The Bindery hosts the San Francisco Writers' Grotto for their Book Party, which will not include readings and offers fun, food, drinks, & chat. We'll be celebrating books by Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Constance Hale, Vanessa Hua, Devi S. Laskar, Rachel Levin, Mary Jo McConahay, Christine O'Brien, Caroline Paul, Jill K. Robinson, Maw Shein Win, and Beth Winegarner. The Grotto kindly requests you RSVP.
Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree is an Indie Next selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a New York Times editor's choice.
Vanessa Hua is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist and the bestselling author of A River of Stars and Deceit and Other Possibilities.
Rachel Levin is a journalist, recovering restaurant critic, and the author of LOOK BIG: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds, which the Wall Street Journal called “a nifty idea carried out with humor and a deft touch.”
Maw Shein Win's writing has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poets & Writers, MARY: A Journal of New Writing, Talking Writing, Poetry International, Cimarron Review, and others. Her full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. In 2016, she was named the first poet laureate of El Cerrito.
Constance Hale is a journalist and the author of cheeky writing manuals, a book for adults on hula, and a prose poem for children set in Hawaii. In 2018, she published Constance Hale’s Lesson Plans for Teachers, an e-book companion to the perennial favorite Sin and Syntax; it is chockful of exercises and writing prompts.
Devi S. Laskar is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., and holds an MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from publications such as Tin House, Rattle and Crab Orchard Review. The Atlas of Reds and Blues is her debut novel.
Mary Jo McConahay is a journalist and author whose latest book, The Tango War, World War II in Latin America, has received starred reviews and raves from publications including the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, L.A. Review of Books and others. HerMaya Roads received the Northern California Book Award for Best Creative Nonfiction.
Beth Winegarner is a widely published journalist, essayist and author whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Guardian, Wired, Mother Jones and more. She is an avid metalhead whose latest book, Tenacity, explores Middle Eastern and African heavy metal fans' devotion to their favorite music.
Caroline Paul is the author of six books but three of them are pretty short, including her latest: You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World and A Little Tea Book.
Bay Area native and tequila expert, Jill K. Robinson writes about travel, adventure, food, and drink for AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other print and digital publications. The Travelers' Tales books have featured her essays, and her magazine and newspaper articles have won numerous awards.
Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
This is an all ages event with mature themes. The bar opens at 7pm; event starts at 7:30pm.