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    A COMPLEAT listing of readings in SF in the first two weeks of June. wow. ... KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP (KSW) - ksw@somarts.org; ph/fax 415.503.0520 934 Brannan
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      A COMPLEAT listing of readings in SF in the first two weeks of June. wow.
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      KEARNY STREET WORKSHOP (KSW) - ksw@...; ph/fax 415.503.0520
      934 Brannan St.; SF, CA 94103 - http://www.kearnystreet.org
      Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 1 - 6 PM

      Thien Pham's COMIC BOOK ART CLASS
      Mondays: June 3 - July 22; 7:30 - 9:30 PM
      SomArts 934 Brannan St. (btw. 8th & 9th Sts.)
      $60, $40 for KSW members (call for info)

      APATURE SUBMISSONS WORKSHOP - learn how to submit work to APAture 2002
      Tuesday, June 11; 7 - 9 PM
      SomArts 934 Brannan St. (btw. 8th & 9th Sts.) 2nd Fl.
      FREE

      APAture CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN to all Bay Area
      Asian Pacific American artists aged 18 - 35.
      please email us for a pdf submission form!

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      From: tamar@...
      Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2002 01:04:27 -0700
      To: ksw@...
      Subject: SFSTATION.COM Literary Arts Newsletter -- June 1, 2002

      SFSTATION.COM
      Literary Arts Newsletter
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      LITERARY ARTS EVENTS CALENDAR
      Literary Arts Calendar: June 1 -16, 2002
      A Bimonthly Calendar of Events
      Published the 1st & 16th of the Month

      Below, you'll find listings for events at bookstores, libraries, cafés,
      bars, performance spaces, schools and other venues. To have your event
      listed, please email us ... listings are free! While we have tried to
      confirm as many readings as possible, you may want to contact the venue
      directly to ensure the event is still scheduled. All events are free of
      charge unless stated otherwise.


      Sci-Fi Authors Reading
      Author Appearance: Saturday, June 1 @ 2 pm
      Signing with a gaggle of talented writers, including Mick Farren (More Than
      Mortal), Gene O'Neill (Burden of Indigo), Chris Roberson (Cybermancy
      Incorporated) and artist GAK (Dead Cats Bouncing)! Join us for a rollicking
      (but serious) signing with dead cats, dyed people, Nazis, Aztec demons,
      zombies, vampires and sex guns! This signing is really too vast in scope to
      explain in an email, so you'll just have to take our word that you don't
      want to miss it.
      Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., SF, 415.824.8203


      Jonnie Jacobs, Cold Justice
      Barbara Seranella, No Man Standing
      Author Appearance: Saturday, June 1 @ 2 pm
      Please join us to meet Jonnie Jacobs author of Cold Justice. Eight years
      ago, SF attorney Kali O'Brien helped prosecute the Bayside Strangler. Now,
      only a few months after his execution, the killings start again and one of
      the victims is Kali's friend and co-prosecutor. Was the wrong man convicted
      and executed? As she investigates, a pattern emerges that leads Kali into a
      deadly labyrinth, and she realizes she may be next. Barbara Seranella,
      author of No Man Standing, is back with this fifth outing for Miranda
      "Munch" Mancini, former biker and drug addict turned car mechanic, who is
      placed in the awkward duel role of soccer mom/criminal accessory. When Munch
      learns that her old friend Ellen's parents have been murdered, she puts
      herself and hard-fought-for new life in jeopardy.
      "M" is for Mystery, 86 East Third Ave., San Mateo, 650.401.8077. Barbara
      Seranella also appearing at <Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte
      Madera, 415.927.0960: Sunday, June 2 @ 5:30 pm


      Best Bisexual Erotica 2 Reading
      Author Appearance: Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30 pm
      Editor Lori Selke (Tough Girls) and local contributors Carol Queen, Bill
      Brent, Linda Poelzl and Steven Schwarz will help kick off Pride Month with
      their steamy selections from the anthology Best Bisexual Erotica 2.
      Boadecia's Books, 398 Colusa Ave, Kensington, 510.559.9184


      C. J. Box, Savage Run
      Author Appearance: Sunday, June 2 @ 1 pm
      C. J. Box will be here to discuss his new novel Savage Run. This gripping
      and suspenseful new novel is as dramatic and brutal as its Wyoming
      wilderness setting. Booklist, in a starred review said: "Plots, centering on
      issues of land management and the environment but filled with suspense and
      Old West-style action, are rich in both complexity and narrative drive, and
      his characters are as full-bodied as any in the genre."
      "M" is for Mystery, 86 East Third Ave., San Mateo, 650.401.8077. Also
      appearing at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 415.927.0960:
      Sunday, June 2 @ 5:30 pm


      Writing the Natural World
      Writing Workshop: Sunday, June 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, $10
      A look at Emerson and Thoreau: Poets and Writers is sponsoring an afternoon
      workshop with Marin poet, Terri Glass, that draws upon the inspirational
      site of the Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary to write about the natural
      world. Terri will introduce the biographies and writings of Ralph Waldo
      Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. An inspirational theme will be drawn from
      each of their works accompanied by a writing exercise. There will be time
      for a short nature walk afterwards so everyone can find a great spot to
      write outdoors. All levels of writers welcome!
      Bay Audubon Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Rd, Tiburon, in the Nature Center
      (small yellow bldg.), 415.388.2524


      Summer in the City Walking Tours with Rand Richards
      Writing Workshop: Sunday, June 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3 pm, Members MI & TCC $20 ;
      public $25
      Brimming with insight and odd fact, laced with humor and drama, Rand
      Richards's city guide, Historic Walks in San Francisco, sheds new light on
      our local history. Covering over 400 sites, this book is illustrated with
      easy-to-follow maps and dozens of rare historic photographs. Slide show and
      talk. On June 2, enjoy a walk through the Financial District & Jackson
      Square; Sunday June 23 takes you through The Embarcadero, and Sunday, July
      21 visits North Beach. Co-sponsored with The City Club of San Francisco.
      Sponsored by The Mechanics Institute; to register and for meeting location,
      call: 415.393.0100


