anthology SF: Tales of the City
February 24, 2015
3066 24th Street, San Francisco
From North Beach to the Marina, from The Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge, this edition of Anthology will explore the cracks and crevices of San Francisco. From its frontier-town origins and days as counter-culture ground zero to its shifting and complicated present, we'll be celebrating the city for everything it is, isn't, and might still be.
As always, our featured readers will be followed by an open mic where you can share your own two-minute (about 250 word) San Francisco story. We are always looking to choose featured readers from our open-mic crowd, so be bold and share! Sign-up for the open mic opens around 6:30, closes at 7:15, and is limited to 10 people.
Frances Lefkowitz is the author of To Have Not, a SheKnows.com Best Memoir of 2010. To Have Not is her story of growing up poor, white, and female in San Francisco's Mission District in the 1970s, attending Brown University on scholarship, and discovering the downside of upward mobility. She is the former Senior Editor of Body & Soul magazine and Book Reviewer for Good Housekeeping, and her essays, fiction, and flash fiction have appeared in Tin House, The Sun, Utne Reader, Glimmer Train, New World Writing, Fiction, and many more. Frances has two special mentions for the Pushcart Prize and one for Best American Essays, and recently founded the Community Memoir Project to bring free writing workshops to public libraries. She's online at FrancesLefkowitz.net and blogs about writing, publishing, and footwear at PaperInMyShoe.com.
William Taylor Jr. lives and writes in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. The Blood of a Tourist (Sunnyoutside Press, 2014) is his latest collection of poetry. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was a recipient of the 2013 Acker Award.
Siamak Vossoughi was born in Iran and grew up in Seattle. He came to San Francisco in part because of the short stories of William Saroyan. He has had some stories published in Faultline, Fourteen Hills, Washington Square, Prick of the Spindle, and Glimmer Train. He is a recipient of the 2014 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His collection, Better Than War, will come out in September of 2015.