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December Reading – Ken Scholes & Ben Loory

December 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Sunday, December 10, 2017

KEN SCHOLES, with Hymn — the final book in the Psalms of Isaak series

BEN LOORY, with Tales Of Falling And Flying — his new story collection

Doors and bar open at 6:00PM

Event begins at 6:30PM

$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum. Cash or Square. All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Cash bar on a donation basis benefits the ABM.

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson.

Books for sale at event, courtesy of Borderlands Books — please feel free to bring your own books from home.

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Come join the live audience!

KEN SCHOLES is appearing with his new book, Hymn — the last book in the Psalms of Isaak series, published by Tor Books. He is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of five novels and over fifty short stories, and has appeared in print for over sixteen years. Along with The Psalms of Isaak, his short fiction has been collected in three volumes published by Fairwood Press. Ken is a winner of the Writers of the Future Award, France’s Prix Imaginales, the Endeavour Award and a scattering of others. His work is published internationally in eight languages. Ken is also a public advocate for people living with C-PTSD and speaks openly about his experiences with it. Ken’s eclectic background includes time spent as a label gun repairman, a sailor who never sailed, a soldier who commanded a desk, a preacher (he got better), a nonprofit executive, a musician and a government procurement analyst. He has a degree in History from Western Washington University. Ken is a native of the Pacific Northwest and and lives in Saint Helens, Oregon, with his twin daughters.

BEN LOORY is appearing with his new collection, is the author of the collections Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day and Tales of Falling and Flying, as well as a picture book for children, The Baseball Player and the Walrus. His fables and tales have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, READ Magazine, and Fairy Tale Review, been heard on This American Life and Selected Shorts, and performed live at WordTheatre in Los Angeles and London. They have also been translated into many languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, and Indonesian. Loory is a graduate of Harvard University and holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is an Instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Since 2004, SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Moderated by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Ford, Michael Boatman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Cecelia Holland, Lev Grossman, Gene Wolfe, Connie Willis, Brian & Wendy Froud, Cecil Castelluci, Andy Weir, Samuel R. Delaney, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Peter S. Beagle, Charlie Jane Anders, Karen Joy Fowler, and Nalo Hopkinson, among others. We hope you will join us!

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. The closest BART station is Powell Street — just turn down 5th Street, cross Mission and Howard, and turn left onto Clementina. NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction.

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