During the Time of Corona, SideShow Books has adjusted both our hours and our ways of doing business. We are in the process of setting up livestreaming and archiving for our events for you to enjoy online — from a social distance!

Virtual Book Club Meeting

Join us on Zoom this Sunday, May 31, at 7pm Pacific Time (US and Canada) for a discussion of Moby Dick. We’ll be discussing the entire book.

To join the Zoom meeting please visit:


Please email us at sideshowbooksinfo@gmail.com so we know who all is attending!

Story Sessions Writing Workshop

Multi-genre narrative writing workshop

New classes starting dates TBD.

Do you have a short story, memoir, even narrative poem you’ve been meaning to get started or finish? Join this 6-week workshop to develop your story within a supportive environment of writers. We’ll talk about structure, character, plot, and pacing. Feedback will be targeted to your individual genre and needs.

Cost: $30/session. Full-workshop registration required.

Instructor: Michal Lemberger is the author of “After Abel
and Other Stories”, finalist for the Jewish National Book Award and honorable mention for the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal.

Her essays and journalism have appeared in Real Simple, Slate, Salon, and many other publications. Her poetry has been published widely.  

She is the Associate Fiction Editor at the Tahoma Literary Review and has many years of teaching experience, having taught literature and writing at UCLA, CSUN, AJU, and UCLA Extension.

Please email us at sideshowbooksinfo@gmail.com so we know who all is attending!

The Tree of Life – The Form of Creation

New dates TBD

A talk by Dovid Krafchow explaining the common configuration shared between the Earth, the solar system and the human form.  

Questions about life will be explored:
Who is Creator? Where is the Creator? What is creation? Where are we? Why are we here?

The Tree of life is composed of ten luminaries depicted as the Sun and the nine planets, the seven continents plus the three oceans and the human being made in three triangles: head, torso and hips plus the power of speech in the mouth. 
Within the Tree of Life is the answer to all questions.
Dovid Krafchow has been studying the ancient Jewish mystical secrets for fifty years and has written 15 books, including Kabbalistic Tarot published by Inner Traditions.

Dishoom Dishoom


A Bollywood Comedy Blast with Milan Patel and friends.

Miscreants, Murderers, & Thieves: A Collection of Short Stories about Devious Behavior


Readings and signings by contributing authors: Samuel W. Reed, David Beeler, Ethel Young, Casey Mensing, Gabe DiDomenico, and Will Wallace.

Memoir-Writing Presentation & Workshop: Sponsored by Storyflect

Thursday, March 26, 7:30pm


Have you ever wanted to share your life story? Are you searching for a way to capture your legacy and leave a mark on the world?

If so, it’s time to write your memoir!

This event is designed to help you begin the process of translating your identity into a self-defining book. Whether you want to create a record of your life, share past experiences with others, or capture your love story in words, we’re here to make the process of writing your book viable and engaging. After all, everyone has a story to tell.

In this workshop, we’ll cover the central ideas pertaining to life-writing. That includes:- Defining the memoir
– Discussing the importance of theme
– Making memoirs accessible
– Incorporating personality into the text
– Finding a structure
– Confronting outlines
– Examining components of the memoir (introductions, dialogue, chapter breaks, etc.)

We’ll also have an interactive discussion that invites you to discuss your own story. The only requirement is interest; no need to prepare materials beforehand.

Memoirs allow us to reclaim the past so we can live a better future. Let’s get started together!

RSVP to: nick@storyflect.com 

Screenwriting Tribe Workshop


For more info please visit https://www.meetup.com/Screenwriting-Tribe/

Collage College is taking a break due to scheduling conflicts. Return date TBD.