuate the complexity of the entire escapade. Hilarity and devastation continue to ensue, and so in turn does she.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Martuni's 4 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA


Manic D celebrates Jack Hirschman's new Mallarme's For a Tomb of Anatole + Vote for Literature 2018
Living legend Jack Hirschman & friends read from his new book + Manic D authors share tales of voting & politics as we register new voters on site.

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Matt Gonzalez

Matt Gonzalez is a poet, artist, activist, lawyer, and former politician. He has served on the SF Board of Supervisors, run for Mayor, and currently serves as Chief Attorney in the SF Public Defender's office. 
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Jack Hirschman

Jack Hirschman is an American poet and social activist who has written more than fifty volumes of poetry and essays.
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Jennifer Joseph

Jennifer Joseph is the founding publisher/editor at Manic D Press. She wonders where the time goes.
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Jon Longhi

Jon Longhi has published four books of hilarious fiction with Manic D, all having to do with the absurdities of life in San Francisco.
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Larry-bob Roberts

Larry-Bob Roberts has a goal of being a pointer to queer cultural expressions. He is author of The International Homosexual Conspiracy (Manic D), maintainer of the Queer Things to Do in San Francisco events website, and the co-host of Smack Dab Open Mic at Dog Eared Books Castro... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Harrington Galleries Furniture Store 599 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Mission: Comics and Art
Comics, the ninth artform, are a unique blending of literature and sequential art. We'll be hosting comic book writers reading from their works.

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Chris L. Brown

Manages Omega Black Comic Book.
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Antoine Maillard

Antoine Maillard is 28 and lives between Toulouse and Strasbourg (France). He obtained a master’s degree in Comics Studies from the European School of Image in Angoulême and a degree in illustration from the Decorative Arts School in Strasbourg (HEAR). He currently works as a freelance... Read More →
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Harry Nordlinger

Harry Nordlinger is an Illustrator, cartoonist, painter and videographer from San Francisco, California, having studied art at the University of Puget Sound and the Academy of Art University.
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Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Writing, editing, building, launching. top of mind rn: AR, AI,apps, social justice, comics, rap & jazz.SF, Califaztlán.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mission: Comics & Art 2250 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Mojo Down The Mountain
These authors emerged from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers as many do — with a desire to keep the magic going.  They have been meeting in workshop — with some slight alterations — for over five years, usually at the Mojo Café in South Berkeley.  Their work is diverse, and there is a strong thread of place as subject.  Chris has been writing intensely beautiful poems about the borderlands of Berkeley/Oakland, not just geographically, but by examining the tensions and revelations of living where cultures intersect.  Dan mines memory, music, and roads that have spanned from America to Israel in cadences that similarly span from clipped to rolling.  Eliot also has written to give voice to uniquely American longings, with long lines that are nevertheless increasingly compressed.  Judy's lines are shorter—often a carefully constructed pastiche of imagery, dense with reference to Japan, where she studied and worked.  All four share mutual respect and humor.  Cumulatively, they've got the mojo.

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Dan Alter

Dan Alter has  published poems recently  in The Burnside Review, Compose Journal, Field, Pank, and Zyzzyva among others. He has been a fellow of the Arad Arts Project, and is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife... Read More →
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Judy Halebsky

Judy Halebsky is the author of the poetry collections Sky=Empty, Tree Line and the chapbook Space/Gap/Interval/Distance. Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, and the Vermont Studio Center have supported her work. Her passions include the Moth-style storytelling... Read More →
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Eliot Schain

Eliot Schain has run poetry series at the Beat 'N Path Cafe in Hoboken, NJ and Arts Benicia in Benicia, CA.  His publications include American Romance and Westering Angels.
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Chris Simpkins

MFA Poetry Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran U. MA English Literature SF State U. BS Chemistry CSUEB. Feminist. Poet. Scholar of women poets of the 20th century. Data Privacy Analyst.


Noir At The Bar, with Mystery Writers of America
Nine Mystery Writers of America authors, on stage reading selections from their work, traditional to gritty. MWA Goes Noir.

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Heather Haven

Heather is a story teller by nature and loves the written word. In her career, she's written short stories, novels, comedy acts, plays, television treatments, ad copy, commercials, and even ghost-wrote a book on how to be a successful temp. She was unemployed at the time. Murder is... Read More →
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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories. She is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology.
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Mary O'Shaughnessy

Perri O'Shaughnessy is the pen name for two sisters, Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy.
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Pamela O'Shaughnessy

Together the O'Shaughnessy sisters have written twelve Nina Reilly legal thrillers, a stand-alone thriller, Keeper of The Keys, and one short story collection, Sinister Shorts.
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Gigi Pandian

Gigi Pandian is a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, breast cancer survivor, and accidental almost-vegan. She writes the #ownvoices Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mysteries, Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories.
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Kirk Russell

Kirk Russell is a writer and widow of late award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco’s Zuni Cafe Judy Rodgers.
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Terry Shames

