Vanessa Hua

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Events and Appearances

EVENTS

MENDOCINO, CA - August 2-5, 2018

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Mendocino, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - August 15, 2018

Bay Area Book Launch

7:30 PM

Booksmith

1644 Haight Street

San Francisco, CA

In conversation with Oscar Villalon

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - August 18, 2108

Los Angeles Book Launch

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

In conversation with Medaya Ocher

 

SACRAMENTO, CA - August 23, 2016

6 pm

CapRadio Reads 

Sacramento, CA

 

SACRAMENTO, CA - August 24, 2018

7:30 PM

Stories on Stage

CLARA

1425 24th Street

Sacramento, CA

 

EMERYVILLE, CA  -August 25, 2018

2 pm

Book Signing

Bay Street-Emeryville Barnes & Noble

5604 Bay Street

Emeryville, CA

 

SAN RAFAEL, CA - August 26, 2018

2 pm

Copperfield's

850 4th St

San Rafael, CA

With Janine Kovac

 

ORINDA, CA -August 27, 2108

11:30-1 PM

Orinda Books Literary Luncheon

276 Village Square

Orinda, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - August 29, 2018

6 pm

Book Passage Ferry Building

1 San Francisco Bay Trail

San Francisco, CA

A Celebration of Diverse Voices

With Ingrid Rojas Contreras, R.O. Kwon, Crystal Hana Kim, and Lillian Li

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - August 30, 2018

6:30-8:30 PM

"Path to Publication" panel

The Ruby SF

San Francisco, CA

With Lillian Li, Crystal Hana Kim, R.O. Kwon, and Lydia Kiesling

Register here

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 6, 2018

7 pm

City Lights

261 Columbus Avenue

San Francisco, CA

With Lydia Kiesling

 

DAVIS, CA - September 8, 2018

7:30 PM

Stories on Stage Davis

Davis, CA

With  Paula Saunders

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 9, 2018

11 am

Amplify: Storytelling Conference for People of Color

San Francisco, CA

 

NEW YORK, NY - September 20, 2018

7 PM

AAWW

10-112 West 27 Street, Ste. 600

New York, NY

With Crystal Hana Kim and Lucy Tan

 

BERKELEY, CA - September 21, 2018

6 pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMFA)

2155 Center Street

Berkeley, CA

With Maw Shein Win, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and Barbara Jane Reyes

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 27, 2018

12:30 pm

Mechanic's Institute

57 Post St

San Francisco, CA

With Beth Bich Minh Nguyen

 

FAIRFAX, VA - October 11, 2018

10:30 AM

Fall for the Book Festival

Fairfax, VA

With Yang Huang

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 13, 2018

4:15 pm

Litquake, Art of the Novel

California College of the Arts' Writer Studio

San Francisco, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October,  17, 2018

7 pm

Poetry World Series

Make-Out Room

3225 22nd St

San Francisco, CA

 

PALO ALTO, CA - November 3, 2018

10:30 am - 3 pm

Abilities United Author Luncheon

Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel

4290 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA

 

PORTLAND, OR - November 10, 2018

TBA

Portland, OR

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - December 1, 2018

Babylon Salon

6 pm

Armory Club

1799 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA

 

ARLINGTON, VA - December 3, 2018

TBD

Arlington Public Library

1015 N. Quincy Street

Arlington, VA

 

SAUSALITO, CA - December 13, 2018

Why There Are Words reading series

7:15 pm

Studio 333

Sausalito, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - December 17, 2108

Hazel Reading Series

San Francisco, CA

 

BERKELEY, CA - February 2, 2019

Berkeley/Oakland YWCA’s 25th Annual Fundraiser

His Lordships

Berkeley, CA

 

BERKELEY, CA - February 9, 2019

Berkeley Public Library Foundation Author Dinner

Berkeley, CA

 

DIABLO, CA - February 27, 2019

Alamo Women's Club Author Faire

Diablo Country Club

Diablo, CA

 

SAN JOSE, CA - March 7, 2019

TBD

Center for Literary Arts

SJSU

San Jose, CA

With Kirstin Chen and R.O. Kwon


PAST EVENTS

NEW ORLEANS, LA - June 23-24, 2018

ALA Conference

Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

 

MORAGA, CA - June 9, 2018

"Finding Fellowship: Making a Literary Life"

