Irvin Yalom with Lee Daniel Kravetz
Oct
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Irvin Yalom with Lee Daniel Kravetz

What happens when a therapist turns his eye in on himself?

Irvin Yalom is a world-renowned therapist, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, and author of numerous international bestsellers including his iconic work, Loves Executioner. After years of practicing therapy and teaching some of the best minds in psychiatry today, Yalom turns to himself, analyzing the life experiences, dreams, and intermittent anxieties that have followed him from childhood to his stature today as one of the worlds most insightful thinkers.

Centered around a recurring nightmare that he credits as the source of his empathy, Yalom tells of seeing himself riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, "Hello Measles!" But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting had hurt her. This becomes the launching pad for Becoming Myself, Yalom's bold and exciting debut memoir. 

Join Irvin Yalom as he sits down for a special conversation about his life and work with bestselling author Lee Daniel Kravetz.

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Robin Sloan -- Sourdough
Oct
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Robin Sloan -- Sourdough

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Robin Sloan, author of the zany, hilarious, and altogether enthralling debut novel Mr. Penumbras 24-Hour bookstore is back with another infectious and triumphant new book about the wild and crazy start-up culture of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ever had to move tables at the coffee shop just to escape someones foolhardy pitch to a VC? Ever dove into Crunchbase and found yourself baffled by the ideas people have put millions of dollars behind? 

Robin Sloan hears you! 

Sourdough from Robin Sloan is a toast to the whizzing brilliance of the Valley, a special homage to all the moofers touching base between sessions of blue sky thinking and the occasional bio-break. Join us for a fun night with one of our favorite local authors as he shares the story of Lois Clary, a software engineer who becomes obsessed with a very special and very mysterious sourdough bread.

Pencil this in, drop it on your calendar, and make a note. This will be one crazy night!

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The Genius of Geniuses: Walter Isaacson on Leondardo da Vinci
Oct
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Genius of Geniuses: Walter Isaacson on Leondardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical.

From the biographer of genius, Walter Isaacson, comes an unprecedented look at the life of one history's most profound innovators. Isaacson, who has been, at different times, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, editor of Time magazine, and author of the international bestselling biographies of Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs reveals the largely untold life of Leonardo da Vinci, father of the Renaissance, and one of the Western world's first true geniuses.

Explore the consequences of da Vinci's discoveries. Understand the fuel behind the thinker's insatiable curiosity for understanding the most complex mysteries of his time. And pull back the shade on the moment in history that bred the first great disruptor.

Based on thousands of pages from da Vinci's notebooks, Isaacson's newest endeavor is a major new book from an author who has spent a career chasing history's most impressive characters.  Don't miss one of the great thinkers of our time as he unpacks the life and mind of one of the great thinkers of all-time.

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Science, Technology, Cartoons, and Comedy with Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
Oct
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Science, Technology, Cartoons, and Comedy with Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

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What happens when a top scientist and the cartoonist behind the popular geek web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal get married and birth a book? A hilarious and informative investigation into future technologies that will improve and/or ruin everything. If you're a fan of Mary Roach, popular science, Reddit (to be explained later*), or the future, this is the event for you!

So what is Soonish? The Weinersmith's picked out ten different emerging fields to explore with us and ordered them roughly from large to small, moving from outer space, to giant experimental power plants, to new ways to build things and experience the world, to the human body, finally all the way down to your brain. No offense. 

And what do you have to look forward to on this science-y Saturday evening? Entertainment and lots of laughs, of course. But also an in-depth look into why these future technologies are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in the way.  

"Kelly and Zach promised me a crystal ball, but what I got is both more insightful and far more entertaining than staring into a dumb glass orb. Soonish will make you laugh and - without you even realizing it - give you insight into the most ambitious technological feats of our time." - Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of Reddit*

Come along with us as we ride this wave of augmented reality up a space elevator into the soon(ish) future. They will be in conversation with Annalee Newitz, the Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica, and the founding editor of io9 and the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of popular tech site Gizmodo. Her first science fiction novel, Autonomous, will be released from Tor in September 2017. Her non-fiction appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. 

Ticket with Book - $40
General Admission Ticket - $10
Co-hosted by the Bay Area Science Festival

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SJ Kincaid, Tara Goedjen, & Krystal Sutherland
Oct
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

SJ Kincaid, Tara Goedjen, & Krystal Sutherland

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Three fabulous YA authors with three great new books. What could be better?

Join us to celebrate the launch of The Empress by SJ Kincaid, the much anticipated sequel to The Diabolic  (Think Game of Thrones meets The Hunger Games in space), The Breathless by Tara Goedjen, an absorbing and romantic Gothic mystery, and A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland, a hilarious, reality-bending tale of two outsiders facing their greatest fears about life and love—one debilitating phobia at a time.

S.J. Kincaid originally wanted to be an astronaut, but a dearth of mathematical skills turned her interest to science fiction instead. Her debut novel, Insignia, was shortlisted for the Waterstones prize. Its sequels, Vortex and Catalyst, have received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. 

Tara Goedjen has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama and worked as a university creative writing lecturer and as the managing editor for a small digital imprint.  The Breathless is her debut novel.

Krystal Sutherland is the author of the highly  praised Our Chemical Hearts. She was born and raised in Australia and worked as a foreign correspondent in Amsterdam after college.

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Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden
Nov
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden

The front-man for the pioneering British Rock & Metal band, Iron Maiden, from 1981  to 1993 and from 1999 to present, Bruce Dickinson is not only one of the worlds most storied singer-songwriters and the face of the band's high-octane performances, operatic singing-style, and OTT stage productions, but he's also: an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, film scriptwriter, internationally ranked fencer. .... Oh yeah, and he wrote his book long-hand across 7 notebooks. There's nothing Dickinson hasn't done.

So, what are you waiting for? Rock out at Kepler's with one of the biggest names in Metal as he shares stories from his unconventional life and his highly-anticipated new memoir, What Does This Button Do?

