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Peninsula Virtual Bookfest

September 2 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm

PENINSULA VIRTUAL BOOKFEST
2020 SCHEDULE
Welcome Message from San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom and local librarians
September 2, 1pm PT
Burlingame Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring NPR’s Malaka Gharib, Sari-Sari Storybooks’ founder Christina Newhard & NYT bestselling YA author Erin Entrada Kelly. Webinar/FB Live. (Fiction, Middle School/YA)
September 3, 5pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents “Poetry & Home in Diaspora” featuring Kai Coggin, Lee Herrick, Antonio Lopez & Persis Karim. SMCL YouTube (Poetry)
September 7, 5pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Irenosen Okojie, London-based author & winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing, Murzban Shroff, Mumbai-based author & recipient of the John Gilgun Fiction Award, and Ricco Siasoco, San Francisco-based author & National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. Facebook Watch Party. (Fiction)
September 10, 6pm PT
Burlingame Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Thea Matthews with MK Chavez, Natasha Dennerstein & Tongo Eisen-Martin. Webinar/FB Live. (Poetry)
September 16, 6pm PT
Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Veronica Montes with Alan Chazaro, Elsa Valmidiano & Ricco Siasoco. Webinar/FB Live. (Fiction)
September 17, 6pm PT
Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Barbara Jane Reyes with Arlene Biala, Marianne Chan, Janice Lobo Sapigao & Jean Vengua. Webinar/FB Live. (Poetry)
September 20
“The Makers’ Call to Action” featuring Kai Coggin, Samuel Getachew, Tureeda Mikell, Dena Rod and Michael Simms.
September 21, 2:30pm PT
Burlingame Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Ellen Bass, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Danusha Lameris, hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Emerita Lisa Rosenberg. Webinar/FB Live. (Poetry)
September 21, 6pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Johanna Ely, Joel Katz, Phyllis Klein, Ron Riekki, Jacki Rigoni, Kim Shuck, Tanuja Wakefield & July Westhale. Hosted by San Mateo County Inaugural Poet Laureate Caroline Goodwin. SMCL YouTube Channel. (Poetry)
https://www.facebook.com/events/311565253246052/
September 22, 6pm PT
Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Janet Stickmon with Michelle Bautista, Herna Cruz-Louie & Melinda Luisa de Jesus. Webinar/FB Live. (Nonfiction)
September 24, 6pm PT
Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Maw Shein Win with Jennifer Hasegawa, Jenny Qi & Audrey T. Williams. Webinar/FB Live. (Poetry)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2312434539051532/
September 30, 6pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Carole Bumpus, Joan Gelfand, Audrey Kalman & Geri Spieler, with California Writers Club Immediate Past President Lisa Meltzer Penn. SMCL Youtube Channel. (Fiction/Nonfiction)
https://www.facebook.com/events/3266256730087640/
October 3, 1pm PT
South San Francisco Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring children’s book authors Christina Newhard, Gayle Romasanta & Justine Villanueva, and illustrator Lynnor Bontigao. Webinar/FB Live. (Fiction/Nonfiction)
https://www.facebook.com/events/3407003262725443/
October 5, 5pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Cody Tolmasoff. SMCL YouTube Channel. (Middle School/YA Fiction)
October 13, 3pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest with devorah major, Jason Bayani & James Cagney. SMCL Youtube Channel. (Poetry)
https://www.facebook.com/events/719854585237673/
October 23 (time TBA)
South San Francisco Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring July Westhale, author of “Occasionally Accurate Science” and Nomadic Press’ J.K. Fowler.
October 26, 5pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Francesca Bell, Barbara Berman, Joe Cottonwood, Peter N. Carroll, Ken Haas, Kathleen McClung, Connie Post, & Lee Rossi. Hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Emerita Lisa Rosenberg. Facebook Watch Party/SMCL Youtube Channel. (Poetry)
https://www.facebook.com/events/4134399856630670/
October 29 (details TBA)

Details

Start:
September 2 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto
Email:
acassine@gmail.com
Website:
aileencassinetto.com