BOOKSMITH BOOKWAP: Short Story Edition!
Friday, September 7 2012 at 6:30 PM
For September's Bookswap, you'll have to make it quick.Novels get all the attention; they're totally the Marcia of books. But let's face it: it's summer, we're busy, and sometimes, we need a little Jan. Short stories are the Jans of the literary world. Their attention spans are brief, they can be super awkward (when done right), and, like George Glass most certainly did, you can hit 'em and quit 'em. So let's show the middle child some love for once.Bring your favorite Short Story (or essay! or anthology!) collection. You'll have quick, Speed-Dating-style rounds to describe it, so perfect your pitch. At the end, we'll have a rowdy white-elephant swap. As always, open bar, great food, tons of swag, and other book nerds like you. Amy Stephenson hosts.Announcing our special guest: Kevin Smokler! Kevin is the author of the forthcoming essay collection Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School, and the editor of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times, a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2005. His essays have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Paid Content,The San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, and National Public Radio. He lives in Cole Valley and loves the heck out of The Booksmith.$25 for it all - tickets available in the store, and at Brown Paper Tickets online or 800-863-8688.
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