      James Sturz, Sasso
      Author Appearance: Sunday, June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7 pm
      Hidden away in the labyrinthine caves that surround Mancanzano, deep in the
      south of Italy, two teenagers are found dead, their naked bodies perfect
      except for the mysterious lacerations across their faces. As police puzzle
      over the deaths, four experts arrive to investigate a different mystery in
      the caves: the stunning frescoes discovered on the walls. Who painted the
      frescoes and when? Who tried to hide them?" As the art experts and
      scientists work and begin to become part of the community, asking questions
      wherever they have reason to believe answers might be found, another couple
      is found dead, and another, and as weeks, then months, pass, the
      irresistible atmosphere holds them all in thrall ... and one man uncovers
      truths that may lead him to his own doom.
      Museo ItaloAmericano, Building C, Fort Mason Center, SF, 415.673.2200. Also
      appearing at "M" is for Mystery, 86 East Third Ave., San Mateo,
      650.401.8077: Tuesday, June 4 @ 7 pm


      Elizabeth Gilbert, The Last American Man
      Author Appearance: Sunday, June 2 @ 7:30 pm
      Elizabeth Gilbert paints an indelible portrait of an unforgettable character
      in her new biography, The Last American Man. Latter-day mountain man and
      back-to-the-lander Eustace Conway is as remarkable as he is contradictory:
      passionate about nature and inflexible in his relationships; contemptuous of
      consumer society while owning a massive amount of land; a pragmatic person
      and a modern-day myth. Douglas Brinkley observes that this is "the best book
      of New Journalism since Tom Wolfe published The Right Stuff. A truly
      delightful, outrageous, unforgettable saga."
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698


      Orlando Cepeda, Baseball as America
      Author Appearance: Monday, June 3 @ 5 pm
      Baseball Hall of Famer and San Francisco Giants great Orlando Cepeda will be
      at Stacey's to autograph copies of National Geographic's book Baseball as
      America. Cepeda started at first base in the Giants's inaugural game at
      Seals Stadium and went on to become a fixture in the Giants's lineup,
      playing in six All-Star Games. Please note: Due to a tight schedule, Mr.
      Cepeda will be here for only one hour and will not sign any memorabilia.
      Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St., SF, 415.421.4687


      "Crimes Against Humanity" & Other Trivialites:
      American Intellectuals Respond to 9/11
      Author Appearance: Monday, June 3 @ 5:15 pm, $9 for members, $12 for
      non-members
      Greil Marcus, journalist; Author, Mystery Train, Lipstick Traces, Dead
      Elvis, Ranters & Crowd Pleasers and Invisible Republic, in conversation. How
      have intellectuals dealt with the unpredictable events that shake not only
      our daily lives but also the conceptual frameworks that help us understand
      our world? Marcus, as much a cultural historian as a music journalist, will
      share his insights about how American intellectuals, including Noam Chomsky
      and Susan Sontag, responded to the events of 9/11. 5:15 pm, wine & cheese
      reception; 6 pm, program; 7 pm, book signing. Co-sponsored by Stacey's
      Bookstore. .
      The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., SF, 415.597.6705


      Tamim Ansary, West of Kabul, East of New York
      Author Appearance: Monday, June 3 @ 7:30 pm
      Shortly after the World Trade Center attacks, San Francisco writer Tamim
      Ansary wrote an impassioned email to 20 friends about how the threatened
      U.S. reprisals appeared to him as an Afghan American. That email was
      forwarded around the world and grew into West of Kabul, East of New York,
      which offers a deeply personal perspective on the conflict between Islam and
      the West.
      A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., SF, 415.441.6670


      Lisa Michaels, Grand Ambition
      Author Appearance: Tuesday, June 4 @ 12:30 pm
      In 1928, newlyweds Glen and Bessie Hyde set out to run the rapids of the
      Grand Canyon, but failed to arrive at their planned destination. In her
      debut novel, Lisa Michaels, author of the acclaimed memoir Split: A
      Counterculture Childhood, crafts a riveting and eloquent story of the
      Hydes's adventure and captures the spirit of an age when America was hungry
      for individual feats of daring.
      Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St., SF, 415.421.4687


      Kevin Phillips, Wealth & Democracy in America
      Author Appearance: Tuesday, June 4 @ 5:15 pm, $9 for members, $12 for
      non-members
      Phillips, the best-selling author of The Politics of Rich and Poor, will
      demonstrate how the accumulated wealth of American’s richest families
      continues to challenge democracy. He will also discuss his recent commentary
      on America’s wartime sentiment and new issues in post-9/11 politics. 5:15
      pm, wine & cheese reception; 6 pm, program; 7 pm, book signing. Co-sponsored
      by Stacey's Bookstore. .
      The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., SF, 415.597.6705


      Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show
      Poetry Reading: Tuesday, June 4 @ 7 pm
      The Marin Poetry Center, founded in 1981 by a small group of local Northern
      California poets, is an organization designed to nurture an environment of
      poetry. The Traveling Show, a summer reading series, features poetry
      readings at different venues in Marin County. Readers include: Diana Rosen,
      Claudia Chapline, Rachel de Baere and Laurie Stoelting. Hosted by Gaby
      Rilleau.
      The Marin Poetry Center, Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr., Corte
      Madera, 415.924.4844


      Lalita Tademy, Cane River
      Author Appearance: Tuesday, June 4 @ 7:30 pm
      Cane River is a sweeping family saga that follows four generations of
      African-American women in an isolated Louisiana community. Lalita Tademy's
      best-selling debut novel, now out in paperback, is based on the lives of her
      own ancestors.
      A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., SF, 415.441.6670


