Odd Mondays: Authors’ Potpourri Evening at Folio Books

Monday Oct 17 2016   7:00 PM
Folio Books  3957 24th St, San Francisco, CA  map

Elaine Elinson is coauthor of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, which won a Gold Medal in the 2010 California Book Awards. A former journalist in Southeast Asia, her first book, Development Debacle: the World Bank in the Philippines, was banned by the Marcos regime.

Linda Lewin is a former editor at Simon & Schuster Publishers in New York, a former substitute teacher in San Francisco, and author of children’s books. She also has produced a series of multicultural storytelling videos for children and will read from her recent book, DEAR MA: Mothers’ Day Letters from Albert Lewin, Hollywood Innovator.

Patrick Monk, retired hospice RN, deep-sea commercial fisherman, actor-director, logger-log cabin builder, itinerant fruit picker, wanderer, communard, small business owner, many other occupations/enterprises, some of which are classified, and now a local roustabout on 24th street. Who knows what he’ll read?

John “Chuck” Patterson lived in Japan for three years with his wife and children where he taught Medical English and edited manuscripts for Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine. Now retired from web authoring for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, he writes both poetry and creative non-fiction.

Mary Joy Quinn, RN, MA is the coauthor with Susan K. Tomita MSW PhD of Elder Abuse and Neglect: Causes, Diagnosis, and Interventional Strategies, and author of Guardianships of Adults: Achieving Justice, Autonomy, and Safety, both published by Springer, as well as many articles in professional journals.

Hannah Silver has lived in San Francisco most of her life. She has written ten short stories about San Francisco public transportation, most set on the #38 bus, and participated in Monday Night At The Marsh readings. Her first novel, SPAZZ, tells the story of a mildly disabled seventeen-year-old girl and her year in a private boarding school in San Francisco. Currently, she is writing a second novel, The Autobiography of a Swimming Pool.

Consider joining us for a no-host pizza/salad or other entrée dinner ($15-20), 5:30 p.m. at the Haystack Pizza Restaurant, south side of 24th near Sanchez Street. The 24 line and the 48 line and the J Church are the nearby Muni transportation lines available.

Free and open to the public; for more information, visit Odd Mondays.

Odd Mondays is presented by Judith and Ramón Sender and Folio Books

Elaine ElinsonElaine Elinson was the communications director of the ACLU of Northern California and editor of the ACLU News for more than two decades. She is a coauthor of Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines, which was banned by the Marcos regime. Her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Poets and Writers, and numerous other periodicals. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.

Photo by Matthew Elinson