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Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00 pm:
Killing All Your Darlings…
& finding an audience

killing all your darlingsAn evening with writers Seth Harwood and Jim Sidel - the first in a series featuring prose writers with emerging careers, who will read from their work and discuss matters of craft, process and getting one’s work published.

Seth Harwood, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, was born in Boston and has lived in Cambridge, New York, St. Louis, and Iowa City. He currently lives in San Francisco, where he teaches writing at Stanford and CCSF. Author of three previous works of fiction, his latest novel, In Broad Daylight, is just out from Thomas & Mercer. Seth has also written for publication in the Cambridge Chronicle & TAB, contributed to the Open Culture blog, and written for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he regularly reviews crime fiction. Marilyn Stasio, reviewing Seth’s debut, Jack Wakes Up, for The New York Times, praised its “vitality and a spirit of rebellion.” George Pelecanos, author and contributor to HBO’s The Wire, named Seth’s second novel, Young Junius, one of the best books of 2010. When he’s not writing or teaching, Seth swims, boxes, and occasionally haunts the basketball courts of San Francisco.

James Sidel received a BA in film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and studied production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.  In 1998 he moved to San Francisco to spearhead Academy of Art’s MPT Film Post-Production Lab.  Always a writer, Jim left the Bay Area two years later to pursue study fiction writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  Iowa granted him a prestigious Teaching/Writing fellowship and the honor of studying with Pulitzer-Prize winners Marilynne Robinson and James Allan McPherson. Jim received his MFA in 2002 and returned to the Bay Area to teach and work on his first novel.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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