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Past Event

Silicon Valley Reads 2023: Journey to New Beginnings

Silicon Valley Reads celebrates its 20th anniversary with “Journey to New Beginnings,” with authors Kai Harris, Tommy Orange and Amanda Skenandore.

Together Harris, Orange and Skenandore will have an in-depth conversation about their selected works and broader themes that continue to resonate in our lives, communities and world.


This program is hosted by the Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of Education, San José Public Library, and DeAnza College.

Free parking  in Lot A; see campus map.

In-person attendees are encouraged to visit the Euphrat Museum of Art for an exhibition that will feature South Bay Area artists and organizations that have been instrumental in creating spaces of belonging and inspiring new beginnings. The Euphrat Museum of Art will be open 6–7 p.m. before the program and after the program until 9 p.m.

No vaccines or masks required.

Orange photo by Elena Seibert, Harris photo by Fran Dwight.

January 26, 2023

DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States

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Kai Harris

Author, What the Fireflies Knew

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Tommy Orange

Author, There There

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Amanda Skenandore

Author, The Second Life of Mirielle West

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In Conversation with In conversation with Sal Pizarro

Columnist, Mercury News