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Above Ground: Blending short fiction with reader/writer interaction

Join us for a book talk on the publishing of the first in a series of literary anthologies by Ivy League authors with net proceeds going to the Nobel Prize winning charity, Doctors Without Borders, and to Jubilee USA

Friday, October 23rd
University Club
800 Powell Street, San Francisco 94108  

No-host bar, appetizer 


$15 for YCSF Members
$25 for non-members

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Registration and payment required by Wednesday, October 21st. No walk-ins. No refunds after October 16th.  

A group of award-winning and new authors have contributed to an anthology of short fiction called Above Ground, and are donating the net proceeds to Doctors without Borders and Jubilee USA. The 19 authors, mostly Harvard and Yale alumni, are holding book launches with readings by the local authors in the USA and Europe.

The stories and novel excerpts in Above Ground are what the publisher, Harvard Square Editions, calls "living fiction," work by contemporary authors seeking to stimulate a literary dialogue. Living fiction invites readers to converse with the authors, whose email addresses appear in the book.

"We're delighted to see the excitement that advance copies of Above Ground have already generated, and hope others will replicate this interactive approach to literary diffusion," says Geoff Fox, an Above Ground author who lives in Spain.

Themes range from romance with a ghost, to a modern Grapes-of-Wrath family quest, to lawlessness on a remote island 'paradise', to surfing the 'Outernet' of the collective unconscious, to wisdom that carries an immigrant cleaning woman through hardship – the variety and unexpected forms of the authors' intelligence and wit is enthralling.

Above Ground is the first in a series of anthologies, and speaks especially to writers who might want to participate in future volumes. Harvard Square Editions will play a vital role in the Harvard Community, fulfilling its need for a press that publishes fiction.

Above Ground will be available in bookstores and through online distribution at Amazon.com. Author book talks and signings have been scheduled at numerous Harvard and Yale Clubs and bookstores in the US and Europe.


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