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Saturday, October 19
 

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

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

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

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

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

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.
avatar for Tony Acarasiddhi Press

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 →
avatar for Mary Salome

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 →
avatar for Laura Blackwell

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.
avatar for Mary Wagner

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 →
avatar for Matthew Keuter

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 →
avatar for Ransom Stephens

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
avatar for Meghan Thornton

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 →
avatar for Dinika Amaral

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 →
avatar for Munashe Kaseke

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 →
avatar for Faruk Ates

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 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 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 →
avatar for sam sax

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.
avatar for Lizz Huerta

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 →
avatar for Thaddeus Howze

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 →
avatar for Alan Saint Clark

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 →
avatar for Dera R. Williams

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 →
avatar for Desi Lenc

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

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 →
avatar for Allison Muir

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