Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Basement Series: Readers Raising Funds for Lit Camp and San Francisco's Scholar Match

Po Bronson. Photo credit: Nicole R. Zimmerman
On Friday I attended my second Basement Series event, a monthly literary reading (in the basement) at the Sports Basement in San Francisco. Each reading features two authors along with a smattering of writers who submit work on a theme. November's theme was sports, which turned out to be surprisingly humorous with many laugh-out-loud moments.

Award-winning investigative journalist Justine Gubar read from her recently released Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan, but it was Po Bronson--best-selling author of The Nudist on the Late Shift, What Should I Do With My Life, and Nurtureshock--who I'd come to hear.

Basement Series. Photo credit: Nicole R. Zimmerman

The Basement Series also functions as a fundraiser for both Lit Camp, a juried writers conference I attended in 2014, and Scholar Match, a local non-profit organization that connects low-income students with free college counseling resources and services that make college possible.

The 2016 dates for Lit Camp are May 12 to May 15 at Mayacamas Ranch. The deadline for applications for 40 slots is January 31, 2016. According to the website:
Applicants should submit no more than 4,000 words of their best unpublished prose.

If you'd like to read more, check out their website or my blog recap on Lit Camp here!

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