Readings in San Francisco are constantly evolving. Traditional lit events involving a person, a microphone, and a hushed audience are still around, but more often than not, you’ll find the literati combining their love of words with such variables as yo-yo artists, acrobatics, kink, paint-by-number contests, and even charades. Whether such pastiche succeeds or fails is still largely dependent on the literature, and very few do it better than the Portuguese Artists Colony, which curates a monthly literary salon that combines reading, a live writing competition, musical guests, and audience interaction. This... More >>>