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Saturday, October 14 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Laureates Go Beast-mode

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2017 San Francisco Library Laureates share their wildest work. From poetry to prose to illustration, it'll grab and shake you. It may never let go.

Curators
avatar for Marie Ciepiela

Marie Ciepiela

Marie Ciepiela, Executive Director of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, is a life-long social sector leader in community change and advocacy. For over 25 years, she has worked exclusively in nonprofit agencies in the Bay Area dedicated to education, youth, and families... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary is the author of Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes and West of Kabul, East of New York, among other books. For ten years he wrote a monthly column for Encarta.com, and has published essays and commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Alternet... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an award-winning illustrator, author and cartoonist whose books include The Airport Book, How to Be, Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert, Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket, and the “Baby Be of Use” series of satirical board books for McSweeney’s. Her latest books include The... Read More →
avatar for Lucha Corpi

Lucha Corpi

Lucha Corpi, an internationally recognized poet, novelist and children's book writer, is the author of the Gloria Damasco Mystery series, which includes Eulogy for a Brown Angel(1992), Cactus Blood (1995), and Death at Solstice (2009). Her first poetry collection,Palabras de mediodía/Noon... Read More →
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Judy Juanita

Judy Juanita's DeFacto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland (EQUIDISTANCE) looks at black and female empowerment. Her novel, Virgin Soul [Viking, 2013] is now in paperback.I'm honored to serve as a 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate. Big up to ZYZZYVA and Glimmer Train... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Manyika

Sarah Manyika

Sarah Manyika is a writer, academic and overall lover of stories. She was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, Zimbabwe and England. Her best-selling debut novel, In Dependence (with sales of 3 million and a brand new edition coming out in the US and UK later this year... Read More →
avatar for Joel Selvin

Joel Selvin

Joel Selvin began covering pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle shortly after the Civil War. Find his work in newspapers, magazines and nine books.


Saturday October 14, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
San Francisco Public Library, Mission Branch 300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110