Bridging/Hedgebrook Writing Retreat

St. Mary's College

1928 St. Mary's Road

Moraga, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - May 23, 2018

In conversation with debut novelist Aja Gabel

7:30 PM

Green Apple Books on the Park

1231 9th Ave

San Francisco, CA

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA  - May 23, 2018

"The Power of Stories: Acts of Imaginative Empathy"

TBD

Google

1600 Amphitheater Parkway

Mountain View, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - May 22, 2018

6 pm

"My Favorite Book" with Grottopod

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street

San Francisco, CA

 

PETALUMA, CA - May 12, 2018

7 pm

ZYZZYVA Literary Showcase

Petaluma Arts Center

230 Lakeville Street

Petaluma, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  -MAY 6, 2018

3 PM

Grotto Pros: Book Publishing Panel

San Francisco Writers' Grotto

490 Second Street

San Francisco, CA

Register here

 

BERKELEY, CA - APRIL 28, 2018

11:15 AM

Bay Area Book Festival

San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park

Interviewing Geneen Roth

Berkeley, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 18, 2018

NCIBA Spring Gathering

Author Reception

3:15-4:15 PM

 

BERKELEY, CA - March 17, 2018

2-4 pm

Short Fiction Reading and Workshop 

Berkeley Central Library

2090 Kittredge Street

Berkeley, CA

 

COLMA, CA - March 13, 2018

12 noon

Daly City Public Library Associates

Colma Community Center

1520 Hillsdie Blvd

Colma, CA

 

TAMPA, FL -  March 9, 2018

AWP Conference

"Whatever it takes: getting your book the attention it deserves"

4:30 pm

Room 13, First Floor

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa, FL

 

TAMPA, FL --March 8, 2018

AWP Conference

"Writing from Privilege: Who Can Write What and Why"

1:30 pm

Room 25,  First Floor

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa, FL

 

SEASIDE, CA - February 24, 2018

Book talk and Signing

2 pm

550 Harcourt Avenue

Seaside Public Library

Seaside, CA

 

MENLO PARK, CA - February 22, 2018

Story is the Thing

7:30 PM

Kepler's

1010 El Camino Real

Menlo Park, CA

 

BERKELEY, CA - February 10, 2018

Berkeley Library Foundation Authors Dinner

Central Library

2090 Kittredge Street

Berkeley, CA


OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 18,2018

Inside StoryTime

7 PM

Farley's East

33 Grand Street

Oakland, CA

 

EL CERRITO, CA - OCTOBER 24, 2017

El Cerrito One City/One Book

6:30 PM

El Cerrito LIbrary

6510 Stockton Avenue

El Cerrito, CA

 

The Fantastic Four: Asian American Authors Panel

10 am

Stanford University

History Corner, Building 200, Room 34

Stanford, CA

 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY - OCTOBER 15, 2017

8:30 -10 AM

Alumni Author Meet & Greet

Living Room

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

Stanford, CA


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 9, 2017

"You Can't Write That! A Discussion of Writing, Privilege, and Cultural Appropriation"

Litquake

7 pm

SF Center for the Book

 375 Rhode Island

San Francisco, CA 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 5, 2017

7 pm

APAture Featured Literary Artist

ARC Studios and Gallery

1246 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

3 PM

Stranger than Fiction series

Edinburgh Castle Pub

950 Geary Street

San Francisco, CA

 

BELMONT, CA - SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

7 :30 PM

Creative Writers' Series

Wiegand Gallery

Notre Dame de Namur University

1500 Ralston Avenue, 

Belmont, CA

 

NEW HAVEN, CT - SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

1:40 PM

University of New Haven

New Haven, CT

 

BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

3 pm

"Who? NEW!" Debut Author Panel

Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn, NY

 

RIPTON, VT - AUGUST 16-26, 2017

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Bread Loaf Campus

Ripton, VT

 

OCCIDENTAL, CA - THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017

Sonoma County Writers Camp

4:30 pm

Occidental, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017

7:15 pm

Literary Death Match

Elbo Room

San Francisco, CA

 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA - WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley

1 pm

Alumni Reading Series

Squaw Valley, CA

 

SACRAMENTO, CA - FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017

7:30 PM

Stories on Stage Sacramento 

E Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts

1425 24th Street

Sacramento, CA

 

CHICAGO, IL - SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

ALA Conference

6 pm

Asian Pacific American Award for Literature Dinner

Mars Gallery

1139 W. Fulton Gallery

Chicago, IL

 