Terry grew up in Texas, and her Samuel Craddock series, set in the fictitious town of Jarrett Creek, is based on the fascinating people, landscape, and culture of the small town where her grandparents lived.The first book in the series A Killing at Cotton Hill received the Macavity... Read More →
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Sheldon Siegel

Sheldon Siegel is the New York Times, Amazon, and USA Today best-selling author of ten critically acclaimed legal thrillers featuring San Francisco criminal defense attorneys Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. Originally published traditionally by Bantam and Putnam, it took Sheldon five... Read More →
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Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline’s first novel, Maisie Dobbs, was a National Bestseller and received an array of accolades, including New York Times Notable Book 2003, a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mystery 2003, and a BookSense Top Ten selection. In addition, the novel was nominated for 7 awards, including the Edgar® for Best Novel—only... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Amnesia Beer & Music Hall 853 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Odd Salon: Cemetery Stories
Join Odd Salon and Loren Rhoads, author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die  plus Odd Salon Fellows Laura Rubin and Casey Selden for tales from the surprising history of cities of the dead.

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Loren Rhoads

Loren Rhoads is the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. She blogs about graveyards as travel destinations at CemeteryTravel.com.Loren is also the author of The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes, a... Read More →
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Laura Rubin

Odd Salon Fellow.
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Casey Selden

Casey Selden is a Fellow of Odd Salon and a fermentation dabbler. She’s made beer, cider and wine for kicks in her kitchen.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Laundry (downstairs) 3359 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Out of Bounds
Writers from SF State remix traditional narratives of identity. Expect boundaries blurred, veils lifted, and shade thrown.

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Just Duléa

Creative Director/Founder, Conviction 2 Change LLC
Just Duléa is an author, songwriter, educator, and spoken word artist from the East Coast. She is the Founder/CEO/Creative Director of Conviction 2 Change LLC, a publishing company devoted to helping those in under-represented communities be heard. Being an African-American, queer... Read More →
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Molly Olis Krost

Molly Olis Krost is a Bay Area based playwright currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at SFSU. Growing up raised by Filipina mother and Jewish father made her aware of the internal collisions that come with struggling to bridge two different cultures together into one identity... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Faye's Video 3614 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Perfectly Queer Reading Series
The Perfectly Queer Reading Series began in 2016 bringing queer-identified authors into local independent bookstores.

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Michael Alenyikov

Michael Alenyikov's novel, "Ivan and Misha" won the Northern California Book Award for Fiction and was a Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. He received the 2013 Gina Berriault Award from San Francisco State University. He's a MacDowell Fellow and his stories have... Read More →
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Nona Caspers

Nona Caspers' new book The Fifth Woman, a Novel in Stories (Sarabande Books, 2018),  was selected by Stacy D’erasmo for the Mary McCarthy award. The story, "Frontiers" was originally published in Cimarron Review and was selected by Best American Short Stories  as a "Distinguished... Read More →
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Margo Perin

Margo Perin  is the author of the autobiographical novel, The Opposite of Hollywood, that tells the story of her childhood growing up on the lam with a criminal father through the US, Mexico, Bahamas, and United Kingdom. She is the contributing editor of Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Green Arcade 1680 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA


Red Light Lit
We are a collective of writers, musicians and artists who explore love relationships and sexuality through spoken word, art and song. 

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Peter Bullen

Somewhere sandwiched between a novella about a fella, a fleshy bit of flash fiction and a prose poem colliding with a short story lies the work of Peter Bullen. His first book of short fiction, Wallflower , came out a couple of years ago  from Nomadic Press.
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Vanessa Rochelle Lewis

Vanessa Rochelle Lewis is a queer, lush-bodied, Black, femme performance artist, writer, actress, filmmaker, educator, facilitator, orator and Faerie Princess Mermaid Gangsta for The Revolution. She loves to flirt, laugh, perform, crack corny jokes, and insert Octavia Butler references... Read More →
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Sarah Bethe Nelson

Sarah Bethe Nelson is a songwriter, musician, and poet living in San Francisco, California. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She is currently recording a new album for a Summer 2019 release and her most recent collection of poetry Illuminate... Read More →
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Brontez Purnell

Brontez Purnell is a zinester, writer, dancer and musician, who now lives in California.Brontez was originally from Triana, Alabama, then moving to Huntsville, Alabama, and then to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he released Schlepp Fanzine while still living at home. He then relo... Read More →
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Riss Rosado

Riss is bad with names but still wants to know yours. They write poetry, prose, short stories, and hand-written letters. They have featured at Quiet Lightning, Red Light Lit, Get Lit, You’re Going to Die, and more. You can enjoy some of their published work in sPARKLE & bLINK, Buddy... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Chapel (outdoors) 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Rolling Writers: Rolling With The Punches
Our seasoned alums of the School Of Hard Knocks read lit and sing songs about taking a licking but keeping on ticking.

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Clyde Always

Clyde Always, for the promotion of bliss, writes and recites his own blend of tall tales and clever verses.
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Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree is a multi-instrumentalists, a singer-songwriter, and the steady rolling musical soul of Rolling Writers.
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Sean Craven

Sean Craven is like Richard Corey from the waist up, Bartleby the Scrivener from the waist down.Many people to expect him to burst into stardom at any moment. Suckers.
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Jon Sindell

Jon Sindell, the curator of Rolling Writers, wrote the story collections The Roadkill Collection and Family Happiness (both from Big Table Publishing). His humor has appeared dozens of times in lit mags and before barnyard animals in petting zoos everywhere. Much of his writing... Read More →
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Deborah Steinberg

Talk to me about speculative fiction, writing for healing, experimental writing, and creative non-fiction! Talk to me about your manuscript if you're looking for an editor; I'm a freelance editor who works with individual writers at any stage of the writing process.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Topdrawer 980 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Sanctuary City: Voices In The Dark
Voices in the Dark is an anthology and reading series featuring poetry, essays and true stories written by immigrants, migrant laborers, and the sons and daughters of immigrants.

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Laurie Ann Doyle

Laurie Ann Doyle is the author of World Gone Missing, winner of the Nautilus Book Award in fiction and praised by bestselling author Peter Orner as "a gorgeous debut." Laurie's stories and essays appear in The Los Angeles Review, The Rumpus, Jabberwock Review, Under the Sun, and many... Read More →
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Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong

Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong is a multidisciplinary artist and software developer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has lived in nine states and two continents. Art is a way for her to traverse seen and unseen geographies.  Bonnie's poetry has been published in such journals as The California... Read More →
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Paul Ocampo

Paul Ocampo is the Development Director at Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus. He was born in the Philippines and came to the U.S. at the age of eleven. He earned a B.A. in English at U.C. Berkeley, an M.A. in Asian American Studies at UCLA, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at... Read More →
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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. Her first novel... Read More →
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Julia Flynn Siler

Author, Alfred A. knopf
Julia Flynn Siler is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. She wrote “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure” (Grove/Atlantic) and “The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty” (Gotham/Penguin... Read More →
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Maw Shein Win

Maw Shein Win's writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies, including Cimarron Review, Poetry International, Fanzine, The Fabulist, and others. She often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers. Along with composer and musician, Amanda... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Laundry (upstairs) 3359 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


SF Chronicle: Roast Of The Little Man
Join The Chronicle's Datebook staff at Lit Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 20 at The Chapel for a lively and good-humored roast of The Chronicle's iconic rating system, The Little Man. Learn about The Little Man, such as where did he come from, how long he's been around and more. Hear from staff members as they share their biggest grievances and frustrations with a man of such small stature.

One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco's Lit Crawl is a massive, one-night literary pub crawl throughout the city's Mission District. Lit Crawl SF brings together 500+ authors and close to 10,000 fans for the world's largest FREE pop-up literary event. 

The San Francisco Chronicle is a proud sponsor of Litquake.

Attendance is free!! Come for the cocktails, stick around for the roast. There will surely be a lively debate about why there isn't a Little Woman!

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Don "Bad Reporter" Asmussen

Don Asmussen is an American cartoonist working for the San Francisco Chronicle and Universal Press Syndicate. He was born in Rhode Island. He worked at the Portland Press Herald, The Detroit News, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and Time Magazine before joining the San Francisco Chronicle... Read More →
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Peter Hartlaub

Peter Hartlaub is The San Francisco Chronicle’s pop culture critic and host of the podcast The Big Event. The Bay Area native has worked at The Chronicle since 2000, and was a Chronicle paperboy from 1982 to 1984. He reviews movies, television and comedy, covers entertainment, creates... Read More →
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Lily Janiak

Lily Janiak joined the San Francisco Chronicle as theater critic in May 2016. Previously, her writing appeared in Theatre Bay Area, American Theatre, SF Weekly, the Village Voice and HowlRound. She holds a BA in theater studies from Yale and an MA in drama from San Francisco Stat... Read More →
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Aidin Vaziri

Aidin Vaziri covers pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle. Along with his off-the-cuff interviews for the weekly Pop Quiz column, he spends most days shuffling through stacks of new releases and nights at Bay Area concert venues, big and small. He also reports on emerging trends... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Chapel (main stage) 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Small Press Distribution: A Spotlight on the Bay
A Spotlight on the Bay: is a celebration of poetic voice and seeks how commonality can be underlying to all the voices in the bay area. SPD strives to present a wide range of writers and aesthetics in the hopes of broadening the listeners and readers view of what is possible through exposure (both through print and events).

