Author Archive | Sylvia Allen

Those Historic Gay Marriages

I’ve told Martha, “I’ll marry you as many times as it takes.” I guess we’re done getting married now. Here’s a story I wrote about those historic gay marriages in San Francisco in 2004. A version of it was published in Bad Subjects that year. I heard about the San Francisco same-sex marriages on a Thursday afternoon in […]

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Get the Book Published

O my friends, as some of you know, I have written a book, Like Light from Stars. “Obsessive love, a nightmare journey, musical genius, a chain of abandonment…” The book follows seven generations of the same family in San Francisco, from 1849 to the present. I am prouder of this book than almost anything I’ve […]

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Reading at Bookstore Benefit

I just got back from reading at a benefit for St. Johns Booksellers, our little town’s beloved independent bookstore. The benefit was at Plew’s Brews, the local craft-beer-and-live-music place, and was lively, beery, cheerful, and noisy. I was one of several writers reading our own work. Also reading, among others: Martha Shelley, Kate de Gutes, […]

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