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Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

Oct 27, 2022

Jen Ferguson, Laura Gao, Cinnamongirl Kailynn

These gifted authors offer historical and contemporary narratives of growing up queer.  Jen Ferguson’s “The Summer of Bitter and Sweet” features a Métis teen facing racism, sexual identity, and first love. Laura Gao’s graphic memoir “Messy Roots” grapples with...

Oct 20, 2022

Raquel Kelley, Meredith Rose Essalat, Kaitlin Soulé, Josephine Wai Lin, Cindy DiTiberio

A heartfelt and funny session about the joys and absurdities of modern motherhood. Raquel Kelley’s “Where’d I Go?” is a lift-the-flap book—not for babies, but for their tired moms. Josephine Wai Lin offers a modern take on...

Oct 13, 2022

Dale Berry, Steve Hockensmith, Catriona McPherson, Gary Phillips, Laurie R. King

Four experts in suspense unravel the secrets to making pages turn. Your mentors in mystery are Dale Berry (“Tales of the Moonlight Cutter,” set in medieval China); Catriona McPherson, with the historical crime novel “In Place of...

Oct 6, 2022

Kate Folk, James Kennedy, Claire Stanford, Vauhini Vara, Lucile Culver

Four fiction writers, each with an exquisite ear for the tender absurdities of humanity, bring their craft to bear on tech. Kate Folk (“Out There”) looks at intimacy through a futurist lens. Vauhini Vara (“The Immortal King Rao”) examines...