This is Now: Kelly McGonigal

Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park , CA

What if the key to feeling vividly alive and energetic in your body is closer than you think? No matter what your past experience with...

$15 – $45

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, and Their Sons, Ellison and Hien

Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park , CA

Do your children doodle and write stories? Join us in a celebration of artistic family collaboration, and a tale of chickens and pirates with Pulitzer...

$5 – $24

Poets @ Play

topic: tba Edwin Markham House in History Park 635 Phelan Avenue, San José, CA 95112 Admission FREE Free parking in the Staff/Volunteer lot on Phelan...

Free

Daniel Levitin, Successful Aging

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz , CA

Neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin (This Is Your Brain on Music) will join us to discuss his important new book, Successful Aging. Author of the...

Free

Roz Chast & Patricia Marx on Love

Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park , CA

After last April's sold-out show, Roz Chast and Patricia Marx return to Kepler's for You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a...

$15 – $35

Peggy Orenstein, Boys & Sex

This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updated information, or sign up for our events emails. This free event will take place at...

Free

Carmen Maria Machado with Clara Sherley-Appel

Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park , CA

National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Shirley Jackson award, author of the bestselling Her Body and Other Parties , Carmen Maria Machado’s writing...

$30

Tommy Orange Reading & Conversation with Nick Taylor

Hammer Theater Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose, CA

The Center for Literary Arts is pleased to present Tommy Orange, author of There There on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Hammer Theatre's Black...

Free

Steven Levy, Facebook: The Inside Story at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz , CA

He has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years. And now renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history...

Free

Launch Reading for “Dear—”

United Japanese Christian Church 136 N Villa Ave., Clovis, CA

A community reading of letters commemorating "Day of Remembrance" and launching "Dear—" a new book project and online letter archive compiled by Brynn Saito with...

Free

Anna-Marie McLemore and Elana K Arnold

Two much loved authors. Two fabulous critically-acclaimed new books. One exceptional afternoon. The Red Tour is coming to Kepler’s! Meet Anna-Marie McLemore and Elana K....

Free

Niloufar Talebi: Self-Portrait In Bloom

Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park , CA

Niloufar Talebi visits to share from her new hybrid and poetic memoir, Self-Portrait In Bloom, the literary accompaniment to her recent opera, both inspired by...

$5 – $25

Well-RED: Tshaka Campbell & James Cagney

Reading Series Tuesday, February 11, 7:00pm features: Tshaka Campbell and James Cagney open mic follows Poetry cat Works/San José 365 South Market Street in downtown...

$3

Evelyn Skye: Cloak of Night w/ Stacey Lee

You know Evelyn Skye from the wonderful New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, The Crown’s Fate, and Circle of Shadows. The wait for her...

Free

Craig Vachon, The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz , CA

ookshop welcomes Craig Vachon for a reading and signing of The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley, his entertaining tale of a befuddled but highly capable venture capitalist who...

Free

Sisters in Crime

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church 728 Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale

We are excited to have our Legal Advocacy Fundraiser, Sisters in Crime. Featured this year will be four local authors: The moderator Heather Haven has...

$15

JoAnne Silver Jones, Headstrong at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz , CA

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes JoAnne Silver Jones for a discussion and signing of her new book, Headstrong. After a sudden assault by a stranger left Jones with severe traumatic...

Free

FREE OFFSITE EVENT: Amitav Ghosh, “Unmuting the Brutes”

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz , CA

The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz and the Center for Creative Ecologies present Beyond the End of the World Lecture Series, featuring Amitav Ghosh: “Unmuting...

Free

Jamel Brinkley

SJSU MLK Library 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA

The Center for Literary Arts is excited to welcome author of A Lucky Man and finalist for the National Book Award, Jamel Brinkley in conversation with SJSU’s...

Free

Well-RED

features: Barbara Jane Reyes & Oscar Bermeo open mic follows   doors open 6:30pm $3 donation at the door Works is on the Market Street...

$3

Poets @ Play

Admission FREE Free parking in the Staff/Volunteer lot on Phelan Avenue. Please enter History Park from the Phelan Avenue side Questions? Call 408-368-0353 RSVP recommended...

Free

Zach Norris, We Keep Us Safe at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz , CA

ookshop Santa Cruz and the NAACP of Santa Cruz County welcome Zach Norris, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, for a discussion and signing...

Free

Naomi Shihab Nye

Student Union Theater, San Jose State University 1 Washington Square, San Jose , CA

On Thursday, March 26, 2020 the Center for Literary Arts will present poet Naomi Shihab Nye at the Student Union Theatre at 7PM. The reading...

$5 – $10