The Bohemians

Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
Event detail

An illustrated lecture with author Ben Tarnoff.

Tarnoff's latest book focuses on Mark Twain's early years as a struggling writer in Civil War-era San Francisco and on the countercultural community he discovered there. It was a haven for weirdos, gamblers, crooks and draft dodgers, but later became a literary laboratory for new kinds of writing, eventually influencing several of the directions American literature went during the decades that followed.

A book sale and signing will follow the program.



Marble Machine Tinkering
星期一, 2014年8月25日
Portola 分館, Portola 分館會議室
Lego: Free Play
星期三, 2014年8月27日
Portola 分館, Portola 分館會議室
Puppy Dog Tales with Oliver!
星期三, 2014年9月3日
Eureka Valley 分館/Harvey Milk Memorial, Eureka Valley 公眾範圍



St. Francis Square:
至 星期六, 2014年8月23日
Main 總圖書館, 圖書館歷史中心