Litquake’s Epicenter: A Virtual Series
Bring writers from all over the world to your computer screen
Co-presented by Green Apple Books on the Park

Experience the new anthology The End of the Golden Gate: Authors About Loving (and Sometimes Leaving) San Francisco (Chronicle Prism) with stories by 25 renowned authors about life in one of the most turbulent cultural epicentres in the Bay Area with Litquake, exclusively in the Bay Area USA Experience an exciting evening full of stories and conversations with Gary Kamiya, John Law, Kimberly Reyes and Alia Volz. Moderated by Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware. Questions and answers about the audience follow. FREE, $ 10-15 Recommended Donation

Registration required. Places are limited.

The event will also be broadcast live on Facebook Live.

A percentage of the proceeds from this book will go to charities that help people in the bay who are affected by homelessness. Each copy purchased offers a small opportunity to help those in need.

In the past few decades, San Francisco has seen radical changes under the influence of Silicon Valley, tech companies, and more. Countless articles, blogs, and even movies have attempted to capture the complexities of San Francisco, a place where millions of people have happily called home and yet are forced to think about leaving. In this beautifully written collection, writers take up this Bay Area resident’s eternal conflict: should I stay or should I go?

Including an introduction by Gary Kamiya and essays by Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, Michelle Tea, Beth Lisick, Daniel Handler, Bonnie Tsui, Stuart Schuffman, Alysia Abbott, Peter Coyote, Alia Volz, Duffy Jennings, John Law and many others Furthermore, the end of the Golden Gate is a haunting journey that sheds light on both what makes San Francisco so magnetizing and how it has changed dramatically over time, changing to become something new for every generation of city dwellers.

With essays that chronicle the impact of the tech industry’s invasion and the development, gentrification, and radical cost of living that changed San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods, these forward-looking essayists capture the enduring impression of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, as well as the struggle against Preserve the Art, Music and other creative movements that make this the city of love forever.

Gary Kamiya is a writer, journalist, and historian from San Francisco. His latest book with the artist Paul Madonna is Spirits of San Francisco: Journeys through the Unknown City. He is also the author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco. His award-winning history column, Portals of the Past, appears every second Saturday in the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in San Francisco.

John Law has been involved in creating underground culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond for 40 years. He was an original member of the legendary urban adventure and string group The Suicide Club in San Francisco, was instrumental in founding the Cacophony Society and is a co-founder of the Burning Man Festival. Law continues to be involved in underground urban exploration around the world, working on various projects with a number of artists and companies. He is co-author of Tales for the San Francisco Cacophony Society (Last Gasp) and lives in San Francisco.

Kimberly Reyes is a poet and essayist and has received grants from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, CantoMundo, Callaloo, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht of Ireland, the Munster Literature Center and the Prague Summer Program for Writers and many other locations . She has written nonfiction for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine and poetry for magazines such as American Poets Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Columbia Journal and The Stinging Fly. She is the author of the poetry collections Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn) and Warning Coloration (Pressing Girl Press). Her non-fiction book Essays Life While Wartime (Fourteen Hills) won the Michael Rubin Book Award in 2018.

Alia Volz is the author of Home Baked: My Mother, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), winner of the 2020 Golden Poppy Award for Nonfiction from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance. Her work has been featured in the best American essays, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Guernica, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and many other publications. She has received scholarships from MacDowell and Ucross. Her family history has been published in Snap Judgment, Criminal, and NPR’s Fresh Air. She lives in San Francisco.

Litquake’s Epicenter: A Virtual Series
Bring writers from all over the world to your computer screen
Co-presented by Green Apple Books on the Park

Experience the new anthology The End of the Golden Gate: Authors About Loving (and Sometimes Leaving) San Francisco (Chronicle Prism) with stories by 25 renowned authors about life in one of the most turbulent cultural epicentres in the Bay Area with Litquake exclusively in the Bay Area USA Experience an exciting evening full of stories and conversations with Gary Kamiya, John Law, Kimberly Reyes and Alia Volz. Moderated by Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware. Questions and answers about the audience follow. FREE, $ 10-15 Recommended Donation

Registration required. Places are limited.

The event will also be broadcast live on Facebook Live.

A percentage of the proceeds from this book will go to charities that help people in the bay who are affected by homelessness. Each copy purchased offers a small opportunity to help those in need.

In the past few decades, San Francisco has seen radical changes under the influence of Silicon Valley, tech companies, and more. Countless articles, blogs, and even movies have tried to capture the complexities of San Francisco, a place where millions of people have happily called home and yet are forced to think about leaving. In this beautifully written collection, writers take up this Bay Area resident’s eternal conflict: should I stay or should I go?

Including an introduction by Gary Kamiya and essays by Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, Michelle Tea, Beth Lisick, Daniel Handler, Bonnie Tsui, Stuart Schuffman, Alysia Abbott, Peter Coyote, Alia Volz, Duffy Jennings, John Law and many others Furthermore, the end of the Golden Gate is a haunted journey that sheds light on both what makes San Francisco so magnetizing and how it has changed dramatically over time, changing to become something new for every generation of city dwellers.

With essays that chronicle the impact of the tech industry’s invasion and the development, gentrification, and radical cost of living that changed San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods, these forward-looking essayists capture the enduring impression of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, as well as the struggle against Preserve the Art, Music and other creative movements that make this the city of love forever.

Gary Kamiya is a writer, journalist, and historian from San Francisco. His latest book with the artist Paul Madonna is Spirits of San Francisco: Journeys through the Unknown City. He is also the author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco. His award-winning history column, Portals of the Past, appears every second Saturday in the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in San Francisco.

John Law has been involved in creating underground culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond for 40 years. He was an original member of the legendary urban adventure and string group The Suicide Club in San Francisco, was instrumental in founding the Cacophony Society and is a co-founder of the Burning Man Festival. Law continues to be involved in underground urban exploration around the world, working on various projects with a number of artists and companies. He is co-author of Tales for the San Francisco Cacophony Society (Last Gasp) and lives in San Francisco.

Kimberly Reyes is a poet and essayist and has received grants from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, CantoMundo, Callaloo, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht of Ireland, the Munster Literature Center and the Prague Summer Program for Writers and many other locations . She has written nonfiction for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine and poetry for magazines such as American Poets Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Columbia Journal and The Stinging Fly. She is the author of the poetry collections Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn) and Warning Coloration (Pressing Girl Press). Her non-fiction book Essays Life While Wartime (Fourteen Hills) won the Michael Rubin Book Award in 2018.

Alia Volz is the author of Home Baked: My Mother, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), winner of the 2020 Golden Poppy Award for Nonfiction from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance. Her work has been featured in the best American essays, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Guernica, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and many other publications. She has received scholarships from MacDowell and Ucross. Her family history has been published in Snap Judgment, Criminal, and NPR’s Fresh Air. She lives in San Francisco.