In This Newsletter:
Barbara Leff - Tuesday, October 4 at 7 PM
Charles Mann - Wednesday, October 5 at 7 PM
Susan Orlean & Rin Tin Tin - Sunday, October 9 at 7:30 PM, SF Film Society | New People Cinema
More Upcoming Events
And God Said...A Brief History of Creation
Tuesday, October 4 at 7 PM
San Francisco poet Barbara Leff will read from her debut collection, And God Said... Leff retells the familiar sagas of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Noah, Lot's Wife, and more. She melds traditional Judaic sources with personal insights and a vivid imagination in verse that is both witty and provocative.
Barbara Leff's And God Said… is a brilliant retelling of The Book of Genesis, one of the foundational texts of Western culture. — Alan Shapiro
Wednesday, October 5 at 7 PM
Meet the author of the bestselling 1491, who will discuss his new book, 1493 - a chronicle of what happened after Columbus hit land, initiating the greatest exchange of flora and fauna ever witnessed and the creation of a whole new world.
Focusing on ecology and economics, Mann provides a spellbinding account of how an unplanned collision of unfamiliar animals, vegetables, minerals and diseases produced unforeseen wealth, misery, social upheaval and the modern world. — Kirkus Reviews
San Francisco Film Society and BookShop West Portal present:
AN EVENING WITH SUSAN ORLEAN AND RIN TIN TIN
Sunday, October 9 at 7:30 PM
SF Film Society | New People Cinema
1746 Post Street (Webster/Buchanan)
Meet New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean, hailed as "a national treasure" by The Washington Post and author of the bestselling The Orchid Thief. Orlean spent nearly ten years researching and reporting her most captivating book to date: the story of a dog who was born in 1918 and never died.
Join this special celebration of the publication of Orlean's new book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, and a screening of what Orlean believes to be Rin Tin Tin's greatest film, director Noel Smith's 1925 classic Clash of the Wolves.
Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! Admission is $12 for San Francisco Film Society members, and $15 for nonmembers. For tickets and more information, please visit sffs.org or call (415) 561-5000.
More upcoming events:
MARY ROACH and JON MOOALLEM
The Best American Science and Nature Writing
Tuesday, October 11 at 7 PM
The Comfort Garden
Tuesday, October 18 at 7 PM
In a Dog's Heart
Wednesday, October 19 at 7 PM
A Life in Stitches and Wishes & Stitches
Thursday, October 20 at 7 PM
Thursday, October 27 at 7 PM
Ivy & Bean: No News is Good News
Sunday, November 13 at 11 AM
Tuesday, November 15 at 7 PM
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