2008 Events

The Reporter City-Wide Book Club
May 6, 7:00 p.m.
Vacaville Public Library, Vacaville, CA
Q&A, discussing THE YEAR OF FOG

South Bay Writers–Featured Speaker
May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Sunnyvale, CA

Wednesday, May 20, 6:00 PM
Book Passage
1 Ferry Building #42, San Francisco, CA, 94111
BOOK PARTY FOR PAPERBACK RELEASE OF No One You Know

May 21
Books Inc., Burlingame, 7:00 p.
1375 Burlingame Ave
Reading with the wonderful Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters

Thursday, May 28, 7:30 PM
Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary and Garden Arts
With Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters
2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA

June 2
Clayton Books, Clayton, CA
Reading with Meg Waite Clayton

June 04, 2009 7:30pm
Sweet Thursday at the Lafayette Library
Lafayette, CA

June 12
Literary Death Match, Elbo Room, San Francisco

July 10 & 11
Foothill College Writers Conference
I’ll be doing a reading, conducting a workshop with Alan Cheuse, and holding a couple of seminars. Details here.

July 1, No One You Know book launch party
Books Inc, Opera Plaza

July 9, Kepler’s, reading and signing
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA

July 13, Backstage with Ben Fong-Torres
Tune in to 106.9 KFRC, where I talk with Ben Fong-Torres about No One You Know: the music, the inspiration, and how he came to be a character in the book. And listen while Ben spins some songs about fog, memory, math, and coffee. You can listen live from 8-9 a.m. or 8-9 p.m. today, or listen to the podcast anytime.

July 15, The Booksmith, reading & signing
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA, 7:30 p.m.
Discussion and general throw-down. Drinks afterward across the street.

July 16, The Depot, discussion & signing
87 Throckmornton Ave, Mill Valley, CA, 7:00 p.m.
There’s ice cream just down the lane, you know.

July 17, Rakestraw Books, reading & signing
409 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA

July 19, Conversations on the Coast
Tune in to listen to my conversation with Jim Foster about No One You Know. Show airs at 3:00 and will be available here as a podcast.

July 29, M Is For Mystery
Reading & signing. 7:00 p.m.
86 East Third Ave, San Mateo, CA

August 13, Dirty Words, Litquake’s Tribute to Smut
Starring Daniel Handler, Ellen Sussman, Michelle Richmond, Kim Addonizio, Helena Echlin, Stephen Elliot, emcee Kirk Read, a fashion show by SOMA purveyor of corsets and fine leather Stormy Leather, along with cabaret and burlesque from Twilight Vixen Review.
CELLspace2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Purchase tickets ($25) here. Proceeds go to Litquake.

March 25, Sex for America, The Booksmith on Haight
With editor Stephen Elliott, and fellow contributors Nick Flynn and Anthony Swofford

April 19, Progressive Reading Series
Jane Smiley, Michelle Richmond, Tom Bissell, and Charlie Anders. Make-Out Room, San Francisco.

May 10, All-Star Literary Death Match, Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
I’ll be judging as winners of past throw-downs go head-to-head. Hosted by Todd Zuniga and Opium Magazine.

March 9 – Writers on Writing, XM Satellite Radio
Program airs at 3:00 p.m. About the show: “A behind-the-scenes look at what goes on between the covers of today’s top sellers and tomorrow’s classics with authors like Anne Rice, Richard Ford, Ann Patchett, and Amy Tan.”

March 12
A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland

March 19, Evening Tea, hosted by Clayton Books, Clayton, CA
Englund’s Tea Cottage. Reservation required. Free admittance with purchase of The Year of Fog.

March 4
Books Inc., Palo Alto. 7:00 p.m. 855 El Camino Real #74. 10% of the days sales will benefit the C-A-R (Community Association for Rehabilitation)!

March 6
Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley. 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 11, Minna Gallery, San Francisco
New Voices panel sponsored by National Book Critics Circle, moderated by Jane Ciabattari. 5:30 p.m. Panelists: Sandy Dijkstra, literary agent; David Kipen, NEA director of literature; Eli Horowitz, Publisher, McSweeney’s Books; Suzanne Kleid, City Lights Books and KQED blogger; Michael Ray, editor ZOETROPE: ALL STORY; Michelle Richmond, author.

Jan. 31 – 826 Valencia, San Francisco
Novel writing seminar featuring Andrew Sean Greer, Michelle Richmond, and Ann Packer. The cost is $100, and proceeds benefit the programs of 826 Valencia.

Jan. 31, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco
After the novel-writing seminar at 826 Valencia, I’ll be heading over to the Center for Sex & Culture, where no mayhem and madness will be spared in celebrating the publication of Stephen Elliott’s new anthology, Sex for America. Readers include Michelle Tea, Mistress Morgana, Charlie Anders, Liz Henry, Daphne Gottlieb, and yours truly.

February 23, Cantina, San Francisco. Babylon Salon.
Eat, drink, and hear stories. Readings by Eileen Reynolds, Herb Sandhu, Julie Bifano, The Editor’s Choice reader from Opium Magazine. Featured artist: Michelle Richmond. Complimentary eats. Cash bar-exotica! The location host is one Duggan McDonnell, famed mixologist.