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In a sweeping yet nuanced exploration of identity and the role of Native Americans in a contemporary urban America (in this case, Oakland, California), Cheyenne...


Thursday Oct 29, 2020 at 9:00pm

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Don’t miss this conversation on writing craft with Kagiso Lesego Molope that focuses on writing an authentic voice.


Monday Nov 2, 2020 at 7:30pm

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Joins toi à l'auteur Simon Boulerice pour un atelier d'écriture sensorielle! En sa compagnie, tu écriras en t'inspirant d'un souvenir, nourri des deux sens qu'on...

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Tuesday Nov 3, 2020 at 7:30pm

Viens découvrir le parcours de Catherine Girard-Audet, auteure de la série La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier.

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Monday Nov 9, 2020 at 7:30pm

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VerseFest brings you an evening of acclaimed poetry and conversation hosted by Leslie Roach, whose collection Finish this Sentence is just out....


Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 at 7:30pm

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Who better to lead us through the balancing act of storytelling that compels us to keep turning pages with characters that come vividly to life...


Monday Nov 16, 2020 at 7:30pm

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“A brilliantly poetic take on one of the most defining moments in Black American history.” —Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Grown and Monday’s Not Coming...


Monday Nov 23, 2020 at 7:30pm

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Ellen Chang-Richardson hosts a discussion and workshop with Lindsay Wong! We will talk about her first YA novel, My Summer of Love and Misfortune...


Monday Nov 30, 2020 at 7:30pm