Tales from Two Cities

Writing from California Literary Conference
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Tales from Two Cities: Writing From California

Literary Conference, October 4 and 5, 2013, SF Main Library

Featuring Armistead Maupin, Tobias Wolff, Kevin Starr & More

What’s regional about Northern California writers and writing?  What’s Californian about it?  San Francisco Public Library will host a day and a half of discussions, readings, and interviews that explore the literary and publishing landscape of the Bay Area in Tales from Two Cities: Writing from California.  The literary conference, free and open to the public, begins Friday Oct. 4and continues all day Saturday Oct. 5, at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St., in San Francisco’s Civic Center.

Schedule, Friday, October 4:

1 p.m. - Welcome - City Librarian Luis Herrera, Will Hearst, David Ulin, Bill Deverell

1:30 p.m. - The New Publishing - Oscar Villalon, John Tayman, Elaine Katzenberger, Moderator: Will Hearst

2:45 p.m. - Reading - Dana Gioia

3:30 p.m.- Poets' Lives - Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass in conversation with Matthew Zapruder

4:30 p.m. - Keynote Interview - Armistead Maupin in conversation with David Lewin. Introduction by Ralph Lewin.

See the schedule for Saturday's events here

A second conference will explore writers and writing in Southern California, which will be held at the Los Angeles Public Library on Feb. 21 and 22, 2014.

Sponsors include: The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; FORA.TV; Friends of the San Francisco Public Library; and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles. For more information, go to talesfromtwocities.com.

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