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Lit Crawl Live in the Mission

Lit Crawl Live in the Mission

Past Wakanda

At the Laundry, six black writers dove into the surreal, studying from futuristic and Wakana-inspired works.

“She remembered where she was: she was on the underground railroad, and she was on the run… it was becoming harder to tell between her dreams and reality,” from an in progress story by Dera Williams at Past Wakanda #litcrawlSF @MLNow

— Nick Roberts (@nickabroberts) October 21, 2018

Dera Williams

“The other women were also dressed in red. And after a few minutes, the drums began. *Badum, badum*… there was a series of shouts, and stomps, and moans… and the drums beat louder,” from an in progress story by Dera Williams at Past Wakana #litcrawlSF @mlnow pic.twitter.com/qY6Ud5oQXE

— Nick Roberts (@nickabroberts) October 21, 2018

Rochelle Spencer

“There’s a huge spider on the wall… Huge is relative. This thing is huge for a spider that’s allowed to live in my house,” Audrey Williams reads from Anansi’s Interweb.

Audrey Williams

Amis White


Tasty Lit with 7×7

Noteworthy cooks filed on stage. The viewers went nuts. The panelists introduced their cookbooks.

One couple, Evan and Sarah Wealthy, co-authors of Wealthy Desk, took a visit to Mumbai, which impressed a brand new method for making spaghetti. Whereas on the lookout for kitchen utensils, they occurred upon surgical gear that appeared prefer it might work. However they resorted again to the kitchenware part and located a standard Indian implement that labored exceptionally properly for making conventional Italian pasta. Discovering new methods to make basic requirements is what the Wealthy’s are after. And the viewers obtained an opportunity to style the fruits of their labor –– the Wealthy’s handed out chocolate cookies to the viewers at the finish of their presentation.

The second viewers members have been ready for: making an attempt Evan and Sarah Wealthy’s cookies @MLNow #litcrawlSF pic.twitter.com/QGtdhATmv9

— Pedro Cota (@pcota) October 21, 2018

Aubrey Decide, a cookbook photographer who has labored for the likes of Chrissy Teigan and Man Fiery, hosted a caption contest with the viewers. The winner, Steven Boyle, took residence a cookbook for his punny caption. She’s additionally shot for Cedella Marley’s “Cooking With Herb” guide. A number of kilos of weed crammed the set for the photoshoot –– revealed earlier than Prop 64 handed.

The caption contest.


Tyson Amir Reads at Lit Crawl Throughout “Whoop Whoop That’s the Sound of The Police / Whoop Whoop That’s the Sound of The Beast”

TYSON AMIR – LIT CRAWL 2018 from Michael Katoni on Vimeo.


Voices and Writing from Past Jail Partitions

Conversations about mass incarceration and a damaged felony justice system, the place simply a few of the subjects mentioned throughout the, Voices and Writing From Behind Jail Partitions held at Homey in the Mission, a non-profit group that empowers youth.

No, there I’m, every thing I need to be. Every part you, she, him, them, assume I’m not. I’m every part and kind of.” #litcrawlsf @MLNow pic.twitter.com/HgbUn0Hb5D

— Lulu Orozco (@byluluorozco) October 21, 2018


Write on Mamas: Shes Obtained This: Ladies as Heroes of Their Personal Tales 

“Write on Mamas: She’s got This: Women as Heroes of Their Own Stories” occasion occurring now! @MLNow #litcrawlsf pic.twitter.com/zeSJ9LJoYP

— Tsanavi S (@Tsanavi) October 21, 2018

At Write On Mama’s, 4 of the 5 audio system stated they are going to be sharing tales of braveness, private challenges, woman energy items about power and give up.

The primary reader, Jessica O’Dwyer, learn an excerpt from her brief story. “Like many adoptive parents, I feel a reunion helps a child become whole, filling in the blanks of ‘Who am I?’”

Jessica O’Dwyer

Sweta Chawla adopted, explaining how she discovered her genuine voice when she turned a mom. She learn from her work “Burdens of Silence.”
“I don’t know if I ever questioned to my mother in these moments. She seemed like she was preventing with an imaginary individual. […] My position for the subsequent 20 years was to snap out her of it, again to actuality. Typically, I’m wondering if my brother and father considered it. To this present day, we’ve got not uttered a phrase about it.

I’m making the decisions that I want my mom might make.”

Sweta Chawla

One in every of tonight’s audio system, Mindy Uhrlaub, stated attendees can anticipate “girl power pieces about strength and surrender.” @MLNow #LitCrawl #writeonmamas pic.twitter.com/uxhw1FNqrJ

— Tsanavi S (@Tsanavi) October 21, 2018

Laurel Hilton, the emcee spoke to the crowd: “We are nearing seven years of working as a community. We learn from each other and have one book out that came out a few years ago and another coming out in 2019.” The guide can be titled “She’s Got This.”

