Come see Dan Fost share stories from Giants history!
For notices of Dan’s events, see his page at BookTour.com.
May 4, 2011
Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Lunch 12:00 pm
Program 12:30 pm
57 Post Street, Room 406
San Francisco, CA 94104
Dan and Robert Elias, USF professor and the author of “The Empire Strikes Out,” about baseball’s role in global politics, will speak.
May 12, 2011
Writers on Baseball
Double Play Bar & Grill
2401 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Four writers and a photographer will cover the bases at a special night of baseball literature at the Double Play Bar and Grill. The evening will feature classic sportswriting, fiction, memoir and poetry, all related to America’s pastime. The writers are: Dan Fost author of “Giants Past and Present” (MVP Books), James J. Patterson, author of “Bermuda Shorts” (Santa Fe Writers Project), Steve Hermanos, author of “O Gigantic Victory! Baseball Poems: The 2010 Championship Season,” and Aaron Pribble, author of “Pitching in the Promised Land: A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League” (University of Nebraska Press), along with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice, who took the pictures for “Freak Season: Behind the Scenes with San Francisco Giants Pitcher Tim Lincecum from Spring Training to the World Series” (K&D Photography). The writers will read from their work at San Francisco’s legendary Double Play Bar and Grill at 7 pm, Thursday, May 12. The Double Play is across from the Potrero Hill shopping center that used to be Seals Stadium, and the bar features a small-scale replica of the beloved old ballpark.
Past events (listed chronologically):
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Little Falls, NJ
(Look for 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ, and follow signs through the Montclair State University campus to the Berra museum)
The perfect venue for a baseball book event!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
5:30-7:30 pm, Public House, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
Dan celebrated the launch of his book with a party at the newest, hottest restaurant in San Francisco, Public House, right in AT&T Park!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA
A huge hit at Dan’s hometown bookstore: A crowd of 100 people gave a party-like atmosphere to the reading.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
UCLA campus, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 12, 3:30-6:00 PM
200 King Street , San Francisco, CA, 94107
Dan signed books for people on their way to take the ferry home – or maybe people getting off the ferry on their way to the Giants-Orioles game! Dan was at the game as well, sans books, in section 317.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
The book tour goes to San Jose – Giants territory! (Just ask the A’s!)
Friday, October 8, 2010
Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival
It’s All Over But the Crying: A Night of Authors on Sports
Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St, San Francisco, CA
Dan discussed the world of sports with other talented writers Alan Black, Howard Bryant, Dan Epstein, David Henry Sterry and Jason Turbow, along with photographer Michael Zagaris.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
New York Baseball Giants Nostalgia Society
Church of the Mediator, 260 W. 231st Street, New York, NY
Dan and Steve Steinberg spoke about the history of the Giants, New York as well as San Francisco. Many fans of the old NY Giants turned out to celebrate their team’s stunning World Series championship!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
67 East 11th Street, New York, NY
Dan and “1921” author Steve Steinberg delve into great events that took place throughout the colorful history of the Polo Grounds, from John McGraw to Bobby Thomson — and they celebrate the way the Giants overcame their tortured past to win the World Series this year!
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Sports Lecture in the library’s Creekside Room
Expert Panel: Baseball Writers
The library is pleased to welcome a panel of celebrated sports writers to discuss baseball, the San Francisco Giants, and the sports industry on November 16th at 7:00pm. Panelists will include Dan Fost, author of Giants Past and Present, Rob Elias, author of The Empire Strikes Out, and Jason Turbow, author of The Baseball Codes and 10 Unwritten Baseball Rules You May Not Know.
March 30, 2011
Book reading at San Francisco Public Library.
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
The program will be 6:30 – 7:30 with a book sale benefiting the library to follow, just as the Giants embark on their quest to repeat as world series champs.
April 14, 2011
Authors celebrating Baseball’s Casey Stengel
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY
Join Steven Steinberg, Marty Appel, Steven Goldman, Jim Kaplan and Dan Fost for an intimate look at the career and legacy of this icon of America’s pastime.