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The Barbershop Reading Series
11 Jul 2009 8:00 pm
11 Jul 2009 10:00 pm

Our debut event was an amazing night, and we hope you’ll join us for the next event in the Barbershop Reading Series. Normally the events will happen the first Saturday of every month, but because of the Fourth of July holiday, we’ll be skipping a week. So just keep in mind 7/11.

The evening will feature readings by a couple members of the Barbershop Writing Group, a workshop running in conjunction with the Barbershop Reading Series and led by series host Michael McAllister. Click here for more info on the Barbershop Writing Group.

Pete Kushmeider gave up pursuing a fortune in high tech in order to write, blog, and dote on his husband and partner of 23 years. He writes about the diversity of people and experiences that are the beating heart of everyday San Francisco. His stories have been published in the SoMa Literary Review.

Chris Jensen is a marketer by day and a freelancer by night. A former contributor to Out Magazine, he currently writes for SF Weekly when he’s not struggling to write page 2 of his novel.

Our musical guest, Bay Area-based singer-songwriter Kate Isenberg, combines her intricate guitar style and soulful, clear voice to create a very San Francisco form of storytelling folk-pop. Her album THE TIME COMES ON HUMMING TRACKS has been featured on KFOG’s Acoustic Sunrise, and was named one of 2007’s top three female singer-songwriter albums by the Indie Acoustic Project, a nationwide contest whose past winners include Vienna Teng, Allison Krauss, and Greg Brown. Check out her MySpace page for music samples.

Our featured author will be K.M. Soehnlein, author of THE WORLD OF NORMAL BOYS, which won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men’s Fiction, and YOU CAN SAY YOU KNEW ME WHEN. He will be reading from his novel-in-progress, a sequal to THE WORLD OF NORMAL BOYS. He teaches in the MFA writing program at the University of San Francisco.

Our debut event was standing-room only, so we suggest arriving early, especially if you want to kick back in one of the barber chairs.

SUGGESTED donation: $5 (everyone welcome)

That donation helps to cover our expenses and buys you highly addictive Kettle Salt and Pepper potato chips, baked goods, cold beer, and a Diet Coke or two.

We can always use volunteers to help set up and clean up afterward. Volunteers pay no cover and earn good karma. If interested, email Michael McAllister.

Joe's Barbershop, 2150 Market St. (between Church and Sanchez)
San Francisco