Notable San Francisco: 11/11–11/17

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Monday 11/11: Hugo Martinez and Christin To, co-founders of MAT-TER Design + Build Studio share their work on La Burbuja, a portable sound booth for recording the stories of Sonic Trace, a storytelling and mapping project collecting the stories of immigrants in Los Angeles. $5-15, 7pm at Intersection for the Arts.

Tuesday 11/12: City Lights at 60: Surréalisme: Theory, Practice and in Play. Why does City Lights have strong connections and interest in Surrealism? Join City Lights’ very own Garrett Caples, Peter Maravelis and their friends in an evening of readings, discussion, parlor games, and much more. Free, 7pm.

Wednesday 11/13: New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard discusses her literary career and her latest book After Her with Litquake co-founder Jane Ganahl at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. $15 ($12 students/seniors), 7:30pm.

Thursday 11/14: Literary Death Match teams up with Reboot at the San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum. Writers will read from Unscrolled, a modern interpretation of the torah written by some of today’s best known writers. It’s the oldest story ever told retold with a deliciously modern spin. $10 members/$15 general, 6:30pm.

Friday 11/15: Listen to 50 plus writers for 3 minutes each. A showcase of fiction and nonfiction from the students of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. Free, 6pm at Book Passage.

Saturday 11/16: A faux fashion show, dance/theater performance, book launch, and gallery show extravaganza to celebrate Kate Mitchell’s new book Fashioning Women. $25, doors at 7pm, SOMArts Cultural Center.

Sunday 11/17: November’s Hazel Reading Series features Kate Petersen, L.D. Blue, Jezebel Delilah X, Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Melanie Hilario Sattin, and Diana Salier. Free, 5pm at 1564 Market St.


Kelly McClorey is currently an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. She was once struck by lightning, but survived. More from this author →