Regreturature 2013

April 25, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street

$12 advance/$15 at door
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 Simon Rich and Kim Wong Keltner Featured at Regreturature April 25!Litquake and the Writers’ Grotto present the return of REGRETURATURE: An evening of readings that probably shouldn’t see the light of day.

Everybody has to start somewhere, and here’s what happens when good writers start bad. On April 25th, join members of the acclaimed San Francisco Writers Grotto and special guests for the third annual night of Regreturature, as they sheepishly read works they may now regret, from fiction to nonfiction, blogs, journalism, opinion pieces, even diary entries.

Featuring humor writers Simon Rich and Kim Wong Keltner (pictured), New York Times bestseller Ellen Sussman, Marie C. Baca, Chris Colin, Isaac Fitzgerald, Todd Oppenheimer, Ethel Rohan, and Julia Scott!

Emceed by Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware, and with the pianistic stylings of Joshua Raoul Brody.

Featuring beverages from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers.

Regretful Readers

Marie C. Baca is a journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, ProPublica, Salon, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among other publications.

Chris Colin is the author most recently of Blindsight, a frequent New York Times contributor, and bassist for the soul band Baby and the Luvies. His next book is called What to Talk About.

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He is managing editor of The Rumpus.

Kim Wong Keltner is author of Tiger Babies Strike Back, a memoir about growing up in San Francisco, leaving home, and transforming from a good Chinese person into the writer she is today. She can be secretly spied on at

Todd Oppenheimer has written for The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among other rags. He has won a National Magazine Award and is author of The Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology.

Simon Rich has written comedy for The New Yorker, SNL, The Believer, and various movie studios. He is author of three humor collections: Free-Range Chickens, Ant Farm, and his newest, The Last Girlfriend on Earth. His first of two novels, Elliot Allagash, was optioned for film by Jason Reitman.

Ethel Rohan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of two story collections, Goodnight Nobody and Cut Through the Bone, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, World Literature Today, Tin House Online, Sou’wester, Post Road Magazine, and The Rumpus, among many others.

Julia Scott produces radio documentaries and news features for several nationally syndicated programs, and writes for outlets like The New York Times. Her work has been featured in Best American Science Writing.

Ellen Sussman is author of The New York Times bestselling novel French Lessons, and the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller On a Night Like This. Her new novel The Paradise Guest House will be published soon.

Joshua Raoul Brody (interstitial piano) spends most of his time accompanying improvisational theater and earns most of his money selling heroin to junior high school kids — hey, a guy’s gotta make a buck. His monthly Plays His Favorite Beatles Songs And Accompanies You On Yours occurs first Mondays at Cafe Royale.


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