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Calling all Bookworms: FREE reading this Saturday at Cantina SF

Need to impress your OKCupid date this weekend? Show them your inner bookworm and take them to a FREE literary event.  On Saturday, December 1, Babylon Salon’s Winter Reading features prize-winning writers Namwali Serpell and Wesley Gibson. These two acclaimed authors will read at Cantina SF at 7:00 p.m. Other readers will follow.

Serpell’s fiction has appeared in The Caine Prize Anthology of African Writing
2010, Best American Short Stories 2009, Tin House, Callaloo, and The
Believer. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation award and teaches English at UC Berkeley.

Gibson is the author of You Are Here: A Memoirof Arrival and the novels Shelter and Personal Saviors. His work hasbeen published in The Village Voice, the Mississippi Review, and other journals. He is an editor at Bloom literary magazine and on the faculty of St. Mary’s College MFA Program.


Babylon Salon’s Winter Reading
Saturday, December 1st
Cantina SF (basement)
580 Sutter Street
[Lower Nob Hill]





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Originally from San Diego, Heidi migrated north to study journalism at SFSU and interned for the SF Bay Guardian writing music stuff. She later embarked on a study-abroad program in both Denmark and Holland, and basically never came home. For six long years, she froze her ass off in Oslo, Norway, pretending to be a viking princess, trying to figure out how to survive in the most expensive city in the world. The other two years were spent frolicking on the beach in Spain - sipping on sangria in between being tossed around Europe working as a stressed-out journalist. Heidi currently works at for a non-profit cultural exchange program, helping others experience life from a different perspective. She is thrilled to be back in SF, magnetizing the obscure, and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do.