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Bolinas, California United States
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From Grants and Awards

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From the Directory of Writers

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Fiction Writer
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From the Magazine

by Carrie Neill

March/April 2013

This spring the San Francisco-based nonprofit Sustainable Arts Foundation launches its residency grant program, which offers support to writers and artists residencies that accomodate writers and artists with children. 

by Travis Kurowski

May/June 2012

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Southwest Review, Oxford American, Midwestern Gothic, the Los Angeles Review, ZYZZYVA, Hawk & Handsaw, and Common.

by Tess Taylor

January/February 2012

After making a name for itself in independent-press circles with its stylish, smart books of fiction, children’s literature, and food writing, the fourteen-year-old San Francisco–based outfit McSweeney’s is starting its first poetry imprint.


Literary Places

Founded in 1953, this independent bookstore is also an historical landmark, offering three floors of books from major publishing houses as well as speciality publishers. In addition to selling...

891 Post Street was home to Dashiell Hammett, author of The Maltese Falcon, in the 1920s. An historical marker indicates the location of Hammett's apartment, but the building itself is...

Located in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco, John's Grill was a setting in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. In the film, Sam Spade asks the waiter to hurry his...


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Reading/Book signing
Barnes and Noble
August 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
Reading/Book signing
Books Inc.
August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm


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