Finding Octave Author Talk @THP South

Join us as author Nick Douglas reads from his Book- Finding Octave.   On a journey stretching from Haiti to India, Finding Octave reveals an American history erased and forgotten. With a flash of recognition, the author meets the gaze of his ancestor in a sepia - toned photo. Knowing next to nothing about this man in the photo, his great-great grandfather Octave, Douglas follows two families that lead to his own.

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Chilling Tales: A Halloween Story-time for Grown-Ups @North

Leaves are falling and it’s cooler and darker earlier each evening. We even had a touch of rain. It is time to gather around close and hear bone-chilling tales for grown-ups! Berkeley Public Library will be sharing Chilling Tales: A Halloween Story time for Grown-ups once again this October!  Be thrilled by the spooky stories read aloud by your otherwise friendly librarians! Bring your flashlights and garlic cloves!

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Teen - Creative Writing Workshop @Central

Four Tuesdays for Teens

Join us for some summertime self expression. On 4 consecutive Tuesdays Berkeley Public Library hosts Peggy Simmons leading a four - session creative writing workshop. On the last Tuesday, August 6, particpants will share their work in the form of a zine. Supplies are provided. For more info call 510 981-6148 or email Four Tuesdays. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome. We'll convene in the 3rd floor meeting room.

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Deborah Landau & Matthew Zapruder @THPS

Join Matthew Zapruder and Deborah Landau for an afternoon of conversation and poetry. 

Professor Deborah Landau is director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She is the author of Soft Targets, The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press; and Orchidelirium, selected for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. For many years she co-directed the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Series and co-hosted the video interview program Open Book on
In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Solito, Solita Authors' Talk @Claremont

Editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman and two interviewees will discuss their experiences creating Solito, Solita, a collection of first-person testimonies, from young Central American refugees, chronicling their journeys to the U.S.

Steven Mayers is a writer, oral historian, and professor at the City of College of San Francisco. He has interviewed Central American migrants for more than a decade.

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