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Saturday, October 19
 

5:00pm

Bay Area Generations
Bay Area Generations presents "Two Turntables and a Microphone": six writers and poets read their poetry and tell their stories before a live DJ mix.

Authors
avatar for Vince Montague

Vince Montague

Vince Montague is an artist and writer. He earned his B.A. from UCLA and his M.A. from New York University. He is an exhibiting artist at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, CA, and a member of the artist collective The Oakland Museum of Ceramics. Recent solo exhibitions include THE WHALE SHOW... 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 Garrett Murphy

Garrett Murphy

Garrett Murphy is well-known on the Bay Area poetry scene as a political and human nature satirist. He lives in Oakland, and has written several chapbooks of poetry and prose.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Harrington Galleries Furniture Store 599 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Bay Area Reporter's Prime Numbers
At the 11th annual Bay Area Reporter reading at Martuni's, host/author Jim Provenzano welcomes writers Erika Atkinson, Iris Bloomfield, Vernon Keeve III, and Alan Lessik. Enjoy a tasty cocktail and enticing prose.

Authors
avatar for Vernon Keeve III

Vernon Keeve III

Vernon Keeve III is a high school English and history teacher for the Oakland Unified School District. His book of poetry and rants Conversations with a Southern Migrant was published by Nomadic Press in spring 2016
avatar for Alan Lessik

Alan Lessik

Author of The Troubleseeker
Alan Lessik is a novelist, writer, zen practitioner, amateur figure skater, LGBT activist and member of the National Writers Union. His debut novel, The Troubleseeker, was a finalist for Publishing Triangle's 2017 LGBTQ Fiction Award. Critics have compared his writing to Gabriel Garcia... Read More →
avatar for Jim Provenzano

Jim Provenzano

Jim Provenzano is the author of the novels Now I'm Here, PINS, Monkey Suits, Cyclizen, the 2012 Lambda Literary Award winner Every Time I Think of You, its sequel Message of Love (a Lammy finalist), and the stage adaptation of PINS. His short fiction collection, Forty Wild Crushes... Read More →
avatar for Erika Atkinson

Erika Atkinson

ERIKA ATKINSON was born into a family of penurious Russian Mennonite immigrants on the prairies of central Canada, in southern Manitoba. Having little interest in formal higher education, she instead began preparing to join the Canadian Foreign Service,which brought her to Washington... Read More →
avatar for Iris Bloomfield

Iris Bloomfield

Iris Bloomfield is an artist and educator from Berkeley, CA. Her writing is concerned with transsexuality, body horror, theology, and trauma. She has been published in sPARKLE & bLINK, Haverthorn, and Matchbox Magazine, with a forthcoming piece in Erase the Patriarchy: an Anthology... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Martuni's 4 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Civil Liberties United
Bay Area writers/artists of color back up our words with deeds. We are healers, educators, and activists, lighting the darkness with compassion.

Authors
avatar for Sriram Shamasunder

Sriram Shamasunder

Co-founder, UCSF HEAL
Sriram Shamasunder is a doctor/poet who started writing poetry during college at UC Berkeley where he studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and co-founder of the HEAL Initiative... Read More →
avatar for Andre Le Mont Wilson

Andre Le Mont Wilson

Poet and Writer
Andre Le Mont Wilson hails from a family of writers in LA and settled in the East Bay. In addition to the anthology Civil Liberties United (for which he also served on the editorial committee), this year his work has appeared in sPARKLE + bLINK, Failed Haiku, and Not Your Mother's... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Amore

Charlie Amore

Writer
Charlie Bartlett is a black biracial queer, non-binary writer. Born and raised in London, Charlie moved to California in 2016, shortly after graduating. They write about Gender, Sexuality, trauma, mental health, and Life.
avatar for Kevin Madrigal

Kevin Madrigal

Founder, Farming Hope
Yo! My name is Kevin, and I'm a decolonizer of food, art, and health. I'm a Chicano first-generation child of inmigrantes Mexicanos from Sur San Francisco. In 2016, I founded Farming Hope in San Francisco to provide employment opportunities in food for folks experiencing homelessness... Read More →
avatar for Susana Praver-Perez

Susana Praver-Perez

Poet
Susana is an Oakland-based poet who turns the political/social/climate chaos that surrounds us, as well as the beauty that remains, into poetry. She has studied Creative Writing at: Naropa Institute, Berkeley City College, and UC Berkeley's Poetry for the People. She is also a... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Valencia Gardens Housing Ltd Community Room 390 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Coeditoria
A magical realist conceived in Japanese-occupied Manchuria, a young Russian yearning for a Babushka, a writer rebelling against her sexist background, an entrepreneurial Eurasian with a mixed Mormon/Buddhist background, and a Jewish family man who writes better short stories than John Updike. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE RELOCATED FROM THE VENUE LISTED ON THE MAP/PROGRAM.

Authors
avatar for Joel Streicker

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 →
avatar for Sam Gong

Sam Gong

Sam Gong is an entrepreneur and aspiring writer of speculative fiction. He strives to bridge history and futurism with creative storytelling, and to portray a vision of the future that provokes reaction and discussion. His professional career spans government work in Washington DC, ex... Read More →
avatar for Harriet Rohmer

Harriet Rohmer

Harriet Rohmer is the founder and long-time publisher of Children’s Book Press, the pioneering publisher of bilingual and multicultural picture books (now an imprint of Lee & Low). Her books have won many major awards, including the American Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award... Read More →
avatar for Tatyana Sundeyeva

Tatyana Sundeyeva

Originally from Kishinev, Moldova, Tatyana Sundeyeva is a Russian-American writer living in San Francisco. She writes short literary fiction and Young Adult novels, with particular interest in transportive travel writing, Young Adult novels with witty female characters, and short... Read More →
avatar for Linda Fiddler

Linda Fiddler

​​​​Linda Fiddler has written food columns, grants and research but has just found her voice as a story teller these last few years. She is currently revising a memoir about the conflict between her mid-twentieth century gender-traditional upbringing and the Women's Movem... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Manny’s (front area) 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Colossus
Colossus is a spoken-word event which evokes the spirit of sanctuary and radical inclusion that Emma Lazarus intended the Statue of Liberty to embody.  

Authors
avatar for Laura Joakimson

Laura Joakimson

Laura Joakimson is the author of a recent chapbook, white is not a country. She’s the co-creator of a reading series called sanctuary city.
avatar for Christine Kammler

Christine Kammler

Chris Kammler is a writer, director, performance artist, and qigong practitioner. Her work was recently published in Aphrodite’s Pen. She and poet Susan Dambroff perform as Spoken Duets.
avatar for Sara Biel

Sara Biel

Sara Biel is a poet, visual artist and social worker. She is passionate about collaborative art and performance processes. She focuses on art as resources for building community.
avatar for Karla Brundage

Karla Brundage

Programs Manager, 826 Valencia
Karla Brundage is a Bay Area poet, activist and educator with a passion for social justice. She is the author of "Swallowing Watermelons" published by Ishmael Reed Publishing Company and her poetry and essays are included in more than twenty publications including, Bamboo Ridge Press... Read More →
avatar for Shilpa Kamat

Shilpa Kamat

Shilpa Kamat's writing is informed by her intersectional identities, political and spiritual truths, and the natural world. She was a finalist for the 2018 Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and her chapbook, Saraswati Takes Back the Alphabet, is being published by Newfound this fall... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Temo's Coffee 3000 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Conspiracy of Beards & Friends: The Words and Music of Leonard Cohen
A preview of this November's 2019 San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival, Conspiracy of Beards, along with Gabby La La & Lila Nelson, Pet The Tiger, and Zack Vieira, delve into the palette Leonard created. Expect poetry, music, insight, and humor.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Third Haus 455 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Crime Time
A great lineup of crime fiction authors reading from their latest novels.

Authors
avatar for Rob Pierce

Rob Pierce

Rob Pierce wrote the novels Uncle Dust and With The Right Enemies, the novella Vern In The Heat, and the short story collection The Things I Love Will Kill Me Yet. Rob has been nominated for a Derringer Award for short crime fiction and a Pushcart Prize, and has had stories published... Read More →
avatar for Tom Pitts

Tom Pitts

Author
Tom Pitts is a Canadian/American author and screenwriter who received his education on the streets of San Francisco. He remains there, working, writing, and trying to survive. He is the author of 101, AMERICAN STATIC, HUSTLE, and the novellas PIGGYBACK and KNUCKLEBALL. His new novel... Read More →
avatar for Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford is an editor for Gutter Books, and author of Choice Cuts, Junkie Love, Wake the Undertaker, and Lamentation.
avatar for Kris Calvin

Kris Calvin

When Kris Calvin isn't writing, she's cheering on the Warriors or SF Giants with her kids. Or reading. She loves reading. Trained in economics & psychology, she's been honored by the CA Assembly & Gov's office for child advocacy. Her debut novel was awarded the Killer Nashville... Read More →
avatar for Dietrich Kalteis

Dietrich Kalteis

Award-winning author of Zero Avenue, House of Blazes, Triggerfish, The Deadbeat Club and Ride the Lightning – from Vancouver, BC.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Blondies' Bar 540 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose Presents HORMONES: The Unbalanced Spin Cycle
From mood swings and impetuous indulgences to hot flashes and beyond, intergenerational stories from the Endocrine Archipelago of our bodies, hearts, and minds.

Moderators
avatar for Emily Rubin

Emily Rubin

Writer /Director, Wash and Dry Productions
Emily Rubin founded Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose in 2005. Her novel, STALINA (Mariner Books) was published in 2011.

Authors
avatar for Annie Crawford

Annie Crawford

Annie Crawford is a lady-loving writer who lives in Oakland. She writes style, travel, and Oakland news. Find her at www.annielcrawford.com.
avatar for Rowena Richie

Rowena Richie

Richie Rowena is an inter-disciplinary artist whose writing, dancing, and choreography have been performed at San Francisco venues including the S.F. Fringe Festival.
avatar for M. Colette Plum

M. 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.
avatar for Maggie Diamond

Maggie Diamond

Maggie Diamond writes poetry and other text-based experiments and performs regularly at San Jose’s Live Lit open mic. Always a work in progress. Satisfaction not guaranteed. More volatile than the stock market and a hell of a lot more fun.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Carlin's Laundromat 290 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Dystopia, Refuge, and Astral Sightings
Presenting new fiction, memoir, and poetry about home, memory, and alternate realities.  

Authors
avatar for MK Chavez

MK Chavez

MK Chavez is the author of Mothermorphosis, and Dear Animal. She is a recipient of the 2017 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award and Alameda County Arts Leadership Award. Her latest publications can be found in bags of coffee from Nomadic Coffee and online at Academy of American Poets... Read More →
avatar for Audrey T. Williams

Audrey T. Williams

Audrey T. Williams is a Poet|Writer|Activist. In 2018, she earned her MFA in Writing from CCA. She writes through a lens of Black, multi-cultural ancestry infused with flights of fantasy. Current projects: Of Chutneys and Chitlins: Stories from a Multi-cultural American Girl and Liberation... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Ann Doyle

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 →
avatar for Hamdy Elgammal

Hamdy Elgammal

Hamdy Elgammal is an Egyptian software engineer and writer based in Oakland, CA. His prose has been published in Bourbon Penn, Origins Journal, Jersey Devil Press, Easy Street, Five on the Fifth and Cease, Cows.  
avatar for Maw Shein Win

Maw Shein Win

Maw Shein Win's chapbook Score and Bone is on Nomadic Press (2016). Her collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. Maw is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito (2016 - 2018), and her forthcoming book of poetry will be published by Omnidawn in 2020.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Public Works (main room) 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Erotic Eclectic: How Beauty Speaks
Selected works read as nude dancers perform behind an illuminated sheer fabric to thematically composed soundscapes.  

Authors
avatar for Janice Rocke

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 →
avatar for Liz McDonald

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 →
avatar for Marie Butcher

Marie Butcher

Marie Boucher teaches writing and professional presentation skills at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She is an active poet in the Monterey Bay Region, having presented at Curated Words, Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium, Bridging the Bay, Networking Aloud... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Lost Church 65 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Everyone Escapes: Fresh Subversion from Santa Monica Review
Novelist Louis B. Jones (Radiance), short story writers Michael Cadnum (Earthquake Murder)and Janice Shapiro (Bummer), join editor Andrew Tonkovich (The Dairy of Anne Frank) in reading—loud!—short literary provocations for the liberatorily minded, featuring humor, social observation, irony, and neologism.


Authors
avatar for Andrew Tonkovich

Andrew Tonkovich

Editor, Santa Monica Review
Andrew Tonkovich edits the West Coast literary journal Santa Monica Review and hosts Bibliocracy, a books show on Pacifica Radio KPFK in Southern California. He is author of a novella collection, The Dairy of Anne Frank, and co-edited the first-ever anthology of literary Orange County... Read More →
avatar for Louis B. Jones

Louis B. Jones

Louis B. Jones is an American author and essayist. He has written five novels, the first three of which were named New York Times Notable Books of their respective years. He is a National Endowment for the Arts fellow and a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, and was a regular reviewer... Read More →
avatar for Michael Cadnum

Michael Cadnum

Michael Cadnum is the author of nearly forty books of fiction and poetry. A National Book Award Finalist for The Book of the Lion, his most recent books include Earthquake Murder, a book of short fiction, and Kingdom, a book of poetry.
avatar for Janice Shapiro

Janice Shapiro

Janice Shapiro is the author of Bummer and Other Stories (Soft Skull Press). Her stories and comics have been published in Catapult, The North American Review, 52 Stories, The Santa Monica Review, Everyday Genius, Real Pants and other places. She lives in Berkeley, California.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Casanova Lounge 527 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

FOSA (Friends of South Asia): Fear of the Unknown
In "Fear of the Unknown," writers will share encounters with fear along with the phobic, the psychic, and the paranormal responses of experiencing the unknown.

Moderators
avatar for S.S. Mausoof

S.S. Mausoof

S.S. Mausoof (host) is a bay area writer-filmmaker. He hosts litcrawl for Friends of South Asia.  He has sinned in Karachi, Kansas and California.  

Authors
avatar for Marc Fortin

Marc Fortin

Marc Fortin is a poet and a zen swordmaster of Kwan Um Do Kwang school. He was trained as an artist at Boston Museum School and works in the SF bay area as a landscape artist.
avatar for Moazzam Sheikh

Moazzam Sheikh

Moazzam Sheikh is an SF resident for the last three decades, he has written and translated fiction; librarian by profession, he has authored two fiction titles.
avatar for Dylan Freitas-D'Louhy

Dylan Freitas-D'Louhy

Dylan Freitas-D'Louhy is a multi-talented mutt, experiential enthusiast, and a middle-man on the outside.  A native that is never understood.  Diverse skills unidentifiable by any temporary standards.
avatar for Tami Carter

Tami Carter

Tami Carter is a Southern Expat and recovering poet who lives in San Francisco with her family.
avatar for Kashif Maqsood

Kashif Maqsood

Kashif Maqsood is an unrealized humanist. Frequently found contemplating and selling the humanist agenda through familiar tales of overcoming challenges. He is the Partisan Within.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Muddy Waters Coffee House 521 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Hidden Compass: A New Age of Exploration
Stories from around the world that celebrate discovery, and show us that there are still new frontiers to be explored.

Moderators
avatar for Sivani Babu

Sivani Babu

Co-founder, Hidden Compass
Sivani Babu is the co-founder and Creative Director of exploration-driven media company Hidden Compass. She is an award-winning nature photographer and travel journalist with a sometimes-unhealthy fascination with extreme landscapes and weather. As a writer and photographer, she has... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Valerie Stimac

Valerie Stimac

Space Travel Guide / Valerie & Valise
Valerie is an Oakland-based space tourism and travel writer and blogger. She’s also a freelance writer and has worked in an ongoing capacity with Lonely Planet, as well as other travel publications like AFAR, Nat Geo Travel, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her first book, Dark... Read More →
avatar for Russell Bradley

Russell Bradley

Director, Santa Rosa Island Research Station, CSU Channel Islands
My parents threw me in the ocean when I was five years old. I cried for a minute but then never got out. Originally from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, I am a marine biologist, improviser, storyteller, writer, and nature lover. My special affinity for islands and travels for... Read More →
avatar for Brandon McWilliams

Brandon McWilliams

Student, Seattle University
I am a Bay Area born and raised writer and nature lover. Currently, I am living in Seattle and working on my degree at Seattle University in creative writing and environmental studies. When not studying or writing, I am usually climbing tall things, exploring new tracts of forest... Read More →
avatar for Sabine Bergmann

Sabine Bergmann

Co-Founder and Editorial Director, Hidden Compass
Sabine is the co-founder and Editorial Director of Hidden Compass. As an award-winning travel, science and nature writer, she has contributed stories to dozens of publications — including WIRED, Sierra Magazine, and The Best Travel Writing book series — with a collective readership... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dolores Park Cafe 501 Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Horror Writers Association
Members of the Horror Writers Association read from Tales for the Camp Fire, an anthology raising money for communities ravaged by last year’s devastating wildfire.

