Kepler's Literary Foundation programs include live events that bring people face to face with leading intellectuals.  Event formats include lectures, panel discussions, on-stage conversations, educational workshops, radio interviews, literary seminars, and community discussion groups covering the arts, culture, science, and current affairs.  Our programs involve noted writers, artists, and original thinkers who engage with the community to discuss their ideas, insights, perspectives, and stories.

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Speakers Series

Kepler's Literary Foundation offers a nationally recognized program of live cultural and literary events for the general public that covers a range of global and local topics. 

These events feature a wide variety of public figures, including historians, social commentators, scientists and science writers, physicians, scholars, journalists, educators, novelists, chefs, business and technology leaders, and many other subject matter experts from around the world. 

Residents of our community interact with recognized experts face to face and learn from their ideas, insights, and experiences. 

Youth Events

Kepler's Literary Foundation produces literary events at Kepler's and in local schools, including the seven public schools serving East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood in Menlo Park. 

The goal of the youth program is to ignite a passion in students for reading and writing.  Outstanding writers, artists, and original thinkers meet face-to-face with students to discuss the importance and power of storytelling.  They discuss what inspires someone to write, how to harness the imagination, and how to create interesting characters in a story.  

These programs encourage students to tackle the challenges intrinsic to their own lives and communities and to find their voice through their own writing.

In Deep with Angie Coiro

The syndicated radio show In Deep with Angie Coiro features smart, funny, informed conversations on life, art, and politics between veteran journalist Angie Coiro and a variety of newsmakers, writers, and artists.

The program is recorded live with audience participation every Wednesday at noon at Kepler's Books and broadcast on radio stations including KALW and KZSU in the San Francisco Bay Area, WPWC in Washington, D.C., and KTRC in Santa Fe.  A podcast of the program is available online through iTunes, PRX, and NetRoots Radio.


Discussion Groups & Seminars

Kepler's Literary Foundation hosts literary seminars and classes for those who are interested in a deeper involvement with reading and writing literature.

We also organize a number of literary discussion groups every month. The groups are hosted by the staff of Kepler's Books or community volunteers. All discussion groups are free and open to the public, covering topics like Big Ideas, current fiction, Spanish Literature, and more.



Our Calendar of Upcoming Events