My forthcoming 2018 events include:
San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Castro Theater — June tba
Folsom Public Library, Folsom, California — July 7th
author talk, “Louise Brooks: Actress, Dancer, Author”
Interested in having me speak at your event? I’m available. Please email me through my CONTACT page.
Over the years, I’ve given talks on film, literature, and the arts at a number of venues. I’ve spoken about books at the San Francisco Public Library, and introduced films at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. I have also curated three exhibits on the silent film era, and introduced numerous authors, artists, and celebrities at events I either produced or hosted.
Among the highlights were hosting poet Allen Ginsberg’s last public reading, introducing artist & filmmaker Bruce Connor before a crowd numbering more than 1400, acting as guest DJ on a college radio station, and conducting an onstage interview with the last surviving silent film star, “Baby Peggy.” I’ve also conducted public interviews with a handful of noted cultural figures, including film critic Ty Burr, artists Don Bachardy and Stanley Mouse, screenwriter Frederica Sagor Maas, and others.
As an authority on the life and films of Louise Brooks, I have introduced her films at the Balboa Theater, Castro Theater, and at the Action Cinema in Paris, France. As an author, I have also spoken at bookstores around the San Francisco Bay Area, and as a bookseller, I have led and participated in panel discussions at both regional trade shows and national conventions. Listed below is a selection of some of my past events.
Past Events with Thomas Gladysz (talks, presentations, introductions, book signings, etc…):
Action Cinema (Paris, France)
Alamo Drafthouse (San Francisco, CA)
American Bookseller Association (New York, NY)
Balboa Theater (San Francisco, CA)
Book Expo America (Chicago, IL)
Book Passage (Corte Madera, CA)
Books by the Bay (San Francisco, CA)
Books Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
Castro Theater (San Francisco, CA)
Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI)
Great Good Place for Books (Oakland, CA)
KDVS (Davis, California)
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum (Fremont, CA)
Noe Valley Author Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (Oakland, CA)
Orinda Books (Orinda, CA)
San Francisco Book Festival
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Silent Film Festival
The Booksmith (San Francisco, CA)
Village Voice Bookshop (Paris, France)