WRITER OF BOOKS 'N' STUFF
I don't write many short stories, but here's me reading one: Dougie Doodles
Alvin Orloff began writing in 1977 as a teenage lyricist for The Blowdryers, an early San Francisco punk band. After studying sociology at U.C. Berkeley he dabbled in underground theater with The Sick & Twisted Players, performance art with the Popstitutes, and deejaying at Baby Judy's Discotheque À Go-Go, but eventually returned to his first love, writing. He'd be happy to hear from you, so feel free to send him a message.
Orloff is the author of 3 novels: I Married An Earthling, a campy sci-fi send-up; Gutter Boys, a twisted tale of debauchery and unrequited love set in early '80s New Wave Manhattan; and Why Aren't You Smiling? a coming of age tale set on the queer fringes of the 1970s New Age explosion - all available from Manic D Press.
Orloff lives in San Francisco's über-trendy Mission District where he manages Dog Eared Books, a venerable and beloved neighborhood shop. He is currently working on a memoir focusing on how kooky queer club kids responded to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s & '90s.
Friday, February 10 - 12:30 - 1pm
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Free, with museum admission
I'm reading in conjunction with an exhibit of one of my favorite visual artists: Candy Ass!!! So don't just come for me, come for the art.
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