      Mirabai Starr, Dark Night of the Soul: Songs of Yearning for God
      Author Appearance: Tuesday, June 4 @ 7:30 pm
      Mirabai Starr will discuss her important new translation of a poem by St.
      John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul: Songs of Yearning for God.
      Written while the sixteenth-century saint was imprisoned for his attempts to
      reform the Catholic Church, this poem reflects his despair at feeling
      estranged from God. "I am grateful for [Starr's] fluid, inviting translation
      of this important text ... [which] allows me to adapt John's words to my
      life with an immediacy I've never felt before." Thomas Moore. Natalie
      Goldberg will be introducing Ms. Starr.
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698


      Julia Glass, Three Junes
      Author Appearance: Tuesday, June 4 @ 7 pm
      Julia Glass creates a triptych of modern love stories in her amazing debut
      novel, Three Junes. Set during three crucial summers spanning a decade,
      these are the stories of Paul, the patriarch of a Scottish family, who tries
      to reenter the world after the death of his wife; his oldest son, Fenno, a
      wry and restrained gay man who crafts an aloof existence to protect himself
      from emotional entanglements; and Fern, a young American artist who crosses
      paths with them both.
      Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 415.927.0960. Also
      appearing atBlack Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698:
      Thursday, June 6 @ 7:30 pm.


      Laura Fraser, An Italian Affair
      Author Appearance: Wednesday, June 5 @ 12:30 pm
      When Laura Fraser's husband left her for his high school sweetheart, she
      impulsively took off for the Italian island of Ischia to nurse her shattered
      ego. There she met M., a professor from Paris with an oversized love of
      life. Their casual vacation tryst quickly turned into a passionate,
      transatlantic love affair, with rendezvous in Marrakech, Lago Maggiore,
      Stromboli, London and San Francisco. Now available in paperback, An Italian
      Affair is part memoir, part travelogue and a charming tale of recovery of
      self.
      Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St., SF, 415.421.4687


      Reviewing The Reviewers
      Panel Discussion: Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:30 - 9:30 pm, $8 - $12
      A panel discussion focusing on the role of the reviewer in providing media
      coverage of music, theater, movies and restaurants. Members of the media and
      the arts community comprise the panel. Narsai David, KCBS food and wine
      editor, moderates. Among the panelists are Joshua Kosman, classical music
      critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, Mike Dunne, restaurant critic for the
      Sacramento Bee, and Chad Jones, theater critic for the Oakland Tribune and
      ANG newspapers. Refreshments included.
      Fort Mason Center, Building C, SF, 510.208.6416


      Francis Coppola's Zoetrope: All-Story Readings
      Author Appearance: Wednesday, June 5 @ 6 pm
      Join us for a free night of wine and literature presented by Francis
      Coppola’s short fiction publication, Zoetrope: All-Story. Peter Rock,
      acclaimed author of Carnival Wolves and This Is the Place, will read from
      his new novel The Ambidextrist. Joining him is local writer Adam Johnson who
      will read from his celebrated debut collection, The Emporium. Both writers
      will be available after the reading to chat and sign books.
      Café Niebaum-Coppola, 16 Kearny at Columbus, SF, 415.291.1700


      Mandy Aftel, Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume
      Author Appearance: Wednesday, June 5 @ 7:30 pm
      Mandy Aftel will read from Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume, which is
      now available in paperback. This is a sensual, historical and spiritual tour
      through the ancient art of perfume-making, which also generously explains
      everything readers need to know about creating their own fragrances. Alice
      Waters praises this exquisite book as "inspired not only by intimate
      knowledge, but by a passion so profound that the book is truly a sensory
      awakening." Mandy will also demonstrate how she blends some of her own
      wonderful perfumes.
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698


      Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 6 @ 12 pm
      The Botany of Desire examines the reciprocal relationship between plants and
      people. Michael Pollan's bestseller, now in paperback, is an original and
      thought-provoking look at our place in nature.
      A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., SF, 415.441.6670.


      Earl Emerson, Vertical Bur
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 6 @ 12:30 pm
      Seattle firefighter Earl Emerson is well-known as the author of the Thomas
      Black detective series. Now, in Vertical Burn, Emerson has written a
      mesmerizing novel of suspense about the bravery of the men and women who
      fight fire. When a firefighter is implicated in the death of his partner, he
      must fight to uncover the conspiracy within the department that has turned
      friends into suspects and good men into deadly enemies.
      Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St., SF, 415.421.4687


      Evan Schwartz, The Last Lone Inventor
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 6 @ 6 pm
      Special Event at the birthplace of television! In 1920, a fourteen year-old
      Idaho farm boy named Philo T. Farnsworth had an idea for an invention that
      would ultimately transform the world. Seven years later, in a garage
      laboratory on San Francisco's Green Street, Farnsworth crafted the world's
      first practical TV set and electronic TV camera. However, all the credit for
      this remarkable innovation was ultimately claimed by David Sarnoff, founder
      of RCA and NBC. In The Last Lone Inventor, journalist Evan Schwartz rescues
      Farnsworth's story from obscurity and discusses how his clash with Sarnoff
      symbolized a turning point in the American culture of creativity.
      Stacey's Bookstore, Please note: This event will take place at the Philo TV
      studio, located at 200 Green Street., SF, 415.421.4687


      Jim Dodge, Rain on the River
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 6 @ 7 pm
      While Jim Dodge is internationally known for his fiction (Fup, Not Fade
      Away, Stone Junction), his first passion is poetry. After 18 years of
      publishing anonymously and reading only to local crowds, Dodge offers
      readers Rain on the River: Selected Poems and Short Prose. Jim Dodge lives
      in Northern California. "Poetry should be a pleasure, and Jim Dodge's work
      is just that," Gary Snyder.
      The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., SF, 415.863.8688


      Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 6 @ 7:30 pm
      In 1666, a plague-infected bolt of cloth arrives in an isolated English
      mountain village. Geraldine Brooks's emotional debut novel of the village's
      ordeal, Year of Wonders, asks whether courage and faith remain possible in
      the face of great human suffering.
      A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., SF, 415.441.6670.


