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Armistead Maupin And Alia Volz For Rakestraw Books

June 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT


It’s a tough time for local bookstores, what with the social distancing and the sheltering in place. So we’re raising funds to help local Bay Area bookstores stay in business, with a series of fundraisers. This event will feature Alia Volz and Armistead Maupin.

Alia Volz is the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020). She is a MacDowell Colonist and a Ucross Foundation Fellow. Other writings appear in The Best American Essays, The New York Times, Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California, and Dig If You Will The Picture: Remembering Prince. She’s a homegrown San Franciscan from weedy hippie stock.

Armistead Maupin’s iconic Tales of the City series has since blazed its own trail through popular culture – from a sequence of globally best-selling novels, to a Peabody Award-winning television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney, to an ambitious new musical that had its world premiere at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater in 2011. In 2019 Netflix will be airing a new series based on the novels titled Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City.

This event is hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, organizer of Writers With Drinks.

All proceeds benefit Rakestraw Books. Shop online now!

We use the conferencing system Zoom. After you sign up you’ll get an email with the Zoom access code. (Check that Eventbrite is using your current email address.) You don’t have to join with video, but it’s nice to see faces.


June 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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