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A Deadly Wandering
A Deadly Wandering
Thursday, October 2nd at 7 PM

Meet this Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, who will discuss his timely and compelling new book, A Deadly Wandering.

Matt Richtel examines the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Shaw’s redemptive journey - from inadvertent killer to denier of his own culpability to one of the nation’s most powerful spokesmen on the dangers of texting while driving - was first brought to national attention by Richtel, whose series of articles about distracted driving won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010.
"Richtel gives Shaw’s story the thorough, emotional treatment it is due, interweaving a detailed chronicle of the science behind distracted driving." - Robert Kolker, New York Times Book Review

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Six Feet Over It
Sunday, October 12 at 5 PM*
*Please Note Special Time

Jennifer Longo, a recent San Francisco transplant, will read from her beautiful and darkly humorous debut novel.

Six Feet Over It is about a teenage girl whose family buys a cemetery, and she suddenly finds herself living in a world full of death. Longo holds a BA degree in Acting from San Francisco State University and an MFA degree in Writing For Theatre from Humboldt State University.

"A bighearted, wildly funny, and deeply poignant coming-of-age story about life, love, death, and everything in between." - Sarah McCarry, author of All Our Pretty Songs

Some Luck
Thursday, October 23rd at 7 PM

We are pleased to welcome Jane Smiley, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres (1991), who will read from her powerful new novel.

Some Luck is an engrossing story about the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America, the first of an epic trilogy that spans a century.

On their Iowa farm, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children. As the Langdons branch out from Iowa to both coasts of America, the personal and the historical merge seamlessly.

SF-WNBA Special WNBA Reading
Hosted by Joan Gelfand
Tuesday, November 4 at 7 PM

Join us for a special evening as poet and past WNBA president Joan Gelfand hosts a reading with five WNBA members, who will read from their recent works. Authors include: Jane Ormerod (Welcome to the Museum of Cattle), Sarah Granger (media innovator and contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and others), Cassandra Dunn (Art of Adapting), Christina Nichol (Waiting for the Electricity), and Linda Gray Sexton (Searching for Mercy Street).

Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live it PEG CONLEY
Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live it
Thursday, November 6 at 7 PM

Meet artist Peg Conley, who will share her inspiring story about how she quit her big job, big house, and big life, and moved to San Francisco to start her own artisan stationery business. Her successful company, Words and Watercolors, has been inspiring people and winning awards ever since. Her new book offers tools and prompts to help readers realize their own dreams.

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