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We are thrilled to revive The Salon Reading Series which we put on hold during the pandemic. This series features readings with our beloved teachers and their students.

Come on out to our San Francisco location on Saturday, November 4, to hear Writing Salon instructors, Katharine Harer and Shelby Hinte, read with their two students, Ben Nannini and Kuang Lee.

This free event will take place at The Writing Salon's San Francisco location. To ensure a seat at the reading, please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, November 3.


About The Writing Salon's In-Person Events

In-person event schedules are subject to sudden change or cancellation due to Covid. Masking, social distancing, and other Covid measures will be enforced in accordance with local guidelines. If you have any questions about our in-person events, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.


Katharine Harer loves teaching creative writing. She has worked with hundreds, maybe thousands, of students in her over thirty-year career as a community college writing teacher at Skyline College and as a private workshop instructor. Katharine has published seven collections of poetry, the most recent, Deconfliction, in 2020, and a full-length volume of poems, Jazz & Other Hot Subjects, in 2016. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published widely in literary journals, newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. Her travel essay Delle Donne appeared in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2016 and a personal essay, Blue Flags & Painted Crosses, is forthcoming from Sonora Review in Tucson.

Ben Nannini is a writer. He doesn’t normally talk about himself in the third person. As he writes this bio, he is using the words “writer” and “he” in relationship to himself for the first time in his life. He has been writing ever since he can remember. His first poem was about Dracula. His first short story was about a robot with a spring sticking out of its chest. He took a Writing Salon Memoir class with Katharine Harer and is now working on a memoir. He also is a mom to a ten year old daughter, works in marketing, and loves to cook. He lives in Oakland.

Shelby Hinte has led and supported writing workshops at San Francisco State University and in the community, including teaching creative writing to incarcerated adults and youth on juvenile probation. She is the Associate Editor of Write or Die Magazine where she edits essays and interviews. She has served as a reader and intern at various independent presses including ZYZZYVA, Split/Lip Press, and No Contact. Her work has been featured in BOMB, ZYZZYVA, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.

Kuang Lee is a writer and filmmaker. He is the founder of Satellite Films, an Addy Award-winning production company specializing in commercial films and documentaries. Kuang’s narrative feature, “BUDDY SOLITAIRE,” starring Golden Globe Award Winner Sally Kirkland, was distributed by Hulu and toured major film festivals. You can find Kuang’s work at kuanglee.net and get in touch with him at info@kuanglee.net.


Sunday, November 5, 2023
12:00 am - 1:00 am PDT
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San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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