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Thursday, October 11


The Hobnob: Litquake Festival Opening Night
(Disregard start time listed in printed program)

What better way to kick off 19 years of Litquake, than to celebrate the West Coast's largest independent literary festival, at the elegant chandeliered University Club, atop Nob Hill overlooking the city and the Bay. Mingle with authors and other members of the lit scene. Take advantage of the hosted wine bar. Savor the tasty catered menu, and pick up your copy of the Festival Guide to plan your Litquake week. Gaze out over the twinkling lights, take another sip of your beverage, and say softly to yourself, "What a city, what a literary scene. Why...why are we so damn lucky?" Music from Joshua Raoul Brody at the grand piano. Dress attire requested. $20 adv / $25 door

Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm
University Club 800 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Friday, October 12


Immigration and Community: Elaine Castillo & Shanthi Sekaran
Co-sponsored by California Institute of Integral Studies

What has America's melting pot turned out to be? Tonight we look away from the news (children in cages, walls and camps), and examine how fiction helps us understand the complexities of immigration and community. Bay Area authors Elaine Castillo (America is Not the Heart) and Shanthi Sekaran (Lucky Boy) discuss and share their work, set variously in the Philippines, Mexico, Berkeley, and Milpitas. Moderated by Angie Chau (Quiet As They Come). $15 adv / $20 door

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Angie Chau

Angie Chau was born in Vietnam. She has also lived in Malaysia, Italy, Spain, Hawaii, and currently resides in California. She earned a BA in Southeast Asian Culture and Political Economy (ISF) from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master's degree in English with a Creative... Read More →

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Elaine Castillo

Elaine Castillo was born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Comparative Literature. She is a Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation Fellow, and her writing can be found or is forthcoming from Freeman’s, Lit Hub, The... Read More →
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Shanthi Sekaran

Shanthi Sekaran is author of the novels The Prayer Room and Lucky Boy. She teaches creative writing at Mills College, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com and the LA Review of Books. A California native... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Saturday, October 13


Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
Co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora

In 1978, Colorado Springs Police Detective Ron Stallworth answered a classified ad posted by the local Ku Klux Klan faction. Using his real name and some racist epithets to throw the recruiter off the truth, Stallworth received a warm welcome and request for a face-to-face meeting. The KKK had no idea he was black. Tonight we feature Stallworth and his astonishing memoir Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime, in conversation with poet Michael Warr, who also edited Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin. Preceding the conversation will be a screening of the book's film adaptation BlackKklansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, which recently won the prestigious Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Followed by book sales and signing. $30 

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Michael Warr

Michael Warr is Poetry Editor for Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association called his most recent collection of poems The Armageddon of Funk, “a soundtrack for Black life.” Other awards include a Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a Creative Work... Read More →

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Ron Stallworth

Ron Stallworth is a 32-year, highly decorated, law enforcement veteran, who worked undercover narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and organized crime beats in four states. As the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, Ron overcame fierce... Read More →

Monday, October 15


Andy Weir: From Silicon Valley to Mars
Co-presented by Zoetic Press

With two massive bestsellers in The Martian and Artemis, Andy Weir might be the current king of sci-fi. But only recently, Weir was a Silicon Valley programmer shopping a manuscript about an astronaut marooned on Mars. Failing to find a book deal, he published it on his website, crowdsourcing its accuracy with scientists. When readership grew, he released it on Kindle for 99 cents, the lowest price allowed. In three months it sold 35,000 copies, and Random House and Hollywood came calling. Tonight, he shares his thoughts about life and science with Inquiring Minds podcaster Kishore Hari. Book sales and signing to follow. Ticket price includes screening of The Martian. $20 adv / $25 door

6-7 pm book signing in Alamo lobby
7-7:30 pm Q&A
7:30 pm screening of The Martian

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Kishore Hari

Kishore Hari is a science educator who specializes in producing innovative live science events. He is director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which is based out of the University of California, San Francisco. Hari hosts Mother Jones’ weekly science podcast "Inquiring Minds... Read More →

