SAN FRANCISCO

Wednesday 29 October, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Storytelling: Barry Gifford

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.

Barry Gifford has received awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. David Lynch's film "Wild at Heart," which was based on Gifford's novel, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990, and his novel "Perdita Durango" was made into a feature film by Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia in 1997. With Lynch, he co-wrote the film "Lost Highway" (1997); he also co-wrote "City of Ghosts" (2003) with director Matt Dillon, as well as the libretto for Ichiro Nodaira's opera "Madrugada" (2005). His books include "The Phantom Father," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; "Wyoming," which has been adapted for the stage and film and named a Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year; "The Sinaloa Story"; "The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room"; "Do the Blind Dream?"; the story collection "The Stars Above Veracruz"; and "The Cavalry Charges" (essays). His work has appeared in Punch, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Sport, the New York Times, El Pais, El Universal, La Republica, Brick, Projections, La Nouvelle Revue Francaise and many other publications. He'll be reading a selection from his most recent book, "Memories from a Sinking Ship."

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.