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Author Talk with Alvin Orloff, Beth Lisick and K.M. Soehnlein

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Tuesday June 9, 2020

The San Francisco Public Library's 'On the Same Page' series presents author Alvin Orloff in an online conversation with authors Beth Lisick (Yokohama Threeway) and K.M. Soehnlein (The World of Normal Boys). The talk takes place Wednesday, June 10, 6pm-7:30pm.

Orloff's Disasterama!: Adventures in The Queer Underground 1977-1997 (Three Rooms Press) begins as Orloff—a shy, lonely teenager—falls under the spell of a human whirlwind named Michael Joseph Collins. Together they embark on a series of adventures involving new wave discos, hustling, drugs, drag, street protest, punk rock, performance art, and exotic dancing. These youthful hijinks are increasingly overshadowed by the AIDS crisis which slowly, then quickly, turns their world upside down.

Disasterama! is a 2020 Lambda Literary award finalist for Best Gay Memoir.

Reservation required:

Get the book (as well as other titles) at Dog Eared Books Castro, Call from 10am to 2pm every weekday at (415) 282 1901 or order online at

More info at the SF Public Library's website.

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