Authors
avatar for Clifford Brooks

Clifford Brooks

Clifford Brooks writes both graphic and subtle horror. For him, it’s the story beneath the story that provides the real shivers.  
avatar for L.S. Johnson

L.S. Johnson

L.S. Johnson’s publications include Harkworth Hall, Leviathan, and over 30 short stories. Her first collection, Vacui Magia, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award.
avatar for E.M. Markoff

E.M. Markoff

Latinx author and publisher E.M. Markoff writes about damaged heroes and imperfect villains. Works include The Deadbringer, To Nurture & Kill, and “Leaving the #9.”
avatar for Ben Monroe

Ben Monroe

Ben Monroe is a lifelong Californian who writes about scary and spooky things around here. Find him at www.benmonroe.com and on Twitter @_BenMonroe.
avatar for Loren Rhoads

Loren Rhoads

Loren Rhoads is the editor of Tales for the Camp Fire. Her fiction appeared recently in Weirdbook, Space & Time, and Occult Detective Quarterly. headshots also available


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dalva 3121 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today
Two decades after the very first Litquake, we're older and wiser. Some of us are yelling at kids to get off our lawn. Some of us are still partying like it's 1999. Eight authors reflect.  

Authors
avatar for Danny Scuderi

Danny Scuderi

Danny Scuderi is the Director of Primary and Lower School at Marin Horizon School and a former National Poetry Slam award winner. He has been in education for over 12 years and has performed spoken word at various venues across the country, often including his experiences in the... Read More →
avatar for Jack Boulware

Jack Boulware

Jack Boulware is a San Francisco Library Laureate, journalist, and author of three books, including the Bay Area punk oral history Gimme Something Better. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival.
avatar for Jane Ganahl

Jane Ganahl

Jane Ganahl is the co-founder of Litquake, a former journalist for 25 years, author of one book and editor of another. She has not done a reading in a long time.
avatar for Janine Kovac

Janine Kovac

co-founder, Moxie Road Productions
Janine Kovac is the author of SPINNING: Choreography for Coming Home, a memoir about the death of a career but the birth of miracle twins and a 2017 semifinalist for Publisher Weekly's BookLife Prize and the 2019 memoir winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards. A former ballet... Read More →
avatar for Jen Siraganian

Jen Siraganian

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

Tarja Parssinen

Tarja Parssinen is a writer, performer, producer, and director.  Her written work has appeared in places like The Washington Post, Salon, The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and her own blog, The Flying Chalupa. Tarja also does frequent performances and readings at places like the... Read More →
avatar for John Caperton

John Caperton

John Caperton is the author of Subterranean Living, a collection of short fiction and his first book. He was once a contributing writer as well as the photo editor for The Nose Magazine, a staff photographer for The Nashville Banner and an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine... Read More →
avatar for Katie Morell

Katie Morell

katiemorell.com and watch her videos @lucysmummma.">Katie Morell is a Sausalito-based journalist who regularly nosedives off the edge her of comfort zone by way of speaking on stage; hosting events where people laugh and cry; collaborating on creative projects; writing a monthly newsletter... Read More →


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

5:00pm

Joyland Magazine
Though based in New York, Joyland Magazine is uniquely distributed across North American cities, with local editors assigned to each region. Helmed by editors Lisa Locascio and Kate Folk, Joyland West strives to publish fiction representing diverse styles, cultural experiences, and interpretations of California and the American West.

Authors
avatar for Jenny Xie

Jenny Xie

Jenny Xie is based in Oakland, California. Her writing has appeared in AGNI, Ninth Letter, Adroit Journal, and The Offing, among others. She's been awarded the Driftless Prize from Devil's Lake and the Joyland Open Border Fiction Prize, named one of Narrative Magazine's 30 Below 30... Read More →
avatar for Carson Ash Beker

Carson Ash Beker

Carson Ash Beker is a writer, playwright, storyteller, and experience creator, co-founder of the Pirate Art School The Escapery, and co-founder of Queer Cat Productions, an immersive theater company recipient of a 3Girls Innovation in Theatre Grant and PlayGround Theater Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Tomas Moniz

Tomas Moniz

Tomas Moniz edited Rad Dad and Rad Families. His novella Bellies and Buffalos is about friendship, family and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. He's the recipient of the SF Literary Arts Foundation's 2016 Award, the 2016 Can Serrat Residency, the 2017 Caldera Residency and others. He's recently... Read More →
avatar for Marco Lean

Marco Lean

Marco Lean's work is forthcoming or has previously been published in FENCE, New American Writing, and the now defunct Digital Artifact Review. Marco was an Affiliate Artist in Writing at Headlands Center for the Arts from 2015 through 2018, and has participated in Writing Residencies... Read More →
avatar for Maddy Raskulinecz

Maddy Raskulinecz

Maddy Raskulinecz lives in San Francisco, CA. Her fiction has appeared in Zyzzyva, Guernica, DIAGRAM, Vol.1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. Her story "Now That We Found Love What Are We Gonna Do" was published in Joyland West in 2018.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Craftsman and Wolves 746 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Lit Camp: The Comeback
In honor of having risen from the (literal) ashes, Lit Camp presents six talented writers on second chances, beating the odds, improbable returns, and unlikely successes.

Authors
avatar for Laura Holmes-Haddad

Laura Holmes-Haddad

Writer
I'm a writer, both non-fiction and fiction. I worked in publishing as an assistant editor in cookbooks at Simon & Schuster before becoming a freelance writer for cookbooks & lifestyle books. My career took a detour after a battle with cancer and now I write about cancer from several... Read More →
avatar for Amy Lutz

Amy Lutz

Amy Lutz is a writer from Northern California. She is the Executive Assistant for the Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference and is currently working on a memoir.
avatar for Gark Mavigan

Gark Mavigan

Gark Mavigan is a prose-fessional, hip hop artist, poet, and music journalist based in San Francisco. He has performed at venues like The White House and National Poetry Slam, and his work has appeared in The Huffington Post, EARMILK, sPARKLE & bLINK, HotNewHipHop, Respect Magazine... Read More →
avatar for Rob Oxenham

Rob Oxenham

Writer
Coming of age stories, writing and amphibians.
avatar for Umit Unerdem

Umit Unerdem

Writer
Umit Unerdem is a Lit Camp 2019 alum, and a student in the Stanford Certificate Program in Novel Writing. He's currently at work on a novel.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Four Barrel Coffee 375 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Little Earthquakes Everywhere: Breast Cancer and its Aftershocks
Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) relay stories of breast cancer diagnosis, living with breast cancer, and the aftershocks that follow.

Authors
avatar for Ann Kim

Ann Kim

Ann Kim is one of the founding directors of BAYS and served for many years as its President. Ann is a lawyer, community volunteer, and proud mother of two sons. Writing as A.H. Kim, Ann has a debut novel -- A GOOD FAMILY, based very loosely on her experience supporting her brother... Read More →
avatar for Laura Goodspeed

Laura Goodspeed

Laura Goodspeed is a grateful-to-be-middle-aged dyke who splits her time between San Francisco and rural Western Massachusetts, where she is taming the persistent insurrection of a pre-Civil War farmhouse and busily tending to a four-legged brood. She is a psychotherapist who has... Read More →
avatar for April Stearns

April Stearns

WILDFIRE Magazine, Founder, Editor-in-Chief
A lifelong writer, April was diagnosed at 35 years old with Stage 3 breast cancer that she found while breastfeeding her daughter. Four years later, while struggling to "go back to normal" and find other young women in similar circumstances, April launched WILDFIRE Magazine as a way... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Weed

Laurie Weed

Laurie Weed is a writer, an editor, and the proud mama of a budding young naturalist. She is also a breast cancer survivor and grateful member of Bay Area Young Survivors since July 2018.    
avatar for Yamini Kesavan Ranchod

Yamini Kesavan Ranchod

Yamini Kesavan Ranchod is an epidemiologist and an expert in chasing after a toddler while fanning her hot flashes.  Her academic research on social determinants of health has been cited in Reuters and published in prestigious public health journals such as The American Journal... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Evil Eye 2937 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Memoir as Inner and Outer Revolution
As individuals, we are collectively affected by social injustices and political positions that impact our lives and how we interact with others.

Authors
avatar for Karina Muniz

Karina Muniz

Karina Muñiz-Pagán is a queer Xicana prose writer of mixed-heritage with roots in San Francisco and the El Paso/Juarez border. She has a MFA from Mills College where she was the Community Engagement Fellow and taught creative writing to members of Mujeres Unidas y Activas, a Latina... Read More →
avatar for Britney Hill

Britney Hill

Bay Area born and raised, Britney Hill has spent much time living on both the West and East Coasts, but accredits much of her creativity and flair to the experiences in which she gained living down South in Atlanta, GA. As an out of place city girl in the rural South, she found herself... Read More →
avatar for Phyllis Oscar

Phyllis Oscar

Phyllis Oscar is hard at work on her memoir We Were That Family: Confronting A Murderous Legacy. Phyllis earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Mills College in 2017, where she won the Melody Clarke Teppola Graduate Creative Writing Award in 2016. She challenges herself to... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Johnson

Stacy Johnson

Stacy Johnson was born in Jackson, Mississippi and often relies on her Southern roots for inspiration. She grew up in the Bay Area writing short stories and poetry in the margins of her notebooks and taking pictures of everyday life in Oakland, California. Stacy combines prose, poetry... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Double Dutch 3192 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Moms Getting an MFA: San José State University MFA Program
Mother-writers pursuing graduate study in the MFA program at San José State read poetry and prose in a multitude of genres.  

Authors
avatar for Sarah Dalton

Sarah Dalton

Sarah Dalton is a writer, teacher, and mother from the East Bay. She is a Macondista and alumna of AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program. Her nonfiction has been published on the AWP Writer to Writer blog, in River Teeth’s “Beautiful Things,” and twice in the “Readers... Read More →
avatar for Talia Adry

Talia Adry

Talia Adry is an American essayist and poet. She spent two years working as a textbook editor before switching gears to focus on writing. Her foray into nonfiction came during the completion of her BA in Journalism at Framingham State University, where she served as Features Editor... Read More →
avatar for Ume Ali

Ume Ali

MFA Student, Steinbeck Center Assistant, SJSU
Ume Ali is a Creative Writing MFA student at San Jose State University. Her writing primarily deals with issues of patriarchy in Indian/Pakistani immigrant families, assimilation and third culture backgrounds, and social/emotional displacement. Ume has been an editor and marketing... Read More →
avatar for Anne Cheilek

Anne Cheilek

Poetry Editor, Reed Magazine
Anne Cheilek is a writer, editor, and musician living in Silicon Valley. Her poems and stories have appeared in Catamaran Literary Reader, DMQ Review, gone lawn, Reed Magazine, The Sand Hill Review, and elsewhere. She is the Poetry Editor for Reed Magazine and a recipient of the 2019... Read More →
avatar for Rachel A. Crawford

Rachel A. Crawford

Rachel A. Crawford is a wife, mother, poet, teacher, and editor. She is studying poetry and nonfiction in the MFA program at San José State University where she is also a teaching associate. She worked for two years on Reed Magazine, the oldest literary journal west of the Mississippi... Read More →
avatar for Lily Dayton

Lily Dayton

writer, freelance
Lily Dayton is a freelance writer and investigative journalist who also writes fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work appears in Writer’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, Pacific Standard and The Rumpus, among other fine outlets. She authored the book Sea Otters for the... Read More →
avatar for Aleix Hodges

Aleix Hodges

Writer, MFA student, Mother, Traveler
Aleix is happily married with two, almost adult, children. She graduated from The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and holds a master’s degree in Education. She is currently working on her MFA in creative writing at San Jose State University... Read More →
avatar for Ching-Ching Tan

Ching-Ching Tan

Lecturer; MFA Creative Writing Student, San Jose State University
Although I am a lecturer and a second-year MFA Creative Non-fiction Writing student, I consider myself a forever English learner.I love to explore language, identity, and immigration.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Women's Building (Audre Lorde room) 3543 18th St #8, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA)
PAWA is a nonprofit arts organization and independent publisher of Filipinx American literature. Poets and writers illuminate the diaspora with works on feminism, resistance, history, mythology, and memory.

Authors
avatar for Rachelle Cruz

Rachelle Cruz

UC Riverside; Orange Coast College
Rachelle Cruz is from Hayward, California. She is the author of God's Will for Monsters, which won the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize (Inlandia, 2017), Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood and co-editor with Melissa Sipin of Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology of Philippine... Read More →
avatar for Tony Robles

Tony Robles

Tony Robles, "The People's Poet" is a born and raised San Franciscan, Filipino/Friscopino/Black poet currently living in North Carolina. Author of two books of poetry/short stories: Cool Don't Live Here No More--A letter to San Francisco and Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike, published... Read More →
avatar for Beverly Parayno

Beverly Parayno

Beverly Parayno is from East San Jose. Her fiction, memoir, essays and author interviews have appeared in Narrative Magazine, Bellingham Review, World Literature, The Rumpus, Warscapes and Huizache, among others. Her work has been translated into Mandarin by the Chinese Academy of... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Montes

Veronica Montes

Veronica Montes was born in San Francisco and came of age in the fog and mist of Daly City. Her short fiction has appeared in many print journals and online spaces. Her collection, Benedicta Takes Wing and Other Stories, was published by Philippine American Literary House in 2018... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Jane Reyes

Barbara Jane Reyes

Author of Invocation to Daughters (City Lights Publishers, 2017), and four previous poetry collections, including Poeta en San Francisco and Diwata. Letters to a Young Brown Girl is forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2020.
avatar for Rashaan Alexis Meneses

Rashaan Alexis Meneses

Visiting Liberal Arts Fellow, Saint Mary's College of California
Rashaan Alexis Meneses is a past resident of The MacDowell Colony and The International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle, UK. She has received fellowships from the Jacob K. Javits Program, Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and an Ancinas Scholarship for the... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Amado's 998 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Play On Words: Live in San Francisco
From cultural voodoo to labor in the cane fields, San Jose's premier literary performance series features professional actors interpreting original work by Bay Area writers.

Authors
avatar for Gary Singh

Gary Singh

Columnist/Author, Metro/Freelance
Gary Singh is currently a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. As a professional scribe, he's published over 1000 works including newspaper columns, travel essays, art and music criticism, profiles, business journalism, lifestyle articles, poetry and... Read More →
avatar for Sage Curtis

Sage Curtis

Poet, University of San Francisco
Sage is a Bay Area poet/ writer and MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals and she performs it whenever possible. Recently, she's been interested in the glamour and grit of addiction, and the places where it creeps... Read More →
avatar for Anniqua Rana

Anniqua Rana

Wild Boar in the Cane Field, is a celebration of the rural women of Pakistan whose indomitable spirit keeps them struggling despite all odds. She has interviewed Asma Jahangir, Human Rights Lawyer, Pakistan, and has published essays on gender and education.  Her next project Tales of Many Nations... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Edwards

Tiffany Edwards

T.A. Edwards is a former theatre kid and current professional treehugger. She lives and sometimes writes in San Francisco.
avatar for Ryan Alpers

Ryan Alpers

Ryan Alpers teaches high school English and journalism in San Jose. He has an MS in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.
avatar for Becky Kling

Becky Kling

Becky Kling recently earned her PhD in English. When she isn't writing, she loves to spend time outside with her family.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Stage Werx Theatre 446 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Poetry Off the Page
What happens when poetry flies off the page, out a window, and into a pair of tap-dance shoes, and then dresses as a human-sized gold nugget? Come see a short film and two answers.

Authors
avatar for Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana is a poet and interdisciplinary artist. Through poetry, installation, assemblage, and experimental film, her practice investigates perception and the subset of processes that are reading, misreading, and translation. The page is all around us. Our eye is the beholder... Read More →
avatar for Shiriel King Abramson

Shiriel King Abramson

Shiriel King Abramson is a tap dancer and sound explorer. Through rhythm, play, and improvisation, her work probes possibilities for joyful collaboration with fellow artists and the natural world. Shiriel is a senior at Stanford University majoring in American Studies with minors... Read More →
avatar for Annie Albagli

Annie Albagli

As a multimedia artist, Annie Albagli examines personal narratives and their entanglements with ecological histories and landscapes shaped by different forms of power. Her work creates scenarios for viewers to build meaningful connections between one another and the environments we... Read More →
avatar for Minoosh Zomorrodinia

Minoosh Zomorrodinia

Minoosh Zomorodinia is an Iranian-born interdisciplinary artist who makes visible the emotional and psychological reflections of her mind's eye inspired by nature and her environments. Having immigrated from Iran to the USA in 2009, her work expresses the uncertainty of living in... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Artists' Television Access 992 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Red Light Lit
The readers explore love relationships, sexuality, and gender.

