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Friday, October 7 • 10:00am - 12:15pm
Kidquake: Upper Elementary Program

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Join acclaimed children’s book authors, illustrators, poets and workshop leaders for a morning of readings, discussion, and special workshops designed to help fuel the imagination of kids in 3rd through 5th grade. Book sales and signing to follow. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake. FREE

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Alex Gino

Alex Gino is an American children's book writer. Gino's debut book, George, was the winner of the 2016 Stonewall Book Award as well as the 2016 Lambda Literary Award in the category of LGBT Children's/Young Adult... Read More →
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Gendell Hing-Hernandez

Gendell Hing-Hernandez has worked as an actor for Berkeley Rep, Word for Word, TheatreWorks, Camposanto, San Jose Rep, Center Rep, New Pickle Circus, and many others. Productions include Around The World In 80 Days, The Cook, Blood Wedding, Oil!, Food Stories, House on Mango Street... Read More →
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Naomi Kinsman-Downing

Author, Executive Director, Society of Young Inklings
Build Your Own Imagined World Map- Naomi KinsmanWriters will develop the landscape, lifestyle, culture, and government of a fictional world, in order to create possibilities for character, conflict, and plot. You'll finish the workshop with a map, a character brainstorm and a couple... Read More →
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Kate Schatz

Kate Schatz is a feminist writer, educator, editor + activist. She's the author of the the NYT-bestseller Rad American Women A-Z, its sequel Rad Women Worldwide, and the 33 1/3 book Rid of Me: A Story. 
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Susan Terence

Susan Terence, San Francisco Area Coordinator and poet teacher for Calif. Poets in the Schools, is a writer and performer who has been published in: SF Bay Guardian, SF Chronicle, S. Poetry Review, Nebraska Rev., Americas Rev., St. Petersburg Rev., District 11, and has been a winner... Read More →
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Judd Winick

Cartoonist. Pinko. Reality TV has-been. *cough* bestselling author.

Friday October 7, 2016 10:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library

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