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Elbo Room: Word for Word: Octavio Solis
October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Co-presented by Litquake and City Lights Bookstore & Booksellers
In the uniquely framed memoir “Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border,” award-winning playwright Octavio Solis channels his youth in El Paso, Texas. From the first terrible self-awareness of racism to afternoons playing air trumpet with Herb Alpert, Solis reflects on the trauma and transformation that shaped him into a man. On October 18th, San Francisco’s Word for Word Performing Arts Company stages an excerpt from “Retablos,” directed by Sheila Balter. Author in conversation with Balter and ZYZZYVA managing editor Oscar Villalon. Book sales and signing to follow.
Please register in advance as seating is limited. FREE ($15 suggested donation)