Bookfest

Bookfest brings together a diverse community of writers and book lovers in a series of vital and inspiring readings and conversations during the months of September and October. Curated by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, in collaboration with San Mateo County Libraries, this virtual bookfest will feature over 60 authors.

Thursday, September 3, 5:00 PM

San Mateo County Libraries presents Poetry & Home in Diaspora featuring Kai Coggin, Lee Herrick, Persis Karim & Antonio Lopez.

Location: YouTube

Monday, September 7, 5:00 PM

San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring a conversation with Irenosen Okojie, London-based author & winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing, Murzban Shroff, Mumbai-based & recipient of the John Gilgun Fiction Award, and Ricco Siasoco, San Francisco-based author & National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.


Thursday, September 10, 6:00 PM

Burlingame Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Thea Matthews with MK Chavez, Natasha Dennerstein & Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Location: Facebook Live

Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 PM

Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Veronica Montes with Alan Chazaro, Elsa Valmidiano & Ricco Siasoco.

Location: Facebook Live

Thursday, September 17, 6:00 PM

Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Barbara Jane Reyes with Arlene Biala, Marianne Chan, Janice Lobo Sapigao & Jean Vengua.

Location: Facebook Live

Monday, September 21, 2:30 PM

Burlingame Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Ellen Bass, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Danusha Lameris, hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Emerita Lisa Rosenberg.

Location: Facebook Live

Monday, September 21, 6:00 PM

San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Johanna Ely, Joel Katz, Phyllis Klein, Ron Riekki, Jacki Rigoni, Kim Shuck, Tanuja Wakefield & July Westhale. Hosted by San Mateo County Inaugural Poet Laureate Caroline Goodwin.

Location: Facebook Live

Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 PM

Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Janet Stickmon with Michelle Bautista, Herna Cruz-Louie & Melinda Luisa de Jesus.

Location: Facebook Live

Thursday, September 24, 6:00 PM

Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Maw Shein Win with Jennifer Hasegawa, Jenny Qi & Audrey T. Williams.

Location: Facebook Live

Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 PM

San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Carole Bumpus, Joan Gelfand, Audrey Kalman & Geri Spieler, with California Writers Club Immediate Past President Lisa Meltzer Penn.

Location: Facebook Live

Saturday, October 3, 1:00 PM

South San Francisco Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring children’s book authors Christina Newhard, Gayle Romasanta & Justine Villanueva, and illustrator Lynnor Bontigao.

Location: Check back for Facebook Live link

Monday, October 5, 5:00 PM

San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Cody Tolmasoff.

Location: YouTube

Wednesday, October 13, 3:00 PM

San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Devorah Major, Jason Bayani & James Cagney.

Location: Facebook Live

Monday, October 26, 5:00 PM

San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Francesca Bell, Barbara Berman, Joe Cottonwood, Peter N. Carroll, Ken Haas, Kathleen McClung, Connie Post, & Lee Rossi. Hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Emerita Lisa Rosenberg.

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