Quick Lit: Sept 8-Sept 14

Pub date September 8, 2010
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Literary readings, book tours, and talks this week

The first installment of Dog Park Club, Melissa Stein, Healing Walks for Hard Times, “Why There Are Words,”and more

Wednesday, Sept 8  

Women and Family in Contemporary Japan
Hear author Susan Holloway read and discuss her new book.
5:30 p.m., free
University Press Books
2430 Bancroft, Berk.
(510) 548-0585

Thursday, Sept 9

Bodies in the Bog

Author Karen Sanders will read and discuss her new book, Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination.
5:30 p.m., free
University Press Books
2430 Bancroft, Berk.
(510) 548-0585

Citrus County
Author John Brandon will read from his new novel about a teen named Shelby Register who moves with her single father to Citrus County, Fl. only to find rednecks instead of surfers.
7:30 p.m., free
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck, Berk.
(510) 649-1320

Dog Park Club
Author Cynthia Robinson presents the first in a new series featureing an opera singer as the unlikely protagonist.
7 p.m., free
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness, SF
(415) 776-1111

“Why There Are Words”
This monthly literary event features local published authors reading their original works on the theme of “body language.” Featured authors are Elaine Beale, Katie Crouch, Rachel Howard, Junse Kim, Elizabeth Rosner, and K.M. Weaver.
7 p.m., $5
Studio 333
333 Caledonia, Sausalito
(415) 331-8272

Friday, Sept 10

Anshu: Dark Sorrow
Author Juliet S. Kono’s first novel, Anshu is based on historical events about human triumph over adversity spanning from the cane fields of Hawaii to the devestation in Hiroshima.
6:30 p.m., free
Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University, Berk.
(510) 548-2350

“Last Word Reading Series”
Attend this poetry reading with Diane Frank, Andrena Zawinski, and Stewart Florsheim accompanied by Erik Levins on cello. Open mic to follow.
7 p.m., free
Nefeli Café
1854 Euclid, SF
(510) 841-6374

Sunday, Sept 12 

Healing Walks for Hard Times
Author, journalist, competitive race walker, and cancer survivor Carolyn Scott Kortage will discuss her new book that advocates the mental and physical healing power of a regular walking regimen in dealing with stressful situations that are out of your control.
2 p.m., free
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera
(415) 927-0960

Rough Honey
Attend the release party for Melissa Stein’s new poetry collection, which won the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize.
4 p.m., free
The Booksmith
1644 Haight, SF
(415) 863-8688

Monday, Sept 13

Jonathan Franzen discusses his forthcoming novel at this fundraiser for the 826 Valencia College Scholarship program.
8 p.m., $20
Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness, SF

Tuesday, Sept 14

Private K-8 Schools
Betsy Little and Paula Molligan talk about the private K-8 schools of San Francisco.
7 p.m., free
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness, SF 
(415) 776-1111

“Spotlight on Survivorship”
In this lecture series installment, author Sandy Boucher discusses her new book, Hidden Spring: A Buddhist Woman Confronts Cancer, and her place in the world as a teacher, Buddhist, and cancer survivor.
6 p.m., free
Jewish Community Center
3200 California, SF
(415) 476-0276 for reservations