Laurel Hilton

Christina Julia

Mindy Uhrlaub spoke of her wedding ceremony night time:

“That night, we gazed at the stars from the beneath the branches and felt home. […] Four years after we settled into our new home, Kirk [her husband] went in for an MRI. It was November and the holidays were upon us. We tried to carry on, but it was impossible. […] Without knowing the type of cancer, there was no treatment. […] When we go, we should do as little damage as possible. […] Kirk was much like an oak tree himself. […]The reality is that everything dies eventually, just as nature dictates. […] I always marvel at his bravery. Like our oak tree, Kirk might be fortunate enough to have a long life.”

As of yesterday, her husband is now cancer-free.

Mindy Uhrlaub

Dorothy O’Donnell learn, “Slowly, I put together a string of alcohol-free days. Along the way, I cobbled together a life that was astonishing.”

Dorothy O’Donnell


“You’re imagining things. You really think you heard someone scream? This room is made of soundproof glass… Why would you ever want to get out? It’s always been harder for some to relax than others,” from the story The Middle for The Research of Rest. #litcrawlSF @MLNow

— Nick Roberts (@nickabroberts) October 21, 2018



Scenes from earlier in the day…and week.


A Cut up Crowd at the Laundry
The split-level area hosted two simultaneous occasions –– some viewers members flitted between the two occasions.

The story of Soli narrated by Shanti Sekaran @MLNow #litcrawlsf pic.twitter.com/4WFHNyYtHX

— Pedro Cota (@pcota) October 21, 2018

Laurie Ann Doyle at Voices in the Darkish @MLNow #litcrawlsf pic.twitter.com/ZRXcXkXykv

— Pedro Cota (@pcota) October 21, 2018


Ghost Tour: Reminiscences of Dolores Park Cafe

Literary-minded Mission residents gathered at the moment at Dolores Park Cafe. “Memories from Dolores Park” has launched the very first quantity of the zine with readings by San Francisco authors.

About 80-90 individuals got here for this occasion. The gang struggled to suit in the small room.

A small monument to characterize the collective reminiscence of Dolores Park was unveiled at the cafe throughout the studying. Group members despatched snapshots over the years to the writer Elina Ansary. The artwork undertaking might be put in in Dolores park subsequent week throughout a Halloween picnic occasion.

Elina Ansary, visible artist requested, “What does it mean to from San Francisco? How can you hold onto the smell of foggy grass, like a cold sweat? When you are from here, it is inside you, and you know what it tastes like.”

Elina Ansary reads aloud.

“It was no contest,” learn columnist Tamim Ansary. “I was an obscure nobody-no flies on me. He, poor guy, had that famous sister hanging around his neck like a milestone. When the women of Valencia street called to tell me the room was mine, I felt like I had hit the jackpot, gotten into Harvard, and won a Nobel Prize, all on the same day.”

Liliana Silva, an area freelance author added her contribution.

“Who does Dolores Park belong to?” she requested.

“In the midday sun of a 75 degree Sunday in October, it is surely the dominion of the fields of sunbathers, their bikinis and shorts and skin. It belongs to the ice cream vendor tinkling along its outskirts like a Summer Santa Claus.”

“Who does Dolores Park belong to? In the gray misty fog of a November afternoon, I’m pretty sure it belongs to my grandmother. For all the prayers she sent up in Mission Dolores, for all the times she took the pilgrim’s progress on a MUNI bus from Lincoln and 28th to 16th and Dolores.”

Lilian Silva reads aloud.

Debora Krant, San Francisco resident since 1973 and Litquake government committee has been volunteered for Lit Crawl for the final 13 years. “This is my first event for today. I have two more I am in charge of.”

Debora Krant reads.


“The universal word is ‘huh.’ Here darkness climbs the tree trunks… there are meteors that neither of us can see… I can say ‘too bad I didn’t find you sooner.’ You can respond, ‘I wish it could be another way.’” at Purple Mild Lit #litcrawlSF @MLNow pic.twitter.com/aw9nfxbicf

— Nick Roberts (@nickabroberts) October 21, 2018

826 Valencia
The occasion drew a crowd of younger writers and listeners. Vickie Vertiez provided simple recommendation:

“Don’t listen to people who don’t think you’re amazing, because you know you’re amazing,” she stated.

Vicki Vertiz reads aloud.

The youngest readers of the Lit Crawl performers took the stage after. Dahlia learn from her poem “A Simple Way to Change the World.”

“Everything costs too much money,” she stated.  “If only there were a rule so that everything costs 25 cents… homeless children could afford to buy healthy food.”

Kenaz H. learn from his poem First Mission. “‘Mr. Speed, we know your secret. Watch your back.’… His secret was safe for now. Even though he didn’t like keeping this secret, he knew he had to keep the secret.”

At the @litcrawl @826valencia occasion, attendees gathered to help college students who revealed their work in the 27th quantity of the 826 Quarterly. @MLNow #litcrawl pic.twitter.com/S0UhAK1lwC

— Jennifer Cortez (@jennifercortez) October 21, 2018

Kenaz H.