Authors
avatar for Natasha Dennerstein

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 →
avatar for Christine No

Christine No

Christine No is a Korean American poet, essayist and producer. She is a Sundance Alum, VONA Fellow, two time Pushcart Prize nominee, and Best of the Net Nominee. You can find her work in: The Rumpus, sPARKLE+bLINK, Columbia Journal, Story Online, Apogee, Atlas and Alice, and various... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Bethe Nelson

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 →
avatar for Peter Bullen

Peter Bullen

Peter Thomas Bullen, a hairdresser and co-founder of Peter Thomas Hair in Berkeley, California, began writing at the urging of his wife. After throwing himself blindly into the literary open mic scene, he discovered that if you are standing at the front of a room holding text and... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Good Vibrations Valencia 603 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

San Diego State MFA in the Bay: Connections
Witness a group of poets shaped by Beats and Spanglish, Kumeyaay land and cable car rattle. Bay Area writers of the past, present, and future.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Dublin

Kevin Dublin

Kevin Dublin is author of the chapbook How to Fall in Love in San Diego and editor of Etched Press. He has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, North Carolina Poetry Society, and more. He enjoys making video adaptations... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Amanda Fuller

Amanda Fuller

Managing Editor, Locked Horn Press
avatar for Erin Rodoni

Erin Rodoni

Erin Rodoni is the author of two poetry collections: Body, in Good Light (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2017) and A Landscape for Loss (NFSPS Press, 2017), winner of the Stevens Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Cimarron Review... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Armory Club (basement room) 1799 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Age Restrictions 21+

5:00pm

San Francisco Chronicle: Why Books Matter, Now More than Ever
Chronicle columnists Vanessa Hua and Barbara Lane, book reviewer Anisse Gross, and Deputy Features Editor Kitty Morgan discuss why we'll always need books for their importance in explaining our history, for their ability to expose us to and enable us to understand other cultures, and to reflect and make sense of our current world.

Authors
avatar for Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, and a debut novel, A River of Stars. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the diaspora. She has received... Read More →
avatar for Kitty Morgan

Kitty Morgan

Kitty Morgan is deputy managing editor of The San Francisco Chronicle, overseeing the food, wine, home, style, arts and entertainment and travel content on all platforms. As a media executive, Kitty has worked at some of the largest magazines in the country, including Better Homes... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Lane

Barbara Lane

Barbara Lane began her time as a books columnist for The Chronicle in 2019 and she can't remember a time when she didn't have her nose in the pages of a book. Books have played a large part in her career in print and broadcast media, as a producer and onstage host, as current director... Read More →
avatar for Anisse Gross

Anisse Gross

Anisse Gross is a writer and editor living in San Francisco where I'm a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. My work has been featured in The New York Times, TheNewYorker.com, Quartz, Lucky Peach, The Believer, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Manny’s (main room) 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

San Francisco Writers Grotto: A Night of Firsts
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.

Moderators
avatar for Lisa D. Gray

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 →

Authors
avatar for David Ewing Duncan

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 →
avatar for Lyzette Wanzer

Lyzette Wanzer

Author, Authors Guild
Lyzette Wanzer is a writer, editor, and creative writing workshop instructor. Her work reflects the peri-racial, social, and economic experiences of African-Americans and others in these times. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Tampa... Read More →
avatar for Julia Flynn Siler

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 →
avatar for Meghan Ward

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 →
avatar for Constance Hale

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
The Chapel (main stage) 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Sensitive Skin
Sensitive Skin is an online arts and literature magazine, founded in 2010, based in both SF and NYC. We also publish books (14 since 2012, three more scheduled for this fall). Our readers include previous contributors.

Authors
avatar for Patrick O'Neil

Patrick O'Neil

Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoirs: GUN, NEEDLE, SPOON (Dzanc Books, 2015), and HOLD-UP (13e Note Editions, 2013). He is currently shopping several new projects: "Anarchy At The Circle K" - a memoir chronicling his former career as roadie/road manager for several major... Read More →
avatar for Marc Olmsted

Marc Olmsted

Marc Olmsted has appeared in City Lights Journal, New Directions in Prose & Poetry, New York Quarterly, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and a variety of small presses.  He is the author of five other collections of poetry, including What Use Am I a Hungry Ghost?, which has an... Read More →
avatar for Suzi Kaplan Olmsted

Suzi Kaplan Olmsted

Suzi Kaplan Olmsted has appeared in The Sun, Maintenant, Blue Satellite, 51%, F.T.S, Big Scream, poetrysuperhighway.com, M.A.G., Lummox Journal, getunderground.com and Napalm Health Spa. She is also one of illustrators of The Ellyn Maybe Coloring Book and the Beatitude Golden Anniversary... Read More →
avatar for Tony DuShane

Tony DuShane

Tony DuShane is the author and award-winning screenwriter of "Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk". The film adaptation is available on Amazon Prime and directed by Eric Stoltz. He hosts of the long-running lit podcast, "Drinks with Tony." 
avatar for Jenny Wade

Jenny Wade

Jenny Wade is an author and translator of the acclaimed bilingual poetry collection "Mayakovsky Maximum Access"
avatar for Anton Yakovlev

Anton Yakovlev

Anton Yakovlev  is an acclaimed poet and author/translator of the upcoming poetry collection "The Last Poet of the Village," a bilingual collection of Sergei Yesenin.
avatar for Bernard Meisler

Bernard Meisler

Editor-in-Chief, Sensitive Skin Magazine
Bernard Meisler is editor-in-chief of Sensitive Skin, and author of the upcoming meta-crime novel, "Never Been A Better Time to Die."


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Valencia Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

Sonoma County Writers Camp
Sonoma County Writers Camp explores and celebrates the role of the writer in troubling times. Floods, fires, and fanatics versus fruit, wine, and words.

Authors
avatar for Maureen Fan

Maureen Fan

Maureen Fan is a Berkeley resident working on a family memoir about her grandfather and his estranged, eldest daughter. Her grandfather, whose buildings still stand in Shanghai today, was one of the first generation of Chinese architects to study in America. Her aunt, desperate to... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Bledsoe

Lucy Bledsoe

Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s newest novel, A THIN BRIGHT LINE, is an American love story with Cold War complications, and the New York Times says it "triumphs as an intimate and humane evocation of day-to-day life under inhumane circumstances." She’s won a Yaddo Fellowship, the Saturday... Read More →
avatar for Shanthi Sekaran

Shanthi Sekaran

Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the Portuguese Artists Colony and the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Her work has appeared in Best New American Voices and Canteen, and online at ZYZZYVA and Mutha Magazine. Her first novel... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Sussman

Ellen Sussman

co-founder, co-director, Sonoma County Writers Camp
Ellen Sussman is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, A Wedding in Provence, The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons, and On a Night Like This. She is the editor of two critically acclaimed anthologies, Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave and Dirty Words: A Literary... Read More →
avatar for Devi Laskar

Devi Laskar

poet, photographer, TarHeel, author of two poetry chapbooks and debut novelist, The Atlas of Reds And Blues (Counterpoint Press 2019).
avatar for Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark is the author of a novel, Shy Girl (FSG), and co-writer/ director of a few films, including FtF: female to femme (an imaginative documentary) and Little Mutinies (a narrative short), both distributed by Frameline. She writes reviews and interviews for The Rumpus. Elizabeth... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Green Arcade 1680 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

5:00pm

Speculative Fiction In The Loft
Cutting-edge make-believe from today's wildest story hackers and plot splicers. Kick off your Crawl at the outposts of imagination.

Authors
avatar for Sumiko Saulson

Sumiko Saulson

Sumiko Saulson is a cartoonist, science-fiction, fantasy and horror writer, editor of Black Magic Women, Scry of Lust and 100 Black Women in Horror Fiction, author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, Happiness and Other Diseases, Somnalia, Insatiable, Ashes and Coffee, and... Read More →
avatar for Elwin Cotman

Elwin Cotman

Elwin Cotman grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, whee the post-industrial landscape was a great inspiration for him. He is a writer of urban fantasy. He is also the author of two collections of speculative short stories, The Jack Daniels Sessions EP and Hard Times Blues. His... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Pratt

Timothy Pratt

Tim Pratt is the author of more than 20 novels, most recently theAxiom space opera series, including Philip K. Dick Award finalist TheWrong Stars, The Dreaming Stars, and forthcoming third volume TheForbidden Stars. He's a Hugo Award winner for short fiction, and hasbeen a finalist... Read More →
avatar for Rahul Kanakia

Rahul Kanakia

Rahul Kanakia is the author of two novels (Enter Title Here, Disney '16) and We Are Totally Normal (HarperTeen, '20). Additionally, his stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Asimov's, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, The Indiana Review, and Nature.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Public Works (loft) 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Teenquake Teen Writing Competition
Congratulations, award winners! A broad range of teen voices and perspectives will be on showcase.

Moderators
Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mission Workshop 541 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

The SF Commune: Poems of Resistance
Moderators
avatar for Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin was born in San Francisco and earned his MA at Columbia University. He is the author of someone’s dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015), nominated for a California Book Award; and Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights, 2017), which received a 2018 American Book... Read More →

Authors

Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative 3130 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

5:00pm

The Writers Studio: Art Speaks to Art
The Writers Studio delights in the work by artists at Creativity Explored. Our creative writing students have selected an item, discovered why it moves them, translated visual techniques into elements of writing, and used these to write poems and stories. Join us to hear art speak to art.

Authors
avatar for Grace Chao

Grace Chao

Market Research and Publications, Tribe Dynamics
Grace Chao grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from Stanford in 2015, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in English and wrote mostly creative nonfiction. She has written with the Writers Studio since fall of 2016. Her perfect Sunday would incorporate watching... Read More →
avatar for Julia Cope

Julia Cope

Julia Cope has been writing stories for thirty years. Occasionally, she shares them with family, friends, and fellow writers. Next steps include tiptoeing into the publication pond and writing a novel. During the week, Julia manages the creation of content for employee digital experiences... Read More →
avatar for Bianca Barela

Bianca Barela

Bianca Barela is a poet that grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and never could have dreamed she’d make a life in San Francisco as an adult. Her therapist says her ability to feel so deeply could be considered a talent. Thankfully, poetry allows her to channel that super power into... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Creativity Explored 3245 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Word Performances
Word Performances is a spoken-word literary variety show where words are the lead, music is featured, and dance makes a cameo. Featuring a poet, a novelist, a wordsmith, a musical guest, a performance of poetry, dance, and acting.

Authors
avatar for Andrew Dugas

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.
avatar for Cybele Zufolo Siegel

Cybele Zufolo Siegel

Cybele Zufolo is a graduate of Columbia University Teachers College with a Masters Degree in English, and a grant recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Cybele's book, Ocean Sounds in New York a collection of poetry and essays is available. Currently, Cybele teaches... Read More →
avatar for Todd Siegel

Todd Siegel

wordsmith. founder of Word Performances
Todd Siegel crafts and performs idea satire poetry, and was called "the e e cummings of San Francisco tech culture" by Joel Landmine at Identity Crisis III. He co-produces the Word Performances series with his infinitely lovely wife Cybele. In perpendicular, Todd designs and prototypes... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Glass

Hannah Glass

Violinist
Classically trained in piano and Baroque violin, Hannah Glass has shared her multi-instrumental and vocal talents in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland, UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall, The Great American Music Hall, Chinatown's historic Great Star Theater... Read More →
avatar for Mikl-Em

Mikl-Em

Mikl (Michael McElligott) has been active in San Francisco’s art and theater scene as a performer and instigator of unusual events for more than 20 years. From 01999 to 02003 Michael hosted and co-produced The Tentacle Sessions a monthly series spotlighting accomplished individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area scene—including writers, artists, and scientists... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SKNK 302 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5:00pm

Writers Without Borders: Presented By Stanford Continuing Studies Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing
Authors from the Stanford Continuing Studies Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing read from their newly finished books.

Authors
avatar for Joseph L. McCarthy

Joseph L. McCarthy

A lifelong journalist and writer, Joe’s novel, The Gospel of Water, follows a diverse group of friends whose bonds are tested over a drought-stricken summer when media sensationalism and religious bigotry place one of them in jeopardy.
avatar for Shannon Turner

Shannon Turner

Writer
I have published short stories in Fence and Cement. I recently completed my first novel, Bedlam.
avatar for Jessica Weaver

Jessica Weaver

Jessie Weaver lives in Colorado with her family. Her YA thriller was inspired by an Irish castle, a fire, and some awesome high school students.
avatar for Diana Brawley Sussman

Diana Brawley Sussman

Diana Brawley Sussman recently completed the Stanford novel writing program. Her multi-generational novel Far from Manhattan explores St. Louis, Missouri’s role in the Manhattan Project.
avatar for Scott T. Barnes

Scott T. Barnes

Scott T. Barnes grew up on a farm, lived in Mexico and France, and now resides in Orange County as a proud husband and father of two girls. He studies samurai arts (Nami Ryu Aiki Kenjutsu) and Russian Systema. In both the fantasy and science fiction genres, Scott’s short fiction... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Registrato

Joseph Registrato

I am a writer and lawyer from Tampa, Florida. Before attending law school in 1987, i was a reporter and editor of The Tampa Tribune from 1971 to 1986, when newspapers were still cool, or at least profitable. During that time I covered some of the most exciting and interesting stories... Read More →
avatar for Madeleine Watson

Madeleine Watson

Madeleine started her writing journey locked in her preteen bedroom, listening to Tracy Chapman and journalling. She is currently finishing her first novel.


Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Latin American Club 3286 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

13 Ways of Looking at Soul-Making
Soul-Making Keats literary contest offers cash prizes in 13 categories and annual awards reading. Judges read past poetry and prose winners and offer insider tips.

Moderators
avatar for Kathleen McClung

Kathleen McClung

Kathleen McClung Is a poet with two books of published poetry, The Typists Play Monopoly and Almost the Rowboat and writing instructor at the Writing Salon and the English Department of Skyline College.

Authors
avatar for Li Miao Lovett

Li Miao Lovett

Li Miao Lovett is an award-winning writer telling stories of cultural and environmental change. Her debut novel, In the Lap of the Gods, is a tale of the dammed and displaced in China’s Three Gorges.
avatar for Eileen Malone

Eileen Malone

Founder/Director, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition
Resume: www.eileenmalone.usWhat screeners check for when logging literary contest entries.
avatar for Mary Kennedy Eastham

Mary Kennedy Eastham

Writer, Self-employed
My first book The Shadow of A Dog I Can't Forget - Poems & Prose was a 2017 Wild Card Runner-Up Winner in the Amsterdam Book Festival. My second book Squinting Over Water - Stories is a 2019 First place Winner in the Florida Book Festival and a 2013 Wild-Card Runner-Up Winner in the... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Woods

Ellen Woods

I am a poet and memoirist, the author of "Warriors in Transition: A Memoir in Twenty-Eight Stories". My work appears in literary journals and anthologies, including the upcoming "Social Justice Anthology: Beautiful Cadaver Project to be published in Fall 2019. I am the co-judge/sponsor... Read More →
avatar for Elise Kazanjian

Elise Kazanjian

Elise Kazanjian is a poet/writer who grew up in Tian Jin, China where her father managed an American rug factory. She has worked at Sunset Magazine, at CCTV in Bei Jing, China, for August Coppola’s Audio Vision Project at SF State U, and has been a pawnbroker. Her poems/essays have... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Topdrawer 980 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

826 Valencia
Join us at 826 Valencia as student authors aged 8 to 18 read from the latest issue of the 826 Quarterly. Cookies and milk to follow.

Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
826 Valencia St 826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Bazaar Writers Salon
For seven years Bazaar Writers Salon has featured many of the best Bay Area writers in a warm and intimate setting in San Francisco's Richmond District.

Authors
avatar for David Roderick

David Roderick

Co-director, Left Margin LIT
David Roderick is the author of two books of poems, BLUE COLONIAL and THE AMERICANS. From 2017-2019 he wrote the "State Lines" poetry column for The San Francisco Chronicle. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Amy Lowell Scholar, Roderick lives in Berkeley, California and co-directs... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Wong

Shelley Wong

Shelley Wong is the author of RARE BIRDS (Diode Editions) and a 2019-2020 Headlands Center for the Arts affiliate artist. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, and The New Republic. Her full-length debut collection As She... Read More →
avatar for Randall Mann

Randall Mann

Randall Mann is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Proprietary (Persea Books, 2017). A new collection, A Better Life, is forthcoming in April 2021. He lives in San Francisco.
avatar for Danusha Lameris

Danusha Lameris

Danusha Laméris’s next book, Bonfire Opera (Pitt Poetry Series), is due out in April 2020. Other work has been published in: The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Tin House, and New Ohio Review, as well as in a variety... Read More →
avatar for Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Professor, San Jose State University
Nick Taylor is the author of the novels The Disagreement and Father Junípero's Confessor. Under the pseudonym T.T. Monday, he also writes a series of thrillers about the relief pitcher detective Johnny Adcock. The latest book in that series, Double Switch, was published by Doubleday... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Holy Mountain 680 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Behind the Scenes at San Francisco Media Co.
San Francisco Examiner managing editor Sara Gaiser, reporters Laura Waxmann and Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, production editor Montse Reyes, page designer Ming Vong, and photographer Kevin Hume tell the stories behind the news stories.

