SF/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 […]
Finalists 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"), […]
Spanish 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 […]
Famed 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.
Editors 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 […]