Wednesday, November 18th – 7 pm
Margo Perin reads from
The Opposite of Hollywood


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 Based on Margo Perin’s childhood, The Opposite of Hollywood is a riveting novel of a family on the run.

Marked by secrecy, false identities, and her father’s criminality, Tosca goes “on vacation” through five countries and two continents as she fights to learn her true identity.

Margo Perin is the contributing editor of Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories from Jail and How I Learned to Cook & Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships and the poet of San Francisco’s permanent memorial Spiral of Gratitude. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, she has been featured in numerous national and international media, including Heyday/PEN’s Fightin’ Words, The San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Mexico’s El Petit Journal, Holland’s Psycologie, KRON 4 TV, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and KPFA, KALW, and WAMC. Her awards include two San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants, a Creative Work Fund grant, and residencies at Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, Hedgebrook and Norcroft. Visit her at