Scheduled Readings & Events for details, call 415-658-7920
Ralph Josiah Bardsley , Tim Floreen & Bonnie J. Miller
Monday, August 14 - 7pm Perfectly Queer Reading Series presents It Ain't Just Genre! Why is fiction a wrestling match, with literary fiction in one corner and genre fiction in another? Isn't a mystery or a romance or science fiction as much literature as non-genre fiction? We'll thrash those questions and more out at "It Aint Just Genre!" Three writers will read from their new books: Ralph Josiah Bardsley, author of A Careful Heart (romance), Tim Floreen, author of Tattoo Atlas (horror), and Bonnie J. Miller, author of Sappho's Bar and Grill (speculative fiction). The readings will be followed by a panel discussion and book signing. Door prizes awarded. Wine, edibles, and good cheer provided for free.
Wednesday, August 16 - sign up 7:30 (5 minutes each), Show @ 8:00 SMACK DAB Open Mic Co-hosted by Dana Hopkins and Larry-bob Roberts All Ages, All Genders, All Free!
With feature Kirin Khan, a Pashtuna writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico whose work explores immigration, violence and belonging. She currently lives in Oakland, CA where she works as a Senior Analyst for YouGov. Kirin is a 2017 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow and a 2017 SF Writer's Grotto Fellow and an alum of the 2016 VONA/Voices and the 2017 Las Dos Brujas workshops. Her work has appeared in Uproot, sPARKLE & bLINK, Your Impossible Voice, and 7x7.LA. In addition to short stories, poetry, and storytelling, Kirin is currently working on her first novel.
Sunday, August 27 - 2pm Danny Nicoletta presents LGBT San Francisco An informal artist's talk and book signing with photographer Daniel Nicoletta. Best known for his iconic images of his friend Harvey Milk, Nicoletta has been documenting San Francisco's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities since 1975. LGBT San Francisco, Nicoletta's lavishly produced new book from Reel Art Press in London, compiles over 40 years of his forceful, surprising, historically invaluable and supremely queer images of LGBTQ arts, culture, activism and personalities in San Francisco. Cosponsored by the GLBT Historical Society.
Monday, Sept. 11 - 7pm Perfectly Queer: Teachers on Parade featuring two of San Francisco's favorite English professors read from works that are relevant to today's national climate: Daniel Curzon, author of Sweet, Sweet Stories, and Margo Perin, author of The Opposite of Hollywood
Wednesday, September 27 - 7pm The Psychedelic Book Club discusses Acid Test by Tom Schroeder. A book about the life of Rick Doblin, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (the organization that's funding the MDMA-PTSD studies), and the life of a soldier who receives MDMA-PTSD treatment.