      Poetry & Pizza:
      Diana di Prima Reading Philip Whelan
      Poetry Reading: Friday, June 7 @ 7:30 pm; $5<
      Poetry & Pizza meets the first Friday of each month in downtown San
      Francisco and offers free pizza to all comers. Diane di Prima, the premier
      woman poet of the Beat Generation, will be reading from her own works and
      works by Philip Whelan. Recollections of My Life as a Woman, her latest
      prose work, is a journal of her years in New York. Philip Whelan gained
      public recognition as a reader at San Francisco’s famous Six Gallery reading
      in October 13, 1955. His association with the Beat Generation continued with
      his inclusion in Don Allen’s anthology The New American Poetry. An active
      Buddhist for most of his life, Whelan was ordained as a monk and became a
      beloved leader at the Green Gulch Zen Center. Deteriorating health prevents
      him from reading his work in person. Donations of $5 benefit Poets in Need,
      a nonprofit organization providing emergency assistance to established
      poets. Additional donations can be made by mailing checks to Poets in Need,
      2639 Russell Street, Berkel!
      ey, CA 94705.
      >>>Escape From New York Pizza 333 Bush St. (at Montgomery), SF, 415.421.0700


      Joanna Trollope, Girl From the South
      Literary Luncheon: Friday, June 7 @ 1 pm; $40 (lunch and book). Reservations
      required -- 415.927.0973.
      Joanna Trollope will read from her elegant and witty new novel, Girl From
      the South. Gillon Stokes is an unconventional and talented young woman from
      Charleston, South Carolina, who travels to London to try to jump-start her
      career, only to learn that young professionals in England are just as
      confused about love and family as they are at home. Jonathan Yardley
      observes that "her characters are at once vexing and endearing, which is to
      say fully human."
      Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 415.927.0960. Also
      appearing at Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698:
      Friday, June 7 @ 7:30 pm.


      The Hybrid Project at Yerba Buena
      Performance: Friday June 7 @ 8 pm, $12
      Intersection for the Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Present 365
      Days 24+ Events (In One Night) = Where Do We Go From Here? With Erika Shuch
      Performance Group, Melinda Corazon Foley, Eli Marienthal, Alysia Gonzalez,
      Donald E. Lacy Jr., Joe Lopez, Tricia Ong and Shawn Taylor. Designed by
      Chris Studley; hosted by Intersection for the Arts and Sean San Jose. A
      distillation of over two dozen performative responses generated from a
      year's worth of Hybrid Project events at Intersection, this event fuses the
      most provocative challenging pieces into an evening of dialogue-generating,
      discipline-hopping work.
      Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., SF, 415.978.2787


      All-Erotica Dyke Open Myke
      Author Appearance: Saturday, June 8 @ 7:30 pm
      A special All-Erotica Dyke Open Myke! Hear lesbian and bi women writers
      share their spiciest work. If you’d like to read, call Jessy (510.655.1015)
      or email feroniawolf@... for a 5 to 10-minute slot.
      Boadecia's Books, 398 Colusa Ave, Kensington, 510.559.9184


      James Lee Burke, Jolie Blon's Bounce
      Author Appearance: Saturday, June 8 @ 7:30 pm
      Hailed as "the Graham Greene of the bayou" and "the Faulkner of crime
      fiction," award-winning writer James Lee Burke is back with a new novel
      featuring police detective Dave Robicheaux. In Jolie Blon's Bounce,
      Robicheaux must investigate the brutal rape and killing of a young girl.
      From the very beginning he senses that the prime suspect is actually
      innocent; but, before Robicheaux can solve the crime, he must battle his own
      personal demons. Please note: Mr. Burke will only sign books purchased at
      this event.
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698. Also appearing
      at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 415.927.0960: Sunday,
      June 9 @ 2 pm and Stacey's Bookstore581 Market St., SF, 415.421.4687:
      Monday, June 10 @ 12:30 pm


      Spirit Rock Benefit Workshop
      Author Appearance: Sunday, June 9 @ 9 am – 5 pm, $85
      Join best-selling author Anne Lamont and performance artist Nina Wise for a
      day of inspiration, humor and wisdom. Spend the morning with Nina Wise
      rekindling life with the spirit of self-expression, spontaneity, and play
      through meditation, relaxation, movement, song, and storytelling. In the
      afternoon, writer Anne Lamott shares her stories of sadness, joy,
      frustration and disappointment told with honesty, compassion and a pureness
      of voice. Anne Lamott is the best-selling author of Operating Instructions,
      an account of life as a single mother during her son’s first year, Bird by
      Bird, a guide to writing and the challenges of a writer’s life, and most
      recently, Traveling Mercies, a collection of autobiographical essays on
      faith. Nina Wise is a dharma-based performance artist and teacher. Her first
      book, A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life: Self-Expression and Spiritual
      Practice for Those Who Have Time for Neither, is due for release in May,
      2002, with an introduction by Jack K!
      ornfield. To register send a check to SRMC, PO Box 169, Woodacre, CA 94973,
      with the Code NW4, 6/9 on your check. Cost $85. (Everything above $50 is a
      tax deductible donation.) There are a limited number of work-exchange
      scholarships, please call 415-488-0164 x 400 to leave a message.
      Spirit Rock Meditation Center, 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre,
      415.488.0164. Nina Wise also appearing at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista
      Blvd., Corte Madera, 415.927.0960: Thursday, June 6 @ 7 pm


      Literary Bike Tour: Tales of the City
      Author Appearance: Sunday, June 9 @ 11 am - 3 pm
      ACWLP and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition bring you the first in a
      series of literary bike tours -- this one showcases Armistead Maupin's San
      Francisco. Discover the real Barbary Lane, the site of the jockey shorts
      dance contest, the cliff where Norm met his end and much more.
      Meet in front of A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave.,
      SF, 415.441.6670


      Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show
      Poetry Reading: Sunday, June 9 @ 1:30 pm
      The Marin Poetry Center, founded in 1981 by a small group of local Northern
      California poets, is an organization designed to nurture an environment of
      poetry. The Traveling Show, a summer reading series, features poetry
      readings at different venues in Marin County. Readers include: Lonner
      Holden, Gloria Spurgeon-Smith and Deidre Sharett. Hosted by Prartho Sereno.
      The Marin Poetry Center, Novato Main Library, 1720 Novato Blvd., Novato,
      415.897.1142


      Potlatch: Sharing a Lifetime of Experiences, Stories and Treasures From Our
      Tribe
      Performance: Sunday, June 9 @ 2 pm
      The Intergeneration Performance Series II presents a treasure chest of Story
      Spirals told by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. They will
      reveal through song and dance and storytelling, personal experiences with
      aging and ageism as experienced within the queer community. Themes of
      intergeneration mentoring, the challenges that face young and old alike and
      the passing on of queer culture from one generation to the next are woven
      into this multi-media live performance.
      Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., SF,
      415.557.4400


      Courtesans and Rebels
      Literary Salon: Sunday, June 9 @ 3 pm - 5 pm
      This month EdgeWork welcomes Susan Griffin, author of The Book of the
      Courtesans: A Catalogue of Their Virtues in conversation with EdgeWork
      author Margot Duxler, author of Seduction: A Portrait of Anais Nin. Please
      join us for a conversation between these two esteemed women writers, and
      join in with your questions and thoughts. EdgeWork authors will be present,
      and all our Salon members and guests are warmly welcomed to celebrate the
      release of Seduction: A Portrait of Anais Nin! Entrance to the Salon is free
      of charge, and refreshments will be served.
      EdgeWork Books, Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club, 1650 Mountain Blvd.,
      Oakland, 510.524.2281


      Maxine Chernoff, Some of Her Friends That Year
      Author Appearance: Sunday, June 9 @ 7:30 pm
      Maxine Chernoff combines a poet's precision with a wonderfully humane
      astuteness in her new collection of short stories, Some of Her Friends That
      Year. The title story offers a glimpse of the wonders that both fans and new
      readers will find throughout this richly rewarding collection, as a brief
      list of the events in a single year of life of twelve women opens into an
      amazing overview of our culture and our times. She will be joined by her
      husband, the poet Paul Hoover, who will read from Winter (Mirror), a
      wonderful collection of poems that combine a laconic wit with a deep
      tenderness.
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698


      Deborah Tannen, Talking Family
      Author Appearance: Monday, June 10 @ 5:15 pm, $9 for members, $12 for
      non-members
      Tannen has earned a reputation for translating the abstractions of
      linguistics into clear concepts for all of us to use. She now shows the
      importance in family talk of separating word meanings, or messages, from
      heart meanings, or meta-messages (unstated but powerful meanings that come
      from our relationship histories and the way we say things). She provides
      tools to improve relationships with family members of every age. 5:15 pm,
      wine & cheese reception; 6 pm, program; 7 pm, book signing. Co-sponsored by
      Stacey's Bookstore. .
      The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., SF, 415.597.6705. Also appearing at
      Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 415.927.0960: Sunday, June
      9 @ 4 pm


      Beppe Severgnini, Ciao, America!
      Author Appearance: Monday, June 10 @ 7 pm
      Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini, in conversation with David Reid,
      presents his new book: Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the U.S.
      Severgnini reveals with entertaining clarity our habits, foibles and ways of
      thinking, all while gently poking fun at the idiosyncrasies of Italian
      visitors, as well as at some long-standing quirks of the American national
      character.
      The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., SF, 415.597.6705. Also appearing at
      Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 415.927.0960: Sunday, June
      9 @ 7 pm.


      Heather Parkinson, Across Open Ground
      Russell Rowland, In Open Spaces
      Author Appearance: Monday, June 10 @ 7:30 pm
      Heather Parkinson's debut, Across Open Ground, is a story of love and the
      land set on the brink of America's entry into World War I. Russell Rowland's
      In Open Spaces follows one family's struggle to maintain their delicate
      balance with nature. Rowland is a fourth-generation Montanan who now lives
      in San Francisco.
      A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., SF, 415.441.6670.


      Laura Shaine Cunningham, Beautiful Bodies
      Author Appearance: Monday, June 10 @ 7:30 pm
      >From the celebrated author of the memoirs Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in
      the Country comes a hilarious and insightful new comedy of manners about 6
      thirty-something women navigating the perilous currents of single life in
      New York City. In Beautiful Bodies, six friends gather in a downtown loft on
      the coldest night of the year. As the night progresses, each woman offers up
      her most private dreams and disappointments, and the group experiences the
      pleasures and complications of shared confidences.
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698. Also appearing
      at Stacey's Bookstore581 Market St., SF, 415.421.4687: Tuesday, June 11 @
      12:30 pm


      Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show
      Poetry Reading: Tuesday, June 11 @ 7 pm
      The Marin Poetry Center, founded in 1981 by a small group of local Northern
      California poets, is an organization designed to nurture an environment of
      poetry. The Traveling Show, a summer reading series, features poetry
      readings at different venues in Marin County. Readers include: Phyllis
      Teplitz, Julie Stevens Manson, Amber Thomas, Louise Murphy and Julie
      McCullough. Hosted by Vince DeMaio.
      The Marin Poetry Center, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San
      Rafael, 415.485.3328


      Wild Women Writing
      Performance: Tuesday, June 11 @ 7 pm
      Get Lost's celebration of this writing collective's first anthology was a
      popular event last year; the book soon sold out. Now the book -- with a new
      publisher -- is hot off the press and back in stock. We invite those who
      missed their last reading to listen to the travel stories of Jacqueline
      Harmon Butler, Carla King, Jennifer Leo, Danielle Machotka, Linda Watanabe
      McFerrin, Pamela Michael and Alison Wright.
      Get Lost Travel Books, 1825 Market St., SF, 415.437.0529


      Susan Parker, Tumbling After
      Author Appearance: Tuesday, June 11 @ 7:30 pm
      Tumbling After is local writer Susan Parker 's candid memoir of her life
      after a freak bicycle accident left her husband a quadriplegic. Based on her
      San Francisco Chronicle columns, it is a story of survival and the
      unexpected joy that can grow out of grief.
      A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., SF, 415.441.6670.


