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Friday, November 16th, 2018. NOON to 1:00pm, san francisco, ca.

Mechanics Institute Library: Writer’s Lunch

Lecture: “Stories and Their Structures: Dramatic and Episodic”

Some stories have intricate plots, using subplots to weave webs of cause and effect, while others unroll as random but compelling sequences of events. In this talk, Jessica Levine will discuss how two basic currents in literature, the dramatic and episodic exemplified by Greek drama and epic, have influenced the modern novel. Whether a story is dramatic, episodic, or some combination of the two, there is a long literary tradition behind it with its own guiding principles. Examples will be drawn from The Great Gatsby, On the Road and Lolita, and the audience will be invited to share its thoughts as we explore the different ways these two literary traditions structure human experience.

Mechanics Institute Library
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

[Near Montgomery BART Station]

Thursday, april 19th, 2018, 7:00 pm. Berkeley, ca.

Book Launch for NOTHING FORGOTTEN at Books Inc.

Jessica will talk about the genesis of her book in her personal experience and the writers who have inspired her, as well as how NOTHING FORGOTTEN relates to her first novel, THE GEOMETRY OF LOVE. A journey to the land of vino and amore. Wine and cheese starting 6:30 p.m.

Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94710

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, 7:30 pm. Paris.

Evenings with an Author: Lessons from Edith Wharton. At the American Library in Paris.

Watch a video of this event on YouTube.

Drawing on her background as both a Wharton scholar and a novelist, Jessica Levine will explore the relationship between Wharton’s own life and her masterpiece, The Age of Innocence, with the aim of suggesting ways in which writers can draw on personal experiences in order to create timeless characters and stories. This exploration of the creative process will be of interest to both readers and writers of fiction.

The American Library in Paris
10, rue du Général Camou
Paris, France 75007


Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 6:00pm to 7:00pm. San Francisco.

She Writes Press at Litcrawl.

Seven of my She Writes Press sisters and I will be reading at Litquake for their “Litcrawl”. Our slot is 6-7pm on October 15th. Each author reads for just five minutes for a delightfully fast literary tasting platter. Joining me are: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, Jennifer Dwight, Carole Bumpus, Claudia Six, Rita Gardner, and Donna Stoneham. Fiction. Memoir. Non-fiction. We have it all. Hope to see you there!

302 Valencia
San Francisco, CA


Friday, May 20th, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm. San Francisco.

“Writers’ Lunch with Jessica Levine” at Mechanics Institute Library.

Drawing on her work as a novelist and an Edith Wharton scholar, Jessica Levine will discuss the alchemy of turning autobiographical material into fiction. Library Members only.

Mechanics Institute Library
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104


Monday, October 12, 2015, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. San Francisco.

First Time Authors Reveal All.” Participants include: Jessica Levine, Val Brelinski, Alex Dolan, Yuri Kagan and Gwendolyn Womack.

At this event, debut authors share the inspirational and informative true stories behind their paths to publication, from working with the largest mainstream publishing houses to breakthrough new ways to reach readers. Learn about the many options available to authors today. Bring questions.

The Foundation Center-San Francisco
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108


Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 7:30 pm. Paris.

Evenings with an Author: Jessica Levine and Sonya Chung in Conversation on Turning Life into Fiction.

The American Library in Paris
10, rue du Général Camou
Paris, France 75007


Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:30 pm. Paris.

Panel Discussion: Jessica Levine and April Eberhardt–An Author and an Agent Speak.

Watch a video of this event on YouTube.

The American Library in Paris
10, rue du Général Camou
Paris, France 75007


Wednesday June 25th, 2014, 7pm. Berkeley, CA.

She Writes, She Reads: A She Writes Press panel discussion

with Publisher Brooke Warner and authors Jessica Levine, Kay Rae Chomic, and Rossandra White

Books Inc. 4th Street
1760 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710


Thursday June 19th, 2014, 7pm. Manhattan Beach, CA.

She Writes, She Reads: Celebrating Women’s Writing
with Brooke Warner, Dawne Blume Hawks, Jessica Levine, and Rossandra White.

{pages} a bookstore
904 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach CA 90266


Saturday May 17th, 2014, 7pm. Davis, CA.

She Writes, She Reads: Women and the New World of Publishing

with Judith Newton,  Jessica Levine, and Rossandra White
The Avid Reader
617 Second Street
Davis, CA 95616


Thursday May 8th, 2014, 7pm. Sausalito, CA.


Why There Are Words
Studio 333
333 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965


Thursday April 17th, 2014, 7:30 pm. Berkeley, CA.

Book launch for THE GEOMETRY OF LOVE

Mrs. Dalloway’s
2904 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705


Saturday October 12th, 2013, 2:00 pm. San Francisco.

Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival

Poetry reading by Fresh Ink Poetry Collective:
“In Our Nature”
The Green Arcade
1689 Market St.



Saturday October 13th, 2012, 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm. San Francisco.

Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival

Lit Crawl
Poetry Reading by Fresh Ink Poetry Collective:
“Numbers in Words: Poetry Inspired by Numbers”
Lot 7
974 Valencia St.


Saturday November 24th, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m. Alameda, CA.

Poetry Reading by Fresh Ink Poetry Collective

Frank Bette Center for the Arts, at
1601 Paru St.,
Alameda, CA 94501.