Upcoming Events: Good Lit

Wed 5/7

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Sandra Tsing Loh

Date: Wed, May 07, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

Sandra Tsing Loh, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Host, “The Loh Down on Science”; Author, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones
Connie Martinez, CEO, Silicon Valley Creates - Moderator

In her hilarious new memoir, Loh chronicles her life as a daughter, mother, wife, artist, and most of all a woman going through menopause. She offers a candid and honest look at her mid-life crisis and the physical, mental, and emotional changes she faced. Loh has previously performed at the San Jose Repertory Theatre in productions of “Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”

Tue 5/20

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Ruth Reichl

Date: Tue, May 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Ruth Reichl, Food Critic, Editor, Author
Ruth Reichl, Food Critic; Former Editor, Gourmet; Author, Delicious!; Twitter @ruthreichl
Angie Coiro, Journalist and Host, "In Deep" - Moderator
In her fiction debut, Reichl celebrates her love of food with a story about family ties and the special bond between sisters. Reichl is an award-winning chef and well-known food critic for The New York Times. Hear more from one of the pioneers of the Berkeley culinary revolution.

Mon 6/9

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The 83rd Annual California Book Awards

Date: Mon, June 09, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Meet the state's top literary achievers

Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored literary excellence among authors in the Golden State. At our special awards ceremony, we will bestow gold and silver medals in several categories, including: fiction, nonfiction, first fiction, poetry, young adult, juvenile, Californiana and contribution to publishing. Hear from some literary giants and amazing writers. See you at the ceremony!

Mon 6/23

Image - Jenny Bowen: A Personal Tale of Action to Save Orphaned Children

Jenny Bowen: A Personal Tale of Action to Save Orphaned Children

Date: Mon, June 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Jenny Bowen, Founder, Half the Sky; Author, Wish You Happy Forever

Bowen and her husband adopted a little girl from China, not out of a need to build a family but simply to save one child. Their new daughter came home weak, malnourished, delayed and shutdown, common maladies from an orphanage upbringing. Bowen was overcome with a new resolve: She must do what she could to bring the same nurturing care and love to those many thousands of children left behind. In Wish You Happy Forever, Jenny Bowen relates the humor and heartbreak of her dogged efforts to become the voice of forgotten children, wards of what seems to be an intransigent government on the other side of the world. Half the Sky’s five innovative programs now provide nurturing family-like care and enrichment opportunities for thousands of children of all ages. In partnership with the Chinese government, Half the Sky is now helping that country reimagine its entire child welfare system.