SF Weekly’s 2014 “Best Of” Award!

Best Writers Without a Book San Francisco 2014 By Evan Karp Chances are you could make a list of more than 10 people you know right now who deserve to be on this list. In a highly unscientific Facebook poll, 124 participants answered my question: Who is your favorite Bay Area writer without a book?…

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Performing at THE MOTH GrandSLAM Championship – April 8th!

  San Francisco’s Inaugural GrandSLAM Championship: Fish Out of Water The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of being out of their element: the freak, the foreigner, dressed for the opera at the clambake, out of the loop,…

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“Wutown” in Defenestration Magazine

Here’s an excerpt. Read the full piece in Defenestration. 9:50AM I operate 01194, a white Plymouth bearing the sundial insignia of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. The steering wheel is constructed on the right, to facilitate chalking. I hang the chalking stick out the window and cruise up Fountain at 4 miles per hour,…

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The Litquake Author Interview

Alia Volz: Chaos in a Fur Coat See Alia Sunday, October 7, at Vesuvio for “Do You Come Here Often?”: Writers at the Bar, with Alan Black, Jack Boulware, Beth Lisick, Chuck Thompson, and Missy Robac. 1. What is your favorite book? It must be As I Lay Dying, because I’ve reread it more than any other…

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Sexy Litquake ‘Password’ to Prohibition

San Francisco Chronicle  –  by Louis Pitzman Published 05:53 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Alia Volz participates in a Litquake event called “PASSWORD: Litquake’s Literary Speakeasy,” in which Bay Area authors dress up as, and read from, Prohibition-era writers. Volz charakter is Louise Brooks. San Francisco, Cal. on Monday, July 16, 2012. Photo: Sonja Och, The…

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PASSWORD: Litquake’s Literary Speakeasy

July 19, 2012, 8:00 PM Public Works 161 Erie Street $15 in advance; $18 at the door Buy advance tickets online NOTE VENUE CHANGE: Public Works, 161 Erie St. (off Mission St. between Duboce & 14th St.) San Francisco, CA Join us as we take you back to America’s Prohibition era with PASSWORD: Litquake’s Literary Speakeasy, featuring Prohibition-era cocktails,…

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Six-Word Memoir

Snazzy event this Thursday night! I’m spinning a yarn about a magical batch of matzo ball soup that outlived its maker by…years. Oy. In this live production of the extremely popular Six-Word Memoir Project, eight Bay Area Jewish personalities take to the stage to share clever, thoughtful, and humorous life stories. Participants include SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik, Literary…

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Beast Crawl: The Kraken

Saturday, July 7th, 8:00 – 9:00PM. Era Art Bar & Lounge. Oakland, CA. During Leg 3 of the Beast Crawl, a fabulous five-headed creature sloshes out of the Bay to fill brains with stories of laughter and woe, horror and insight… Beth Lisick Carolyn Cooke Rakesh Satyal April Sinclair Craig Clevenger Hosted by Alia Volz It’s…

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