Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

MONSTRESS Author Marjorie Liu @North

Spend the afternoon with New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu!  Liu is the author of 19 novels of urban fantasy and paranormal romance including the Dirk and Steele and Hunter Kiss series, but she is perhaps best known for her work in comics including NYX, X-23, and her GLAAD Award-winning run on Astonishing X-Men.  Liu comes to the North Branch to talk about her creator-owned comic book series Monstress, published by Image Comics.

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Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panther's Band @THP

 It's been 50 Years since the Black Panther Party Movement began! Join Author and Professor Rickey Vincent who will discuss his book Party Music. Party Music explores the connection between Black Power and Soul Music, uncovering the rhythms of the revolution. From James Brown to Jimi Hendrix, revolution was in the air, and Party Music lets you breathe it all in- featuring the Black Panther's own soul funk band The Lumpen.

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East Bay Hills Fire 25th Anniversary with author Risa Nye @North

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the East Bay Hills Fire, the North Branch welcomes author Risa Nye, whose     memoir There Was a Fire Here recounts her experience losing her home in the fire, and her struggle to build a new one.

Copies of the book are available at the North Branch, and everyone is welcome to join us and reflect on this part of our local history, and the shadow it still casts.

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Author Cecile Pineda, Reading and Discussion @Central.

Author Cecile Pineda reads from her forthcoming book, Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being, and shares 40 years of the writing life, the breakthroughs, the discouragements, and the daily practice. She will be introduced by Professor Marcial Gonzalez, UC Berkeley Dept. of English and author of Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification. Reading is followed by a robust discussion with the audience and book signings.

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