Get Ready for Robin Coste Lewis Event

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! We hope you’ve had an invigorating time reading Robin Coste Lewis’s Voyage of the Sable Venus, in preparation for Thursday’s event with Lewis herself, host John Freeman, and hopefully you, dear reader!

We are eager to hear Freeman talk with Lewis about the process of writing Voyage of the Sable Venus, art history, and the Western literary canon.

Here are the details of the event:

  • When: Thursday, June 17, at 5 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Where: To join the event on Zoom, click here.
  • What: Your host, John Freeman, will be in conversation with Robin Coste Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus.
  • Author questions: Please send questions for Robin Coste Lewis to info@californiabookclub.com. You can also submit them using Zoom’s chat feature after the event begins.
  • Attend to win: We will be giving away author-signed copies of Voyage of the Sable Venus to five attendees, selected at random, following Thursday’s program.
  • Mark your calendars: Upcoming CBC discussions with William Finnegan, author of Barbarian Days, on July 15 (at 5:30 p.m.); Dana Johnson, author of Elsewhere, California, on August 19; and Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell, on September 23.

    To sign up for Alta Journal’s California Book Club for free, click here. And don’t forget to join your fellow book club members in the Alta Clubhouse for ongoing discussions about our selected book of the month.

    Thanks, and see you Thursday!

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