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Friday, October 18 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lit by the Lake: A Literary Mélange

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Hear six top local authors read from their latest work, and enjoy a glass of wine (Ashes & Diamonds Winery) and treats from Semifreddis. Featuring Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Alison Hart, Vanessa Hua, S.A. Lelchuk, Jenny Odell, and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. FREE, $5-10 donation

Authors and Participants
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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, and a debut novel, A River of Stars. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the diaspora. She has received... Read More →
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Jenny Odell

Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy is an artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Sierra Magazine, and McSweeney’s, and her art has been exhibited internationally. Odell teaches digital... Read More →
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Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s most recent novel, The Evolution of Love, takes place in the East Bay and was a finalist for both the Ferro-Grumley Award and the Lambda Literary Award. Her new collection, Lava Falls, stories at the intersection of family and survival, won the Devil’s Kitchen... Read More →
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Alison Hart

Alison Hart’s debut novel Mostly White was praised by the National Book Award-winning author Isabel Allende as "So compelling it gave me goosebumps…” Alison identifies as a mixed-race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish and English woman of color... Read More →
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S.A. Lelchuk

S.A. Lelchuk holds a B.A. in English from Amherst College and a master's degree from Dartmouth College. He divides his time between Berkeley, California and Hanover, New Hampshire. His latest crime thriller, Save Me from Dangerous Men, is the start of a series featuring bookseller... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Oakland Public Library