Here are just a few of the many programs planned for Fall 2009....for the full schedule, including events for teens, a film series, a tombstone display in the History Center and more, visit the Events Page.
“City of Souls” - Colma Cemetery Bike Ride
Co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
See the cemeteries and gravesites of historic figures that inspired Doug Dorst’s Alive in Necropolis. After the tour, there will be an option to ride back to San Francisco with the group. Tour leader Chris Carlsson is the Director of FoundSF.org, a living archive of San Francisco history, and the author of books on San Francisco. Rain cancels (atmospheric heavy fog does not!). Bring weather appropriate gear, lots of water and a bag lunch for this hilly ride! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 557-4295.
Sunday, September 27 – 12-3 p.m.
Meet at Colma BART Station
Documentary Films - Trina Lopez's A Second and Final Rest: The History of San Francisco's Lost Cemeteries and Justin Schein's Gravediggers
A Second Final Rest exhumes the hidden history of how this modern metropolis managed to systematically relocate nearly all of its burial grounds to make room for the living. In Schein’s Gravediggers we meet the men who have devoted their lives to tending the graves of Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.
Filmmaker Trina Lopez will appear in person for a Q & A.
Tuesday, September 29 - 6 p.m.
San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
Notable Figures of San Francisco: Free Cemetery Walking Tour in Colma - Co-sponsored by the San Francisco History Association
Joining the tour, led by Monica Williams of Holy Cross Cemetery, will be Doug Dorst, author of San Francisco’s One City One Book 2009 selection Alive in Necropolis, a remarkable and original novel set primarily in Colma’s cemeteries. For more information visit SF History Association.
Sunday, October 11 – 11 a.m.
Holy Cross Cemetery - 1500 Mission Road, Colma
Spirits, Tarot & the Page …One City One Book One Bar
Help the San Francisco Public Library fête this year’s One City One Book pick. It’s only fitting that we’ll be celebrating this can’t-put-down supernatural thriller with custom “Necropolis” cocktails, free Tarot card readings, and a live reading from Dorst himself. The Page Bar inspired a bar on the pages of Alive in Necropolis – have you spotted it yet? Book sales by Green Apple Books.
Monday, October 12 – 6–8 p.m.
The Page, 298 Divisadero St. at Page Street, San Francisco; 21 and over
One City One Book and Litquake present: Doug Dorst in conversation with Adam Johnson, with special guests foolsFURY
Join us for an insightful discussion between our One City One Book author and local author and Stanford University lecturer Adam Johnson. foolsFURY Theater Company, under the direction of Ben Yalom, will open the evening with a staged reading of an excerpt from Alive in Necropolis. After the conversation, there will be lots of time for audience questions and Doug Dorst will sign books. Book sales by Book Bay.
Tuesday, October 13 – 6 p.m.
San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium – 100 Larkin St.
Complete schedule available at the One City One Book Events Page.