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City of Stairways Reading
Date Thursday August 05
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
Event Type Concert/Show
Join the young authors of City of Stairways: A Poet’s Field Guide to San Francisco as they read from this new book about San Francisco. City of Stairways was written by students in WritersCorps, a creative writing program for youth. Part travel guide and part literary anthology, this 7x7 inch book is packed with original poetry, photography, artwork, maps, and tips on the places to see and be seen in San Francisco. City of Stairways offers an intimate look at some of the most memorable sites and neighborhoods in San Francisco, and gives residents and visitors alike a unique, vibrant perspective on being a youth in an urban environment.

Aside from the young authors of the book, tonight’s event includes guest writers from literary journal Instant City. Instant City publishes fiction, non-fiction, and art generating an ongoing psychogeographic exploration of San Francisco.

About the guest writers:

Amanda Davidson is a San Francisco-based writer and multi-media artist. In 2009 she spent time as a writer-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony as well as the Art Farm Nebraska. She is currently working on her first novel. Visit her online at

Kevin Thomson is author of the book Hot Rod Kings, wrote the text for the book Speedseekers, and has contributed to numerous books and magazines. He tours and records with his bands Enablers, and BunBunBun. Kevin enjoys breaking skin on vintage cars and acquiring bruises in empty swimming pools.

August 5, 7-8 pm
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street / Free

For more information, call 415.252.4655, visit, or e-mail writerscorps [at]
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 26th, 2010 3:58 PM

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