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- Hannah PittardHannah Pittard launches her novel "Listen to Me," a modern gothic about a failing marriage set on the road, as part of Litquake's series The Epicenter. Pittard's debut "The Fates Will Find Their Way" was a "best of" selection by many publications, including The Guardian and Oprah Magazine. Her second, "Reunion," was a Chicago Tribune […]
- Flash Fiction ForumRun by Tania Martin, Lita A. Kurth and Caesar Kent ("The Peach and the Poppy"), Flash Fiction Forum is a submission-based series celebrating micro fiction (which they define as, "in short, no more than two pages double-spaced"). Occurring about every other month in the beautiful Works/San Jose gallery, this community-focused show marks the series' third […]
- Porchlights 14th AnniversaryPorchlight, San Franciso's original storytelling series featuring true, personal stories told without notes, celebrates 14 years with crowd favorites Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, writer and actor Moon Zappa and cousins Mary Roach--author most recently of "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War"--and bookbinder Dominic Riley telling stories on the theme "Romp: Identity Crisis!"
- Mahnaz Badihian & Jennifer BaroneThursdays at Readers, curated by SF Poet Laureate Emeritus Jack Hirschman, features poetry sets by Mahnaz Badihian and Jennifer Barone. Badihian is the author of two volumes of poetry in Persian, a bestselling Persian translation of Pablo Neruda's "Book of Questions," and the book of English language poems "From Zayandeh Rud to the Mississippi." Barone […]
- Kaui Hart HemmingsHawaii-based NYT-bestseller Kaui Hart Hemmings, whose debut novel "The Descendants" was adapted into an Oscar-winning film of the same name directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney, celebrates the publication of her novel "How to Party with an Infant," which follows a single mom food blogger based in San Francisco.
- Judy Halebsky & Nina LindsayPoetry Flash presents Judy Halebsky and Nina Lindsay, winner of a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize. Dean Rader says about Halebsky's most recent book: "Robert Frost believed a poem should begin in delight and end in wisdom, but in 'Tree Line,' Judy Halebsky proves a poet never has to choose between the two--her poems begin in […]
- Shipwreck: Farenheit 451The erotic fanfic contest features Kathleen Miller, Louis Evans, Michelle Threadgould, Mikah McCabe, and Ruby Gill appropriating characters from Ray Bradbury's "Farenheit 451." All stories are read by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, the audience votes, and the winner returns next month. "We aim to make Mr. Bradbury rethink his position on censorship," The Booksmith jokes. Mature content. […]
- InsideStoryTime: ForbiddanceNow in its 11th year, the intimate storytelling series cozies up to a legendary martini menu, with readings by S.G. Browne ("Less Than Hero"), Na'amen Tilahun ("The Root"), Rahul Kanakia ("Enter Title Here"), and others. Hosted by the hilariously wry James Warner ("All Her Father's Guns"), InsideStoryTime finds a choice fit in Martuni's, a piano […]
- Tsering Wangmo DhompaTsering Wangmo Dhompa, widely known as the first Tibetan female poet to be published in English, celebrates the release of "Coming Home to Tibet: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Belonging," which, like her acclaimed, hard-to-classify debut full-length book of prose, "A Home in Tibet" (2013), blends travelogue, memoir and poetic prose.
- Dave Madden & Theodore WheelerUSF MFA instructor Dave Madden ("If You Need Me I'll Be Over There"), Nebraska-based Theodore Wheeler ("Bad Faith"), and Chicago-and Miami-based Amina Gautier ("The Loss of All Things Loss," winner of the Elixir Press Fiction Award) read from their new story collections.