Friday, February 6th 2015
Main Reading Room, 7:00pm
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (If registration for this event is full, there is a good chance you can still get a seat. Registration may re-open as cancellations occur, or feel free to stop by the night of the event and join the wait line. )
It’s our annual Valentine’s day show. There are sure to be stories of torch songs, Dear Johns, and so much more . Come listen to writers, poets, comedians and talented raconteurs share their true, personal tales of love-related war wounds, and maybe their favorite songs from the 80′s.
Kari Kiernan is a writer, a storyteller, and a bona fide local; she graduated from Tam, holds a Master’s degree from Dominican University, and spent a great deal of her young life at the Mill Valley library. Her work has appeared in Skirt! Magazine and The Morning News as well as onstage at Porchlight, The Vent, and Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, among others. You can see more of her work at Cereal for Dinner Again (www.cerealfordinnneragain.com).
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is a stand-up comic, storyteller, and TV host. She is a frequent storyteller on NPR’s “Snap Judgment”, has told stories on PBS’s KQED, is the host of The Moth in San Francisco and Berkeley, and hosted the Emmy-award winning television series “High School Quiz Show” on PBS’s WGBH. She was also named Best Comedian of 2013 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Readers’ Poll. She is very proud to say she grew up in libraries with a librarian mom. http://dhayacomedy.com/
Kay DeMartini is an NPR Storyteller, corporate speaker, emcee, facilitator. She produces the popular East Bay storytelling series: BustingOut. She says about her fantastic series: “Hookers, cops, doctors, ex-cons, trannies, salsa teachers, authors, tap dancers, pizza makers, and many more – have shared their stories onstage with us over the past 5 yrs. The stories are different but also similar. Barriers go down and people lean in. Often funny, sometimes poignant, always true.”
Mike Capozzola is a San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, actor and cartoonist/illustrator. His work has appeared in Mad Magazine, TED Talks, McSweeney’s, The Bold Italic, The Bay Guardian, WIRED, The Pacific Sun, Stars & Stripes, The Jerusalem Post, The Humor Times, the San Francisco Chronicleand more. He has also contributed a few dozen premises to the award-winnng, nationally syndicated cartoon, BIZARRO. http://www.capozzola.com/
Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist. Fusing his distinct storytelling style with subversive humor and a fiery love for justice, Healey has been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and is a regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment.
Call (415) 389-4292 x3 for more details.