Authors & Speakers

Shahé Mankerian

Zephyr Poets
Interlude reading:
“The Last Mosque”
Sunday, May 16, 3:50pm – 4:00pm
Children of Honey

Ayb Marapao

Interlude reading:
“Dear Covid”
Saturday, May 15, 2:50pm – 3:00pm

Mariah-Rose Marie

“Graphic Description”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Mariah-Rose.com

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

“The Twists and Turns of True Crime”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, noon – 12:50pm
The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Mia McIver (UC-AFT)

“Stories of the New Unionism”
Moderator
Saturday, May 15, noon – 12:50pm

Amanda Meadows

“Graphic Description”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
OniPress.com
Senior Editor

Amy Meyerson

“Untangling the Family Story”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
The Imperfects
The Bookshop of Yesterdays

Dana Middleton

“Modern Kid Lit: Writing from the Heart”
Moderator
Sunday, May 16, 2:00pm – 2:50pm
Not a Unicorn (pre-order)
Open If You Dare

Carolina A. Miranda (Los Angeles Times Guild)

“Stories of the New Unionism”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, noon – 12:50pm

Rachel Monroe

“The Twists and Turns of True Crime”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, noon – 12:50pm
Savage Appetites: True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession

Raundi Moore-Kondo

Poets in Distress
Interlude reading:
“My California Roots”
Saturday, May 15, 1:50pm – 2:00pm
“You Don’t Need a Ticket”
Saturday, May 15, 2:50pm – 3:00pm
Death of a Snowman
and
Short Poems Ain’t Got Nobody to Love

Keenan Norris

“Writing While Black”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 3:00pm – 3:50pm
The Confession of Copeland Cane (pre-order)
Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape

Christine O’Connell (URA-AFT)

“Stories of the New Unionism”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, noon – 12:50pm

Zibby Owens

“Authors and Airwaves”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology
and
Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology (pre-order)

Tina Pasadena

Poets in Distress
Interlude readings:
“Afflicted”
Sunday, May 16
3:50pm – 4:00pm

“Wordsmith”
Sunday, May 16
5:50 – 6:00pm

Kia Penso

“Writing While Black”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 3:00pm – 3:50pm

Claire Phillips

Interlude reading:
A Room with a Darker View
Sunday, May 16, 1:50pm – 2:00pm
A Room with a Darker View: Chronicles of My Mother and Schizophrenia

Gary Phillips

“Graphic Description”
Moderator
Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem
and
The Killing Joke

John Powers

“Don’t Hit Repeat”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 3:00pm – 3:50pm

Mae Respicio

“Modern Kid Lit: Writing from the Heart”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 2:00pm – 2:50pm
Any Day with You 
and
The House that Lou Built