East Bay Events

D. FOY & CHRISTIAN KIEFER at Books Inc. Alameda

With work published or forthcoming in Bomb, The Georgia Review, and The Literary Review, amongst others, D. Foy shares his grand and luminous debut novel, Made to Break. After a car accident leaves one friend sick and dying, and severe weather traps them at a cabin, there is nowhere to go, forcing them to finally and ultimately take stock and confront their past transgressions.  D. will be in conversation with Christian Kiefer, author of the lyrical novel The Infinite Tides
Made to Break By D. Foy Cover Image
By D. Foy
ISBN: 9781937512163
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 18th, 2014


Books Inc. Alameda presents a panel event which explores the heart in varying ways. Readers include President of the California Writers Club, Marin branch, Linda Joy Myers sharing the gripping Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness, Professor Emerita in Women and Gender Studies at U.C. Davis, Judith Newton sharing the delectably written Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen, and director of the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, Sheila K. Collins sharing the transformational Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss, and Rituals that Heal.

Warrior Mother: A Memoir of Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss, and Rituals That Heal By Sheila K. Collins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938314469
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Published: She Writes Press - August 28th, 2013

Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen By Judith Newton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938314032
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Published: She Writes Press - March 1st, 2013

Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness By Linda Joy Myers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938314025
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Published: She Writes Press - February 1st, 2013

CHRIS COLIN and ROB BAEDEKER at Books Inc. Berkeley

Learn how to talk—fluently, intelligently, charmingly—to family, friends, lovers, future lovers, bank tellers, postal carriers, and people under the age of eight with the help of the witty and wise Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker, authors of the indispensable  guide, What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss’s Boss. Written by two comedians and illustrated by legendary cartoonist Tony Millionaire, What to Talk About features an encyclopedia of tried-and-true topics, conversational “piñatas” to jump-start a dead discussion.

EDITH MAXWELL at Books Inc. Berkeley

A member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, former organic farmer Edith Maxwell shares the first installment in her new mouthwatering Local Foods mystery series, A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die. It's harvest time in Westbury, Massachusetts, and novice farmer Cameron Flaherty has just fired her only employee; it seems like another day at work until a yield of locally sourced murder occurs when she finds him with a pitchfork in his neck. . .

SF Cacophony Night at Books Inc. Alameda

The Cacophony Society, at its zenith, hosted chapters in over a dozen major cities, and influenced much of what was once called the underground, going on to influence a range of art and activities including Burning Man, SantaCon, and Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, amongst other things. Learn the vivid history of this eccentric amalgamation with the lushly beautiful, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society and Cacophonists Carrie Galbraith, Kevin Evans, and John Law.

JULIAN HOFFMAN at Books Inc. Berkeley

Winner of the 2011 Terrain.org Nonfiction Prize for the esssay "Faith in a Forgotten Place," Julian Hoffman shares the manuscript containing this prize-winning work, The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World. An intimate examination of the myriad ways in which connections to the natural world can be deepened through an equality of perception, this illuminating work was chosen by Terry Tempest Williams as the winner of the 2012 AWP Award Series for Nonfiction.


Ex-psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's previous New York Times-bestselling titles have explored what animals can teach us about our own emotions, now he joins us to explore what they can teach us about the origins of good and evil in ourselves with the fascinating Beasts, a powerful and compelling look at our uniquely human propensity toward aggression. This event will include a slideshow presentation in addition to his talk.
Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608196159
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 4th, 2014

ROBERT GORDON at Books Inc. Alameda

Documentary filmmaker, music video director, journalist, and winner of a 2011 Grammy for his liner notes to the Big Star box set "Keep an Eye on the Sky," author & legendary music chronicler Robert Gordon shares the story of the epic rise, tragic fall, and rebirth of the legendary Memphis record label, Stax Records, a treasured cultural institution that helped cultivate Southern soul and Memphis soul music styles with the masterfully written, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.

Robert's event will feature video footage in addition to his talk!