Largesse of the Dark Angel

Saturday, April 28 | 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Literary

Sean San Jose, Kate Moses, Christian Kiefer, Gary Kamiya, John Freeman, moderated by Jane Ciabattari

Denis Johnson was a pathfinder, magician of words, speaker for broken souls, “cliff-walking literary genius,” grappler with God. Poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, and Northern Californian, he was known as a quintessential “writer’s writer.” Enjoy this tribute and exploration of what makes for great literary art with leading literary critics, essayists, and novelists who knew Johnson well.

BONUS: A screening of the film “Jesus’ Son,” based on Johnson’s classic short story, takes place Saturday, April 28 at 8:15pm as part of the festival’s film and literature series with BAMPFA. Separately ticketed; $8 at

BAMPFA - Osher Theater