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Silicon Valley Reads 2016 events - January 26 - March 20 -  SVR calendar here - I will be down in the Silicon Valley a ton for their truly awesome Silicon Valley Reads program. Here are the publish-able dates. Hope to see you there!

(not listed: I will be visiting various high schools during the Silicon Valley Reads period)

January 26 -  Silicon Valley Reads Kick-off - Heritage Theater  - Emmi Itäranta, author of Memory of Water, and Benjamin Parzybok, author of Sherwood Nation, are interviewed on stage by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro.  Co-sponsored by Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley.

February 16Santa Clara University, Learning Commons, St. Clare Room - 4pm - interviewed by SCU faculty member John Farnsworth, followed by audience Q&A and book signing.

February 17 -  West Valley College, Campus Center, The Baltic Room - 12:30pm

February 17 -  Milpitas Library - 7pm

February 18 -  Los Altos Library - 7pm

February 19 -  Berryessa Branch Library - 1pm

February 20 -  Evergreen Branch Library - 1pm

February 20 -  Santa Teresa Branch Library - 3pm

March 7 -  The Tech Museum - 6 - 7:30pm: "Could it happen here?" Panel: Discussing “Could It Happen Here” with author Parzybok are panelists:

  • Dr. Brian Green, Assistant Director, Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Assistant Director of Engineering, Santa Clara University
  • Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer, Water Utility, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Additional panelists to be announced
  • Moderated by Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, Mercury News.
  • March 8 - Santa Clara County Office of Education - 10 - 11:30 -  "Chance of Rain: The impact of climate change in our lives"  followed by a signing until 11:30 a.m. Books will be available for purchase.

    March 8 - West Valley Branch Library - 4pm

    March 8 -  Morgan Hill Library - 7pm

    March 9 - Pearl Avenue Branch Library - 5:30pm

    March 10 -  Evergreen Valley College, Montgomery Hall - 2pm

    March 10 -  Tully Community Branch Library - 5:30pm

    March 19 -  Willow Glen Branch Library - 2pm

    March 20  -  Cupertino Community Hall - 1-3pm at   Cupertino Community Hall.  Closing Event of Silicon Valley Reads 2016! - Authors Emmi Itäranta and Benjamin Parzybok discuss their books and the Silicon Valley Reads experience with Nancy Howe, Santa Clara County Librarian and co-chair of Silicon Valley Reads.   Co-sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation.

    October 29th: Loggernaut Reading Series - Ristretto, 3808 N. Williams Ave, Portland, OR - 7:30pm

    September 10 - 12: Montana Book Festival: I’ll be doing a panel (and more?) with Shya Scanlon, Sharma Shields, and J. Robert Lennon

    September 14 - 25: Residency at Playa

    June 25th, 2015: LitHop 2015

    November 29th, 2014: Broadway Books for Indies First, Portland, Or

    December 4th, 2014Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, Wa - with Samuel Ligon!

    June 28th - ALA Conference in Las Vegas

    Meet the Author’ - Exhibit hall, Booth 343, 1:30pm - 2pm

    Panel, Quirky books for Quirky Librarians - Convention center #N252 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm (along with: Jennifer Holland, Ian Doesher, Andrew Mayne, Liz Climo, and Caitlin Dougherty. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert.)

    September 9th, 2014: Novel launches!

    September 11th, 2014: on KBOO’s ‘Between the Covers’ 11:00-11:30am

    September 16th, 2014: Powell’s City of Books downtown, 7:30pm (See event page)

    September 26th, 2014: On ‘The Record’, KUOW Seattle, 12pm-1pm

    September 27th, 2014: PNBA- Sweet & Greet - Tacoma, WA 8:30 - 10pm

    October 15th, 2014: Elliot Bay Books - Seattle, WA - 7pm

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