The Las Positas College Literary Arts Festival returns this weekend | News

Experience a full day of free writing workshops and panels when the Las Positas College Literary Arts Festival returns this Saturday.

The festival, held for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown in in-person gatherings, features internationally acclaimed authors, an Afghan-American memoirist, a US Army veteran poet, and a screenwriter Hollywood, in addition to music, food trucks, wine tastings. and children’s story time.

Workshops include sessions on screenwriting, memoirs, writing slam poems and graphic novels, while panels include a discussion on writing food and wine, a conversation with the authors of “Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now”, publication ceremony for “Havik”, the LPC Journal of Arts and Literature and dialogue with the LPC Poetry Slam.

“This event is truly special because it allows Las Positas College to showcase the incredible programs we have here while bringing world-class authors and speakers to our festival,” said LPC English Professor Martin Nash. , one of the founders of the LPC Literary Arts Festival. . “This is just the start of what we believe will be a successful literary festival for years to come.”

Tamim Ansary, an Afghan-American writer of fiction, memoir and history, is the keynote speaker for the event. Ansary is the author of a post-9/11 viral email condemning the Taliban and warning of the dangers of a war in Afghanistan. His work has been recognized with the 2010 Northern California Book Award, was shortlisted for San Francisco’s One City One Book read and aired on NPR.

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