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!
May 4, 2019, Bay Area Book Festival, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m., The Brower Center - Tamalpais Room, “Quest: Journeys Through Generations,” panel: Joan Frank, moderator, with Michael Levitin, Katja Petrowskaja. What if. Maybe. It could be. Where does seeking the truth slide into imagination? These three writers conjure compelling stories of Jewish generations past and present. Michael Levitin writes of a perpetually cuckolded man who seeks wholeness by resolving the mystery of a postcard sent from the Siberian gulag. In a creative nonfiction narrative, German writer Katja Petrowskaja searches not only for her ancestors but their meaning to her and each other. Sarah Stone depicts a loving, dysfunctional half-Jewish family of performers, scientists, and activists who long to wake up the world but must first rescue each other, with a little help (and sometimes hindrance) from the occasional ghost or god. (With the support of the initiative "Wunderbar Together,“ initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI); the Goethe-Institut San Francisco; and Goethe-Institut’s translation support program "Books First")
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, Angela Mitchell, 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 signing
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, James Cagney, Matt Carney, Kar Johnson, Laura Freymiller and Michelle Schlachta, 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, Rick May, organizer, 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, reading with Jon Longhi and James Cagney.
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. With Tim Foley.
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 30, 2019, AWP Portland, Offsite reading: 6:00 p.m., Portland Northwest Hostel Cafe. Reading with Anita Felicelli, Jimin Han, Louise Marburg, Angela Mitchell, Barbara Roether, Naomi J. Williams, and Olga Zilberbourg. Read more about the event, including the authors' bios here.