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Events » June 2017 » Achy Obejas — Bay Area Book Festival, Alta Stage (at Freight and Salvage), Berkeley, CA

Achy Obejas — Bay Area Book Festival, Alta Stage (at Freight and Salvage), Berkeley, CA

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This special Saturday night event brings together ten acclaimed authors to explore the concept of “radical hope,” a guiding principle of the Bay Area Book Festival this year and the title of a new anthology conceived by Oakland writer Carolina de Robertis shortly after the latest Presidential election. She asked award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists to create letters—love letters—in response to our times and in the tradition of James Baldwin’s famous missive to his nephew published in ‘The Fire Next Time.’ They are written to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged. Provocative and inspiring, ‘Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times’ will help you find courage, love, and hope, regardless of your political persuasion, in this time of uncertainty, fear, and polarization. Don’t miss this festival highlight! (Note, Priority Admission tickets are priced at $10. Though holders of General Admission Wristbands can access the event if seats are available at show time, we expect this event to sell out. So get your tickets now!) TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-book-festival-june-3-4-2017-tickets-32932055665



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