SAN FRANCISCO

Wednesday 24 September, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Storytelling: Daniel Alarcon

As part of the exhibition "Vocabularies of Metaphor: More Stories," Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to host a series of evenings of writers reading their short stories.

Daniel Alarcon is associate editor of the award-winning monthly Etiqueta Negra, published in his native Lima, Peru, and author of the 2005 story collection "War by Candlelight." His first novel, "Lost City Radio," was named a 2007 Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post, among others. He'll be reading a new story called "The Idiot President."

The "Story Telling" program was curated by longtime arts and literary editor for San Francisco magazine, Pamela Feinsilber, who is now working on assorted arts ventures, among them consulting on literary and nonfiction manuscripts and proposals, leading a monthly book group and author discussion at Book Passage, and freelance writing and editing. Her essay "The Long and Short of Lit," championing the short story, appeared in the July issue of San Francisco magazine and led to an hour-long discussion on Michael Krasny's KQED-FM radio program Forum.