Wednesday 7/17: Sarah Townsend will be reading from her debut book, Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis. She will be in conversation with Janine Kovac (Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home). Book Passage Ferry Building in San Francisco at 6 p.m.
Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Pick event! Peg Alford Pursell will be launching her new collection of short stories, A Girl Goes into the Forest. She will be in conversation with Caille Millner, and there will be live music by Sugartown. The Bindery in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Brandon Brown will be discussing his new book, The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions. Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 7/18: Judy Bebelaar will be discussing And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown. Bookshop Benicia in Benicia at 7 p.m.
Lily Bernheimer will be reading from The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Strucutre Our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7/23: The Ruby, an arts and gathering space for Bay Area women, will be hosting a night where you can pick the brain of published fiction writers. Join Namwali Serpell (The Old Drift), C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills Is Gold), Chia-Chia Lin (The Unpassing), Meng Jin (Little Gods), R. O. Kwon (The Incendiaries), Rachel Khong (Goodbye, Vitamin), and Rita Bullwinkel (Belly Up) for a night of learning. The Ruby in San Francisco at 6 p.m. ($20, tickets required for non-members).
LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week’s Local Book Pick is Peg Alford Pursell’s A Girl Goes into the Forest (Dzanc Books, July 16, 2019)! Don’t miss her book launch at the Bindery on 7/17.
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