Hippies to Yuppies: Troubled Protagonists in San Francisco
Join me and novelist Michael Bourne on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30pm for a reading and discussion of my 1960s coming-of-age novel, Playground Zero, and Michael’s Blithedale Canyon, set in 2001. Our novels unfold amidst the upheaval and gentrification of Bay Area neighborhoods. Some characters struggle to make sense of the 1960s world of revolutionaries and dream-makers, while others struggle for an emotional and financial foothold in the new order of corporate fortune-makers. Come listen as Michael and I describe the journey of creating these unlikely protagonists who must fight for their place in a new world order.
Sponsored by the Historical Novel Society - New York City Chapter. This hybrid event will be held on Zoom and in person at NYC's Jefferson Market Library. We'll have refreshments and networking for the first half-hour starting at 6:00 pm (EST). Our program and the Zoom feed will begin promptly at 6:30. Hosted by Susan Wands.
Register here: https://subscribepage.io/bAhgOw. You will receive a Zoom link a day or two before the event.
Michael Bourne is the author of Blithedale Canyon, published by Regal House in 2022. He is a long-time contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and he has written for the New York Times, the Globe & Mail, The Economist, Literary Hub, and Salon. His fiction has appeared in more than a dozen literary magazines including, most recently, december, The Southampton Review, and Tin House. He grew up in Northern California and now lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and son.