Sessions

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Noir at the Bar

We present the best way to celebrate the Bay Area's love of noir: Join us to toast local and international mystery writers who have mastered the form. Make Dashiell Hammett proud by ordering a dirty martini (or some other hard-boiled cocktail)…
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Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann Present Bulldozer Helps Out

A very little bulldozer learns that taking care of kittens is a very big job in this darling follow-up to 'Bulldozer’s Big Day' from award-winning author Candace Fleming ('Go to Sleep in Your Own Bed', 'Muncha Muncha Muncha') and Caldecott…
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Who is American Poetry? Four Poets on Citizenship and Engagement in Turbulent Times

The landscape of contemporary poetry has never been so multitudinous, and the question of who gets to be called American has become suddenly urgent. Four poets discuss their work and what it means to be writing in America—as immigrants, as…
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Innosanto Nagara Presents My Night at the Planetarium

Author and illustrator Inno, the force behind 'A is for Activist' and 'Counting on Community,' now board book staples at home and in schools, brings us a true story from his childhood in Indonesia. It is a child's view of a particular place…
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Gianna Marino Presents Splotch

Splotch, a pet fish, was meant to be in his bowl when his boy got home from school—Splotch, a pet fish, was meant to be in his bowl when his boy got home from school—but he isn't there! There's only one conclusion: he must have run away.…
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Tor Books presents Science Fiction and the Resistance!

Join Charlie Jane Anders, Cory Doctorow, Annalee Newitz and John Scalzi as they kick ass, take names and decide who goes down first, and hardest, in an epic discussion about new directions in science fiction and fantasy.
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Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Most of us have some type of savings or retirement plan, but generally that’s where our knowledge ends. We don’t know how that money is invested, or whether it is helping or hindering big social and environmental problems such as income…
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Radically Brief: Super-Short Writing from Terrific Bay Area Writers

LitCamp has challenged some of the Bay Area’s most talented authors to write (no more than) two minutes' worth on any radically controversial/hilarious/sexy/dramatic topic just for the festival—which they’ll read in this fast-paced (and…