Authors
avatar for Sara Gaiser

Sara Gaiser

Sara Gaiser is managing editor for the San Francisco Examiner. She has lived and worked in San Francisco, covering the Bay Area as a reporter and editor, since 2000.  
avatar for Laura Waxmann

Laura Waxmann

Laura Waxmann has been covering education and community news for the San Francisco Examiner since 2017.  
avatar for Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

Columnist/Staff Reporter, San Francisco Examiner
Born and raised in San Francisco, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez writes the S.F. Examiner's political column On Guard, covering City Hall slugfests and The City at large. He is also a transportation beat reporter covering pedestrians, Muni, BART, bikes, and anything with wheels.
avatar for Montse Reyes

Montse Reyes

Montse Reyes is the production manager for the San Francisco Examiner. She was born and raised in California's Central Valley and studied sociology at UC Santa Cruz, where she was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper. Before joining the Examiner's staff, she was an inaugural fellow... Read More →
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Ming Vong

Designer Melissa (Ming) Vong has a long history in the newspaper business. In her first position at Asian Week in late 1980, she was a master doing layout with glue and an X-Acto knife at the Fang family-owned publication. She has worked at the San Francisco Examiner longer than any... Read More →
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Kevin Hume

An East Bay native, Kevin Hume graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with a Bachelor's in Journalism and received a Master of Journalism degree in Multimedia and Photojournalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. He has worked as a photographer at the... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Marsh Cafe 1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Big Mouth Productions Presents
1st Tuesday's Spoken Word is a artist showcase providing a creative space for expression in the underserved community of Bayview Hunters Point.


Authors
avatar for Javier Reyes

Javier Reyes

Javier Reyes is a actor, writer, educator, and poet from San Francisco, CA.. He is the Founder and Artistic Director Colored Ink: a hip-hop theatre group that uses the arts to educate and uplift urban communities for social change. Javier is currently also the Executive Director of... Read More →
avatar for Natriece Spicer

Natriece Spicer

Natriece Spicer is a published author/poet and owner of The Inspired Life - a Total Wellness Business where she offers wellness workshops, public speaking, life coaching & creative start up support. Her other current projects include being a cohost on Level'n Up, a new online community-based... Read More →
avatar for Roxanne Hanna-Ware

Roxanne Hanna-Ware

San Francisco Born, Bay Area Raised her words have been heard since from far off as East Oakland to the middle of a puddle in the alley of Chicago. Appointed Poet Laureate for Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases (WORLD) an organization fighting for the cure of... Read More →
avatar for C-Who?

C-Who?

"C-Who? Is from the city by the bay, and grew up in the Bayview district. He can be found gracing stages a cappela, speaking words, or lacing verbs on beats on the studio. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and infuses his works, with sensitivity, forethought, passion, and soul, with... Read More →
avatar for Danee Black aka Queen D

Danee Black aka Queen D

Danee Black also known as Queen D is a poet, teacher, coach and recently published author. She has been on 4 nationally ranked poetry teams, she is a 2 time Golden State grand slam champion, 2010 Indie Inkslam champion and was a featured poet on TVOne's Verses and Flow. She is currently... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Chapel (outdoors) 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

California College of the Arts (CCA)
Join Chair Leslie Carol Roberts, faculty, students, and alumni of the MFA in Writing Program as they read new poetry and prose. CCA's MFA celebrates 20 years as one of the Bay Area's leading MFA programs, and was recently named one of the five best in California.




Authors
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 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Castro Writers Cooperative: Into Thin Hair
A mountain of candidates battle a follically challenged president.


Authors
avatar for Shana Mahaffey

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.
avatar for Lee Daniel Kravetz

Lee Daniel Kravetz

Lee Daniel Kravetz is the author of Strange Contagion (Harpercollins), as well as 2014’s international bestseller, Supersurvivors. He has written for The New York Times, Psychology Today, and The San Francisco Chronicle, as well as PBS’s Frontline. He is a proud member of the... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne Carstensen

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 →
avatar for Doug Robson

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.
avatar for Scott James

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 →
avatar for Joshua Citrak

Joshua Citrak

Joshua Citrak - author and podcaster, host of Do Better and Hangin’ with Old Lew available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Store.
avatar for Lee Jenkins

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 →
avatar for Janis Cooke Newman

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.
avatar for Cameron Tuttle

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 →
avatar for Kathryn Lefroy

Kathryn Lefroy

Kathryn writes novels, screenplays and articles. She has a PhD in marketing, several screenwriting credits, and her stories have appeared in magazines, journals and online. Her debut novel, Alex and the Alpacas Save the World, was published by Fremantle Press in May 2019. She spends... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Coombes

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 →
avatar for Wendy Voorsanger

Wendy Voorsanger

Born and raised on the American River in Sacramento, Wendy Voorsanger holds a huge interest in the historical women of California. She started her career in the Silicon Valley writing about technology trends and innovations for newspapers, magazines, and Fortune 100 companies. She... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fellow Barber 696 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Cleavage Writing Collective: When Home Means Other
Cleavage Writing Collective is a small group of San Francisco poets writing about sex, death, displacement, and the liminality inherent in our individual marginalized identities of race, immigration, and sexual orientation.

Authors
avatar for Antony Fangary

Antony Fangary

Antony Fangary is a Coptic-American working on his MFA in Poetry at San Francisco State University. He was the Honorable Mention recipient of the 2015 Ina Coolbrith Poetry Prize, and curates his own reading series called Tenderlovin in the TL, which doubles as a charity event for... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
San Francisco Public Library Bookmobile, outside Valencia Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

College of San Mateo's Writers' Ruckus: In the Wild
The creative writing program at College of San Mateo showcases up-and-coming writers from the Bay, all current or former students and faculty of CSM.

Moderators
avatar for Robbie Baden

Robbie Baden

Professor, College of San Mateo
Robbie Baden is a professor at College of San Mateo. He teaches courses in creative writing, composition, and literature.

Authors
avatar for James Bitoy

James Bitoy

Experience Guide, Sandbox VR
avatar for Laurie Olson

Laurie Olson

Laurie Olson is a Bay Area native who is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She is a fiction writer, former editor of Transfer magazine, staff member of Fourteen Hills, and a lover of all things bizarre.
avatar for Jessica Yousef

Jessica Yousef

Jessica Yousef is an interior design major at the college of San Mateo, she enjoys painting and creative writing as a form of self expression
avatar for David Lau

David Lau

Professor, College of San Mateo
Poet, essayist, editor, professor. I am the author of two books of poetry: Virgil and the Mountain Cat and Still Dirty. I am co-editor of Lana Turner: a Journal of Poetry and Opinion. My essays have been published in New Left Review, Bookforum, Socialist Forum, and Boom: a Journal... Read More →
avatar for Jill Kolongowski

Jill Kolongowski

Assistant Professor, College of San Mateo
Jill Kolongowski is a nonfiction writer, professor, and the author of the collection of essays Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me (Ulysses Press, 2017). She received her MFA from Saint Mary’s College of California, and has received fellowships residencies at the Artist Artsmith... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
ScholarMatch 849 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Exposition Review Presents: San Francisco in a Flash
Pack your pen and paper—we want to hear you read at this interactive, multi-disciplinary micro-reading and workshop! The editors and contributors of Exposition Review read, then the tables turn.

Moderators
avatar for Lauren Gorski

Lauren Gorski

Lauren Gorski is the Co-Editor-in-Chief and on the Editorial Board of Exposition Review. She has a Master's in Professional Writing from USC, with emphasis in Stage & Screen. Her fiction and poetry have been featured in apt, Badlands, Jersey Devil Press, Underground Voices, and elsewhere... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Nancy Au

Nancy Au

Co-founder/Educator, www.TheEscapery.org
NANCY AU is the co-founder of The Escapery, an Oakland-based writing and arts un-school. She teaches creative writing (to biology majors!) at California State University Stanislaus. Her stories and essays are published in many journals including, Redivider, Gulf Coast, Foglifter... Read More →
avatar for Kate Bove

Kate Bove

Writer, Exposition Review
Kate holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco, and was a Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow in 2018. Her work has appeared in Portland Review, Emerson Review, Concrete Literary, Lambda Literary's Emerge, and Exposition Review's Flash 405, among other journals.
avatar for Guy Biederman

Guy Biederman

Guy Biederman writes short fiction and poetry and lives on a houseboat 5 nautical miles west of San Francisco with his wife and two salty cats. He's the author of four books, including Edible Grace: lyrical micro prose (KYSO FLASH, Sept. 2019). Guy's work has been rejected 700 times... Read More →
avatar for Mia Kirsi Stageberg

Mia Kirsi Stageberg

Mia Kirsi Stageberg is a fiction writer who has been a researcher, development director, art writer, editor, oral historian, and singer in a few bands. She’s been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She has fifteen books, ebooks, and chapbooks, including two novels... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Creativity Explored 3245 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

6:30pm

Fourteen Hills
Join Fourteen Hills for an evening of fine contemporary creative writing from past contributors.

Authors
avatar for Mitchell Duran

Mitchell Duran

Mitchell Duran is a writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a BFA in Acting from DePaul University. Winner of the ClarkGrossman and Wilner Award, his work has been featured in Drunk Monkeys, Broke Ass... Read More →
avatar for Keith Donnell

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 →
avatar for Lorraine Lupo

Lorraine Lupo

Lorraine Lupo's work has appeared in The New England Review, Fourteen Hills, Breather, The Art Book Review and Art Practical, among others. She edits the Periodic Postcard series.  
avatar for Ai

Ai

Ai is a Japanese-born poet and playwright, who holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her children's book Öykü Denizi (The Sea of Stories; wrote and illustrated) was published by National Geographic and her work has appeared in New American Writing... Read More →
avatar for Junse Kim

Junse Kim

Junse Kim is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a  Faulkner Society Short Story Award, and the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. His fiction and creative nonfiction has been published in a number of literary journals, including Ontario Review, ZYZZYVA... Read More →
avatar for Sara Brody

Sara Brody

Sara Brody is a playwright and fiction writer from San Francisco, California. On top of writing, she enjoys roaming the streets aimlessly, mindlessly refreshing webpages, and inhaling smoke of all kinds into her lungs. Her work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Narrative Magazine, Bellingham... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

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.

Authors
avatar for Celeste Chan

Celeste Chan

Celeste Chan moved to SF in search of community in 2004. Since that time, she founded and directed Queer Rebels (a queer and trans people of color arts project), created and screened experimental films, joined Foglifter as an editor and now board member, created a one-woman show titled... Read More →
avatar for Sara Marinelli

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 →
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 Kirin Khan

Kirin Khan

Kirin is a writer living in Oakland, California, who callsAlbuquerque, New Mexico, her hometown, and Peshawar, Pakistan,her homeland. Kirin is an alumnus of VONA, Las Dos Brujas, and theTin House Writers Workshop, and she is a 2017 PEN Emerging VoicesFellow, a 2017 SF Writers Grotto... Read More →
avatar for Dominica Phetteplace

Dominica Phetteplace

Dominica Phetteplace writes fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Copper Nickel, Ecotone, Wigleaf, The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy and Best Microfiction 2019. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Rona... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
THE WOODS 910 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Hello Rumi
There will be reading in Farsi and English from Rumi's poems. We will also talk a little about the life of Rumi.

Authors
avatar for Jack Hirschman

Jack Hirschman

Jack Hirschman is an American poet and social activist who has written more than 50 volumes of poetry and essays
avatar for Mahnaz Badihian

Mahnaz Badihian

Mahmag
Mahnaz Badihian is a poet, painter, and translator whose work has been published into several languages worldwide, including Persian, Italian, French, Turkish, Spanish and Malayalam. Her work has appeared in many literary magazines including exiled ink! In the United Kingdom, International... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
UP Fordayz Coffee & Tea Bar 1198 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

InsideStorytime TECHNIQUE
Albert Murray described the blues, and by extension all art, as survival techniques. Diane Arbus said technique comes mostly from dark choices someone has made that keep haunting them.

Moderators
avatar for James Warner

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..

Authors
avatar for Andrew J. Thomas

Andrew J. Thomas

Andrew J. Thomas is a father, a husband, and a poet. He lives in Vacaville with his wife, a dog, and until recently, two teenage sons. He adamantly supports the use of serial commas. He has no classic training in the art of the written word, other than years of heart break and a love... Read More →
avatar for Makram Abu-Shakra

Makram Abu-Shakra

Makram Abu-Shakra is an award-winning writer, artist, and experimental musician whose interests lie in exploring consciousness and excavating expressions from the deeper self. Working with the subtle and the ambiguous led him to develop a multi-faceted creativity to "create a matrix... Read More →
avatar for Judy Viertel

Judy Viertel

A proud public educator, in 2014 Judy Viertel was named San Francisco Teacher of the Year. She can't seem to stay away from fiction, though. She's been published in Gargoyle Magazine, Gold Dust Magazine, Read Short Fiction, Mad Swirl, and others. One of her stories will appear... Read More →
avatar for Lena Mahmoud

Lena Mahmoud

Lena Mahmoud is the author of Amreekiya, an Arab American Book Award winner, a finalist for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, and one of Foreword's "Four Phenomenal Debut Novels." Her work has appeared or will appear in Fifth Wednesday, Sukoon, and The Offing, among others... Read More →
avatar for Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson

Linda A. Jackson, a native San Franciscan, received her BA in English from Mt. St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is currently working on a collection entitled THE RELIGION OF SLAVES, short stories that... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Incline Gallery 766 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

KQED Presents: Latin Invasion: Queer Latin American Writers Respond to Hate from the White House
Latinos are taking over, and these queer Latinx writers will invade your heart with their dynamic literary performance responding to the anti-Latino hate in America fueled by the White House. We will survive, we will write, we will push back with words and love. Hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez.


Moderators
avatar for Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez is the author of two chapbooks from Sibling Rivalry Press. He is a two time winner of Literary Death Match, a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry, and Playwriting, has been part of the legendary Sister Spit Tour with Radar Productions, and regularly hosts shows... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Caitlin Hernandez

Caitlin Hernandez

Caitlin Hernandez's writing focuses primarily on queerness, disability, and the intersection thereof. A two-time Lambda Literary fellow, Hernandez's current project is a largely autobiographical young-adult novel about a blind, queer teen surviving sexual assault. Caitlin lives in... Read More →
avatar for Jaimie Cortez

Jaimie Cortez

Jaime Cortez is a writer, visual artist, organizer and curator based in Northern California. His fiction, essays, and drawings have appeared in diverse publications. He’s been featured in literary shows, storytelling shows, and performance art projects all over California.
avatar for Kay Nilsson

Kay Nilsson

Kay Nilsson is a writer, performer and standup comedian living in Oakland. He has featured at slams and shows across the Bay Area from "Donde Esta Mi Gente", Radar Productions, San Francisco Queer Open Mic, and Trans Voices.
avatar for Natalia Vigil

Natalia Vigil

Natalia M. Vigil is a queer Xicana writer, multimedia curator, born and raised in San Francisco. She is the co-founder of Still Here San Francisco for which she was honored as a Local Hero by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. She is a VONA Voices alum and a 2016 Lambda Literary... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Chapel (main stage) 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

La Reyna Bakery & Dulce Axolotl Present: Un Viento del Pueblo
An evening of spirited artistry with formidable West Coast Latinx writers. Featuring Imparcial, Lourdes Figueroa, Super Pulga, and Camilo Villa. A Mexica Invocation by Jesus Medina from Xochipilli Men's Group to open the reading. Cohosted by Josiah Luis Alderete of Speaking Axolotl and Ricardo Tavarez of Pan Dulce Poets.


Moderators
avatar for Josiah Luis Alderete

Josiah Luis Alderete

Josiah Luis Alderete is a full blooded POCHO spanglish speaking poet from La Area Bahia who learned to write poetry in the kitchen of his Mama's Mexican restaurant. He first began performing his poetry en La Mission in San Pancho at the now infamous Thursday night readings at Cafe... Read More →
avatar for Ricardo Tavarez

Ricardo Tavarez

Ricardo Tavarez is a writer, educator and aspiring baker.

Authors

Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
La Reyna Bakery & Coffee Shop 3114 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Lighten Up: Comedy on Colorism
Colorism affects our daily lives. It is such an everyday, insidious oppression that has utterly absurd day-to-day effects. Simply put, it's ripe for comedy.

Authors
avatar for Thao P. Nguyen

Thao P. Nguyen

Thao is a solo performer, writer, and producer. They make art about whatever pisses them off — racism, sexual violence, white power, hetero/cis-sexism, and people who don't say "please" and "thank you." thaosolo.com
avatar for Joy Alexander

Joy Alexander

Comic
Joy Alexander inhabits intersections, and has been referred to as the dancing engineer. J.A. can be found cooking low-fodmap foods, contemplating technology's impacts on life, or folding clothes in the KonMari style.


