Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

One Year Anniversary Bash

June 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0


Come celebrate the one-year anniversary of Dog Eared Books keeping books in the Castro!!

We are beyond excited to have Cleve Jones, Charlie Jane Anders, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Jeff Chang as our featured readers. Pick up copies of their books before the big night! Faluda Islam [Zulfikar Ali Bhutto] will be our MC, and their artwork will be on display in the store throughout June.

The reading schedule for the night:

7pm – introduction by artist/performer Faluda Islam [Zulfikar Ali Bhutto]; Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
8pm Charlie Jane Anders; Jeff Chang
9pm Cleve Jones

Delicious vegetarian food will be provided by Temo’s Cafe

Thank you to everyone who has supported us this past year – it has been a joy to see all of your faces in the store, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you soon!

CLEVE JONES is a human rights activist, lecturer, and author of “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement,” which partly inspired the ABC miniseries of the same name. Mentored by LGBTQ pioneer Harvey Milk, Cleve co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, conceived and founded The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, led the 2009 National March for Equality in Washington D.C., and served on the Advisory Board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which challenged California’s Proposition 8 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Today he works as an organizer for the hospitality workers’ union UNITE HERE.

CHARLIE JANE ANDERS is the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won a Nebula Award and a Crawford Award and has been shortlisted for the Hugo and Locus Awards. She organizes the Writers With Drinks reading series, and was a founding editor of io9.com. Her story “Six Months, Three Days” won a Hugo Award, and her debut novel Choir Boy won a Lambda Literary Award.

ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ: Originally from rural Oklahoma, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, has lived in San Francisco most of her adult life. She is Professor Emerita in Ethnic Studies at California State University East Bay. She is author or editor of 12 books, including a memoir trilogy: Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie; Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960–1975; and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War. Her most recent book is An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.

JEFF CHANG is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. His books include Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop, Who We Be: The Colorization of America (published in paperback in January 2016 under the new title, Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post Civil Rights America). His latest, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes On Race and Resegregation, was published in September 2016. His next book will be a biography of Bruce Lee.

Jeff co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and by KQED as an Asian Pacific American Local Hero. He has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and the winner of the Asian American Literary Award.

ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO received his BA and an MAH in Art History from Edinburgh University and completed his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute this year. As an artist of mixed Pakistani and Lebanese descent and having grown up in Pakistan, Bhutto sees his body caught in the middle of complex identity politics formed by centuries of colonialism and exacerbated by contemporary international politics. He explores political queerness and how that queerness exists in a constant in-between and non-aligned space. His work has been shown in the United States, Pakistan, Scotland, Dubai, and Colombia.


June 20, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0
Event Categories:


Dog Eared Books


Dog Eared Books Castro
489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
+ Google Map