No photos or selfies with Bruce Dickinson will be permitted during this event.  Only copies of WHAT DOES THIS BUTTON DO will be signed.  No memorabilia.
 

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David Eagleman with Anthony Brandt
Nov
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

David Eagleman with Anthony Brandt

Groundbreaking ideas do not appear in a flash of lightning. They’re cultivated by people and institutions who understand the implicit, human desire to innovate. 

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt celebrate their new collaboration, The Runaway Species, a comprehensive look at how and why we innovate. From Steve Jobs to Picasso, Eagleman and Brandt reveal the schematics of our innate creative software. What their combined look at the worlds of art and technology illustrate is a runaway species bursting with innovation, perpetually violating expectation in order to create increasingly more profound creative work.

Eagleman and Brandt go way beyond the open office. This is what creativity truly needs to thrive in our frenetic world. Kishore Hari, Director of the Bay Area Science Festival, joins these two leaders of their field on-stage for a conversation not only on how to harness our own creativity, but how businesses can (and, here in Silicon Valley at least, already have) curate environments where creativity can be encouraged and rewarded.

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Traci Chee with Tara Sim
Nov
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Traci Chee with Tara Sim


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We're thrilled to invite you to celebrate the launch of The Speaker, Traci Chee's much anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling fantasy The Reader, a brilliantly told adventure set in a world where reading is unheard of. Think swashbuckling pirates, merciless assassins, and the magic of the written word

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 "Filled with even more magic and intrigue than its predecessor, this is a gripping follow-up that will leave readers speculating and wanting more."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
Having barely escaped the clutches of the Guard, Sefia and Archer are back on the run, slipping into the safety of the forest to tend to their wounds and plan their next move. With Sefia’s help, Archer travels across the kingdom of Deliene rescuing boys held captive by the impressors while she continues to investigate the mysterious Book and the secrets it contains. As Sefia begins to unravel the threads that connect Archer’s fate to her parents’ betrayal of the Guard so long ago, she and Archer must figure out a way to subvert the Guard’s plans before they are ensnared in a war that will pit kingdom against kingdom, leaving their future and the safety of the entire world hanging in the balance. 

Traci will be in conversation with Tara Sim, author of Timekeeper
 

 

 

 

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Nov
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Social Media Wellness -- Angie Coiro with Ana Homayoun and Nicky Jackson Colaco

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Teenagers are asked every day to face an almost insurmountable paradox: the digital tools they need to achieve success are the same ones that cause their greatest distractions. As parents maneuver their teens through a maze of demanding schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and a healthy family life, there is often the added challenge of balancing a safe technology diet – something most parents have little guide to understanding.

Award-winning journalist and radio host Angie Coiro sits down with noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker, and educator, Ana Homayoun and Instagram’s Director of Public Policy, Nicky Jackson Colaco, for a conversation about teens, tweens, and technology.

Homayoun, whose previous work has addressed the challenges facing both young boys and young girls in today’s complicated new world, has been featured on the issue of teens and social media today in the New York

Times, the Pacific Standard, the Los Angeles Review of Books and more. Her new book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, reveals strategies parents and students can use to better manage the tides of digital interaction.

Colaco, who has served in public policy roles at Google, Facebook, and now at Instagram, shares just some of the work that one of the world’s leading social media platforms is doing to combat the challenges of our new media environment and to provide a better, safer and more secure digital space for students and parents.

Join Kepler’s most dynamic host, Angie Coiro for an evening looking at the actions you and your teen can take today to maneuver the nascent world of social media better, safer, and more effectively.

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Nov
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Shannon Messenger

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We're thrilled to welcome Shannon Messenger back to Kepler's with Nightfall, the spectacular sixth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Sophie and her friends face battles unlike anything they’ve seen before and must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities' insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.

Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated. The Neverseen have had their victories--but the battle is far from over. It's time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies. All paths lead to Nightfall and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they're facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before.

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them and that her real passion was writing stories for children. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages.

PLEASE NOTE: You must purchase a copy of Nightfallfrom Kepler's to enter the signing line.

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Jesse Eisinger with Angie Coiro
Nov
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Jesse Eisinger with Angie Coiro

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In 2014 the New York Times in collaboration with Pro Publica reported that only one Wall Street banker went to jail for charges related to the 2008 financial collapse. Some publications have offered varying outlooks, but where there is no disagreement is on one issue: no one from any of the major financial firms was held accountable.

America’s biggest banks, it’s monolithic corporations, pharmaceutical powerhouses, even its broad-shouldered auto-industry – in short, the country’s entire economy – made fortunes at the expense of the American people, then made those same people pick up the tab. Wall Street talking heads touted and shouted the phrase “Too Big to Fail,” they won bail outs, they settled fines, and heard out stern reprimands. But no one was arrested.

Angie Coiro sits down with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jesse Eisinger to discuss the history of the financial collapse and his new book The Chickenshit Club. Starting from the 1970s, Eisinger talks about how the Justice Department pioneered the notion that corporate executives, not just seedy crooks, can commit heinous crimes and go to prison, and then shows how the America's watchdogs proceeded to bungle, avoid, and mismanage the fight to bring the worst corporate criminals of our time to justice.

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Pixar's Coco StoryTime with Matt de la Peña and Ana Ramirez
Nov
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

Pixar's Coco StoryTime with Matt de la Peña and Ana Ramirez

If you love storytime, and are one of the many who are counting down the days to see the new highly anticipated Pixar movie Coco, then we have great news for you. 

Newbery Winner Matt de la Peña and Pixar artist Ana Ramírez will be at Kepler’s to read the story of Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony. A story about friendship, family, and the power of music. A celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to an extraordinary and surprising family reunion. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to  discover the story of Coco with Matt de la Peña and  Ana Ramirez before the movie opens in theatres November 22.

