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KQED's weekly reading series featuring writers and performers of all stripes reading the latest short fiction, non-fiction, theater and poetry.

KQED's weekly reading series featuring writers and performers of all stripes reading the latest short fiction, non-fiction, theater and poetry.
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San Francisco, CA

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KQED

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KQED's weekly reading series featuring writers and performers of all stripes reading the latest short fiction, non-fiction, theater and poetry.

Language:

English


Episodes

Irvine Welsh: Skagboys

1/17/2013
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Irvine Welsh, the man behind the best-selling phenomenon TRAINSPOTTING, reads a passage from its prequel, SKAGBOYS.

Duration: 00:17:35


Robin Sloan: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

12/20/2012
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Robin Sloane reads a passage from MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE, a gleeful tale of global conspiracy, young love, and rollicking adventure.

Megan Mayhew Bergman: Birds of a Lesser Paradise

12/14/2012
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Megan Mayhew Bergman reads a passage from her debut collection, BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE.

Scott Hutchins: A Working Theory of Love

12/8/2012
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Scott Hutchins, a former Truman Capote Fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford, reads a passage from his debut, A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.

Ian Frazier: The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

11/30/2012
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Ian Frazier reads a passage from THE CURSING MOMMY'S BOOK OF DAYS, a comic novel based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker.

Margaret Talbot: The Entertainer

11/23/2012
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Margaret Talbot, staff writer for The New Yorker, reads a passage from THE ENTERTAINER about her Hollywood actor father and his relationship with Ed Wood.

Marcus Samuelsson: Yes, Chef

11/16/2012
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Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award recipient and winner of Top Chef Masters, reads a passage from his memoir, YES, CHEF.

Cassie J. Sneider: More Fine Fine Music

11/9/2012
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Cassie J. Sneider reads "Homegrown," a story from her hilarious collection FINE FINE MUSIC about Jersey, the importance of having a car antenna, and violent monkeys.

Sam Sax: Memorized Poems

11/2/2012
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Sam Sax, the first ever Bay Area Unified Grand Slam Champion, reads a selection of his poems.

Colin Meloy: Under Wildwood

10/26/2012
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Colin Meloy, also known as the lead singer of The Decemberists, reads from UNDER WILDWOOD, the second book in the Wildwood series.

William Gibson: Distrust That Particular Flavor

10/19/2012
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William Gibson, author of NEUROMANCER and father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, reads the introduction from his new collection of essays, DISTRUST THAT PARTICULAR FLAVOR.

Paul Auster: Winter Journal

10/11/2012
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Paul Auster, author of hits such as THE NEW YORK TRILOGY and SUNSET PARK, reads a passage from his latest, WINTER JOURNAL.

Nate Waggoner: April 3rd 2012

10/5/2012
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Nate Waggoner, one of the five writers taking part in The Writers' Block Lit Crawl event "New Kids on the Block" on October 13th, reads a piece called "April 3rd, 2012."

Nate Waggoner: April 3rd 2012

10/4/2012
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Nate Waggoner, one of the five writers taking part in The Writers' Block Lit Crawl event "New Kids on the Block" on October 13th, reads a piece called "April 3rd, 2012."

Diana Salier: Letters from Robots

9/27/2012
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Diana Salier, one of the five writers taking part in The Writers' Block Lit Crawl event "New Kids on the Block" on October 13th, reads selected poems from LETTERS FROM ROBOTS.

D.W. Lichtenberg: Our Generation is One of Moving Back in with Your Mother

9/20/2012
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D.W. Lichtenberg, one of the five writers taking part in The Writers' Block Lit Crawl event "New Kids on the Block" on October 13th, reads "Our Generation is One of Moving Back in with Your Mother."

Alli Warren: Chapbook Poems

9/15/2012
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Alli Warren, one of the five writers taking part in The Writers' Block Lit Crawl event "New Kids on the Block" on October 13th, reads a collection of poems.

Andrea Kneeland: People Who Are Good People

9/7/2012
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Andrea Kneeland, one of the five writers taking part in The Writers' Block Litcrawl event "New Kids on the Block" on October 13th, reads from her short story "People Who Are Good People."

Molly Ringwald: When It Happens to You

9/6/2012
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Molly Ringwald, everyone's favorite redhead from movies like Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and The Breakfast Club, reads from her first novel, WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU.

Cassie J. Sneider: Fine Fine Music

8/29/2012
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Cassie J. Sneider reads "Sugar Sugar," a story from her hilarious collection FINE FINE MUSIC about the hazardous effects of being forced to wear a sexy wizard costume for Halloween at the age of 10.
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