Sessions

In Conversation with Ada Calhoun, author of ALSO A POET (In-person event!)

Please join The Ruby & Bay Area Book Fest's Women Lit to celebrate Ada Calhoun's newest book, ALSO A POET: FRANK O'HARA, MY FATHER, AND ME Alongside Bay Area Book Fest's Women Lit, we're proud to host a visit by Ada Calhoun, author of…

AuthorFest Spring 2022: Nelson DeMille and Janet Evanovich

The Spring 2022 AuthorFest event will feature #1 internationally bestselling authors Nelson DeMille and Janet Evanovich. Both DeMille and Evanovich have created some of the most iconic recurring characters in fiction, keeping them interesting,…

Women Lit and Sausalito Books by the Bay Present: Maximal Happiness, Minimal Clutter: Shira Gill and Minimalista on Organizing Your Home for the Life You Want

Put some spring in your step with Shira Gill, professional designer and author of Minimalista, the "holy grail" for simplifying your living space to better your life. Called “the funniest, wisest, most entertaining writer in the organizing…
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Bay Area Book Festival and Simon & Schuster present: Bob Woodward and Robert Costa on PERIL

Watch full program below! Don't miss these two legendary journalists on what really happened in the final days of the Trump presidency—and how this peril is still with us. Join #1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed…

What Happens When a Woman Tells Her Whole Truth: The Freedom and Fallout of Memoir

Gina Frangello’s new memoir, Blow Your House Down, has been met with wide acclaim, impassioned support, and also the kind of judgments and criticisms that people love to lob at women who write about their authentic, messy lives. Frangello’s…
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Book Launch Event: The Confession of Copeland Cane, with author Keenan Norris in conversation with Dr. Michael Datcher

Live virtual event! “Keenan Norris is simply one of the most talented young writers around.”—Victor LaValle How to describe The Confession of Copeland Cane, the explosive new novel by Oakland-based author Keenan Norris? According…

To Want to Behold This Beautiful World: Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan on The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

“Despair is always rational, but hope is human.” -- Richard Flanagan on his new novel Richard Flanagan is one of our greatest living writers. He’s also a joy to encounter in person: he’s warm, witty, accessible, and wise. We’re…
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See No Stranger: A Radical Vision for Mending our World

This is the book we have been waiting for. It calls us up and calls us into the hard and necessary work to heal our wounds and reimagine the world. —Van Jones The Festival’s opening event, free to all, is a clarion call to heal America…
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Love, Loss, and Meaning in Life: World-Renowned Therapist Irvin Yalom with Joyce Carol Oates

“Mourning is the price we pay for having the courage to love others,” opens the extraordinary memoir by renowned psychiatrist Irvin Yalom (Love’s Executioner) and his late wife, Marilyn Yalom, the esteemed feminist scholar and writer.…
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The Invincible Power of Wattpad Authors

Wattpad Books turns the digital stories its community loves into published books. The result? Stories you can't find anywhere else, by young writers from all over the world. Come listen to these two magnificent young authors as they tell the…