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Sunday, October 14 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Of Demons and Dreams: A Night of Memoir FILLING

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Assimilation, racism, escape, family dysfunction: the best memoirs confront both demons and dreams head-on. Tonight's reading touches on topics including losing a family fortune (host Frances Stroh), being seduced by Scientology (Sands Hall), going from broke poet to TV personality (Kari Byron), experiencing blackness in America (Julie Lythcott-Haims), triumphing over abuse and neglect (Regina Louise), and finding one's true home (Natalie Singer). $12 adv / $15 door

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Frances Stroh

Frances Stroh is the award-winning author of Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss. She has published in The Common, Literary Hub, and the Detroit Metro Times, among others. Frances is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and curator of the Stranger Than Fiction reading... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Kari Byron

Kari Byron has been the most recognizable, honored, and beloved woman in science-based reality TV for over a decade. She is best known as a host on Discovery Channel's MythBusters but has gone on to host and produce shows spanning several networks: Head Rush; Punkin Chunkin; Large... Read More →
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Sands Hall

Sands Hall is author of the memoir Flunk. Start, the novel Catching Heaven, a Willa Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Fiction, and a Random House Reader’s Circle selection; and a book of writing essays and exercises, Tools of the Writer’s Craft. She teaches at the Iowa Summer... Read More →
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Regina Louise

Regina Louise is the author of Somebody’s Someone, which chronicles her journey through foster care. The one-woman stage adaptation of the book debuted at the Sacramento Theatre Company and was nominated for two NAACP Theatre Awards. Now in film production, her story has been featured... Read More →
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Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims is author of the New York Times bestselling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, and the recent memoir Real American, which details her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism... Read More →
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Natalie Singer

Natalie Singer is author of the new memoir California Calling: An Interrogation. She has been published in Literary Mama, Washington Post, Seattle Times, ParentMap, Alligator Juniper, and Full Grown People, among other outlets. Her work is included in the anthology Love & Profanity... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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