OFFSITE: Babylon Salon presents Doug Henderson, Beth Winegarner, Terry Tierney, Colin Winnette & Danielle Truppi

Saturday, September 9, 2023 - 5:30pm

Booksmith is thrilled to partner with Babylon Salon for their Summer event, featuring readings by Doug Henderson (The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club)Beth Winegarner (San Francisco’s Forgotten Cemeteries: A Buried History)Terry Tierney (The Bridge on Beer River; Lucky Ride), Colin Winnette (Users) and Danielle Truppi (Happy Endings)!

Please note:

This is a free, outdoor event to be held at The Sycamore (2140 Mission St).

About the authors/performers

Doug Henderson won the 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and made his short story debut in the Iowa Review. Henderson lives in San Francisco, California.

Beth Winegarner is an author, journalist, essayist and pop culture critic who's contributed to the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Wired, Mother Jones and many others. Her books include Sacred Sonoma, The Columbine Effect: How Five Teen Pastimes Got Caught in the Crossfire and Why Teens Are Taking Them Back and Tenacity: Heavy Metal in the Middle East and Africa . She grew up in Northern California and lives in San Francisco.

Terry Tierney is a writer who hails from the Midwest, but has planted roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. After serving in the Seabees, he completed his BA and MA at Binghamton University; Tierney completed a PhD in Victorian Literature at Emory University. For years, he taught college composition and creative writing courses, and survived several Silicon Valley startups as a software engineer. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Michaelyn Burnette, a Librarian from the University of California, their son, and their goofy Golden Retriever. Tierney’s work has appeared in countless publications. Lucky Ride (Unsolicited Press), an irreverent Vietnam-era road novel is set to release in 2022. More can be learned at

Colin Winnette is a writer from Denton, Texas. His latest novel Users is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in February 2023. He is also the author of The Job of the Wasp (an American Bookseller Association’s Indie Next Pick), Haints Stay (one of the “15 Best Contemporary Westerns” -InsideHook), Coyote (an indie-bestseller and winner of Les Press’s NOS Book Contest), and Revelation (“A forceful book… about the absolute peril of desire.” -Ben Marcus). His novels have been translated into Italian and French. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including PlayboyMcSweeney’s, The Believer, Bomb Magazine, and more. 

Please note: this is a free, outdoor event to be held at The Sycamore (2140 Mission St).