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Jorge Luis Borges


Our Reading at Lit Crawl

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

San Francisco Writers Workshop, a weekly forum for writers since 1946, is a part of San Francisco Lit Crawl, Phase Two. We're delighted to feature a few of our recent regulars. Please join us in celebrating our literary community!


Robin Bullard writes fiction and is an occasional facilitator at San Francisco Writers Workshop.

Kurt Wallace Martin 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.


Kitty Costello 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 teacher and serves of the board of Girl Power, a martial arts and empowerment organization. Since 1991 she has been on the editorial board of Freedom Voices.

Asa Murphy has published in 7X7 Magazine, has been a freelancer for Examiner.com, and was nominated for the James Kirkwood literary prize. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently working on a novel.

Anna Sears is the author of a novella, Exile, set in the 1970s on the island of Guam. In the 1990s, she originated a nonprofit women’s group, Goddesses We Ain’t – facilitating writing workshops, promoting public readings, obtaining funding, and publishing five books. Her short stories, essays, and poems have appeared in a number of obsolete magazines, including Other Voices. She is currently revising her novel, Espionage: a Love Story.

Joel Streicker is a writer, poet, and literary translator. He is the author of a book of poetry, "El amor en los tiempos de Belisario" (Bogotá: Común Presencia), and an as yet unpublished book of short stories tentatively titled "The Major Mistakes Have Already Been Made." His fiction and translations have appeared in A Public Space, McSweeney's, Gargoyle, and Words Without Borders, among other publications.

Judy Viertel has been published in Gargoyle Magazine, Gold Dust Magazine, Identity Theory, Mad Swirl and Read Short Fiction. She's one of four facilitators currently running that venerable local institution, The San Francisco Writers' Workshop. A proud public educator, in 2014 she was named San Francisco Teacher of the Year.

Litquake events of note:

Barely Published Writers
Litquake’s long-running annual series presents readings by up-and-coming local authors, at the Make-Out Room. Hosted by James Warner, and featuring SFWW participats Teck Sway-Bien and Ant Fraser Fujinaga.
Sunday, October 9 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Long-time SFWW author Scott James invites all to Litquake's annual how-to-get-your-book-published bootcamp on Tuesday, October 11th from 3pm to 6:30pm. Free! It's in the Koret Auditorium of the main SF Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
Session One: First Time Authors Reveal All, 3pm
Session Two: The Latest from the Publishing Pros, 5pm

Don't miss a literary superstar Claudia Rankine in conversation with SF State Professor Sarah Ladipo Manyika.
Friday, October 14, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Olga Zilberbourg, one of SFWW's co-facilitators, will appear in Phase One of Lit Crawl, immediately preceding the reading at Five & Diamond. She will appear as a part of Santa Monica Review's celebration of 30 years of literary provocation.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Holy Mountain 680 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Tamim Ansary, SFWW leader for twenty-two years until the summer of 2015 is hosting a reading in Lit Crawl's Phase Three. Titled Memoir Pool, this event features members of his exclusive memoir workshop. Of them, Beverly Parayno is a long-time SFWW participant. Tamim's memoir Road Trips, about becoming an American in the vapor trail of The Sixties, is now available for purchase. Get Tamim sign you a copy.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Wonderland SF 1266 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Have a fantastic Litquake!!

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