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San Francisco Authors Luncheon - 25th Anniversary Best Yet!

October 27, 2013

Tags: Amy Tan, Lidia Bastianich, Daniel Boulud, Anne Lamott, Sherri Duskey Rinker, Jess Walter, Simon Winchester, San Francisco, Elaine Petrocelli, Book Passage, NKF, National Kidney Foundation, Authors Luncheon, Tyler Hofinga, Michael Krasny

Yesterday we celebrated our 25th Anniversary of the National Kidney Foundation San Francisco Authors Luncheon. And what a fabulous event it was!

About 1200 patrons came to hear and personally meet seven highly acclaimed authors.
• Amy Tan, one of the event founders, (more…)

Premiere Literary Event of the Bay Area

July 1, 2011

Tags: National Kidney Foundation, NKF, Amy Tan, Ann Getty, Russell Banks, Melissa Clark, Kathryn Otoshi, Calvin Trillin, Jacqueline Winspear, Michael Krasny, volunteer, wine

I need wine - cases and cases of premium wine. No, not for me, for the National Kidney Foundation’s Authors Luncheon, to be held on Saturday, October 22nd, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Founded 23 years ago by Ann Getty and Amy Tan, this is the premiere annual literary event of the Bay Area, and the largest fund-raiser for NKF of Northern California and Nevada. (more…)

THE Literary Event of the SF Bay Area

December 1, 2010

Tags: san francisco, amy tan, ann getty, National Kidney Foundation, NKF, book passage, abraham verghese, armistead maupin, carlos eire, amanda hesser, michael krasny, yiyun li, mac barnett, cutting for stone, tales of the city, waiting for snow in havana, essential new york times cookbook, spiritual envy, the vagrants


For the past nine years I have served on the Executive Planning Committee of the San Francisco Authors Luncheon sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California. Founded 21 years ago by Amy Tan and Ann Getty, the NKF luncheon remains to this day the premiere annual authors’ event of the SF Bay Area—and the largest fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California. (more…)