Bethany W., 9, from Ulloa Elementary Faculty learn a passage from her revealed piece What Local weather Change Means for Bay Space Visitors. “Some ways we can slow down climate change are to drive less and turn off electronics when they aren’t in use. Slowing climate change could help us prevent more damage to roads.”

“Some ways we can slow down climate change are to drive less and turn off electronics when they aren’t in use. Slowing climate change could help us prevent more damage to roads” stated Bethany W., 9, from Ulloa Elementary Faculty. She learn a passage from her revealed piece What Local weather Change Means for Bay Space Visitors.

Amina F., 15

Amina wrote the her essay My Pricey Aunt Esméralda when she was 13. Tonight, she learn from it;

“I had always loved the visits to my Aunt Esméralda’s Pinterest-consumed house, not just to try on her oversized floral dresses and stomp around her home in my tank top and polka-dot rain boots like I was the queen of the world.”

Will B., 15 from Palo Alto Excessive Faculty

Will, a scholar at Palo Alto Excessive Faculty, learn the dramatic finish to his brief story:

“Exiting communication vary in 5.

4.

Three.

Two.”


Cool automotive’s engine dies outdoors Canine-Eared Books, driver and passenger all of the sudden much less cool #litcrawlSF @MLNow pic.twitter.com/68D7DAnZkN

— Nick Roberts (@nickabroberts) October 21, 2018


Fourteen Hills, the San Francisco State literary evaluation is internet hosting “GINDAER: A READING?” at Canine Eared Books on Valencia Road. Troung Tran learn from his poetry.

“I’m afraid of looking, seeing the presence of your absence at my side…
I’m writing to you, the you that is me. I’m writing to you that the indictment of others means the indictment of yourself.”


Killing it @Litquake Lit Crawl in the Mission. #litcrawlsf #litcrawl2018 pic.twitter.com/0LyGhMW3Eq

— Amanda Coggin (@GiftofGrief) October 21, 2018


The Chapel prepares for the SF Chronicle Roast of the Little Man.


Free books at the Bookmobile!

The Bookmobile handed out free books on the nook of Sycamore and Valencia. Passersby mulled over the choices set out on a folding plastic desk. The selection ranged from a heavy information to knitting, to Christmas cookbooks, to younger grownup classics like Whale Rider. 

Tongo Eisen-Martin at “Bay Area Generations: And The Beat Goes On” At Harringtons #litcrawlSF @MLNow pic.twitter.com/GN6eh8beoh

— Nick Roberts (@nickabroberts) October 21, 2018

Whoop Whoop That’s The Sound of the Police / Whoop Whoop That’s the Sound of the Beast

Poets cozied up in Adobe Books & Artwork Cooperative on 24th Road throughout considered one of the first occasions of Lit Crawl. The performances crossed style, however all handled the police and state-sponsored violence.

“The pile wakes up and comes for their safety,” reads Fresno-based poet Rebecca Lopez. It’s her first time studying in entrance of a crowd.

Full home at Adobe Books & Artwork Cooperative

“Very few of us can survive the madness. And for those of us that do, government issued bullets fly faster than light that travels from the sun to our planet,” learn Tyson Amir, whose father was a member of the Black Panther Celebration. He carried out his “Between Huey and Malcolm.”

“That we might identify as residual within the history of settler or colonial capitalism does not disappear. To the contrary, it persists and endures.” learn poet Ana Clarissa Rojas. Her efficiency adopted Adriana Camarena’s studying on Alex Nieto.

Adriana Camarena’s studying about Alex Nieto @MLNow #litcrawlsf pic.twitter.com/hU8s9m02rk

— Pedro Cota (@pcota) October 21, 2018

“Shots or fireworks? 59 Shots echoed out the north rock base of Bernal Heights air…I went out carefree that evening,” Camarena learn.

Mexicali/Calexico native Ana Clarissa Rojas. @MLNow #litcrawlsf pic.twitter.com/C5NnsfAmvk

— Pedro Cota (@pcota) October 21, 2018

Amalia Álvarez reads her poem in honor of Luis Góngora who has shot by police in the Mission on April 2016 @MLNow #litcrawlsf pic.twitter.com/JSl0nCA7uQ

— Pedro Cota (@pcota) October 21, 2018


Kate Holcomb at Bay Space Younger Survivors studying #litcrawl #LitcrawlSF #@litcrawl @healingyoga pic.twitter.com/py8ktvVgl2

— Liz Highleyman (@LizCancerHealth) October 21, 2018


New SF resident Rebeca Flores prepares for her studying. “I’m a little nervous. It’s my first time reading in San Francisco,” she stated. @MLNow #litcrawlsf pic.twitter.com/xY3LTuoH2b

— Pedro Cota (@pcota) October 21, 2018

Reay for Lit Crawl #litcrawlsf @MLNow pic.twitter.com/WU9mIoxVuP

— Pedro Cota (@pcota) October 20, 2018

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