The Word Nerd: Book Events, Nov 13-15

As I mentioned last week, this weekend is so stuffed full of book events — oddly enough, most of them on Thursday — that this post covers only the next three days. Highlights are Bizarro, Ben Ratliff, Chip Kidd, Opium’s Literary Death Match, and the final SF in SF event for the year. Get all the details after the jump.

There are no fewer than seven free events to choose from on Thursday, November 13:

On Friday the 14th, there’s one free event and one cheap event:

  • Books Inc. at Opera Plaza, 6:30 PM. Local writer Kim Green reads from her novel Live a Little.
  • Amnesia (853 Valencia), 7:30 PM, $5. Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match returns to San Francisco, the first since Litquake. Contenders are Joshua Citrak, James W. Hass, Jeff O’Keefe, and Vince Donavan. Hope the judges are all women, because that sounds like an awful lot of testosterone, there.
  • Saturday the 15th is apparently Sci-Fi day:

  • Borderlands Books at 3:00 PM: Alma Alexander presents her novel, Spellsam, the latest in her Worldweavers series for young adults.
  • And! The Variety Preview Room (582 Market Street, in the Hobart Building), 6:00 PM. SF in SF presents authors Geoff Ryman, Ellen Klages, and Nalo Hopkinson in the last such event until January. Lounge and cash bar available for schmoozing and booksigning, readings begin at 7:00 PM. Q&A afterwards will be moderated by the incomparable Terry Bisson.

    [tips via Kemble Scott, Rina Weisman, Opium Magazine, Borderlands Books, and the SFPL.]

  • 1 Comment so far

    1. Books: Chipp Kidd at 111 Minna | San Francisco Metblogs (pingback) on November 13th, 2008 @ 10:13 am

      [...] a quick reminder about an unusual and exciting book event tonight that you might have missed in yesterday’s altogether too comprehensive books calendar: Chip Kidd, the world-famous book designer and author, is going to be at 111 Minna tonight at 6:00 [...]



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