Posts Tagged: San Francisco

The Rumpus At SF Lit Crawl!

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Tomorrow Night!

The Rumpus proudly presents: For We Have Fallen to Our Knees!

The Rumpus is excited to participate in the San Francisco Lit Crawl! Come see readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed JonesMac McClelland, and Brian McMullen!

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The Rumpus and A Strange Object Hang Out

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Getting excited for San Francisco’s LitQuake? Well, take a deep breath and calm down.

And then get even more excited because we’re hosting a pre-LitCrawl party with Austin-based indie press—and publisher of recent hot-prof-on-student-word-sex subject Kelly Luce—A Strange Object.

The event is free and open to the public, so if you’re in the Bay Area, come party with us Thursday, October 17, at Amnesia! We’ll have games, a raffle, and drink specials, plus a bunch of supercool readers and writers to hang out with, including Luce.

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SF Lit Crawl: “For We Have Fallen to Our Knees”

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The Rumpus proudly presents:

For We
Have Fallen
to Our Knees

SF Lit Crawl Phase 3: Saturday October 19th, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

The Make-Out Room
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco

Readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed JonesMac McClelland, and Brian McMullen!

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Obsession and Humor in Writing

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In early December, Rumpus columnist Steve Almond will teach writing classes at the SF Grotto.

His December 7th class will focus on the idea of embracing one’s obsessions to jump-start good writing, avoiding the pitfalls of sentiment and self-absorption. On December 8th, Steve will teach a class pitching “funny” as the “new deep,” keeping in mind that “the comic impulse is inextricably linked to tragedy.”

The fee is $75 for a single course, or $135 for both.

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Saying “The G-Word” Out Loud

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Gentrification is a thorny subject in San Francisco these days, as it is in many American cities.

A roundup post at SF Weekly blog The Snitch collects some of the best writing that’s sprung up around the issue, including George Packer’s puzzled look at Silicon Valley in the New Yorker and Rebecca Solnit’s excoriation of the Google Bus in the London Review of Books.

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Introducing Lit Tease, A Preview/Fundraiser for Lit Crawl

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Still hyped up from Beast Crawl and counting down the days until San Francisco’s Lit Crawl in October?

Then you’ll want a ticket to Lit Tease, LitQuake’s preview/fundraiser event for the highlight of their annual festival, happening tonight.

Tickets are $20 apiece (with discounted drinks), which seems well worth the price for a night of comedy, music, readings, LitCrawl’s first-ever book fair, and a live auction with some pretty astonishing Bay-Area-lit-scene prizes.

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Reaching Across the Bay Bridge

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In a sort of Bay Area meeting of minds, Scott Hutchins, author of a novel about San Francisco and Silicon Valley, profiles Michael Chabon, whose latest novel takes place mainly in Oakland and Berkeley.

Read it to learn about Chabon’s love for the East Bay, his similarities to Charles Dickens, and Telegraph Avenue‘s beginnings as a failed TV pilot.

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Where Bunny Rabbits Meet Black Flag

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Hot tip from Xeni Jardin: the Bay Area Film Society is screening Farmcore tomorrow at New Nothing Cinema in San Francisco.

Farmcore is a documentary about the Farm, a San Francisco community center during the ’70s and ’80s that housed gardens, farm animals, daycare facilities, a library, and…a venue for punk bands like the Dead Kennedys and the Descendents.

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