« Tuesday April 15, 2014 »
Start: 6:00 pm
Looking for feedback on your kid's book manuscript? Bring your work-in-progress to Writeous Writing Group, a hands-on critique group moderated by professional children's book editor Summer Dawn Laurie. You will be amazed at how much you learn yourself by critiquing another writer's work. Pre-register and learn more at
Start: 7:00 pm
The Peninsula Parlour presents award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter Susan Minot discussing her brilliant and ambitious new novel, Thirty Girls. Set in war-torn Africa, Minot interweaves the stories of kidnapped Ugandan teenager Esther and American journalist Jane, giving us razor-sharp portraits of two extraordinary young women confronting displacement, heartbreak, and the struggle to wrest meaning from events that test them both in unimaginable ways. Susan will be in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. 15% of all sales made during this event will be donated to Abilities United.
Start: 7:00 pm
The FOREIGN INTRIGUE BOOK CLUB will discuss Havana Red by Leonardo Padura.
Start: 7:00 pm
Books Inc. and the Alameda Free Library are honored to welcome National Book Award Finalist, and New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Laini Taylor sharing the thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Dreams of Gods & Monsters. From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
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