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October 2019

Unholy Trinity: A Lovecraft Triptych

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - November 2 @ 10:00 pm
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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$20 – $30

Thursday - Saturday @ 8PM, until November 2 Inspired by the supernatural fiction of HP Lovecraft, an early 20th century writer known for creating his own mythos, Unholy Trinity is San Francisco writer/director Stuart Bousel’s adaptation and staging of “The Dunwich Horror,” “Nyarlathotep,” and “The Dreams in the Witch House.” Celebrate the Halloween season with these unholy works of classic horror. Featuring Adrian Deane, Ellen Dunphy, Kyle Goldman, Tirumari Jothi, Brian Martin, Kyle McReddie, Sarah Negron, & Ron Talbot.  …

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In Common Writers Series: Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin, reading and in conversation

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund Free and open to the public Details soon

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APAture 2019 & Litquake present Proclaim (a literary arts showcase)

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arc Studios & Gallery, 1246 Folsom St.
San Francisco, California 94103
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$10 – $30

Co-presented by Litquake 2019 Join us at Arc Gallery & Studies for APAture 2019 presents Proclaim (a literary arts showcase)! Featuring Jennifer S. Cheng, Jayinee Basu, Sagaree Jain, Celeste Chan, Christine No, Lisa Kee Hamasaki, Jen Soong, Angie Sijun Lou. For artist bios click here! This year, in honor of the 20th anniversary of APAture, our theme is DECLARE. DECLARE is an acknowledgement of both the legacies of our past and the legacies we'll establish in the future. We invite…

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Disasterama! Release Party

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street + Google Map

Celebrate the release of Disasterama!: Adventures in The Queer Underground 1977 - 1997 by Alvin Orloff. A compelling and hilarious memoir of social life in the queer underground at a time when the manic frivolity of queer liberation and youth collided with the deadly reality of plague. Orloff will be in conversation with Alia Volz, author of the forthcoming memoir,  Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco. There will also be a show from The Disasterama…

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K.R. MORRISON, WILLIAM TAYLOR JR, ZARINA ZABRISKY, JON BENNETT, JULIE VALIN, TODD CIRILLO

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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K.R. MORRISON, WILLIAM TAYLOR JR, ZARINA ZABRISKY, JON BENNETT, JULIE VALIN, TODD CIRILLO FRI. OCT. 18TH, 7PMAn evening of poetry and music featuring the following Bay Area writers: K.R. MORRISON WILLIAM TAYLOR JR. ZARINA ZABRISKY JON BENNETT Songcraft by San Francisco writer/songwriter JULIE VALIN from Grass Valley, CA TODD CIRILLO from New Orleans, LA

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Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Free

Legendary American tattoo artist Ed Hardy discusses his groundbreaking tattoos, flash, drawings, and artworks with Jeff Gunderson, contributor to Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin:Art of the New Tattoo. About Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin Ed Hardy's (b. 1945) unique vision spans decades, creating an indelible mark on popular culture. Accompanying a major exhibition, this profusely illustrated survey of his life in art traces his inspirations, rooted both in traditional American tattooing of the first half of the twentieth century and in the…

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2019 Moby Dick Reading Marathon

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - October 20 @ 12:00 pm
Free
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Breaching on Saturday, October 19: San Francisco’s 2019 Moby Dick reading marathon. Mark your calendars for this tribute to a classic American novel - and start storing up sleep for this 24-hour literary voyage. Info at: https://maritime.org/events/mobydick/

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LITQUAKE! LIT-Crawl

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

LIT-Crawl SF Please join us for a great night of literary fun along 24th Street! 5:00pm - Phase 1:  TONGO EISEN-MARTIN and friends 8:00pm - Phase 3:  THE RACKET: INFO Download the Lit Crawl map here

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Pam Grossman / Waking the Witch

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special late afternoon event in conjunction with the Modern Witches Confluence, presenting Pam Grossman for her new book Waking the Witch. Please join us! Please note: This is a ticketed event. Seats are limited, and advance tickets are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased here. Unless otherwise noted here tickets will be available at the door. Witches have been with us for centuries and have a long history of being associated with evil and diabolism. But beginning in the 19th century,…

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Litcrawl Hits The Green Arcade with Sonoma County Writers Camp and Queer Words Podcast

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Once again the city-wide events of Litquake descend on us for two Litcrawl readings this Saturday night. One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco's Lit Crawl is a massive, one-night literary pub crawl throughout the city’s Mission District. Lit Crawl SF brings together 500+ authors and close to 10,000 fans for the world’s largest free pop-up literary event. Started in 2004, Lit Crawl cultivates a unique, resonant brand: smart and silly, worldly and wacky events…

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Hazel Reading Series at Litcrawl 2019

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
the woods, 910 Valencia st.
San Francisco, CA - California United States
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Hazel Reading Series is back and is excited to participate at Litcrawl 2019 with some of the best writers of 2019! Join us on October 19th, Phase II, 6:30-7:30 pm, at The Woods, for another unforgettable night of prose and poetry. Featuring: Celeste Chan Kirin Khan Raina León Sara Marinelli Dominica Phetteplace The readers Celeste Chan teaches creative writing to LGBTQ youth with Queer Ancestors Project and coordinates QTPOC Free School. A Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA fellow, she works across…

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Nia King – – Queer and Trans Artists of Color Vol III ft. Anthony James Williams, Luna Merbruja, Paradise Khanmalek, and co-editor Maliha Ahmed

