Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Bay Area Book Festival This Weekend!

Hey folks,

What a star-studded cast of authors is coming to Berkeley this weekend. This post features photos & book covers of just a few of the writers who are coming. If you don’t know, now you do, and tell everybody! At this year’s festival there is something for everyone. Adults, kids, literary fiction, genres, graphic novels, non-fiction, poetry…

First of all, it’s the most racially diverse festival so far, and the POC lineup is amazing. For the last couple years, I’ve been trying to put together a panel on writing about Puerto Rico & Hurricane Maria, and it’s finally happening, as a conversation between me and Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez on Sunday afternoon, moderated by Tianna Paschal. Edgardo is a graphic novelist and creator of the fabulous superhero La Borinqueña. In a little less than two months, my next novel comes out, SIDE CHICK NATION, which will be the first print novel published about Hurricane Maria, in which I take on colonization and climate change.

I got tapped for several additional panels this year, including talking about Adrienne Rich’s legacy, What Women Want, and showcasing current and former poets from Poetry for the People. That last poetry event is one of the many free events! But $15 will grant you a wristband for access to everything over two days: Saturday and Sunday May 4-5.


Hope to see you at the festival!




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