BERKELEY, CA - SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017

Bay Area Book Festival

10 am

Hidden Stories: Three Fiction Writers on Telling the Truth

Auditorium, Berkeley City College

With Shanthi Sekaran and Esme Wang

 

BERKELEY, CA - SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017

Bay Area Book Festival

11:45 am

Reveal Live: Reporting, Writing and Being Between the Lines

Alta Stage, Freight and Salvage

With Al Letson, Krys Lee, and Guadalupe Nettel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THURSDAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017

7 PM

Such a Nasty Woman: Feminist Writers Respond to Trump

Litquake

San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin Street

San Francisco, CA

OAKLAND, CA - SUNDAY, MAY 21

11 am

Oakland Book Festival

State of Confusion

Laurel Books

Oakland, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

Queer/Feminist Reading Series

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street

San Francisco, CA

 

HEALDSBURG, CA - THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

Luminarias reading series

 7 pm

The SHED

25 North Street

Healdsburg, CA

With Shanthi Sekaran and Oscar Villalon

 

NEW YORK, NY - FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017

Plenary Keynote Speaker

American Society of Journalists and Authors Annual Conference

Roosevelt Hotel

45 E. 45th Street

New York, NY

 

MILLBRAE, CA - SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017

Author Luncheon

Burlingame Library Foundation

Green Hills Country Club

500 Ludeman Lane

Millbrae, CA

WALNUT CREEK, CA - SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

6 PM

Authors Gala

Walnut Creek Library Foundation

Walnut Creek Main Library

1644 N. Broadway

Walnut Creek, Ca

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

7 pm

San Francisco Main Library

100 Larkin Street

San Francisco, Ca

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library Laureate

 

BERKELEY, CA - THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

3:30 PM

Clark Kerr Conference Center

Berkeley, CA

Exceptional Women in Publishing Conference

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017

7:30 PM

Emerging Writers Festival

Xavier Auditorium

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

With Mike Scalise, Patricia Park, Sam Sax, and Courtney Lamar Charleston

 

SAN BRUNO, CA - SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

9:30 AM

WOW! Voices Now

Skyline College

San Bruno, CA 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

7 PM

Weekday Wanderlust

Hotel Rex

562 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA

With Ethel Rohan and Jeremy Saum

 

OAKLAND, CA - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

1 PM

Oakland Main Library

125 14th Street

Oakland, Ca

With Ali Eteraz and Shanthi Sekaran

 

OAKLAND, CA - SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY 18, 2017

5 PM

Laurel Books

1423 Broadway

Oakland, CA

A Celebration of Diverse New Voices. With Ashley M. Jones, Dara Barnat, and R.O. Kwon

 

RIVERSIDE, CA - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

3:30 PM

UC Riverside Writers' Week

 

WASHINGTON DC - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

8 PM

Literaoke II

Dupont Underground

1583, 1527 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Sponsored by Kaya Press, Kundiman, and the Smithsonian APA Center

 

WASHINGTON DC - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017

12 pm

Willow Books 10th Anniversary Reading

Room 183, Archives, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four

With Reginald Flood, Qiana Towns, and Yesenia Montilla

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

5 PM

San Francisco Writers' Grotto Author Celebration

490 Second Street

San Francisco, CA

With Julie Lythcott-Haims, Louise Nayer, Constance Hale, Holly Brown, Ethel Rohan, and Bridget Quinn

 

WALNUT CREEK, CA - THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017

10 AM

Shadelands Art Center

Stanford Books on Review

With Brit Bennett, Noah Warren, and Myra Strober

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017

3 pm

Women's Building

3543 18th Street

Women's National Book Association

In conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016

Babylon Salon

6:30 pm

The Armory Club

1799 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA

GRASS VALLEY, CA - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016

 

7 pm

Yuba Lit

The Open Book

671 Maltman Drive

Grass Valley, CA

 

NEW YORK, NY - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

7 pm

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

126 Crosby Street

New York, NY

With Hasanthia Sirisena, Tomas Q. Morin,  and Michael Homolka

 

NEW YORK, NY - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

7 PM

Asian American Writers' Workshop

112 W 27th St #600

New York, NY

 

WASHINGTON, DC - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016

6:30 PM

Kramerbooks

1517 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC

With Tom Clynes and Rion Amilcar Scott

 

