Upcoming Events

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Past Events

October 12, 2023
Bird & Beckett Bookstore Book Club Discussion of The House on Ashbury Street

July 13, 2023
Palo Alto Book Group Discussion of The House on Ashbury Street

June 17, 2023, 4-6 pm
Cracking the Code: Memoir or Fiction?
Join Susie Hara (author of the novel The House on Ashbury Street) and Lori Horvitz (author of the memoir Collect Call to My Mother: Essays on Love, Grief, and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep), to hear them interview each other about how they came to tell their personal stories through memoir or fiction. Both authors will read excerpts from their newly released books, each of which has a cameo role for Patty Hearst.
At Page Street Writers, 297 Page Street, San Francisco

April 20, 2023, 7 pm
Book Launch for Mumblers Press authors Susie Hara, Mike Karpa, and Chris Lombardi
At Fabulosa Books, 489 Castro St.

May 7, 2023, 11 am-5 pm
Susie Hara will be co-hosting a table with Mumblers Press exhibitor at Bay Area Book Festival

Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 7 pm. Come see a fabulous show of Lee Jenkins’ solo work, It’s Later Than You Think, at Stage Werx, 446 Valencia, SF, directed by yours truly.

Saturday, October 22, 2022. Lit Crawl in-person event with Castro Writers’ Coop. I’ll be reading a piece along with other Coop writers in a collaborative, rollicking riff on Armistead Maupin’s classic, renamed Tail of the City. At Martuni’s, a Castro bar.

October 23, 2021. Castro Writers’ Coop once again collaborates on a relay race of storytelling, in-person and masked up. We deliver our spin on Hansel and Greta; ours is called Handsome and Greta, featuring Prince Harry and Greta Thunberg, unlikely partners in a zany-antics-ensue sendup. At Martuni’s, a Castro bar.

October 24, 2020 at 7 pm. Join us for Lit Crawl 2020, where I’ll be reading–virtually–with other Castro Writers’ Cooperative writers, on Zoom. We’re presenting a collaborative takeoff called Wizard of Ahhhs.  Click here for a video of the event.

October 19, 2019. Lit Crawl. Once again, I’m joining the Castro Writers’ Coop to put our heads together and come up with a collaborative script in advance of Lit Crawl, resulting in a relay race of a reading/performance. Lit Crawl is the closing event of the fabulous annual Litquake festival in San Francisco.

May 27, 2019. Reading at Bay Area Generations of an excerpt from our play, Dopey Little City, written with Rowena Richie.

April 1 through 21, 2019. I’ve been awarded a residency fellowship at Brush Creek, in Wyoming. Looking forward to three luxurious weeks of uninterrupted time and space for working on my new book, Fish and Ice Cream!

October 20, 2018, Lit Crawl. Once again, I’m joining the Castro Writers’ Coop to put our heads together and come up with a collaborative script in advance of Lit Crawl, resulting in a relay race of a reading/performance. Lit Crawl is the closing event of the fabulous annual Litquake festival in San Francisco.

October 14, 2017, Lit Crawl! Thrilled to be collaborating with other members of the Castro Writers’ Coop at a reading, as part of this annual Litquake event. Details to come.

August 3 through 5, 2017, I’ll be on a panel at Mendocino Writers’ Conference; the topic is “Paths to Publishing.”May 18 through 21, 2017.

Saturday, October 15, 2016, Litcrawl! Join us for a reading of Ithuriel’s Spear Press authors as part of LitCrawl at Green Arcade Bookstore, 1680 Market St., San Francisco, 7:15 p.m.

Friday, October 21, Join me for a talk at the Writer’s Lunch series; I’ll be introducing tips for energizing your writing sessions with hands-on, practical activities, at Writers’ Lunch at the Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, 12 noon.

Saturday, August 20, 2016, Come join us–I’ll be reading from my work, along with writers Kathleen McClung, Mike Karpa, and Emma Buls at The Writing Salon Reading Series in Berkeley. Click here for more information.

August 6, 2016, I’m teaching a Kinetic Writing Workshop at the Writing Salon, Berkeley, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 15, 2015, Panel at Howard Zinn Bookfair, San Francisco Noir: The Mysteries of the Page Will Not be Gentrified! at City College, Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia, 3 to 4 pm, I’ll be on this panel along with authors John Goins, F.S. Rosa, and Sin Sorocco

November 7, 2015, Book Signing at Open Studio, Made in the Mission open studio at Army Lofts, 3435 Cesar Chavez, 11 am to 6 pm

September 25, 2015: Write! Evolve! Write! Along with other Mechanics Institute Library writers, I’ll present new work, and each of us will discuss ideas about the writer’s journey and process. Free event, at The Mechanics Institute Library, 57 Post St., 4th Floor, 6:00 pm.

October 11, 2015, Litquake Festival: Join me and other writers at LitQuake in the Castro at 1:00 pm, at The Magnet, 4122 18th St, San Francisco. I’m thrilled to be a part of LitQuake, a dynamic festival, going strong!

May 28, 2015: Green Apple Books Reading: Fabulous author Lori Horvitz comes to town to read from her new book of essays, The Girls of Usually (great title!), and I will be sharing the evening with her at the wonderful Green Apple Bookstore (the original Clement St. store) at 7:00 pm. Here is a link to Green Apple’s Events page, for more info: Lori and Susie read at Green Apple Books.

April 21, 2015: Lambda Literary Award Finalists Reading: I’m happy to be reading, along with other Lambda Literary Award finalists, at the San Francisco Library Main Branch, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A and B – Lower Level. Reception at 5:30, reading at 6:00 pm. For more info, here is a link: San Francisco Public Library Lambda Literary Award Reading.

November 15, 2104, 4:00 pm: San Francisco Noir panel at the Howard Zinn Bookfair, along with fabulous authors Sin Sorocco, John Goins, and Francesca Rosa.

October 18, 2014, 8:30 pm: Lit Crawl! First time at Lit Crawl, and it was a blast. I read from my novel, in the company of several other compelling writers who read from their work, at Cafe La Boheme.

April 23, 2014: The book launch for Finder of Lost Objects at Green Arcade Books was great fun. Green Arcade Books is a wonderful bookstore at the corner of Market and Gough in San Francisco.