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What the Fireflies Knew: Author Talk with Kai Harris

What the Fireflies Knew: Author Talk with Kai Harris

Registration is recommended. Seating is limited. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Join us for an evening with Kai Harris, author of the critically acclaimed novel What the Fireflies Knew. She will discuss her writing process, her journey to publication and answer questions from the audience. 

Dr. Kai Harris is a writer and educator from Detroit, Michigan, whose critically acclaimed debut novel What the Fireflies Knew is a Marie Claire Book Club pick, Book of the Month add-on, and was longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Kai’s writing, which centers on the Black experience, has appeared in Guernica, Lit Hub, Kweli Journal, Longform, and the Hilltop Review, amongst others. In addition to fiction, Kai has published poetry, personal essays, and peer-reviewed academic articles on topics related to Black girlhood/womanhood, the slave narrative genre, and Black identity. Kai currently lives in the Bay Area where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Santa Clara University.

This event is part of Silicon Valley Reads 2023. Silicon Valley Reads is a community engagement program that features books and an annual theme to bring people together by providing more than 100 free, public events each year in February and March. For 2023, Silicon Valley Reads will set off on a “Journey to New Beginnings.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Mountain View Library

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2nd Floor Program Room
Kai Harris
Contact person:
Kyle Hval
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