WORD WEEK – March 16th through March 21st

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!


Word Wit–Noe Valley Comedy Night

Monday, March 16, 7:30-9 p.m.
Caskhouse Bar and Bites on 24th Street

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 

Tuesday, March 17, 7-9 p.m.
Folio Books on 24th Street  

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

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Folio Books on 24th Street 

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.

Preview Copies 

Thursday, March 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
Noe Valley Library on Jersey Street

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.

Bookworms Club

Friday, March 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Folio Books on 24th Street 

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.

Queer Words

Friday, March 20, 7-9 p.m.
Noe Valley Ministry on Sanchez Street
Come hear readings by LGBTQ authors.  Readers are Gr Keer, Vincent Meis, Courtney Moreno, Monica Nolan, and Noe Valley’s Rob Rosen. 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 JellyDeborah 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.

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Saturday, March 21, 3-4 p.m.
Omnivore Books on Food on Cesar Chavez Street, near Church Street.
Word Week winds up with Jack Bishop, executive editor and device demonstrator extraordinaire from “America’s Test Kitchen”.  Bishop will discuss his new book, The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. Read more on our Facebook page.
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