True Stories: Northern CaliforniaSaturday, May 6 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brower Center - Goldman Theater
Northern California is home to countless compelling stories—in this session, authors of nonfiction books each get twelve minutes to share one with you. The first one tells a tale as old as time, or maybe even older—in Deep Oakland, geologist Andrew Alden drills down into Oakland’s fascinating geology, uncovering how fault lines and shifting soils have affected the city’s geography and vegetation, its history of human habitation, and its ongoing urban development. In Burnt, veteran firefighter Clare Frank, one of the highest-ranking women in Cal Fire history, brings readers into a world of dark humor and deadly heat, with harrowing stories that reveal both nature’s power and human bravery. Our emcee for this showcase of true stories told well is John King, urban design critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of a forthcoming book on the landmark Ferry Building.
Book signing information: Bookshop West Portal, at the venue