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Saturday, October 24 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Debut Review

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Four writers will read from their debut books: Alia Volz with Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco, Kate Milliken with Kept Animals, Shelley Blanton-Stroud with Copy Boy, and Elizabeth Gonzalez James with Mona at Sea.

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Alia Volz

Alia Volz is the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco, winner of the 2020 Golden Poppy Award for nonfiction from the California Independent Booksellers Alliance. Her work has appeared in The Best American Essays, The New York Times, Bon Appetit... Read More →
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Elizabeth Gonzalez James

Before becoming a writer Elizabeth was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares Blog, The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Her... Read More →
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Kate Milliken

Kate Milliken is the author of the 2013 Iowa Short Fiction Award-winning collection of stories, If I’d Known You Were Coming. A graduate of the Bennington College Writing Seminars, she has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop and her short stories have appeared in Fiction, Zyzzyva, Santa Monica Review, and New Orleans Review, among others. Her... Read More →
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Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Shelley Blanton-Stroud grew up in California’s Central Valley, the daughter of Dust Bowl immigrants who made good on their ambition to get out of the field. She teaches college writing in Northern California and consults with writers in the energy industry. She co-directs Stories... Read More →

Saturday October 24, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT