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In partnership with Bay Area Book Festival
A panel discussion with Award-winning authors, Gennifer Choldenko, Sarah Klise, Jordan Jacobs, Mitali Perkins, moderated by Marissa Moss.
The authors share their experiences on writing middle-grade fiction, describing what makes a book successful for this hyper-critical audience. From characters to plot to that all-important voice, what are the ingredients readers are hungry for?
Third floor community meeting room.
We are giving away comics from 1:00pm-4:00pm while supplies last!
We are giving away comics from 1:00pm-4:00pm while supplies last! We'll also be showing Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties and making buttons out of comic books. All ages are welcome for our Free Comic Book giveaway and comic-themed fun for the whole family!
The Claremont Book Club will discuss Redeployment. Phil Klay's 2014 National Book Award-winning short story collection was described by Dexter Filkins in the NYT Review of Books as "hilarious, biting, whipsawing and sad... the best thing written so far on what the war did to people's souls'. We hope you can join us.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, local poets Susan Cohen and Meryl Natchez present a look at Berkeley’s poetic legacy by celebrating some of its most iconic voices! Come hear readings of poems by Chana Bloch, Bob Hass, Louise Glück, Allen Ginsberg, and other luminaries who have called Berkeley home! See why our city could truly be called the Paris of America.