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Your Golden Sun Still Shines – Uniquely SF Stories By SF Writers

February 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0

Hosted by editor, Denise Sullivan, featuring contributors Sylvia J. Martinez, Shizue Seigel, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Lynell George and special guests.

Artist evictions, tech invasions – where will it end? This collection of uniquely San Francisco stories from a wide range of voices wrests wisdom from chaos and channels boundless progressive energy into lyrical short Artist evictions, stories and personal narratives. Your Golden Sun Still Shines illustrates San Francisco’s continuance as home and beacon to the literary vanguard, situated at the edge of the world.

Sylvia J. Martínez is a writer and adult school ESL teacher. Her work has appeared in In Media Res: Stories from the In-Between (WriteSpace 2016), The East Bay Review, Cipactli, Word Riot, Tattoo Highway, and the San Francisco Examiner, among others. She earned her MFA from San Francisco State and is working on her first collection of stories.

Shizue Seigel is a third-generation Japanese American writer and visual artist who has lived in San Francisco since 1958. She loves the city’s ever-changing diversity, but misses the Fillmore, the old Mission and Japantown, fog and foghorns, working docks, the Belt Line. Her books include In Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans during the Internment and Standing Strong: Fillmore and Japantown.  Her latest project, Endangered Species, will be out in 2018.

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon is a Swiss-trained graphic designer with a masters degree in architecture. An award-winning landscape artist, she conceived the signage and supergraphics at The Sea Ranch and Ghirardelli Square and the Ribbon of Light along the Embarcadero in San Francisco.
Lynell George will be here for a rare SF reading. She is a Los Angeles-based journalist, essayist and photographer. She has written for KCET’s Artbound, The Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, and she taught journalism at Loyola Marymount University. She is the author of No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels (Verso/Doubleday).


Denise Sullivan is a fourth-generation San Franciscan. She writes about music, arts, and culture and her hometown, and is the author of six titles, including Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music From Blues to Hip Hop and a chapbook, Awful Sweet. She is at work on the biography of singer-songwriter Eugene McDaniels, composer of the contemporary jazz standard, “Compared To What,” and the San Francisco memoir, Sunnyside Up, set in the Ingleside District.


February 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
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