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The Racket #10: BIRTH
August 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our monthly reading series returns with a bevy of writers talking about BIRTH.
Is it pregnancy? Metamorphosis? A staggering change in life? Well, we’ll find out.
Our readers: KAR A. Johnson, Miah Jeffra, Mike Hsu, Jennifer Lewis and Shideh Etaat.
- August 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Free, San Francisco
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