Thursday, May 8, 2008

Things To Do, Books To Read...

San Francisco is a truly cultured city; a city of music, film, art and of course, literature. There are so many events celebrating literature around San Francisco each week that it would be impossible to describe them all here. But I want to give you a few of the events I found around town coming up in the next few weeks and months. There is plenty more where these came from, so take a look yourself and see when your favorite author is coming to town. See you at the show.

Augusten Burroughs
Monday, May 12th, 7:30 pm
BOOKS, INC., 2275 Market St., San Francisco

On his second stop through the bay area on his book tour, Augusten Burroughs will be at the Books, Inc. location in San Francisco's Castro district on Market Street to sign and talk about his newest memoir, "A Wolf At The Table". The book focuses on a topic not touched upon since "Running With Scissors", his abusive, alcoholic father. Be prepared for Burroughs' witty, dark humor, and a story that will keep you laughing.

Michael Chabon
Tuesday, May 20th, 7:00 pm
BOOKSHOP WEST PORTAL, 80 West Portal Ave, San Francisco

Michael Chabon, author of The "Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" and "Wonderboys" is coming across the bay to visit the lovely West Portal neighborhood to talk about and sign his most recent novel, "The Yiddish Policeman's Union". The novel, one reviewed on this very blog, is a noir-ish mystery set in a world where the Jewish Diaspora settled in Alaska, not Israel, after World War II. Chabon is a great story teller and a fun author to hear read. The shop is small, so get there early.


This one here is the big one. This is the one that doesn't come around but every once in a long while. This is like The Rolling Stones coming to town. This is Chuck Palahniuk. Chuck Palahniuk is a genius. Chuck Palahniuk is twisted. Chuck Palahniuk is a rock star. And he is going to be in town promoting his new book, "Snuff". The author of "Fight Club", "Choke", "Invisible Monsters" and "Survivor" is back to share more of his brilliant yet deeply disturbed imagination. I won't go into any details, but since it's Chuck, it's gonna be a wild ride.

*Tickets for the event are $35. Ticket price includes admission to the show, along with a pre-signed copy of the new book, "Snuff". For more info, please visit the Booksmith website.

These are just a few of the many, many upcoming events here in The City. Keep watching for more events on books, film, etc. I'll scan the calendars out there and keep you updated on what's coming up. Enjoy the show.

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