2013 Schedule - 2014 Coming Soon!!!


  • Book & Zine-Making Workshop in the Atrium with San Francisco Center for the Book!

    The San Francisco Center for the Book is a non-profit organization that fosters the joy of books and bookmaking, and promotes the enduring importance of this medium for self-expression. SFCB will be demonstrating quick and easy bookbinding techniques for unique and durable methods for making sketchbooks and placing finishing touches to your zines!

  • Cartooning Boot Camp with Judy Johnson-Williams

    This workshop will cover the basics of how to tell a story with pictures. Although you probably won't create an entire comic in just one hour, you will get an introduction to how a cartoonist must think, and some supplies for further practice. The class will include a lot of drawing, and participants will go home with a sketchbook. All ages and skill levels welcome!

  • Screen Printing with Team Print Shop

    Team Print Shop is an Oakland-based, full-service creative and technical screen printing shop. You may have seen them leading workshops at Rock Paper Scissors during Mission Creek Oakland, or with their mobile bike shop at Mosswood Park for the annual Printmaker's Picnic. Team Print Shop graces EBABZ with single and multi-color silkscreen printing techniques, with a dash of their signature flare.

  • La Raza Comica: New Directions in Latino Comic Book Art with Ricardo Padilla

    Moderator Ricardo Padilla, Co-Founder of the Latino Comics Expo, will discuss the latest trends in Latino Comic Book Art and highlight some of the top artists working in this genre. He will also share some of his challenges and experiences in creating a brand new Latino cultural expo.


  • Milvia Street

    A literary reading from the newest issue of this long-running journal out of Berkeley.

  • Steve Almond

    Steve Almond

    Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction (3 of which are self-published). His memoir Candyfreak was a New York Times Bestseller, and his short stories have appeared in both the Best American and Pushcart anthologies. His most recent collection, God Bless America, won the Paterson Prize for Fiction and was short-listed for The Story Prize. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, and elsewhere. He currently lives and works in Boston, MA.

  • Sister Spit

    Michelle Tea

    Sister Spit began in 1994 through the efforts of co-directors Sini Anderson and Michelle Tea. Sini and Michelle gathered together a group of some of the most notorious, talented, and just frickin' interesting women and dykes, and went on tour all over the US! Sister Spit at EBABZ 2013 will feature Michelle Tea, as both host and reader, as well as readings by Juliana Delgado Lopera, Tamara Llosa-Sandor, and Ali Liebegott.

    Michelle Tea co-founded Sister Spit in 1994 as a weekly all-girl literary open mic; almost 20 years later Sister Spit brings its signature mix of performance and literature influenced by queer, feminist and working-class perspectives. Tea is the author of four memoirs, including the award-winning Valencia, which has been made into a feature length film shot by 21 different filmmakers. She is the author of the poetry collection The Beautiful, the novel Rose of No Man's Land and the Young Adult fantasy tale A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, out on McSweeney's. She has edited books on fashion, queer female and first-person narratives, and class. She is the founder and Artistic Director of RADAR Productions.

    Juliana Delgado Lopera is a Colombian writer/oral historian residing in San Francisco better known for her array of secret love affairs with right-wing women. Raised in Bogotá her stories have been performed at Action Fiction! And have appeared in Forum, Revista Canto, La Revista, SFWeekly. Juliana is currently working on an oral history project with Queer Latin@ Immigrants that will be published as part of the Queer National Arts Festival next summer. She's the Fiction Editor for Fourteen Hills and runs a Queer! Spanglish! zine with her partner called Plastic Panties. She holds a B.A in Gender and Women's Studies from UC Berkeley and is currently an MFA Candidate in Fiction at SFSU.

    Tamara Llosa-Sandor is a native Californian who continually finds herself living on the east coast. In April 2007, she took a break from news reporting in Western Mass to travel with Sister Spit. Tamara currently lives in New York, pursuing an MFA in nonfiction at Columbia. She is working on a book about Fil-Am eccentricities and misguided identity quests, potentially titled As Filipino As Fruitcake.

    Ali Liebegott is the author of the award-winning books The IHOP Papers and The Beautifully Worthless. Her novel Cha-Ching! will be published by Sister Spit Books in Spring 2013. In 2010, she traveled across the U.S. by train to visit women poets for a project called The Heart has many Doors— those interviews are published monthly at The Believer Logger. In addition, she works with RADAR Productions to help run the only free queer writer’s retreat in existence, THE RADAR LAB; and, is the founder of Writers Among Artists, whose events and publications include Faggot Dinosaur and The Adrienne Rich Memorial Reading and Tattoo Extravaganza.