CUPERTINO, CA - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016

1:30-3:15 PM

De Anza College

Campus Center, Conference Room B

Cupertino, CA

 

BERKELEY, CA - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

Berkeley Narrative Journalism Conference

UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

 

ORINDA, CA - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

4 pm

Orinda Books

276 Village Square

Orinda, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016

7 pm

Books Inc Laurel Village

3515 California Street

San Francisco, CA

With Jen RichterIngrid Rojas Contreras, and Matthew Siegel

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016

5 PM

Los Angeles Book Launch

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

In conversation with Naomi Hirahara

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

6 PM

Litcrawl

The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto presents "Mistakes Were Made"

Elbo Room

647 Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016

6 PM

API Legal Outreach 41st Anniversary Celebration

San Francisco Design Center

101 Henry Adams Street

San Francisco, Ca

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016

8 PM

Litquake's Barbary Coast Awards

Introducing Maxine Hong Kingston

Herbst Theater

401 Van Ness Street

San Francisco, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016

7 PM

Center for the Book

375 Rhode Island

Litquake, "Size Counts: Writers Talk Short Fiction"

With Daphne GottliebSumiko SaulsonKait Heacock, and Anne Raeff

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016

San Francisco Book Launch

7:30 PM

Booksmith

1644 Haight Street

San Francisco, CA

In conversation with Oscar Villalon

 

OAKLAND, CA -- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

4:30 PM

Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries

In conversation with Ethan Nosowsky

 668 13th St

Oakland, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

7 PM

Flash Fiction Collective

Dog Eared Books

901 Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA

 

ORINDA, CA - SATURDAY,  AUGUST 20, 2016

6 PM

St. Mary's Annual Welcome Salon

Orinda Books

276 Village Square

Orinda, CA

 

BERKELEY, CA - SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016

7:30 PM

Bay Area Book Festival

Shipwreck

Marsh Theater

2120 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

6:30 pm

ZYZZYVA Spring Fundraiser and Celebration

Two Embarcadero Center

San Francisco, CA

With Glen David GoldLori Ostlund, and Octavio Solis

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

7 PM

City Lights

261 Columbus Ave

San Francisco, CA

Native Believer Book Launch

In conversation with Ali Eteraz

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016

7 PM

Books Inc, Laurel Village

3515 California Street

San Francisco, CA

With Leland Cheuk, Yalitza Ferreras, and Chaney Kwak

 

LOS ALTOS, CA - THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016

Los Altos High School Writers Week

Los Altos, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016

7 PM

Alamo Draft House

2550 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA

Litquake Epicenter, in conversation with Patricia Park

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016

7:30 PM

Booksmith

1644 Haight Street

San Francisco, CA

With Carmiel Bansky and Ingrid Rojas Contreras

 

MILL VALLEY, CA -- SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016

4 PM

Mill Valley Library

Write On Mama Salon Series, "Standing out from the Slush Pile"

With LitCampLitquake, and Listen To Your Mother

 

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015

7 PM

New Short Fiction Series

The Federal Bar

303 Lankershim Blvd

North Hollywood, CA

 With Leah Griesmann. Buy tickets here

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

5 pm

Hazel Reading Series

California Institute for Integral Studies

1453 Mission St

 San Francisco, CA

With Aimee PhanToni MirosevichDonika RossDeborah Steinberg, and Huda Almarashi

 

NEW YORK, NY -- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

7 PM

Rona Jaffe Writers' Award Reading

New York University

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

58 West 10th Street

New York, NY

With Meehan CristAshley M. JonesBritteney Black Rose KapriAmanda Rea, and Natalie Haney Tilghman

 

OAKLAND, CA -- SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015

1:45 pm

Oakland Book Festival

Oakland City Hall

The Reshaping of American Literature

Presented by ZYZZYVA. With Paul Beatty and Hector Tobar

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014

7:30 pm

Writers with Drinks

Make-Out Room

3225 22nd Street

San Francisco, CA

Hosted by Charlie Jane Anders. With Andy WeirRoxanne Dunbar-OrtizShelly Oria, Megan Geuss, and Katie Gilmartin

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

7 PM

California Prose Directory Book Release

826 Valencia

826 Valencia Street

San Francisco, Ca 

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 18, 2014

7:15 PM

San Francisco Litcrawl

Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: A Night With The Elements

Presented by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. With Faith Adiele, Ali Eteraz,  Natalie Bazile, Marianna Cherry, and Bonnie Tsui