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Bay Area Book Festival Podcast

Aug 31, 2023

Max Miller, interviewed by Brian Watt

If you've ever read Dickens and asked yourself, "What is gruel, anyway?" or wondered what would have been served at Macbeth's infamous feast, this session is for you. Perhaps, if you're among Max Miller's 1.65 million YouTube followers on his channel Tasting History, you already...

Aug 24, 2023

Mary Robinette Kowal, Annalee Newitz, and Megan O'Keefe, moderated by Evette Davis

Get ready to take off for the far reaches of the galaxy via three very different, but equally fascinating, stories of space exploration written by superb storytellers.

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Aug 17, 2023

Ashia Ajani, Aya de Leon, and Camille Dungy, moderated by Devin T. Murphy

2023 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Octavia Butler's novel, which has only grown more relevant over the past three decades. Two poets and a novelist will discuss the power of Octavia Butler’s prophetic parables, placing their own writing in...

Aug 10, 2023

Mark Ciabattari, Katie Hafner, and Peter Hoey, moderated by Heather Scott Partington

All the creators in this session depict a world that is just slightly off-kilter from reality. Join three inventive creators for an intellectually playful conversation about approaching the craft of fiction seriously—but with whimsy...

Aug 3, 2023

Vanessa A. Bee, Camille Dungy, and Kathryn Savage, moderated by Kristin Keane


In this memoir session, thoughtful considerations of home blend the authors' intimate perspectives with broader questions of racial and economic injustice, ecological harm, housing insecurity, and other systemic crises.

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