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of six young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, The Living and The Hunted) and two picture books (A Nation’s Hope and Last Stop on Market Street). 

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The Happiness Hack: Ellen Petry Leanse with Pamela Weiss
Nov
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Happiness Hack: Ellen Petry Leanse with Pamela Weiss

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With the barrage of news alerts, retweets, and likes it can feel like our devices are hacking our brains and commanding our attention away from the people and things in our life that are truly important. It's time to learn how to hack back!

Ellen Petry Leanse has worked with some of Silicon Valleys biggest technology titans. Throughout her career she's observed the ways that the rise of tech has affected our brains and the happiness we feel in our lives. Leanse is one of Stanford Continuing Studies most popular instructors and in her new work, The Happiness Hack, she brings the lessons she has learned as an entrepreneur, teacher, coach, and researcher to provide everyone with real strategies they can use to override techs unending demands and reclaim their happiness.

Pamela Weiss, Buddhist teacher, executive coach and the Founder and Chief Wisdom Officer of Appropriate Response, a company dedicated to bringing the power of mindful awareness into the workplace, joins Ellen for an incredible conversation. Learn how to stop living your life on auto-pilot, make time for the ones you love, and create real connections in the world around you.

Ticket Information: 
$25.00 -- Premier ticket with one copy of "The Happiness Hack"
$15.00 -- General seating; does not include book
 

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Story is the Thing
Nov
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Story is the Thing

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
— -Muriel Rukeyser
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The fifth installment of the Story Is the Thing Quarterly Reading Series is only a month away! Join us on November 16th at 7:30 PM for an evening of storytelling with seven local literary stars, reading on the theme "The Unsent Letter." We'll start with light refreshments at 7:00 PM.

Readers this time will be David Denny, Joyce Kiefer, Michael David Lukas, Chiseche Salome Mibenge, Marian Palaia, Austin Smith, and Rebecca Winterer. 

David Denny's fiction has recently appeared in Narrative, Catamaran, and New Ohio Review. His short story collection, The Gill Man in Purgatory, is now available from Shanti Arts. He is also the author of three poetry collections: Man Overboard, Fool in the Attic, and Plebeian on the Front Porch. More information at daviddenny.net.

Joyce Kiefer is a lifelong Bay Area resident.  She majored in English and Journalism at San Jose State. She has had poetry published in several award winning collections including Cradle Songs: An Anthology of Poems on Motherhood, and Lavanderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash and Word. Joyce has also had feature pieces published in the San Jose Mercury News and was a regular contributor to The Columnists. She contributes travel pieces to Bay Area Family Travel and has had memoir pieces appeared in By the Bay and Cooking Up Stories." Joyce enjoys writing memoir, travel experience, and wry commentary on the small things in life that turn out to be bigger than we think. Read her blog: http://lifeinthepursuit.blogspot.com.

Michael David Lukas is the author of the international bestselling novel The Oracle of Stamboul, which was a finalist for the California Book Award, the NCIBA Book of the Year Award, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and has been published in fifteen languages. His second novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo, is forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau in March 2018. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, a student at the American University of Cairo, and a night-shift proofreader in Tel Aviv. A graduate of Brown University, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and the Santa Maddalena Foundation, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and VQR. He lives in Oakland, California.

Michael David Lukas is the author of the international bestselling novel The Oracle of Stamboul, which was a finalist for the California Book Award, the NCIBA Book of the Year Award, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and has been published in fifteen languages. His second novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo, is forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau in March 2018. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, a student at the American University of Cairo, and a night-shift proofreader in Tel Aviv. A graduate of Brown University, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and the Santa Maddalena Foundation, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and VQR. He lives in Oakland, California.

Chiseche Salome Mibenge is the author of Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender From The War Narrative (UPenn Press, 2013). She studied Law in Zambia, her country of birth and received her PhD in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University in 2010. She is a human rights educator, writer, and editor and blogs at chisechemibenge.com. Chiseche is an awardee of the Columbia Journal of Literature and Art winter 2017 contest for her short story, The Protected Party.

Marian Palaia's first novel, The Given World, (Simon and Schuster, 2015) was shortlisted for the Saroyan International Prize for Fiction, longlisted for The PEN/Bingham First Novel Prize, a finalist for the VCU/Cabell Award, and recognized by Kirkus as a Best Novel of 2015. She lives in San Francisco, California and in Missoula, Montana with her Mongolian Barking Shepherd, Tupelo. 

Austin Smith grew up on a family dairy farm in northwestern Illinois. His poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Poetry Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Threepenny Review, ZYZZYVA, Yale Review, Sewanee Review, Ploughshares and New England Review, amongst others. His first collection of poems, Almanac, was chosen for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and published in 2013. A second collection, Flyover Country, will be published by Princeton in the fall of 2018. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction, Smith teaches poetry, fiction, documentary journalism and environmental literature classes at Stanford University. 

Rebecca Winterer is the author of The Singing Ship, awarded the Del Sol Press 2016 First Novel Prize and selected as a finalist for the Black Lawrence Press 2016 Big Moose Prize. Shes received fellowships at the Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Yaddo; and has had a story published by Puerto del Sol.  She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Raised in Queensland, Australia, she now lives in San Francisco, California with her husband.

Tickets: $10.00 per person

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Story Time with David Shannon
Nov
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Story Time with David Shannon

A new book by bestselling and award-winning author-artist David Shannon (No, David!) is a cause for celebration. And we will be celebrating when David Shannon introduces his exuberant new book Bizzy Mizz Lizzie that approaches the subject of over scheduled children (and adults) with breezy good humor while also delivering with his signature fun and heart.

