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Online Lecture: Library Week — James Dalessandro’s 1906 The Novel

Program No. 24636RJ
Join us on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A with the author of "1906," — the novel that changed San Francisco history.
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At a Glance

It’s National Library Week, and after two decades delighting Road Scholars with tales of great San Francisco characters, artists and events — author James Dalessandro discusses his own journey in penning "1906: A Novel." An epic story of the devastating 1906 earthquake, the San Francisco Chronical called Dalessandro a 2004 “publishing sensation.” The novel, along with "The Damnedest, Finest Ruins," — his award-winning documentary about the earthquake — convinced the city’s Board of Supervisors to dismiss the 100-year-old death count of 478 and replace it with 3,000+, a resolution that made worldwide news. The digital edition of "1906: The Novel" went on to become a #1 national bestseller in historical fiction — twice — in 2016.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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