      Steve Lopez, In the Clear
      Author Appearance: Tuesday, June 11 @ 7:30 pm
      Steve Lopez brings his trademark compassion and biting humor to his new
      novel, In the Clear. Albert LaRosa is the sheriff of the small New Jersey
      island town where he was born and raised. The town is going downhill fast,
      and so, it would appear, is Albert, until a millionaire from Atlantic City
      announces his plan to open a huge new casino. When Albert is offered the job
      as chief of security, he is forced to confront a terrible mistake in his
      past, and his own dreams for the future. "I don't know anybody who knows
      more of this life, or can write it as well." Jimmy Breslin
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698


      In The Pen Dance: Dedicate a Day to Creativity
      Workshop: Wednesday, June 12 @ 10 am – 10 pm
      Now in its second year, In the Pen Dance offers artistic and alternative
      ways to celebrate Filipino culture. With amazing writing workshops, great
      performances, open microphones, vegan Filipino food, live music and dance,
      In The Pen Dance promises to fulfill all its participants with a full day of
      creativity. The event was created by 20-year-old Jason Mateo in 2001 as a
      means to “give Pilipinos in America a day to re-teach and relearn their own
      important past.” Free writing workshops begin at 10 am; performances begin
      at 6 pm. Featuring Isangmahal, Kiwi and Native Elements.
      Youth Speaks/Living Word Center, 2169 Folsom St., SF, 415.255.9035


      Bruce Bellingham, Bellingham by the Bay
      Literary Salon: Wednesday, June 12 @ 5:30 pm
      "Namedropping is my favorite sport," confesses San Francisco commentator
      Bruce Bellingham, who shares his sharp, witty observations on popular
      culture. A prolific contributor to Herb Caen's San Francisco Chronicle
      column and a well-known columnist himself, Bellingham's collection is packed
      with anecdotes on the famous and infamous in the Bay Area and beyond. No one
      is safe from Bellingham's keen humor. This volume of topical humor and
      remembrances is essential for any lover of San Francisco.
      Monticello Inn, Hotel Library, 127 Ellis St., SF, 866.778.6169


      Grotto Nights IV, "Groove: Sounds Meet Words"
      Multi-Media Performance: Wednesday, June 12 @ 5:45 pm
      "Groove" performers include spoken-word performer and author Beth Lisick
      reading from her new book, This Too Can Be Yours; music writer Richard
      Henderson reading about the Conet Project; actor/solo performer/human
      beatbox Yuri Lane performing excerpts from his one-man show Soundtrack City
      (a sonic journey through San Francisco); and others. "Groove" is produced by
      Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Xandra Castleton and independent
      filmmaker and writer David Munroe. Grotto Nights at the Main Library is
      directed by author and documentary filmmaker David Ewing Duncan.
      Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., SF,
      415.557.4277


      Good Lit: David Leavitt
      Author Appearance: Wednesday, June 12 @ 6:45 pm, $9 for members, $12 for
      non-members
      David Leavitt, author, Florence, A Delicate Case, in conversation with
      Barbara, Good Lit series director. Leavitt speaks for a generation of young
      gay writers in his short stories and novels, including The Marble Quilt and
      The Lost Language of Cranes. He has also been the subject of a widely
      publicized plagiarism suit by poet Stephen Spender for his novel While
      England Sleeps. Leavitt divides his time between Florida and Tuscany, and
      his latest book, Florence, A Delicate Case, chronicles expatriate life in
      Italy. 6:45 pm, wine & cheese reception; 7:30 pm, program Co-sponsored by
      Stacey's Bookstore.
      The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., SF, 415.597.6705


      Xaviera Hollander, Child No More
      Author Appearance: Wednesday, June 12 @ 7 pm
      Child No More, a candid memoir of a child and her extraordinary parents,
      details Xaviera Hollander's remarkable life, from her family's confinement
      during WW II, through her entree into the world of prostitution, and her
      years of international celebrity with the publication of The Happy Hooker.
      Told in an utterly frank and inquisitive voice, Child No More recounts a
      surprising and uplifting "voyage of discovery through three lives."
      The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., SF, 415.863.8688


      Colson Whitehead, John Henry Days
      Author Appearance: Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:30 pm
      Author of the acclaimed The Intuitionist, Whitehead marvels us again with
      his most recent novel, John Henry Days. Navigating through the parallel
      journeys of an American legend and of a contemporary American, Whitehead
      nourishes with a feast of history, humanity and humor. John Updike of the
      New Yorker raves of John Henry Days: "Does what writing should do; it
      refreshes our sense of the world.... An ambitious, finely chiseled work.
      Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave., Oakland, 510.653.9965. Also appearing at
      Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St., SF, 415.421.4687: Wednesday, June 12 @
      12:30 pm.


      Brady Udall, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
      Author Appearance: Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:30 pm
      If Brady Udall's endearing hero -- the half Apache and mostly orphaned Edgar
      Presley Mint -- met John Irving's Owen Meany, they would be fast friends.
      Brady Udall's wildly popular first novel, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, is
      now out in paperback.
      A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., SF, 415.441.6670.


