|Sunday, December 1, 3:30–5:00 p.m. San Francisco Public LibraryLatino/Hispanic Meeting Room, Lower Level100 Larkin St., San Francisco Free |
A public reading, cosponsored by the GLBT Historical Society in honor of World AIDS Day, celebrates the lives of Steve Abbott and Karl Tierney, two gifted Bay Area writers prominent in gay literary circles who were both lost to AIDS. Editor Jamie Townsend will read from a new collection of Abbott’s work, Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbott Reader(Nightboat Books, 2019) which brings together a cross-section of Abbott’s work over three decades, including poetry, fiction, collage, comics, essays and autobiography.
Tierney’s work will be shared by Jim Cory, the editor of the new poetry collection Have You Seen This Man? The Castro Poems of Karl Tierney (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019), a time capsule of San Francisco in the 1980s and 1990s that ranges from observation and humor to hunger and fear with razor-sharp wit. Free and open to the public; no reservation required.