Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bay Area Literary Tidbits

I will be talking at Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco tonight at 7 pm. Please join me!

Marcus Books of Oakland, the nation’s oldest African-American bookstore, may be shutting its doors. The store needs thousands of dollars to stay afloat after its owner, Blanche Richardson, lost funds in a Ponzi scheme and took out a subprime loan.
Donations can be sent to:

Marcus Books
c/o Sandra F. Banks, Esq.
3941 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

Two literary lions, Kathi Kamen Goldmark (West Coast Live producer, author, and much more) and Sam Barry, (author, HarperOne promotions and much more) have started a new blog to help people navigate the publishing field. It has a great name: The Author Enablers.

Daniel Olivas, an author, lawyer and Stanford graduate, will be discussing his short story collection Anywhere But LA, at Kepler’s Books on Thursday Jan. 21.

Jon Carroll, the San Francisco Chronicle columnist, will interview Dave Eggers at Berkeley Rep on Monday Feb. 1. It is a benefit for Park Day School.

Sometimes books can get a second wind. (No Bay Area reference, but well-regarded book)


Daniel Olivas said...

Thank you, Frances. I hope to see many nice people at Kepler's next week. I haven't been up to the Stanford area for about 15 years. It should be fun.

Meghan Ward said...

Thanks for the links, Frances. I'll check out Kathi Kamen Goldmark's new blog.