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- Joyce Carol OatesAwarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama in 2010, Joyce Carol Oates has authored more than 50 novels and work in multiple genres. She's been nominated for a Nobel Prize three times and is winner of a National Book Award, the Prix Femina and many other accolades. Her latest work is "The Sacrifice," a […]
- Karen E. BenderKaren E. Bender's stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories and New Stories from the South: The Year's Best; Bender has also won two Pushcart prizes and is Los Angeles Times bestselling author of the novel "Like Normal People," which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. She […]
- Michelle TeaThe author of "Valencia," which was made into a collaborative feature film last year by 21 filmmakers, and numerous other books including the McSweeney's YA series "The Chelsea Trilogy," Michelle Tea has lived quite the unorthodox life. Founder and creative director of Radar Productions, and editor of City Lights' Sister Spit imprint, she has authored […]
- Rolling Writers LandscapesAfter a successful first Landscapes-themed show, for which authors explore intersections of character and place, the Rolling Writers series hosts readings by Ali Eteraz (Bahrain), Emily Kiernan (Oregon), Maisha Z. Johnson (Trinidad), Matt Pine (Chicago), Deborah Steinberg (France), and Siamak Vossoughi (Iran). Hosted by Jon Sindell, with live music by Michael Crabtree.
- Broken ResolutionsLit Camp, a submission-based writing retreat that recently incorporated as a nonprofit, started The Basement Series to develop retreat scholarships. Every other month, two published writers go through submissions and select five emerging writers to read with. The theme of this show is "Broken Resolutions: When Good Intentions Go Bad"; the authors are Mark Morford […]
- Joshua SafranThe subject of the award-winning documentary "Crime After Crime," which chronicles Joshua Safran's efforts to obtain justice for a woman who was severely abused by her boyfriend and then jailed for her connection with his death, attorney Safran is also the author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid," which […]
- Sandra Lim and Randall MannSandra Lim's new collection of poems, "The Wilderness," won the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by U.S. Poet Laureate emeritus Louise Gluck, who said: "In its stern and quiet way, Sandra Lim's 'The Wilderness' is one of the most thrilling books of poetry I have read in many years." Randall Mann's latest collection is […]
- The Architecture of PoetryThe Studio One Reading Series is making moves; recently it gained Lagunitas as a sponsor and it's holding its inaugural benefit with readings by Baltimore-based poet Dora Malech ("Say So" and "Shore Ordered Ocean") and Oakland poet and architect Murray Silverstein ("Master of Leaves" and "Any Old Wolf"). Admission includes food and drink.
- Miranda JulyAuthor of the peerless collection of stories "No One Belongs Here More Than You," Miranda July has made a couple of brilliant films ("Me and You and Everyone We Know" and "The Future") and created installations and other art projects that challenge contemporary disconnect and ennui. She's in conversation with Adam Savage about, among other […]
- Lark ReadingsElizabeth Treadwell hosts this new poetry series that started back in March and recurs every Second Sunday. This event features the married poet combo Melissa Benham and Brent Cunningham. Benham is author of "codeswitching" and the chapbooks "repronounceable" and "surrealist object vs. narrated dream," and Cunningham's books are "Bird & Forest" and "Journey to the […]
- Bernal Yoga Literary SeriesThe only literary series in SF that doesn't permit shoes returns with another one of its signature lineups: diverse and spanning all genres. Readings by Malachi Black ("Storm Toward Morning"), MK Chavez, Randall Potts, Mg Roberts, Deborah K. Steinberg and Siamak Vossoughi (winner of this year's Flannery O'Connor Short Story Prize), and music by Sarah […]