Events:Saturday, Oct 13th
LitQuake presents Up All Night - The Page Turner
Saturday October 13, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
San Francisco Center for the Book 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA 94103
ADA Accessible Wheelchair accessible
Location Potrero Hill
Small-town mysteries, international thrillers, dystopian fiction, even nonfiction. Any book that tells a gripping yarn skillfully enough to keep a reader up all night qualifies as a page-turner. Tonight's panel discusses the fine art of tale-spinning. Featuring Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Julia Dixon Evans, Bonnie C Monte, and Kate Jessica Raphael. Moderated by Barbara Lane.
FREE, $5-10 suggested donation
Barbara Lane has produced complex live events, interviewed cultural and political figures on-air and on-stage, managed staff and budget, and strategized marketing campaigns. She is also an experienced print journalist and copy editor.
Lucy Jane Bledsoe is the author of six novels, including A Thin Bright Line and The Evolution of Love. Her fiction has won a California Arts Council Fellowship in Literature, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, a Pushcart nomination, a Yaddo Fellowship, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships. She is also author of three nonfiction books about Antartica. She lives in the Bay Area where she spends as much time as possible kayaking in the bay, as well as hiking and cycling in the hills.
JULIA DIXON EVANS lives in San Diego. How to Set Yourself on Fire is her first novel. Her fiction has appeared in Monkeybicycle, The Fanzine, Hobart, Paper Darts, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction work has appeared in Like The Wind Magazine and Barrelhouse. She is an editor and program director for the literary nonprofit and small press So Say We All.
Bonnie C Monte grew up in Brooklyn before it was the nexus of cool. After graduating from Brooklyn College, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has enjoyed a long editorial career that has included a decade on the staff of a national magazine, editing gardening books, and copywriting for major retailers. The mother of two grown daughters, she lives with her husband, a dog of uncertain lineage, and a turtle. When not working, she gardens, writes fiction, hikes, volunteers, and watches British mysteries on TV.
Kate Raphael is a San Francisco Bay Area writer, feminist and queer activist and radio journalist, who makes her living as a law firm word processor. She lived in Palestine for eighteen months as a member of the International Women’s Peace Service, documenting human rights abuses and accompanying Palestinians as they attempted to live normal lives under occupation. At the end of her time in Palestine, she was imprisoned for over a month by the Israeli authorities and eventually deported. In 2011, she won a residency at Hedgebrook. She produces the weekly radio show, Women’s Magazine, on KPFA/Pacifica, which is heard throughout Northern and Central California. Her writing from Palestine has been included in the anthology Peace Under Fire (Verso), Reclaiming Quarterly, Left Turn, and websites including miftah and palestinemonitor.
Sunday, Oct 14th
Dedication of 3 Murals – International Solidarity w/ Palestine
Please join Clarion Alley Mural Project on Sunday, October 14th at 2 PM on Clarion Alley for the dedication of three new murals in solidarity with Palestine:
1. The Will to Live – Arab Liberation Mural
2. Bangkit Palestine (Arise Palestine)
3. End Apartheid B.D.S.
The Will to Live-Arab Liberation Mural celebrates tenacious Bay Area organizing against oppression. The mural features the portraits of five courageous Arab leaders who spent their lives speaking truth to power: Rasmea Odeh, Mehdi Ben Barka, Naji Daifullah, Leila Khaled, Basel Al Araj and Yasser Murtaja. Organized by Art Forces, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Arab Youth Organizing (AYO!) with Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), Priya Handa, Chris Ghazala, Nidal El Khairy, Margaret Marie, Fred Alvarado.
As part of Bangkit/Arise, an international arts exchange and residency between artists from the San Francisco/Bay Area and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The participating Indonesian artists and two of the SF/Bay Area artists completed a memorial mural in honor of the 166 (to date) Palestinians killed by the State of Israel since The Great March of Return protests began on March 30, 2018 in the Gaza Strip. Bangkit/Arise stands in solidarity with Palestinians for peace, justice, and the right of return and claim to their land.
End Apartheid B.D.S.
Bangkit/Arise artist and CAMP co-director Megan Wilson replaced her recent mural on Clarion Alley with one also in solidarity with this effort as part of Bangkit/Arise – entitled: End Apartheid B.D.S.
Al-Juthoor of the Arab Shatat
Poetry and Spoken Word
Genny Lim – Jazz Poet Laureate
Voulette Mansour Hattar- Winner Ghassan Kanafani Scholarship
Shareef Zakout- AROC
Zeyad Shamrouch- MECA
Lara Kiswani- AROC
San Francisco Poster Syndicate-
Event Organized by: Palestinian Youth Network, Art Forces
Endorsed by: Palestine Action Network, MECA
Thursday, Oct 18th
BARBARA ARTSON with KATE JESSICA RAPHAEL at Books Inc. BerkeleyJoin us at Books Inc. in Berkeley for a celebration of much-buzzed She Writes Press debut author Barbara Artson, discussing her compelling and beautiful novel, Odessa, Odessa. Barbara will be in conversation with San Francisco Bay Area writer, feminist and queer activist, and radio journalist, Kate Jessica Raphael.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
1491 Shattuck Ave