Literary festival will celebrate Latino writers in S.F.

Literary festival will celebrate Latino writers in S.F.

Last year, Baruch Porras-Hernandez left his position as patron services manager of Magic Theater, where he worked for nine years, to focus on his own…

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Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics' 40th anniversary

Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics’ 40th anniversary

Founded by Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974, Colorado’s Naropa University is the first fully accredited Buddhist-inspired university in the United States. The school is world famous…

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Publishers, sellers unite for 1st California Bookstore Day

Publishers, sellers unite for 1st California Bookstore Day

On Saturday, more than 90 bookstores across the state will celebrate the inaugural California Bookstore Day with readings and signings, cocktail hours, food trucks and…

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New book: 'The Year She Left Us' by Kathryn Ma

New book: ‘The Year She Left Us’ by Kathryn Ma

Kathryn Ma was well into a successful career as a partner in a busy San Francisco litigation practice when she started writing fiction in her…

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Justin, Etc. and Jason Schenheit: How collective aided poet

Justin, Etc. and Jason Schenheit: How collective aided poet

Justin, Etc. and Jason Schenheit met through the creative writing department of San Francisco State University, though they never had a class together. The two…

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Paul Corman-Roberts' new book is 'Notes From an Orgy'

Paul Corman-Roberts’ new book is ‘Notes From an Orgy’

Twenty-one years ago, Paul Corman-Roberts left Las Vegas for San Francisco, hoping to reconcile a troubled relationship and build a career in theater. But he…

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Method Writing participants to reveal their works

Method Writing participants to reveal their works

With a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in creative writing, Alexandra Kostoulas has had many teachers and learned many approaches to writing, but of…

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Oakland's 3rd Beast Crawl to feature 30 venues, 150 authors

Oakland’s 3rd Beast Crawl to feature 30 venues, 150 authors

Two years ago, the Beast Crawl literary festival premiered with 27 readings spread out over three hours in 25 Uptown Oakland venues. Originally conceived as…

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Writers Without Borders: Festival for Nepal's neediest

Writers Without Borders: Festival for Nepal’s neediest

Four years ago, Sonya Ostashevskaya-Gohstand lived for six months in Nepal, where she offered physiotherapy services at Khagendra New Life Home in Kathmandu. Khagendra, which…

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From Trauma to Catharsis: East meets West at eclectic forum

From Trauma to Catharsis: East meets West at eclectic forum

At last year’s Beast Crawl festival, the poet Mg Roberts¬†introduced poet and organizer Sean Labrador y Manzano to Carolyn Cooke, who was recently appointed chair…

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