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September 2018

Author talk at Green Apple Books

September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Apple Books, 9th Ave., 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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Denise Clifton discusses her book, Tables From The Rubble, and shares historic photos and stories of San Francisco restaurants that trace their history to the recovery years after the 1906 earthquake. After the quake and amid the ruins, restaurants rose to feed the hungry and lead the recovery. Today, a handful of the restaurants that opened in those boom years remain – some still serving customers in the same spaces where they first opened, offering food and drinks with a direct…

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SF Heritage: Annual Alice Ross Carey Lecture and Dinner

September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$10 – $15

Tables From The Rubble transports readers to San Francisco in the years after the Great Earthquake of 1906. Amid the ruins, restaurants rose to feed the hungry and only a handful remain today. Author Denise Clifton will read from the book and share stories and historic photos from legacy restaurants. Book signing and optional fixed-price dinner will follow. Presented by San Francisco Heritage in partnership with 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation. Foundation (Photo: California Historical Society. Used in Tables From The Rubble with permission.)

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Author talk – including an interview with owners of Sam Wo

September 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay St.
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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$10 – $15

Tables From The Rubble transports readers to San Francisco in the years just after the 1906 earthquake, when restaurants rose to feed the hungry and lead the city’s recovery. Author Denise Clifton will share pictures and stories of the restaurants that came out of the ruins – and highlight a few that still offer food and drinks with a direct link to the city’s century-old past. She will be joined by members of the Ho family, who will share a bit…

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October 2018

Digital Book World Conference speaker: “Publishing in a World of Fake News”

October 4, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Music City Center, Nashville, TN, 201 5th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37203
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Denise Clifton, owner of Tandemvines Media, will be a featured speaker on a panel discussing "Publishing in a World of Fake News" at Digital Book World's national conference in Nashville, TN, Oct. 2-4. For this discussion, Denise will be drawing on her experience as a journalist – most recently covering research into disinformation campaigns for Mother Jones – as well as her expertise as a publishing strategist.

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July 2020

San Francisco Heritage 2020 lecture series kickoff. Rooted in Resilience: Legacy Bars and Restaurants

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Denise Clifton, author of Tables from the Rubble, will lead a conversation with the women behind two of San Francisco’s most beloved legacy businesses: Julie Ho of Sam Wo Restaurant, and Maralisa Simmons-Cook of Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Café. Taking historic context from Denise’s book, which highlights stories of food businesses that emerged in the recovery years after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, this panel will explore how legacy businesses are now struggling – and adapting– through a new, very different disaster. This is the first in a series of virtual lecture events celebrating…

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