The Litography Project

The Book Report: Amy Berkowitz

Mar 28, 2016
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In The Book Report series, KALW talks to local authors about the books they love. Today we hear about Tyler Vile's Never Coming Home from Amy Berkowitz, a writer living in San Francisco.

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Producer Martina Castro took a walk around the Mission with San Francisco’s poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguía, to hear about what the neighborhood used to be like when he moved back in the 1970s, and what’s changed. Here’s the first part of their tour.  

The Book Report: Natalie Baszile

Jan 6, 2016
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The Book Report is a series where we talk to local authors about they books they love. Today we hear about Amy Bloom's Away from Natalie Baszile, a writer living in San Francisco. 

10/27: Parental Leave in California

Oct 27, 2015

Tonight: Join The Litography Project and KALW at Lit Crawl

Oct 14, 2015
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This Saturday, October 17th from 7:15-8:15pm at the Make Out Room, KALW and The Litography Project are teaming up to host Off The Air- a free night of storytelling as part of Litquake's annual San Francisco Lit Crawl. 

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The Book Report is a series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Writer Kevin Smokler shared his pick - The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin - with Ninna Gaensler-Debs.

Most people who visit Calistoga -- a town in the Napa Valley -- come for the wine and the spa treatments; few come for the literary history. But they could: one of the most romantic honeymoon getaways ever written about happened one hundred and thirty five years ago.

Sometimes the things we write can cause controversy, and even end up being deadly. Early this year two gunmen opened fire in the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 employees.

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For The Book Report we ask Bay Area authors to tell us about a book that’s meaningful for them. Today we hear from San Francisco writer Maggie Tokuda-Hall.

You'll be completely absorbed in this incredibly atmospheric book. Plus there's murder and kissing. So it's got all the good stuff.

Click the audio player above to hear about the book. 

The Book Report : Peter Orner

May 11, 2015

For The Book Report we ask Bay Area authors to tell us about a book that’s meaningful for them. Today we hear from Bay Area writer Peter Orner.

I think this book will challenge anybody to see any individual, whoever they are, whether they live on the streets or not, in a much deeper way.

Click the audio player above to hear about the book. 

 

So you want to open a bookstore? Excellent news. Here's your guide to survival:

The Book Report is a new series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Writer Anisse Gross shared her pick - The Abortion - by Richard Brautigan, with Ninna Gaensler-Debs.

Jasmín Lopéz

Stepping inside the Taurus Bookbindery is kind of like stepping back in time. The wide open space is packed full of retro machines from the 1920s that could double as torture devices. There are electric paper cutters with long blades, sizzling hot, rusty knives, and eight-foot-tall cast iron weights. Rolls of cloth and leather line the walls, and their earthy smells mix with odors of oil, paper and hot glue.