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Liam Curley

Liam Curley is a writer from Wallkill, New York and a graduate of Ithaca College. He works at Small Press Distribution and the Oakland Public Library. He is a board member of Aggregate Space Gallery and Make Oakland Better Now and volunteers with 826 Valencia. He was the employee... Read More →
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Jacq Greyja

Jacq Greyja is a writer from California. They are a graduate student in the Creative Writing MFA program at San Francisco State University, where they are a William Dickey Poetry Fellow. Jacq's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hold: A Journal, BAMPFA, Bushel Collective, Bettering... Read More →
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Jocelyn Saidenburgh

Jocelyn Saidenberg is a Bay Area writer, whose books include Mortal City, Cusp, Dusky, Negativity, Shipwreck, and Dead Letter. kith & kin(The Elephants, 2018) is her most recent book. She is one of the editors of KRUPSKAYA Books and teaches at UC Berkeley and San Quentin State Pr... Read More →
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giovanni singleton

giovanni singleton is the author of Ascension, informed by the life and work of Alice Coltrane, which won the California Book Award Gold Medal and AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper, a collection of visual art and poetry. She is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Sound and Fury: The Arts Resistance and Erotic Eclectic Fight Back
SF Bay Area art collectives join forces to present a fusion of poetry, prose, theater, dance, music and light to carry us through.

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Janina Glasov

Janina Glasov was a young journalist, fiction writer and burgeoning filmmaker. Glasov wrote for The Bay Guardian and Oakland Magazine and was awarded The Sander Thoenes Journalism Research Award and the Gregory and Toni Prince Research Award for Bad Girls and Their Stories of Glory... Read More →
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Victoria Lobitas

Victoria (Vicky) is a Mexican Trans Woman. She is a Poet, Visual Artist, & Writer. Graduated from CSU Monterey Bay & she currently lives in the Bay Area trying to settle with post-graduate life & something steady. She writes with passion & elegance in honest & bold poetry that speaks... Read More →
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Genevieve Marie

A recent addition to The Erotic Eclectic, Genevieve Marie has had a lifelong love affair with dance and theater. From her childhood she had trained in many forms of dance including ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. In recent years she has turned to belly dance, fire dancing, and burlesque... Read More →
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Liz McDonald

Liz MacDonald holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from San Jose State University. You can read her writing in Lonely Planet's anthology, A Moveable Feast, or listen on NPR's Only a Game. She lives in rural southern Monterey County with her German shepherd, Ringo, and a hive of honeybees... Read More →
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Carri Newhouse

Carri Newhouse shifts shapes within bellydance, lyrical, burlesque and flow arts. These and her passion for cultivating community arts take her from quiet Pacific Grove to That Thing In The Desert. She is co-creator of three passionate teenagers and HipNautic Flowers dance tribe... Read More →
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Janice Rocke

Creative Director, Erotic Eclectic
Janice Blaze Rocke is the Creative Director of The Erotic Eclectic, a loosely affiliated group of creatives that produce multimedia, literary based performance art featuring exotic dance performance. Janice has a degree in creative writing and has been involved with theatrical and... Read More →
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Simon Rogghe

Simon Rogghe grew up in Belgium and studied philosophy in Netherlands, France, and New York. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in French Literature at U.C.Berkeleу. He is an author of Green Lions, a collaborative book of poetry.
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Zarina Zabrisky

Zarina Zabrisky is an award-winning American author of five books published internationally, including a novel "We, Monsters" and three short story collections, "Iron," "A Cute Tombstone," "Explosion" and "Green Lions," a book of collaborative poetry co-written with Simon Rogghe... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Noisebridge 2169 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Sunday Stories Presents: Brown People Don't Read?
This event pushes boundaries and dispels the myth that brown people don't value the written word. We bring you voices of humor, rage, wonder and introspection.

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Scott Russell Duncan

Assistant Editor, Somos en escrito
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Lisa D. Gray

Lisa reads, writes, and rants about the things that tick her off and amuse her. She follows trends and looks back at how the past affects our present. She lives and writes in the Bay Area. Her writing focuses on intersections of blackness, womanhood, and Americaness. She earned her... Read More →
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Jenny Irizary

Jenny Irizary is working on a memoir about growing up along the Russian River. Her work is published in Sick Lit, Squalorly, Snapping Twig, Communion, Atticus Review, and other journals.
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Blanca Torres

Blanca Torres earned a Masters of Fine Arts in fiction from Mills College and is a founding member of Sunday Stories. She is finishing a short story collection and a memoir about her mother’s childhood in Mexico.
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Norma Liliana Valdez

Norma Liliana Valdez is an alumna of the VONA/Voices Workshop, the Writing Program at UC Berkeley Extension, and a 2014 Hedgebrook writer-in-residence. A member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop, her poems have appeared in Calyx, As It Ought To Be, Dismantle, and elsewhere. She lives... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Beauty Bar 2299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Surviving Encounters of the Human & Animal Kind: The San Francisco Writers' Grotto
The San Francisco Writers' Grotto reveals how to survive encounters of all kinds - from whales to Colombian drug lords, from fallen angels to treacherous lovers, from the INS to kitty cats

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Faith Adiele

Assoc Professor, California College of the Arts
Faith Adiele’s work includes the audio/ebook The Nigerian Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems; Meeting Faith, a memoir about becoming Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun that won the PEN Open Book Award; My Journey Home, a PBS documentary about finding her family in Nigeria... Read More →
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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is author of the novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, a silver medal winner in First Fiction at the California Book Awards and a New York Times editor's choice. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New... Read More →
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Kristen Cosby

