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Saturday, October 19


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. 

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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


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.

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Paul Corman-Roberts

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

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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.
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Richard Loranger

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

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

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

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

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

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


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?  

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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 →
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Brooke Warner

Publisher, She Writes Press
Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Write On, Sisters!, Green-light Your Book, What's Your Book?, and three books on memoir. Brooke is a TEDx speaker, weekly podcaster (Write-minded with co-host Grant Faulkner... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Joella Aragon

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


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. 

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Julie Levak

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


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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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


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.

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Ingrid Keir

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

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Jennifer Barone

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


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

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Charlie Getter

He do poems... (since I'm writing this, I should put it as...) I do poems.
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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 →
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Zarina Zabrisky

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

Cataloger and auctioneer, PBA Galleries
I am a San Francisco writer, artist, and bibliophile.
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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


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.  

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Harry Nordlinger

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


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.  

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Emily Wolahan

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


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.

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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."
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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 →
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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 →
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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


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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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Tom Barbash

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


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.

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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.
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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 →
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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 →
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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.
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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.
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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


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

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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.
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Dan Lau

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


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

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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.
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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 →
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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


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.

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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.
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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.
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JP Polin

Classic Diane
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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


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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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


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.

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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 →
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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 →

Ricardo Tavarez

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

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


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.

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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 →
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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


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.

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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


San Francisco Buddhist Center
Other worlds are actual.

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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

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


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.

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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

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


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.

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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


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.

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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 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

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


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

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Christopher Cook

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

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

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


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.  

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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 →
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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


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


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.

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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 →

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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 →
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Randa Jarrar

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 →
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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 →
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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


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.  

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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 →
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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


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.

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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 →

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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


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.  

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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 →

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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 →
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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


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


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.

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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 →

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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

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


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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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


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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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