Best-selling author and memoirist Reyna Grande is the keynote speaker for the event. Her critically acclaimed memoir, "The Distance Between Us," about her life before and after coming to the U.S. as an undocumented child immigrant, was a National Book Critics Circle Awards finalist.
The festival will also include a screenwriting outline workshop and a panel discussion about "The Art and Craft and Business of Screenwriting," both led by screenwriter Paul Guay. Guay has had a number of his works turned into films, including "Liar Liar," "The Little Rascals" and "Heartbreakers."
Regina Louise, author of the memoir "Somebody's Someone," will lead the "Why Black Voices Matter" and memoir panels. Her story has been featured on BBC World Service, NPR's All Things Considered, the CBS Early Show, PBS's Tavis Smiley Show and NBC11.
The festival will also feature workshops on poetry and poetry slam, fantasy/speculative fiction, novel-writing and self-publishing.
Tickets to the virtual event are limited. To learn more or to register, visit laspositascollege.edu/literary-festival.
The LPC Literary Arts Festival is sponsored by the Las Positas College Foundation, Livermore Commission for the Arts, and the Dale and Ted Kaye Innovation Grant. Event organizers are still accepting sponsors.
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