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Saturday, October 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
San Francisco Writer's Grotto

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Writers from the San Francisco Writer's Grotto reveal the traumas, collisions and best intentions that leave a mark. Physical or emotional, these scars are real. Emceed by Larry Rosen and Bridget Quinn, co-hosts of the Grotto's weekly podcast, The GrottoPod: Writers on Writing, where creative triumphs and enduring scars are dissected year round.

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Bridget Quinn

Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art & Made History (In That Order), essays on the artwork, lives and legacies of fifteen essential but overlooked artists, and co-host of The GrottoPod: Writers on Writing, the weekly podcast of the San Francisco Writers... Read More →
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Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen is the co-host of the GrottoPod and a longtime freelance journalist, writer, former San Francisco Examiner columnist and current humor columnist for the J Weekly in San Francisco. He is also the co-host and founder of the (Is it) Good for the Jews? podcast and is presently... Read More →

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Laurie Ann Doyle

Writer & Teacher of Writing, UC Berkeley
Laurie Ann Doyle is an award-winning writer and teacher of writing at the San Francisco Writers Grotto and UC Berkeley. She is the author of World Gone Missing, coming September 30 from Regal House Publishing, and winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award. Select stories... Read More →
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Laura Fraser

Laura Fraser is a long-time San Francisco journalist and author of three non-fiction books, including the NYT-bestselling An Italian Affair. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.
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Laird Harrison

Laird Harrison writes about science and medicine. His work has appeared in magazines (TIME, Audubon, Discover, Men’s Fitness, Health) and newspapers (San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press), and on Web sites (Salon, Reuters, MSNBC, CNN.com). He has produced... Read More →
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Susan Ito

writer, The Grotto
Susan Ito is the author of The Mouse Room. She co-edited the literary anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption. She has been a columnist and editor at Literary Mama, and her work has appeared in Growing Up Asian American, Choice, Hip Mama, Catapult, The Bellevue... Read More →
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Julia Flynn Siler

Author, Alfred A. knopf
Julia Flynn Siler is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. She wrote “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure” (Grove/Atlantic) and “The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty” (Gotham/Penguin... Read More →
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Lizette Wanzer

Author, Authors Guild
Lyzette Wanzer's work appears in over twenty-five literary journals and books, and she is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prize-winning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie), The Naked Truth, Essay Daily, and San Francisco University High School Journal. A three-time San Francisco... Read More →

Saturday October 14, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Public Works (upstairs) 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103