Frances Dinkelspiel, Ellen Ullman, Karen Tei Yamashita, Faith Adiele, Moderator: Anthea Hartig
Moderated by Anthea Hartig, the Executive Director of the California Historical Society, this panel is a wide-ranging discussion about regional literary production beyond the limits of San Francisco but still Northern Californian. How are the life stories of our distinguished panelists (their own and those they unspool in their fiction and non-fiction) inflected or influenced by Northern California? Can we speak of general Bay Area literary production or does the work of these writers insist that we think in different terms about region? What's local, what's regional, what's Californian, and how do we know?