Author, activist, queer social critic and former San Franciscan Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore returns to the city to recount how it all will come to an end with her new book, "The End of San Francisco."
Sycamore conjures the untidy push and pull of memory, exposing the tensions between idealism and critical engagement, trauma and self-actualization, inspiration and loss. Part memoir, part social history and part elegy, "The End of San Francisco" explores and explodes the dream of a radical queer community and the mythical city that was supposed to nurture it.
Described by the Austin Chronicle as “a cross between Tinkerbell and a honky Malcolm X with a queer agenda,” Sycamore is the editor of "Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification and the Desire to Conform," winner of an ALA Stonewall Book Award.
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Admission: $5.00; free for GLBT Historical Society members.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM