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Special Signing Event: Viet Thanh Nguyen & Minnie Phan present Simone

A special opportunity to purchase the newly release children's picture book  Simone and get it signed by both the author and illustrator! This event will take place at the Books Inc tent in the outdoor fair. about the book: From Pulitzer…
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Legendary Artists on Identity and Remembering: Vulnerability in Creating Across Genres

Ground-breaking Mexican-American musician, artist, and activist Joan Baez joins accomplished writer, professor, and tribal leader Chairman Greg Sarris in a conversation about writing, creating, and legacy. Sarris is co-executive producer of…
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National Book Critics Circle Superstars of Fiction

Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the National Book Critics Circle, this panel presents a beautiful range of voices representing some of the best and most beloved fiction writers of our times. First books by Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn),…
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Are You Ready to be Un-settled? Celebrating Indigenous Horror

A not-to-be-missed conversation between Indigenous horror writers Rebecca Roanhorse and D.H. Trujillo, both of whom are featured in Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology. This groundbreaking book celebrates Indigenous…
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Climate Poetry Across Generations: An Inspirational Reading

June Jordan said poetry saves lives. Can it fortify the movement to save our planet? Come hear poetic visions of hope and resistance from a diverse, intergenerational lineup of dynamic authors, educators, and organizers. Readers include award-winning…
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Behind You Is the Sea: Stories and Visions for a Just Peace in Palestine

Three panelists–Palestinian and Jewish–have written about Palestine from vastly different perspectives and across different genres. Susan Muaddi Darraj’s debut novel, Behind You Is the Sea, gives voice to the diverse residents of a Palestinian…
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Climate Fiction as a Tool for Climate Justice

Climate fiction is a unique way to approach the climate crisis through both real and imagined endings and beginnings. This panel, moderated by author and activist Keya Chatterjee, explores why writers are drawn to climate fiction (Cli-Fi), and…
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First Person Plural: Poets Speaking for Self and Community in Poetry and Memoir

Come hear some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic poets with new collections of poetry and memoir. Panelists include Brontez Purnell, whose Ten Bridges I’ve Burnt is a wrenching, sexy, and exhilaratingly energetic memoir in genre-defying verse;…
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Let Me Count the Ways: Love Stories for Real Readers

Join an engaging discussion on the art of crafting love stories with a diverse panel of acclaimed authors, whether their novels are shelved with literary fiction or romance. Panelists A.H. Kim (Relative Strangers, a contemporary Korean retelling…
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Memoir and Imagination: Where Truth and Creativity Collide

Moderated by Piper Kerman (Orange Is the New Black), four panelists share their process and experience of memoir as the telling of a true story, but also as a work of imagination. Our esteemed panelists, Grace Prasad (The Translator’s Daughter),…