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Andy Weir

Andy Weir built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime. His second novel Artemis appeared in paperback this year. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects... Read More →


Advice: A Night of Stories with Porchlight
We could all stand to hear some wisdom and guidance right about now. The Bay Area’s long-running Porchlight storytelling series returns with "advice"-themed tales from Steve Almond, Dickson Lam, Sands Hall, Sisonke Msimang, Maggie Rowe, and Betty Charbonnet Reid Soskin, the nation's oldest park ranger. Co-hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Music by Marc Capelle. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. $20 adv / $25 door

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Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have been anthologized widely, in the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Erotica, and Best American... 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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Dickson Lam

Dickson Lam is author of the memoir Paper Sons, winner of the 2017 Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, The Kenyon Review Online, Hyphen Magazine, The Normal School, PANK, The Good Men Project, The Rumpus, and Kartika Review. He is a VONA... Read More →
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Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang is a South African writer, speaker and political analyst in issues related to race, gender and democracy. With her successful debut Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home, she has established herself as one of the most exciting new contemporary voices in... Read More →
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Maggie Rowe

For the last 15 years, Maggie Rowe has performed in and produced the Comedy Central stage show sitnspin, Los Angeles’ longest-running spoken word, having taken over the reigns from creator Jill Soloway in 2002. She has written for Arrested Development and Flaked for Netflix. She... Read More →
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Betty Charbonnet Reid Soskin

Betty Charbonnet Reid Soskin is the oldest park ranger with National Park Service, and author of the recently published Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life. Her remarkable life spans nearly ten decades and has included being an author, composer and singer, social... Read More →

Monday October 15, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Tuesday, October 16


The Residents Present The Brickeaters (A Novel)
Co-presented by Noise Pop

Legendary San Francisco art-music pranksters The Residents celebrate the release of their debut novel The Brickeaters with this special full-length music show, incorporating live readings from the book. What is The Brickeaters? Briefly, an absurdist buddy story which teams together a very tall and young internet content screener with an aging career criminal, who work to prevent a middle-aged lottery winner from polluting the Los Angeles water supply with massive amounts of fluoride. Also, the narrator is an unreliable alcoholic! This show will definitely sell out. $25 advance, $30 at the door

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The Residents

Alternately seen as a rock band, an arts collective, and a spirit, The Residents are regarded as iconic in the world of experimental music. In addition to their groundbreaking work in the areas of trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, the group has... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Wednesday, October 17


Beefcake: 50 Years of Tom of Finland
Co-presented by San Francisco Public Library’s James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, Dog Eared Books Castro, GLBT Historical Society, 48 Hills, Bay Area Reporter, Lambda Literary

Our most outrageous night of the week celebrates 50 years of the revolutionary Tom of Finland illustrations, at the notorious SF Eagle leather bar. With special guest Dian Hanson, writer, publisher, and editor of Taschen Books' luscious Tom of Finland collections ("the most cerebral pornographer in America"), GLBT Historical Society Executive Director Terry Beswick, music from Jon Ginoli (Pansy Division) and DJ Bus Station John, cocktails from Blue Angel Vodka, and a Tom of Finland lookalike contest open to all genders and small dogs. Emceed by drag legend Honey Mahogany, and featuring Race Bannon! Prizes courtesy of Mr. S Leather, Taschen Books, Fitness SF, and more! $20 adv / $25 door

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Honey Mahogany

Honey Mahogany rose to international fame as the first (and as of yet only) San Francisco drag queen to appear on the reality TV series RuPaul's Drag Race, but more recently, Honey Mahogany has honed in on making a difference in her hometown. Honey is a founding member of the Stud... Read More →

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Race Bannon

Race Bannon has been an organizer, writer, educator, speaker and activist in the LGBT, leather/kink, polyamory and HIV/STI prevention realms since 1973. He is the author of Learning the Ropes: A Basic Guide to Safe and Fun Lovemaking; founded Daedalus Publishing Company, the first... Read More →
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Terry Beswick

Terry Beswick is Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. He also has worked as a journalist and as an AIDS activist with nonprofit and governmental organizations, including Project Inform, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the White House Office of... Read More →
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Dian Hanson

