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VIRTUAL: Babylon Salon presents Roberto Lovato, Matt Bell, Elizabeth Geoghegan & Paulo K Tiról

March 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

Booksmith and The Bindery are thrilled to partner with Babylon Salon for their Spring event, featuring readings by Roberto LovatoMatt BellElizabeth Geoghegan & Paulo K Tiról!

Please note: this is a free, virtual event. Zoom information will soon be announced here.

About the authors

Roberto Lovato is the author of Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs and Revolution in the Americas (Harper Collins), a  New York Times “Editor’s Choice” that the paper’s Book Review hailed as a “powerful” nonfiction book and a “groundbreaking memoir.”  Newsweek listed Lovato’s memoir as a “must read” 2020 book and the Los Angeles Times listed it as one of its 20 Best Books of 2020. Lovato is also an educator, journalist and writer based at The Writers Grotto in San Francisco, California. As a Co-Founder of #DignidadLiteraria, he helped build a movement advocating for equity and literary justice for the more than 60 million Latinx persons left off of bookshelves in the United States and out of the national dialogue. A recipient of a reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center, Lovato has reported on numerous issues—violence, terrorism, the drug war and the refugee crisis—from Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, France and the United States, among other countries. Order Unforgetting by Roberto Lovato.

Matt Bell’s next novel, Appleseed, is forthcoming from Custom House in July 2021. His craft book Refuse to Be Done, a guide to novel writing, rewriting, and revision, will follow in early 2022 from Soho Press. He is also the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, a non-fiction book about the classic video game Baldur’s Gate II, and several other titles. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, American Short Fiction, and many other publications. A native of Michigan, he teaches creative writing at Arizona State University. His novel In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods was a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award and an Indies Choice Adult Book of the Year Honor Recipient, and was selected as the winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award, among other honors. Both In the House and Scrapper were selected by the Library of Michigan as Michigan Notable Books. Order books by Matt Bell.

Elizabeth Geoghegan was born in New York, grew up in the Midwest, and lives in Rome. She is the author of two short story collections eightball and Natural Disasters, and the bestselling memoir The Marco Chronicles. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Best Travel Writing, TIME, El Pais, Words Without Borders, BOMB, and elsewhere. Order books by Elizabeth Geoghegan.

Paulo K Tiról is a composer, lyricist and bookwriter of musical theatre from Manila, Philippines. He was in the 2019-’20 class of Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellows, and an artist-in-residence at Access Theater with director Noam Shapiro. His projects include music and lyrics for On This Side of the World (NAMT Festival 2020, Prospect Theater Co.’s IGNITE series, workshop production at Access Theater, all dir. Noam Shapiro); book, music and lyrics for Called (DGF Fellows showcase, dir. May Adrales); and orchestrations for Ma-Yi Theater Co.’s Felix Starro. His work has been presented at Joe’s Pub, Barrington Stage, Prospect Theater Co.’s Musical Theater Lab, and more. Alongside his work in musical theatre, Paulo is also a composer of liturgical music, with work published by Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), and church music director working in New York City and Jersey City. Training: Ateneo de Manila University, Berklee College of Music, NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (full tuition scholarship), BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. He lives in Jersey City, NJ with his husband Jeremy. More at www.paulophonic.com.


Please note: this is a free, virtual event. Zoom information will soon be announced here.


March 13, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
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