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New Works About the Current Condition

This month features an anthology of writers edited by John Freeman, new music from Emily Jane White, and contemporary words of wisdom from Ishmael Reed.
December 20, 2019

Tomas Moniz’s Book Is a Love Letter to Berkeley

‘Big Familia’ explores Latinx culture through the eyes of a single dad raising a teenager in a gentrifying city.
December 18, 2019

The Best East Bay Books of 2019

It’s been a year of fantastic travel in pages by Bay Area writers, so here’s what you need to read.
December 18, 2019

Two Women, Two Stories

In her new book, ‘The Revisioners,’ the narrative stretches to encompass roughly 100 years and five generations.
December 16, 2019

EBABZ Celebrates Indie Publishing

Quirky and creative zine makers and readers come together for the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest.
December 5, 2019

Quickie Divorces, Interspecies Encounters, and a Folk-Pop Singer/Songwriter

New work by Sofia Grant, Henry Hitz, and Monica Pasqual.
November 21, 2019

Survival Tactics for Native Culture

In her new book, Beth Piatote uses beadworking as the thread that holds Native culture together.
November 21, 2019

Finding the Funny in Her Fury

Amanda Rosenberg tackles mental illness in her latest collection of essays.
November 15, 2019

Nayomi Munaweera Gets Rid of Her Rage

The Oakland writer uses an essay to free herself from deep trauma.
October 23, 2019

East Bay Writers Light Up Litquake

Lit on the Lake presents six luminaries for an after-hours event.
October 16, 2019