Photo courtesy Sharon Coleman


For the last several years I haven't done any readings or performances. So I was thinking of deleting the entire Calendar section. As a reminder and homage to the performer I was (I'm not sure I can do it now) I am keeping this section: a historical document of sorts. Also, there are some relevant links connected to this section that I'm fond of.

Willy

Saturday, February 2, 2013, Yes, another MAPP event. 8 pm. at 2754 Harrison St. (@24th St.), Mission District, San Francisco. Please join me celebrating carnaval, lust (and love), the Mission and Rio de Janeiro. The event is free. This time, I should be one the last performers, which means I'd probably read around 10:30 pm. or later.

Saturday, August 4, 2012, 7:30 pm. MAPP event, 2754 Harrison St. (@24th St.), Mission District. This has become one of my favorite gigs for obvious reasons: stories about the Mission in the Mission. It is all part of MAPP (Mission Art and Performance Project) and It is a free event.


Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 pm. at Moe's Books, Berkeley. I will be reading "The Castle in the Air" as part of Milvia Street Journal's release reading. The reading includes other Berkeley City College writers and poets who are part of the latest issue.

Thursday, February 23, from 6 to 8 pm., at 1001 B St (between Foothill Blvd & Main St), Hayward, CA 9454: The Arroyo Literary Review release-party reading. I will be reading from the fresh-off-the-press short story "True Artists Only Have Impossible Loves."

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 3 pm., at the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. Milvia Street Release Reading -Performance of “Hippie-Salsa III.” The event includes readings by most authors included in the Milvia Street issue.

Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Public Works, 163 Erie Street, San Francisco, 6-7 pm. Reading-performance of "Hippie Salsa, Part III." The event, Matrices, is part of the yearly LitCrawl in the Mission District. It includes readings by Rajshree Chauhan, Antonio Fernandez, Laura Wolfe, Maisha Johnson and Regie Cabico.

October 1, 2011, 8 pm. MAPP 2754 Harrison St. (@24th St.), Mission District, San Francisco. Reading-performance of "The Last King of the Mission". The performance is part of MAPP (Mission Art & Performance Project). It is a free event.

September 29, 2011, 7:30 pm. at Kaleidoscope, 3109 24t St, (at Folsom St.), Mission District, San Francisco. Reading-performance of "Frida & Diego, or Among Musicians Only." The performance is part of Kaleidoscope's monthly reading series. It is a free event. For more information, you can visit kaleidoscopefreespeechzone.com.

July 18, 2011, 7 pm. Bird & Beckett Books and Record Store, 653 Chenery St, between Diamond and Castro, Glen Park. Reading-performance of “How I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Hippie-Salsa Remix, Part II.” The event also includes a reading by poet Michael Koch. For more information, you can visit birdbeckett.com.

June 4, 2011, 8 pm. MAPP
2754 Harrison Street (at 24th Street), Mission District, San Francisco: Reading -performance of "Hippie Salsa, or How I Left My Heart in San Francisco". The performance is part of MAPP (Mission Art & Performance Project). It is a free event and an evening not to be missed.

February 13, 2011, 3:00 pm. San Francisco History Expo, Old Mint Building, San Francisco: Reading-performance of“The Birth of
Carnaval on the Streets of San Francisco, A History in Eight Voices.”

History of carnaval review: SFGATE.Com and
History of carnaval VIDEO

February 5, 2011, 8:30 pm. MAPP, 2754 Harrison Street,
(at 24th Street), Mission District, San Francisco:
Reading-performance of “Frida & Diego,
Or Among Musicians Only,” short story.

January 19, 2011, 7:30 pm. Pegasus Bookstore, Berkeley,
Dirges & Lyrics: Reading-performance of “Frida & Diego,
Or Among Musicians Only,” short story.

litseen.com
and youtube.com

July 2010, Moe’s Bookstore, Berkeley, Milvia Street
Reading: “How I left My Heart in San Francisco,”
a chapter from my novel “The Last King of the Mission.”

May 2010, Counterpulse, San Francisco:
Reading-performance of
“The Birth of the San Francisco Carnaval on the Streets
of San Francisco, A History for Eight Voices.”
Links to review and to the essay version of the text at

foundsf.org

February 2010, De Young Museum, San Francisco:
Reading-performance of “The Birth of the San Francisco
Carnaval on the Streets of San Francisco,
A History for Eight Voices.”