SF Grotto
Kristen Cosby is a freelance writer, editor, and educator.  She is currently at work on her first book project thanks to generous support from the Jan Michalski Fondation, the MacDowell Artist's Colony, the Corperation of Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  Her... Read More →
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Rachel Levin

Rachel Levin is a freelance journalist who has written about pastrami and Pt Reyes, speed-dating mothers and crack-addict ex-con ultra-marathoners, and more for such publications as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Outside, Lucky Peach, Sunset, and Eater as its first San Francisco... Read More →
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Roberto Lovato

Writer, SF Writers Grotto
Roberto Lovato is a San Francisco-born & bred journalist and writer working out of the Grotto. Prior to joining the Grotto, he was a Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley's Center for Latino Policy Research. Roberto is also the recipient of a crisis reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center... Read More →
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Zoe Young

Zoe Young is a fiction writer and journalist. She holds a writing M.F.A. from California College of the Arts and has taught at San Francisco State University. Her short fiction has been published in A Tale of Four Cities Review and The Bensonhurst Review. Her short story “Angel... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Elbo Room (upstairs) 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


That 80s Show: Love, Like, and Angst in the Awesome Era
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. The Writers and Storytellers Collective shares amusing stories of love, longing, and angst in the awesome era. Put on your stone-wash or flip up your collar, and get your hair big and ready for some back to the future moments when Jerry Brown was governor, and greed was declared good; and take the way back machine to a time when a Saturday high school detention group was not forgotten, and Prince gave us Purple Rain.

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Alex DiSclafani

Alex DiSclafani hails from Florida and now calls San Francisco home. In her day job, she works in tech, where she helps prevent real-world harm to children. On her long commutes she writes.She published work in Dying Dahlia Review and The Ginger Collect. Her favorite show is Golden... Read More →
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Nada Djordjevich

Nada Djordjevich is a writer and consultant. She attended the screenwriting program at UCLA and has degrees from Harvard University and UC Berkeley. Her screenplays and fiction have received recognition from Vermont Studio Center, the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, American Zoetrope... Read More →
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Rachel Hamilton

Creator & Boss Lady, RH Improv
Rachel Hamilton is an Improviser, Improv teacher and an Emmy-nominated writer. A former main-stage performer at The Second City in Chicago, she teaches improv workshops around the world, thinks big thoughts and likes you already.
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Allison Muir

Owner, Allison Muir Design
Allison Muir is a San Franciscan born writer, artist, and interior designer. During her varied career she has designed D.I.Y. projects for ReadyMade magazine, coordinated postproduction for clients such as Industrial Light and Magic, Dreamworks and Pixar, and produced and written... Read More →
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Mayra Padilla

Mayra Padilla is a born and raised New Jersey native who lives in San Francisco and might still be recovering from the '80s. A branding and marketing consultant, she is working on a memoir entitled Survival Delia. She is a devotee and lover of words and stories and you can follow... Read More →
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Meika Rouda

Meika Rouda is a writer and producer whose essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, Fresh Yarn, The Next Family and Underwired Magazine as well as the upcoming anthology "She's Got This". Meika is a prior resident filmmaker for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and has consulted... Read More →
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Pamela Weymouth

Pamela Alma Weymouth writes for Truthdig, Justmeans and the HuffingtonPost. She teaches humor writing in San Francisco and tells stories on any stage that will have her. She lives with 1.5 puppies, a flock of hens and 2 boys, which explains why her columns are not as regular as Jack... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Elbo Room (downstairs) 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


The Coop's Literary Relay Race: The ManMaid's Tale
The Castro Writers Cooperative presents The ManMaid's Tale,  a twisted take on Atwood's dystopia, an original piece written solely for Lit Crawl.

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Alison Bing

Write/ edit/ curate content on travel/ food/ drink/ art/ design for Lonely Planet, Airbnb, BBC, Time Inc mags, sundry others.
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Karen Bjorneby

Karen Bjorneby is the author of Hurricane Season. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in such places as The Threepenny Review, New Letters, The Sun, North American Review, StoryQuarterly, New Orleans Review, and anthologized online at Poetry Daily. She’s received a Pushcart Special... Read More →
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Jeanne Carstensen

Jeanne Carstensen is a journalist based in San Francisco.  Her coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe ran in The Nation, PRI’s The World, Foreign Policy and other publications.  She’s working on a book about the deadliest day of the crisis on the Greek island of Lesvos, told... Read More →
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Joshua Citrak

Joshua Citrak - author and podcaster, host of Do Better and Hangin’ with Old Lew available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Store.
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Andrea Coombes

Andrea Coombes is a staff writer at NerdWallet. Her personal-finance stories have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald and elsewhere. In other news, she's working on a book about unreliable mothers. She walks her dog every day, almost. Sometimes... Read More →
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Susie Hara

Susie Hara is the author of Finder of Lost Objects, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and winner of a first-place International Latino Book Award. Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, including Stirring up a Storm and Best American Erotica. Her play Lost and Found... Read More →
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Scott James

