Season of the Witch Author David Talbot Appears Next Week at San Francisco Main Library for Final One City One Book Program

For Immediate Release: November 2, 2015 Media Contact: Benjamin Ibarra (415) 557-4295;

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San Francisco’s 11th Annual One City One Book program will finish up its programming next week with Season of the Witch author David Talbot in a round table conversation that highlights a magnificent book and celebrates the spirit of San Francisco Then and Now.  The panel discussion will include a variety of San Francisco luminaries that will share their stories regarding the tumultuous period of time detailed in the book. The late 1960s through the early 1980s offered up turbulent and raucous times throughout the City and brought everything from kidnappings, health crises, assassinations and the after effects of the Summer of Love.  This roundtable discussion will give insight and multiple viewpoints regarding the events that shaped what San Francisco is now. One City One Book’s main event will be at 6:30pm on November 12, 2015 at the San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium. Author Talbot will be in conversation with television and radio journalist Belva Davis, former City Attorney Louise Renne and Christopher Moscone, son of former Mayor George Moscone.  John Diaz of the San Francisco Chronicle will moderate. All One City One Book events are sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Find more One City One Book programs at About One City One Book One City One Book: San Francisco Reads is an annual citywide literary event that encourages members of the San Francisco community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it in book groups and at events throughout the City. By building bridges between communities and generations through the reading and most importantly the discussion of – one book, we hope to help to make reading a lifelong pursuit and to build a more literate society. Sponsors for One City One Book include the San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. The program is also supported by many bookstore partners, program partners and media sponsors. About San Francisco Public Library The San Francisco Public Library system is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community. About the Author David Talbot is an author, journalist, media entrepreneur and now book publisher. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon, and has been hailed as a “pioneer of web publishing” by The New York Times. In addition to the national bestseller, Season of the Witch, he is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years and Devil Dog: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America, an illustrated “pulp history” aimed at younger readers. His book, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government, will be published by HarperCollins in October. Talbot was a senior editor at Mother Jones magazine, and has written for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time, the Guardian and other publications.

November 4, 2015