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Manic D's 35th Anniversary Celebration
Manic D's 35th Anniversary Reading features Kimi Sugioka, Daphne Gottlieb, Thea Hillman, James Tracy, Jon Longhi, Daniel LeVesque, and Jennifer Joseph, with special guests.


Authors
avatar for Kimi Sugioka

Kimi Sugioka

Kimi Sugioka is a poet, songwriter and educator who earned an MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She was also the curator of the seminal San Francisco Café Babar reading series in the 1990s.
avatar for Daphne Gottlieb

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 →
avatar for Jon Longhi

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.
avatar for Daniel LeVesque

Daniel LeVesque

Daniel LeVesque is a recovering hairburner who does not participate in the cult of beauty. His work has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Punk Globe. He lives in Oakland, California.
avatar for Jennifer Joseph

Jennifer Joseph

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


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Harrington Galleries Furniture Store 599 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Marin Poetry Center
Poetry from widely-published Marin Poetry Center board members reflects the broad range of MPC's poetry offerings in Marin, the East Bay, and San Francisco.


Authors
avatar for Rebecca Foust

Rebecca Foust

Rebecca Foust’s book of poetry Paradise Drive won the Press 53 Award and was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement. She is the Poetry Editor for Women’s Voices for Change.
avatar for Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore's poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including ZZYZVA, Cream City Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Best New Poets, and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting, and she is the recipient of writing awards from The Writing Salon, Brush... Read More →
avatar for Siân Killingsworth

Siân Killingsworth

Siân Killingsworth’s poetry has appeared in Stonecoast Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry (Poets Resist), Columbia Poetry Review, Mom Egg Review, Ekphrastic Review, Oakland Review, and Mudfish. She has an MFA in poetry from the New School, where she served on the staff of Lit... Read More →
avatar for Meryl NatchezNatchez

Meryl NatchezNatchez

Events Chair, Marin Poetry Center
I am a poet and translator, I have translated from Russian and Polish, but my most fluent language other than English is Spanish. I have a new book coming out in March, and I manage the Marin Poetry Center reading series. I am always looking for new readers.


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Faye's Video 3614 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Noir at the Bar, MWA-Style
Seven Mystery Writers of America pour out their hearts—and their prose—to amuse, to provoke, to stir up their audience. Let the Noir begin!

Authors
avatar for Laurie R. King

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.
avatar for Kelli Stanley

Kelli Stanley

Kelli is the creator of the Miranda Corbie series (CITY OF DRAGONS, CITY OF SECRETS, CITY OF GHOSTS), literary noir novels set in 1940 San Francisco and featuring "one of crime's most arresting heroines" (Library Journal). Critics have compared her work to her icons Raymond Chandler... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Rendahl

Eileen Rendahl

Eileen Rendahl is the national-bestselling and award-winning author of the Messenger series and four Chick Lit novels. Her alter ego, Eileen Carr, writes romantic suspense. Her other alter egos, Kristi Abbott and Lillian Bell, write cozy mysteries. ​Both Eileens were born in Dayton... Read More →



Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Amnesia Beer & Music Hall 853 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

One Skateboard Ahead of ICE
In this time of vigilance against ICE, we are often looking for quick exits and fast escapes. We celebrate skateboards, bicycles, and running shoes as helpful modes of escape. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO PHASE 2, AND IS NO LONGER IN PHASE 3 AS IT SAYS IN THE PRINTED PROGRAM AND MAP.

Authors
avatar for Rebeca Flores

Rebeca Flores

A daughter of Central and Mexican American immigrants Rebeca Flores is a graduate student in the MFA program at the University of San Fransisco. She is from Fresno California and has served as a design and poetry editor for the local newspaper, "La Voz de Aztlan" and as a fiction... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Quintanilla

Lindsay Quintanilla

Manager of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions, USF School of Management
Lindsay Quintanilla is a Central American writer born and raised in North Las Vegas. Her parents are Guatemalan and El Salvadorian. Currently, she is an MFA in Writing candidate at the University of San Francisco. She writes stories that raise awareness on important issues facing... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Peña

Olivia Peña

Olivia Peña is a Black-Salvadoran writer, storyteller, and MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Acentos Review, Primary Treasure Magazine, and Spectrum Magazine.
avatar for Feliz Moreno

Feliz Moreno

Feliz Moreno was born and raised in the Sacramento metropolitan area and comes from a family of Mexican-American farm workers. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco. She is working on a story collection about a young, Mexican-American woman who... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mission Skateboards 3045 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Potluck Club
 What makes us feel at home? Where is home when you are part of a diaspora? Seven women writers of color reflect on identity, belonging, and the idea of home.

Authors
avatar for Grace Hwang Lynch

Grace Hwang Lynch

Grace Hwang Lynch is a San Francisco Bay Area based freelance writer with a focus on race, culture and family. Her work has appeared on PBS, Salon, MSNBC, xoJane and BlogHer. She also blogs about Asian mixed-race families at HapaMama.
avatar for Michelle Villegas Threadgould

Michelle Villegas Threadgould

Michelle Threadgould is a biracial, Chicana journalist who covers Latinx issues and resistant art movements. Her work has been featured in CNN, Pacific Standard, GOOD, KQED, The New York Observer, Remezcla, and Latino USA. Her investigative work has covered the secret history of leftist... Read More →
avatar for Shikha Malaviya

Shikha Malaviya

Shikha (Saklani) Malaviya is a poet & writer, born in the U.K. and raised in Minnesota and India. Her book, Geography of Tongues, was launched in December 2013, in India, to acclaim and featured in The Times of India Literary Carnival, Poetry with Prakriti & other festivals. Shikha... Read More →
avatar for Sabina Khan-Ibarra

Sabina Khan-Ibarra

Sabina Khan-Ibarra is a writer and Muslim Feminist (she is still working on a definition of Feminist that fits her ideology) who advocates and demands equal rights and space for women in all scopes. Sabina is a writer and editor with work published on BlogHer, Huffington Post, InCulture... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Hung

Melissa Hung

Melissa Hung is a writer and journalist. Her writing on culture and immigration has appeared in NPR, Vogue, Catapult, Longreads, and Pacific Standard. Melissa is the founding editor of Hyphen and the former director of WritersCorps. She has received fellowships from VONA and the Interdisciplinary... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng is a writer in San Francisco. She recently published a nonfiction book, Ice Cream Travel Guide, and is working on a novel based on her grandparents' lives in China, Peru, and the United States. Her work has appeared in Arkana, Havik, Cold Creek Review, Shut Up and Write... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Chen

Jenn Chen

Jenn Chen is a San Francisco-based coffee marketer, writer, and photographer. Her journalism and photography pieces have been published in publications like Sprudge, Standart, Fresh Cup, Barista Magazine, and Edible. She’s now focusing her writing time on personal essays with an... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wabi Sabi Beauty 888 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Queer Words Podcast
Queer Words Podcast, conversations with queer-identified authors about their works and lives, will present guests from three previous episodes: Richard May, Nona Caspers, and Avery Cassell. Moderated by podcast host Wayne Goodman.

Authors
avatar for Richard May

Richard May

Richard May's short fiction has been published in his collections Inhuman Beings and Ginger Snaps: Photos & Stories (with photographer David Sweet), his series Gay All Year on Amazon Kindle, in anthologies like Never Too Late, Best Gay Erotica, and the Lambda Literary nominated Outer... Read More →
avatar for Nona Caspers

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 →
avatar for Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell

I am a queer San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who spent much of my childhood in Iran in the 1960s, returning to the U.S. at age 16 in 1971. I still sometimes dream in Persian.Behrouz Gets Lucky is my first novel; Behrouz Gets Lucky is a romantic, literary, kinky... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Green Arcade 1680 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

6:30pm

Seventeen Syllables
From ancient myths to recent science fiction, we love tales about supernatural beings. This reading explores how Asian ghost stories are haunted by immigration, war, and diaspora. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE RELOCATED FROM THE VENUE LISTED IN THE PROGRAM AND ON THE MAP.

Authors
avatar for Brian Komei Dempster

Brian Komei Dempster

Brian Komei Dempster’s debut book of poetry, Topaz (Four Way Books, 2013) received the 15 Bytes 2014 Book Award in Poetry. His second poetry collection, Seize, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in fall 2020. He is the editor of From Our Side of the Fence: Growing Up in America’s... Read More →
avatar for Lillian Howan

Lillian Howan

Lillian Howan spent her early childhood in Tahiti and later graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Her writings have been published in Asian American Literary Review, Café Irreal, Calyx, NewEngland Review, Vice-Versa, and the anthologies Ms. Aligned... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Kim-Brown

Caroline Kim-Brown

Caroline Kim-Brown graduated with an MFA in Poetry from The University of Michigan where she won a Hopwood Award, and was a Michener Fellow in Fiction at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been published or has work forthcoming in The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Green Mountains... Read More →
avatar for Grace Loh Prasad

Grace Loh Prasad

Grace Loh Prasad was born in Taiwan and raised in New Jersey and Hong Kong before settling in the SF Bay Area. Grace received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, and she is an alumna of the VONA workshop for writers of color along with residencies at Hedgebrook and the... Read More →
avatar for Jay	Dayrit

Jay Dayrit

Director of Editorial Operations, Wired
Jay Ruben Dayrit’s work has appeared in several magazines, literary journals, and anthologies, including Jellyfish Review, Sycamore Review, Minnesota Review, Santa Clara Review, Nexus, The Yale Quarterly, WIRED Magazine, His 2: brilliant new fiction by gay men (Faber & Faber), What... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fellow 820 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

SF in SF Presents: Women Imagine Different Worlds
Authors
avatar for Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein has written fifteen novels, the latest of which is Ivory Apples.  Other novels have won the National Book Award and the Mythopoeic Award.
avatar for M. Luke McDonell

M. Luke McDonell

M. Luke McDonell is a science fiction author and visual designer. Her five-minutes-into-the-future fiction explores the effects of emerging technologies on individuals and society.  
avatar for Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy is a multiple-award-winning science writer, and author of science fiction and fantasy novels.  
avatar for Madeleine Robins

Madeleine Robins

Madeleine Robins is the author of the dark fantasy The Stone War (NY Times Notable Book 1999) and three books in the Sarah Tolerance mystery series.
avatar for Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Maggie Tokuda-Hall is the author of the 2017 Parent's Choice Gold Medal winning picture book, Also an Octopus. Her debut young adult novel, The Mermaid, The Witch, and The Sea is slated for release in May 2020.  


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Borderlands Books 866 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Subterranean Splendor
Get into the underground at Subterranean Splendor, when the SF Cultural History Museum presents international talents and San Francisco legends, performing at Onecommons. PLEASE NOTE THIS VENUE HAS HAD TO BE RELOCATED FROM THE LOCATION LISTED IN THE PROGRAM AND ON THE MAP..

Moderators
avatar for kevin hunsanger

kevin hunsanger

earlier this year, kevin hunsanger left a lucrative career in used books so that he could try to save san francisco's cultural history, and he hasn't stopped smiling since. he hasn't published a thing in like 15 or 20 years, and he also thinks that capital letters are elitist.

Authors
avatar for Abdul Kenyatta

Abdul Kenyatta

Abdul Kenyatta made a speech about a murder case in the 70's and was invited to appear as a comedian at Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park. Who knew he was a comedian????
avatar for Luke Miner

Luke Miner

Luke Miner is a journalist turned economics professor turned data scientist. He is the author of Paris Jazz, A Guide, and his work has appeared in the New York Times and Your Impossible Voice. In his free time he worships Ashur, the almighty winged disk of his Assyrian ancestors... Read More →
avatar for Julie Kramer

Julie Kramer

Julie Kramer used to write and perform in 90's San Francisco. She was lured back into poetry a few years ago, and it is how she processes the world. She self-published a small book of poems titled "I Didn't Come Here to Fight" in 2019. Despite the title, she will fight anyone who... Read More →
avatar for Mauro Ffortissimo

Mauro Ffortissimo

Mauro Ffortissimo has worked in multiple medias in the Bay area for 40 years.  His career took off after playing a grand piano while it burned by the beach in Half Moon Bay, and soon after that, a documentary about his work called "Twelve Pianos" was produced.  He co-produces the... Read More →
avatar for P Segal

P Segal

P Segal's life in the arty local underground is the stuff of memoirs, forever in progress. While playing hard with the San Francisco Cacophony Society, she became an auto-didactic Proust scholar and co-founder of Burning Man. Her zine, Proust Said That, was assigned reading in two... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Jean-Claude Mourlevat taught German for many years before devoting himself to the theater as an actor, teacher, and director. He then began writing for young people and has become a prolific and beloved author of children’s books in his native France, where his novels have garnered... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Onecommons 3019 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Sunday Stories' Brown People Don't Read? Presents the writers of Somos en Escrito
Sunday Stories Writing Group uses its Brown People Don't Read? (BPDR?) platform to highlight writers of color the publishing world does not always elevate. Sunday Stories founding member Scott Duncan hosts and presents four Somos en escrito contributors, reading poetry and prose for and about the indigenous-Hispanic community.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Russell Duncan

Scott Russell Duncan

Assistant Editor, Somos en escrito

Authors
avatar for Maria Nieto

Maria Nieto

Maria Nieto's writing forces us to see the unseen; those killed and abused under the cover of nightfall. Maria's third book will be released in 2020.
avatar for Michelle Marie Robles Wallace

Michelle Marie Robles Wallace

Michelle Marie Robles Wallace is working on a collection of stories set along the borderlands, a memoir and a YA novel. She has is particularly interested in themes of healing and borders.
avatar for Jesús Mena

Jesús Mena

Jesús Mena is the son of undocumented immigrants whose stories focus on life along the border. He grew up as a migrant farmworker.
avatar for Carlota Caulfield

Carlota Caulfield

Carlota Caulfield is a Cuban-born American poet, editor, translator, and author of nine poetry collections. She is a professor at Mills College.
avatar for Armando Rendón

Armando Rendón

Armando Rendón is the author of Chicano Manifesto, Up to Earth, an eco-poetry chapbook and five award-winning books. He is the editor of Somos en escrito.


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Beauty Bar 2299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Synchronized Chaos
Published authors read short new pieces they have written inspired by the work of an aspiring author, who joins them in reading onstage.  

Authors
avatar for Kristen Caven

Kristen Caven

Working creatively in all available media, Kristen Caven is a fierce and funny writer, a charming artist, and an action-oriented innovator who guides energy with intellectual insight and emotional wisdom.  Generous Muse represents her creative and collaborative outpouring... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Cole

Douglas Cole

Douglas Cole has published six collections of poetry and a novella. His work has appeared in several anthologies as well as The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Galway Review, Bitter Oleander, Louisiana Literature and Slipstream. He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart and Best of... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Bize-Boutte

Sheryl Bize-Boutte

Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte was born in Berkeley and raised in Oakland, California. Her first published writing experiences began while she was a student at the prestigious Mills College in Oakland as a columnist for the College's newspaper, and as the youth editor for a local magazine... Read More →
avatar for Christine Volker

Christine Volker

Foreign cultures have always intrigued me. My studies of Spanish, Italian, and German, along with a year abroad in Spain, deepened my appreciation of different approaches to life. After an MLS (University at Albany) and an MBA (UC Berkeley), I was drawn to international banking, capped... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative 3130 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

The Fabulist Words & Art Presents: My Fantasy America
Comic book spectacle dominates the movie theaters, feverishly detailed fantasy worlds and technological dystopias rule our screens—all producing passionate debate and deep emotional connection, as viewers look for representations of themselves. Join The Fabulist for a deeper dive still into this fantastical landscape of hopes, hype, dreams, and nightmares.  

Authors
avatar for Jenny Bitner

Jenny Bitner

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

Elizabeth Stix

Stories by Elizabeth Stix have appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly, Tin House, Eleven Eleven, The Southampton Review and the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine. Her short story, "Alice," won the Bay Guardian Fiction Contest and was optioned by Sneaky Little Sister Films. She is finishing... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Gonzalez James

Elizabeth Gonzalez James

Elizabeth's stories and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Idaho Review, The Tishman Review, and elsewhere, and have been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net. Her first novel is forthcoming in 2021.
avatar for Ruth Crossman

Ruth Crossman

Ruth Crossman is a community educator and Pushcart-nominated author. Her work has appeared in publications including sPARKLE&bLINK, MaximumRocknRoll and Litro. Her first chapbook, All the Wrong Places, is forthcoming from Naked Bulb Press. She was born and raised in Berkeley and currently... Read More →
avatar for Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga

Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga

Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga, the former Poet Laureate of Lake County and a champion slam poet, was born in the Philippines and raised in Oakland. He is a Dervish, minister, writer, freelance journalist, editor, social justice activist, teacher, youth mentor, and martial artist... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mission: Comics & Art 2250 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Tuesday Night Social Presents Prompt this Write 4: Write Free or Prompt Hard
TNS unveils its game of literary telephone. A collective writing adventure not to be missed. No single writer knows the whole sequence...until the Lit Crawl.

