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Fall 2022 Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice Honoring our LGBTQIA+ Religious Elders       


Join me for this diverse panel of SF Bay Area Authors! As a 4th-generation San Francisco author, I’ll be moderating. FREE! Via Zoom.

Celebrate Pride Weekend in Palm Springs!

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Queer California at Oakland Museum
Book Signing, Friday, Jun. 28th, 5 p.m.

Eric and Me and our Books
All the Rosswoods and Me

A Family Affair at Books, Inc. in Alameda, last night — Eric’s mom, Olivia, Mat, Eric Rosswood, Connor and me. What a wonderful discussion based on Mary Oliver’s enduring question, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

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Diversity Circle

Facilitated by Doug Myers and Sridevi Ramanathan

We Make It Better: The LGBTQ Community and Their Positive Contributions to Society

Presenter: Kathleen Archambeau

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: OCSL Social Hall

Cost: Love Offering
($10 suggested. No one turned away for lack of funds.)

Uplifting LGBTQ stories, interactive discussion and history for everyone!  

5000 Clarewood Drive, Oakland, CA 94618 –


April Follies
Just Dance Ballroom
2500 Embarcadero Road
Oakland, CA
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Saturday, March 23rd, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Women’s Building, San Francisco, CA

Board Meeting and Annual Holiday Gathering
Sunday, Jan. 13th 2019, Piedmont, CA, 2-7 p.m.

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Rainbow Community Center
2118 Willow Pass Road, Suite 500
Concord, CA
Friday, May 4th, 6:30 p.m.


Diversity Circle
Oakland Center for Spiritual Living

5000 Clarewood Drive
Oakland, CA
Friday, May 25th, 7 p.m.

Past Events

Rossmoor Senior Living
Hillside Clubhouse
3400 Golden Rain Blvd., Las Trampas Room
Walnut Creek, CA
Saturday, April 14th, 3 p.m.

Country Nights

Guest Author, Country Nights, Saturday, Mar. 3rd, Veterans Building, 200 Grand
Avenue, Oakland, 7 p.m.

Diversity Center Santa Cruz

Reading and Discussion
Queer Youth of Watsonville
Diversity Center, Santa Cruz
1117 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
Saturday, March 17th 2018
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Reading and Discussion
Diversity Center, Santa Cruz
Saturday, March 17th 2018
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saints & Sinners 2018

Speaking at the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
Conference Speaker
Hotel Monteleone, French Quarter
New Orleans, LA
March 23rd-25th 2018

Auckland Pride Festival
Reading with Maori New Zealand MP Louisa Wall
Women’s Bookshop
100 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Friday, Feb. 16th, 7 p.m.

Reading with New Zealand MP Louisa Wall

Labour MP Louisa Wall

LGBTQ Youth Space
Reading and Discussion
452 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA
Tuesday, Jan. 16th, 5:30-7 p.m.

LGBTQ Youth Space in San Jose


100-Year Anniversary of the Women’s National Book Authors Association,
Reading, Sunday, Nov. 5th, 1 p.m., Book Passage, Corte Madera

Book Passage Event

Home of Faye and David Brooks
670 Westend Avenue
New York City, NY
National Coming OUT Day, Oct. 11th 2017, 7 p.m.

Book Reading at Barbara’s Books of Chicago
Book Market, Glenview, ILL

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 7 p.m.

Reading at Aurora University
Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 3:15-5 p.m.
Issues in the Study of Gender and Sexuality Class

Book Signing at Charis Books
Atlanta, GA, Saturday, October 7th 2017, 2-3 p.m.


Callahan McDonough’s Studio Reading and Discussion

Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia
Sponsored by Women’s Caucus for Art Georgia (WCAGA)
Host: Callahan McDonough
Former Director of Art & Activism, WCAGA
The Old 4th Ward N.E.
531 Angier Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Oct. 5th 2017, 7 p.m.

Book Signing at Georgia Tech University
GT Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Atlanta, GA, Thursday, Oct. 5th 2017, 3-4 p.m.GT Logo

Speaking, along with Renate Stendhal, Gertrude Stein in Words and Pictures
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 3-5 p.m.
Home of Joan Gelfand, WNBA National Writing Contest Chair, SF, CA

Laurel Bookstore in Historic Oakland

Reading at Laurel Bookstore
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Oakland PRIDE Week
Friday, Sept. 15th 2017, 7 p.m.


Partnering with Oakland Promise, Mayor Libby Schaaf’s favorite
Cradle-to-College program
Oakland Pride
Oakland Promise Booth, Oakland Pride Sunday, Sept. 10th 2017

Celebrate Oakland Pride


Author Presentation
Author’s Panel
Unitarian Universalist Center, Geary and Franklin Streets
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, Sept. 9th 2017, 8:30 a

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Books, Inc., Opera Plaza, San Francisco
Book Reading, Sunday, Aug. 20th 2017, 2 p.m.
Reading at Books, Inc. Opera Plaza

Book Passage, Ferry Building, San Francisco
Book Reading, Thursday, Jul. 20th 2017, 6 p.m.
Reading at Book Passage, Ferry Building

Green Arcade Bookstore
1680 Market Street, San Francisco
Book Reading, Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 6 p.m.
Reading at The Green Arcade in the SF Hub

Green Arcade Open Discussion

Bethany United Methodist Church PRIDE Sunday, Jun. 25th 2017
1270 Sanchez Street, San Francisco 94114
10:45 AM PRIDE AND JOY Talk and Book Signing

Northern California Book Awards
Koret Auditorium, SF MAIN Public Library
Honoring Judy Grahn, one of my all-time favorites
Jun. 27th 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Albuquerque PrideFest
June 9th-10th 2017
Albuquerque, NM

April Follies CA Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Competition and Show
April 29, 2017
Oakland, CA