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Saturday, October 19 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
San Francisco Chronicle: Why Books Matter, Now More than Ever

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Chronicle columnists Vanessa Hua and Barbara Lane, book reviewer Anisse Gross, and Deputy Features Editor Kitty Morgan discuss why we'll always need books for their importance in explaining our history, for their ability to expose us to and enable us to understand other cultures, and to reflect and make sense of our current world.

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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, and a debut novel, A River of Stars. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the diaspora. She has received... Read More →
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Kitty Morgan

Kitty Morgan is deputy managing editor of The San Francisco Chronicle, overseeing the food, wine, home, style, arts and entertainment and travel content on all platforms. As a media executive, Kitty has worked at some of the largest magazines in the country, including Better Homes... Read More →
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Barbara Lane

Barbara Lane began her time as a books columnist for The Chronicle in 2019 and she can't remember a time when she didn't have her nose in the pages of a book. Books have played a large part in her career in print and broadcast media, as a producer and onstage host, as current director... Read More →
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Anisse Gross

Anisse Gross is a writer and editor living in San Francisco where I'm a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. My work has been featured in The New York Times, TheNewYorker.com, Quartz, Lucky Peach, The Believer, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Manny’s (main room) 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA