Kepler's presents Litquake’s first-ever reading featuring Peninsula authors:


  • Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Meg Waite Clayton
  • Keith Raffel
  • Michelle Richmond
  • Ellen Sussman
  • Marilyn Yalom



Moderated by Jane Ganahl

Saturday, October 12, 4:00 p.m.


Harriet Scott Chessman is a fiction writer living in Palo Alto. Her newest novel, The Beauty of Ordinary Things, is forthcoming in November 2013.


Meg Waite Clayton is New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters and The Wednesday Daughters. She’s written for The New York and Los Angeles Times.


Raised in Palo Alto, Keith Raffel has founded a software company, taught writing to college freshmen, ran for Congress, sequenced DNA, and published four novels.


Michelle Richmond is bestselling author of The Year of Fog. Her novel, Golden State, and story collection, Hum, will be published in February.


Ellen Sussman is author of three novels: The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons, and On a Night Like This.


Marilyn Yalom, a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, is author of numerous books, including How the French Invented Love.


Event date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park