East Bay Events

Journalist Paul Steinberg, MD tackles lust and sex, and ultimately time, death, and the gods with his witty memoir, A Salamander's Tale: My Story of Regeneration--Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer. Having lived longer than virtually anyone else with metastatic prostate cancer, he uses his knowledge as a doctor and experience as a patient to provide a story of endurance and perseverance, weaving a tale of grace, regeneration, and redemption.


ISBN: 9781632205698
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - April 21st, 2015

The Big Yes Society proudly presents publisher and editor Brenda Knight for a discusssion of her latest inspiring work, Be a Good in the World: 365 Days of Good Deeds, Inspired Ideas and Acts of Kindness.

ISBN: 9781632280046
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Published: Viva Editions - April 14th, 2015

Prize-winning essayist Sonya Lea joins Books Inc. Berkeley for a reading and discussion of her powerful memoir, Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir. In exploring her husband's traumatic brain injury and loss of memory, Sonya Lea has written a memoir that is both a powerful look at perseverance in the face of trauma and a surprising exploration into what lies beyond our fragile identities.


ISBN: 9781941040072
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Published: Tin House Books - July 13th, 2015

Renowned designer and master knitter Lee Gant shares her powerful memoir, Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing. Sharing real life stories about the power of knitting, Lee's memoir / story collection gathers memories of her own, along with those of fellow knitters from around the world to illustrate how each stitch and purl can comfort and calm, heal and renew.

ISBN: 9781632280183
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Published: Viva Editions - April 14th, 2015

Local author Alison Hart joins Books Inc. in Alameda for a Launch Party in celebration of her stunning collection of poetry, Temp Words. A meditation on impermanence told from Alison's perspective as an American of mixed-race, Temp Words reflects themes such as death, outrage, temptation, identity, and transcendence.

Join local musician and author Alex Dolan for a Launch Party in celebration of his debut novel The Euthanist. An auspicious work, The Euthanist is a powerful exploration of the right-to-die movement centered around a young woman named Kali, and the mesmerizing cat-and-mouse game she is drawn into when she assists the wrong patient in their complicit death.


ISBN: 9781626815490
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Published: Diversion Publishing - June 2nd, 2015

An Associate Professor of English at the University of Richmond Bert Ashe shares his witty, fascinating, and unprecedented account of black male identity as seen through our culture's perceptions of hair, Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles.

ISBN: 9781932841961
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Published: Agate Bolden - June 9th, 2015

Join us for a delightful event featuring the winners of Stagebridge Senior Theater's 21st Annual Grandparent’s Tales Contest for "My Grandparents' Story." Each winning child will share a story their grandparents have shared with them. A portion of sales from this event will be donated to Stagebridge, America's most acclaimed and innovative senior theatre company.

Former San Francisco Giants catcher, and the holder of two World Championship rings, and two Gold Glove Awards, Bengie Molina shares his inspiring memoir, Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynsasty.

ISBN: 9781451641042
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 12th, 2015

Mark your Calendar! The next Bay Area Storytelling Festival will occur April 24-26, 2015
at the Orinda Community Center