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Saturday, October 15
 

6:00pm

SFPL Bookmobile Presents Public Access Poetry
Join us for the first ever poetry reading inside the bookmobile featuring San Francisco Public Library staff broadcasting their work to Lit Crawl attendees.

Participants
avatar for Lydia Brown

Lydia Brown

I rarely write, but when I do, I can't stop. I rarely take selfies, as you can see from my image. I think a lot, and wish I wrote more of it down.
avatar for Sherilyn Connelly

Sherilyn Connelly

I'm a writer and a librarian, and a film critic for the Village Voice and SF Weekly.
avatar for Lyn Davidson

Lyn Davidson

I work in children's programming at the SF Public Library. I'm also an award-winning journalist and was editor of the Heritage Florida Jewish News in Orlando before I moved to SF six years ago. I'm working on a collection of poems about the Tenderloin neighborhood, and other thin... Read More →
avatar for Janine Mogannam

Janine Mogannam

Janine Mogannam is a writer and librarian, born and raised in San Francisco. She is a fellow of the VONA and Interdisciplinary Writers' Lab workshops. Her work has been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Kweli, 580 Split, and Writing the Walls Down.
avatar for Moazzam Sheikh

Moazzam Sheikh

I am a librarian, lecturer, translator, and writer. I am interested in political and economic justice, and a better world free of apartheid, occupation, and regime change obsession.



Saturday October 15, 2016 6:00pm - 9:30pm
SFPL Bookmobile, Outside Elbo Room during all 3 Phases 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

A Cave Canem Reading
Committed to fostering African American poets, Cave Canem presents a reading of works from West Coast fellows. These poets will show you why you need to "beware of the dog."

Participants
avatar for Alyss Dixson

Alyss Dixson

Alyss Dixson grew up in Portland, Oregon. She received the 2015 Joseph Henry Jackson award in fiction and is writing a collection entitled Fukuoka Woman. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, a Callaloo Poetry Fellow, an AOJ Opinion Journalist Fellow and has publications in The Callaloo Journal... Read More →
avatar for Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon

Aya de León directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishied her debut feminist heist novel, UPTOWN THIEF, in July 2016, followed by the 2nd book in the series, THE BOSS in June 2017. Her writing and performance work has received acclaim in the Village... Read More →
avatar for Indigo Moor

Indigo Moor

Indigo Moor's second book of poetry, Through the Stonecutter's Window, won Northwestern University Press's Cave Canem prize. His first book, Tap-Root, was published as part of Main Street Rag's Editor's Select Poetry Series. Three of his short plays, Harvest, Shuffling, and The Red... Read More →
avatar for Shia Shabazz

Shia Shabazz

Shia Shabazz Smith is a committed teacher, mother, world changer. Shia's writing and performance collaborations include TAP, VONA, Poetry for the People, and Cave Canem.
avatar for Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Apogee, The Baffler, Barrow Street, Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Incline SF 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose/West Coast Cycle Presents Clothes-Lines
HANG IN THERE! PUT IT ON THE LINE! Stories of delicate cycles, unbalanced loads, sorting, hoarding, and letting go.

Participants
avatar for Annie Crawford

Annie Crawford

Annie Crawford is a freelance writer who loves discussing all things girly, dirty, and romantic. She hopes you'll check out her blog at scarletsass.com.
avatar for Maggie Diamond

Maggie Diamond

Maggie Diamond thought she'd have it figured out by now.
avatar for Colette Plum

Colette Plum

Colette Plum writes narrative non-fiction and is currently writing a memoir about raising her daughters as global nomads. She has a PhD in Chinese history from Stanford University and is a Lit Camp 2015 alumna.
avatar for Richie Rowena

Richie Rowena

Richie Rowena is an inter-disciplinary artist whose writing, dancing, and choreography have been performed at San Francisco venues including the S.F. Fringe Festival.
avatar for Emily Rubin

Emily Rubin

Emily Rubin founded Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose in 2005. Her novel, STALINA (Mariner Books) was published in 2011.
avatar for Hannah Wood

Hannah Wood

Hannah Wood is a fiction writer, playwright and poet originally from Sacramento, CA. She currently lives in NYC, where she has been a featured poet at the Bowery Poetry Club. The beginning of her first novel is set in the singular "City by the Bay." Her reading is dedicated to her... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Mission Laundromat 3282 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Tourettes Without Regrets
Tourettes Without Regrets has been called "The Fight Club of Underground Art." Featuring writers and storytellers who are weird, wild, and ribald. THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE RELOCATED TO ELBO ROOM UPSTAIRS IN PHASE 2 BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Participants
avatar for Magnoliah Black

Magnoliah Black

Burlesque Dancer, CMT, Model, Professional Facilitator, Writer,Speaker, Daily Activist, Betazoid, Queer Kid and Kinkster...I'm a luxury and therefore necessary.
avatar for Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave

Wonder Dave is a writer, performer and stand up comedian. You can catch him performing comedy all over the bay area. He is also the resident nerd in the Manarchy male burlesque revue. Find him online at WonderDave.org and @teamwonderdave on social media.
avatar for Sam Gilweit

Sam Gilweit

Stand-up comedian/ Single mother/ Emotional wreck
avatar for Gina Gold

Gina Gold

Gina Gold is an African American, Jewish humorist, filmmaker and stage artist. She grew up in a New York neighborhood thinking “oy vey” was something all black people said.  At the age of thirteen she attended The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts and later wrote her own one... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Elbo Room (upstairs) 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Good Vibrations: Perverts Put Out!
This diverse, filthy, thought-provoking, surprisingly charming, long-running San Francisco spoken-word treasure, now held quarterly at the Center for Sex & Culture, comes to Valencia Street for Lit Crawl!

Participants
avatar for Greta Christina

Greta Christina

Greta Christina is an American blogger, speaker, and author. Her most recent book is The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life.
avatar for Jen Cross

Jen Cross

Founder/Facilitator, Writing Ourselves Whole
Jen Cross is a writer, performer, and writing workshop facilitator based in Oakland, CA. Her organization, Writing Ourselves Whole, founded in 2003, focuses primarily on sexuality writing workshops and writing with survivors of sexual trauma. Jen's writing appears in more than thirty... Read More →
avatar for Marlo Gayle

Marlo Gayle

Father, Black, Queer, Pervert.
avatar for Daphne Gottlieb

Daphne Gottlieb

Daphne Gottlieb is a San Francisco-based performance poet.She is the winner of the Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant-Garde, the Audre Lorde Award for Poetry, the Firecracker Alternative Book Award, and a five-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award... Read More →
avatar for Carol Queen

Carol Queen

Staff Sexologist, Good Vibrations
All things sex & culture!
avatar for Simon Sheppard

Simon Sheppard

smutsmith
Simon is author and editor of a dozen books, including the Lambda-Award-winning Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica; Hotter Than Hell, which won the Erotic Authors Association Award; and Man on Man: The Best of Simon Sheppard. His work has also appeared in hundreds of anthologies... Read More →
avatar for horehound stillpoint

horehound stillpoint

For raunchy gay poetry -- whether you're looking to laugh, cry, or go "Holy crap! Did he just say that?" -- you gotta see horehound stillpoint.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Good Vibrations 603 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

KALW Presents: Sights and Sounds Live at the Make-Out Room
A night of live storytelling and performance celebrating the cultural richness of the Bay Area and the artists who call it home.

