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Friday, October 19 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lit by the Lake at the Library: Making Connections

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Celebrate this variety of literary talent in the East Bay in a special after-hours event at Oakland’s Main Library. Enjoy a glass of wine and meet six top local authors as they examine the connections that exist between us—ones we nurture and cultivate, unexpected ones, regretful ones, bonds we try to evade but cannot escape. With Holly Brown, Jasmine Guillory, Laleh Khadivi, Cornelia Nixon, Brontez Purnell, and Dashka Slater. $5.00 Donation

Authors and Participants
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Holly Brown

HOLLY BROWN is the author of four psychological thrillers from HarperCollins. Her most recent, How Far She's Come, was featured in the New York Times Book Review and received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, which said, “This provocative tale will resonate with many in... Read More →
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Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks.As well as writing books, Jasmine sometimes writes about books... Read More →
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Laleh Khadivi

Laleh Khadivi was born in Esfahan, Iran. Her debut novel, The Age of Orphans, received the Whiting Award for Fiction, the Barnes and Nobles Discover New Writers Award and an Emory Fiction Fellowship.Her debut documentary film 900 WOMEN aired on A&E and premiered at the Human Rights... Read More →
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Cornelia Nixon

CORNELIA NIXON, author of The Use of Fame, is the author of three other novels, Angels Go Naked, Now You See It, and Jarrettsville, as well as a book of literary criticism. She has won two O. Henry Awards (one of them the First Prize in 1995), two Pushcart Prizes, a Nelson Algren... Read More →
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Brontez Purnell

Brontez Purnell, whose “explorations of blackness, queerness, maleness, and Southernness take sharp, confident turns between raunch and rhapsody,” has been publishing, performing, and curating in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than ten years as founder of cult zine Fag School... Read More →
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Dashka Slater

DASHKA SLATER, author of The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives has written many books, including Baby Shoes, The Sea Serpent and Me, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection, Escargot, and Dangerously Ever After. She is also an award-winning... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Oakland Public Library
  Community Partners