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Saturday, October 19


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


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


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