Thursday, March 10, 2016

LitQuake 2016: Palo Alto 3.13

3:00-3:50  PM
Fireside Author Readings
Joyce Maynard - Under the Influence
Nayomi Munaweera - Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Keith Raffel - Dot Dead and Temple Mount
Dianne Jacob - Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoirs, Recipes and More

3:30-4:20 PM
DIY Books! Self-Published by Teen Authors (for teens)
S2 – Fables of Various Intent
Nayanika Kapoor – Castilleja student who wrote The Accidentals and Skye's the Limit
Oliver Maund

4:00-4:50 PM
The Story's the Thing: A Conversation between Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Memoirist Sarah Manguso
Listen to a dynamic duo swap stories. Daniel Handler is the author of the well-known Lemony Snicket series as well as adult novels like We Are Pirates. Sarah Manguso is the author of six books including Ongoingness: The End of a Diary.

If Not Now, When? A Conversation about Women in Politics
Nancy L. CohenBreakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President
Margaret O'Mara – Stanford visiting scholar and author of
Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections that Shaped the Twentieth Century

Addictions and Remembrances: Joyce Maynard in Conversation with Linda Gray Sexton
Joyce Maynard, author of Under the Influence, Labor Day, To Die For and more, will be joined in conversation by Linda Gray Sexton, nonfiction author of Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide and daughter of famed poet Anne Sexton.

Buddhism: Exploring the Jewish/Buddhist Connection
Scoop NiskerYou Are Not Your Fault
Mark GonnermanA Sense of the Whole

Time Travelers: Haunting Historical Fiction
Carolina de RobertisThe Gods of Tango: A Novel
Meg Waite ClaytonThe Race for Paris
Yangsze ChooThe Ghost Bride
Christopher Gortner (Moderator)
The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia

4:30-5:20 PM
YA Authors Get Real (for teens)
Talia VanceSpies & Prejudice
Corrine JacksonSense Thieves series
Kristin ClarkFreakboy
Kristen (K.C.) Held (Moderator)Holding Court

5:00-5:50 PM
The Future of Food: A Sizzling Conversation with J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and Margo True
Join New York Times bestselling author of The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for a conversation with Margo True, cookbook author and food editor at Sunset Magazine. It's sure to be a tasty talk!

On the Border: Culture Clashes and Melting Pots
Faith AdieleThe Nigerian-Nordic Girl's Guide to Lady Problems
Tamim AnsaryWest of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
Bich Minh Nguyen Pioneer Girl: A Novel
Nayomi MunaweeraWhat Lies Between Us and Island of a Thousand Mirrors

MEN-moirs: Life Stories from the Male POV
Kevin SessumsI Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir
Greg Archer – Cultural Critic and Author of Grace Revealed: a Memoir
Jaimal YogisSaltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea
Rick Kleffel (Moderator) - Book critic and host of "The Agony Column" blog

Evil Lurks in Silicon Valley: Technothrillers
Scott Allan Morrison Terms of Use
Keith RaffelDot Dead and Temple Mount
Ellen UllmanThe Bug

Moment Magazine Presents: Mysteries of the Cairo Codex
Moment Editor Nadine Epstein investigated the whereabouts of the Cairo Codex, one of the oldest Jewish texts which was written by one of the oldest Jewish sects. She will discuss why the long-hidden Codex is so important, its journey and where it is now. She will be joined by Shawn Lichaa, author of As it is Written: A Brief Case for Karaism and founder of “A Blue Thread, A Jewish Blog with a Thread of Karaite Throughout.”

Blues, Booze & Schmooze

Headliner: Joyce Carol Oates, National Book Award Winning Novelist, Poet, Playwright and Essayist

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