Join us on Sunday, August 8 at 12pm PT for the latest Authors on the Street event at Inner Sunset Flea!
Featuring writers Jazmin Darznik, Michael Warr, Emily Willingham, Jadie Jang, and Barbara Jane Reyes
Hosted by Charlie Jane Anders
Located at the San Franpsycho Stage of the Inner Sunset Flea Market
at 9th Ave and Irving St
About this Event
An in-person, outdoor literary event featuring poetry, science, literary fiction, fantasy and MORE!
YES, in-person book events are *back*! The Inner Sunset Flea has graciously allowed us to feature some authors with new and recent books. Just to be clear: this is an in-person, outdoor reading, with no zoom screens or webcams or headphones involved. (We love virtual events, but we've missed seeing people's faces in person.)
Once again, this event is hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, with book sales by Green Apple Books on the Park. This time around, Authors on the Street features:
- Jasmin Darznik
- Michael Warr
- Emily Willingham
- Jadie Jang
- Barbara Jane Reyes
About the Authors
Jasmin Darznik is the New York Times bestselling author of The Bohemians, a novel that imagines the friendship between photographer Dorothea Lange and her Chinese American assistant in 1920s San Francisco. The novel was chosen by the New York Times and Oprah Daily as one of the best books of historical fiction in 2021. Her debut novel, Song of a Captive Bird, was a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” book and a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Darznik is also the author of The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her books have been published in seventeen countries and she has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, among others. She is a professor of English and creative writing at California College of the Arts. You can learn more about her at www.jasmindarznik.com.
San Francisco poet Michael Warr is a 2021 San Francisco Artist Grantee and 2020 Berkeley Lifetime Achievement Awardee. His books include Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (W.W. Norton), and The Armageddon of Funk and We Are All The Black Boy from Tia Chucha Press. He is a San Francisco Library Laureate, recipient of a Creative Work Fund award for his multimedia project Tracing Poetic Memory, PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award, Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His poetry is translated into Chinese by poet Chun Yu as part of the “Two Languages / One Community” project. Michael is a board member of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
Emily Willingham is the author of Phallacy: Life Lessons From the Animal Penis. Willingham is a journalist and science writer who earned a PhD in biology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in urology, both after taking a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She is coauthor of The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Resource for Your Child’s First Four Years, and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Aeon, Undark, San Francisco Chronicle, and many other outlets. She is a regular contributor to Scientific American.
Claire Light (writing as Jadie Jang) is the author of Monkey Around. She started a magazine (Hyphen) and an arts festival (APAture) with a cast of Asian Pacific Americans even more magical, if less supernatural, than the ones she writes about. She also got an MFA, went to Clarion West, and compromised between the two by publishing a collection of “literary” sci-fi short stories (Slightly Behind and to the Left) that maybe 100 people read. After wrangling arts and social justice nonprofits for 17 years, her already autoimmune-disease-addled body threw a seven-year-long tantrum, leading our then-house-bound heroine into an urban fantasy addiction. A few years, and a dozen Euro-centric-mythology-dominated urban fantasy series later, Claire sat up and said “I can do this!” and Jadie Jang, the part of her brain that writes snarky-fun genre romps, was born. She posts about monkeys every Monday under @seelight on Twitter.
Barbara Jane Reyes was born in 1971 in Manila, Philippines, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her undergraduate education at the University of California Berkeley and her MFA in creative writing (poetry) at San Francisco State University. Reyes's poetry collections include Invocation to Daughters (City Lights Books, 2017), a finalist for the California Book Award, and Diwata (BOA Editions, 2010). Her first book, Gravities of Center, was published by Arkipelago Books in 2003, and her second book, Poeta en San francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005) received the 2005 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. She has taught at Mills College and the University of San Francisco. She is an adjunct professor in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program at University of San Francisco. She lives in Oakland, California.