Participants
avatar for Rotimi Agbabiaka

Rotimi Agbabiaka

Rotimi Agbabiaka is an actor, singer, writer, director and teaching artist. He most recently completed a hit run of his solo show, Type/Caste, at Brava Theater and has also appeared in Schooled (Thomas Jones) with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Sojourners (Disciple) and runboyrun... Read More →
avatar for Hana Baba

Hana Baba

Host/Producer/Reporter, The Stoop
Hana Baba is a reporter and host of Crosscurrents, KALW's evening newsmagazine. Her reporting also appears on NPR , PRI's The World, and BBC World Service. A Sudanese-American, Hana also reports from and about Sudan and Sudanese. She and KALW colleague Leila Day are launching The... Read More →
avatar for Jen Chien

Jen Chien

KALW
Jen Chien is Managing Editor for Crosscurrents and KALW News. She has been a contributor to All Things Considered, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, BBC/PRI’s The World, Making Contact, SF Public Press, East Bay Express, New America Media, and KPFA in Berkeley, where she took part in... Read More →
avatar for Leila Day

Leila Day

Leila Day is a reporter and editor at KALW, with a current focus on healthcare. Day is also a mentor for KALW's Audio Academy and the project manager for the San Quentin Prison Report. She holds a degree in anthropology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and studied... Read More →
avatar for Star Finch

Star Finch

Star Finch is a proud San Francisco native and member of Campo Santo Theatre Company. Over the summer her play, H.O.M.E (Hookers on Mars Eventually) premiered in The Rueff at A.C.T's Strand Theater. She has been a semi- finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (2013) and the... Read More →
avatar for Pen Harshaw

Pen Harshaw

I'm an Oakland-based journalist, specializing in documentary photography. My work has appeared on the Huffington Post's site, Fusion, The San Francisco Chronicle, and National Public Radio. My work addresses issues within the justice system and educational inequality, as well as arts... Read More →
avatar for No Lovely Thing

No Lovely Thing

soul family, No Lovely Thing
Led by singer Melissa Jones, this seven piece soul band comes to play. With elements of funk, blues, reggae, ska, and jazz, the group always leaves room for improvisation, making each performance unique and joyful. They love to fly and it shows.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Lip Service West: Everyone Has a Story
Lip Service West is a "gritty, real, raw" true story reading series. The pieces slant toward the darker side of life.

Participants
avatar for Cara Belladonna

Cara Belladonna

Recently paroled from Chowchilla. Lived in a tree-house on a hippy commune in Scotland. Stabbed a man who deserved it. Bought a One Way Ticket to South America in 2009 and is just now returning to San Francisco 7 years later. Cara writes creative nonfiction - vignettes about the real... Read More →
avatar for Jason Buchholz

Jason Buchholz

Jason Buchholz is a novelist, editor, and artist, a licensed and bonded pet sitter, and the nation's leading provider of rental backgrounds for high school dance photographers. His novel, A Paper Son, came out in January. He does not have a blog or a podcast. He grew up in the 707... Read More →
avatar for Justine Clifford

Justine Clifford

Co-Producer, Lip Service West
Co-Producer of Lip Service West. Runs the bookcontest.com | Director of Marketing and Communications by day. | Mom of two boys. Married to award winning author Joe Clifford. | www.joeclifford.com
avatar for Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a “gritty, real, raw” reading series in Oakland, CA. He is the author of several books, including Junkie Love and the Jay Porter Thriller Series (Lamentation, December Boys, Give Up the Dead... Read More →
avatar for S.W. Lauden

S.W. Lauden

S.W. Lauden
S.W. Lauden’s debut novel, BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION, is available from Rare Bird Books. The second Greg Salem novel, GRIZZLY SEASON, will be published in Oct. 2016. His standalone novella, CROSSWISE, is available from Down & Out Books.
avatar for Ryan Leone

Ryan Leone

| *Ryan Leone wrote the cult classic novel, Wasting Talent, while serving time in federal prison for his involvement with an international drug cartel. He has worked extensively in television and his essays, poetry, and short fiction have appeared both online and in print. He lives... Read More →
avatar for Peter Mehlman

Peter Mehlman

Panelist
Peter Mehlman is an American television writer and producer, best known for serving as a writer and producer on the TV series Seinfeld through nearly all of the show's nine-year run from 1989–98. He also created the 1999 series It's Like, You Know... and produced the 2004... Read More →
avatar for Tom Pitts

Tom Pitts

Editor, Gutter Books
Tom Pitts received his education firsthand on the streets of San Francisco. He is the author of the novel, HUSTLE, and two novellas, Piggyback and Knuckleball. Tom is also acquisitions editor at Gutter Books and Out of the Gutter Online. His new novel, American Static, will be out... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Richardson

Kelly Richardson

Kelly works as a Hollywood stunt double, galloping across the plains on a horse, falling off buildings into boxes, flying through the air on a wire, and occasionally writing stories about behind-the-scenes experiences.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Beauty Bar 2299 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Shakespeare On Tour's Twelfth Night
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's one-hour version of the heartfelt comedy Twelfth Night follows the journeys of castaway twins who are separated in an unfamiliar, eccentric land. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RELOCATED FROM DEEPISTAN NATIONAL PARKLET TO ELBO ROOM DOWNSTAIRS DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Participants
avatar for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

Founded in 1983, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival brings Shakespeare's greatest works to over 30,000 in the Bay Area each summer with Free Shakespeare in the Park. This series has become as much a part of summer in the Bay Area as a backyard barbecue — bringing professional... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Elbo Room (downstairs) 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Stanford Continuing Studies Presents Writers Without Borders
Six authors from the Stanford Continuing Studies' Online Writing Certificate program read from their newly finished books.

Participants
avatar for Christine Chung

Christine Chung

I'm a doctor by day, dancer and writer by night. I'm working on my first novel, The Breakthrough Phenomenon.
avatar for Roy Dufrain

Roy Dufrain

Roy Dufrain is a former college dropout, speedfreak, dive-bar pool shark, and newspaperman. He is a recent graduate of the Novel Writing Certificate program at Stanford University. He lives in the hills of Northern California, and makes a living as the editor and publisher of a travel... Read More →
avatar for Megan McDonald

Megan McDonald

I'm an entertainment producer by trade and a writer by vocation. My day job is making sure things run smoothly on the mobile game Covet Fashion. The rest of my waking life is devoted to finishing the next draft of "Dirty," the novel I started two years ago as a student in the Stanford... Read More →
avatar for Simi Monheit

Simi Monheit

I'm a writer wannabe, working on getting my first novel published! A former techie and teacher, a hiker, a swimmer and biker (okay, so I did a tin-man triathlon a few times, a long time ago), a Torah Chanter, a terrible singer, a worse dancer, a Berkeley mom, an MIT wife, a sister... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Kim Park

Nancy Kim Park

I recently had an essay published in The Rumpus. I enjoy volunteering at 826 Valencia and will be applying for my teaching credentials in the fall. As someone who has had a hard time speaking up, I want to help others find their voices as well. I live with my family in the San Francisco... Read More →
avatar for Ann Shortell

Ann Shortell

1868 Ottawa: A country at risk, a hero assassinated, the wrong man hanged. A housemaid uncovers the truth. | CELTIC KNOT | Ann Shortell is a Canadian non-fiction author. She plans to publish her novel, Celtic Knot, on April 7th 2018 -- the 150th anniversary of the assassination... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Wildhawk 3464 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

The Arts in Conversation: Readings and Performance from the CIIS MFA Programs
CIIS MFA students and alumni celebrate our inter-arts perspectives—and will offer visual memoir, novel excerpts, essays arising from drawing prompts, and performances based in movement and word.

