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True Stories Lounge
Make Out Room
San Francisco, CA
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True Stories Lounge
Sept. 9 at the Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., SF CA Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. $10 cash at the door. Seating is limited; 21 and over, please.

Join Joyce Maynard, Adam Hochschild, Gary Kamiya, Alicia Erian, Tyche Hendricks and Steven T. Jones for an exciting, wide-ranging reading on subjects as varied as Burning Man, the dangers at the U.S.-Mexico border, the British resistance and role in World War I, San Francisco as muse and the love life of a successful novelist. Hosted by Evelyn Nieves.

Our proud line up:

Joyce Maynard has been a famous essayist since she wowed the journalistic and literary worlds with a compact piece for the New York Times magazine, "An 18-year-old Looks Back at Life." She has been a prolific writer since then, publishing in several genres, including young adult fiction, literary fiction, true crime, memoir and essay. She will be reading essays, just back from her summer home/workshop center in Guatemala.

Adam Hochschild, a co-founder of Mother Jones, is the author of several critically explorations of history, including "Bury the Chains" and "King Leopold's Ghost." He will be reading from his latest, "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918." This books so inspired Barbara Erenreich (no slouch in the great non-fiction department) to exclaim on FB, Twitter--everywhere she could--that "To End All Wars" is the "best non-fiction book I've read all year."

Alicia Erian is the author two acclaimed works of fiction, "The Brutal Language of Love" and "Towelhead." She will be reading from her upcoming memoir, "The Dragon Lays Down," a mordant, smart, brutally honest memoir to be published next year.

Gary Kamiya is a co-founder and former executive editor and a national and international affairs columnist for Salon.com. His first book, "Shadow Knights: The Secret War Against Hitler," was published last fall. He will be reading from, "Cool, Grey City of Love: Forty-Nine Views of San Francisco," a sui generis history, love letter, memoir and maniacally thorough walking tour to be published in the spring.

Tyche Hendricks is an award-winning reporter who has worked at several Bay area newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered immigration and demographics Currently she is an editor at KQED and a lecturer in international reporting at UC Berkeley's J-school. She will be reading from her collection of border tales: "The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Border."

Steven T. Jones, city editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian and a committed "Burner." Jones, who has been attending the Burning Man festival for more than 10 years, has become the go-to expert on the history, workings, characters, out-of-body, out-of-this-world experiences of this extraordinary event. He'll be reading from take on this, "The Tribes of Burning Man: How an Experimental City in the Desert is Shaping the New American Counterculture." Jones will be fresh from his latest experience at the Burning Man Festival, which was sold-out this year (two months in advance) for the first time ever.

About your host for The True Stories Lounge: Evelyn Nieves is a veteran journalist, a former columnist and San Francisco Bureau Chief of the New York Times, former national political reporter for the Washington Post and a native New Yorker in love with San Francisco, dogs, cats, newspapers, magazines and books.

About the Make-Out Room: The Make-Out Room, which offers live entertainment of all kinds seven nights a week, is one of San Francisco's leading literary venues, hosting the monthly "Writers with Drinks," "The Monthly Rumpus" and Litquake events.


Make Out Room (View)
3225 - 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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