48. Radical Hope: Staying Sane, Awake, and Engaged in Dangerous Times

Saturday, June 3 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Literary

Jeff Chang, Aya de Leon, Parnaz Foroutan, Karen Joy Fowler, Katie Kitamura, Cherrie Moraga, Achy Obejas, Meredith Russo, and Kate Schatz, moderated by Carolina De Robertis

This special Saturday night event brings together ten acclaimed authors to explore the concept of “radical hope,” a guiding principle of the Bay Area Book Festival this year and the title of a new anthology conceived by Oakland writer Carolina de Robertis shortly after the latest Presidential election. She asked award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists to create letters—love letters—in response to our times and in the tradition of James Baldwin’s famous missive to his nephew published in ‘The Fire Next Time.’ They are written to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged. Provocative and inspiring, ‘Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times’ will help you find courage, love, and hope, regardless of your political persuasion, in this time of uncertainty, fear, and polarization. Don’t miss this festival highlight! (Note, Priority Admission tickets are priced at $10. Though holders of General Admission Wristbands can access the event if seats are available at show time, we expect this event to sell out. So get your tickets now!)

Alta Stage at Freight & Salvage

Book signing information: Freight & Salvage Lobby