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  • Barry Gifford and Peter Maravelis discuss Gifford’s new story collection THE ROY STORIES at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco

    January 15, 2014


    Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 6pm
    the Mechanics’ Institute
    57 Post Street
    San Francisco, CA  94104

    Co-sponsored by  City Lights Bookstore.

    Barry Gifford will be at The Mechanics’ Institute on Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm to discuss his newest story collection, The Roy Stories, with Peter Maravelis, events coordinator at City Lights Bookstore. These long-time friends will discuss the inspiration behind Barry’s stories followed by an audience Q&A and signing.

     Spanning time and space—the Southern and Midwestern United States from the 1940s through the early 1960s—The Roy Stories chronicle the personal history of Gifford from Chicago to the deep south, reminiscent of Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories. Emotional, exploratory, and brimming with photographic realism.

    BARRY GIFFORD, called “a master of the short story” by the New York Times Book Review, is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages.

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  • Luis Negrón at City Lights

    May 22, 2013

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    Wednesday, May 22nd @ 7:00pm
    City Lights Bookstore
    261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway
    San Francisco, CA

    Join Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón at City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, May 22nd as he reads and discusses his debut collection Mundo Cruel.

    In the collection that Publisher’s Weekly calls “Slender but never slight, and often extremely funny,” Negrón offers insight to gay life in the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico. Rich with humor, satire, and expert story-telling, this collection is expertly translated by the award-winning Suzanne Jill Levine.

    Luis Negrón will be available for question and answer as well as book signings. To find out more about the event, visit the City Lights Bookstore event page.

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  • Chavisa Woods in San Fransisco

    March 5, 2013

    Chavisa Woods, Brooklyn-based writer and artist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers, will be ay City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00pm to discuss her new novel, The Albino Album

    The Albino Album is a novel as songs that tells the epic story of a girl who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse. A lead character with an un-pronounceable name, our fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu and combat boots leaves ashen valentines in her wake along this unique exploration of the bizarre yet familiar aspects of human desire.

    Chavisa Woods Book Tour

    Tuesday, March 5th @ 7:00pm
    City Lights Book Store
    261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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