Maupin Takes Final ‘Tales’ on the Road

January 16, 2014

15maupin-blog480The author Armistead Maupin begins a tour this month to promote “The Days of Anna Madrigal,” the last novel in his “Tales of the City” series. First published in 1976 as a serial in The San Francisco Chronicle, the stories were praised for bringing the gay, lesbian and transgender subjects and story lines of San Francisco to the general public.

So it’s only fitting that Mr. Maupin begin the tour there, with a discussion at the Chapel, a Mission District bar and restaurant, on Jan. 19, hosted by Books Inc. He continues with two more stops in and around San Francisco before heading to the Pacific Northwest, Southwest and, eventually, east to Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

After a quick turn overseas, the tour wraps up in Los Angeles on March 22, with a screening of the early 1990s television mini-series adapted from the original books.

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