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Anna Quindlen - Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM
New Bay Area Voices - Tuesday, May 22 at 7 PM
Lorri Ungaretti - Thursday, May 24 at 7 PM
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake ANNA QUINDLEN
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM*

Don't miss a very special evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling novelist Anna Quindlen, who has endeared herself to generations of women with her "Life in the 30s" column and her wonderful books. In Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake she looks back on her life and considers how the choices she's made and the chances she's taken along the way have prepared her for the road ahead - bringing her distinctive and trusted voice of reflection and evaluation to the challenges and opportunities that await.

Next Week:

MFA Grads Read Their Recent Work
Tuesday, May 22 at 7 PM

Readers include:

Channing Allen, author of the novel Wells without Water.
Chris Carosi, author of the poetry chapbook Bright Veil.
Jason File, author of the novel The Axis of Praxis and War is War is War, a zine of five short stories set in five different American wars.
Keely Hyslop, whose first book of poetry, Things I Say to Pirates on Nights When I Miss You, won the Michael Rubin Book Award.
Fia Maxwell, author of If We Could be Friends on Facebook You Would Know How Much I Love You.
Jeff Von Ward, author of Mormonia: Stories, managing editor of Samizdat Literary Journal and co-creator of the Writing without Walls reading series.

Stories in the Sand LORRI UNGARETTI
Stories in the Sand
Thursday, May 24 at 7 PM

The author of several historical books published by Arcadia, including San Francisco's Richmond District and San Francisco's Sunset District, will discuss her new book chronicling the years 1847 through 1964 in the city's largest neighborhood: The Sunset District. Ungaretti's well-researched book includes quotations from people connected to the Sunset, in-depth profiles of four people who were part of the growing Sunset District, and almost 200 archival photographs.

Ungaretti is the daughter of Dorothy Bryant, a Bay Area fiction writer and playwright. Both women are long-time Bay Area writers.

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