Here are the upcoming and recent events for Hungry Ghost Theater. Please note that some of these are free and others need tickets — the information is on the sites. And check back for new additions!

Upcoming Events

February 3, 2019, “This is Definitely Not the Superbowl,” WTAW LA, 6:30 p.m., Patrick O’Neil and Ashley Perez, hosts, reading with Dennis Cruz, Alex Espinoza, Anita Gill, Natalie Graham, and Lauren Marks

February 28, 2019, “Shape,” The Racket Reading Series, Adobe Books, SF, Noah Sanders, host, reading with Brittany Ackerman, Hadas Goshen, and Laura Freymiller, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

March 2, 2019, Babylon Salon, SF, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Laurie Ann Doyle, Ryan Sloan, and Maury Zeff, hosts, reading with Joe Loya, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Maw Shein Win, and Irving Ruan

March 13, 2019, Word Week 2019, Umpqua Bank Noe Valley, 3938 24th St., SF, Cara Black, host. Publishers: J.K. Fowler, Nomadic Press; Jennifer Joseph, Manic D Press; Emily Wolahan, Two Lines Press; Peg Alford Pursell, Why There Are Words Press. 6:45/7pm to 7:15pm: display tables and refreshments, 7:15pm to 8pm, author readings.

March 22, 2019, Stories on Stage Sacramento, 7:00 p.m., doors open, 7:30 p.m., Sue Staats, host, staged reading from Hungry Ghost Theater

March 28, 2019 AWP Portland, 9:00-10:15 a.m., A107-109, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1, “Writing the Transcendent,” panel with Courtney Sender, moderator, Goldie Goldbloom, Rahul Kanakia, and Yehoshua November. In our most enduring literature, the reader often experiences something ungraspable: a sudden sense of loss or delight or elevation, just beyond the realm of conscious reckoning. In this panel, we call it transcendence, and ask: What is that feeling, anyway? How do you write toward it? What's the relationship between the divine, the inspirational, the science fictional or fantastical? In this panel, five diverse writers of the numinous and otherworldly will discuss the deep mysteries of writing.

March 28, 2019, AWP Portland, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Bookfair, WTAW Press: 8096, book signing

March 30, 2019, AWP Portland, Offsite reading: 6:00 p.m., Portland Northwest Hostel Cafe

Recent Events

Oct 11, 2018, WTAW Sausalito, 7:15 p.m. reading, book launch for Hungry Ghost Theater and Angela Mitchell’s Unnatural Habitats & Other Stories. Reading with Lisa Locascio, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Louise Marburg, Natalie Singer, and Terese Svoboda.

October 19, 2018, Litquake, Center for the Book in SF, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Novel and the World panel (moderator) with Judy Juanita, Michael David Lukas, Nayomi Munaweera, and Ethel Rohan. A conversation exploring how the novelists on the panel work with political, social, and historical context in ways that feel true to the characters and story and also allow for bold, iconoclastic reinventions of the novel.

November 7, 2018, Book Passage, Corte Madera, 7 p.m., reading and signing

November 29, 2018, Green Apple Books, Clement St., SF, 7:00 p.m., reading and signing

January 3, 2019, Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Blue Ridge Center, Region Room, Blue Ridge Assembly, Asheville, NC, 8:00 p.m., reading with Jane Hamilton, Reginald Gibbons, T. Geronimo Johnson, and Pablo Medina

January 5, 2019, Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Blue Ridge Center, Region Room, Blue Ridge Assembly, Asheville, NC, 9:30 a.m., “Eruption/Incandescence,” craft lecture

January 27, 2019, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley, 3:00 p.m., reading and signingUmpqua Bank Noe Valley, 3938 24th St