Hearing Room 1: 1:30—2:15pm

Oakland's literary history is a deep river with hidden eddies. Three local authors will discuss how Oakland shaped the work of Delilah Beasley, Ina Coolbrith, and Joaquin Miller, and the lasting legacies of these Oakland forebears.

STACY CARLSON is the author of the novel Among the Wonderful. Her work has also appeared in Tin House, Post Road, Inkwell, Sparkle+Blink, and elsewhere.

ALETA GEORGE is a journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has written for Smithsonian, High Country News, Bay Nature, OnEarth, the Los Angeles Times, California, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is author of Ina Coolbrith, a biography on California’s first poet laureate.

DOROTHY LAZARD runs the Oakland History Room of the Oakland Public Library. She was raised in West Oakland and has been a librarian since 1983. Some of her writing can be found in the recent collection The Public Library by Robert Dawson and at The Desk Set.