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Saturday, October 20
 

6:30pm

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. 

Authors
avatar for Meg Elison

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 →
avatar for Lauren Parker

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 →
avatar for Maggie Tokuda-Hall

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

6:30pm

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. 

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Barone

Jennifer Barone

Poet
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 →

Authors
avatar for Saeeda Hafiz

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 →
avatar for Ingrid Keir

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 →
avatar for Sarah Kobrinsky

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 →
avatar for Raina León

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 →
avatar for Kim Shuck

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

6:30pm

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. 

Moderators
avatar for James Siegel

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 →

Authors
avatar for Matt Carney

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 →
avatar for Jase Peeples

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 →
avatar for Postcapitalism

Postcapitalism

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!
avatar for Joyce Young

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 →
avatar for Emily Zisman

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

6:30pm

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

Authors
avatar for Faith Adiele

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 →
avatar for Ingrid Rojas Contreras

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 →
avatar for Kristen Cosby

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 →
avatar for Rachel Levin

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 →
avatar for Roberto Lovato

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 →
avatar for Zoe Young

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

6:30pm

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.

Authors
avatar for Alex DiSclafani

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 →
avatar for Nada Djordjevich

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 →
avatar for Rachel Hamilton

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.
avatar for Allison Muir

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 →
avatar for Mayra Padilla

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 →
avatar for Meika Rouda

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 →
avatar for Pamela Weymouth

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

6:30pm

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.

Authors
avatar for Tom Barbash

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 →
avatar for Jasmin Darznik

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 →
avatar for Eric Dolan

Eric Dolan

CCA
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 →
avatar for Joseph Lease

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 →
avatar for Gabe Martinez

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 →
avatar for Leslie Carol Roberts

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