Participants
avatar for Hope Casareno

Hope Casareno

A recent fellow of Kearny Street Workshop's Interdisciplinary Writers Lab, Hope's work examines the intersections of exile, erasure, and emergence in native and indigenous California communities, exploring issues of recognition, sovereignty, and resilience. She counts cats, ravens... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Hayertz

Margaret Hayertz

Tarot Reader for Writers and Artists, Meg's Tarot Readings
M. Hayertz is a novelist and the founder of Creative Momentum. She holds an MFA in Writing and Consciousness from California Institute of Integral Studies.
avatar for Nicole Henares

Nicole Henares

Aurelia Lorca is a poet, storyteller, and teacher who lives in San Francisco, California. She has her BA in English from UC Davis, her MFA in Writing and Consciousness from California Institute of Integral Studies, and is an alumna of the Voices of Our Nation Writing Workshops... Read More →
avatar for Paula Junn

Paula Junn

Program Coordinator, California Institute of Integral Studies
After spending her early childhood in the United States, her family moved to Seoul, Korea when she was six years old. The culture shock hit her in a way she didn’t expect. Her classmates and teachers at school bullied her, and it is during this hard time that she started to write... Read More →
avatar for Julie Levak-Madding

Julie Levak-Madding

Writer, artist, dog lover, sometimes snarky but always well-meaning social critic. Has been known to spontaneously break out in Jules Feiffer dance moves.  
avatar for Maia Scott

Maia Scott

Maia Scott is a body worker, accessible theater and art instructor at City College, certified labyrinth facilitator and interdisciplinary artist; all of which keep her happily in motion and thinking creatively on her feet. She earned an AA in dance, a BA and certificate in Therapeutic... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Shearer

Cindy Shearer

Cindy Shearer is program chair for the MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts and MFA in Writing and Consciousness at CIIS.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Amnesia 853 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

17 Syllables: Fearless Asian American Fusion
Sushi burritos, Korean tacos... Asian remix culture isn't limited to food. These multidimensional writers explore race, language, sexuality, and beyond—the more flavors, the better.

Participants
avatar for Jay Ruben Dayrit

Jay Ruben Dayrit

Editorial Operations Manager, WIRED
Jay Ruben Dayrit’s work has appeared in Sycamore Review, Minnesota Review, Santa Clara Review, WIRED, His 2: brilliant new fiction by gay men, and What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine the Future. He is a recipient of the Headlands Center for the Arts Artist-in-Residence Grant and... Read More →
avatar for Brian Komei Dempster

Brian Komei Dempster

Brian Komei Dempster’s debut book of poetry, Topaz, was published by Four Way Books in 2013 and received the 15 Bytes 2014 Book Award in Poetry. He is the editor of both From Our Side of the Fence: Growing Up in America’s Concentration Camps (Kearny Street Workshop, 2001... Read More →
avatar for Lillian Howan

Lillian Howan

Lillian Howan spent her early childhood in Tahiti and later graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Her writings have been published in Asian American Literary Review, Café Irreal, Calyx, NewEngland Review, Vice-Versa, and the anthologies Ms. Aligned... Read More →
avatar for Grace Loh Prasad

Grace Loh Prasad

Grace Loh Prasad is a professional editor and communication advisor to executives. She was born in Taiwan and raised in New Jersey and Hong Kong before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Hedgebrook Journal and Release Print. Grace... Read More →
avatar for Marianne Villanueva

Marianne Villanueva

Creative Writing Instructor, UCLA Extension Writers Program
Writes flash, dystopian science fiction, fan fiction, and novellas. Published in the Threepenny Review, ZYZZYVA, Juked, J Journal, Your Impossible Voice, the Potomac Review, Crab Orchard Review, Witness, Monkeybicycle, and many other journals. Shortlisted for the O. Henry Lit Prize... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Casa Bonampak 1051 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

826 Valencia Young Writers
Join us at 826 Valencia as student authors (aged eight to 18) read from our latest publications. Cookies and milk to follow.

Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
826 Valencia 826 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Alabama Street Writers Group
Members of the Alabama Street Writer’s Group (ASWG) welcome you to listen to their latest written works. This year’s theme is Lost and Found.

Participants
avatar for Euphemia Ainsworth

Euphemia Ainsworth

Now undergoing final editing, Euphemia Ainsworth's long-term writing project is a mystery steeped in the Afro-Cuban world of Havana. She expects very soon to accept all changes, do the rewrites, then push the baby out into the world. Will it fly? That's her current question... Read More →
avatar for Peter Delacorte

Peter Delacorte

Peter Delacorte is the author of Games of Chance, Levatine and Time On My Hands. He resides in San Francisco with his wife, two strange cats and a well-adjusted dog.
avatar for Ateret Haselkorn

Ateret Haselkorn

Ateret Haselkorn writes fiction and poetry. She is the winner of 2014 Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest (adult contestants). Her writing is influenced by her experience working in the health care industry and observing the fragmented and indirect path to health that people... Read More →
avatar for M. Luke McDonell

M. Luke McDonell

Speculative Fiction Writer
M. Luke McDonell is a San Francisco-based writer and designer. Her near-future fiction explores the effects of technology on individuals and society, with particular focus on the growing power of corporations and the associated voluntary and involuntary loss of rights and privacy... Read More →
avatar for Susan McGarry

Susan McGarry

Susan McGarry is a user experience designer and aspiring fiction writer. She writes about relationships, women in tech, and cocktails. Her novel in progress, Invisible Ink, is set in a near-future San Francisco where the Golden Gate Bridge no longer exists. See excerpts, and more... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng is a writer in San Francisco. She recently published a nonfiction book, Ice Cream Travel Guide, and is working on a novel based on her grandparents' lives in China, Peru, and the United States. Her work has appeared in Arkana, Havik, Cold Creek Review, Shut Up and Write... Read More →
avatar for Chad Schimke

Chad Schimke

Author, Torquere Press
Chad Schimke’s newest novel ‘Secrets’ is available now through Torquere Press. He has read at San Francisco’s Litcrawl--part of the Litquake Festival--for the past three years: 2014, 2015 and 2016. His short stories have appeared twice in 2014, in Psychopomp special anthology... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Velez

Sonja Velez

Sonja is a nomadic consultant and winner of the HOW Journal prize for nonfiction. Her pursuits take her around the world, from working for a Burmese TV news station in Myanmar to picking wild berries at a Slovenian farmhouse to teaching yoga in the Tenderloin to sweeping monastery... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
City Art Cooperative Gallery 828 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Apocalypse Wow!
Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night when not one, but FIVE readers take a swing at queering The Apocalypse!

Participants
avatar for Monique Jenkinson aka Fauxnique

Monique Jenkinson aka Fauxnique

Fauxnique is the drag queen alter-ego of artist Monique Jenkinson. Lauded for her ‘campy, intellectual juxtaposition of pop culture and high art’, she performs nationally, internationally and regularly in SF. She made herstory as the first cis-woman to win a major drag pageant... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Mah

Leslie Mah

uncommon
avatar for Courtney Moreno

Courtney Moreno

Courtney Moreno's award-wining writing has appeared in LA Weekly, Your Impossible Voice, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her novel, In Case of Emergency, was named Best Books of Fall 2014 by Bustle, Writers Review, and Huffington Post.
avatar for Alvin Orloff

Alvin Orloff

author
Alvin Orloff is the author of three novels, I Married an Earthling, Gutter Boys, and Why Aren't You Smiling? He also co-wrote the transsexual showbiz memoir, The Unsinkable Bambi Lake, and has penned numerous personal essays that he is currently turning into a memoir about feckless... Read More →
avatar for Maryam Rostami

Maryam Rostami

Maryam Farnaz Rostami is a San Francisco based drag queen and contemporary performance artist from Texas. Her work deals with the complexities of the modern condition through the lens of an overachieving child of model minorities


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Are You Experienced? asks the Silicon Valley Romance Writers of America
Come get your sexy on as bestselling and up-and-coming SVRWA authors give you a tantalizing taste of modern romance that is smart, fresh, and diverse. 

