new york city
july 14 / 6 pm / yu and me books
in conversation with Kuhoo Verma (she/her), a NYC based artist who revels in works made for diverse audiences. You can see Kuhoo as the lead of Hulu’s film Plan B, streaming now. Film: Plan B (Hulu), Murder Mystery 2 (Netflix), The Big Sick (Amazon), and the upcoming Space Cadet with Emma Roberts. She previously starred in Dave Malloy’s Octet at the Signature Theatre (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble).
july 21 / 6 pm / making worlds bookstore and social collective
in conversation with Deepika Kannan (she/her)
august 5 / 1 pm EST / @malavika.kannan and @drvarunasrinivasan
in conversation with Dr. Varuna Srinivasan, a gender justice activist, writer, sexual health consultant, and co-chair of the Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Sep 2 / 6 pm / Zeppelin Bookstore
in conversation with Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya (she/her) a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism. She is the author of Helen House, a queer horror novelette. She is the managing editor of Autostraddle and the assistant managing editor at TriQuarterly. Her works appears in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Catapult, The Offing, Joyland, The Cut, The A.V. Club, Vulture, Refinery29, and Vice.
sept 14 / 7 pm / fabulosa books
in conversation with Kyla Zhao, the author of The Fraud Squad (Berkley Books 2023) and the forthcoming novels Valley Verified and May the Best Player Win. Born and raised in Singapore, Kyla graduated in 2021 from Stanford University with an MA in Communications (Media Studies) and BA in Psychology. Previously, she was a fashion and lifestyle writer at Vogue Singapore. She was recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30.
october 8 / 4 pm / books, inc. palo alto
in conversation with Grace D. Li, (she/her), who grew up in Pearland, Texas, and is a graduate of Duke University, where she studied biology and creative writing. She currently attends medical school at Stanford University. Her debut novel, Portrait of a Thief, was an instant New York Times bestseller, a #1 international bestseller, and is also in development at Netflix.