San Francisco, CA

City Guide

by Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the cofounder of 100 Word Story, leads a literary tour of San Francisco, a city of rollicking rogues and home of the Beats.

Upcoming Events

Creative Nonfiction
Reading
Book Passage
January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk
Book Passage
January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Panel/Talk
DIESEL (Oakland)
January 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Poetry
Reading
Book Passage
January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk
The Hillside Club
January 24, 2017 - 7:30pm

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Conferences and Residencies

Conference
San Francisco, California United States
Conference
Corte Madera, California United States
Residency
Sausalito, California United States

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From Grants and Awards

Commonwealth Club of California

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From the Directory of Writers

Poet
Berkeley, CA
Fiction Writer
Oakland, CA
Poet
Oakland, CA

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From the Magazine

by Jonathan Vatner

May/June 2016

A new project crowdsources redesigned covers for classic works of literature, with the goal of “reviving the canon for a new generation of readers.”

by Staff

January/February 2015

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the San Francisco–based Manic D Press, which publishes a broad array of books by authors who would otherwise be, as editor Jennifer Joseph says, “shunned by the traditional publishing establishment for their lack of commercial viability.”

by Kevin Larimer

January/February 2015

“My work is a lifelong celebration of futility.” Artist Roman Muradov, designer of this issue’s cover, discusses his various wells of inspiration, his relationship to the written word, and the importance of doing nothing.

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Literary Places

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers...

891 Post Street was home to Dashiell Hammett, author of The Maltese Falcon, in the 1920s. An historical marker indicates the location of Hammett's apartment, but the building itself is...

Located in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco, John's Grill was a setting in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. In the film, Sam Spade asks the waiter to hurry his...

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