I’ve got some exciting readings coming up over the next two months. If you’re in SF, please come out and show your support.
Book Launch Party: Thursday, September 17th – 6:30pm at El Amigo on Mission St.
Join us in celebrating the launch of the Bay Area Young Survivors’ second anthology, Shivering in a Paper Gown. Several of the contributing authors (including yours truly!) will be reading selections from the book at 7:00 pm and will be available to sign books. We will also have a raffle with prizes that include a signed copy of the book, wine and jewelry–all to benefit BAYS!
If you can’t make it out in person, be sure to get a copy of the book here.
More on the book: The arc of cancer’s narrative is a long one. For some, the aftermath of cancer starts immediately upon being diagnosed. For others, it sneaks in, a shadow extending its reach. The book’s authors have many stories to tell—stitching broken and scarred bodies back together, reconstructing identities, denying and confronting and accepting death. This anthology reveals the realities of life, through and with cancer, as the authors learn how to survive and in the process, how to live. The stories beg the reader to step into the space that cancer has razed, to consider what is most beloved and cherished, and to ask what the sum of one’s life will be.
Lit Crawl SF: Saturday, October 17th – 6pm at Amnesia on Valencia St.
Join us in celebrating an evening of stories about living with cancer. Together with five other BAYS readers, I will be reading an excerpt from my blog entitled “This One Was Hard to Smile Through” during Lit Crawl SF.
More on Lit Crawl: The 11th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in the Mission District’s Valencia Street corridor, featuring an astonishing 101 literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, community spaces, a bookmobile, a vibrator store, and a police station. One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco’s Lit Crawl attracts close to 10,000 people, and is the world’s largest such event. In 2008 Lit Crawl NYC launched in Manhattan, also an immediate hit. Austin was next, swarming for the first time in 2011. In 2012, we birthed two more Lit Crawls, one in Brooklyn, another in Seattle. In 2013, we expanded to Los Angeles, Iowa City, and London, and in 2014, a Lit Crawl was launched in Helsinki. This year we welcome Lit Crawl Portland.
Get drunk on words!
Hope to see you all at one or both of these sure-to-be-incredible events 🙂