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Judy Juanita

American Book Awards: Judy Juanita, Anthony Cody, Ben Ehrenreich, much more

19 SEPTEMBER 2021 — sunday

The Before Columbus Foundation presents the 2021 American Book Awards, celebrating outstanding literary achievement from America's diverse literary community, honoring the winners: Ayad Akhtar (Homeland Elegies: A Novel, Maisy Card (These Ghosts Are Family), Anthony Cody (Borderland Apocrypha), Ben Ehrenreich (Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time), Johanna Fernández (The Young Lords: A Radical History), Carolyn Forché (In the Lateness of the World: Poems), John Giorno (Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment), Cathy Park Hong (Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning), Randall Horton ({#289-128}: Poems), Gerald Horne (The Drawing of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century), Robert P. Jones (White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity), Judy Juanita (Manhattan my ass, you're in Oakland), William Melvin Kelley and Aiki Kelley, illustrator (Dunfords Travels Everywheres); the Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Dr. Maryemma Graham; the Walter and Lillian Lowenfels Award for Criticism winner: Shana Redmond (Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson); and the Anti-Censorship Award winner: Jacob Soboroff (Separated: Inside an American Tragedy); celebrate these writers and their work, free, online, 2:00-4:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com)




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29 SEPTEMBER 2022 — thursday

  • The Booksmith presents artist and graphic designer George McCalman, discussing his debut book, Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and Unseen, a stunning collection of 145 portraits of Black heroes and icons throughout America's history, with short biographies about their contributions to activism, science, politics, medicine, entertainment, the arts, and more, The Booksmith, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.booksmith.com/event/george-mccalman)
  • Writers Read Ukiah presents a reading featuring former Ukiah Poet Laureate Linda Noel, Red Indian Road West, followed by an open mic, six minutes per reader, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.gracehudsonmuseum.org/new-events)
  • The Center for Literary Arts of San Jose presents a reading by acclaimed poet and novelist Ocean Vuong, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, and others, Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, tickets range from $45-$75 and a include signed copy of Vuong's best-selling collection Time is a Mother, 7:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here: www.clasanjose.org/ocean-vuong)

30 SEPTEMBER 2022 — friday

  • Green Apple presents novelist Angie Cruz, Dominicana, finalist for the Women's Prize, discussing her new book, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water, in conversation with Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, silver medal winner in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-angie-cruz-ingrid-rojas-contreras)
  • Point Reyes Books presents poets Jody Gladding and Tawanda Mulalu, reading from and discussing their new collections, I Entered Without Words and Please make me pretty, I don't want to die, respectively, the latest publications in the Princeton Contemporary Poets series, online, free, Noon PDT (Register to attend: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/jody-gladding-and-tawanda-mulalu)
  • Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents "True Tales of Family," a reading that explores family history and conflict from the perspectives of five Latin American authors, featuring memoirist Juanita Mantz, Portrait of a Deputy Public Defender, or how I became a punk rock lawyer, nonfiction writer Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley, Late Bloomer, poet Cecilia Caballero, short story writer Pat Alderete, Ghost and the Spirit, and poet Allison Hedge Coke, Look at This Blue, followed by a Q&A, in-person, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 8:00-10:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents best-selling author Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street, celebrating the release of her new book, Woman Without Shame, her first collection of poems in twenty-eight years, co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz and the Research Center for the Americas at UC Santa Cruz, at Cowell Ranch Historic Hay Barn, 94 Ranch View Road, Santa Cruz, $33, ticket includes a copy of the book, 7:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here: www.bookshopsantacruz.com/sandra-cisneros-2022)

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