“Porchlight is that rare kind of production that shows us, on a fundamental level, what it is to be human."

- Evan Karp, KQED

Verdi Club


Arline Klatte 415.571.0998

Beth Lisick 510.593.1077

email: arline@aklatte.com





Monday, October 13


Porchlight and Litquake present:




Stories by the fantastic authors:

Antonia Crane is a writer, performer and author of the new memoir Spent (Barnacle Books/Rare Bird Lit). She’s a columnist on The Rumpus and editor at The Weeklings and The Citron Review. Her work can be found in Playboy, Cosmopolitan, PANK magazine, Slake: Los Angeles, Los Angeles Review, and several anthologies.


Caitlin Doughty is a Los Angeles-based mortician, death theorist, and founder of the website The Order of the Good Death. She is author of the new book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory.


Owen Egerton is author of How Best to Avoid Dying and Everyone Says That at the End of the World. As a screenwriter, he’s written for Fox, Warner Brothers, and Disney studios. He also mocks movies with Master Pancake Theater, and has been voted Best Author five times by the Austin Chronicle.


Jennifer Longo is author of the debut novel Six Feet Over (Random House, 2014). She is a two-time Irene Ryan Best Actor award recipient, and a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Best Full Length Script honoree for her play, Frozen. A recent San Francisco transplant, Jennifer lives with her husband and daughter in Seattle.


Joshua Safran is an attorney and author of the memoir Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid, which reveals his remarkable childhood -- born into a coven of witches, hitchhiking with his mother across the American West, living in an ice cream truck, and surviving his violent alcoholic Central American guerilla fighter stepfather.

Wendy Spero is an actress, comedian, writer, and author of the book Microthrills: True Stories from a Life of Small Highs. She has performed on NPR, Comedy Central, VH1, NBC, and the Food Network. Her most recent one-woman show is “Who’s Your Daddy?” wendyspero.com


Frances Stroh is author of the forthcoming memoir Beer Money, which traces her Detroit brewing family’s decline from the third largest brewer in the U.S. (45 brands including Stroh’s, Schlitz, and Old Milwaukee) to flat broke in 16 years.


And a song by King Dork author and Mr. T Experience frontman Frank Portman!


emceed by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick

musical director Marc Capelle


Verdi Club

2424 Mariposa St., SF


Show at 8pm, doors at 7pm

$20 adv/$25 door


Tickets available from EVENTBRITE