Moderators
avatar for Heather Bourbeau

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 →
avatar for Andrew Dugas

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.

Authors
avatar for Liz Worthy

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 →
avatar for Anne Trausch

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.
avatar for Lucy Flood

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.
avatar for Matt Leibel

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 →
avatar for Rachel Wong

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.
avatar for Sonya Worthy

Sonya Worthy

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


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
theBalm Cosmetics 788 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Voz Sin Tinta
What is space? How do you define breathing? Where do the lines between energy and reality meet and diverge? Authors will explore what it means when the right to exist meets the demand for a place to exist.  

Authors
avatar for Amanda Muniz

Amanda Muniz

Amanda Muniz is a Mexican writer born in Puebla and raised in Oakland, California. She majored in English Literature from San Francisco State. Her work has been published by Pochino press, and she has been a featured reader in various shows in the Bay Area including the electrifying... Read More →
avatar for Ash Phillips

Ash Phillips

Ash Phillips  is a genderqueer poet born and raised in the Bay Area. They are a maker of puns, brewer of coffee, and destroyer of gender. They are a two-time Youth Speaks' Teen Poetry Slam finalist, with their debut poem "An Open Letter to Cis People" gathering over 10,000 views... Read More →
avatar for Gamal Abdel Chasten

Gamal Abdel Chasten

Poet/Playwright
Gamal Abdel Chasten is a poet, playwright and composer. He is a co-founder of Universes theater ensemble, originally based out of New York.Gamal's theatrical writing credits include: The Last Word, God Took Away His Poem, The Black Mann Act Trail of Jack Johnson, The Wall, The Ride... Read More →
avatar for Tony Aldarondo

Tony Aldarondo

POET
Tony Aldarondo is a Puerto Rican writer (actor) and POET. He humbly admit to falling in love with rhymes from the moment he read Dr. Seuss in the 1970s and heard rap music in the 1980s. From then on Rhymes have been a part of his poetical DNA. He has performed in award winning films... Read More →
avatar for Katie Aliferis

Katie Aliferis

Katie Aliferis a Greek-American poet and lyricist from San Francisco. She has been a featured performer at At The Inkwell, Get Lit, Greek Writers Night, Literary Speakeasy, Quiet Lightning, the SFSU Center for Modern Greek Studies, VelRo's Global Voices: A Celebration of Translation... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Womxn's Write Inn
A collective of immigrant, transnational, queer, and chronically ill WOC writers will give a reading and discuss ways to create inclusive spaces for underrepresented authors.

Authors
avatar for Alicia Vogl Saenz

Alicia Vogl Saenz

Alicia Vogl Saenz is a poet, meditator, and museum educator who brings her queer and mixed immigrant background to her writing and teaching. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Grand Street, Blue Mesa Review, Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red... Read More →
avatar for liz gonzález

liz gonzález

liz gonzález grew up in the San Bernardino Valley. She is the author of Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected (Los Nietos Press 2018) and the poetry collection Beneath Bone (Manifest Press 2000). Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have been published... Read More →
avatar for Sehba Sarwar

Sehba Sarwar

Writer
Sehba Sarwar creates essays, stories, poems, and art that tackle displacement, migration, and women’s issues. Her writings have appeared in publications including New York Times Sunday Magazine, Creative Time Reports, Asia: Magazine of Asian Literature and elsewhere. Her short... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Women's Building (Audre Lorde room) 3543 18th St #8, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

Writing Salon Interactive
Come feel the spirit of the Writing Salon's popular Round Robin class, with featured readings and an interactive writing activity on postcards which the Writing Salon will mail. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE RELOCATED FROM THE VENUE LISTED IN THE PROGRAM AND ON THE MAP. This event is now located at Martuni's.

Authors
avatar for Kevin Dublin

Kevin Dublin

Kevin Dublin is author of the chapbook How to Fall in Love in San Diego and editor of Etched Press. He has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, North Carolina Poetry Society, and more. He enjoys making video adaptations... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Beale

Elaine Beale

Teacher, The Writing Salon
Elaine Beale has published two novels, the most recent of which, Another Life Altogether, was featured in Oprah Magazine and received praise from the Boston Globe, Lambda Literary, and Publishers Weekly, among others. Elaine was the winner of the 2007 Poets & Writers California Writers... Read More →
avatar for Andy Touhy

Andy Touhy

Fiction Instructor, The Writing Salon
Andy Touhy, a recipient of the San Francisco Browning Society's Dramatic Monologue Award and Fourteen Hills' Bambi Holmes Fiction Prize, is also a nominee for inclusion in Best New American Voices. In 2016 his story manuscript, The Secret of Mayo, was named the finalist for BOA Editions... Read More →
avatar for Rob Williams

Rob Williams

Rob Williams teaches Creative Writing and English at Skyline College and writing workshops on The Lyric Essay, Short Story, and Writing Through Transitions at The Writing Salon in San Francisco. In addition he has led writing workshops at San Diego Writers Ink on flash fiction and... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Martuni's 4 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

6:30pm

Writing Sex & Culture
Join the co-founder of the Center for Sex & Culture (and Good Vibrations' Staff Sexologist) Carol Queen PhD, for an unforgettable night some of CSC's favorite authors! Enjoy sips while we explore the many sides of sex and sex writing.

Authors
avatar for Deamer Dunn

Deamer Dunn

Deamer Dunn is the author of more than a dozen novels. For his erotica and poignant love stories, he writes under the name of RM Blake. He lived in SDeamer Dunn is the author of more than a dozen novels. For his erotica and poignant love stories, he writes under the name of RM Blake... Read More →
avatar for Greta Christina

Greta Christina

Greta Christina writes about atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She edits the annual anthology series "Best Erotic Comics"; is the author of the erotic novella "Bending," part of "Three Kinds of Asking For It," edited... Read More →
avatar for Zoe Kat

Zoe Kat

Zoe Kat is a longtime resident of San Francisco. She has written and performed in the Bay Area focusing around issues of disability and sexuality. Her latest practice includes endless tirades against Sesta/Fosta culminating in a movie called "Is Friendship Legal?" with Salty Brine... Read More →
avatar for Sherilyn Connelly

Sherilyn Connelly

Sherilyn Connelly is a San Francisco-based writer and librarian, and the head film critic for SF Weekly. Her first work of scholarly sparkliness, Ponyville Confidential: The History and Culture of My Little Pony, 1981-2016, was published by McFarland & Company in 2017. Her second... Read More →
avatar for Charles Lyons

Charles Lyons

Charles Lyons is a filmmaker and writer who lives in San Francisco with his dog. He's been participating in the Center for Sex and Culture's Erotic Reading Circle for nine years; his feature film Rough Edges was workshopped there and is currently finishing post-production.
avatar for Carol Queen

Carol Queen

Carol Queen co-founded the Center for Sex & Culture and is staff sexologist  at Good Vibrations, the women-founded sex shop, where she has worked since 1990. A noted cultural sexologist whose work has been widely published, she's written, co-authored or edited several books, most... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Good Vibrations Valencia 603 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

6:30pm

WTAW Press
WTAW Press and Friends present readings from our outstanding and exceptional authors and friends of the small and mighty, excellent and exhilarating independent publisher. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE RELOCATED FROM THE VENUE LISTED IN THE PROGRAM AND ON THE MAP.

Authors
avatar for Amber Butts

Amber Butts

Amber Butts is currently at work on an Afro-futurist novel that requires elders be written into our futures. Her work asks big and small questions about how we move towards actualizing spaces that center tenderness, nuance and joy while living in a world reliant on our terror.
avatar for Olga Zilberbourg

Olga Zilberbourg

Olga Zilberbourg is the author of Like Water And Other Stories (WTAW Press, 2019), and of three Russian-language story collections, the most recent published in Moscow in 2016.
avatar for Anita Felicelli

Anita Felicelli

Anita Felicelli is the author of Chimerica (WTAW Press, 2019) and Love Songs for a Lost Continent (Still House Press), winner of the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award.  Her essays and criticism have appeared in the SF Chronicle, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, Slate, Catapult... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Stone

Sarah Stone

Sarah Stone is the author of Hungry Ghost Theater (WTAW Press, 2018), finalist for the Northern California Book Award, and The True Sources of the Nile (Doubleday).
avatar for Meghan Flaherty

Meghan Flaherty

Meghan Flaherty is the author of Tango Lessons: A Memoir (HMH), and has published in O Magazine, Psychology Today, The Iowa Review, the New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.
avatar for Theodore Gioia

Theodore Gioia

Theodore Gioia is critic living in San Francisco. Hailing from a line of writers, he has the dubious distinction of being the second best-known writer named Ted Gioia in his family. He has held a range of jobs from host at the Olive Garden to the editorial staff at McSweeney’s... Read More →
avatar for Louise Marburg

Louise Marburg

Louise Marburg is the author of the award-winning collection of stories, The Truth About Me (WTAW Press, 2017).
avatar for Ron Nyren

Ron Nyren

Ron Nyren is the author of the novel The Book of Lost Light, winner of the Big Moose Award and forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press.
avatar for Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell

Peg Alford Pursell is the author of A Girl Goes into the Forest (Dzanc 2019). She is Editor in Chief and Director of WTAW Press.


Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Third Haus 455 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

8:00pm

Adventures in Crime and Time at Borderlands Books
We're happy to host four fantastic authors whose work will range from noir science fiction, to true and fictional crime, to time-travel escapades. 

Authors
avatar for Paul Drexler

Paul Drexler

Paul Drexler is a crime historian whose column appeared in the San Francisco Examiner.   He wrote Notorious San Francisco, and received the Oscar Lewis award from the SF Historical Association.
avatar for Mark Coggins

Mark Coggins

Mark Coggins's crime novels have been selected for best of the year lists compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Detroit Free Pressand Amazon.com, among others.
avatar for Richard Kadrey

Richard Kadrey

Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir series. Some of Kadrey's other books include The Grand Dark and Hollywood Dead.
avatar for Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz

 Annalee Newitz is the author of the novels AUTONOMOUS and THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE. As a science journalist, they are a contributor to the New York Times opinion section, and have written for New Scientist, Washington Post, Slate, Popular Science, Ars Technica, the New Yorker... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Borderlands Books 866 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Babar in Exile
Babar in Exile at Lit Crawl aims to recreate an open mic from San Francisco’s raucous and groundbreaking poetry scene of the 1980s and '90s. Featuring original participants of the notorious Café Babar, Poetry Above Paradise, and Club Chameleon series.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Corman-Roberts

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.)

Authors
avatar for Steve Arntson

Steve Arntson

Steve Arntson was born on the east coast but moved west early.  Although he was trained as a pianist, he discovered spoken word in SF around 1985 and has been writing and performing poetry ever since.
avatar for Richard Loranger

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 →
avatar for Bruce Isaacson

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 →
avatar for QR Hand

QR Hand

Q. R. Hand, Jr. moved to the SF Bay Area from NYC about forty years ago. Originally published in the 1968 classic, Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro American Writing, edited by Amiri Baraka (Leroy Jones) and Larry Neal, which has recently been reproduced by Black Classics Press, h... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Wood

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 →
avatar for David Gollub

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 →
avatar for Deborah Fruchey

Deborah Fruchey

sole proprietor, Last Laugh Productions
Deborah is the author of 1 volume of poetry (Armadillo by Cyborg Press, 2015), 1 (new) flash fiction collection, and several other books. She has just finished editing a collection of Vampyre Mike Kassel's unpublished work, and an anthology in tribute to Julia Vinograd.She has been... Read More →
avatar for Jan Steckel

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 →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Gents Barber Club 3041 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Belize Writers Conference: Three Truths & A Lie, the Family Secrets Edition
Hilarious, poignant and disturbing stories by women about the lies their parents told to them—and about them. Can you separate the truth from lies?  

Authors
avatar for Kate Farrell

Kate Farrell

Kate Farrell (MLS, UC Berkeley), librarian, storyteller, author, and educator, taught language arts in high schools, colleges and published educational materials. Recently, she edited the anthology, Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother (2011); co-edited Times... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Warner

Brooke Warner

Publisher, She Writes Press
Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of the forthcoming Write On, Sisters! Voice, Courage, and Claiming Your Place at the Table, as well as five other books on publishing and memoir. Brooke is a TEDx speaker... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Lee

Margaret Lee

Margaret Juhae Lee is a writer who lives in Oakland, California. She is putting the finishing touches on a book titled Starry Field: A Memoir of Lost History, which chronicles her search for information on her grandfather who was a student revolutionary in colonial Korea. In support... Read More →
avatar for Joey Garcia

Joey Garcia

founder, Belize Writers Conference
Joey Garcia was born in Belize and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the founder and director of the Belize Writers Conference and her poems, essays, and short stories have been widely published in the U.S. and the Caribbean. For more than 22 years she has written a relationship... Read More →
avatar for Dorothy Rice

Dorothy Rice

Dorothy Rice is the author of two memoirs, Gray Is the New Black (2019, Otis Books) and The Reluctant Artist (Shanti Artist, 2015). She has also published numerous personal essays in literary journals and magazines. After a career in environmental protection and raising five children... Read More →
avatar for Joella Aragon

Joella Aragon

Writer
Joella Aragon is a retired labor union representative and a former teacher. She spends her retired time writing short stories and working on a novel. She's attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, The Belize Writers' Conference and numerous writers' workshops around the United... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mission Yoga 2390 Mission St #200, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Best of Mission At Tenth
Mission At Tenth is the Inter-arts journal published through the MFA at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). This event celebrates ten years of Mission at Tenth, including writers featured in our "Best Of" issue. 

Authors
avatar for Julie Levak

Julie Levak

Julie Levak is the Editor of Mission at Tenth and a nonfiction writer who is sometimes as VanishingSF.
avatar for Carolyn Cooke

Carolyn Cooke

Carolyn Cooke is the author of The Bostons, Daughters of the Revolution, and Amor & Psycho. She teaches in the MFA Program at CIIS.
avatar for Randall Babtkis

Randall Babtkis

Randall Babtkis is the Founding Editor of Mission at Tenth. He is currently at work on a novel called The Origginals. The second "g" is silent.
avatar for Cindy Shearer

Cindy Shearer

Cindy Shearer is the director of Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry. She has began teaching at CIIS in 1994, serving since 1998 as the director of the PhD in Humanities (Individualized Pathway) and as a faculty member in the Schools of Undergraduate Studies, and Consciousness... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Betrayed by the Place That Made Us: Rants About Home and Identity
We're from SanTana, East LA, The Bay! We leave for school, jobs, other loves...return to our shit in the street and others calling her home.

Authors
avatar for Odilia Galvan Rodriguez

Odilia Galvan Rodriguez

Odilia Galván Rodríguez, poet, writer, editor, educator, and activist, is the author of six volumes of poetry, her latest, The Nature of Things, is a collaboration with Texas photographer, Richard Loya, by Merced College Press 2016. Also, along with the late Francisco X. Alarcón... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Arellano

Cathy Arellano

Just another Mission-raised poet whose family was evicted from their beautiful flat, Cathy Arellano wrote the family memoir SALVATION ON MISSION STREET (2016), in poems and stories set in SF from the 1960s to the 2000s, won the 2017 Golden Crown Literary Society’s Debut Author Award... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Rafael García

Sarah Rafael García

Sarah Rafael Garcia is a writer, community educator and traveler. Since publishing Las Niñas (Floricanto Press 2008), she founded Barrio Writers, LibroMobile and Crear Studio. In 2016, Sarah Rafael was awarded for SanTana’s Fairy Tales (Raspa Magazine 2017), which was supported... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Acción Latina 2958 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

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. Our aim is to increase the visibility of women writers by building community, hosting literary events, and publishing skillfully crafted books.

Moderators
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 →

Authors
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 →
avatar for EK Keith

EK Keith

E.K. Keith shouts her poems on the street corner and takes the mic at bars, coffee shops, and radio stations. She makes her home in San Francisco, but an early life in urban Texas still influences her worldview. Print and online publications feature her work including, Meniscus, Haight... Read More →
avatar for Cassandra Dallett

Cassandra Dallett

Cassandra Dallett has been published in over one-hundred online and print magazines. Cassandra reads often around the Bay Area, hosts the monthly writing workshop OnTwoSix, and co-hosts the quarterly reading series Moon Drop Productions. Her first full-length book of poetry, Wet Reckless (Manic... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Ito

Lauren Ito

Poet, Writer
Lauren Ito is a Seattle-born Gosei (fifth generation Japanese American) poet, designer, and community craftswoman committed to advancing equity through art. As an artist and organizer Lauren delves into the tensions inherited within diasporic experiences, including explorations of... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lone Palm 3394 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Books vs. Bullshit: The Arts Resistance and Epic Rites Press Fight the Age of Monsters
Poetry lives. California—New Orleans—Canada.

