Mark your calendar for UNCHARTED: THE BERKELEY FESTIVAL OF IDEAS, taking place in downtown Berkeley this October. Uncharted is the Bay Area’s “ideas festival.” Think TED. Think Aspen Ideas Festival. UNCHARTED will bring together 40 speakers for two thrilling days of discussion, debate, and dining. UNCHARTED will feature Nobel Laureate Randy Scheckman, Pulitzer Prize winner John Adams, and dozens of other luminaries in a casual, festival-style setting. Watch the one-minute video, then reserve your tickets at berkeleyideas.com.
East Bay Events
With works published in numerous magazines and represented by galleries in the United States, Italy, Israel, Brazil, and Dubai, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon shares the mesmerizing monograph, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time. Beth’s fourteen-year quest to photograph ancient trees has taken her around the world. This handsome volume presents sixty of Moon’s finest tree portraits as full-page duotone plates.
Due to unforeseen circumstances with Beth's schedule, this event has been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Books Inc. and the Alameda Free Library present Eisner Award-winning author-illustrator Paul Pope sharing his latest delightful and adventurous graphic novel, The Rise of Aurora West. The extraordinary world introduced in Pope's "Battling Boy" is rife with monsters and short on heroes, but this action-driven prequel introduces Aurora West, daughter of Haggard West, Arcopolis' last great hero. Aurora seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother's death and find her place in a world overrun with monsters and all-too-human corruption.
Rebecca Alexander shares her remarkable story, Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found. Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child. Now, at 35, with only a sliver of sight and significantly deteriorated hearing, she is a psychotherapist with two masters' degrees from Columbia University, and an athlete who teaches spin classes and regularly competes in extreme endurance races. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca tells her extraordinary story, by turns harrowing, funny and inspiring.
Alameda Island Poets and Writers presents poetry and prose writer, spoken word performer, and visual artist, Richard Loranger. This event will be moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz and open mic will follow Richard's reading.
Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in Oakland, CA, host and expert of the Food Network's Sould Food "Melting Pot" series, Tanya Holland launches her highly anticipated new cookbook, Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland. Starring 86 recipes for re-creating the restaurant's favorites at home, Brown Sugar Kitchen is complete with rich visual storytelling which reveals the food and the people that made and make West Oakland what it is today.
An award-winning travel writer with essays aired on public radio and featured in Lonely Planet, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and Smithsonian, among others, member of Bay Area Travel Writers Laurie McAndish King shares Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive!: True Stories from a Curious Traveler. Whether she is lost in a parallel universe, or eaten alive by the blood-sucking denizens of tropical north Queensland, King's stories-poignant, quirky, and often quite funny-are always inspiring and entertaining.
Screenwriter, essayist, memoirist, international bestseller, and dubbed "one of the great American writers of our time" by the Los Angeles Times Book Review, James Ellroy shares the first volume of The Second L.A. Quartet, Perfidia. With a Starred Review from Booklist and called "A sprawling, uncompromising epic of crime and depravity" by Publishers Weekly, Ellroy's highly anticipated new work is a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles over twenty-three days beginning on December 6, 1941.
A Marine Captain with two deployments to Iraq, Michael Pitre shares his much buzzed debut novel, Fives and Twenty-Fives. With a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews and hailed as "A thrilling, defining novel of the Iraq War" by Booklist, Fives and Twenty-Fives is a heart-stopping novel about war and its aftermath. Both transcendent and rooted in the flesh, Michael’s work is a deeply necessary novel which introduces readers to a talented new author to watch.
An award-winning journalist with articles appearing in several publications--including Salon and Mother Jones--writer and lecturer Steve McQuiddy discusses his twenty-year look into the fascinating story of a long-neglected element of World War II history: the role of pacifism in what is often called "The Good War," with his engrossing work, Here on the Edge: How a Small Group of World War II Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream.
This event has been postponed and will now be taking place on Friday, October 17th at 7 PM. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
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