Monday, August 10, 2009 || 5:30pm || Reading: Wipe Outs Book Passage – Ferry Plaza Ferry Plaza, San Francisco On the second Monday of every month Left Coast Writers read from their favorite work. Colette Obrien hosts. This month: Wipe Outs Special Guests: Paul McHugh Paul McHugh has been one of California’s leading outdoor writers for three decades. For 22 years, he was outdoor feature writer and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle. During that time, he covered the dramatic big-wave surf break called Maverick’s at Half Moon Bay in features, interviews and reports on the annual contest there. After taking a buy-out from the Chronicle in ’07, he continued providing Maverick’s stories and coverage to the New York Times. He has put all he knows about big-wave adventures in the piece he will read Monday night at the Ferry Building, a short piece of new journalism called, “Mav’s”. McHugh is the author of a novel, “The Search for Goodbye-to-Rains,” editor and writer of a non-fiction book, “Wild Places,” and has a new novel coming out soon, a mystery based in San Francisco called, “Deadlines.” Also: Well known journalist and past contributor to the Washington Post, Joanna Biggar. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up to read.