      Russell Rowland, In Open Spaces
      Author Appearance: Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:30 pm
      Russell Rowland makes an astonishing debut with his first novel, In Open
      Spaces, in which the unforgiving landscape of eastern Montana is itself a
      major character. Set in the years between 1916 and 1946, this is the
      compelling story of a ranching family that is torn apart when the oldest
      brother drowns under what are slowly revealed to be suspicious
      circumstances. "A strong, dark novel, which vividly describes the harsh
      lives of men and women of a bygone world ... The book is charged with
      dramatic tension -- a joy to read." Ha Jin
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698


      Marian Keyes, Angels
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 13 @ 12:30 pm
      In her bestselling novels Watermelon and Rachel's Holiday, Irish novelist
      Marian Keyes introduced readers to the Walsh sisters, Rachel and Claire. In
      Angels, her first book set in the U.S., Keyes focuses on the family "good
      girl," Margaret. Unlike her hilariously dysfunctional sisters, Margaret has
      a good career and a solid marriage. But everything suddenly changes when her
      organized world starts to unravel and she feels the irresistible urge to run
      away to Los Angeles, the city of Angels, where nothing will be the same.
      Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St., SF, 415.421.4687


      Open Books/Writers at the Library: Sharon Boorstein
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 13 @ 6:30 pm
      The nationally known food writer will share hilarious stories and life
      lessons as she discusses Let Us Eat Cake, her poignant new memoir/cookbook
      which explores the meaning of women's friendships and the role that food and
      cooking play in them. Boorstin was the restaurant critic for New West,
      Beverly Hills 213 and the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. Her articles have
      appeared in Bon Appetit, Playboy, Esquire, House & Garden and other national
      publications.
      Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., SF,
      415.557.4277


      Rudy Rucker, Spaceland
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 13 @ 7 pm
      Suffice to say that you must come and meet Rudy Rucker, author,
      mathematician, computer scientist, professor, all-around nice guy, two-time
      winner of the Phillip K. Dick award and one of the founding fathers of
      cyberpunk. A hard-SF homage to Edwin Abbot's Flatland, Spaceland is about
      Joe Cube, a man employed by a Silicon-Valley startup who brings home an
      experimental machine. His marriage is shakier than he realizes, he's sort of
      a loose cannon himself, and when he turns on the machine, a woman named Momo
      from the fourth dimension promises to make him rich if he'll help her with a
      project. The four-dimensional vision she gives him comes in handy at the
      blackjack tables in Vegas, which Joe's wife likes a lot. Unfortunately,
      Joe's wife is also starting an affair with another guy from the lab, and
      Momo's scheme turns out to have angles they couldn't have imagined. Suddenly
      the fate of life itself here in Spaceland is at stake.
      The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., SF, 415.863.8688. Also appearing at
      Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., SF, 415.824.8203: Saturday, June 15 @ 2
      pm.


      Gary Snyder & Tom Killion, The High Sierra of California
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 13 @ 7:30 pm
      Poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion present their exquisite
      collaboration, The High Sierra of California, an homage to these majestic
      mountains and the inspiration one can find among them.
      A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness Ave., SF, 415.441.6670.


      Joel Kovel, The Enemy of Nature
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 13 @ 7:30 pm
      Joel Kovel will discuss The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the
      End of the World? This is a bold indictment of capitalism, with its
      unrelenting pressure to expand, as both inherently ecodestructive and
      unreformable. Arguing against the reigning orthodoxy that there can be no
      alternative to capitalism, Kovel offers "a visionary program of practical
      political action." -- Nancy Hartsock
      Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510.486.0698


      Oakland Poetry Slam Finals
      Author Appearance: Thursday, June 13 @ 9 pm, $10
      Ten people qualified for the Oakland Slam finals: Souls Journey, Meliza
      Bañales, Saj, Soul Evans, Mesej 1, Leah Gardner, Mack Dennis, Nazelah
      Jameson, Ishle Yi Park and Jason Bayani. This group includes new and old
      slammers -- two-time Oakland team member Nazelah Jameson and former New
      York-Union Square team member Ishle Yi Park have years of National Poetry
      Slam experience, while this year’s point leader, Souls Journey, and Oakland
      native Mesej 1 are in their first finals ever. Oakland is one of the
      country’s finest slam teams, having finished third in the country in 1999
      and fifth in 2000. The four-member team chosen on June 13 will be coached by
      Kenny Mostern and will participate in the annual Battle of the Bay series,
      which this year pits Oakland against San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose and
      Sacramento. The Oakland Battle of the Bay, at the Black Box Theater, will be
      on July 11. Finals will be hosted by Kenny Mostern and Sonia Whittle, with
      assistance from YADDOS and wit!
      h DJ Technique spinning the tracks.
      The Black Box Theater, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 510.451.1932


      Spanish Poetry Recital
      Poetry Recital: Friday, June 14 @ 3 pm - 5 pm
      In conjunction with El Valenciano Restaurant, the Center for Art in
      Translation will present their eleventh Spanish Poetry Recital, celebrating
      the great literary heritage of the Spanish-speaking world. El Valenciano
      hosts free salsa-dancing lessons immediately following the recital --
      everyone welcome!
      Center for Art in Translation, El Valenciano Restaurant, 1153 Valencia St.,
      SF


      Paul Collins, English as She is Spoke
      Author Appearance: Friday, June 14 @ 7 pm
      Paul Collins hosts an evening of literary revival to celebrate the
      publication of English as She is Spoke, the latest book from McSweeney's.
      Authors will read from their favorite forgotten and out-of-print books in a
      benefit for REST, a program that pairs women prisoners and their children
      with books. Scheduled to appear are Christina Boufis, REST director and
      co-editor of On The Market; Lewis Buzbee, author of Fliegelman's Desire; Ann
      Cummins, featured in McSweeney's 7; Keith Knight, author of The K
      Chronicles; Michelle Richmond, author of The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress;
      and Wendy Lesser, founding editor of The Threepenny Review.
      The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., SF, 415.863.8688


