Denise Sullivan

Author, Journalist, Culture Worker



December 8, 2019 Howard Zinn Bookfair: Exhibitor



WE MISSED YOU! 2019-2018-2017


October 16, 2019 7 PM  Bird & Beckett Books and Records:

Between Heaven and Hell: A very San Francisco conversation with David Talbot

October 18, 2019 7 PM The Make Out Room: Dancing About Architecture

A night of music writers

October 19, 2019 6:30 PM Harrington’s: Manic D Press 35th Anniversary reading

November 16, 2019  TBA Oakstop, James Gayles book release reading


April 11, 2019 International Flor y Canto Festival, San Francisco

March 2&3, 2019:  San Francisco History Days, The Old Mint, San Francisco

check website for time

January 7, 2019: Bird and Beckett Books and Records, San Francisco 7  PM

with additional guest and open mic.

December 6, 2018: Alley Cat Books/Publication Party, new chapbook release!

with Kelly Dessaint

October 18, 2018  Litquake

Live Reading: The City Is Already Speaking, The Sound of Calle 24

Bird & Beckett, San Francisco, 6:30 PM

August 18, 2018 The Manilatown Heritage Center, San Francisco

Live Reading: The City is Already Speaking, The Sound of Calle 24

July 20, 2018 Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

Your Golden Sun/Your Golden State:  Reading

with Kim Shuck, Lynell George and Peter Case

May 15, 2018 Mechanic’s Institute Library, San Francisco

in conversation with author Jonathan Kauffman, about his book, Hippie Food

April 28, 2018 Alley Cat Books

The City Is Already Speaking: Publication party/reading

April 26, 2018 The Battery

Your Golden Sun Still Shines:  Reading/discussion

with Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Kim Shuck,

and Kelly Dessaint

Your Golden Sun Still Shines: San Francisco Stories

January 7, 2018  Bird & Beckett Books     San Francisco, CA

with Dee Allen, Peter Case, Patsy Creedy,

Michael Koch, Kim Shuck and Denise Sullivan

February 11, 2018 5:30 PM

The Green Arcade        San Francisco, CA

Your Golden Sun/Your Golden State: California Women

with Lynell George, Sylvia J. Martinez, Shizue Seigel, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon and Denise Sullivan

March 3, 2018 11-130

San Francisco History Days, The Old Mint

November 12, 2017   Gears Turning, Adobe 4 PM     San Francisco, CA

with Tony Robles, Shizue Seigel, and Norman Zelaya

November 19, 2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair          San Francisco, CA

October 13, 2017        Litquake        SOLD-OUT!  THANK YOU!        San Francisco, CA

with cast of thousands

September 2, 2017    Beast Crawl                                 Oakland, CA

with Dee Allen., Peter Case, and Kelly Dessaint


July 29, 2016  7 PM

Anything But Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Fine: An Evening of Words & Music

Alley Cat writer-in-residence Denise Sullivan reads from work-in-progress

with Peter Case and Victor Krummenacher, also reading new work-in-progress

Alley Cat Books, San Francisco

October 11, Litquake, 7 PM, The Make Out Room San Francisco, CA

Mission Bookstores:  United We Stand

Dec. 4

Howard Zinn Bookfair, City College Valencia Campus, San Francisco, CA

Dec. 16

Alley Cat Writers in Residence Reading, San Francisco, CA



January 4, 7 PM
Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
Shaman’s Blues: Reading, discussion
January 22, 7 PM
STATE OF THE CITY FORUM-Organizer/Moderator
A monthly panel of authors, artists and activists
discussing gentrification issues
“Gentrification and our most vulnerable citizens”
With Jennifer Friedenbach, Marlon Mendieta, Elizabeth Ancker
and special guest, Janice Mirikitani
January 24, 12:30 PM
Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA
Books, Inc. Presents
Shaman’s Blues: Reading, discussion
February 19, 7 PM
STATE OF THE CITY FORUM-Black History, Black Lives (Organizer/Moderator)
A monthly panel of authors, artists and activists
discussing gentrification issues
March 19, 7 PM
STATE OF THE CITY FORUM-Organizer/Moderator
A monthly panel of authors, artists and activists
discussing gentrification issues

 July 11, 2-4:30 PM

Modern Times Bookstore

2919 24th St. San Francisco

Rock Justice Workshop:  Resisting Racism, Sexism, Ageism, and Ablism in Arts & Culture Reporting

September 24, 2015

Punk Renaissance: Panel

San Francisco, CA

October 16, 2015

Litquake: The Make Out Room

Our Bookstores–United–Will Never Be Defeatedlitquake

A benefit for Litquake and United Booksellers, hosted by

Alejandro Murguía with Kate Rosenberger and Denise Sullivan

San Francisco, CA

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