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Saturday, October 19


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!

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Laurie R. King

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


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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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


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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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.
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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