Presented by 7×7
Memoir-driven readings from writers with a story to tell. Gays, hippies, cooks, parents, teachers, and sex club safety monitors find common ground and get personal, sharing first-person tales. Featuring Carolyn Cooke, K.M. Soehnlein, Mike Adamick, Robin Rinaldi, John Vlahides, and Hiya Swanhuyser.
Carolyn Cooke’s novel, Daughters of the Revolution, was named a best book of 2011 by The New Yorker and the SF Chronicle. carolyncooke.com
K.M. Soehnlein is the author of The World of Normal Boys, Robin and Ruby and You Can Say You Knew Me When. He teaches at USF.
Mike Adamick, a San Francisco writer, is in the Witness Relocation Program. Please, don’t tell anyone.
Robin Rinaldi is 7×7’s former executive editor. She is at work on a memoir titled The Wild Oats Project.
John Vlahides has been a cook in a Parisian bordello, a luxury-hotel concierge, television host, sex-club safety monitor, French-English interpreter, travel writer, and now memoirist, too.
Hiya Swanhuyser is a San Francisco writer. She was born at the UCSF Medical Center, but grew up in a mobile home on a farm in hippie country, now called wine country.