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Sunday, October 14 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
NEW VENUE! Pursuit of Publishing: An Overnight Success Ten Years in the Making LIMITED

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Co-presented by MFA Writing at CCA

We've got your debut authors! This year's first-time author panel spans the genres of literature. Novelists Adam Smyer (Knucklehead) and Hilary Zaid (Paper is White), middle-grade author Mae Respicio (The House That Lou Built), and cookbook author Nik Sharma (The Brown Table) share war stories with Ho Lin (China Girl).

Admission includes all four panels. Register in advance to guarantee a seat. A limited number of people will be admitted at the door. Book sales courtesy of Russian Hill Bookstore. $25

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Ho Lin

co-editor, Caveat Lector
Ho Lin is the author of "China Girl and Other Stories," a finalist for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards. He resides in San Francisco and is co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector (www.caveat-lector.org). Kirkus Reviews says of his work, "Lin writes with a natural lyricism... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Mae Respicio

Mae Respicio is author of the middle grade novels THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT (out now) and the forthcoming BEACH SEASON (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Children's Books). Mae is a former recipient of a PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship, a past writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook and Atlantic... Read More →
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Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind A Brown Table, an award-winning blog that has garnered best-ofs from Saveur, Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, and the International Association of Culinary Professions. His weekly column, A Brown Kitchen, appears in... Read More →
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Adam Smyer

Adam Smyer is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and cats. Knucklehead (Akashic Books) is his debut novel.
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Hilary Zaid

A 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Hilary Zaid is also an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Tin House Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in print and online venues including Lilith Magazine, The Southwest Review... Read More →

Sunday October 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
California College of the Arts, Timken Auditorium
  Aspiring Writers