Book Discussions/Events

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

Freedom From Fat Shame! Readings+Discussion with Virgie Tovar @North

Author Virgie Tovar has assembled a group of incisive writers and activists for an evening of body liberation with readings and personal stories. Let their words smash your feelings of fat-shame and help you foster acceptance in yourself and celebrate diversity your community!  Featuring Casey Gilly, Caleb Luna, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Irene McCalphin, and Dr. Kjerstin Gruys, author of Mirror, Mirror off the Wall.


Mary Roach Reads From GRUNT @Northbrae Comm. Church

Celebrate the release of this intriguing new piece of literature in which Mary Roach -- the acclaimed author of Stiff, Gulp, and Packing for Mars -- launches herself into first-hand military experiences to better understand the human symptoms of battle. Join us for an author lecture followed by an audience Q&A. Grab your fresh copy of Grunt (along with a free gift) and get it signed by Mary Roach! 

Ina Coolbrith: Aleta George Book Talk @THP South

Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song Of California's First Poet Laureate Book Talk with Author Aleta George Ina Coolbrith was crowned California's first poet laureate 101 years ago. Her First love was poetry, but she earned a living as Oakland's first librarian where she mentored Jack London and fought gender discrimination in the workplace. Join us for a book talk with author Aleta George who will be reading from her award winning book about California's first poet laureate.