Kim Bancroft at the San Francisco Public Library

Sunday Nov 03 2019   2:00 PM
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As part of the San Francisco Public Library’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) events, we welcome Kim Bancroft, who will discuss her writing and editing process, and her literary roots. Bancroft will discuss two of her literary endeavors which explore the stories of two publishing leaders: The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher and Literary Industries: Chasing A Vanishing West, which written by Hubert Howe Bancroft and edited for a modern reader by Kim Bancroft. Kim will also discuss her most recent book project, Archived Women: The Writing Wives of H.H. Bancroft, in which she tells the story of two women through their letters and journals.

Kim BancroftKim Bancroft is a longtime teacher turned editor and writer. She earned a B.A. in English from Stanford, an M.A. in English and a teaching credential from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate in education from UC Berkeley. She has taught at various high schools and community colleges in the Bay Area, at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico, and at Sacramento State. Kim has edited several books, including Ariel: A Memoir by Ariel Parkinson; The Morning the Sun Went Down by Darryl Wilson; and Ruth’s Journey: A Survivor’s Memoir, by Ruth Glasberg Gold. She lives in Willits, California, in a redwood forest and enjoys the nouveau-Thoreau challenges and opportunities of life in a small cabin with a satellite dish on top. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Read her blog, "Urban Woman's Guide Back to the Land," here: