“Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.”
Jorge Luis Borges


Benefit for Alley Cat Books

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 4 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

San Francisco Writers Workshop is celebrating the bookstore that has so kindly given us space to meet every week. Please come to share in food, drink, and words!


Linda Fiddler wrote a food column, has been published in magazines in the Central Valley of California and currently does grant writing and research and is a lecturer at California State University Bakersfield. At SFWW, Linda has been working on a memoir and short fiction. She also devotes countless hours to pro-bono political and advocacy work in Kern County which is a ‘muse’ for much of her storytelling.

Antonia Fraser Fujinaga, half Scots and half Italian, has no publications other than a dry scholarly tract about post-revolutionary Iranian law. However, she resorted to writing short stories when trapped in an office job without enough drudgery to fill eight hours. She has sung in several Balkan bands and now performs Japanese folk music at cultural festivals around the Bay. She also makes clothes and lace and writes inappropriate songs.

Ken Grosserode, former altar boy and current urban cycling enthusiast, started his career as an attorney writing for federal adjudicators and later transitioned to writing the content for compliance training programs. He is now correcting the mistakes he made in the first draft of his novel, The Expectancies, a story of a Catholic mother who finds a sense of compassion and faith that transcends religious dogma through her struggles with a rebellious daughter in the tumult of the 1960s.

Scott James straddles the worlds of both fact and fiction as a writer. He’s a three-time Emmy winning journalist for his work in television news, and is a current contributor to The New York Times. Using the pen name Kemble Scott, he's the author of two novels, "The Sower" and "SoMa." Both books were brought to life in the San Francisco Writers Workshop.

Harriet Rohmer is the founder and former Publisher of Children's Book Press, the pioneering publisher of bilingual/multicultural picture books (now an imprint of Lee & Low). Her books have won more than 100 awards, including the American Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Ezra Jack Keats Award, and the Jane Addams Award. She is the author of Heroes of the Environment from Chronicle Books and her short fiction has been published in more than twenty magazines, including Louisiana Literature, The Louisville Review, Passages North, Everyday Fiction and Flash Fiction Magazine.

Kenton K. Yee's poetry and fiction appear in The Los Angeles Review, PANK, Cafe Irreal, Strange Horizons, and Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, among others. Trained in theoretical physics, law, and economics, he researches finance and machine-learning and writes from San Francisco.

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