Labeled the most cerebral pornographer in America, Dian Hanson reigns as the Queen of Sex. Hanson began her publishing career as a pornographic magazine editor, historian, and writer by helping to found the 1970s hardcore journal Puritan. She went on to work for men’s magazines... Read More →

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DJ Bus Station John

DJ Bus Station John's passion for "lost" 70s/80s bathhouse-era dance music rules the floor at his Thursday night institution "The Tubesteak Connection," San Francisco's longest continuously-running GLBTQIAXYZ dance party, now in its 15th year at Aunt Charlie's. BSJ also spins classic... Read More →
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Jon Ginoli

Jon Ginoli is the singer, guitarist, and founder of the legendary gay rock band Pansy Division. Beginning in San Francisco in the early '90s, Pansy Division’s in-your-face queer punk blew closet doors wide open, and their tours opening for Green Day brought their ideas to a wider... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
SF Eagle 398 12th St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Literary Death Match
Literary Death Match returns to Litquake (and Elbo Room) to celebrate the release of LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel, Collision Theory. Judges: poet Vernon Keeve III, comedian Karinda Dobbins, and children's book author Mac Barnett. Readers: Meg Elison, K.M. Soehnlein, Maisha Z. Johnson, Chris Colin. Special guest: Cleve Jones. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $15 adv / $20 door

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Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of stories for children. His books have sold more than one million copies in the United States and have been translated into more than 30 languages. His picture books include two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen... Read More →
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Chris Colin

Chris Colin is the author most recently of What to Talk About, and This Is Camino, which was nominated for a James Beard award. He's written about gay bus trips through the south, Obama’s Irish roots, endangered noodles, refugee theater, George Bush’s pool boy, solitary confinement... Read More →
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Karinda Dobbins

Karinda Dobbins is a stand-up comedian. She’s appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival; featured at Bay Area comedy clubs the Punch Line and Cobb’s; opened for Hari Kondabolu, Trevor Noah, and toured with W. Kamau Bell. Karinda made her primetime national television debut on... Read More →
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Meg Elison

Meg Elison is a science fiction author and feminist essayist. Her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick award. Her second novel was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick, and both were longlisted for the James A. Tiptree award. She has been published... Read More →
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Vernon Keeve III

Vernon Keeve III is a Virginia-born writer whom California molded into an educator. He lives and teaches in Oakland. His purpose is to teach the next generation the importance of relaying their personal narratives, sharing their experiences, and taking control of their destinies... Read More →
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Maisha Z. Johnson

Maisha Z. Johnson is an award-winning writer and digital content strategist who writes and works where the arts meet social change. As a queer Black survivor of Trinidadian descent, she dedicates her work to amplifying marginalized voices with healing, humor, and radical truth-telling... Read More →
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Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones’ career as an activist began in San Francisco in 1970s where he befriended pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. After Milk's death, Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which memorializes over 85,000... Read More →
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K.M. Soehnlein

K.M. Soehnlein is recipient of the Lambda Literary Award (novel); the Henfield Prize (short fiction); and the SFFILM/Rainin Filmmaking Grant (screenwriting). Author of the novels The World of Normal Boys (2000), You Can Say You Knew Me When (2005), and Robin and Ruby (2010). Published... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Elbo Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Lou Reed and Me: Michael Imperioli with Tom Barbash
Limited Capacity seats available

Co-presented by MFA Writing at California College of the Arts

In 1976, Matthew is a sixteen-year-old living in Jackson Heights, Queens. After he loses his two most important male role models, his father and grandfather, his mother uproots Matthew and herself to a posh Manhattan apartment. Matthew soon befriends musician Lou Reed, who lives with his transgender girlfriend Rachel in the same building. The drug-addled, artistic shaman soon becomes an unorthodox father figure to Matthew, who finds himself head over heels for the mysterious Veronica. Tonight, actor and writer Michael Imperioli presents his debut coming-of-age novel The Perfume Burned His Eyes, based on his real-life friendship with Lou Reed. In conversation with author Tom Barbash. $20 adv / $25 door

