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Monday, October 10 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tenderloinism: Tales from the 'Hood

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Gritty tales from the city's most misunderstood neighborhood, with Alan Black, Paula Hendricks, Gary Kamiya, David Henry Sterry, and Carolyn Terry. FREE

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Alan Black

made in Glasgow. unmade in California.
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Paula Hendricks

manages an 81 unit apartment building in the TL, writes poetry, and designs books. Author of September in Corrales and The Tire House Book, Paula is interested in the mystery of the everyday... things that are right in front of her eyes, that often go unseen or under-appreciated... Read More →
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Gary Kamiya

Gary Kamiya is author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco. He was a co-founder of Salon.com, with David Talbot. He is currently executive editor of San Francisco magazine and writes a weekly history column for the San Francisco Chronicle, “Portals of the Pa... Read More →
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David Henry Sterry

Big Kahuna, Kismet
David Henry Sterry is the best-selling author of 16 books, a performer, muckraker, producer, and activist. His memoir Chicken:Self-Portrait of a Man for Rent, has been translated into a dozen languages. His anthology Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boys was featured on the front... Read More →

Monday October 10, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Tenderloin Museum