Participants
avatar for Kate Allure

Kate Allure

4 Star Erotic Romance Author, RT Book Reviews. Publishers Weekly raves “sizzling and sensual…readers will cheer on these strong women” and RT calls her writing "escapism of the richest, most decadent variety. Kate Allure deals in pure fantasy, a spirited diversion from the... Read More →
avatar for Rich Amooi

Rich Amooi

Romantic Comedy Author
Rich Amooi is a former Silicon Valley radio personality and wedding DJ who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth Barrett

Elisabeth Barrett

Elisabeth Barrett is an educator, editor and author. Her books include Deep Autumn Heat (Random House), Christmas in Tahoe, and Once and Again (Random House).
avatar for Victoria De La O

Victoria De La O

Author
Victoria De La O is the award-winning author of the Tell Me romance trilogy, including Tell Me How This Ends, available November 1. The series follows the lives of twenty-somethings living and loving in Silicon Valley, where Victoria grew up.
avatar for Layla Reyne

Layla Reyne

Debut author of M/F and M/M romantic suspense and contemporary romance. SINGLE MALT, about a widowed FBI agent who falls for his handsome younger partner while investigating cyber crimes and his late husband's murder, coming from Carina Press 2017. 2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist... Read More →
avatar for Lia Riley

Lia Riley

Multi-published Contemporary Romance author (Hachette Book Group and HarperCollins). I write stories with kissing in them (and published them in four languages). Viking aficionado. Probably watching a costume drama.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Wonderland SF 1266 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

At The Inkwell Presents City Stories
Poets and fiction writers from the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute explore identity, belonging, gentrification, and the heart of home.

Participants
avatar for Chiwan Choi

Chiwan Choi

Partner, Writ Large Press
Chiwan Choi is the author of The Flood and Abductions. He is a founding partner of Writ Large Press, DTLAB, and the ongoing public publishing project, PUBLISH!.
avatar for Hollie Hardy

Hollie Hardy

Hollie Hardy is the author of How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems, winner of the 2016 annual Poetry Center Book Award. She teaches writing classes at the SF Creative Writing Institute and Berkeley City College, hosts Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic and produces... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Kostoulas

Alexandra Kostoulas

Founder, Director, SF Creative Writing Institute
Alexandra Kostoulas is an award-winning writer of poetry, fiction and journalism. She is the founder of the SF Creative Writing Institute and publisher and co-founder of the Mid-Market News. She has just finished a book of poems called Leaving Los Angeles about a young poet's coming-of-age... Read More →
avatar for Nick Mamatas

Nick Mamatas

Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels including The Last Weekend, I Am Providence, and the forthcoming Hexen Sabbath. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, and he is also an award-winning anthologist, most recently with Mixed Up, a hybrid cocktail... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Balm 788 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Behold The Invisible! Afro-Surreal's Radical Presence
Afro-Surreal presupposes that beyond this visible world, there is an invisible world striving to manifest, and it is our job to uncover it.

Participants
avatar for Malcolm Shabazz Hoover

Malcolm Shabazz Hoover

Malcolm Hoover has written for 4080 Hip Hop magazine, blogged at deepculture.net, and i working on a book,  "144", and "Sons of the Circle", a graphic novel.
avatar for Ayize Jama-Everett

Ayize Jama-Everett

Ayize Jama-Everett is an African-American science fiction and speculative fiction writer. He is the author of the trilogy The Liminal People, The Liminal War and The Entropy of Bones
avatar for D. Scot Miller

D. Scot Miller

Founder, Afrosurrealism
Columnist-In-Residence @SFMOMA @Open_Space, author of The AfroSurreal Manifesto, poet, curator, teacher. Inquiries: DScotMiller@gmail.com
avatar for Mark Sabb

Mark Sabb

Mark Sabb is a Bay Area based digital artist and designer.  Mark’s works are centered on ideas of visual semiotics, social progression, and technological experimentation.
avatar for giovanni singleton

giovanni singleton

giovanni singleton is the author of Ascension, informed by the life and work of Alice Coltrane, which won the California Book Award Gold Medal and AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper, a collection of visual art and poetry. She is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary... Read More →
avatar for Michael Warr

Michael Warr

Michael Warr’s books include The Armageddon of Funk (Tia Chucha Press), Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Travyon Martin (2016).


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Modern Times Bookstore 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Cleave: Bay Area Women Writers
Inspired by the work of the Hazel Reading Series, Cleave is a reading series focused on the work of Bay Area women writers.

Participants
avatar for Aja Couchois Duncan

Aja Couchois Duncan

Aja Couchois Duncan is an educator and writer of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her work has been anthologized in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Press,) Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and elsewhere. In 2013, she received a James D. Phelan Literary Award... Read More →
avatar for Sara Marinelli

Sara Marinelli

Sara Marinelli grew up in Italy, where she received a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English and Russian) from the University of Naples, "L'Orientale," and a PhD in Literatures in English from the University of Rome, "La Sapienza." After completing a post-doctoral fellowship... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Montoya

Elizabeth Montoya

Elizabeth M. Montoya is a former mental health social worker, who loves fantasy, sci-fi, and post apocalyptic literature. She currently interns at Somos en escrito, a latino literary magazine, while working on her Nonfiction thesis about memory, loss, and physical spaces.
avatar for Pireeni Sundaralingam

Pireeni Sundaralingam

Associate Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
Born in Sri Lanka, Pireeni Sundaralingam is co-editor of Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. Her poetry has been published in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and others, and translated into 5 languages. A cognitive-neuroscientist, she is currently... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Mission Pie 2901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Comedians with Criminal Records
A storytelling event perfect for a police station: comedians tell real-life tales of how they got arrested. With #HellaFunny and Funcheap.

Participants
avatar for Daniel Berna-Hicks

Daniel Berna-Hicks

(Possession - Punchline)
avatar for Keith D'souza

Keith D'souza

(Drunk in Public - SF Sketchfest)
avatar for Luke Lockfield

Luke Lockfield

(Returned a Monkey for SF Zoo and was Arrested for Theft - Cobbs)
avatar for Dan Mires

Dan Mires

(Citizens Arrest - Cobbs)
avatar for Leslie Smalls

Leslie Smalls

(Stolen Property - SF Sketchfest)


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Mission Police Station 630 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Community Memoir Project Presents Talking to the Wall: True Stories
Community Memoir Project celebrates its newest anthology from the Berkeley Public Library Memoir Writers with readings about coming of age in America and beyond.

