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Sunday, October 8 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Catching the First Big Break

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From winning an essay contest to receiving a fellowship to the tried-and-true method of working hard and submitting constantly, debut authors Andrea Avery, Christina Julian, Ho Lin, and Shobha Rao share their stories and their secrets. Moderated by CCA’s Leslie Roberts. $12

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Leslie Roberts

I am a writer, researcher, Antarctic historian, creative strategist, team builder and leader. | | In my role as Dean of the Design Division at CCA, I lead close to 900 students and 200+ faculty each semester, covering diverse design studies including the transdisciplinary 2- an... Read More →

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Andrea Avery

Andrea Avery is the author of Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano (Pegasus Books). Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Real Simple, The Oxford American, and The Politics of Women's Bodies. She was the winner of Real Simple's second annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and a... Read More →
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Christina Julian

Christina Julian does the dance as a wine and food writer by day, novelist by night. An East Coaster at the core she bounced her way across the country with stints in publishing, advertising, and technology before fleeing to the Napa Valley. As a columnist for NorthBay Biz magazine, the wine country her beat, she combs the valley in search of the never-ending scoop and the wines that go with it... Read More →
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Ho Lin

Ho Lin is an author, musician and filmmaker, and the co-editor of the San Francisco-based literary journal Caveat Lector (www.caveat-lector.org). He has resided in the US, China and Taiwan, and currently lives in San Francisco. His first collection of short stories, "China Girl... Read More →
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Shobha Rao

Shobha Rao is the author of AN UNRESTORED WOMAN, and the forthcoming novel, GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, awarded by Nimrod International Journal. She has been a resident at Hedgebrook and is the recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship. Her story... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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