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Little Island - Big Ideas: Guns, Gangsters, and the Gayway!

  • Main Lobby, Building One, Treasure Island 1 Avenue of the Palms San Francisco, CA 94130 United States (map)

"Little Island - Big Ideas" is a lecture series presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. If interested, please register for the lecture series.  It's optional, but it will help them plan for enough seating and let you know about additional lectures and last minute changes.

Enjoy a unique visit to Treasure Island’s 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition with award-winning crime fiction author Kelli Stanley, along with her heroine, the ex-escort, former Spanish Civil War nurse, and iconoclastic private eye, Miranda Corbie.

Kelli's best-selling and award-winning series of literary noir novels plunge the reader into a fully-realized past, from the scent of Shalimar in smoky night clubs to the murky world of "flesh shows" on Treasure Island's Gayway. The GGIE and Treasure Island play major roles in both plot and character, and Kelli’s noirish take on the celebrated “Pageant of the Pacific” is not to be missed.

Join her in a discussion of the in-depth research and inspiration behind her stories and preview what's in store for Miranda and the GGIE in the series’ fourth novel, City of Sharks.

Kelli Stanley has received the Macavity and Golden Nugget awards for her Miranda Corbie books, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and was named a literary heir of Dashiell Hammett by his granddaughter in Publisher’s Weekly. She holds a Master’s degree in Classics, lives in San Francisco, and prefers her bourbon neat.