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Challenged, Censored, Banned
September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Featured readers: Judy Wells, Dale Jensen, Fred Dodsworth, Missy Church. Open Mic Night follows the featured readers. Sign-up now for Ist Annual Open Mic Award’s Contest. Book & Broadside Giveaway. Free, 7-9 pm. The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland.
- Pandemonium Press Reading Series
- Chia-Chia LinSF/Bay Area writer Chia-Chia Lin--a graduate Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop--reads from her debut novel, "The Unpassing," in which a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggles to build a life on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. When their daughter dies of meningitis, family members deal with the loss differently, and distance grows between them […]
- Lambda Literary Awards Finalists ReadingFinalists for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards, which identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year, read from their work. Authors include Nona Caspers ("The Fifth Woman"), Isaac R. Fellman ("The Breath of the Sun"), Bud Gundy ("Somewhere Over Lorain Road"), Sara Mithra ("If the Color is Fugitive"), […]
- Pablo dOrsSpanish priest and Zen disciple Pablo d'Ors, author of more than half a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, reads from his first English translation, "Biography of Silence." The book chronicles d'Or's experience as a Catholic priest whose life is changed by Zen meditation, and embodies, with rare honesty and clarity of language, the great […]
- Angela Davis with Marcus Shelby QuintetFamed activist and educator Angela Davis, author of many books ("Women, Culture & Politics" and "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement") joins Marcus Shelby's all-star quintet for an evening of spoken word and music illuminating the legacies of "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday.
- Crossing BordersEditors of the new Voice of Witness boo, "Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America" Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman join Lauren Markham to discuss the collection of oral histories, told in the words of 15 young refugees: why they left home, what happened, how they crossed the borders and what it's […]
- Aysegül SavasAysegül Savas, who grew up in Turkey and Denmark, received an MFA from the University of San Francisco. She now lives in Paris and teaches at the Sorbonne. Here, she reads from her debut novel, “Walking on the Ceiling,” about the love affair between a young Turkish woman coming to terms with her past and […]
- Rachel KushnerThe bestselling author of "The Flamethrowers" and "Telex from Cuba," both finalists for the National Book Award, visits The Bindery for an intimate reading from her latest novel, "The Mars Room," a finalist for both the Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle. The book follows Romy Hall as she begins consecutive life sentences […]
- Bay Area Book FestivalThe Bay Area Book Festival returns for its 5th year, with two full days of free, and affordable, programming for all ages. It features writers from Anand Giridharadas, Robert Reich and Shane Bauer to Morgan Parker, Ann Beattie, Jose Antonio Vargas and Carmen Maria Machado, and panels that range in topic from race and immigration […]
- Launch for Jason Bayanis LocusJason Bayani--Artistic Director of Kearny Street Workshop and author of the poetry collection "Amulet"--launches his second book, "Locus," which explores the experience of identity that haunts Pilipinx-Americans since the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act. With Mae Summer and Javi Semejo.
- Miriam Toews with Lydia KieslingThe Canadian author of six previous bestselling novels--including "A Complicated Kindness" and "All My Puny Sorrows"--Miriam Toews visits Green Apple to read from her latest, "Women Talking." The novel is about a group of Mennonite women who learn they aren't being punished in the night by demons for their sins, but drugged and raped by […]