City Arts and Lectures presents State of San Francisco: A Conversation About A Changing City. Panelists include Gary Kamiya, author of Cool Gray City of Love; David Talbot, author of Season of the Witch; TechCrunch journalist Kim-Mai Cutler; and San Francisco Foundation Phelan Literary Award-winner Chinaka Hodge.
Books Inc. Opera Plaza proudly presents a reading featuring a potential-filled panel of authors that have participated in the joy that is National Novel Writing Month, a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determinations, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
Super heavyweight kickboxer Mark "Fightshark" Miller shares his no-holds-barred memoir, Pain Don't Hurt: Fighting Inside and Outside the Ring. The only professional fighter in history to return to the ring after open-heart surgery, Mark "Fightshark" Miller's health crisis helped to temporarily reunite his fractured family and made him more determined than ever to return to the kickboxing ring.