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Tom Barbash

Tom Barbash grew up in New York and is the author of four books as well as numerous reviews, stories essays, and articles for publications including McSweeney’s, Tin House, The Believer, Zyzzyva, and more. His short story collection Stay Up With Me was nominated for the Folio... Read More →
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Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli is best known for his starring role as Christopher Moltisanti in the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award. He also wrote five episodes of the show and was co-screenwriter of the film Summer of Sam, directed by Spike... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Thursday, October 18


Springfield Confidential: Mike Reiss & The Simpsons
Co-presented by the Contemporary Jewish Museum

A Simpsons writer for 30 years (and still going strong) Mike Reiss has received four Emmys and a Peabody Award for his contributions to America's longest-running sitcom. Come celebrate his memoir Springfield Confidential, a first-hand look at how the show began, with scandals, censors, celebrity guests, and more. It's like a Simpsons episode in book form: smart, fast-paced, and stuffed with hundreds of jokes, some of them funny. Reiss will give a lecture entitled "Simpsons and Other Jewish Families," followed by book sales and signing. Hey, don't have a cow, man, it's only $15 museum members / $20 general public

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Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss is a former head writer for The Simpsons, a show for which he has won four Emmy Awards. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he served as president of the Harvard Lampoon, and currently lives in New York, New York. His books for children include How Murray Saved... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103


Monkee Memoir: Michael Nesmith with Beth Lisick
Co-presented by Amoeba Music

Michael Nesmith’s eclectic, electric life spans his star-making role on The Monkees, his invention of the music video, and his critical contributions to movies, comedy, and the world of virtual reality. His funny and thoughtful memoir Infinite Tuesday takes readers on a pilgrimage in search of a set of principles to live by, from a childhood in Dallas, where his single mother Bette invented Liquid Paper, to the set of The Monkees, the heart of swinging London, and an unexpected oasis of brilliance in the Santa Fe desert, where friendships with Douglas Adams and Los Alamos scientists pointed him toward the power of the infinite. A true American original. In conversation with writer and actor Beth Lisick. Book sales and signing to follow. $20 adv / $25 door 

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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor. She is the author of five books and has appeared in films screened at Cannes, Sundance, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Her books include the memoir collection Yokohama Threeway and Other Small Shames, and the New York Times bestselling... Read More →

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Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith‘s career in music and television took him from starring in The Monkees to a celebrated run of albums as a solo artist and in the First National Band. He created the TV show Popclips, a forerunner of what would become MTV, and produced the films Repo Man and Tapeheads... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA


Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: Arwen Curry & Michael Chabon (SOLD OUT!)
Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) is best known for her classic Earthsea fantasy series and sci-fi masterworks such as The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. Beginning in the mid-1960s, she soon became known for her cultural sophistication and artistry. Her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality, and ethnography. Filmmaker Arwen Curry spent ten years creating the feature documentary The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, which features Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more. Join us for the San Francisco premiere screening of this intimate and multifaceted portrait, followed by discussion with Curry and Michael Chabon. $20 adv / $25 door

“Books aren’t just commodities; the profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art...We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable. But then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, National Book Awards, 2014

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Arwen Curry

Arwen Curry (Project Director) served as Associate Producer and Archivist of the PBS American Masters film EAMES: The Architect and the Painter (2011), and associate-produced both American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco (2013), and the acclaimed HBO film Regarding... Read More →


Noir! Christopher Moore & Susie Bright
Christopher Moore and Susie Bright are kindred spirits: waggish, provocative, always entertaining. And now, with recent books in common. Moore, whose New York Times bestselling satirical novels include Sacre Bleu, Secondhand Souls, and Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, has just penned his first sendup of noir in a novel entitled, you guessed it, Noir. And Bright, an author, journalist, and nationally-known pundit on feminism and sexuality, has just edited the anthology Santa Cruz Noir. What will be discussed at their first meeting, besides dark crime fiction and its tropes? We can't wait to find out. $20 adv / $25 door

