I first met Jhumpa in 2008 when I interviewed her in a public event at the San Jose Museum of Art. We quickly found that we shared an ongoing love (and erstwhile scholarly pursuit) of Renaissance English drama. She pursued it big-time, as a graduate student, I merely as a college undergraduate. But we bonded over Jacobean masques; and so it was that I have now interviewed her over the past few years in numerous locales (the black-and-white photo is in Santa Fe), and I will happily sit down with her again on October 11 in San Francisco’s refurbished Nourse Auditorium for City Arts & Lectures. The event benefits the education programs at 826 Valencia. I am looking forward to our continuing conversation, which we get to conduct with a bunch of other people listening in. Maybe you’ll join us?