Events and Appearances

Oct
25
Sun
2015
Armistead Maupin’s Logical Family @ Showcase Theatre San Rafael, CA
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

$65 VIP pre-show meet & greet (includes show tickets)

Post show book signing in partnership with Book Passage

Celebrated and revered author Armistead Maupin presents his newest work “Logical Family” for a special performance at Marin Center. In this witty and poignant new stage presentation Maupin turns a keen eye on his own youthful (and stumbling) search for family, love and authenticity. It’s a tale that leads from a repressive boyhood in North Carolina to the Mekong Delta of Vietnam to a new life and sexual salvation in 1970’s San Francisco. Funny, witty and wise, “Logical Family” embodies the qualities that have already endeared Maupin to generations of readers.

Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and, most recently, Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.

Nov
7
Sat
2015
Neil Gaiman IN Conversation With Armistead Maupin @ Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm

Join a public conversation between Neil Gaiman, Bard’s Professor in the Arts, and Armistead Maupin, the best-selling author and activist. Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, which were adapted for television with Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney. He and Gaiman will discuss their heroes Charles Dickens and Christopher Isherwood, the craft of storytelling, and many other subjects. Part of a regular series of conversations at the Fisher Center hosted by Professor Gaiman.

Apr
5
Tue
2016
Armistead Maupin Celebration with the SF Arts Commission | Herbst Theater @ Herbst Theater
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the San Francisco Arts Commission as we celebrate acclaimed author, local icon, AND 2016 Mayor’s Art Award recipient Armistead Maupin! This is the first time a writer has been recognized with the City’s highest artistic honor.

At this FREE event Mr. Maupin will appear in conversation with author and activist Jewelle Gomez. They will discuss a range of topics including Mr. Maupin’s artistic process, his relationship to San Francisco and his reflections on lessons learned throughout his life. The program will also include a brief look at some of the Arts Commission’s recent accomplishments as well as some important upcoming initiatives. Following the talk, please join us from 6-6:30 p.m. for an informal reception in the SFAC Main Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Veterans Building.

Apr
14
Thu
2016
Armistead Maupin Joins the SF Gay Men’s Chorus @ Davies Symphony Hall
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm

2016_SFGMC_Tales-Goldstar-Promo-1200x675The most famous gay men’s chorus of them all joins forces with one of the most famous gay writers, Armistead Maupin, for a moving and powerful evening of music and stories. Revisiting Maupin’s seminal homage to San Francisco, Tales of the City, on its 40th anniversary, SFGMC’s spring concert Tales Of Our City: Our Lives, Our Heroes finds Maupin’s appearance anchoring excerpts from two of SFGMC’s most significant commissions — NakedMan, a groundbreaking choral exploration of the AIDS pandemic first performed in 1996, and the popular oratorio I Am Harvey Milk by composer Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, Big Fish). The jam-packed program also includes a world premiere by transgender composer Mari Esabel Valverde, as well as a new piece by San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus composer-in-residence James Eakin. The 60-piece Bay Area Rainbow Symphony provides musical accompaniment as this thrilling, eclectic celebration ignites Davies Symphony Hall. Be among the first to get tickets through this exclusive Goldstar pre-sale.

Apr
15
Fri
2016
Armistead Maupin Joins the SF Gay Men’s Chorus @ Davies Symphony Hall
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm

2016_SFGMC_Tales-Goldstar-Promo-1200x675The most famous gay men’s chorus of them all joins forces with one of the most famous gay writers, Armistead Maupin, for a moving and powerful evening of music and stories. Revisiting Maupin’s seminal homage to San Francisco, Tales of the City, on its 40th anniversary, SFGMC’s spring concert Tales Of Our City: Our Lives, Our Heroes finds Maupin’s appearance anchoring excerpts from two of SFGMC’s most significant commissions — NakedMan, a groundbreaking choral exploration of the AIDS pandemic first performed in 1996, and the popular oratorio I Am Harvey Milk by composer Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, Big Fish). The jam-packed program also includes a world premiere by transgender composer Mari Esabel Valverde, as well as a new piece by San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus composer-in-residence James Eakin. The 60-piece Bay Area Rainbow Symphony provides musical accompaniment as this thrilling, eclectic celebration ignites Davies Symphony Hall. Be among the first to get tickets through this exclusive Goldstar pre-sale.

Apr
24
Sun
2016
Armistead Maupin in conversation with Katherine Maxfield
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm

The internationally bestselling author, hailed as having “invented San Francisco,” comes to Montalvo for a fascinating and evocative conversation with Katherine Maxfield about his life and many accomplishments in literature, theater, and music. Books will be available for purchase.

About Tales of the City and Armistead Maupin

“[Tales of the City is] perhaps the most sublime piece of popular literature America has ever produced” Laura Miller, Salon.com

Maupin worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. Launched in 1976 as a groundbreaking serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, his iconic Tales of the City series has since blazed a trail through popular culture—from a sequence of globally best-selling novels, to a Peabody Award-winning television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney, to an ambitious new musical that had its world premiere at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater in 2011. The series now encompasses eight hugely popular novels: Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Michael Tolliver Lives, and Mary Ann in Autumn. These works have been translated into ten languages with more than six million copies in print.

Maupin’s other novels include Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener—which became a 2006 feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette.

Maupin holds a number of awards for his literary and pioneering social work, including the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle of New York; Litquake’s Barbary Coast Award for his literary contribution to San Francisco; and Trevor Project’s Life Award “for his efforts in saving young lives.” He is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

http://montalvoarts.org/events/armistead_maupin/

Jul
10
Sun
2016
Armistead Maupin at the Crown & Anchor @ Crown & Anchor
Jul 10 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Jul
15
Fri
2016
Armistead Maupin at the Crown & Anchor @ Crown & Anchor
Jul 15 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm