Local Authors

Clearly Meant at Beast Crawl

Clearly Meant reading & interview series joins Beast Crawl, the annual downtown Oakland literary festival. 

Poets Joyce E. Young, Tim Xonnelly, Jair "The Literary Masturbator", Maureen Hurley, and host Glenn Ingersoll will be celebrating nine years of the Claremont Branch series during Leg 2 (5:30-6:30pm) of the Beast Crawl. The reading will take place at Itani Ramen, 1736 Telegraph Ave (at 18th St). 

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Berkeley Walks @Claremont

Join Janet Byron and Bob Johnson, co-authors of the best-selling Berkeley Walks, for a walk in the Elmwood District. While the area is highly regarded for its tree-lined streets and fine architecture, few know about the many famous (and infamous) people who lived here. Come with us on the level 1.5-mile jaunt to learn more. Afterward signed copies of Berkeley Walks will be available for purchase so you can explore more of Berkeley’s secrets. 

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Shira Gill: Organized Living Author Event

Listen to author, professional organizer, and certified life coach, Shira Gill, in conversation with local designer, Leila Nichols, about her latest book, Organized Living. After their conversation, Shira will field questions from the audience.

Pegasus Books will be available afterwards to sell Shira Gill's books for signing.

Saturday, May 18, 2:00-3:00 PM at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704. Event will happen in The Mystery Room.

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Bygone Berkeley: Exploring history with East Bay Yesterday’s Liam O’Donoghue

Berkeley has long prided itself as a hub of creativity and culture. But how did this relatively small city earn its globally recognized reputation as a center of influential experimentation? Who are the people and events that imbued Berkeley with such symbolic power?

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NEW DATE: Poetry Reading with Berkeley’s Adult and Youth Poets Laureate @Central

Celebrate Berkeley's poetic legacy and present with Berkeley’s Poets Laureate!

Join us for a poetry reading and conversation with Aya de León (Berkeley Poet Laureate), Julia Segre (Berkeley Youth Poet Laureate), and Serena Griffin (Berkeley Vice Youth Poet Laureate). 

This reading will take place at the Central Branch (5th Floor) on Monday, May 13th at 6pm. (It was rescheduled from April 22nd.)



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