Upcoming Virtual Event
University of California Extension, Berkeley
Love Stories: Memoir Writing and Allyship
In conversation with Katya Cengal, author of From Chernobyl With Love
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
12 Noon PT
(many with YouTube videos)
Imagining Justice, Heart and Soul Center of Light, Oakland, CA
May 19, 2021
With Valerie Joi Fiddmont, co-host
In collaboration with Book Passage
Greenlight Books, Brooklyn, NY
May 20, 2021
With Ellery Washington, Professor of Writing, Pratt Institute, author of the forthcoming novel Buffalo
Politics and Prose. Washington, D.C.
May 24, 2021
With Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College and
NY Times Best-selling author, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
East End Books, Provincetown, Mass.
May 26, 2021
With Jewelle Gomez, award-winning author of The Gilda Stories, and Maxine Wolfe, co-founder of Act Up National Women's Committee
MoAD (Museum of the African Diaspora), San Francisco, CA
June 11. 2021
A special event in honor of Loving Day
With Sarah Ladipo Manyika, award-winning author of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun
Alta Mesa Center for the Arts, Orinda, CA
Sunday, July 11, 4 pm PST
With Irma Herrera, playwright, Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?
Seattle's East West Bookshop
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5 pm PST
With the legendary Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington
Topic: LOVE, Essential for Social Justice
To schedule an event please email
Dr. Lester through the contact tab above.