Book Discussions/Events

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

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.

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.