      Alton Brown, I'm Just Here For the Food
      Author Appearance: Friday, June 14 @ 7:30 pm
      In his debut cookbook, I'm Just Here For the Food, Brown blends a unique
      combination of hilarious wisdom and cooking instruction, garnished with
      informative history and cooking techniques. Alton Brown is host of the Food
      Network's popular Good Eats and continues to push the limits of contemporary
      cooking. With I'm Just Here For the Food, he continues to break the mold,
      creating a cookbook unlike any other for people who would rather understand
      their food than follow a recipe. A mix of cutting edge graphics and a fresh
      take on preparing food, this is the book that his legion of fans has been
      clamoring for.
      Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave., Oakland, 510.653.9965


      Queeriosity: A Celebration of Queer Youth Art & Culture
      Workshop: Friday, June 14 @ 8 pm - midnight, $8 adults $2 youth (under 21),
      no one turned away for lack of funds
      Youth Speaks and The Love N’ Justice Project present Queeriosity, a
      celebration of queer, bisexual, transgender, lesbian, intersexed, gay and
      questioning voices. At the NEW Queer Community Center, Queeriosity will
      bring together LGBTQIQ youth from throughout the Bay Area. Hosted by tyger
      walsh and Mario Balcita, the evening will include a multi-media art gallery,
      open mic , featured performances of poetry, dance, hip-hop, spoken word,
      drag, fierce truth and more. For more info, www.youthspeaks.org.
      Queer Community Center, 1800 Market St., Rainbow Room, SF, 415.865.5611


      An Evening of Poetry: Chrystos with Jennifer Lisa Vest
      Poetry Reading: Friday, June 14 @ 8 pm, $15 adults
      Chrystos, born in 1946 in San Francisco, is of mixed-blood ancestry and
      identifies herself as an Urban Indian. Chrystos is a writer, an artist and
      an activist. She is the author of Not Vanishing (1988), Dream On (1991), In
      Her I Am (1933), Fugitive Colors (1995) and Fire Power (1995). With her
      poetry and activism, Chrystos explores the issues of class, gender,
      genocide, colonialism, class and gender, and how these affect women and
      Indian peoples, especially from a feminist and lesbian perspective. Jennifer
      Lisa Vest is a Mixedblood (Black and Indian) poet born and raised in
      Chicago. Over the years, she has been involved in organizing a number of
      artists collectives including the Berkeley group, Women of Mixed Heritage
      (1989) and the D.C. groups Daughters of the Dream (1990) for Black women
      artists and Divination for Black women writers (1991-92). In 1993, she
      returned to the Bay Area to form a collective of mixed heritage artists
      called Four Corners Collective.
      SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., 4th Floor, SF, 415.865.5611


      Honeymoon for Muses: A Workshop for Artists and Writers
      Workshop: Saturday, June 15 @ 11 am - 5 pm, $45
      Making art is an act of love. Like all love relationships, the one between
      an artist and their art is complex. At best it includes trust,
      understanding, discovery, excitement, freedom, delight, play and passion. At
      worst it’s frustrating, terrifying, disappointing, unreliable, grueling,
      boring, confusing, and infuriating. This workshop, for writers and artists
      in any medium, is an opportunity to fan the flames of romance in your
      creative life. It’s also a chance to learn how to get out of stuck places
      with your art. We’ll use erotic imagery, love songs, fantasy, and the latest
      research on what makes love relationships work, all to help you love your
      art the way it needs to be loved. The workshop will be led by Robert
      Ressler, Ph.D., a personal coach to artists and writers with years of
      experience as a writer, musician, teacher and counselor.
      For information and reservations, call 415.289.2212 or visit
      www.creativitysupport.com.


      Borges: The Time Machine/La Máquina del Tiempo
      Author Appearance: Saturday, June 15 @ 2 pm
      Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges left an indelible mark on literature of
      the 20th century. Borges: The Time Machine/La Máquina del Tiempo presents an
      accessible and intimate look at Borges and his work. Featuring over 180
      items -- including handwritten letters, manuscripts, portraits by famous
      photographers, family photographs, personal belongings, and other primary
      resources -- the exhibition documents all aspects of Borges's life and gives
      a glimpse into his creative process and the cultural and political climate
      of his time. Considered one of the greatest Spanish-language writers of the
      20th century, Borges (1899-1986) excelled as a short story writer, but was
      equally famous for his essays and poetry. The opening-day reception includes
      a reading of Borges's work in Spanish and English by Professor Carlos Baron
      of San Francisco State University, followed by a lecture on the life and
      work of Borges by Dr. Donald Yates, Professor Emeritus of Spanish American
      Literature at !
      Michigan State University. Opening program: SF Main Library, Lower Level,
      Koret Auditorium, 2 pm to 3:30 pm; Opening reception: SF Main Library, Sixth
      Floor, Skylight Gallery, 4 pm to 5 pm; Exhibition: SF Main Library, Sixth
      Floor, Skylight Gallery, June 15 through September 1, 2002.
      Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., SF,
      415.557.4277


      Writers with Drinks
      Performance: Saturday, June 15 @ 5:30 pm, $3 - $5
      Once again, we throw together every kind of spoken word performance to see
      what'll stick. This time, genres include award-winning erotica, science
      fiction, humor, literary fiction and poetry. Charles Anders
      (www.charlesanders.com) MCs and vamps. Perfoming this time are Lynn
      Breedlove (Godspeed), Daphne Gottlieb (Why Things Burn, Pelt), Thomas Roche
      (Noirotica, Dark Matter), Cory Doctorow (Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom),
      Annalee Newitz (Techsploitation, White Trash, Bad Subjects) and Heather Gold
      (Qcomedy, Ladyfest). All proceeds go to local queer nonprofits.
      Café du Nord, 2170 Market St., SF, 415.861.5016

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