Scott James is the co-founder of the Castro Writers' Cooperative, a co-working space for writers in San Francisco. He's a contributor to The New York Times and has three Emmy Awards for his work in TV news. He's also the author of two bestselling novels, "SoMa" and "The Sower," published... Read More →
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Lee Jenkins

Mercilee Jenkins is an award winning playwright/performance artist, published poet and fiction writer.  Her poetry was recently published in a new online magazine, Reinventing Home (www.reinventinghome.org). Her 10-minute play, Armistice At Home received a staged reading in March... Read More →
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Mike Karpa

Gay San Francisco writer and malcontent whose memoir, short fiction and novel excerpts have recently appeared in Chaleur, Tin House, Sixfold and a handful of other discerning litmags.
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Shana Mahaffey

Co-Founder, Castro Writers Cooperative
Shana Mahaffey is the author of the novel, Sounds Like Crazy, a San Francisco Chronicle notable book for Fall 2009.
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Janis Cooke Newman

I'm the author of a memoir and two novels--all currently in print. I'm also the founder of the Lit Camp writers conference, which will be held at Esalen this upcoming May.
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Susanne Pari

I'm an Iranian-American writer and author of The Fortune Catcher, a novel of a young woman—American and Iranian, Jewish and Muslim—caught in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. I write and speak on issues of immigration, religious fundamentalism, women’s rights, and... Read More →
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Jessica Raya

Jessica Raya’s latest novel, Please Proceed to the Nearest Exit, was one of iPad Books’ Summer's Most Anticipated in 2017. Before that, The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club, published in four languages under a pseudonym, was a Redbook Top 10 Summer Read and a Kirkus Best Books... Read More →
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Doug Robson

Douglas Robson is an award-winning journalist. He has covered professional tennis since 2002, and written about other sports ranging from cycling and soccer to America’s Cup and the Iditarod. He also has written about business and the business of sports.
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Natacha Ruck

Do you remember an embarrassing moment? Let's talk about it. I am a storyteller and a storymonger. There is power in telling stories, event the embarrassing ones, and I strive to harness this power through video, audio, prose and live performance. I teach multimedia storytelling... Read More →
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Melina Selverston-Scher

Courage Seeker, The Castro Writers Coop
Writer, editor, journalist, political science professor, environmental non-profit director, global warrior for indigenous peoples and the environment, feminist, ally, musician with San Francisco's first and foremost industrial ragtime band: Parlor Tricks. What Would Judith Do?
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Cameron Tuttle

Cameron Tuttle is an American author. She began her career as a writer for an advertising agency before writing her first book, "The Paranoid's Pocket Guide," which landed her on Oprah. Inspired by the movie Thelma and Louise, Tuttle went on the lam in 1996, doing research for what would become the Bad Girl's... Read More →
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Anna Volpicelli

Art /Design/ lifestyle Journalist  San Francisco Bay Area.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fellow Barber 696 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


The MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts Presents: The #1 Bestseller: SF Writing Now
Tom Barbash on John Lennon, Jasmin Darznik on politics and prose, Joseph Lease on rent as theft, and Leslie Carol Roberts on climate chaos.

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Tom Barbash

Tom Barbash is the author of five books, including Dakota Winters. His short story collection Stay Up With Me was nominated for the Folio Prize and picked as a Best Book of the Year by the Independent of London, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News. His... Read More →
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Jasmin Darznik

Jasmin Darznik is the author of the debut novel Song of a Captive Bird, a fictional account of Iran’s trailblazing woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad, which was chosen by The New York Times Book Review as an “Editor’s Choice.” She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The... Read More →
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Eric Dolan

i am a poet from new jersey, by way of bed-stuy & many couches - i promise to have plenty of copies of my little booklets, it means the world to share my poems & ill have oodles of free everything to give & let go - i love writing, i love this opportunity, and i cannot wait to celebrate... Read More →
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Joseph Lease

Professor of Writing, California College of the Arts
Joseph Lease's critically acclaimed books of poetry include The Body Ghost (Coffee House Press, 2018), Testify (Coffee House Press, 2011), and Broken World (Coffee House Press, 2007). Lease’s poems "'Broken World' (For James Assatly)" and "Send My Roots Rain" were anthologized in... Read More →
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Gabe Martinez

Gabe Martinez is an ex-farm boy, ex-New Yorker, ex-advertising lawyer, and ex of many men in the Castro. He writes fictional accounts of these experiences and other fun social commentary. He is writing his first novel about self-actualization. He received his BA and JD from Columbia... Read More →
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Leslie Carol Roberts

Professor and Chair, MFA Writing, California College of the Arts
Leslie Carol Roberts is Professor and Chair of MFA Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is also faculty with the Architectural Ecologies Lab at CCA, where she founded the ECOPOESIS Movement with Adam Marcus and Chris Falliers, which explores embodied messaging... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


The Writing Salon: A Roar Before Twenty
The Writing Salon celebrates its twentieth year offering creative writing classes to Bay Area writers with a cocktail of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

