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Past Event

Gary Kamiya, Kimberly Reyes and Daniel Handler: Reflections of San Francisco

Over the last few decades, San Francisco has experienced radical changes with the influence of Silicon Valley, tech companies and more. Countless articles, blogs and even movies have tried to capture the complex nature of what San Francisco has become, a place millions of people have loved to call home, and yet are compelled to consider leaving.

In the new book The End of the Golden Gate, 25 acclaimed writers take on the eternal question: "Should I stay or should I go?" Subjects include: the tech-industry invasion and the evolution, gentrification, and radical cost of living that has transformed San Francisco's most beloved neighborhoods; the lasting imprint of the 1960s counterculture movement; and the fight to preserve the art, music and other creative movements that make San Francisco forever the city of love.

Come hear the compelling thoughts of three of the book's contributors: journalist and historian Gary Kamiya; poet, essayist and cultural critic Kimberly Reyes; and writer and musician Daniel Handler, also well known as Lemony Snicket.

A percentage of the book proceeds will be given to charities that help those in the bay experiencing homelessness.


This is a free-for-members program. Members: Click on the "Buy Tickets" button above to order your tickets, and select the members link on the left side of the page. Your username is the email you used to sign up as a member. You can also request a password reset if needed. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

This is an online-only program; please pre-register to receive a  link to the live-stream event.

Copies of The End of the Golden Gate are available for purchase during registration (for shipment to domestic U.S. addresses only).

Handler photo by Meredith Heuer; Reyes photo by Demetriad Studio.

May 27, 2021

United States

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Gary Kamiya

Journalist; Historian; Contributor, The End of the Golden Gate

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Kimberly Reyes

Poet; Essayist; Cultural Critic; Contributor, The End of the Golden Gate

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Daniel Handler

Writer; Musician; A.K.A. Lemony Snicket: Contributor, The End of the Golden Gate

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In Conversation with Heather Knight

Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle