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Berkeley #UNBOUND: Arlie Russell Hochschild with john a. powell

4 OCTOBER 2020 — sunday

The Bay Area Book Festival presents Berkeley #UNBOUND: LIVE! Embracing the Other, featuring Arlie Russell Hochschild, preeminent sociologist and author of New York Times best seller Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, with john a. powell, Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society, Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley in a much-needed discussion about divisiveness and violence, the ways in which "othering" is used in politics and society, and how we can move forward in unity and healing, free, online, 2:00-3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:!event-register/2020/10/3/berkeley-unbound-kickoff)

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24 FEBRUARY 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents a discussion of music critic Daphne A. Brooks' latest book, Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound, an examination of Black women in music and how these figures, despite their popularity, are often overlooked and placed on the outskirts of the music industry, in conversation with Ann Powers, music critic and correspondent for NPR, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

25 FEBRUARY 2021 — thursday

  • The Center for Literary Arts of San Jose presents a reading and discussion of Trust Exercise, by novelist Susan Choi, winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, in conversation with Noelle Brada-Williams, founder of the journal Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, free, online, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Mechanics' Institute presents a reading and discussion of In the Company of Men, a novel by Véronique Tadjo, which uses real accounts of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa within the story, in conversation with memoirist Faith Adiele, co-sponsored by Museum of the African Diaspora, free for members, $5-$10 for nonmembers, online, Noon PST (Register to attend:
  • City Lights Books presents a reading of new work with novelists Lidia Yuknavich, reading from Verge: Stories, and Lance Olsen, reading from My Red Heaven, free, online, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

26 FEBRUARY 2021 — friday

  • Small Press Traffic presents the High Dawn Reading Series, this month featuring readings from Stephon Lawrence, artist and writer, and Muriel Leung, poet and author of Bone Confetti, introduced by poet Angie Sijun Lou, with music performed by Beast Nest, a performing project by Sharmi Basu, free, online, 6:00-7:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

27 FEBRUARY 2021 — saturday

28 FEBRUARY 2021 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading by Nathalie Anderson, Stain, and Terry Tierney, The Poet's Garage, online via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PST (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

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