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Junse Kim

Before ever taking a writing class, Junse Kim worked as a concert promoter, Peace Corps volunteer, managerial consultant, scriptwriter, nonprofit fundraiser, and “full-time” temp. He has since received a Pushcart Prize (for his short story “Yangban”), a Faulkner Award, and... Read More →
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Nate Klug

Nate Klug earned a BA in English at the University of Chicago and a Masters from Yale Divinity School. He is the author of Rude Woods, a modern translation of Virgil’s Eclogues (The Song Cave, 2013), and Anyone, a book of poems (The University of Chicago Press, 2015). His writing... Read More →
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Kerry Muir

Kerry Muir‘s creative nonfiction has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Crazyhorse, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere. Her essay collection, BLUR & Other Essays, was recently named one of three finalists in Bauhan Publishing’s 2017 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize, and her essay... Read More →
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Lori Ostlund

Lori Ostlund’s first collection of stories, The Bigness of the World, received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. It was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize... Read More →
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Brian Tierney

Brian Tierney is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. He is a graduate of the Bennington College’s MFA Writing Seminars, and holds a BA in English and Journalism, as well as an MA in Literature, from Duquesne University, where he was a teaching fellow... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fellow 820 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Tuesday Night Social: Prompt With A Vengeance
One Tuesday Night Social writer starts by writing a short piece, then passes it on to the next member, who uses it as a prompt. 

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Heather Bourbeau

Heather Bourbeau is a Berkeley-based writer. She was a Tupelo Press30/30 poet, a journalist whose work appeared in The Economist, The Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, and a former Political Affairs Officer with the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia. Her first collection of... Read More →
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Andrew Dugas

Work by Andrew O. Dugas has appeared in Unlikely Stories, 100WordStory, LITnIMAGE, and elsewhere. His novel Sleepwalking in Paradise was published in 2014 by Numina Press.

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Lucy Flood

Lucy Flood
Lucy Flood is the author of the forthcoming novel The Way Minnows Kiss. Her writing has appeared in InsideClimate News, The Atlantic, and the Jackson Hole News and Guide, in addition to other places. One of her favorite places to write is under her fig tree.
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Matt Leibel

If Matt Leibel were an element on the periodic table, he would likely be called Leibelium. In such a case, it would then be super-weird that he is also a fiction writer, published in places like Wigleaf, Juked, Diagram, Barcelona Review, and Carolina Quarterly. DM him if you’re... Read More →
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Anne Trausch

Anne Trausch's favorite word is lollygag. Anyone who's traveled with her knows why: she has a propensity to linger in wonder, bemusement, or delight. She channels that inspiration into short fiction, screenplays, and her day job as a writer-designer at IDEO.
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Rachel Wong

Rachel Wong works as a researcher, interviewing and observing people for a living. She's also produced radio stories for KALW. When she's not researching, producing, or writing, she's dancing alongside her infant daughter.
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Liz Worthy

Liz Worthy hails from Montana. She has shown her art at Intersection for the Arts, The Roxie, 826 Valencia, Ruby’s Clay Studio, Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, and the Pacific Ocean (where messages in bottles bob towards Japan). Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency... Read More →
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Sonya Worthy

Sonya Worthy photographs and interviews people reading books in public places, like laundromats, coffee shops, and parks.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
theBalm Cosmetics 788 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Tuesdays Untitled Presents: Death, Dharma & Drag
Two Sikhs, three Jews and two Queers = four writers (not mathematicians) with stories from ten years of sharing tea, tofu and typing together on Tuesdays.

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Dawn Gross

"If I had a magic wand, what would you wish for?" Hospice and Palliative Care physician, mother, wife, sister and daughter, writer, magic wand-bearer and radio host, and lover of all furry things that purr, Dawn is passionate about discovering what matters most and empowering each... Read More →
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Japa Kaur

Japa is a Stanford graduate turned Astrologer turned rockstar turned Kundalini Yoga teacher. She writes horoscopes for a website and songs for her all-female rock band, "Down in Front." Claims to fame include being pictured in National Geographic playing a sousaphone while riding... Read More →
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Awtar Kaur Khalsa

Director, Kundalini Yoga Center
Awtar practices and teaches Kundalini Yoga and trains teachers internationally. She lives with her husband of 40 years in colorful Haight Ashbury. They have an adult daughter. She strives to promote social justice, access, and equity in her yoga community.
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Julia Query

Twenty years ago, Julia Query made the award winning documentary Live Nude Girls UNITE! about the unionization of the iconic Lusty Lady peep show. She has a secret life as a therapist and sometimes publishes essays. She has two sons, one husband and is still a queer, femme, lesbian... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Serendipity 803 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Voices and Writings From Behind Prison Walls
The California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation leads the U.S. in prison reform by supplying inmates with educational and self-help programs geared towards early earned release opportunities. Yardtime Literary Program operates inside six California State Prisons, helping both men and women inmates "find their voices on the page." We present to you vivid samples of current inmate writings as well as an open forum on California's efforts towards permanently altering the state's prison agenda. Former inmate students and prison administrators will be in attendance.

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Alan Black

Alan Black teaches creative writing to inmates at Folsom Women's Facility. He attended the birth of Litquake in a Tenderloin bar in the late-20th century.  
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Scott Bohlmann

Scott Bohlmann is an amateur writer and long-term prison volunteer. He currently teaches African American History, Philosophy and Creative Writing with the Yardtime Literary Program at three different CDCR institutions.  
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David Corbett

David Corbett is the award-winning author of six novels, including 2018's The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday, plus the story collection Thirteen Confessions, and The Art of Character ("A writer's bible"—Elizabeth Brundage).  
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Kent Zimmerman

Kent Zimmerman, Yardtime Literary Program co-founder, is also the co-author of New York Times bestsellers Hell's Angel with Ralph "Sonny" Barger, Operation Family Secrets as well as London Times bestseller Rotten: No Irish No Blacks No Dogs with John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
HOMEY 2221 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Women Who Submit Writing
Women Who Submit Writing seeks to empower women writers by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging literary submissions, and clarifying the submission and publication process. This reading is a chance for some of our members to celebrate their publication successes.

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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Rebecca Gomez Farrell writes all the speculative fiction genres she can conjure up. Her first fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, debuted in August 2017 from Meerkat Press. You can find her shorter works in over twenty publications including Defenestration, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and most... Read More →
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Jennifer Hasegawa

Jennifer Hasegawa is a poet and performance artist. She was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and lives in San Francisco. Her poetry manuscript, La Chica's Field Guide to Banzai Living, received the San Francisco Foundation's Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award in 2014. She has curated... Read More →
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L.S. Johnson

L.S. Johnson writes speculative fiction, with work appearing in Year's Best Weird Fiction, Strange Horizons, Interzone, and other venues. Her first collection, Vacui Magia: Stories, won the 2nd Annual North Street Book Prize and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award.
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Janna Layton

Janna Layton lives in Oakland, California with her wonderful cat Eponine. Her poetry and fiction have been published in various literary journals, including The New Yorker, Apex, Mythic Delirium, Zone 3, and Caesura.
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Dominica Phetteplace

Dominica Phetteplace is the founder of the San Francisco branch of Women Who Submit Writing. Her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Puerto del Sol, Copper Nickel, Asimov's and Clarkesworld. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, a MacDowell Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award.


Young Adult Writers of Mills College
A selection of Young Adult readings from the MFA and undergraduate creative writing program at Mills College.

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Anna Erice

Anna Erice graduated from UC Davis with degrees in English, Philosophy, and Education. She is pursuing an MFA in prose and young adult fiction at Mills College. She lives in Novato with her husband and their two chubby cats. She works as a caretaker for children with developmental... Read More →
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John C. Gregan

John Gregan is a senior at Mills College, where he is majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Queer Studies. Originally from a former biker town just outside of Los Angeles, John's writing focuses on grief, trans masculinity, family, and ghosts.
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Leah O'Sullivan

Leah O'Sullivan is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Mills College. She previously attended University of Puget Sound and graduated with a B.A. in English in 2016. She has had prose and poetry works published in CrossCurrents Literary & Arts Magazine, Wetlands Magazine... Read More →
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Kathryn Reiss

Kathryn Reiss was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Ohio, and received B.A. degrees in English and German from Duke University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. After college, she lived in Bonn, Germany as a Fulbright Scholar, and during this time... Read More →
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Ariadne Wolf

Ariadne Wolf will complete her MFA and enter a Ph.D program in 2019. Her creative nonfiction has been published in ten literary journals, including Rascal and Echo Literary Journal, and two anthologies. She writes at the intersection of mythology and trauma, spirituality and mermaids... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
ScholarMatch 849 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Zoetic Press
Zoetic Press authors read new work - poetry, prose and nonfiction. 

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Taylor Imel

Taylor Imel is a Chicago based writer. She holds a Bachelors degree in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia College. Her current project centers around women, their bodies and the rosary---talk with her about any or all. Previous publications include Hypertrophic Press (Pushcart Prize... Read More →
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David Maduli

David S. Maduli is a father of two, veteran public school teacher, deejay, and author of the chapbook 00:33:33 (thirty-three and a third) (Zoetic Press, 2018). He is a proud alumnus of the VONA, Las Dos Brujas, and Napa Valley Writers' workshops, and he was the 2011 recipient of the... Read More →
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Effie Seiberg

Effie Seiberg is a fantasy and science fiction writer who likes to mix whimsy and philosophy. Her stories can be found in the "Women Destroy Science Fiction!" special edition of Lightspeed Magazine (winner of the 2015 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology), Galaxy's Edge, Analog... Read More →
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Sean VanSickel

Sean VanSickel is a writer living in Bakersfield, CA, where he works as an English teacher. He's a former staff writer at The Runner (Cal State University Bakersfield's student newspaper) and has been published in The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle. This is his first publication since... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Laundré 2401 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA