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Sunday, April 14 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Debut Authors: Fame and Fortune in Five Easy Steps

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"Publishing a book is super fun and easy."
— said No One Ever

Join debut authors Lauren Markham (The Far Away Brothers: Two Teenage Immigrants Making a Life in America), Huda Al-Marashi (First Comes Marriage), Rebecca Gomez Farrell (Wings Unseen) and Victoria Piontek (The Sprit of Cattail County) as they spill the secrets of determination and perseverance that helped them make the journey from emerging writer to published author. Moderated by Sarita Cannon, book club director of WordSpaceStudios. $20

Media sponsor: BookLife
Book sales courtesy of Borderlands Books

Moderators
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Sarita Cannon

associate professor, SFSU
Sarita Cannon is associate professor of English at San Francisco State University, where she teaches classes on 20th-century American literature.  Her scholarship has appeared in Interdisciplinary Humanities, The CEA Critic, Asian American Literatures: Discourses and Pedagogies... Read More →

Authors
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Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is a fiction writer, essayist and journalist based in Berkeley, California who covers issues related to youth, migration, the environment, and her home state. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in outlets such as  Orion, Harper’s, The New Republic, Guernica... Read More →
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Huda Al-Marashi

Huda Al-Marashi is the author of First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story, a book the Washington Post called "a charming, funny, heartbreaking memoir of faith, family, and the journey to love. If Jane Austen had grown up as a first-gen daughter of Iraqi parents... Read More →
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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Rebecca Gomez Farrell writes all the speculative fiction genres she can conjure up. Her first fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, debuted in August 2017 from Meerkat Press. You can find her shorter works in over twenty publications including Typehouse Literary Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless... Read More →


Sunday April 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Z Below 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110