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Join SF in SF Sun June 25, 2023 with FRAN WILDE & HENRY LIEN!

June 1st, 2023 · No Comments

Join SF in SF on Sunday, June 25, 2023



Moderator – Cliff Winnig
Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM

$10 at the door  /  $8 for students –no one turned away for lack of funds–

Event begins at 6:30PM

Sodas, beer/wine/whiskey (21+) for sale at event

 All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Cliff Winnig. This event will be recorded for later broadcast by SOMA FM.  Books for sale courtesy of Bookshop West Portal.

FRAN WILDE is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. Her debut novel, Updraft, was a 2016 Nebula Award nominee, and won the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the 2016 Compton Crook Award. Her debut middle grade novel, Riverland, won the 2019 Andre Norton Award, was named an NPR Best Book of 2019 and was a Lodestar Finalist. Wilde is the first person to win two Andre Norton Awards for both Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction. Her short fiction explores themes of social class, disability, disruptive technology, and empowerment against a backdrop of engineering and artisan culture, and has appeared in Asimov’s Science FictionNature, Tor.com, Uncanny Magazine, and elsewhere.  The Gem Universe, a trilogy comprising The Jewel and Her Lapidary, and The Fire Opal Mechanism, concludes with the upcoming The Book of Gems (available 6-20-23, and at the event).

Her poetry has appeared in Fireside Fiction, The Marlboro ReviewArticulate, and Poetry Baltimore. Wilde holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in information architecture and interaction design. She is one of the editors of the online The Sunday Morning Transport newsletter.  Learn more about this multi-faceted author at https://www.franwilde.net/

HENRY LIEN is a 2012 graduate of Clarion West. He is the author of the Peasprout Chen fantasy series, a delightful middle grade fantasy/adventure series about a girl determined to take top ranking at Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword where she studies Wu Liu, a form that blends figure skating with martial arts. “Harry Potter Meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon . . . On Ice!” AND about immigration, girl power, sibling relationships, leadership, teamwork, and the importance of friendship!

His short fiction has appeared in publications like Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and he has served as arts editor for Interfictions OnlineHe is a four-time Nebula/Norton Award finalist. Henry also teaches writing for institutions including UCLA (which awarded him Instructor of the Year), the University of Iowa, Writing the Other, and Clarion West. Henry has previously worked as an attorney and fine art dealer. Born in Taiwan, Henry currently lives in Hollywood. Learn more about this stylish author at  www.henrylien.com


The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free, and there are several garages in the area as well. Further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website.  Their phone number is (415) 824-9754; ask for Madeleine Robins.

Any questions, or for more info, email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com



Sunday, July 30 – Charlie Jane Anders and Kate Maruyama

Sunday, August 20 – M. A. Carrick (Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms), and Brenda Clough

September – TBA

Saturday, October 14 – Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead

Sunday, November 12 – E. Lily Yu and Rick Wilber


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