San Francisco’s legendary literary festival is returning to the Oshman Family
JCC on Sunday, March 13. Expect all the rollicking literary fun of great
authors, ideas and conversation. We’ll have activities for kids and teens, too!
Keynote Speaker Just Announced:
Joyce Carol Oates
National Book Award Winning Novelist, Poet, Playwright and Essayist
More About our Headline Event
This year, we’ll have a variety of salons on intriguing topics like
Cross-Cultural Literature, Women in Politics, Historical Fiction, Men-moirs:
Personal Tales by Guys, Cookbook Authors and Jewbus/Bujews (Jewish
We’re continually adding to our list of confirmed authors, but as of now we are
excited to announce that our guests include:
- Yangsze Choo – The Ghost Bride
- Nancy L. Cohen – Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Female President
- Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket)
- J. Kenji López-Alt – The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
- Joyce Maynard – Under the Influence
- Bich Minh Nguyen – Pioneer Girl: A Novel
- Kevin Sessums – I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir
And many more!
Kids ages 8+ can participate in their own literary workshops led by Bookopolis
and other special guests, including illustrator Lisa Brown.
Teens will have their own space with a salon of young adult authors as well as one with self-published writers.
After the literary salons, guests are invited to our “Blues, Booze & Schmooze,” a
no-host social where participants and authors can continue to mix and mingle
before heading in to see Joyce Carol Oates.
Thank you to our sponsors:
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