Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
When Cassandra Dallett moved to San Francisco in the mid-1980s, she hit the ground running ...
Welcome to Season 3 of Storied: San Francisco! It's good to be back at it, capturing the spirit of the people still here making this city one hell of a special place. Cassandra is the perfect person to get us started.
In Part 1, Cassandra talks about her early life in New England and what drew here to San Francisco as a teenager. She takes us through adventures in a flat at Haight and Fillmore that sounds like something right out of Tales of the City. She started going to shows all over town, but the Mab in North Beach had the strongest attraction for her and her young punk rocker friends.
Today, Cassandra lives in Oakland and is an award-nominated poet with her own podcast and book club. She'll be reading her poetry live tonight at our Season 3 kickoff event--Love Letters to the City.
In Part 2, Cassandra tells the story of enrolling in school and making some unlikely friends, a few relationships she had back in the late-'80s, and some friends from back east she bumped into here in San Francisco. She closes the show out talking about her journey as a writer.
We recorded this podcast at Cassandra's home in Oakland in December 2019.