Moderators
avatar for Frances Lefkowitz

Frances Lefkowitz

Author of the memoir To Have Not, about growing up poor in 1970s San Francisco, I am also founder of the Community Memoir Project, bringing free memoir-writing workshops to public libraries. My stories & essays appear in Tin House, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Catamaran, SFChronicle... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Doug Dohrer

Doug Dohrer

I'm a happily retired public school teacher. I'm grateful for many things, most notably my escape from Oklahoma.
avatar for Curtis L. Estes

Curtis L. Estes

I'm a retired Berkeley school teacher and I was on the advisory board for three years on the North Berkeley Senior Center. I'm a novice writer working on my family history memoir.
avatar for Janice Mason

Janice Mason

Although I'm DNA wired to shyness, I love telling and writing stories. I feel I’m now ready to crack the DNA code, a bit..
avatar for Mei-Ling Pastor

Mei-Ling Pastor

Hi folks! I am a retired deputy probation officer, now an avid reader and novice writer about probation and memoir writing.
avatar for Rebecca Prophet

Rebecca Prophet

Rebecca Prophet is from Berkeley CA, now lives in Oakland, and is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with teenagers. She hopes to inspire others with her writing and singing.
avatar for Roopa Ramamoorthi

Roopa Ramamoorthi

I am a biotech scientist and poet from India who now calls Berkeley home. My poetry , short stories and essays have appeared in Perspectives on NPR, in the anthologies Dismantle and She is Such a Geek and in other publications including India Currents, Ursa Minor, Spectrum and Berkeley... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Carousel Consignment 2391 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Disembodied Poetics Presents Broken Record
Each performer shares a personal story about how music inspired them. Then they will cover, in any way they see fit, a song encapsulating that story.

Participants
avatar for Chris Cole

Chris Cole

Disembodied Poetics
avatar for Maya Dorn

Maya Dorn

Singer, songwriter, producer, performer and creative instigator from Oakland, CA,
avatar for Evan Karp

Evan Karp

Executive Director, Quiet Lightning
I met almost every Bay person I know as a direct or indirect result of Litquake, which led to my writing for the SF Chronicle and also to the beginning of Quiet Lightning, which began only 6 weeks later and now, as part of this year's festival, is celebrating 100 shows with a free... Read More →
avatar for Hazel Rose

Hazel Rose

Hazel Rose is a lyricist and singer from San Francisco. Her message fiercely inspires change, and her sound ranges from Hip Hop, to Soul, to synthy electronic music. She released her debut solo album "The Seed" in 2015. Look out for her new music and videos on HazelRoseMusic.co... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Stranded 1055 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Friends of South Asia: Subcontinental Noir
Gritty stories from across the girth of the Indian subcontinent chock full of intrepid men and resourceful women conspiring in societies where belief begets commerce.

Participants
avatar for S. S. Mausoof

S. S. Mausoof

S.S. Mausoof is a Pakistani-American writer and filmmaker. Mausoof's feature narrativeKala PulThe Black Bridge (2006), a noir thriller shot in Karachi by Markus Huersch, was short listed at the Singapore Media Development Authority’s Asian Festival of First Films, and... Read More →
avatar for Phiroozeh Petigara

Phiroozeh Petigara

Writer and Educator
Phiroozeh Petigara is a Pakistan-Canadian writer based in Oakland. Her work has appeared in "Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion" and "The Karachi Literature Festival Anthology". Phi is the founder of Bharosa, which offers classes in... Read More →
avatar for Lutfus Sayeed

Lutfus Sayeed

Lutfus Sayeed was born in “Old” Dhaka- the part of Bangladesh’s capital city that can trace its history to 7th century. Colorful Hindu pujas, political turmoil, unrelenting monsoon rain, oppressive summers, soothing autumns and the resulting squalor from all these experiences... Read More →
avatar for Omer Wahaj

Omer Wahaj

Managing Editor, Desi Writers' Lounge
I am an independent writer and sometimes musician originally from Karachi but living in Toronto, Canada. Having written many short stories and some unpublished novels in various genres (including science fiction and humor), I decided to delve in some noir literature specific to... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Craftsman and Wolves 746 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Ithuriel's Spear Press: SF Mystery/Noir Hour

Ithuriel's Spear Press writers bring their San Francisco mysteries/noir to The Green Arcade. In a changing city, the hidden remains.

F.S. (Francesca) Rosa, who organized this reading, died October 3, 6:15 pm.  Her passionate advocacy for these and many other writers, along with her critical acumen, corresponds to the deep engagement she brought to all the people and issues she encountered. This reading is dedicated to her and her legacy.


Participants
avatar for John Goins

John Goins

John Goins latest book from Ithuriel’s Spear is Coptic Cross, the second Bill Hayward noir. The first is A Portrait in the Tenderloin (Ithuriel's Spear, 2013). He lives in San Francisco.
avatar for Susie Hara

Susie Hara

Susie Hara is the author of Finder of Lost Objects, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and winner of a first-place International Latino Book Award. Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, including Stirring up a Storm and Best American Erotica. Her play Lost and Found... Read More →
avatar for F.S. Rosa

F.S. Rosa

F. S. Rosa was co-publisher of Ithuriel’s Spear Press. Her latest book is Lunchtime at the Muqata’a. She also authored the collection of short stories Post War and Other Stories, and the novel The Divine Comedy of Carlo Tresca. She left an incomplete novel Post Traumatic Dress... Read More →
avatar for Sin Soracco

Sin Soracco

Sin Soracco’s latest book is Come to Me (Ithuriel’s Spear/The Green Arcade, 2016). She lives at an undisclosed location in the woods by the River with her partner Andrew, Poppy the Newf and The Gentleman cat. In These Weird Times the job is to reach for joy whenever wherever—screw... Read More →
avatar for Will Torphy

Will Torphy

Ithuriel’s Spear has published Will Torphy’s Love Never Always (poetry), Snakebite (young adult fiction) and A Brush With History (biography).  William Torphy’s poetry, critical essays and articles have appeared in Sebastian Quill, Artweek, High Performance, Exposee, and... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Green Arcade 1680 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

7:15pm

Mission Comics
A reading of original comics' works while cartoonists stand semi-awkwardly in front of a screen projection of said works.

Participants
avatar for Teddy Hose

Teddy Hose

Teddy Hose has written for McSweeney's, The Bold Italic, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. His comedic webcomic, Oscillating Profundities was also featured in The Huffington Post, Mashable, and Laughing Squid. Otherwise, Teddy is an award-winning animator and filmmaker.
avatar for Doctor Popular

Doctor Popular

Doc is a cartoonist, musician, and game designer who enjoys working with limited palettes and/or constraints.
avatar for Christine Villanueva

Christine Villanueva

Christine Villanueva is an illustrator and visual artist from San Francisco, California. | | She studied Art History at University of California, Berkeley while cartooning for The Daily Californian Newspaper. After beginning her career as a gallery worker, she moved her interests... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Mission Comics & Art 2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

National Writers Union Takes on Social Justice
Hear Union members present works that challenge injustice and value diversity. Think you know what Social Justice means? It's broader than you think. https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge_Lit_Crawl_event

Participants
avatar for Sarah E. Kornfeld

Sarah E. Kornfeld

Writer + Cultural Curator, Author of WHAT STELLA SEES
Sarah E. Kornfeld is a cultural curator and writer. She is a member of the National Writers Union Northern California Chapter. In 2017, Sarah previewed WHAT STELLA SEES at LitCrawl which is a work of literary ficiton. She now returns to it in the Movement around disability, exploring... Read More →
avatar for Henry Millstein

Henry Millstein

Henry Millstein is a journalist, poet, and novelist, and long-time labor and social justice activist. His current writing projects are a young adult novel set in the first major strike by women in the U.S., in the Lower East Side of New York in 1909, and a historical novel depicting... Read More →
avatar for Lyzette Wanzer

Lyzette Wanzer

Writer-in-Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts
Lyzette Wanzer is a San Francisco writer, editor, and creative writing workshop instructor. She received her MFA in Fiction from Mills College. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Tampa Review, The MacGuffin, Ampersand Review, Journal... Read More →
avatar for September Williams

September Williams

Author, Chasing Mercury
September Williams is a physician-writer, bioethicist and filmmaker. She is a contributing writer/editor of works on justice, bioethics and film. She's a member of the National Writers Union (UAW 1981/AFL-CIO) and the International Federation of Journalists. Her debut novel, Chasing... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Noisebridge 2169 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Perfectly Queer
The Perfectly Queer series presents monthly readings of local LGBTQ authors. Hear three of our previous guests read from, and talk about, their works.

