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Party Photos: The San Francisco Lit Holiday Bash

At Bambuddha Lounge, December 18, 2003

Posted January 12, 2004

Just about every group of literary folks in San Francisco—The Believer, 826 Valencia, Litquake, McSweeney's, Porch Light, the Grotto, Youth Speaks, and Zoetrope All-Story—joined up with last month to throw a very happening, very bookish holiday party to benefit 826 Valencia, Litquake, and Youth Speaks. Throngs of folks turned out, and everyone had a fantastic time.

Photographs by Tom Lee, Justin Martinkovic, Marc Lawrence, and John Girard.

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City Arts & Lectures executive director Sydney Goldstein, the San Francisco Chronicle's Jane Ganahl, and student Joe Goldstein.

Litquake's Alan Black and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.

Tikkun publisher Jo Ellen Green Kaiser and intern Liz Winei.

Freelance writer Janet Haney, reporter Kristen Gerencher, and Encounter Books PR director Amy Packard.

CNET senior editors Eliot Van Buskirk and Annette Cardwell.

Brian Pollack of Insidious Films and author Dean La Tourette.

Wired senior editor Adam Fisher and writer Anne Nelson.

Prof. Jonathan Terra, Yoga Journal freelance editor Heidi Kotansky, Half Moon Bay Review staff reporter Jim Welte, graphic designer George McCalpan, and creative director Robin Terra.

Matthew Bender Publishing's Aimee Aschcroft, Avalon Travel Publishing's Amy Scott, Miz Lipman, and Avalon's Christina Henry and Grace Fujimoto.

826 Valencia gals Ninive Calegari and Abigail Jacobs flank CPA Jean-Claude Calegari.

Writer Blair Campbell and MacAddict news editor Narasu Rebbapragada.

McSweeney's-ers Brian Rogers and Audrey Harris.

Pixar script assistant Layla Appleman and writer Virginia Pelley.

San Jose Mercury News reporter Kellie Schmitt and sports producer Seth Liss.

Grotto writers David Ewing Duncan and Noah Hawley with Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte of the Porch Light Storytelling Series.

Writer David Ewing Duncan with a Wired crowd: Adam Fisher, Blaise Zerega, and Anne Nelson.

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