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First Friday: Going Too Far

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Back by popular demand, join us for an encore evening of real people telling real-life stories, raw and without notes. We have invited an eclectic line up of guests to tell ten-minute true stories based on the theme, "Going too far: stories of not knowing when to say when". Storytellers will include, among others:

Author and Journalist, Jack Boulware –executive director and co-founder of San Francisco's premier literary festival, Litquake. His books include Gimme Something Better, an oral history of the Bay Area punk scene and Sex, American Style. Jack has also written for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Playboy and Mojo.

Journalist, Storyteller, and Teacher --Nathaniel Eaton is the senior editor of En Fuego Magazine, a contributing columnist for SF Weekly, and a travel writer for the New York Post. His play, Dream at the End of the World, is published worldwide by Samuel French. Currently he is teaching storytelling with Dave Eggers at 826 Valencia and working on his first book, Packing for the Apocalypse.

Comedian and Storyteller, Joe Klocek –Joe is the co-founder of the popular storytelling series "Previously Secret Information" and was recently named "Best Comedian" 2011 by SF Weekly.

Writer, Teacher, Blogger—Pamela Alma Weymouth-- Pamela is the winner of June's story slam at the Mill Valley Library. She has won awards for her fiction and essays from Glimmer Train and Traveler's Tales. Her writing can be found in the anthologies: Best Women's Travel Writing 2009, Hot Flashes: Sexy Little Stories & Poems, and I Should Have Gone Home.

To add to the excitement, the evening will include an open mic storytelling session. Here's your chance to flex your oratory chops. Names will be drawn from a hat and five entrants will get to speak for five minutes each on the theme "going too far." The only rules: stories must be true and told without using notes.

Click here to pre-register for this event or call (415) 389-4292 x203. Our last story slam in June was filled to capacity. To guarantee entrance please register in advance.

Funding for First Fridays is made possible by generous support from The Mill Valley Library Foundation and The Friends.

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