Authors
avatar for Charlie Getter

Charlie Getter

He do poems... (since I'm writing this, I should put it as...) I do poems.
avatar for Colleen McKee

Colleen McKee

Oakland writer Colleen McKee's fifth collection of memoir and poetry is called The Kingdom of Roly-Polys. It’s available in bookstores and at thepedestrianpress.weebly.com... Read More →
avatar for Zarina Zabrisky

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 →
avatar for William Taylor Jr

William Taylor Jr

Cataloger and auctioneer, PBA Galleries
I am a San Francisco writer, artist, and bibliophile.
avatar for Todd Cirillo

Todd Cirillo

Six Ft. Swells Press
Todd Cirillo is a writer, poet, publisher and pirate. He is one of the originators of After-Hour Poetry and co-founder and editor of Six Ft. Swells Press. His books include: Burning the Evidence, Sucker’s Paradise, Sexy Devils, Still a Party, This Troubled Heart and ROXY and Three... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Onecommons 3019 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

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

Authors
avatar for Harry Nordlinger

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.
avatar for Kirt Burdick

Kirt Burdick

allusive, undetermined
Kirt Burdick has a Staphylococcus infection on his face. Also, he has spent the last few years writing and drawing FAE ARCHAIC, a fantasy/crime comic. Currently, he spends his days wishing he had listened to the old Gypsy woman who had foretold his downfall. Hubris is the deadliest... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Burke

Morgan Burke

I'm a cartoonist living in San Francisco. I recently started my first web comic series, Marshall. I was born and raised in Indiana and very much enjoy the music of Phish, the paintings of Mark Rothko, run-on sentences, and glasses of crisp, cool , sparkling water.
avatar for Ken Garing

Ken Garing

Writer/Artist, Image Comics
I'm a comic book writer/artist based in San Francisco. I'm best known for my science-fiction series PLANETOID (2012-2016) and my fantasy series GOGOR (2019) both published by Image Comics. I've also done work for IDW and DC Comics.


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mission: Comics & Art 2250 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
Come hear poets of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley share poems that germinated at our summer workshops, and celebrate publication of our anthology, Written Here 2018.  

Authors
avatar for Emily Wolahan

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.
avatar for Joan Baranow

Joan Baranow

Joan Baranow directs the MA Humanities and the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing programs at Dominican University of California. Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Paris Review, Spillway, Poetry East, JAMA, Feminist Studies, and other journals. With her husband... Read More →
avatar for Marcene Gandolfo

Marcene Gandolfo

Marcene Gandolfo has taught writing and literature at several northern California colleges and universities, and she currently teaches writing for Women’s Wisdom Art, a nonprofit organization that provides art instruction to women in the Sacramento community. Her debut book, Angles... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Nathan

Jesse Nathan

Jesse Nathan studies literature at Stanford and lives in San Francisco. His recent work has appeared in Boston Review, The Nation, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.  
avatar for Masha Lisak

Masha Lisak

Masha Lisak lives in Oakland, CA, where she works as a consultant for social sector organizations and occasionally walks dogs. Her poetry is forthcoming in Sycamore Review.


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Currents of Resistance
Poetry to change the course of rivers and redraw the borders. Four contemporary Latino poets redraw the borders of our nations, our neighborhoods, and our hearts.


Authors
avatar for Cesar Love

Cesar Love

curator/ editor, Flor y Canto/ Haight Ashbury Literary Journal
Cesar Love regularly shares his poetry at Bay Area open mics. His new book of poems is titled "Birthright."
avatar for Gerardo Poetry Pacheco Matus

Gerardo Poetry Pacheco Matus

Poet, Professor, Educator
I am a Mayan Native and recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, CantoMundo, The Frost Place, and Macondo. I was awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award. My poems and essays have appeared and are forthcoming from the Grantmakers in the Arts, Apricity Press, Amistad... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Quinonez

Naomi Quinonez

Naomi Helena Quiñonez is a poet, educator and activist. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Hummingbird Dream/Sueño de Colibri, The Smoking Mirror and Exiled Moon. She edited several critical and literary publications including Invocation L.A: Urban Multicultural Poetry... Read More →
avatar for Amalia Alvarez

Amalia Alvarez

Amalia Alvarez was born in San Diego, Califas. Alvarez holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from UC Riverside, an MA in English, Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor's of Arts degree in American Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Alvarez taught English... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Flash Fiction Collective Fifth Anniversary Flashathon
Dozens of tiny stories from micro-fictionistas, celebrating five years of readings in San Francisco by the Flash Fiction Collective.

Moderators
avatar for Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen's novel, Bury What We Cannot Take, was named a best book of 2018 by Entropy, Popsugar and Book Bub, and a top pick of the season by The Millions, The Rumpus, Harper's Bazaar, and In Style. She is also the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners. She has received awards from... Read More →
avatar for Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari is the author of Stealing the Fire (Dzanc Books 2013), a finalist for the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and also has been honored with three Pushcart Prize special mentions, an editor's choice award from Hampton Shorts, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Dzanc Short Story... Read More →
avatar for Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He's the author of Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories, and coeditor of Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. His stories have... Read More →

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 Sarah Manyika

Sarah Manyika

Sarah Manyika is a writer, academic and overall lover of stories. She was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, Zimbabwe and England. Her best-selling debut novel, In Dependence (with sales of 3 million and a brand new edition coming out in the US and UK later this year... Read More →
avatar for Rita Bullwinkel

Rita Bullwinkel

Rita Bullwinkel is the author of the story collection Belly Up, winner of the Believer award. Her writing has been published in Tin House, Conjunctions, BOMB, Vice, NOON, and Guernica.She is an editor at large for McSweeney's.
avatar for Lynn Mundell

Lynn Mundell

Lynn Mundell's writing has appeared in The Sun, Booth, Five Points, and many other literary journals. Lynn is co-editor of 100 Word Story and its anthology Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story.
avatar for Andrew Roe

Andrew Roe

Andrew Roe is the author of the novel The Miracle Girl, a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, and Where You Live, a short story collection. His fiction has been published in Tin House, One Story, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Slice, The Cincinnati Review, and other publications, as well... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Chapel (outdoors) 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Join us for a special evening of storytelling, poetry, and personal truths. Friends presents our inaugural Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown 2019 Residents, members of a new writer's residency at Friends connecting the literary world and our public libraries.

Authors
avatar for K-Fai Steele

K-Fai Steele

K-Fai Steele Is a children’s author and illustrator, who writes to empower children to take action for a better world, even to engage politically. Published just this month is Noodlephant, and due out this summer is, A Normal Pig.
avatar for Barbara Berman

Barbara Berman

Writer, Self
I review poetry for the Rumpus and am the author of two collections of poetry, THE GENEROSITY OF STARS from Finishing Line Press and CURRENTS from THREE MILE HARBOR PRESS. I organized one of the first Indie Press Festivals in the country, in 1979, in Washington, D.C. My... Read More →
avatar for Chaney Kwak

Chaney Kwak

Chaney Kwak contributes non-fiction to The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Afar, Food & Wine, and other publications. His fiction has appeared in Zyzzyva, Catamaran Literary Reader, and a number of anthologies. He won a special mention from the Pushcart Prize and the Emerging Writer... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen McClung

Kathleen McClung

Kathleen McClung Is a poet with two books of published poetry, The Typists Play Monopoly and Almost the Rowboat and writing instructor at the Writing Salon and the English Department of Skyline College.
avatar for Susie Nadler

Susie Nadler

Susie Nadler Is a freelance editor, writer, and writing instructor, who after a hiatus raising her children in San Francisco, is back to pen her first young adult fiction novel.
avatar for Kevin Simmonds

Kevin Simmonds

Kevin Simmonds is a poet whose many works treat race and sexual identity issues. He is currently working on a poetry collection about the life and career of opera legend Leontyne Price and her experience as one of the only black opera singers, then and today.


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mission Branch Library 300 Bartlett St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Kundiman: Com-Promised Land
Kundiman NorCal writers and poets read works that examine and trouble the notions and systems of immigration, assimilation, and success.

Authors
avatar for Susanna Kwan

Susanna Kwan

Susanna Kwan is a writer, editor, and illustrator. She has received fellowships from Kundiman and the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and has an MFA from Vanderbilt University.
avatar for Dan Lau

Dan Lau

Kundiman
Dan Lau is a recipient of a Kundiman Fellowship, a William Dickey Fellowship, an Archie D. and Bertha Walker Scholarship from the FAWC in Provincetown, and an Individual Artist Commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission. He holds degrees from Hunter College of The City University... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Laundry (upstairs) 3359 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Litquake Contest Winners
Join us for readings from the winners of Litquake's fourth annual writing contest. Hosted by Sophia Cross.

Moderators
Authors
avatar for Lisa Ludden

Lisa Ludden

Lisa Ludden is the author of the chapbook Palebound (Flutter Press, 2017). Her poems have recently appeared in Interim, Epiphany, The Normal School, and elsewhere.
avatar for Benjamin Gucciardi

Benjamin Gucciardi

Benjamin Gucciardi  grew up in San Francisco. He is the author of the chapbook “I Ask My Sister’s Ghost” (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press, 2020), and his poems have appeared in AGNI, Best New Poets 2018, Indiana Review, Orion Magazine, Spillway, Third Coast and other journals. He... Read More →
avatar for Patsy Creedy

Patsy Creedy

Patsy Creedy lives and writes in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. She has published poetry and nonfiction in various publications and co-leads a twice yearly writing and meditation workshop called 'Writing the Way’ at the San Francisco Zen center. She was a writer in... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ritual Coffee Roasters 1026 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Make It Look Like An Accident
An event series where artists re-interpret texts from local writers in an interactive performance for a live audience. Pantoums are rewritten as craigslist ads, postcards are transmuted into cattle auctions, lyric essays become comedic tap dance routines. Featuring the Schema art collective.


Authors
avatar for Elizeya Quate

Elizeya Quate

Bid Ops
Edmund Zagorin is founder of Bid Ops, an acquisitions platform that drives savings on total cost of ownership. He is a LEED AG and co-author of Sustainable Procurement Playbook for Cities.
avatar for Avery Fowles

Avery Fowles

Avery Fowles grew up in Kansas and lives and works in San Francisco. Since 2012, she has worked as a professional illustrator and creative manager.
avatar for Kentucky Fried Woman

Kentucky Fried Woman

Kentucky Fried Woman is a queer performing and literary artist who currently lives in Oakland, CA. Her work has been published in Queer Appalachia, Glitter and Grit: Heels on Wheels Anthology, Femmes of Power, and the Register of Kentucky History. She has appeared on the stage as... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
50 Balmy Law P.C 50 Balmy St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Novella Writers Group
Novella Writers Group pens fiction of all kinds. We take a visionary and humorous approach (also known as bitching) to modern issues.

Authors
avatar for Ateret Haselkorn

Ateret Haselkorn

Ateret Haselkorn writes fiction and poetry. When not chasing her naked toddler with a diaper, she can be found in the aisles at various San Francisco libraries, smelling freshly printed books when she thinks no one is looking. She is also the 2014 winner of the Palo Alto Weekly Short... Read More →
avatar for Emily J. Popper

Emily J. Popper

Emily Popper is currently querying her first novel, "The Weatherbringers" and is the showrunner for an upcoming web series. In 2019, Emily participated in NYC Midnight receiving an Honorable Mention and took fourth place in the Open Screenplay Short Film contest. Emily has had multiple... Read More →
avatar for Sue McGarry

Sue McGarry

Sue McGarry is an author - slash - user experience designer who writes fiction of all kinds. She recently completed a novel, Invisible Ink, set in a near-future San Francisco where the Golden Gate Bridge no longer exists. Her short story Step On A Crack was a Finalist for Dialogue... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Praxis 3047 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Pochino Press
Ancestors haunt and nourish us. Places identify us. Memory sings. It has its own life like the land. Ancestors, Place, Memory —The Land Never Dies.

Authors
avatar for Josiah Luis Alderete

Josiah Luis Alderete

Josiah Luis Alderete is a full blooded POCHO spanglish speaking poet from La Area Bahia who learned to write poetry in the kitchen of his Mama's Mexican restaurant. He first began performing his poetry en La Mission in San Pancho at the now infamous Thursday night readings at Cafe... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Henares

Nicole Henares

Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, Nicole Henares lives in the Bay Area but still considers Monterey County home. She has worked as an educator for over twenty years, and is currently a PhD candidate in Women’s Spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studie... Read More →
avatar for Ricardo Tavarez

Ricardo Tavarez

Ricardo Tavarez is a writer, educator and aspiring baker.
avatar for Norman Zelaya

Norman Zelaya

Writer
The child of Nicaraguan immigrants, Norman Zelaya was born in San Francisco in 1972 and grew up in the Mission District, the setting for his debut book, “Orlando and Other Stories” (Pochino Press... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DCopper+ 1017 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Poet-Translators in Collaboration
Poet-translators Joel Thomas Katz and Robert Perry read and discuss their own poetry and the poetry they have translated together—iets anders' something else (2017) and Vrije uitloop's Free range (2019)—both published by Dutch Poet Press.

Authors
avatar for Joel Katz

Joel Katz

Poet-translator, Dutch Poet Press
Translating non-English-language poetry into English. Current projects include translating poems from contemporary Dutch poets Ingmar Heytze and Saskia Stehouwer (collaborative translation with Robert Perry of Dutch Poet Press). Past projects have included translating the poems of... Read More →
avatar for Robert Perry

Robert Perry

Founder/Publisher, Dutch Poet Press
I'm poet, publisher, book designer, and founder of Dutch Poet Press, dutchpoetpress.com, in Palo Alto, California. We can talk about our latest book of Dutch poetry in translation, iets anders | something else, and anything about art, poetry, and design.



Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Beloved Natural Cafe & Organic Juicery 3338 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Same Boat Theater: Playwrights Get Hot About Climate Change
The Bay Area's only ecojustice theater presents scenes both hilarious and horrific from its newest production, The Emeryville Horror.

Authors
avatar for Bridgette Dutta Portman

Bridgette Dutta Portman

Bridgette Dutta Portman is a published and internationally-produced playwright. She is past president of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, was 2018 resident playwright at Custom Made Theatre Co., and is currently a member of Same Boat Theater Collective, the Pear Wr... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Laundry (downstairs) 3359 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

San Francisco Buddhist Center
Other worlds are actual.

Authors
avatar for R. Krishna Chaganti

R. Krishna Chaganti

I write because I would be grumpy otherwise. As a wife, mother, physician, hyphenated American and more I write to try to understand the unknowable. I'm working on a series of personal essays, but mostly can be found scribbling at strange hours.
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Tony Acarasiddhi Press

Tony Acarasiddhi Press tries to pay attention and sometimes he does. His poetry e-chapbook EQUINOX AND SOLSTICE can be seen at Right Hand Pointing. His short story collection - CROSSING THE LINES - (published by Big Table), is available via some indy bookstores, from that Amazon... Read More →
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Mary Salome

Queer Arab- and Irish-American Buddhist, writer, media activist, independent radio producer, & nerd. I write across genres about impostors, and the little nooks where we can be naked in our happiness and in each other’s company. I also write about the spaces where our happiness... Read More →
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Laura Blackwell

Writer/Editor
I write short fiction along the fantasy-horror continuum, and I'm looking for an agent for my YA supernatural science fiction novel. Also, I like making jam.
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Mary Wagner

Mary Wagner constantly loses her faith in words. But then somebody arranges them in such a way that she remembers the original voltage of encountering a word for the first time, like "bottle rocket" or “aorta" or “damnit.” Or she remembers in Charlotte’s Webb, reading EB White's... Read More →
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Matthew Keuter

Matthew Keuter is a Bay Area based writer and theater maker.


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

San Francisco Writers Workshop
Hear from some of the many writers who attend or have attended the world's oldest writers workshop. Open to everyone and only in San Francisco.

Authors
avatar for Camryn Burkins

Camryn Burkins

Camryn is a writer, photographer, and engineer from Houston, TX. Having left the field of engineering to pursue her literary aspirations, her vision is a more unified and empathetic world, facilitated through the stories we share with one another. She can be found in libraries, coffee... Read More →
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Ransom Stephens

Ransom Stephens’ novels mix science and religion, environmentalism and technology, oligarchy and anarchy, and his latest, Too Rich to Die, is set at the intersection of love and money. www.ransomstephens.com
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Meghan Thornton

Studio Lead Writer, Fogbank Entertainment
Meghan Thornton is a WGA award-nominated writer of video games, poetry, short stories, and novels. She wrote for Telltale Games on Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Batman, and Guardians of the Galaxy. She is currently writing and editing interactive graphic novels for the mobile story... Read More →
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Dinika Amaral

Writer
Dinika Amaral was born and raised in Bombay, India. A former banker with JP Morgan Chase & Co., she has an M.A. and M.F.A. from New York University. Her work has appeared in Guernica, The Times of India, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Golden Handcuffs Review, Denver Quarterly, The Massachusetts... Read More →
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Munashe Kaseke

Munashe Kaseke was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Administration degrees from Drake University in Iowa. She loves the outdoors and enjoys traveling to new countries. Munashe is currently working on a novel that explores... Read More →
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Faruk Ates

Principal Storyteller, Love First
I carry rose-tinted mirror neurons. Ask me to reveal your superpower.