Participants
avatar for Natasha Dennerstein

Natasha Dennerstein

Natasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia. She spent many years working as a psychiatric nurse which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha has had poetry published in many journals including... Read More →
avatar for Lori Ostlund

Lori Ostlund

Lori Ostlund’s first collection of stories, The Bigness of the World, received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. It was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize... Read More →
avatar for Wilfredo Pascual

Wilfredo Pascual

Wilfredo Pascual is a Pushcart-nominated essayist, a runner-up to the Steinberg Essay Prize, and winner of the Curt Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. He writes in English and Filipino and has won national awards in his native Philippines. He has worked in 17 countries and is currently... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Marsh Cafe 1070 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

San Francisco Writers Workshop Presents
Come hear not just words, but the best words. The SFWW—keeping it tight and real since the 1950s.

Moderators
avatar for Robin Bullard

Robin Bullard

Robin Bullard once drove in a demolition derby and came in fifth. Robin Bullard is trying to write a novel. Robin Bullard hitch-hiked across America four times. Robin Bullard ushers tourists to the best selfie locations. While in Paris, Robin Bullard worked as a laborer. Robin Bullard's... Read More →
avatar for Kurt Wallace Martin

Kurt Wallace Martin

Kurt is an SF writer, known for rolling on two wheels and talking about it. He's writing a novel about a Utopian community fighting for survival in the near future Bay Area.

Participants
avatar for Kitty Costello

Kitty Costello

Kitty Costello’s has attended the SF Writers Workshop on and off for nearly 40 years and is currently writing a memoir/essay documenting the group’s 70-year history. Her forthcoming poetry book, Upon Waking, will be released in early 2017. She is a psychotherapist and tai chi... Read More →
avatar for Asa Murphy

Asa Murphy

Writing
Read. Write. Throw away. Start again.
avatar for Anna Sears

Anna Sears

In her youth, Anna Sears traveled the world as an exotic dancer – from Guam to Alaska, New York City to Switzerland – wearing her Phi Beta Kappa key and keeping a detailed daily journal for 15 years. She is currently adapting skills developed by initiating, facilitating, promoting... Read More →
avatar for Judy Viertel

Judy Viertel

A proud public educator, in 2014 Judy Viertel was named San Francisco Teacher of the Year. She can't seem to stay away from fiction, though. She's been published in Gargoyle Magazine, Gold Dust Magazine, Read Short Fiction, Mad Swirl, and others. One of her stories will appear... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Five and Diamond 510 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Small Press Distribution: A Feast of Friends
This is an event to showcase up-and-coming writers who have given their time and effort to supporting SPD's mission: to distribute and promote small presses and their authors to the world.

Participants
avatar for Aiden Arata

Aiden Arata

Aiden Arata is an INFP Gemini whose work has appeared in publications including BOMB, Hobart, Potluck, Electric Cereal, and Shabby Doll House.
avatar for Jason Mull

Jason Mull

Jason Mull lives and writes in Oakland. A longtime bookseller, he currently works at Small Press Distribution in Berkeley.
avatar for Eric Sneathen

Eric Sneathen

Eric Sneathen is a poet and PhD student who splits his time between Oakland and Santa Cruz. He is the author ofSnail Poems, published by Krupskaya in 2016.
avatar for emji spero

emji spero

emji spero is an Oakland-based artist exploring the intersections of writing, book art, installation and performance.  Their writing has been featured in Tripwire, Dusie, Jupiter88, Wheelhouse Magazine, The Vulgate and calmaplombprombombbalm.com. Their new book,almost any shit... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Trigg

Nicole Trigg

Nicole Trigg lives in Oakland. She is the author of two chapbooks, Double Cup (2011) and Slats (Hooke Press, 2016). Recent writing is published in SFAQ, Macaroni Necklace, 580 Split, Monday Night, and the Featherboard Writing Series release "Crossing Paths." She studies Italian feminism... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Serendipity 803 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Stanford’s Rooted Words: Farm-Fresh Words for Hungry Listeners
Poems, fiction, essays, and more from our farm-based reading series, paired with food samples that make the connection between literature, the land, and life tangible and delicious.

Participants
avatar for Liz Carlisle

Liz Carlisle

Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on food and agriculture, sustainability transition, and environmental communication.  She holds a Ph.D. in Geography from UC Berkeley and a B.A... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Freeman

Patrick Freeman

Research Assistant, Carnegie Science Global Ecology
Patrick Freeman is a budding elephant scientist and conservation communicator. He's studied elephant behavior and conservation in Namibia, South Africa, and Kenya and enjoys writing about his experiences and sharing his photography as a way to educate and inspire.
avatar for Thomas Hayden

Thomas Hayden

Stanford University
Tom Hayden directs the Earth Systems Master of Arts program in Environmental Communication at Stanford University. He is co-editor of The Science Writer’s Handbook, http://pitchpublishprosper.com.
avatar for Richard Nevle

Richard Nevle

Stanford University
Naturalist, teacher, scientist, and mountain lover Richard Nevle is the Deputy Director of the Earth Systems Program at Stanford. He muses at the The Feral Naturalist blog: http://feralnaturalist.blogspot.com/
avatar for Lauren E. Oakes

Lauren E. Oakes

Lecturer, Stanford University
Lauren E. Oakes is an ecologist and human-natural systems scientists who teaches at Stanford University in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. She is currently writing The Canary Tree, a book about finding faith in the ability of people to cope with a rapidly changing planet. It... Read More →
avatar for Emily Polk

Emily Polk

Emily Polk is a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. She has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Human Rights from Columbia University. She researches and presents her work focused on the rhetoric of sustainability and... Read More →
avatar for Nic Romano

Nic Romano

Nic Romano is currently completing his Earth Systems major in the Biosphere track. Nic is interested in all aspects of ecology, from the deepest oceans to the darkest forests. His current research focuses upon the ectomycorrhizal symbiosis, in which plants exchange nutrients with... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Mission Cheese 736 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

The Arts Resistance Presents Dangerous Thinking
Philosophers, street poets, comedians, dancers, and punks from around the world create a passionate thinking space outside of the totalitarian mentality. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RELOCATED FROM CLARION ALLEY TO VALENCIA GARDENS COMMUNITY ROOM DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Participants
avatar for Jenny Alton

Jenny Alton

Jenny Alton is an MFA fiction candidate at SFSU and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Ukraine 2011-2013). A former Curator at VelRo Readings, Graduate Teaching Associate at SFSU, and Assistant Fiction Editor at Fourteen Hills, her writing has appeared in Lumen, Entropy, and Vertebrae... Read More →
avatar for Edie Eve

Edie Eve

I'm interested in attending as many film school workshops and costuming panels as possible.
avatar for Luna Malbroux