Lizzie is the busiest, buzziest bee in Hivetown. Shannon’s vivid artwork and Lizzie’s endearing efforts to "do it all" will make children laugh aloud at her frantic antics as she juggles school, multiple sports, dance, violin, and art. With charm and determination, she longs to impress the Queen by winning a spelling contest, but she studies to the point of exhaustion. When she dozes off in the middle of the competition, the only solution is rest and her refreshing visit to the local Garden finally teaches Lizzie to stop and smell the flowers “which is exactly what bees are supposed to do.”

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and Too Many Toys!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the ever popular David Shannon and discover a new favorite read.
 

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Andy Weir -- Artemis Launch
Nov
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Andy Weir -- Artemis Launch

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The author of the instant classic, The Martian, is back with a novel that will have you on the edge of your seat! Celebrate the release of the most-anticipated book of the year. 

Andy Weir presents: Artemis

Artemis is the first only city on the moon. If you aren't a tourist or an eccentric billionaire, life in this fledgling new territory is tough. Providence and imperial dreams have been nickel-and-dimed from those who have called the moon their home. That's why Jazz doesn't rely on her day-job. She moonlights, instead, as a smuggler, and gets along okay with small-time contraband that is, until the chance to commit the perfect crime presents itself. 

Join Kepler's Literary Foundation for the literary event of the year!

Andy Weir built a career as a software engineer until the runaway success of his debut novel, The Martian, allowed him to pursue writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He lives in California.

Ticket Information: 
$50.00 -- Premier ticket with hardcover copy of "Artemis"
$25.00 -- General seating; does not include book
$15.00 -- Student seating; no book; must show student ID
 

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Mary Otto with Angie Coiro
Nov
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Mary Otto with Angie Coiro

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Show me your teeth, and I will tell you who you are.
-George Cuvier

Millions of Americans, young and old, suffer from chronic toothaches they have no choice but to live with day in and day out. Veteran health journalist Mary Otto joins Angie Coiro for an evening addressing the appalling links tying dental hygiene to a person's job prospects, social mobility, and education.

Going back to the moment when dental health was first separated from mainstream medicine, Otto's groundbreaking new book, Teeth, is a much-needed polemic of a system that has profited heavily off of bleach-clean Hollywood smiles and the mass-exclusion of low-income patients and Medicaid recipients.

What Otto finds in this unprecedented look at the world of dentistry is a broken healthcare system where those with means receive the highest level of treatment while those without receive nothing sometimes at the expense of life-threatening illness. Get your seat today for this important evening.

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Modern Day Spies -- Daniel Golden with Angie Coiro
Nov
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Modern Day Spies -- Daniel Golden with Angie Coiro

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What does a spy look like? Where would a spy even, well,  spy?

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes the new front-lines of the global spy-game: college campuses. 

As the worlds super-powers have pivoted toward knowledge-based economies (the production of proprietary technologies, new-age warfare, and the science of nuclear weapons), spies have learned to train their eye on a new target. Goldens extensive research reveals startling insights into how this change in focus has transformed college classrooms into breeding grounds for espionage, technological theft, and even defection. 

Award-winning journalist Angie Coiro sits down with Golden for an hour to expose what spies today really look like and what secrets countries like the United States, China, Iran, and more are desperate to keep secret.

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Former Vice President Al Gore
Dec
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Former Vice President Al Gore

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SORRY - THS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

With An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Al Gore brought the climate crisis into the living rooms of nearly every American. Over ten years later, the Nobel Laureate returns with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, an uplifting narrative of what change in action looks like across the globe and how every person can play their part.

From hurricanes to forest fires to a rapidly melting Arctic, Gores reinvigorated call to action has been heralded for its important role in the movement to stabilize our climate and rescue our planet for our children and generations to come.

Join one of the worlds greatest environmental heroes as he connects the dots between natural disasters, flooding, and health risks like infectious diseases. Listen as he tells the stories of change-makers across the globe and presents the alarming facts and conclusive evidence that demonstrate the real effects the climate crisis is having and will continue to have on our planet.

Join us for this extraordinary evening with former Vice President Al Gore.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO SIGNING LINE

A limited number of signed books will be available for purchase on first come first serve basis to all ticket holders. 


Ticket Information: 

$50.00 -- Admit one includes pre-signed copy of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power"
$25.00 -- Admit one; does not include book
$15.00 -- Admit one; no book; must show student ID

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Anthony Horowitz
Oct
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Anthony Horowitz

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Alex Rider, the world’s greatest teen spy, became a global sensation in Stormbreaker. Nine more books, a movie, and a line of graphic novels later Anthony Horowitz ended the series. But when revising a short story he realized he had another story to tell. Which means Alex Rider is BACK IN ACTION and we're counting down the days until we can lay our hands on Never Say Die. His new mission? Rescue an entire bus filled with children and destroy the terrorist organization SCORPIA once and for all.

From San Francisco to Egypt, France, and Wales, from luxury yachts to abandoned coal mines, Alex traverses a minefield of dangers and cryptic clues as he fights to discover the truth about a chilling new terrorist plot. The #1 New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of James Bond and Jason Bourne, is back with a vengeance!

Anthony Horowitz is a world-renowned screenwriter for film and television and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider novels. He was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate to write two Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. Most recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis, incorporating never-before-published material from 007's creator. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Anthony Horowitz and rediscover the spine-tingling thrill of an Alex Rider adventure.
 

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Angie Coiro Presents Jessica Bruder
Oct
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Angie Coiro Presents Jessica Bruder

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For her most recent book, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century (W.W. Norton & Co., coming Sept. 2017), she spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place for themselves in our precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving—from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border.

Jessica has been teaching at Columbia Journalism School since 2008. She has written for publications including Harper's Magazine, The Nation, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, O: The Oprah Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Reuters and CNNMoney.com, along with The Oregonian and The New York Observer — where she worked as a staff writer — and Fortune Small Business magazine, where she was a senior editor. Her long-form stories have won a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism and a Deadline Club Award.