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Café La Bohème 3318 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

The 90s Project
Secession Art & Design, in collaboration with the Adulting Well Podcast. shares stories of a time when people had a copy of Maximumrocknroll in hand instead of a cell phone.

Authors
avatar for Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Michelle Cruz Gonzales

English Professor, Las Positas College
Michelle Cruz Gonzales is the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band. Gonzales has published in Longreads, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Latino Rebels. She has work in two upcoming anthologies Hexing the Patriarchy (Seal) and All Of Me: Love Anger... Read More →
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Tracey Helton Mitchell

Tracey Helton Mitchell is a recovering heroin addict. After completing rehab in 1998, she dedicated her life to the care and treatment of heroin users. Tracey entered school through an ex-offender's program where she earned a bachelors of business administration and masters of public... Read More →
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Kevin McCracken

Kevin McCracken is a lifelong social activist and long-time business owner (Social Imprints). His focus has been on reforming the criminal justice system and helping recovering people find community and support. Kevin grew up in the bay area and is a product of the punk scene. He... Read More →
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Martin Sprouse

Martin Sprouse grew up in Southern California and has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area punk scene since the late 1980s. He is the author of Sabotage in the American Workplace and Threat by Example: A Documentation of Inspiration. He edited the punk 'zine The Leading Edge... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Secession Art and Design 3235 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

The Liars' Cafe
Readings by a flash-fiction award winner, a prize-winning novelist, an agent provocateur, a trans, and a neglected poetaster. Would we lie to you? PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO A DIFFERENT VENUE FROM THE ONE APPEARING IN THE PROGRAM AND ON THE MAP, AND HAS BEEN MOVED FROM PHASE 2 to PHASE 3.

Authors
avatar for Richelle Slota

Richelle Slota

As a transgender woman, issues of gender identity have always been central in Slota’s professional writing and life. She uses her position on the San Francisco Behavioral Health Commission to advocate for better services for all LGBTQ+. She has published a novel, Stray Son, and a... Read More →
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Ho Lin

co-editor, Caveat Lector
Ho Lin is the author of "China Girl and Other Stories," a finalist for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards. He resides in San Francisco and is co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector (www.caveat-lector.org). Kirkus Reviews says of his work, "Lin writes with a natural lyricism... Read More →
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Christopher Bernard

Writer/editor, Self
I'm a writer and editor living in San Francisco. My books include the novels A Spy in the Ruins, Voyage to a Phantom City and the upcoming Meditations on Love and Catastrophe at The Liars' Cafe; two books of short fiction, In the American Night and Dangerous Stories for Boys; the... Read More →
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Steven J Hill

Steven-Hill.com
Steven Hill is a journalist, lecturer and political professional based in San Francisco (USA) with over two decades of experience in politics. Most recently he was journalist-in-residence at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), and also is a former senior fellow with the New America... Read More →
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Mark Russell Gelade

Writer
Author of Navigating by Stars: 24 Very Short Stories of Love & Longing. These finely-honed first-person narratives explore themes of love, loss, betrayal, and consolation. Mark Russell Gelade is a 30-year resident of San Francisco where he lives with his wife, writer and spiritual... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Third Haus 455 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

8:00pm

The Mission Pie Poetry Gang
 In honor of the great community Café, where many of our poems were crafted and critiqued.

Authors
avatar for Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook is a poet, author and award-winning writer, and member of The Writers Grotto.
avatar for Heather Bourbeau

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 →
avatar for George Higgins

George Higgins

George Higgins is a published poet and fiction writer, and member of The Writers Grotto.
avatar for Lynne Barnes

Lynne Barnes

Lynne Barnes is a widely published award-winning poet and author.


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Beer Nerds 3331 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

The Nourishment
From breast milk to dinner parties, food is more than bodily nourishment or entertainment. It sets the tone of our days—as love, community, and even conflict.  

Authors
avatar for Kristin J. Wilson

Kristin J. Wilson

Dr. Kristin J. Wilson is a sociologist and author of two books on reproductive justice: Others' Milk: The Potential of Exceptional Breastfeeding and Not Trying: Infertility, Childlessness, and Ambivalence. She lives in Santa Cruz, California with her partner and two children. She... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Riordan

Andrea Riordan

Author, Wry Bread Writing
Andrea Riordan is a food and travel writer who focuses on the politics and poetry in both. Her column, Eat Your Words, runs quarterly in Edible SF. Andrea's articles and poetry can be found in the Lana Turner Journal, Edible Monterey Bay, Edible San Francisco, Brit+Co, and Santa Cruz... Read More →
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Liza Monroy

&Prof @UCSC, Writer, Author
Liza Monroy is the author of three books: the debut novel Mexican High, the controversial memoir The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took To Keep My Best Friend In America And What It Taught Us About Love, and Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon To Be On Fire: essays. Her articles and essays have... Read More →
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Emillio Mesa

Host-Experience Planner-Writer
According to TripAdvisor.com, he is the number-two-ranking private chef, with a five-star rating, in San Francisco (includes all restaurants city-wide) and won the 2019 Award of Excellence for his curated dinner parties and hospitality. A results-driven professional with extensive... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Jenny Lemons 3043 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

The Racket: CATASTROPHE
We're living in a 24-hour shitshow sponsored by hot, hot temperatures and cartoons shaped like politicians. We'd like to counter this with readings on the subject of terrible things that occur on a daily basis. Free beer until there is not.

Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative 3130 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

The Rumpus
Come feel the literary love. Featuring readings from five of our favorite Bay Area writers, with comedy by Nato Green. Hosted by Christine H. Lee.

Moderators
avatar for Christine H. Lee

Christine H. Lee

Editor, The Rumpus
Christine H. Lee is the author of a memoir (TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON’T REMEMBER), which was featured in Self magazine, Time, The New York Times, and NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Guernica, The Rumpus, The New... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Nato Green

Nato Green

San Francisco native Nato Green is the country's only semi-functional hybrid of comedian, writer, and union organizer. In 2018, Nato Green released his second comedy album The Whiteness Album on Blonde Medicine Records, appeared in the film Sorry to Bother You, and lived in Cuba... Read More →
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sam sax

sam sax is a queer Jewish writer and educator. He's the author of Madness (winner of the national poetry series) and Bury It (winner of the James Laughlin award from the academy of American poets. He's the two time Bay Area Grand Slam champion with poems in the New York Times, Buzzed... Read More →
avatar for Randa Jarrar

Randa Jarrar

Author, HIM, ME, MUHAMMAD ALI
Randa Jarrar is the author of three books, the latest of which will be out with Catapult in 2020. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Lizz Huerta

Lizz Huerta is a Mexi-Rican writer from the Borderlands of Southern California. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Cut, The Miami Rail, Portland Review and various anthologies. Her first novel, The Lost Dreamer, a young adult novel set in a fantastical mesoamerican world is... Read More →
avatar for Thea Matthews

Thea Matthews

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Thea Matthews earned her BA in Sociology from UC Berkeley, where she studied and taught June Jordan's Poetry for the People. She is a published poet/scholar/activist who writes on the complexities of humanity, grief, and resiliency. Her forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Breauna L. Roach

Breauna L. Roach

Breauna L. Roach is a poet and teaching artist from Detroit, Michigan. Her work has appeared in Callaloo, Vinyl, Winter Tangerine, wildness, and various other publications. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo and Cave Canem... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Chapel (main stage) 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Time Travel: A Literary and Poetic Exploration to The Next Dimension
AfroSurreal Writers Workshop takes audiences on a journey in the diverse ways in which we time travel.  

Authors
avatar for Tara Christina

Tara Christina

Tara Christina is a Mother, Author and Tea Maker living in the Bay Area. Tara has been blogging for over 10+ years on health and wellness. She is a contributing writer for the Good Men Project and has several articles on Medium.com. Tara’s now working on her first novel, name TBD.Tara... Read More →
avatar for Yodassa Williams

Yodassa Williams

Yodassa, a writer and award winning performing storyteller, creates from her intense life experiences and wild imagination. She is an alumnae of VONA's travel workshop and recently launched a wilderness writing retreat for women of color. Her debut YA fantasy, The Goddess Twins, will... Read More →
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Thaddeus Howze

THADDEUS HOWZEAuthor | Editor | Futurist | TechnologistThaddeus Howze is a prolific writer of speculative fiction, scientific, technical and cultural commentary from his office in Hayward, California. Thaddeus' speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary... Read More →
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Alan Saint Clark

Your friendly neighborhood super villain and ontological machanicist moved to Oakland to write his latest graphic novel series, In Search of the Black Panther Party., and also franchise villainy to the west coast. He is also author of the sci fi soap opera, Babylon, and the founder... Read More →
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Dera R. Williams

Director- Time Capsules, Co-Director Special Projects, AfroSurreal Writers Workshop
Dera R. Williams is an Oakland writer who writes in the fiction, nonfiction and memoir genres. A child of the Great Migration, she moved to California from Arkansas at two years old. As a family historian, Dera researches and writes about her family and has assisted others in researching... Read More →
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Desi Lenc

Desi is a writer from Santa Cruz whose fiction has to do with all things fantastical while her non-fiction is rooted in celebrating non-profits and environmentally conscious businesses. When she’s not writing short stories or working on her blog, Outcast’s Mag, she’s in nature... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Fingersnaps Media Arts 3527 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Trauma, Tresses, and Truth: Untanging Our Hair Through Personal Narrative
Natural hair, whether in the form of braids, afros, dreadlocks, or other natural styles, has always been political. Panelists read about true-life experiences impacted by their hair, illuminating the absurdity of trying to enforce white hair-care grooming standards on African American women.

Moderators
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Lyzette Wanzer

Author, Authors Guild
Lyzette Wanzer is a writer, editor, and creative writing workshop instructor. Her work reflects the peri-racial, social, and economic experiences of African-Americans and others in these times. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Tampa... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Lyndsey Ellis

Lyndsey Ellis

Lyndsey Ellis is a fiction writer, essayist and editor who's passionate about exploring intergenerational struggles and resiliency in the Midwest. She's a 2018 recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and 2016 recipient of the San Francisco Foundation's Joseph Henry... Read More →
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Rose Heredia

Rose Heredia is Dominican-American and from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. She is a VONA/Voices alum, has read at the InsideStoryTime series, The Racket at Adobe Books, Lit Crawl 2016, Lit Crawl 2017, and... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Artillery AG 2751 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Travelers' Tales: Encounters in Faraway Places
Traveling out of comfort zones brings discovery and illumination. These writers find lessons that are moving, universal, and teach us to be better world citizens.  

Moderators
avatar for Larry Habegger

Larry Habegger

Executive Editor, Travelers' Tales
Larry Habegger is a writer and editor who has been covering the world since his international travels began in the 1970s. As a freelance writer for more than three decades, his work has appeared in many major newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Erin Byrne

Erin Byrne

Author, screenwriter
Erin Byrne is the author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film. Erin’s work has won Grand Prize Solas Awards for Travel Story of the Year, the Foreword... Read More →
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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 →
avatar for Christina Ammon

Christina Ammon

Christina Ammon has penned stories for BBC, Orion Magazine, Hemispheres, The San Francisco Chronicle, Conde Nast and numerous travel anthologies, including the 2015 Best Travel Writing (Travelers' Tales) and the Irresponsible Traveler: Tales of Scrapes and Narrow Escapes (Bradt Guides... Read More →
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Sivani Babu

Co-founder, Hidden Compass
Sivani Babu is the co-founder and Creative Director of exploration-driven media company Hidden Compass. She is an award-winning nature photographer and travel journalist with a sometimes-unhealthy fascination with extreme landscapes and weather. As a writer and photographer, she has... Read More →
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Matthew Félix

Matthew Félix is an author and podcast host.Matthew’s debut novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, is the story of a young Spaniard's awakening to his intuition. The 2019 BookLife Prize called A Voice Beyond Reason “(a) highly crafted gem.”Matthew’s With Open Arms: Short Stories of... Read More →
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Natalie Galli

In these #metoo times, the story of the Sicilian girl who said no 53 years ago still shines.
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Jenna Scatena

Magazine writer
Jenna Scatena is an award-winning travel writer and editor. Her writing has appeared in AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, American Way, BBC Travel, Delta Sky, San Francisco Chronicle, O the Oprah magazine, Vogue, SELF, and Marie Claire, among many others. Her stories... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Dovre Club 1498 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

University of San Francisco
Experiments in poetry and prose from our vibrant community of MFA students.

Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
pyramid records 3174 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Women Who Submit
Women Who Submit Writing was created as a response to the VIDA count, which demonstrated the lack of gender parity in the literary landscape. Our group seeks to empower female-identifying authors by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging literary submissions, and clarifying the submission and publication process. We seek to amplify marginalized voices, including those of low-income women and women of color. This reading is a chance for some of our members to celebrate their publication successes.

Moderators
avatar for Dominica Phetteplace

Dominica Phetteplace

Dominica Phetteplace writes fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Copper Nickel, Ecotone, Wigleaf, The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy and Best Microfiction 2019. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Rona... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Rebecca Gomez Farrell

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 →
avatar for LD Green

LD Green

LD Green is a genderqueer writer, performer, mental health advocate, and educator living in Oakland, California.  Their work has been published on The Body is Not an Apology webzine, in Sinister Wisdom, Foglifter, sPARKLE + bLINK, on truth-out.org and elsewhere. They were a 2010 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction.  They attended Tin House Writers' Workshop in 2012 and were a Catwalk Artist in Residence in 2013.  They co-edited and contributed to We've Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health, published by Nort... Read More →
avatar for Aqueila Lewis

Aqueila Lewis

Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross is a multi-talented, award-winning Bay Area Native well-versed in singing, poetry/spoken word, and journalism. Aqueila is a graduate of Napa Valley College, University of California, Berkeley, has studied and performed throughout the United States, Europe, and... Read More →
avatar for Lee Romer Kaplan

Lee Romer Kaplan

Lee Romer Kaplan is a civil rights lawyer turned MFA-wielding English professor, Lee grew up shuttling between Israel, Berkeley, and her mother's native Brooklyn. Her work has secured fellowships to Bread Loaf, Ragdale, Squaw Valley, Sozopol Fiction Seminar, Tin House and the Anderson... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Haus Coffee 3086 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

Worked! - Celebrating the 45th anniversary of Studs Terkel's "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About It"
 Worked! shares tales of work and the kaleidoscope of feelings it brings.

Authors
avatar for Alex DiSclafani

Alex DiSclafani

Alex DiSclafani hails from the wilds of Florida and now calls San Francisco home. This culture mash-up of the deep South and West Coast has influenced her writing, which features serial killers, religion and alligators. She published work in Dying Dahlia Review and The Ginger Collect... Read More →
avatar for Nada Djordjevich

Nada Djordjevich

Nada Djordjevich is the co-founding editor of On the Page and the Founder/CEO of a social impact consulting firm. She has been awarded residencies and scholarships for fiction and screenwriting programs, and is currently completing a short story collection. She organized That 80s... Read More →
avatar for Kris Malone Grossman

Kris Malone Grossman

Kris Malone Grossman is a mother and writer. She holds BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and she is currently earning a PhD in Women's Spirituality. Her work has been anthologized in Dirt is Good for You and The Maternal Is Political... Read More →
avatar for Kate Haug

Kate Haug

Kate Haug is a San Francisco based artist and Studs Terkel fan. As an artist, she's interested in presentation and consumption of history. In 2017 she was granted a San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street award to commemorate the Summer of Love. Her last Lit Crawl appearance... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Moore

Ellen Moore

documentary filmmaker, self employed
 Ellen Moore is a writer/director/producer. As a playwright and director, she's worked at NYU in the Tisch graduate Acting program, at the American Conservatory Theater, Encore Theater, Theatreworks, Word For Word, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, the Denver Theater Center... Read More →
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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 →


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Needles & Pens 1173 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

8:00pm

ZYZZYVA
ZYZZYVA, San Francisco's award-winning literary journal, offers a night of readings from past and current contributors, showcasing the breadth of the writing in its pages.

Authors
avatar for Min Han

Min Han

I write short stories about immigrants, expats, migrants, emigres -- in other words, people on the move. I particularly enjoy exploring chance encounters that expose class or cultural differences in my fiction. I would love to connect if you are writing short stories on similar topics... Read More →
avatar for Michael Jaime Becerra

Michael Jaime Becerra

Michael Jaime-Becerra grew up in El Monte, California, a working-class suburb of Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and currently teaches creative writing at University of California, Riverside. His short-story collection, Every Night Is... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Latiolais

Michelle Latiolais

Michelle Latiolais is the author of the novels She and A Proper Knowledge and the story collection Widow. She is an English professor and co-director of the Programs in Writing at the University of California at Irvine.


Saturday October 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA