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Kemble Scott

Kemble is happy to appear at literary events or speak to book groups.
Please contact him via email at kemblescott@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

February 21, 2016
3pm
California Writers Club, Berkeley Branch
520 Third Street, Oakland

September 23 to 25, 2016
Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival
Pebble Beach, CA

October 7 to 15, 2016
Litquake
San Francisco, CA

Past Events

October 17, 2015
7:15pm
The Castro Writer’s Cooperative Presents: “A Tale of Two Tweets”
The Lit Crawl
696 Valencia Street, San Francisco

October 9 to 17, 2015
Litquake
San Francisco’s Literary Festival
Website

September 25 to 27, 2015
Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival
Pebble Beach, CA

June 7, 2015
11:00am
The Bay Area Book Festival
Berkeley, CA

April 23, 2015
Adelphi University
MFA Program Q & A
Garden City, New York

February 12 to 14, 2015
San Francisco Writers Conference
Mark Hopkins Hotel
San Francisco, CA

January 28, 2015
7:30pm
In Conversation with Armistead Maupin
Kepler’s Books
Menlo Park, CA

September 26 to 28, 2014
Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival
Robert Lewis Stevenson School
Pebble Beach, CA
Tickets

October 10-18, 2014
Litquake
San Francisco, CA

September 26 to 28, 2014
Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival
Pebble Beach, CA

June 21, 2014
Digi.lit
Digital Publishing Conference
Presented by Litquake
University of California Hastings
San Francisco
Registration

February 13 to 16, 2014
San Francisco Writers Conference
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
San Francisco, CA

January 28, 2014
Magnet Book Club
“The Sower” Book Club discussion
The Castro
San Francisco, CA

October 11 to 19, 2013
Litquake
San Francisco’s Literary Festival
Website

February 14 to 17, 2013
San Francisco Writers Conference
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
San Francisco, CA
October 5 to 13, 2012
Litquake
San Francisco’s Literary Festival

September 27 to 30, 2012
Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival
Carmel, CA

Saturday, April 28, 2012
PANEL DISCUSSION
Redwood Writers Conference
Santa Rosa, CA

Monday, March 19, 2012
7:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE
“Yep, They Said It: Celebrities in Their Own Words”
A GuyWriters of San Francisco Event
The Elbo Room
647 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
7:30 p.m.
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
Magnet Book Club
Led by Oscar Raymundo
Magnet
4122 18th Street, San Francisco, CA

February 16 to 20, 2012
San Francisco Writers Conference
Mark Hopkins Hotel
Nob Hill, San Francisco

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Noon to 2 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION
“A Conversation About the State of Publishing 2012″
Northern California Book, Marketing + Publicity Association
Hotel Rex
562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
Luncheon

Saturday, October 15, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sanchez Annex Writers Grotto:
Voices from the Castro’s crack-house turned writers community
Lit Crawl – Litquake’s pub crawl through the Mission
Elixir Lounge (21+)
3200 16th Street, San Francisco

October 7 to 15, 2011
Litquake
San Francisco, CA

September 23 to 25, 2011
Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Saturday, June 18, 2011
1:00 p.m.
READING & BOOK SIGNING
San Mateo County Fair
San Mateo, CA

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00 a.m.
TALK & DISCUSSION
San Francisco/Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club
Belmont Public Library
Belmont, CA

Monday, April 4, 2011
7:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP
Left Coast Writers
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415-927-0960.

February 18 to 20, 2011
WORKSHOP
San Francisco Writers Conference
Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
7:00 p.m.
READING
Introducing Numina Press
A evening of reading celebrating the Bay Area’s newest boutique publisher.
Also appearing: Tamim Ansary, Joe Quirk, Ransom Stephens, and James Warner. Emcee: Evan Karp.
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco

Saturday, October 9, 2010
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
LITERARY STREET PARTY
Litquake
The Lit Crawl
An evening of readings mixed with a pub crawl through San Francisco’s Mission district.

Monday, October 4, 2010
5 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION
Litquake
“New Writers Night: How to Navigate the New World of Publishing”
The Foundation Center-San Francisco
312 Sutter Street
2nd floor conference room, San Francisco, CA


Sunday, October 3, 2010
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
READING
Litquake
“Off the Richter Scale”
San Francisco History
Variety Preview Room Theater
582 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26, 2010
TALK & DISCUSSION
Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Noon
READING & DISCUSSION
Foothill College Author Series
Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CA

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
WORKSHOP
California Writers Club – Central Coast
Monterey, CA

Monday, April 19, 2010
PANEL DISCUSSION
The Commonwealth Club
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, March 13, 2010
WORKSHOP
Bay Area Independent Publishers Association
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, March 6, 2010
7:30 p.m.
READING
Babylon Salon
San Francisco, CA

Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, 2010
WORKSHOP
San Francisco Writers Conference
Registration

Saturday, January 30, 2010
7:00 p.m.
READING & FUNDRAISER
Book Release Party
Benefit for San Francisco General Hospital Literary Programs
& Janet Pomeroy Center for the Disabled
The Farmhouse Mansion
3340 Folsom Street, San Francisco 415-285-5068
$20 donation requested

Saturday, January 16, 2010
11:00 a.m.
WORKSHOP
California Writers Club
Luau Garden Chinese Buffet, 1890 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA
Members $12, Non-members $14. Lunch included.

Thursday, January 14, 2010
7:00 p.m.
READING
“Different Year, Different Worlds”
Studio 333
333A Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA

Thursday, December 3, 2009
7:00 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION
Building a Successful Social Networking Strategy
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
at KRON-TV
1001 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
$5 Members, $10 Public
650-341-7786

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
7:30 p.m.
FUNDRAISER
GuyWriters Presents: More Than Words: Poetry, Prose and Plays Fight AIDS
Eureka Valley Rec Center
100 Collingwood Street, San Francisco
$5 to $10 donation suggested
Proceeds benefit San Francisco’s Stop AIDS Project

Thursday, November 5, 2009
7:00 p.m.
READING & DISCUSSION
Redwood City Downtown Library
1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. (650) 780-7018.

Saturday, October 24, 2009
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP
Redwood Writers Conference
Flamingo Resort Hotel
777 4th St.
Santa Rosa, CA

Saturday, October 17, 2009
10:30 a.m. to Noon
WRITERS WORKSHOP (free)
California Writers Club
98 Broadway, Oakland, CA
(510) 272-0120

Saturday, October 17, 2009
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
PERFORMANCE
Litquake
The Lit Crawl – a literary pub crawl
Mission neighborhood, San Francisco

Monday, October 12, 2009
5:30 p.m.
PANEL MODERATOR
“First Time Authors Reveal All”
Litquake – San Francisco’s Literary Festival
Foundation Center, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco

Sunday, October 4, 2009
8:00 p.m.
READING
K’vetsh Queer Open Mic
Eros Bath House
2501 Market Street, San Francisco. 415-255-4921.
$3 to $5 sliding scale.

Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27, 2009
READING, BOOK SIGNING & MEET THE AUTHOR
Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival
Sunset Theater
Carmel, CA
831.620.2048

Friday, September 11, 2009
7:30 p.m.
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
A Different Light Bookstore
489 Castro Street, San Francisco. (415) 431-0891.

Thursday, September 10, 2009
7:30 p.m.
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
Books Inc. in the Marina
2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco. 415-931-3633.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
7:30 p.m.
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. (650) 856‐0978.

Saturday, September 5, 2009
8 p.m.
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
Barbershop Reading Series
2150 Market St., San Francisco. (415) 235-8030.

Friday, September 4, 2009
7:00 p.m.
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415-927-0960.

Thursday, September 3, 2009
7:00 p.m.
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
A Great Good Place for Books
6120 La Salle Avenue, Oakland. 510-339-8210.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009
7:00 p.m.
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
“M” is for Mystery…and More
86 East Third Ave., San Mateo. (650) 401-8077.

Monday, August 31, 2009
7:30 p.m.
READING AND BOOK SIGNING
The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco. 415-863-8688.

Sunday, August 23, 2009
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
SALON
Writing Mamas
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA
415.927.0960

Thursday, June 18, 2009
6:30 p.m.
READING
InsideStoryTime Reading Series
Café Royale
800 Post St., San Francisco, CA

Thursday, March 12th, 2009
7:30 p.m.
BOOK DISCUSSION
In conversation with author Daniel Bergner about his book The Other Side of Desire
Books Inc.
2275 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
415.864.6777

Friday, February 13th, 2009
3:30 p.m.
WORKSHOP: PUTTING YOUR BOOK IN THE VIRAL SPOTLIGHT
Making the most of the Internet to launch your writing career.
San Francisco Writers Conference
Mark Hopkins Hotel
1 Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA
Registration

Saturday, February 7th, 2009
6:00 p.m.
LITERARY FUNDRAISER
Berkeley Public Library Authors’ Dinner
Main Reading Room
Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge at Shattuck
Berkeley, CA
510.981.6115
Tickets

Saturday & Sunday, October 25th & 26th, 2008
LITERARY SALON DISCUSSION AND MEET THE AUTHOR
Book Expo Group
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA
408.821.2967
Tickets

Saturday, October 11th, 2008
6:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE
Litquake
Showcase: SoMa Literary Review
Featuring contributors to the e-zine, now in its 10th year.
The Dark Room
2263 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
415.401.7987

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
5:00 p.m.
READING
Banned Books Commemoration
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA
415.557.4400

Friday through Sunday, September 26th —28th, 2008
READING, BOOK SIGNING & MEET THE AUTHOR
Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival
Sunset Theater
Carmel, CA
831.620.2048
Tickets

Sunday, September 21st, 2008
12:00 noon
MEET THE AUTHOR
Cole Valley Fair
Presented by The Booksmith
Cole Street between Carl and Grattan
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, September 20th, 2008
10:00 a.m.
READING, PANEL DISCUSSION & BOOK SIGNING
Sonoma County Book Festival
Old Courthouse Square
Santa Rosa, CA
707.527.5412

Monday, September 8th, 2008
7:00 p.m.
READING
Litquake — San Francisco Stories
San Francisco Public Library — Sunset Branch
1305 18th Avenue
San Francisco, CA
415.355.2808

Monday, June 9th, 2008
3:00 p.m.
Foothill College Author Series
Student Lounge/Campus Center
Foothill College, Los Altos Hills. 650.949.7777

Thursday, May 29th — Sunday, June 1st, 2008
PUBLISHING CONFERENCE
Book Expo America
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA 203.840.5614
$125

Thursday, May 29th, 2008
6:00-10:00 p.m.
CEREMONY
Lambda Literary Awards
Silver Screen Theatre
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 212.239.6575
$125

Thursday, May 15th, 2008
7:00-9:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP: the challenges of writing about “touchy subjects.”
Sex, drugs and violence appear throughout literature,
but how do you write about them in a genuine way? And what
will your mother think? Practical advice for navigating these
issues. Plus tips for aspiring writers trying to get their first
books published. In the difficult world of publishing, there
are some steps you can take to help you beat the odds.
Petaluma Writers Forum
Petaluma Community Center
Luchessi Park, 320 No. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma.
$10 at the door

Monday, May 5th, 2008
7:00 p.m.
SALON
Left Coast Writers Literary Salon
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 415.927.0960

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
6:00 p.m.
READING AND CELEBRATION
20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Reading
San Francisco Public Library
Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 415.557.4400

Sunday, April 27th, 2008
2:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP: how to break into the publishing world:
finding the time and discipline to write regularly,
identifying potential publishers, getting noticed by
literary professionals, dealing with rejection,
and publicizing your book.
California Writers Club
Redwood & Marin Branches Joint Meeting
Hill Community Room, 1560 Hill Rd, Novato, CA
$5

Saturday, April 19th, 2008
10:00 a.m.
WORKSHOP: Getting your first book published.
California Writers Club
Berkeley Branch
Barnes & Noble
Jack London Square, 98 Broadway, Oakland, CA 510.272.0120

February 23rd, 2008
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Hayward Public Library
Workshop: Tips from First-Time Authors on How to Become Published
Appearing with Bridget Kinsella, author of Visiting Life, Women Doing Time on the Outside
Hayward Public Library
835 C Street, Hayward, CA. 510.881.7700

February 15th—17th, 2008
San Francisco Writers Conference
Mark Hopkins Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Registration

January 14th, 2008
1:00 p.m.
Authors@Google
Mountain View, CA
Private event, but taped for video streaming for Google

Saturday, October 13th, 2007
8:00 p.m.
READING
Litquake! San Francisco’s Literary Festival
After Armistead: authors whose work was published following the breakthrough novels of Armistead Maupin, honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s festival. Kemble will appear with Jim Provenzano, Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Kemble Scott, Nona Caspers, Ali Liebegott, and Elana Dykewomon. Thea Hillman is the MC.
Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd Street, San Francisco. 415.642.0474
Part of the Litcrawl, the literary street party throughout the Mission on the closing night of Litquake.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
5:30 p.m.
LIVE TELEVISION SHOW
AccessSF Cable TV
Appearing with author Ali Lebegott

Monday, October 8th, 2007
5:30-7:30 p.m.
WORKSHOP
Litquake! San Francisco’s Literary Festival
The Journey to Being Discovered: First-Time Authors Reveal All
Kemble appears with Anita Amirrezvani, Bridget Kinsella, and Erika Mailman
The Foundation Center
312 Sutter Street, Second Floor Conference Room, San Francisco. 415.397.0902
Free, but space is limited. Advance registration required.

Friday, September 28th — 30th, 2007
READING, BOOKSIGNING, MEET THE AUTHOR
Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival
Sunset Theater — Carmel, CA 831.620.2048

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Michelle Tea
READING
Radar Reading — San Francisco Public Library, Latino Reading Room
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. 415.557.4400.

Sunday, September 16th, 2007
12:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
THE HOW TO WRITE A BESTSELLING BOOK FESTIVAL
Sponsored by the Writing Mamas Salon and Book Passage
Kemble appears with authors Jacquelyn Mitchard, Ann Hood, Janis Cooke Newman, Meredith Maran, top literary agents and editors for an afternoon full of insiders’ advice for aspiring writers.
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 415.927.0960.
Limited seating.
Tickets

Saturday, August 25th, 2007
2:00 p.m.
MEET THE AUTHOR AND BOOK SIGNING
Barnes and Noble — The Pruneyard
1875 S. Bascom Avenue Ste 240
Campbell, CA 408.559.8101

Saturday, August 25th, 2007
4:00 p.m.
MEET THE AUTHOR AND BOOK SIGNING
Barnes and Noble
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose, CA 408.984.3495

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
7:00 p.m.
READING
A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 510.339.8210

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
7:00 p.m.
READING
Borders — Providence Place Mall
142 Providence Place
Providence, Rhode Island. 401.270.4801

Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th, 2007
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
San Jose MeEnery Convention Center, Ballroom A
150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose 408.821.2967
Tickets: $35 – $50
Click here for complete information.

Monday May 14th
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
FUNDRAISER
The Bee-In
A Spelling Bee to Benefit Small Press Distribution
Crown Point Gallery
20 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, 510.524.1668
Kemble appears in competition with Susie Bright, Beth Lisick, Tobias Wolff, Michelle Tea and others to raise money for the non-profit organization that distributes books for small independent publishers, making the work of thousands of authors available.
$50 per ticket includes drinks, nibbles and show.
Click here to read how it went.

Thursday, April 19st, 2007
7:00 p.m.
READING
InsideStoryTime Author Showcase
Theme: “San Francisco Values”
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco. 415.861.2011.
$3 – $10, sliding scale.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
7 p.m.
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
The Center/Books Inc. Club Book Club discusses SoMa.
Kemble will be there to answer questions.
Three Dollar Bill @ The SF LGBT Center
1800 Market Street @ Octavia, San Francisco.
Sponsored by Books Inc. in the Castro. 415.864.6777.

Saturday, April 7th, 2007
6:00 p.m.
DRINKS WITH TONY — RADIO BROADCAST
Host Tony DuShane interviews Kemble about the true stories behind the novel SoMa
87.9 FM in San Francisco & Los Angeles.
Pirate Cat Radio

Thursday, April 5th, 2007
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
READING
Peninsula Writers Bloc — an evening with local writers. Downtown Library, Community Room 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. 650.780.7018

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
7:00 p.m.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING
Cody’s, 1730 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA. 510.559.9500.

Thursday, March 8th, 2007
12:30 p.m.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING
Stacey’s Books, 581 Market Street, San Francisco. 415.421.4687.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
7:00 p.m.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA. 415.927.0960.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING
Barnes and Noble, 5604 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA. 510.547.0905.

Monday, March 5th, 2007
7:00 p.m.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING
A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro Street, San Francisco. 415.431.0891

Thursday, March 1st, 2007
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
BOOK READING AND SIGNING
Books Inc., 2275 Market Street, San Francisco. 415.864.6777.

Monday, February 26th, 2007
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
LAUNCH PARTY, BOOKSIGNING and HAPPY HOUR!
All are welcome!
Le Colonial
20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco. 415.931.3600.

Saturday, February 24th, 2007
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
The Ghetto Gourmet
SoMa, San Francisco
With gourmet dinner served.
$45. Click here to order tickets.

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
RECEPTION WITH BAY AREA MEDIA
Hosted by mediabistro.com
PRIVATE EVENT – MEDIA ONLY – RSVP REQUIRED
Swig
561 Geary Street, San Francisco. 415.931.7292.

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
7:00 p.m.
READING
San Francisco Writer’s Workshop
Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery, host of the SFWW
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco.
First public reading of the short story The aPod.

Sunday, October 8th, 2006
12:30 p.m.
READING
Litquake! San Francisco’s Literary Festival
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. 415.557.4400.

Saturday, October 7th, 2006
11:30 a.m.
BOOK SIGNING
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
Annual Convention
Oakland Convention Center
First time SoMa is seen in published form.

Sunday, September 24th, 2006
Noon
THE SOMA T-SHIRT PROJECT
Folsom Street Fair
Folsom Street, San Francisco

Friday, February 16th, 2006
7:00 p.m.
READING
InsideStoryTime Local Author Showcase
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street, San Francisco
First public reading by Kemble Scott