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Kelly Beardsley, Alia Volz, Alan Black, Jack Boulware, Beth Lisick, Bucky Sinister
Not So Fast! Readers reading from new works including Kelly Beardsley, Alia Volz, Alan Black, Jack Boulware, Beth Lisick, Bucky Sinister.

Alan Black Author of Kick the Balls. Co-author of The Glorious World Cup. SFGate blog. Edinburgh Castle Pub.

Kelly Beardsley Porchlight Storytelling veteran. BART driver.

Jack Boulware Co-author of Bay Area punk history Gimme Something Better. Nonfiction both professional and unsavory. Litquake.

Beth Lisick Author of recent book Helping Me Help Myself among many others. Sketch comedy. Indie film. Porchlight Storytelling. Sometimes gets paid for dressing up like a banana.

Bucky Sinister Author of Get Up and much more. Comedian with sketch show The Business. Love child of David Sedaris and Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Alia Volz Soul food. Suck face. Sharp fangs. Sticky fingers. Literary Death Match. ZYZZYVA, Instant City.


Alan's Latest Blogs

Dec.22.2010 - 2:54 pm
Start off with fried liver, you can get it from any good body shop, add five pints of lager, then add about eight ounces of cognac. Turn up the madness to high heat and let boil...
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Mar.26.2010 - 2:45 pm
The World Cup
   Tired of that tiresome basketball? The boredom of baseball? The dog fighting of American Football? No? Me neither but there is something bigger and better than them. The...
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Nov.20.2009 - 5:33 pm
 The Hand of Henry Think of all those brand names that players pick up as endorsements. And make bags of money in the process. And the team strips emblazoned with corporate logos...
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Nov.11.2009 - 6:20 pm
Original Twitter Account
While in the library the other day, the man next to me was looking at A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. His laptop buzzed and he quickly abandoned his reading continuum...
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Comments from Alan

Mar.11.2012 - 5:57 pm
In response to: THE ROYAL FAMILY
It is outrageous that the traitor Luke James should launch an assault on defenseless, unemployed people like the Royal...
Aug.15.2011 - 10:57 pm
In response to: Fiction Writing Tips - Roddy Doyle
Who is going to win the 3.30 at the Carragh, that's what I want to know!
Apr.19.2009 - 6:35 pm
In response to: Fast Food HiJinx in Peepville
I was passing a Mickey D in Berkeley, and for reasons only known to the dark force, I went in. I ordered some fries,...
Apr.07.2009 - 5:28 pm
I agree. Rich people should have all the money and everyone else should just shut up about it. Jesus said it is easier...
Jan.30.2009 - 2:55 am
In response to: Bond, quite into drugs.
I love Ireland.