Word Week is Noe Valley’s annual literary festival. This is our 9th year! Events have been set for March 16-21, 2015 all across Noe Valley. A run down of events is detailed below. All events are FREE!
Monday, March 16, 7:30-9 p.m.
The headliner is Tom Ammiano, who had a career in standup comedy before becoming a city Supervisor and state Assembly member. Marilyn Pittman of KLAW fame, Noe Valley’s own comedian Michael Capozzola as well as Wayne Goodman and Peggy Cling will also perform. Read more on our Facebook page.
Contemporary Irish Literature Celebration
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your Noe Valley neighbors and friends. Bay Area Irish and Irish-American writers will read—and sing—from their work. Readers are Renee Gibbons, Byddi Lee, Noe Valley’s Mary Jo McConahay, Ethel Rohan, and Eddie Stack. Free Irish music, food, and adult drink. Read more on our Facebook page.
Pop-Up Book Club
Noe Valley will read The Department of Speculation, a novel by Jenny Offil. It’s a New York Times Best Book and best seller. This is a great opportunity to discuss plot, characters, setting, tone and to voice your opinions and thoughts about this engaging book that charts the course of a marriage. Paperback copies of the novel are available at Folio Books. Start reading! Read more on our Facebook page.
Ever wonder what authors are working on now? Find out what novelists Joshua Mohr -Fight Song, Janis Cooke Newman - Mary, and Ruhama Veltfort - Strange Attractors are about to publish. Light refreshments will be served. Read more on our Facebook page.
Middle school readers will talk about the Samantha Sutton series, written by Noe Valley’s Jordan Jacobs. Pizza will be served! If you plan to attend PLEASE RSVP so enough pizza can be ordered! Read more on our Facebook page.
Peanut Butter or Jelly
Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, and 12:30 p.m.
Folio Books on 24th Street
Noe Valley resident Deborah Kelson reads from her delightful book Peanut Butter or Jelly. Deborah will read, conduct a real-time Peanut Butter and Jelly verses Jelly and Peanut Butter voting session, and lead an art project for kids to create their own Peanut Butter and Jelly characters to take home. Lunch, and good times, will be served! Read more on our Facebook page.
Saturday, March 21, 3-4 p.m.