Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Hearts of Darkness 

Wednesday, May 16 2012
Comments
As introduction for this month’s InsideStory Time, a quote from Austrian writer (and frequent Wim Wenders collaborator) Peter Handke was chosen: “The storyteller is the threshold. He must therefore stop and collect himself.” Handke, who wrote early of his mother’s suicide, knows quite a lot about internal worlds and precarious ports of entry, as do the authors chosen for “Thresholds.” One is Belo Miguel Cipriani. In 2007, at age 26, Cipriani was beaten by boyhood friends and left blind. His memoir, a chronicle of his first two years in darkness, draws us through a world of strange smells and unexpected sounds as Cipriani learns to work, walk, and trust again. Cipriani’s indefatigable charm makes him a favorite in the literary community, but it takes more than that to earn a Lambda Literary Fellowship and Literary Death Match championship. He is joined by Dodie Bellamy, whose blog about a disastrous love affair with a spiritual teacher led to the publication of The Buddhist. Also appearing are Ayize Jama-Everett, a professor at a Berkeley Unitarian Universalist seminary, whose sci-fi debut The Liminal People explores a gritty world of child psychics and superhumans; and Erika Lutz, whose novel The Edge of Maybe skewers many things Californians hold dear, including feminist fathers and organic food. Yoga instructor Tim Floreen offers an amusing counterpoint.
Thu., May 17, 6:30 p.m., 2012

About The Author

Silke Tudor

Related Locations

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Slideshows

  • Phish at the Bill Graham Auditorium
    Phish is in the midst of a block of sold out shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (October 27-29). The Monday night concert featured a rare first set opener of “Walfredo” with the band members switching instruments for the song. The evening’s highlights included John Fishman and his iconic vacuum cleaner solo and favorites such as Chalk Dust Torture, Slave to the Traffic Light, Axilla, Rift, 2001 Space Odyssey, and Maze. The show also featured Phish’s debut of a, seemingly impromptu, version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” to with roaring approval of the, singing along, crowd. With Game 6 being tonight, partying Phish fans will join Giants fans in Civic Center Plaza where there will be a World Series viewing party on a large screen set up by the City. Photography by Jamie Soja.
  • The 4th Annual Masquerotica 2014 - NSFW
    The theme this year was Carnaval Mystique for the 4th Annual Masquerotica at The Factory. Attendees were entertained by strip dance, trapeze, and live music. Photographs by Calibree Photography.

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular