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    826 Valencia

    Enjoy pirate mask making and fun writing activities hosted by a nonprofit that supports under-resourced students & helps teachers inspire students to write

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    Adair McPherson

    “Roadkill abc” ─ objet trouve that met premature demise

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    Adam Plantinga

    SFPD Sgt. and author ─ “400 Things Cops Know and Police Craft”

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    African Library Project

    Coordinator of book drives in the United States that partners with African schools and villages to start small libraries

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    Alibris

    Premier media marketplace connecting you to over 150 million books, movies, and albums from thousands of independent sellers worldwide ─ Festival Sponsor

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    All World Gayatri Pariwar, Bay Area

    Branch of Gayatri Pariwar: a pursuit for understanding scientific spirituality

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    Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery

    Independent bookstore, gallery and event space

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    Alliant International University

    Information about Alliant; publications by alumni

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    Alphabet Rockers

    Social justice-themed community building and crafts with the Grammy nominated hip hop artists ─ create your own bookmark, button making and more

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    American Nature Tale

    Inspirational picture books and educational toys for ages 3 to 10

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    Andy Furillo

    Reporter turned author ─ crime/political fiction

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    Anniqua Rana

    “Wild Boar in the Canefield”

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    Bay Area Garden Railway Society Roving Railroad

    Relive Gertrude Chandler Warner’s classic “The Boxcar Children” with this elaborate, interactive garden railway scene

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    Bay Area Horror Writer’s Association

    Worldwide organization of writers, filmmakers, & publishers promoting dark literature

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    Bay Area Public Libraries ─ Berkeley Public Library

    Fun, interactive educational activities for children

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    Beneficial State Bank

    Building prosperity in communities through beneficial banking services ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Berkeley Patients Group

    Nation’s longest-running dispensary, serving quality cannabis since 1999 ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Berkeley Police Department-Recruitment

    Building positive relationships in a diverse community

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    Berrett-Koehler Publishers

    Oakland-based publisher committed to making the world a better place for all

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    Betty Thomas Patterson

    “What’s College About Anyway?” – picture book introducing college to young children

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    Bevan Atkinson

    “‘The Tarot Mysteries” series

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    Bharat Babies

    Indie publisher that celebrates India through children’s lit

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    Bishop & Fuller

    Authors of “Galahad’s Fool” ─ collaborating playwrights, novelists & actors for nearly 60 years; recipients of NEA writing fellowship

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    Bookforum Magazine

    Covering the best in fiction, nonfiction, and the arts ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Booklandia

    Bridging the gap in Spanish and bilingual literacy for young readers

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    Books Inc. in Berkeley

    The oldest independent bookseller in the West

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    Britta Stromeyer Esmail

    “Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday”

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    California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)

    For 50 years, CIIS has led the way in innovative, transformative education ─ Festival Sponsor

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    California Writers Club

    Nonprofit dedicated to education for all in the craft of writing and publishing

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    Carlo Ocaya

    “Mystical Tale” Series

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    Catapult / Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press

    Independent publisher of three critically acclaimed literary imprints

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    Center for the Art of Translation/Two Lines Press

    Publishing the best world literature in English translation. Visit our Poetry Inside Out booth to translate poems from all over the world. ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Chabot Space & Science Center

    Enjoy enriching activities with the Oakland institution whose mission is to inspire and educate learners of all ages

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    Christian A. Espinoza

    “The Other Side” ─ picture book, Spanish & English

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    Chronicle Books

    Independent San Francisco publisher of distinctive books & gifts ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Claudia Schwalm

    Author/photographer ─ “Being Bilingual is Fun!”, “Folk Art of Mexico”

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    Cleverhands

    Beautifully crafted journal bandoliers, bookbinding kits, hand-bound books and notebooks

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    Cody Schlegel

    “Junction”

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    D. Williams

    “The Killing of Mr. Floyd”, “There Are Times When”, “Hear How It Goes”

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    Dalila Caryn

    “The Forgotten Sister”, “Future Queen”, and YA fantasy “Dust House and the West Wind”

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    Dan Hanel

    “In the Shadow of Diablo” historical mystery series

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    David Heintz

    “A Backlash Reckoning: How Many Crises Can A Green New Deal Solve?”

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    David Hoobler

    Author/illustrator/publisher of “Zonk the Dreaming Tortoise” picture books

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    Dean Stuart

    Illustrator / author “Finders Keepers” ─ picture books, comics, and surreal stories

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    Deborah Nelson

    “The Last Portrait: A Psalm for Monique” ─ memoir honoring my daughter, lost to gun violence

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    Dreama Tipton

    “Appalachian Huntress” (A Huntress Novel)

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    East Bay Booksellers

    Formerly DIESEL, A Bookstore! We’re mostly the same–because we’re different

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    Eastwind Books of Berkeley

    Local, independent book store specializing in Asian American, ethnic studies literature, and history

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    Eytan Uliel

    Australian traveler and author – “Man Mission”

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    Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

    Supporting community programming at the Berkeley Public Library

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    Green Apple Books & Music

    San Francisco’s famously independent bookstore

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    Greg Shappell

    “Rebel Pets” ─ lost pet flyers & their true followup stories

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    Guba Publishing

    Bilingual Bengali-English children’s picture book publisher

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    HANDS-ON! Berkeley

    Berkeley’s first kids STEAM lab ─ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

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    Hannah Hunley

    Novelist and playwright ─ children’s & YA fantasy – “Many Worlds” series, “Pocket Dragons”, “Infinity”, “Infinity 2”

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    Haymarket Books

    Independent, radical publisher of social justice books ─ books for changing the world

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    Heather Jacks

    “Sister Stories: in their own words” ─ coffee table book about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

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    Heyday

    Independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution

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    Hope Silver/Julia Kosivchuk

    Writer & illustrator duo; coloring for kids

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    I Love to Read in Spanish, LLC

    Local book seller of high quality Spanish-language children’s books

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    ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America)

    Distributing free materials about Islam

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    ISKCON-Int’l Society for Krishna Consciousness

    Spiritual books on yoga, meditation, and the science of self-realization

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    J.P. Carol

    “The Sixth Event” mystery; “All Hallows’ Eve” ─ YA fantasy series; children’s picture book

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    James A. Jacobs

    “Daniel Mendoza” series; coming-of-age/historical thrillers

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    Jeffrey Staley

    “Gum Moon: A Novel of San Francisco Chinatown”

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    Joella Williams

    “Clef Notes” ─ children’s book series teaching how to read music

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    Jon James Miller

    “Looking For Garbo” ─ mystery/romance novel

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    Jud Widing

    Novels and short stories

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    K.M. Harrell

    “Nyira and the Invisible Boy” YA fantasy

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    KALW

    KALW 91.7 FM – NPR affiliate presenting news, public affairs, music and arts ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Kelly Franco

    “A Tail of Two Friends”, “Oh, the Pawsibilities” ─ picture books

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    Kid Beowulf Comics

    “Kid Beowulf” ─ middle-grade action-adventure graphic novel series

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    Kikoko

    Makers of organic cannabis-infused herbal teas & discrete artisanal edibles ─ Festival Sponsor

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    KPFA

    First community supported radio station in the U.S. Established in 1941 ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Left Margin LIT

    Creative writing center in Berkeley; workshops in poetry, fiction, and memoir

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    Lionel’s Place

    Quirky book and handmade goods spreading the message that weird is wonderful!

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    Make America Grape Again

    Story of how one misguided orange almost ruined the whole fruit salad

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    Marc Johnson

    “The Passage of Hellsfire” series

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    Marissa Kennerson

    “Tarot” ─ YA novel

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    Mary Elizabeth Smith

    “The Candy Rat” ─ Halloween picture book

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    Megan A. Clancy

    “The Burden of a Daughter”

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    MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco

    Fiction, nonfiction and poetry taught by acclaimed faculty in San Francisco’s diverse literary scene ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Michelle Travis

    “My Mom Has Two Jobs” ─ children’s picture book

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    Mills College MFA/Creative Writing and Book Art

    Graduate programs in creative writing, literature, and book art ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Moe’s Books

    Legendary destination for book lovers since 1959

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    Mythic Picnic

    Literary venture supporting small, independent publishers, presses & magazines

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    N. J. Hanson

    Four titles including “The Kingdom of Dadria: A Lamb Amongst Wolves”

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    National Writers Union

    Northern California Chapter labor union for freelance writers, all genres, all media

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    Norma Rusbar

    Editor, “Bailing Out the Company Canoe: Become a Better Boss” by R. H. Franck

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    North Atlantic Books

    Berkeley-based nonprofit publisher committed to bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit, and nature

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    North Berkeley Investment Partners

    Comprehensive financial planning and investment management services ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Object: Found

    Glass pendants with upcycled discarded book illustrations made into wearable works of art

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    Olive Seed Foundation

    Inspiring the next generation to be critical thinkers and ethical gamechangers

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    Parallax Press

    Nonprofit publisher creating books on mindfulness in daily life

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    Patients Care Collective, Berkeley

    Longest continually operating cannabis dispensary on the planet. Founded in 2001 ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Patricia Bossano

    “Las Hijas de la Novia”, “Seven Ghostly Spins: a brush with the supernatural”, “Faerie Legacy” series

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    Pegasus Books

    Celebrating 50 years of independent bookselling in Berkeley & Oakland

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    Pete Frittmann

    “Wake up! The arrival of the last messenger”, “Socialism or Extinction, The choice is ours in an AI dominated future”

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    Peter C. Bradbury

    Six thrillers set in the Bay Area including classic murder mystery “Stonebridge Manor”

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    PM Press

    Independent, radical publisher of books and media to educate and inspire!

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    Poetry Flash

    Review & literary calendar for CA; presenter of the 38th annual Northern California Book Awards and Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

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    Point Reyes Books

    Local, independent book store adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore

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    Prisoner’s Literature Project

    Local nonprofit that sends books to prisoners

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    Raes of Sun/Rae Trujillo – Artist

    Maker of bookish things ─ artists’ books, luxury bookmarks, purses, journals

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    RE/Search and Search & Destroy

    Hand-made zines and books

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    Recover Your Thoughts

    Journals made from discarded library books

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    Renee Perez

    “Camp Strange” ─ burp-filled middle grade novel

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    Reno Ursal

    “Enlightenment” ─ YA novel

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    Rhea Iris Rivers

    “Our Forgotten Allies” ─ guidebook on renewal and healing

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    Robin Lowey

    “Game Changers: Lesbians You Should Know About” ─ graphic novel

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    Russ Towne

    Children’s picture books, fiction & non-fiction for grownups

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    Saint Mary’s College MFA in Creative Writing

    Two-year creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry program in Moraga, CA

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    San Francisco Chronicle

    World-class journalism, San Francisco style ─ Festival Sponsor

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    San Francisco State University

    Creative Writing Programs: BA, MA, and MFA ─ Festival Sponsor

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    San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes

    Nonprofit offering conferences and classes for writers

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    She Writes Press

    Independent hybrid publisher of books for and by women

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    Shut Up & Write!

    Writing community with weekly events all over the Bay Area

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    Small Press Distribution

    Literary arts organization; the only nonprofit literary distributor in the U.S.

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    Stanford University Press

    Publisher of ideas that matter; books that endure

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    Stefani Bulsara

    “Radio Ga Ga: A Mixtape for the End of Humanity” ─ lyrical, farcical dystopian novel

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    Susan Burrowes

    “Off the Rails: One Family’s Journey through Teen Addiction” ─ a mother & daughter story of hope

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    Tamesha Edwards

    “Caustic”

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    The Contender

    Makers of the Contender makes social games based on storytelling and rhetoric

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    Transit Books

    Nonprofit publisher of international and American literature; based in Oakland

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    University of Nevada Press

    Publisher of books celebrating the history and culture of the American West

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    Vanya Erickson

    “Boot Language: A Memoir”

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    Vincent M. Wales

    Speculative fiction author & creator of Dynamistress

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    Wunderbar Together Pavilion

    Pavilion of German-American Friendship with an engaging program featuring contemporary German literature, language and culture ─ Festival Sponsor

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    Zenora Knight

    “The Curse of the Bailey Women”

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    ZYZZYVA

    A San Francisco Journal of Arts & Letters