Luna Malbroux

Founder, Luna Is America
Luna Malbroux is a comedian, writer, host of comedic talk show Live Sex and creator of EquiTable and is currently traveling across the country, #MappingPrivilege
avatar for Fernando Meisenhalter

Fernando Meisenhalter

Fernando Meisenhalter is of German ancestry, raised in Mexico City, a full-time immigrant in the US since 1995, and a God-fearing citizen since 2002. He's MFA-free, somehow survives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and writes mostly flash fiction.
avatar for Simon Rogghe

Simon Rogghe

Simon Rogghe grew up in Belgium and studied philosophy in Netherlands, France, and New York. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in French Literature at U.C.Berkeleу. He is an author of Green Lions, a collaborative book of poetry.
avatar for Jeremiah Walton

Jeremiah Walton

Nostrovia! Press
Jeremiah Walton grew up around NH campfires + hit the road fall 2013. He founded / co-manages Nostrovia! Press, & runs traveling bookstore Books & Shovels. He’s featured at the NYC Poetry Festivals + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl + Lit Crawl San Francisco, among other venues... Read More →
avatar for Zarina Zabrisky

Zarina Zabrisky

Zarina Zabrisky is an award-winning American author of five books published internationally, including a novel "We, Monsters" and three short story collections, "Iron," "A Cute Tombstone," "Explosion" and "Green Lions," a book of collaborative poetry co-written with Simon Rogghe... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Valencia Gardens Community Room 390 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

7:15pm

The Beat Within Presents Young Voices Behind Bars
Since 1996, The Beat Within has been publishing the work of juvenile hall inmates in and outside California. We'll read some extraordinary recent submissions.

Participants
avatar for Katherine Ellison

Katherine Ellison

writer & workshop leader, Ink, Inc.
I write a lot about ADHD and redemption stories.
avatar for Elvia Esquide

Elvia Esquide

Chevron Refinery
I am a walking book full of anecdotes and experiences. Intrigued by the relationship where cultures collide, amazed by a lens of a my camera and the images that freeze time.
avatar for Jill Wolfson

Jill Wolfson

I'm a journalist and novelist who writes often about children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. A long-time fan of The Beat Within who has been facilitating workshops in Santa Cruz juvenile hall for almost 20 years.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
ScholarMatch 849 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110, US

7:15pm

The Coop’s Literary Relay Race!

The Castro Writers' Cooperative presents "Fahrenheit 4-1-5," the story of San Francisco's dystopian future, an original piece written solely for Lit Crawl, with writers handing off portions of the tale to one another. http://www.castrowriterscoop.com/ 


 


Participants
avatar for Galadrielle Allman

Galadrielle Allman

Galadrielle Allman was born in Macon, Georgia in 1969, the same place and time as her family's legendary band, the Allman Brothers Band. Her father, Duane Allman, is considered one of the greatest Rock guitarists of all time. Galadrielle was raised primarily in Berkeley, California... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Frisch

Sarah Frisch

Sarah Frisch work has been published in The Paris Review, the VQR, and The New England Review. She has won a Pushcart Prize and been a finalist for the National Magazine Award. She is a former Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer at Stanford.
avatar for Scott James

Scott James

Co-founder, Castro Writers' Cooperative
Scott James is the co-founder of the Castro Writers' Cooperative, a co-working space for writers in San Francisco. He's a contributor to The New York Times and has three Emmy Awards for his work in TV news. He's also the author of two bestselling novels, "SoMa" and "The Sower," published... Read More →
avatar for Lee Kravetz

Lee Kravetz

Lee Daniel Kravetz is the author of Strange Contagion (Harpercollins), as well as 2014’s international bestseller, Supersurvivors. He has written for The New York Times, Psychology Today, and The San Francisco Chronicle, as well as PBS’s Frontline. He is a proud member of the... Read More →
avatar for Jenelle Lindsay

Jenelle Lindsay

Born and bred in the SF Bay Area, Jenelle left for Chicago where she received a Master's Degree in Film/English before moving to New York which began a career writing for soap operas (Guiding Light, Port Charles and The Young and the Restless) and a teen drama (South of Nowhere... Read More →
avatar for Shana Mahaffey

Shana Mahaffey

Shana Mahaffey is the author of the novel, Sounds Like Crazy, a San Francisco Chronicle notable book for Fall 2009.
avatar for Tina LeCount Myers

Tina LeCount Myers

Writer
Tina LeCount Myers is a writer, artist, independent historian, and surfer. Born in Mexico to expat-bohemian parents, she grew up on Southern California tennis courts with a prophecy hanging over her head; her parents hoped she'd one day be an author. Tina lives in San Francisco with... Read More →
avatar for Janis Cooke Newman

Janis Cooke Newman

I'm the author of a memoir and two novels--all currently in print. I'm also the founder of the Lit Camp writers conference, which will be held at Esalen this upcoming May.
avatar for Melina Selverston-Scher

Melina Selverston-Scher

Writer, The Castro Writers Coop
avatar for Cameron Tuttle

Cameron Tuttle

Cameron Tuttle is an American author. She began her career as a writer for an advertising agency before writing her first book, "The Paranoid's Pocket Guide," which landed her on Oprah. Inspired by the movie Thelma and Louise, Tuttle went on the lam in 1996, doing research for what would become the Bad Girl's... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Fellow Barber 696 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Threepenny Presents!
Three poets, two fiction writers, and two essayists (combined in the persons of five writers) read aloud powerful work that showcases The Threepenny Review.

Participants
avatar for Sativa January

Sativa January

Sativa holds an MFA in fiction from New York University, where she received a Veterans Writing Workshop fellowship. At NYU, she served as co-fiction editor for Washington Square Review and led writing workshops for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Her work has appeared... Read More →
avatar for Jill McDonough

Jill McDonough

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Three-time Pushcart prize winner Jill McDonough is the recipient of Lannan, NEA, Cullman Center, and Stegner fellowships. Her most recent book is Reaper (Alice James, 2017); Here All Night, her fifth collection, is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She teaches in the MFA program... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Pufahl

Shannon Pufahl

Jones Lecturer, Stanford University
Shannon Pufahl is a Jones Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University, where she was previously a Stegner Fellow in fiction. She is at work on a novel set in the American West about gambling and surveillance in the post-War period, and on a collection of essays... Read More →
avatar for Atsuro Riley

Atsuro Riley

Atsuro Riley is the author of 'Romey’s Order' (Chicago, 2010), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, the Whiting Writer's Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress. He reads at City Arts & Lectures (Nourse Theater, SF—with... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Ritual Coffee Roasters 1026 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Thrills, Chills, Zen, and Trains
Join us for an eclectic mixture of fascinating mystery and mind-blowing speculative fiction authors!

Participants
avatar for Janet Dawson

Janet Dawson

Janet Dawson has written two novels featuring Zephyrette Jill McLeod – Death Rides the Zephyr and Death Deals a Hand, and twelve novels with Oakland PI Jeri Howard; a standalone suspense novel, What You Wish For; and numerous short stories, including Macavity winner "Voice Mail... Read More →
avatar for Alex Dolan

Alex Dolan

Alex Dolan is the author of The Empress of Tempera and The Euthanist, and the host of “Thrill Seekers Radio” on the Authors on the Air network.
avatar for Eliot Fintushel

Eliot Fintushel

Eliot Fintushel is the author of ZEN CITY and BREAKFAST WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE. His short fiction has appeared in many genre magazines and anthologies. He is a Nebula nominee. Fintushel’s solo shows have been produced at The Marsh.  He is currently working on a cultural history... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Gregory

Daryl Gregory

Daryl Gregory is an award-winning writer of genre-mixing novels including Spoonbenders (upcoming from Knopf), Harrison Squared, Afterparty, Pandemonium, Raising Stony Mayhall, The Devil’s Alphabet, and the World Fantasy Award-winning short novel We Are All Completely Fine... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Borderlands Books 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Travelers' Tales: Encounters in Faraway Places
Through encounters with foreign people and cultures, these writers uncover profound and universal lessons that help us to see the world in a different light.

