Friday, January 8, 2016

Anthony Boucher House Literary Salon: January 16


Join mystery, science fiction, and local history fans at the Berkeley home where the famed mystery and science fiction editor and writer William Anthony Parker White -- best known by his pen name, Anthony Boucher -- lived from 1947 to his death in 1968, and did much of his work.

Explore the expansive 1941 split level, just off Telegraph Avenue, including the large upstairs corner bedroom where Boucher wrote, and the living room where he supervised literary salons, and helped shape the modern genres of mystery and science fiction.

We can't promise you an unsolved murder or a portal to another dimension on the premises, but we can offer light refreshments, socializing, brief remarks (starting at 2:30) and reminiscences (Boucher family members will be on hand), and perhaps even some scripted drama.

The house itself is passing to new owners, so this is a one time opportunity to visit. It is hoped a historic plaque for the site, honoring Boucher, will be completed in time for the opening and on display. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PST) 

2643 Dana Street Berkeley, CA 94704 

RSVP. Space Limited.  To register, please click here.

Organizers of Anthony Boucher House Literary Salon: 
Randal & Maria Brandt, Steven Finacom, Janet Rudolph 

Randal Brandt is the curator of the California Detective Fiction Collection at The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Janet Rudolph is the Editor of the Mystery Readers Journal, organizer of Literary Salons, blogger at Mystery Fanfare and DyingforChocolate.

Steven Finacom is former president and active member of the Berkeley Historical Society.


Todd Mason said...

Weird the degree to which this ignores the degree to which he was a fantasy, horror and suspense writer, editor and critic (and radio and tv scripture and consultant)...and first translator of Borges for English-language publication, in EQMM...and conductor of a Pacifica Radio opera series heard nationally, for that matter...

Janet Rudolph said...

Hi, Todd,
Rest assured all genre and media will be covered at the Salon. Just so much space to let people know about the event. Wish you could be there!

Todd Mason said...

Thanks! I certainly wouldn't mind...break a pencil!

Todd Mason said...

Hmm. The Apple spellchecker doesn't believe in scripters...and thus makes him Holy Writ...

Todd Mason said...

(I didn't get all the way to the bottom of the post before dashing off the slight intended!)

Janet Rudolph said...

None taken :-)