Fall 2018

Reed Magazine 151 Launch Party with T.C. Boyle

Join us for a night of readings as author T.C. Boyle helps celebrate the launch of the 151st issue of Reed Magazine, the West’s oldest literary journal, founded on the San José State campus in 1867! 

Gary Kamiya

Gary Kamiya is the author of the bestselling book Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, which was awarded the 2013 Northern California Book Award in creative nonfiction. 

September 21, 7pm – Magazine Launch Party, Hammer Theatre




October 17, 7pm – Reading and Conversation with Michael Johns, Hammer Theatre 4


 Mighty Mike McGee

Mighty Mike McGee is a published, world traveling funny-poet from San José. He was appointed Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) for 2018 & 2019.

November 7, 7pm – Reading and Conversation with Tshaka Campbell, Café Strich  


Spring 2019



Analicia Sotelo

Analicia Sotelo’s debut poetry collection Virgin is a vivid portrait of the artist as a young woman. At every step, these poems seduce with history, folklore, and sensory detail—grilled meat, golden habañeros, and burnt sugar—before delivering clear-eyed and eviscerating insights into power, deceit, relationships, and ourselves.

Nayomi Munaweera

Nayomi Munaweera’s debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize, short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and won the Commonwealth Prize for Asia.

February 7, 7pm — Reading and Book Signing, San Jose Museum of Art


February 28, 7pm — Reading and Book Signing, King Library 225/229

Steinbeck Alumni Reading

Join the CLA and the Steinbeck Center to welcome back former Steinbeck Fellows R.O. Kwon, Kirstin Chen, and Vanessa Hua as they read from their newest works. 

Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty became the first American to win the Man Booker Prize with his most recent novel, The Sellout, which was also awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award and the John Dos Passos Prize. 

 March 7, 7pm — Reading and Discussion, Steinbeck Center March 19, 7pm — Reading and Book Signing, Hammer Theatre