Each season, we bring the top writers and original thinkers to the area as part of our Premier Event Series. These events are ticketed and take place at venues throughout Silicon Valley.
The Future is what we make of it. But what will that be?
Population Explosion author and MacArthur Fellow Paul Ehrlich sits down to discuss the future before us and the world we want it to be with Jeremy Lent, founder of the Liology Institute and author of the books "The Patterning Instinct" and Requiem of the Human Soul.
2017 is a good time to be a skywatcher! On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina, in the first total solar eclipse visible from the US mainland since 1979. Andrew Fraknoi’s book, When the Sun Goes Dark, is a fun way for young astronomers to find out all about this rare and spectacular event and gives children and adults hands-on techniques for learning the science behind eclipses of the Sun and Moon. Join us to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Great American Eclipse.
Noam Chomsky isn't coming to Kepler's this year, but we have the next best thing. Join us as we screen segments of Chomsky's bold and uncompromising Requiem for the American Dream - produced in tandem with the book of the same name - and engage in a Q&A with Chomsky's editor and filmmaker Kelly Nyks. We will screen segments of the film chosen specifically for our community by Noam Chomsky himself.
In a time when our communities are being heavily impacted by an unequal concentration of wealth and power and our nation is at odds under the leadership of an unrelenting demagogue, Chomsky directs his fierce intellect on neoliberalism ideology - the absurd idea that markets should dictate all aspects of human society - and its disastrous consequences on our society, culture, and politics.
Don't miss an engaged and interactive experience with what Chomsky says are his final, long-form documentary interviews.
**Please note, Noam Chomsky will not be attending this event**
Paul Hawken, an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment, talks about Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming.
There is no one else in literature today quite like Roxane Gay. From her piercingly beautiful short stories to her bracing and hilarious essays on feminism, pop culture, and identity, she has transformed the national conversation. Now, with the publication of her new book, Hunger, this lion of the literary world discusses one of her most challenging subjects yet -- herself.
The public face of science for over 20 years, is issuing a call to arms. Whatever your cause, whatever your persuasion, whatever your radical curiosity is driven by, Bill Nye thinks everyone can be the change they want to see in the world.
Sherman Alexie's work is canonical. Novels like The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven are standards in classrooms across the country. Few writers have captured the American experience in quite the way Alexie has.
Now he faces head-on the ghosts of his past, grappling with the life and the upbringing that inspired the novels and stories that vaulted him to literary stardom. Join us for an evening of raw and honest reflection with Sherman Alexie
This will be one of the most exciting literary events of the summer. Award-winning author Michelle Richmond returns to Keplers for the release of her twisted, heart-stopping new novel: The Marriage Pact. Already optioned to Twentieth Century Fox, Richmonds new novel is a relentless psychological thriller.
Receiving admittance to an exclusive pact as an anonymous wedding gift, a newlywed couple joins the ranks of an exclusive club that, like marriage, is meant for life. Richmond is the acclaimed author of multiple national bestselling titles; join us to toast the release of her most gripping novel yet.
Michelle Richmond is the bestselling author of The Year of Fog, No One You Know, Hum: Stories, Golden State, Dream of the Blue Room, and the award-winning The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she lives with her husband and son in San Francisco.
Meet international bestselling author Nicole Krauss live at Kepler's. Hailed by the New York Times as, “One of America’s most important novelists,” Krauss’s peerless work of narrative grace and unrivalled storytelling, has established her as a pioneer of American fiction.