Participants
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Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele was born to a Nigerian father and a Nordic-American mother, and the PBS film My Journey Home documents her travels abroad to find her father and siblings, while the e-book, The Nigerian-Nordic Girl's Guide to Lady Problems, establishes her tri-cultural POV. Her memoir... Read More →
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Tania Amochaev

Writer, Photographer, Traveler
Tania Amochaev's stories of global adventure appear in The Best Travel Writing. Her upcoming book, Mother Tongue, follows three generations of women through the chaos of Balkan history.
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Erin Byrne

Erin Byrne is author of Wings - Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, winner of the Paris Book Festival Award, editor of Vignettes & Postcards From Paris and Vignettes & Postcards From Morocco, writer of The Storykeeper film, and occasional guest instructor at Shakespeare and... Read More →
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Marcia DeSanctis

Marcia DeSanctis is the New York Times bestselling author of 100 PLACES IN FRANCE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD GO (Travelers’ Tales, 2014), a Foreword Review INDIEFAB Book of the Year in Nonfiction/Travel. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, Marie Claire, Town... Read More →
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Jeff Greenwald

Jeff Greenwald has traveled extensively through five continents, working as a journalist and photographer. In addition he has created exhibits, lectures, and educational programs for San Francisco’s Exploratorium, the University of California, The Body Shop, and the Asian Art Museum... Read More →
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Larry Habegger

Executive Editor, Travelers' Tales
Larry Habegger is a writer and editor who has been covering the world since his international travels began in the 1970s. As a freelance writer for more than three decades, his work has appeared in many major newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Temo Cafe 3000 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

USF MFA in Writing Showcase
A reading of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from current students in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing at University of San Francisco.

Participants
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Kelsey Ahlmark

MFA Candidate, University of San Francisco
Kelsey Ahlmark is a MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco. She's a fan of the non-fiction essay, true crime shows, and rescue dogs. She is currently the non-fiction editor for Switchback and an educator in the Bay Area. She received her BA from the University of Arizona... Read More →
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Alan Chazaro

Second year MFA poet at USF. Previously graduated from June Jordan's Poetry for the People Program at UC Berkeley. Work forthcoming in Borderlands, Huizache, The Cortland Review, and others. Born and raised in the Bay Area.
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Sage Curtis

Poet, University of San Francisco
Sage is a Bay Area poet/ writer and MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals and she performs it whenever possible. Recently, she's been interested in the glamour and grit of addiction, and the places where it creeps... Read More →
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Rose Heredia

Rose is currently in her 2nd year the MFA Creative Writing program at the University of San Francisco. She is from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in Oakland. She is currently on the Litquake Committee and this is her first time reading at Lit Crawl. She is SO EXCI... Read More →
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Eric Mueller

A former college football player, Eric Mueller moved across the country to join USF’s MFA in writing program in 2014,
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Colter Ruland

Colter lives in San Francisco where he is pursuing his MFA in Fiction at the University of San Francisco, and working at The Booksmith. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Persona Magazine, Danse Macabre, and The Thought Erotic. He is working on his first novel.


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Ruby 3602 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

Write On Mamas Presents Mamas Misbehaving
Let’s just say we hope our children don’t attend. How do fishnet stockings and dog collars go together? Talk about airing your dirty laundry!

Participants
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Vicki DeArmon

Vicki DeArmon is a frontline documenter of the survival syndrome known to women with grown kids and aging parents which she relays through fiction, memoir, and plain ol' story telling--accompanied by a shot of hysteria. She is a writer who has a day job as the Marketing & Events... Read More →
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Claire Hennessy

Random Ramblings, Humor Writer
Claire Hennessy moved from the UK to live in California in 2008, the shock of which propelled her to start writing a humorous memoir as a form of cheap therapy. She writes in inappropriate detail about her personal and sexual life, but it does have the desired effect of keeping her... Read More →
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Sheri Hoffmann

The Boss Lady, Sheri Hoffmann-Writer and Storyteller
Sheri is married with two children, and lives in Benicia. Leaving her corporate job because it depleted her soul, she entered the field of serving in schools and the community. This provided beautiful and ample subject matter; she writes about the ridiculous, the mundane and the... Read More →
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Marianne Lonsdale

Marianne Lonsdale writes personal essays and short stories, and is developing a novel. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Literary Mama, Grown and Flown, Pulse and has aired on KQED. She is a founding member of the Write On Mamas, a Bay Area writers grou... Read More →
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Maria Ramos-Chertok

Founder & Facilitator, The Butterfly Series Writing Workshop
Maria is a writer, workshop leader and coach who facilitates The Butterfly Series, a writing and creative arts workshop for women who want to explore what’s next in their life journey. Her essay What Matters was selected for the 2016 San Francisco production of Listen to Your Mother... Read More →
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Gloria Saltzman

Gloria is a long time member of the Write on Mamas since the early days when we met at Book Passage as the Writing Mamas. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and a dog named Kirby . Her two daughters are fully winged and exploring the world.Gloria works as a psychotherapist... Read More →
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Jennifer Van Santvoord

Jennifer Van Santvoord writes humor essays and creative non-fiction, and was a contributing writer for the anthology, Mamas Write. She is also a member of The Write On Mamas, a group of Bay Area writers. She would love to say that "her work appears" in lots of other places, but... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

7:15pm

¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? and KQED present I Heart San Francisco

¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? Seeks to continue the long tradition of San Francisco being a focal point for groundbreaking, electrifying Latino spoken and written word. Founded in 2014 by Baruch Porras Hernandez, DEMG’s mission is to be a leading performance series that showcases the top Latinx Performers and Writers. We want to collaborate with established Latinx writers, be a launch pad for emerging Latinx writers, queer and straight, of various Latinx origins who have a passion for performing. DEMG was started so that Latinx writers and lovers of spoken word never have to ask ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? (Where my people at?) when it comes to the literary performance scene. 


Moderators
avatar for Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a two time winner of Literary Death Match named one of the 13 BayArea writers to watch in 2016 by 7x7 Magazine. He’s a Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry, and Playwrighting, he is the Voice of Shipwreck SF, and regularly hosts shows with KQED. He was born... Read More →

Participants
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Azuah

Inspired by the mesmerizing sounds of Lianne La Havas and the soulfulness in the music of John Legend, Azuahis underway of making her debut in the music world as an alternative folk and blues artist with just the right touch of soul. Her emotionally provocative songwriting in juxtaposition... Read More →
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Juliana Delgado Lopera

Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian based in San Francisco. The recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award, and a finalist of the Clark- Gross Novel award, she’s the author of ¡Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich hails from San Francisco, CA. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes. On stage, she is a force to be reckoned with bringing energy and unparalleled confidence to each performance. SF Weekly named her the #1 Artist... Read More →
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Yosimar Reyes

Yosimar Reyes is a nationally acclaimed poet, educator, performance artist and public speaker. Born in Guerreo, Mexico and raised in Eastside San Jose Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. His first collection of poetry, “For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Chapel 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110