 

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  Slow Medicine: Victoria Sweet with Angie Coiro
Oct
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Slow Medicine: Victoria Sweet with Angie Coiro

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Today, robots can perform surgery, x-rays can be conducted instantaneously, and countless tests, once unimaginable to doctors, can be executed to learn diagnoses often before symptoms are even apparent. This is truly a golden age of technological medical wonders. But at what cost?

For all these technological wonders, it can hard to remember that physicians were once craftsman. Victoria Sweet, a physician at Laguna Honda Hospital for over twenty years, wants to fix this.

Join Sweet as she sits down with Angie Coiro to share just how much the medical industry has changed over the years. With Slow Medicine, Sweet offers a revelatory personal vision for what a physician can and should be. 

Discover what the future of the doctor/patient relationship ought to be. In Sweet's iconoclastic philosophy of medicine, healthcare should not replace medicine; providers should spend more time with their patients than with their laptops; soaring costs and the ruthless pursuit of efficiency should be replaced by carefully executed and reasonably priced procedures. Don't miss this important evening on what we can do to bring the craft of medicine back to the doctor's office.

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Oct
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Wonder Girls: Changing Our World -- Paola Gianturco with Musimbi Kanyoro

Young girls are transforming the world.

From education to health to the environment, across the globe, young women as young as ten years old are rising to the occasion and creating the change they want to see in the world.

Building off her enlightening introduction to Paolo Gianturco's new book Wonder Girls, Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women*, presents a conversation with the celebrated author and photographer.

Gianturco is the author of the celebrated photo essay collections: Women Who Light the Dark and Grandmother Power. For this most recent project, Wonder Girls, she joined with her eleven-year-old granddaughter to document the work of fifteen girl-led nonprofits in thirteen countries across North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. In this new photo collection, Gianturco reveals the little-known stories of girls from around the globe who are helping to change the world: the girls in Mexico who are inventing phone apps, the Ugandan girls advocating for women's rights before the UN, and the girls right here in the US who are lobbying Senators in Congress.

Join these two important women as they discuss the heart-warming change that is being fostered today by some the world's strongest young women.

Paola Gianturco, author-photographer, has documented women's issues in 62 countries for six powerhouse Books. Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon (2012) won four first place literary awards in categories as diverse as multicultural nonfiction and women's studies. Wonder Girls: Changing the World is third in a triptych. Women Who Light the Dark described women activists; Grandmother Power told about grandmother activists. And now, girl activists. Paola's images have been exhibited at the United Nations, UNESCO, The US Senate, The Field Museum/Chicago, The Museum of the African Diaspora/San Francisco, The Norton Simon Museum/Pasadena, The Grand Rapids Public Museum and more. She lectures internationally, presented a TED talk in Dubai, and has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR and Voice of America programs among others. Paola serves on the advisory boards of three nonprofits: Rise Up/Let Girls Lead (which empowers girls to advocate for policy change), Pencils for Africa (a child-led initiative that aims to alter the narrative about Africa), and Global Grandmothers (who support children in need internationally). In 2013 Paola was listed among "40 Women to Watch Over 40," and in 2014, Women's e-News named her one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. 

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women, was born in Kenya, Musimbi traces her passion for human rights, peace, and justice to her Quaker family and community. She is one of 10 children - every daughter given the same educational opportunities as the sons. "I want the same for every girl and woman, no exceptions," Musimbi has said. In 1998, Musimbi was general secretary (CEO) of the World YWCA and transformed it into a young-women-led organization. She was subsequently Director for Population and Reproductive Health at David and Lucile Packard Foundation. In 2014, she was named one of the 21 Women Leaders for the 21st Century by Women's E-News. In 2015, Forbes Magazine named her one of 10 women "power brands" working for gender equality. Musimbi has Ph.D.'s in both Linguistics and Feminist Theology.

* 100% of Gianturco’s royalties from Wonder Girls will go to the Global Fund for Women to fund groups of activist women and girls globally.

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Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris
Oct
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris

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In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, acclaimed author Dave Eggers and illustrator Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue, her raised right foot.

What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to the story of America.

“In a time when immigration is a hot-button issue, it’s good to be reminded that Lady Liberty continues to lift her lamp beside the golden door.” Booklist, starred review

Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, The Circle, A Hologram for the King, and Heroes of the Frontier. He is the cofounder of: Voice of Witness, an oral-history series focused on human-rights crises; 826 National, a network of writing and tutoring centers; and ScholarMatch, which connects donors and under-resourced students to make college possible. 

Shawn Harris is an artist and musician and will be leading a collage project based on Her Right Foot.

Join us to meet Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris and celebrate the publication of Her Right Foot. Bring the kids!
 

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Diane Keaton Book Signing
Oct
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Diane Keaton Book Signing

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Meet Annie Hall! Diane Keaton is here for one night only to sign copies of her new, inspirational tome The House that Pinterest Built.  Filled with ideas that reveal a personal yet engaging aesthetic, this volume includes compelling photos from Keaton's past homes and those she admires, as well as a multitude of details from every corner of those spaces and objects that excite and inspire the house designer and dreamer -- dramatic staircases and magical light fixtures, film stills and book covers, pottery and art -- drawn from Keaton's private collection and the visual treasure trove known as Pinterest. So, grab a friend and head over to Kepler's for this once in a lifetime chance to meet an icon.

Note: This will be a book signing only. There will not be a presentation.

Ticket Information:

Tickets: $80
Each ticket includes a copy of "The House That Pinterest Built" and entry for one person into the signing line.

IMPORTANT SIGNING LINE GUIDELINES:
ONE TICKET = ONE BOOK

  • Every person in the signing line needs to purchase a ticket (which includes the book). No groups per ticket.
  • Books will be available to pick up at will call on the day of the signing beginning at 4:00pm
  • No Pictures
  • No Memorabilia ONLY books
  • Previous books are okay with purchase of ticket
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Epic Reads Meet Up: Kendare Blake, Katherarine McGee, Mindy McGinnis
Oct
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Epic Reads Meet Up: Kendare Blake, Katherarine McGee, Mindy McGinnis

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So many YA books…so little time. Calling YA readers of all ages:  Join a round-table where you’ll get to strike up conversation with authors Kendare Blake (One Dark Throne), Katharine McGee (The Dazzling Heights), and Mindy McGinnis (This Darkness Mine)!

