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Comics Relief: A Free First Second Virtual Festival

Comics Relief: A Free First Second Virtual Festival

Attention comics fans and creators! On Saturday April 18 8am-2pm, graphic novel publisher First Second is hosting a FREE virtual comics festival featuring Lily Williams, Karean Schneemann, Lucy Knisley, Ngozi Ukazu, Lisa Brown, Kat Leyh, and Gene Luen Yang.

You may be familiar with many of First Second’s awesome graphic novels like Stargazing, Best Friends, Go With the Flow, Check, Please!, Pumpkinheads, Pashmina, the Olympians series, and tons of other Casti favorites.

More information is available on the First Second website. Be sure to submit a question for a chance to win books! You can register and see the full schedule online. Please note that the times listed are Eastern.

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Celebration of Casti Authors

Celebration of Casti Authors

The 5th Celebration of Casti Authors was a great success! A huge thanks to everyone who shared their work. Check out some photos from the event.

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March Bay Area Literary and Author Events

March Bay Area Literary and Author Events

Kate O’Shaughnessy launches her new book, The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane.
Tuesday March 3, 7:00pm
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
More information here

Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl celebrate their newest book, RAD American History A-Z: Movements and Moments that Demonstrate the Power of the People.
Books Inc.
Thursday March 5, 7:00pm
1344 Park Street, Alameda
More information here

E Latimer in celebration of her new novel, Witches of Ash and Ruin.
Thursday March 5, 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

Anna-Marie McLemore and Elana K Arnold introduce their newest books: Deep and Darkest Red and Red Hood.
Sunday March 8, 3:00-5:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

Catherine Linka discusses her new book, What I Want You to See.
Tuesday March 1o, 7:00-8:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Kate Schatz presents her new book, Rad American History A-Z: Movements and Moments that Demonstrate the Power of the People.
Thursday March 12, 7:00-8:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Anna Wiener in conversation with Alexis Madrigal about Anna’s new memoir, Uncanny Valley.
Thursday March 12, 7:30pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
More information here

Patrice Caldwell, editor of the new anthology A Phoenix Must Rise, discusses diversity and magic.
Saturday March 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here

Lindsay Lackey in celebration of her debut novel, All the Impossible Things.
Monday March 16, 6:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S Bascom Avenue Suite 600, Campbell
More information here

Sonja Solter celebrates her debut novel, When You Know What I Know.
Tuesday March 24, 3:30-5:00pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Lindsay Lackey in celebration of her debut novel, All the Impossible Things.
Thursday March 26, 4:00-5:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Pam Muñoz Ryan shares her new book, Mañanaland.
Saturday March 28, 5:00pm
Books Inc. Laurel Village
3515 California Street, San Francisco
More information here

Pam Muñoz Ryan shares her new book, Mañanaland.
Tuesday March 31, 3:30-5:00pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here

Joan Steidinger discusses her book, Stand Up and Shout Out: Women’s Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sports.
Tuesday March 31, 7:00pm
Books Inc.
1875 S Bascom Avenue Suite 600, Campbell
More information here

Tahereh Mafi celebrates the release of Imagine Me, the final installment of her Shatter Me series.
Tuesday March 31, 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here

 

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Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest

Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest

Comic creators and appreciators: throughout the month of March, Peninsula Libraries will be hosting a Comic Arts Fest! Check out events like author visits, comics and storytelling workshops, DIY screen printing, a small press comics expo, and a documentary screening of She Makes Comics featuring interviews with some of the most influential women in the comics industry.

Find the complete schedule of events here.

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February Bay Area Author and Literary Events

February Bay Area Author and Literary Events

Adalyn Grace in conversation with Tomi Adeyemi about Adalyn’s new novel, All the Stars and Teeth.
Wednesday, February 5 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here.

Evelyn Skye and Stacy Lee discuss Evelyn’s new book, Cloak of Night, sequel to Circle of Shadows.
Tuesday, February 11 7:00-9:00pm
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
More information here.

Eric Smith in conversation with Tara Sim and Misa Sugiura in celebration of Eric’s new novel, Don’t Read the Comments.
Thursday, February 13 7:00pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
More information here.

Kate Messner in honor of her new middle grade novel, Chirp.
Friday, February 14 3:30-4:30pm
Hicklebee’s
1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
More information here.

 

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Save the Date: YANovCon is January 25

Save the Date: YANovCon is January 25

San Mateo County Library’s 5th annual Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is coming up soon! Saturday January 25, 12:00-6:00pm to be exact. This year’s YANovCon will be held at Millbrae Library and will feature panel discussions, hangouts, and signings with about 20 YA authors, including Gloria Chao, Anna-Marie McLemore, CB Lee, and others. And the event is free!

Click here for more information about the schedule, a list of participating authors, and to RSVP.

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