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Dog Eared Books Gala Opening Party with Armistead Maupin | Castro

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Dog Eared Books (Castro) | 489 Castro St., San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Dog Eared Books, a literary fixture on Valencia Street since 1992, has opened a new store on Castro Street with a mixture of new, used, and remaindered titles, along with magazines, stationery, maps, and whatever else strikes our madcap fancy.

To celebrate this momentous event, they’re throwing a big party where members of the public can mix ‘n’ mingle with the staff, drink swanky cocktails, eat fancy hors d’oeuvres, and listen to brief readings by a few of their favorite local authors, including Tales of the City’s Armistead Maupin.

Brief Readings by the Following Authors:

  • Armistead Maupin is the author of eleven novels. His Tales of The City has been translated into ten languages, sold over six million copies, been made into a TV miniseries, and been a beloved best-seller at Dog Eared for decades.
  • Rebecca Solnit is an activist and the author of Men Explain Things to Me, Infinite City, and a couple of dozen other books. She’s also a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine where she writes the bi-monthly “Easy Chair” essay.
  • Peter Orner is the author of two novels, two collections of short stories, and all sorts of articles for magazines and newspapers too numerous to mention. He teaches at San Francisco State University and frequently shops at Dog Eared Books.
  • Brontez Purnell is a choreographer, performance artist, filmmaker, musician, as well as a writer. His latest book, Johnny Would You Love Me If…, comes with a parental advisory label for explicit content.
  • Alejandro Murguía is the author of Stray Poems and This War Called Love, among other works of prose and poetry. He teaches at San Francisco State University and in 2012 was named San Francisco Poet Laureate.
  • Katrina Dodson is the translator of The Complete Stories, by Clarice Lispector, awarded the 2016 PEN Translation Prize. She lives in San Francisco and is occasionally works at Dog Eared Books.
  • Amy Berkowitz is the author of Tender Points, the editor of Mondo Bummer Books and the host of the Amy’s Kitchen Organics reading series. In 2014, she was a Writer in Residence at Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery.
  • MC, Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a writer, performer, visual artist, and storyteller. He is also the curator and head organizer for The San Francisco Queer Open Mic and Program Director for ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente?

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature
Address: 489 Castro St., San Francisco, CA