Saul Williams

Author, actor, musician, and performance poet Saul Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall,…
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Edward Wasserman

Edward Wasserman is Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. After a 25-year career as writer, editor, and media executive, he served a decade as the Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics at Washington…

Sheridan Warrick

A lifelong resident of Northern California, Sheridan Warrick is the author of a guide for wine lovers called "The Way To Make Wine: How To Craft Superb Table Wines At Home." Sheridan is part of an active Bay Area winemaking community, with more…
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Meghan Ward

Meghan Ward is the author of "Runway: Confessions of a not-so-supermodel," a thoughtful yet dishy memoir that tells the story of what she learned about the world of high-fashion modeling — and herself — as a model in Paris. Her work has…

Alia Volz

Alia Volz is a daughter of San Francisco. Her writing appears in Tin House, The New York Times, Threepenny Review, Utne Reader, New England Review, ZYZZYVA and other fine lit rags. She recently completed her first novel, an urban cowboy noir…

Antonin Varenne

Antonin Varenne's most recent book is "Loser's Corner," a thriller deeply rooted in the Algerian War. "Bed of Nails," his first title, was awarded the Prix Michel Lebrun and the Grand Prix du Jury Sang d'encre. Varenne was born in 1973 in Paris.…
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Maria van Lieshout

Maria van Lieshout is the author and illustrator of several picture books, including, most recently, the Big Kid Power Books "Bye Bye Binky" and "I Use the Potty." Born and raised in Holland, van Lieshout now lives in San Francisco with her…

Julie Thi Underwood

Born to a refugee mother from Việt Nam and U.S. civilian contractor, Julie Thi Underwood's work reflects competing narratives about the American War in Việt Nam. She has published oral histories, photography, poetry, and essays in numerous…
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Siciliana Trevino

Siciliana is an award-winning filmmaker, AR/VR producer, and 2018-19 YBCA Fellow. She is the creator and designer of Ice Breakers, the multi-player mobile AR game that breaks down communication barriers and encourages positive social interactions,…

Thy Tran

Thy Tran is a culinary writer and instructor who specializes in migration and the reshaping of stories, recipes, and traditions. She has coauthored numerous cookbooks and has written features for national magazines. Thy is also the founder and…