Bay Area Lit Events

October 31 – Alan Rinzler, Executive Editor at Jossey-Bass Publishers (imprint of John Wiley & Sons) is holding a FREE Writing Workshop: “The Top Five Reasons a Publisher Will Accept or Reject Your Manuscript” – Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park – 2PM – Admission: FREE

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Joyce Carol Oates Little Bird of Heaven

November 2nd – Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University – 8-9PM – Admission: FREE

November 4th – Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park – 7:30PM

Read more about “Little Birds of Heaven” @ sfgate

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November 6th – The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliot – Hosted by Ellen Susseman at her home in Los Altos – 7PM – Admission: $23 (cost of the hardcover edition that you will receive at the door)

Tickets and More Information: BrownPaperTickets

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November 9th– Legendary Santa Cruz Indie Slam featuring Jaylee Alde – Cypress Lounge, 120 Union St., Santa Cruz, CA – 9-11PM – Admission: $4 with discounts on groups of 5 or more – sign-up to slam at 8:30PM – More info: http://www.legendarycollective.com/blog/

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November 12th – Buddy Wakefield with Mike McGee and the Elephant Engine High Dive Revival – Angelico Concert Hall Dominican University, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA – 8PM – Admission: $10.00 / Free for Dominican students

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November 13th – K.C. Cole reading Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up – Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo – Admission: FREE

If you fell in love with the magic and wonder of the Exploritorium as a child you should read this.  Whether it inspired you to become a science geek or not, this should be a great read.

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November 15th – Mary Karr reading LIT – Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA – 7:00PM – Admission: Free

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November 23rd– Legendary Santa Cruz Indie Slam featuring Abe Becker – Cypress Lounge, 120 Union St., Santa Cruz, CA – 9-11PM – Admission: $4 with discounts on groups of 5 or more – sign-up to slam at 8:30PM – More info: http://www.legendarycollective.com

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November 23rd – Deadline for LitUp Submissions: Clean Slate

LitUp Writers seeks humorous first-person essays about new beginnings, times you have reinvented your own wheel, transformed yourself or attempted a personal upgrade. Stories of either wild success or horrific failure are welcome.

Working Topic: Clean Slate
Submissions Due: Monday, November 23, 2009
Writers will be notified: Friday, December 11, 2009
Word count: 1,000 words or less
Email to: litupwriters [at] gmail.com

Selected stories will be read before a live audience on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the Space Gallery in San Francisco. A mandatory rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Space Gallery, sometime in the evening.

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December 1st – An Evening of Poetry with Kim Addonizio (Lucifer at the Starlite) and Cheryl Dumesnil (In Praise of Falling) – Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park – Admission: FREE

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December 7th – Legendary Santa Cruz Indie Slam  – Cypress Lounge, 120 Union St., Santa Cruz, CA – 9-11PM – Admission: $4 with discounts on groups of 5 or more – sign-up to slam at 8:30PM – More info: http://www.legendarycollective.com

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December 9th – Berzerkeley Slam at The Starry Plough – 3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA – sign-up to read at 7:30PM, show begins at 8:30PM – Admission: $7 , $5 with student ID

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December 12th – The Ill List 6: A Poetry Slam Invitational – The State Theatre – 1307 J Street, Modesto, CA – Admission: General-$15, Middle-$22.50, Premium-$30 – More info: http://www.thestate.org

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December 21st – Legendary Santa Cruz Indie Slam featuring Pincushion Orchestra – Cypress Lounge, 120 Union St., Santa Cruz, CA – 9-11PM – Admission: $4 with discounts on groups of 5 or more – sign-up to slam at 8:30PM – More info: http://www.legendarycollective.com

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