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Upcoming Events

Readings in Irish and Irish American Literature 

ODD Mondays
@Folio Books
(Monday, March7, 2022 7 PM)


“Riding, Roping , & Reading: Western Novels.”

@ Folio Books
(March 11, 2019)



Father Coffee Flies!

(And Reads)


William Vlach reads from

The Gospel According to Father Coffee

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Book Passages- Sausalito

100 Bay Street

Sausaltio, CA

(415) 333-1300


[Free Parking!]



Past Events


Odd Mondays

Book Launch

The Gospel According to Father Coffee

Monday, November 13th, 7pm

@Folio Books 3957 24th Street, 

San Francisco





Poetry in Parks 2017

Quiet Lightning @

Candlestick Point Recreation Area


Saturday Sept. 9, 2017

(Selections from The Gospel According to Father Coffee)


"Psychology Writes!'

San Francisco Lit Crawl


Saturday October 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Fouladi Projects 

1803 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 





2016 Havana Book Fair

February 11-18




Past Events

The San Francisco Psychological Association

(SFPA) Presents:


Psychology Writes!”


The Odd Mondays Series at Folio Books
Monday, November 9th 7 PM  
3957 24th Street, San Francisco

 The traditional identity of the clinical psychologist has been broad: clinician, assessor, teacher, supervisor, researcher, administrator, expert witness, etc. In this program, four San Francisco clinical psychologists will present another aspect of their identity: writer.  Each will read their creative writing (poetry, novel, essays) and briefly discuss the philosophies that guide their work.

 Dr. Adrienne Amundsen is a psychologist living in northern California, specializing in trauma and creativity. Her interests have taken her from the paleolithic cave art of France to war-torn Afghanistan. She works with Afghans 4 Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization that supports education, medical care, and job development for Afghan women and girls.


 Dr. Jane Goldsmith is a playwright and novelist and is in full time private practice.  Her novel, Indian Winter (Full Court Press, 2012) looks at the developmental issues of growing up in a harsh and prejudiced environment. This is  “a wonderful, turbulent lovely novel.”- John Casey, winner of the 1989 National Book Award for fiction.

Dr. William Vlach has been Ethics Chair and President of SFPA. Currently in private practice in San Francisco, his literary historical novel, The Golden Chalice of Hunahpu- A Novel of the Spanish Attack on the Maya, was published in 2014 (“A work in the great tradition of Miguel Angel Asturias”- Alejandro Murguía) while his poetry has been published both in the U.S. and the U.K.

Dr. Paul Watsky, poetry editor of “Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche,” is co-translator of Santoka (Tokyo, PIE Books, 2006), the author of several chapbooks, and two full-length collections from Fisher King Press the second of these, Walk-Up Music, released this April, was characterized in a Kirkus Recommended Review, as “an excellent collection” in which “Watsky does the work of ten poets.”

Consider joining us for a no-host pizza/salad or other entré dinner ($15-20), 5:30 p.m. at the Haystack Pizza 
Restaurant, south side of 24th near Sanchez Street. The 24 line and the 48 line and the J Church 
are the nearby Muni transportation lines available.  

Odd Mondays is presented by Judith and Ramón Sender and co-curator, Kathy Dalle-Molle -- 
      With many thanks to the Folio Books staff!


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Odd Mondays, Ocotober 2014


William Vlach reads excerpt from "The Golden Chalice," in the upcoming Odd Monday Series at Folio Books


The Odd Mondays Series at Folio Books
Monday October 13th, 7 PM
3957 24th Street, San Francisco, presents
Sherril Jaffe, Jay Schoenberger, Manfred Wolf, William Vlach


Bill Vlach’s "The Golden Chalice of Hunahpu: The Spanish Attack on the Maya" is the remarkable story of the great war between the Spanish conquistadores and the Maya of Guatemala. The tale is told by a young Spanish wife, a Mayan prince, and a comic priest. Their incredible stories intertwine leading to the volcanic climax. This compelling tale is thoroughly researched and true to the time. William Vlach’s poetry has been published in various collections, and he is a clinical psychologist in private practice for over 20 years in San Francisco, working with “cops and crooks, kids and couples.”

Join us at The Haystack Pizza, 3881 24th St., at 5:30 P.M. for a no-host pizza/salad or other entré supper ($15-20). The 24 and 48 lines and the J Church offer nearby Muni transportation.

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