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Saturday, October 19 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
San Francisco Writers Grotto: A Night of Firsts

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First steps, first kiss, first love, first job...there's a first time for everything. Join the Writers Grotto on its 25th anniversary as Julia Flynn Siler, David Ewing Duncan, Meghan Ward, Lyzette Wanzer, and Constance Hale regale us with sad, funny, and tragic tales of firsts. Hosted by Lisa Gray.

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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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David Ewing Duncan

David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning journalist in print, television, and radio; and the best-selling author of ten books published in 21 languages. His most recent book is Talking to Robots: Tales from our Human-Robot Futures (Dutton). David is a frequent contributor to Wired... Read More →
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Lizette Wanzer

Author, Authors Guild
Lyzette Wanzer's work appears in over twenty-five literary journals and books, and she is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prize-winning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie), The Naked Truth, Essay Daily, and San Francisco University High School Journal. A three-time San Francisco... 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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Meghan Ward

Meghan Ward is the author of “Runway: Confessions of a not-so-supermodel,” a thoughtful yet dishy memoir that tells the story of what she learned about the world of high-fashion modeling — and herself — as a model in Paris. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Mutha, San Francisco... Read More →
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Constance Hale

Writer, Writers Grotto
Constance Hale is a San Francisco–based journalist and the author of cheeky writing manuals, a book for adults on hula, and a picture book for children set in Hawaii. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, and many magazines. She just released Writing Character... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
The Chapel (main stage) 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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