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Ridin’, Ropin’, & Writin’ Western Novels: Readings & Discussion
March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The long history of writing novels about the West ranges from Zane Grey to Louis L’Amour to Bill Vlach, David Watts, and Bill Yenne–the three authors reading at “Ridin’, Ropin’, and Writin’ Western Novels,” the Odd Mondays for March 11, 7pm at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley. Join them afterward for a discussion of the place of Western novels in American literature and history. Free admission and free refreshments. A book signing follows the discussion.
This event is part of Word Week 2019, Noe Valley’s annual literary festival. For information on all 9 events March 8 to March 16, 2019, go to http://bit.ly/2WXT09H.
Read more about the authors:
Bill Vlach’s poetry is published in the United States and the UK. Both his playwriting and parody have won writing awards. His debut novel, The Golden Chalice of Hunaphú: A Novel of the Spanish Attack on the Maya, was named the 2015 best novel by BAIPA. The Gospel According to Father Coffee, Vlach’s second novel, is composed of comic tales informed by global trickster stories. His Western satiric saga, The Guns of Revenge, was on Amazon’s best-selling classic Westerns list for over three months. He is excited that his Western short stories, Ambush of the Vigilante, have recently been published. The Golden Chalice of Hunahpu: The Spanish Attack on the Maya
David Watts is a doctor, professionally trained musician, inventor, radio and television personality, and an accomplished writer. His literary credits include seven books of poetry, two collections of short stories, two mystery novels, five western novels, and several essays. He has received awards in academics, medical excellence, television production, and for his writing. David is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and Professor of Poetry at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco.
Bill Yenne is the award-winning author of several dozen nonfiction books and 10 novels, including the Bladen Cole Western series. A Noe Valley resident for four decades, he grew up in the mountains of western Montana, where he spent a great deal of time on horseback in the rugged backcountry. His nonfiction works include a critically acclaimed biography of Sitting Bull and a recent one about the siblings of George Armstrong Custer. He has appeared in numerous documentaries airing on the likes of the History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Bill Yenne, Author