Books Inc. Opera Plaza proudly presents a panel reading with Brian Christian, Andrew Sean Greer, Robert Arellano and moderator Shawn Wen in celebration of The Brown Reader: 50 Wrtiers Remember College Hill.
City Arts & Lectures presents Alzheimer's: Moving Towards A Cure with Paula Wolfert, an advocate for Alzheimer’s research, model for those living with the disease, and author of The Food of Morocco, Dr. Lennart Mucke, and Geoffrey A. Kerchner, MD, PhD.
The founder of RADAR Productions with regular columns appearing in xoJane and The Bold Italic, Lambda Award-winning author Michelle Tea discusses her memoir How to Grow Up. With an "A+" from Entertainment Weekly and called “Raucous … [and] unapologetically raw” by The New York Times, How to Grow Up proves that the road less traveled may be a difficult one, but if you embrace life’s uncertainty and dust yourself off after every screw up, slowly but surely you just might make it to adulthood.
A two time Pushcart Prize-winner with stories appearing in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Granta, and The Iowa Review, Karen E. Bender shares Refund: Stories. Set in contemporary America, these stories herald a work of singular literary merit by an important writer at the height of her power.
Looking for feedback on your kid’s book manuscript? Bring your work-in-progress to this hands-on critique group moderated by a professional children’s book editor with nearly 20 years of experience. You will be amazed at how much you learn yourself by critiquing another writer’s work. Pre-register and learn more at http://www.booksinc.net/childrens_book_writing_group
Summer Dawn Laurie set her sights on the world of children’s book publishing in 1997 and has never looked back. She started down this path at Chronicle Books for Children, working in both the marketing and editorial departments. In 2000 she crossed the bay to join Tricycle Press, the children's imprint of Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California. As Senior Editor, Summer worked on over 50 published books across varied genres—picturebooks, board books, novels, activity books, fiction and non-fiction for young people up to age 12. After seven years she took yet another fork in the road and is now an independent editor, working to strengthen each word her clients write and helping guide them through the often labyrinthine route to publication. Summer is also a children’s specialist at independent bookseller Books Inc. where she has started the Wild Girls Mother-Daughter Book Club for girls aged 9-12 years old and their moms. And just for fun, Summer produces the children’s and teen programming for the annual Litquake literary festival and sits on the board of the NCIBA where she chairs the Northern California Children's Booksellers' Alliance.
Local author Daniel Kunstler discusses Passaic: The True Story of One Man's Journey Through American Immigration, Detention and Deportation. A compelling look at one human rights failure, Passaic also sheds light on the darker side of our national ambivalence toward immigrants illustrating a pattern of social control cloaked in the rule of law.