Attendees will be seated in small groups and the authors will come around one at a time to chat, speed-dating style! 

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A purchase of any of the authors’ new books is required to participate (and you can bring books from home!)

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Kendare Blake is the New York Times bestselling author of the Anna Series, Goddess of War Series, and Three Dark Crowns. She was born in Seoul, South Korea but came to the United States at a very early age with her adoptive parents. 

Katharine McGee is the author of the NYT  bestselling Thousandth Floor series. It was during her years in New York, working as an editor by day and writing by night, that she began a manuscript about life in a futuristic skyscraper.

Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author of Not a Drop to Drink, A Handful of Dust, A Madness so Discreet, The Female of the Species, and Given to the Sea and is also an assistant teen librarian.  She runs a blog for aspiring writers at Writer, Writer Pants on Fire, which features interviews with agents, established authors, and debut authors. 
 

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Oct
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Angie Coiro Presents Cara Jones

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Cara Jones is a filmmaker, writer, founder of Storytellers for Good and director of the upcoming documentary Second Coming. Also a Moth Story SLAM winner and writing published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe and Huffington Post. Cara was raised in the Unification Church, better known as the Moonies, and was married in a mass wedding while a sophomore at Princeton.  Her upcoming film "Second Coming" explored her departure from the church and this decision's impact of her and her family. 

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Maggie Stiefvater
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly.  We fell for her writing in Lament and Ballad. Swooned over the New York Times bestselling Wolves of Mercy series. Loved The Scorpio Races, which was named a Michael L Printz Honor Book by the ALA. Obsessed over the highly praised Raven Cycle series. And are wildly excited to welcome her back to launch All the Crooked Saints, the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.

Maggie Steifvater has been a wedding musician, a technical editor, a portrait artist, a calligraphy instructor, and, for several fraught weeks, a waitress. She is now a full time writer who plays several musical instruments and still makes art. 

Maggie will be in conversation with Chris Taylor of Mashable.com. Chris is a veteran journalist hailing from the U.K. He was San Francisco bureau chief for Time magazine and in the past five years has served as senior editor for Business 2.0, West Coast editor for Fortune Small Business and West Coast web editor for Fast Company. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet #1 New York Times bestselling author and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year-winner Maggie Stiefvater to launch All the Crooked Saints, which follows the Soria family, who can perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

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Code-Breaking Workshop 101 with Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Oct
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Code-Breaking Workshop 101 with Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Are you a wannabe junior secret agent? If so, then this is the workshop for you! During this interactive 45-minute workshop, Elizabeth Singer Hunt will guide you through the basics of secret agent code-breaking. You will learn how to disguise messages, develop simple ciphers, and work with codes. 

Elizabeth Singer Hunt is the bestselling author of the award-winning action-packed Secret Agent Jack Stalwart chapter book series, the new Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart sequel series, and The Secret Agent Training Manual: How to Make and Break Top Secret Messages. Inspired by her love of travel, she created the Secret Agent Jack Stalwart adventures as a way to educate children about the countries and cultures of the world. The 14-book series has been named a “must read”  by the British Education Secretary, serialized by BBC Radio, and featured on Virgin Atlantic Airways’ international flights. It has also been leveled for American Common Core State Standards. Millions of copies have sold, and the series has been translated into multiple languages. 

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn all kinds of tips and tricks about code breaking from a master storyteller.  

Note: Best for 3rd - 5th graders. Must be strong spellers. 

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Master Class: Paul Madonna
Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Master Class: Paul Madonna

Where do authors get their ideas?
 
If you’ve ever wondered about the nature of generating ideas, then join Paul Madonna for an hour and a half Master Class where he’ll use his new book Close Enough for the Angels to demonstrate the process of turning experience into art.
 
Over the course of the evening Paul will:
 
• Read passages from several of his books and explain how he came up with each idea
• Discuss the fundamentals behind the writing maxim ‘show don’t tell’
• Conduct a class exercise to have the audience transform an experience from their lives into a creative idea

Paul Madonna’s weekly SF Chronicle series, All Over Coffee earned him acclaim for his entrancing and candid views of a lived-in and authentic San Francisco. His most recent book, Close Enough for the Angels, interweaves fiction and imagery into a graphic work unlike any other.

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning writer and artist Paul Madonna to Kepler’s to conduct a master class focused on the question he is asked most often by aspiring writers: “Where do you come up with your ideas?”

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Stephen Bramucci and Aree Chung
Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Stephen Bramucci and Aree Chung

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We can’t wait to welcome Steve Bramucci and Arree Chung and be introduced to The Danger Gang, their new book full of adventure, suspense, humor and heart that Mac Barnett (The Terrible Two) said read like a "A fast-paced, comic update of a classic swashbuckler!" 

"Readers everywhere will devour the hilarious, action-packed adventures of Ronald Zupan. In this dazzling debut, Steve Bramucci takes us on the ride of a lifetime. Warning: devilish traps and ferocious pirates ahead!" Matt de la Peña (Last Stop on Market Street) 

Meet Ronald Zupan, a daring master adventurer who actually hasn't experienced any grand adventures . . . YET! When his parents are kidnapped on his twelfth birthday, Ronald seizes the chance to prove himself with a dazzling, danger-defying rescue operation. Teaming up with his trusty butler Jeeves, his quick-witted fencing nemesis Julianne Sato, and his pet cobra Carter, Ronald sets course for the jungle of Borneo where his parents were last sighted. If they can crash-land a plane and outrun a hungry snow leopard, surely they can find the secret lair of Zeetan Z, the world's most ruthless pirate! But as their adventure becomes more dangerous, can they muster enough courage to see this adventure through?

Stephen Bramucci is an award-winning travel writer and adventurer. He's rowed down the Mekong Delta, crossed the Australian outback in a car powered by French fry oil, and explored ancient pirate islands in Madagascar. A lifelong animal lover, Steve's encounters with endangered species often come up in his presentations. 

Arree Chung is the author and illustrator of Ninja!,  Ninja! Attack of the Clan, and Out! as well as the illustrator of How to Pee: Potty Training for Boys/Girls. Prior to writing and illustrating picture books, Arree worked at Pixar. 

Grab your adventure hat and join us! 
 

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SOLD OUT: Julie Lythcott-Haims with Alyson Hobbs
Oct
1
4:30pm 4:30pm

SOLD OUT: Julie Lythcott-Haims with Alyson Hobbs

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**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

Are we who we are through what we've accomplished or what we've endured?

New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is one of Kepler's Literary Foundation's favorite speakers. Known across the country for her probing, no-nonsense insights into parenting today, Lythcott-Haims has served as the dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford and raised her family, right here in the Bay Area.

But there's more to her story. In stirring, poetic detail, Lythcott-Haims reveals the aggressions small and large of growing up Black and biracial in America. From the thousands of small slights to the blunt force insults, from schools in white, rural Wisconsin to the grand lawns of Stanford and Ivy League campuses to the backyards of Palo Alto race has followed her everywhere.

Join Julie as she sits down with author and Stanford professor Allyson Hobbs to discuss her stunning new memoir, Real American.

Allyson Hobbs is an Associate Professor of American History in the Department of History and Director of African and African American Studies at Stanford University. Her first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press in October 2014, examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.  A Chosen Exile won two prizes from the Organization of American Historians: the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for best first book in American history and the Lawrence Levine Prize for best book in American cultural history.

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Stephanie Perkins with Nina LaCour
Sep
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

Stephanie Perkins with Nina LaCour

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Stephanie Perkins, the New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After. back to Kepler’s. Her hotly anticipated new novel, There’s Someone Inside Your House is a heart pounding page turner that is a little like Scream meets YA – a book to be read with all the lights on.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.
 
International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, who has always worked with books – first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist -  returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

Stephanie will be chatting with Nina LaCour, the award winning author of Hold Still, The Disenchantments, Everything Leads to You, and We Are Okay

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In Deep with Angie Coiro Presents: Zoe Quinn
Sep
27
12:00pm12:00pm

In Deep with Angie Coiro Presents: Zoe Quinn

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Game developer Zoe Quinn has paid an unthinkably heavy price for being a strong, independent women in the gamer world, where men dominate and politics can be vicious. Her ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, along with a rallying cry to the online hordes to go after her. They answered in the form of a so-called movement known as #gamergate--they hacked her accounts; stole nude photos of her; harassed her family, friends, and colleagues; and threatened to rape and murder her. But instead of shrinking into silence as the online mobs wanted her to, she raised her voice and spoke out against this vicious online culture and for making the internet a safer place for everyone.

In the years since #gamergate, Quinn has helped thousands of people with her advocacy and online-abuse crisis resource Crash Override Network. From locking down victims' personal accounts to working with tech companies and lawmakers to inform policy, she has firsthand knowledge about every angle of online abuse, what powerful institutions are (and aren't) doing about it, and how we can protect our digital spaces and selves.

Quinn's new book Crash Override offers an up-close look inside the controversy, threats, and social and cultural battles that started in the far corners of the internet and have since permeated our online lives. Through her story--as target and as activist--Quinn provides a human look at the ways the internet impacts our lives and culture, along with practical advice for keeping yourself and others safe online.

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Jessica Cluess with Stephanie Garber
Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jessica Cluess with Stephanie Garber

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Magic and intrigue and monsters, oh my! Join us to celebrate Jessica Cluess and A Poison Dark and Drowning , the explosive sequel to last year’s A Shadow Bright and Burning.

Romantic and deliciously dark, prepare to be sucked into this monster-ridden, alternative England from page one. Henrietta is not the Chosen One, but she was brought to London to train with Her Majesty's sorcerers and stands at the center of the war against the Ancients. Now, the demons' leader has asked for her. There will be proposals and final reckonings in this fabulous sequel that takes familiar tropes and turns them into something new and exciting.

As Tamora Pierce says, this series is “Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world’s best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!” 

Jessica Cluess wrote A Shadow Bright and Burning, while working at a coffee shop and selling lattes to the rich and famous in Los Angeles. A graduate of Northwestern University, she uses her education to study the vast intricacies of the Victorian era before slapping sorcerers and monsters into the whole mess.

Jessica will be in conversation with Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval
 

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Narrative Grace -- Nicole Krauss with Elizabeth Rosner
Sep
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Narrative Grace -- Nicole Krauss with Elizabeth Rosner

Goodbye, Portnoy.

Nicole Krauss has spent her career turning Jewish-American fiction on its head. Dubbed by Vanity Fair in 2009, a "New Yiddishist," her work continues to project an unmistakable grace and a profound ability to capture the human experience unlike any other.

Now, with the timely release of her long-awaited new novel, seven years in the making, Forest Dark, Krauss joins Bay Area poet and novelist Elizabeth Rosner, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, for a conversation assessing the Jewish-American novel today.  In both Forest Dark and in Rosner's breathtakingly beautiful new work of nonfiction, The Survivor Cafe, these two giants of Jewish-American literature stare down the strange and vicious realities of the past in an effort to find a meaningful path forward. Joining each other on-stage for the first time in years, Krauss and Rosner discuss their most recent works and the inescapability of the past.

Guaranteed to be one of the most memorable conversations to grace the Kepler's stage, join us for a powerful evening of literary and cultural magnitudes.

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Marie Lu
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Marie Lu

Marie Lu is one of the most beloved writers of YA literature. and one of Enterntainment Weekly's 27 female authors who are ruling science fiction and fantasy right now. With over 2.2 million books in print, Marie Lu has been dubbed a “hit factory” by the New York Times. We obsessed over the blockbuster Legend series. Obsessed. We went on to enthuse over the #1 New York Times-bestselling Young Elites series.  And we’re thrilled to welcome her back with Warcross, a sci-fi thriller that conjures an immersive, exhilarating world in which a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girls hacks her way into its dangerous depths, and where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. Like the worlds of Ready Player One and The Matrix, Warcross takes us into a strikingly realistic vision of what the future may hold, where the lines are blurred and the effects of video games seep from the virtual world into reality.

Marie Lu graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. For the first time, she draws directly from her years working in the video game industry to create the utterly expansive world of Warcross that will draw in readers and keep you thinking long after you turn the last page.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Marie Lu and talk all things Warcross, a book that is already generating considerable buzz as her most exciting work yet. She'll be chatting with Caitlin Harrington,  a San Francisco-based journalist who contributes to Wired and San Francisco Magazine

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Soman Chainani
Sep
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Soman Chainani

We are thrilled to welcome Soman Chainani back in his triumphant return to the Endless Woods  with the action-packed fourth installment of his epic New York Times bestselling series. The School for Good and Evil, the first book in the series, is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Newbery Medal-winning author Ann M. Martin called it "a fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, humor, and a riddle that will keep you turning pages until the end "

The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. But to graduate, everyone must complete a fourth-year “Quest for Glory,” which is both dangerous and unpredictable. Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor whereas  Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But if Good and Evil can’t find a way to work together when their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, neither side will survive.

As Booklist says, "those who like their fantasy laced with fairy tale will surely enjoy it." Join us to celebrate Soman Chainani and all things about The School for Good and Evil

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In Deep with Angie Coiro Presents: Jim Brosnahan, Deborah Rhode, and Peter Scheer
Sep
20
12:00pm12:00pm

In Deep with Angie Coiro Presents: Jim Brosnahan, Deborah Rhode, and Peter Scheer

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From the Google memo to public statues to campus protests, accusations of quashed free-speech rights are flying. Is picketing a college speaker an effort to shut down discourse? How protected is an employee writing internal memos on company policy? If residents feel a memorial expresses their history, can the majority take that away? How do so many Americans mistake, say, moderation of comment sections as a breach of their First Amendment rights?

In Deep has pulled together a panel reflecting deep experience in activism, the courtroom, and the classroom to address these thorny questions. They are:

Jim Brosnahan of Morrison Foerster has been named among the top 30 trial lawyers in the US by the Legal 500 US. One of the most respected and recognized trial lawyers in the United States. Jim has been practicing trial and appellate law for over fifty years. He maintains an active practice of civil and criminal cases, very often cases that are going to trial or will be argued in Circuit Courts. He has tried, to conclusion, 150 cases. Among his many awards, he's been inducted into the California state bar's "Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame".

Deborah Rhode is a Professor of Law at Stanford, and the director of the university's Center on the Legal Profession. She's been recognized for her scholarship on legal ethics; she's received the Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools, and the White House’s Champion of Change Award for a lifetime’s work in increasing access to justice. Dr. Rhode clerked with Thurgood Marshall and has published some thirty books.

Attorney and journalist Peter Scheer served for over a decade as Executive Director of the First Amendment Coalition, and founded law.com. He's argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and most of the federal courts of appeal. He was editor and publisher of The Recorder newspaper in San Francisco, publisher of Legal Times in Washington, DC, and CEO of legal information website law.com. Scheer has received both the Eugene S. Pulliam Award and James Madison Award for First Amendment advocacy. He focuses on First Amendment and freedom-of-information issues, particularly as they apply to privacy protection, intellectual property, national security, and information-control by government and private corporate interests.
 

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Bruce Henderson: How the Ritchie Boys Defeated Hitler
Sep
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bruce Henderson: How the Ritchie Boys Defeated Hitler

Number one New York Times bestselling historian Bruce Henderson turns his expert eye to the little-known World War II saga of The Ritchie Boys.

Comprised of the same grit and raw power of classic true stories like the Band of Brothers and The Boys in the Boat, Henderson's new work reveals the unsung story of a group of young men who became crucial to the Allied Victory.

In 1942, the U.S. Army unleashed one of its greatest secret weapons in the battle to defeat Adolf Hitler: training nearly 2,000 German-born Jews in special interrogation techniques and making use of their mastery of the German language, history, and customs. Known as the Ritchie Boys, they were sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they interrogated German POWs and gathered crucial intelligence that saved American lives and helped win the war.

Join Bruce Henderson as he shares his book Sons and Soldiers, the compelling true story of the young men whose selfless devotion to freedom and democracy helped defeat Hitler and end the war.

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Daniel Goleman: Mindful Meditation - Sold Out!
Sep
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Daniel Goleman: Mindful Meditation - Sold Out!

We are sorry - this event is Sold Out.

Today, meditation is a panacea for everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement at work. But how and why does it work?

Pulitzer Prize-winning neuroscientist Daniel Goleman demonstrates the ground-breaking research that shows how targeted and smart meditative practices can successfully alter your personality and create lasting positive change. Sweeping away decades of neuromythology and common misconceptions about the practice of meditation, Goleman presents the science behind developing a more spacious, less attached view of the self, and the ingredients needed to transform your meditation beyond pleasant states and achieve lasting, new personality traits. 

Daniel Goleman is the author of the international bestsellers Emotional Intelligence, Working with Emotional Intelligence, and Social Intelligence, and the co-author of the acclaimed business bestseller Primal Leadership. His latest books are What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters and The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education. He was a science reporter for the New York Times, was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and received the American Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for his media writing.
 

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