Litquake @ B&B: RADICALS

Sunday, Oct. 7 – 2 p.m.

Elaine Elinson, Hilton Obenzinger, Jonah Raskin, Nina Serrano, Barry Willdorf

Elaine Elinson, coauthor of the award-winning Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, worked with the UFW and reported from the Philippines during the Marcos regime.

Hilton Obenzinger reads, takes action, and laughs. Critic, poet, novelist, historian, and recipient of the American Book Award, his books include the autobiographical novel Busy Dying. He teaches writing and American studies at Stanford University.

Jonah Raskin has written about American radicals and radicalism in Out of the Whale: Growing Up in the American Left, The Radical Jack London and numerous other books.

Nina Serrano, poet, media producer, and educator, was voted “Best Local Poet” by Oakland Magazine in 2010. She co-founded the Mission Cultural Center, and produces literature and Latino radio programs for KPFA.

Barry Willdorf, a retired defense lawyer who championed Vietnam vets, has written novels including an award-winning historical work on church-state relations in the crumbling Roman empire and a 1970s noir series addressing class, race, and family issues.