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is so excited to welcome back Nia King to discuss her new anthology Queer and Trans Artists of Color Volume Three. She will be joined by several contributors including, Anthony James Williams, Luna Merbruja, Paradise Khanmalek, and co-editor Maliha Ahmed. For the last year, Nia King and co-editor Maliha Ahmed have been hard at work on Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volume 3, featuring interviews with Anthony J. Williams, Osa Atoe, Venus Di'Khadijah Selenite, Ah Mer Ah Su, Gabby Rivera, Joamette Gil, Mey…

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Mark Mallman: The Happiness Playlist

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Mark Mallman discusses his new book, The Happiness Playlist: The True Story of Healing My Heart With Feel-Good Music. Praise for The Happiness Playlist ''Mark Mallman is legitimately original, exclusively motivated by a desire to conquer the strange obstructions he builds inside his mind.'' --Chuck Klosterman (Foreword by), author of Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota ''This brave and masterfully written book is a testament to the power of love and art. Read it and become obsessed.'' --Diablo Cody, Academy…

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Birds of Paradise at LitQuake Lit Crawl

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lone Palm, 3394 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Birds of Paradise at LitQuake Lit Crawl Saturday October 19th, 2019, from 8-9pm at Lone Palm, 3394 22nd Street, San Francisco CA 94110 Presented by Feather Press and hosted by Ingrid Keir Featuring: Jennifer Barone, Cassandra Dallett, EK Keith, and Lauren Ito 

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Richard Powers & Bill McKibben

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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$30
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Richard Powers is the Pulitzer-prize and National Book Award-winning author of twelve novels, including Orfeo, The Echo Maker, and The Time of Our Singing. The Overstory, Powers most recent novel, is a sweeping, impassioned tale of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of – and paean to – the natural world. The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that explore the essential conflict on our planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. Bill…

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Zeitgeist Press Presents: Julia Vinograd Release Party – Selected Works and Tribute Anthology

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue
Berkeley, 94703
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Zeitgeist Press is very excited to present two new Julia Vinograd books with a celebration at Himalayan Flavors. Publisher Bruce Isaacson has put together A Symphony for Broken Instruments, a seminal collection of selected works along with a big section of previously unpublished poems. Never before has such a tour de force of Vinograd’s work been together in one volume, which is 384 pages in total, including art by Deborah Vinograd and Chris Trian. At the same event, editor Deborah…

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Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films with Arthur Dong

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Avenune
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 United States
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Oscar-nominated and triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong presents a slide show and talk from his newest book Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films.

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Mazza Writer in Residence Peter Nachtrieb + Guests, reading of a new play-in-progress

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Z Space, 450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation Free and open to the public Details soon

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LIZ PHAIR In Conversation with Tabitha Soren

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29

LIZ PHAIR In Conversation with Tabitha Soren Monday, October 21, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 co-presented with Noise Pop A recording artist and touring performer for over twenty-five years, Liz Phair has paved the way for countless musicians, particularly women. Phair began her career in the early 1990s in Chicago by self-releasing audio cassettes under the name Girly-Sound. The intense viral response to these early tracks led to Phair signing with the independent label Matador Records, and her…

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Gillian Conoley and Donna de la Perrière

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Gillian Conoley and Donna de la Perrière Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco reading from new poetry A Little More Red Sun On The Human: New and Selected Poems by Gillian Conoley published by Nightboat Books and Works of Love & Terror by Donna de la Perrière published by Talisman House About A Little More Red Sun On The Human: New and Selected Poems: Gillian Conoley's selected poems assemble a shockingly varied body…

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The Lie of Global Prosperity: How Neoliberals Distort Data to Mask Poverty and Exploitation

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Seth Donnelly's new book The Lie of Global Prosperity: How Neolilberals Distort Data to Mask Poverty and Exploitation deconstructs the assumption that global poverty has fallen dramatically, and lays bare the spurious methods of poverty measurement and data on which the dominant prosperity narrative depends. Donnelly analyzes just how global poverty, rather than being reduced, is reproduced by the imperatives of capital accumulation on a global scale. Just as global environmental catastrophes cannot be resolved within capitalism, rooted as it…

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Amanda Yates Garcia: Initiated

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Amanda Yates Garcia discusses her new memoir, Initiated: Memoir of a Witch. Praise for Initiated "Mythic journeys to the underworld, goddesses, ecstasies, fairy tales, ghosts, love, sex, female empowerment, challenging the patriarchy: Initiated is full of my favorite things, told with savage grace by my favorite oracle, the powerful and devastatingly enchanting Amanda Yates Garcia. This book will change your life."—Francesca Lisa Block "I see Amanda Yates Garcia realizing a kind of magic choreography here: reaching back through millennia, dragging forth darkness by…

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LAUNCH for Mimi Lok / Last of Her Name, w/Rita Bullwinkel

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch party for Mimi Lok's debut story collection, Last of Her Name. She'll be in conversation with Rita Bullwinkel (Belly Up). Please save the date and join us! Last of Her Name is an eye-opening novella and story collection about the intimate, interconnected lives of diasporic women and the histories they are born into. Set in a wide range of time periods and locales, including 80s UK suburbia, WWII Hong Kong and urban California, Mimi Lok's debut features an…

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John Hodgman / Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Public Works, 161 Erie Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
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Tui Sutherland, Wings of Fire

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Tui T. Sutherland—bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series, the Menagerie trilogy, and the Pet Troubleseries—will join us to read and sign copies of her enthralling new books, Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic, Book 3) and The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire, Book 13). The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire, Book 13)  The New York Times bestselling series continues with a thrilling revelation—brand-new tribes of dragons! There are dark secrets in the jungle, though—some that Sundew is keeping, and some that she's only just beginning to discover. And now that…

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