Tag Archives: Banned Books

Banned Book! Joshua Mohr reading A Clockwork Orange

Read about the banned books project here. Joshua Mohr is the San Francisco Chronicle best-selling author of Some Things That Meant the World to Me and Termite Parade, a New York Times Book Review editors’ choice selection. He teaches creative writing at The Writing Salon in San Francisco and … Continue reading

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Banned Book! Kevin Chen reading A Place to Stand: The Making of a Poet

Read about the banned books project here. Kevin B. Chen co-authored Prison/Culture (City Lights) and has been involved in the SF Bay Area arts community for close to 20 years as a curator, writer, and visual artist. He has been … Continue reading

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Banned Book! Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A fitting way to close the banned books celebration: with a reading from Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, is the author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, best … Continue reading

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Banned Book! Stephen Elliott reading Catch-22

Read about the banned books project here. Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books and an activist, living in San Francisco. He is Editor-in-Chief of the online literary magazine, The Rumpus and director of the new film About Cherry, starring … Continue reading

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Banned Book! Michelle Tea reading The Thief’s Journal

Read about the banned books project here. Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, a novel, a book of poetry and the young adult fantasy tale A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek forthcoming from McSweeney’s. She has edited anthologies about … Continue reading

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Banned Book! Sherman Alexie reading Savage Inequalities

Read about the banned books project here. Sherman Alexie is the author of, most recently, Blasphemy (Grove Press, 2012), a collection of stories spanning two decades. He is the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award, 2007 National Book Award for … Continue reading

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Banned Book! Jack Hirschman reading Tropic of Cancer

Read about the banned books project here. Jack Hirschman is a widely published poet and activist. Born in New York, and raised in the Bronx, Hirschman is resident and former Poet Laureate of San Francisco. He received degrees from City … Continue reading

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Banned Book! John Waters reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Read about the banned books project here. John Waters is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters’ 1970s and early ’80s trash … Continue reading

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