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May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

May Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Gareth Hinds shares his masterful new graphic novel adaptation of The Iliad
Wednesday, May 1 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 317 Castro Street, Mountain View
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Civic Action Zine Fest at Burlingame Public Library!
Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 – 8:00pm
480 Primrose Rd. Burlingame
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Meet Julayne Lee, author of the poetry book Not My White Savior
Saturday, May 4, 10:30 – 11:30am
San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room
55 W. Third Avenue, San Mateo
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NYMBC Presents BookTuber Christine Riccio talking about her debut novel with Kat O’Keefe
Tuesday, May 7 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600, Campbell
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NYMBC presents Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X, with her new book, With the Fire on High
Monday, May 13 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness, San Francisco
Tickets and more information here

Sandhya Menon, author of When Dimple Met Rishi, in conversation with Misa Sugiura about Menon’s new book There’s Something About Sweetie
Wednesday, May 15 – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Elisa Camahort Page, discusses her book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All with Courtney Macavinta, CEO/Founder of The Respect Institute
Tuesday, May 21 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Ste 600, Campbell
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NYMBC Presents Arvin Ahmadi and his new techno-thriller Girl Gone Viral, in conversation with Randy Ribay, author of After the Shot Drops
Thursday, May 23 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
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Mason Funk–Founder and Executive Director of OUTWORDS, a nonprofit that documents the history of LGBTQ  people all over the United States–discusses The Book of Pride: Lgbtq Heroes Who Changed the World
Thursday, May 30 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

 

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Write On! Teen Poetry & Creative Writing Contest

Write On! Teen Poetry & Creative Writing Contest

A graphic advertising the Write On Burlingame creative writing contest for teens. Text reads The Burlingame Public Library Presents Write On Burlingame: Teen Poetry and Creative Writing Contest! For Grades 6 through 12, April 1st through April 25th. The graphic shows a quill feather pen in a variety of colors that look like paint splotches.

Burlingame Public Library is hosting a teen creative writing contest this month!

There are two divisions, Middle School for grades 6-8, and High School for grades 9-12. You can submit poetry, flash fiction, or a short story on the theme of CONFLICT. The deadline to submit is April 25th. For more information, including prizes and how to submit your work, click here to head over their website!

 

 

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April Bay Area Literary and Author Events

April Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Casti favorite author Laurie Halse Anderson with her new memoir-in-verse SHOUT
  Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tickets and more information here

 

Dr. Michio Kaku in conversation with Alexis Madrigal about his new book The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe
Monday, April 8, 2019 – 7:30pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes St, San Francisco
Tickets and more information here

 

Soccer star and Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach presents her new book Wolfpack
Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Palo Alto High School 
Performing Arts Center
Tickets and more information here

 

S.K. Ali in conversation with Ayesha Mattu about Ali’s new book Love From A To Z 
  Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Graphic advertising Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday April 27th

Independent Bookstore Day at Books Inc!
Head over to your local Books Inc to check out special guest authors, limited edition merch, and more!
Saturday, April 27th, 2019, all day long.
Click here for more information.

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March Author and Literary Events

March Author and Literary Events

NYMBC YA Road Trip Panel with Tricia Levenseller, author of the Viking-inspired Warrior of the Wild and Caitlin Sangster, sharing her sequel to Last Star Burning, Shatter the Suns.
Monday, March 4 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
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Beloved author Katherine Applegate presents her new book, Endling: The Last.
Tuesday, March 5 – 6:30pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
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NYMBC Presents Jennifer E. Smith, Sarah Enni & Nina LaCour At Opera Plaza
Friday, March 8 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Former Castilleja visiting artist, Christian Robinson with his authorial debut, Another 
Wednesday, March 13 – 5:00pm
Books Inc. 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite #600, Campbell
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Graphic Novel Book Club @ Mitchell Park Library
Thursday, March 14 – 7:00
3700 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto
More information here 

 

Former Castilleja visiting artist, Christian Robinson with his authorial debut, Another 
Thursday, March 14 – 6:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Lisa Moore Ramee in conversation with Sabaa Tahir about Ramee’s debut middle grade novel A Good Kind of  Trouble
Saturday, March 16 – 3:00 PM
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Soman Chainani  with the fifth book in The School for Good and Evil series, A Crystal of Time.
Sunday, March 17 – 2:00pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
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Celebration of Casti Authors!

Celebration of Casti Authors!

flyer for Celebration of Casti Authors, repeating the information outlined aboveCome join us in the library this Friday, March 1st for our fourth annual Celebration of Casti Authors! We will have readings, live music, a special alumna author, and treats! We will also be sharing opportunities for student writers to showcase their work.

 

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February Bay Area Literary and Author Events

February Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Leigh Bardugo and her latest Grishaverse book, The King of Scars
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Fan meet-up will start at 6.00 PM
Q&A and signing will start at 7.00 PM
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A Night at Hogwarts: themed games, crafts & treats.
Thursday, February 7, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 3515 California Street, San Francisco
Costumes are encouraged, all ages welcome.
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Alexandra Bracken and Tamara Ireland Stone celebrate their middle grade book sequels: The Last Life of Prince Alastor, and Swap’d
Friday, February 8, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Susan Dennard releases the third Witchlands novel, Bloodwitch
Wednesday, February 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Robin LaFevers talks with Sabaa Tahir about LaFevers new book in the His Fair Assassin universe, Courting Darkness
Friday, February 15,  Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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Not Your Mother’s Book Club presents Sara Holland with book two in the Everless series, Evermore; Laura Sebastian discussing her new work, Lady Smoke: Ash Princess #2; and Tara Sim with book three of her Timekeeper trilogy, Firestarter.
Monday, February 18 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Christopher Paolini with his new anthology of stories set in the world of the Inheritance Cycle: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia
Monday, February 25, 2019 – 7:00pm
Books Inc. 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
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Charlie Jane Anders talks about her latest novel, The City in the Middle of the Night
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
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