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Susie Bright

Susie Bright is the editor of Santa Cruz Noir, and producer of the Santa Cruz Noir audiobook. Her bestselling short story collections, nonfiction, and film and audio work have made her a touchpoint in contemporary American lit. She is the editor at large for Audible Studios, and... Read More →
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Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is the author of 16 novels, including the international bestsellers Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck. His newest book, Noir, was published earlier this year. Chris was born in Toledo, and grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Friday, October 19


Édouard Louis: History of Violence
Limited Capacity seats available

Co-presented by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S

On Christmas Eve 2012, in Paris, the novelist Édouard Louis was raped and almost murdered by a man he had just met. This act of violence left Louis shattered; its aftermath made him a stranger to himself and sent him back to the past he had sworn to leave behind. A bestseller in France, History of Violence has the exactness of a police report and the searching, unflinching curiosity of memoir at its best. In conversation with San Francisco Chronicle books editor John McMurtrie. $20 adv / $25 door
Online Ticket Sales Close at 2 p.m. day of. Tickets after that can be purchased at the door.

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Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis is the author of the international bestsellers The End of Eddy and History of Violence, and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. Compared to Jean Genet by The Paris Review, his work deals with sexuality, class, and violence. Louis... Read More →
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John McMurtrie

John McMurtrie is the book editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Toronto Globe and Mail, and International Herald Tribune, where he got his start in journalism more than a quarter-century ago—not including a stint... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Modernism 724 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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  • Location Downtown
  • Age Limit All Ages
  • about Édouard Louis is the author of the international bestsellers<em>&nbsp;The End of Eddy</em> and&nbsp;<em>History of Violence</em>, and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. Compared to Jean Genet by&nbsp;<em>The Paris Review</em>, his work deals with sexuality, class, and violence. Louis was born Eddy Bellegeule in the working-class village of Hallencourt in northern France, and he attended the École Normale Supérieure and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.


SF Legends: Amy Tan & Armistead Maupin
Two Bay Area literary legends (and old friends) share the stage to talk about their recent memoirs, the writing life, and whatever else suits their fancy. Bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement, Amy Tan now brings us Where the Past Begins. And Armistead Maupin, whose series Tales of the City helped change our cultural conversation about being gay in America, has just released the paperback edition of Logical Family. $15 adv / $20 door

Advance tickets can be purchased here until 4 PM the day of the show

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Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin is author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, and The Night Listener. He was the 2012 recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner. Follow him... Read More →
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Amy Tan

Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California. In 1985, she wrote the story "Rules of the Game," the foundation for her first novel The Joy Luck Club, which explored the relationship between Chinese women and their Chinese-American daughters. It received the Los Angeles... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114


Teenquake & NYMBC Present Tahereh Mafi & Ransom Riggs
Teenquake and Not Your Mother's Book Club™ are embarrassingly proud to present an evening with Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs. Tahereh, bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, celebrates the publication of her newest novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea. Ransom, in his only Bay Area appearance, unveils the next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children in the fourth novel, A Map of Days. $20 for one book / $38 for both books

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Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SHATTER ME series. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband, fellow author Ransom Riggs. She can usually be found over-caffeinated and stuck in a book... Read More →
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Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children novels. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Books Inc., Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102


One Dumb Guy: Kids in the Hall with Paul Myers
"Individually, we're all smart guys, but collectively we're really just one dumb guy."

Canada's most subversively hilarious sketch comedy troupe finally gets its own authorized biography, Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy, which spans the entirety of the Kids' storied career, from their early club shows in Toronto to their recent live reunion tours across North AmericaDon't miss tonight's world premiere book launch, as author Paul Myers discusses the group's uniquely weird history with KITH member Dave Foley, followed by a special screening of their 1996 feature film Brain Candy. Stick around for book sales and signings! $20 adv / $25 door

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Paul Myers

Paul Myers is a Canadian writer and musician living in Berkeley, California. His previous books include the critically acclaimed A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren in the Studio; It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues; and Barenaked Ladies: Public Stunts... Read More →