WRITER OF BOOKS 'N' STUFF
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 and manages Dog Eared Books Castro, a 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, October 13th - 7pm
The Make-Out Room 3225 - 22nd St., San Francisco
I'll be reading with a bevy of fabulous writers at the Litquake event,
SF Stories: When You Love A City, But It Doesn't Love You Back
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