Panel Discussion | April 29 | 10-11:15 a.m. | Veteran's Memorial Building - Auditorium
Everything we understand about the world comes from stories: those we hear in school, those we read in books, and those we believe about each other. These panelistsall titans of storytellingwill discuss the power stories have to galvanize the world, create cultures, and bind us all together. Dont miss your chance to hear Joyce Carol Oates, who boasts a lifetime of achievements as a great American author and Pulitzer Prize nominee (her new story collection, Beautiful Days came out in February); Scott Saul, biographer of late comedian Richard Pryor and also a UC Berkeley English professor with Oates; writer and critic Ismail Muhammad; and Chair of the Simpson Family Literary Project Joe Di Prisco. These brilliant writers will interrogate how we shape storiesand how stories shape us.