Travel to the far future with local authors Annika Stenstedt author of Fireflight, a haunting and mysterious novel which follows Clover's journey to recover her past through a series of dreams; and Ellery A.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ presents award-winning author Justine Larbalestier for a discussion of her chilling new novel Razorhurst. Set in Australia's deadly Razorhurst neighborhood in 1932, Justine's latest re-imagines the notorious history of a mob-controlled Sydney--with a paranormal twist that is sure to leave readers mesmerized long after putting the book down.
Alameda Island Poets & Writers celebrates Women's History Month with Morse Poetry Prize-winner Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, and co-director of the annual Berkeley Poetry Festival Sharon Coleman. This event will be moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz and open mic will follow Lisa and Sharon's readings.
Alameda Island Poets & Writers proudly presents award-winning writer, editor, journalist, activist, and current appointee of Alameda's Poet Laureate honorary position, Julia Park Tracey. This event will be moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz and open mic will follow Julia's reading.
In honor of African American History Month, Books Inc. Alameda brings together the rich literary culture of the Bay Area with a tribute to Isabel Wilkerson's masterwork The Warmth of Other Suns with an author reception entitled The Warmth of African American Authors: A Literary Migration of Soul, Song, and Story.
Critically acclaimed author of Hold It 'Til It Hurts and PEN/Faulkner-finalist T. Geronimo Johnson discusses Welcome to Braggsville. Following four UC Berkeley students through their staging of a dramatic performance during a Civil War reenactment, Johnson's latest is a fierce, funny, tragic work with tremendous social insight and a unique, generous heart.
With writing appearing in numerous publications and websites including Popular Science, Discover magazine, and ScientificAmerican.com, science writer and editor Mara Grunbaum shares her hilarious and brilliant celebration of the best or, really, the worst of Evolution's blunders WTF, Evolution?!: A Theory of Unintelligible Design.
In honor of African American History Month Alameda presents an evening with two local authors whose books are a wonderful reminder to us all that we share one world. Aliona Gibson will share her dazzling picture book--which was inspired by a trip to Jamaica with her young son, Justice--Justice Pon di Road; and Lloyd G.