Oct. 9, 2022 (Sunday)
The Remarkable Upside of Writing Communities
12:45 p.m.
San Francisco
Information here

Oct. 18, 2022 (Tues)
Innovators: Groundbreaking Bay Area Women
7:30 p.m.
San Francisco
Information here

Past Events:

January 28, 2020 (Thurs)
Stanford Books on Review
10 a.m.
Register here

April 13, 2019 (Sat)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Interview with John Carryrou, author of “Bad Blood”
1:30 p.m.

April 22, 2018  (Sun)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Panel” “Immigrants: We Get the Job Done”

March 3, 2018 (Sat)
“On the Same Page”
Claremont Public Library
Claremont, CA

Feb. 24, 2018
Friends of the College of the Desert Library
Indian Wells, CA

April 27, 2017 (Thurs)
Scribbles to Novels
Dogpatch Wine Works
2455 Third St.
San Francisco, CA
6:00 p.m.

April 22, 2017 (Sat)
Walnut Creek Library Authors’ Gala
Walnut Creek, CA
6:00 p.m.

April 20, 2017 (Thurs)
Benicia has selected Tangled Vines for its “One City, One Book,” selection
Benicia Public Library
150 East L St
BeniciaCA 94510
7:00 p.m.

April 7, 2017 (Fri)
Whittier Public Library
7344 Washington Avenue
Whittier, CA
5:00 p.m.

April 7, 2017 (Fri)
Dinner to acknowledge that the City of Whittier has selected Tangled Vines as its “One City, One Book.”
Senior Center
6:30 p.m.

March 30, 2017
Brandeis Lunch with the Authors
Campbell, CA

March 26, 2017 (Sun)
Peninsula Volunteers Annual Authors Salon
Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club
Menlo Park, CA
10:30 a.m.

March 16, 2017 (Thurs)
San Bernardino County Library
7:00 p.m.

March 14, 2017 (Tues)
San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
Roosevelt Junior High Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

Feb 24, 2017  (Fri)
Temple Isaiah
Lafayette, CA
8:00 p.m.

Feb. 21, 2017
Los Altos Morning Forum

Feb 15, 2017 (Wed)
Jews in the California Wine Industry
Temple Emanu-El
San Francisco, CA

Feb. 11, 2107 (Sat)
Sonoma Valley Historical Society
Sonoma Community Center
Sonoma, CA
2:00 p.m.

Feb. 8, 2017 (Wed)
Napa Valley Wine Tasters’ Society
Napa, CA
6:00 p.m.

Feb. 4, 2017 (Sat)
YWCA’s Festival of Women Authors
Berkeley, CA

Jan. 21, 2017 (Sat)
Medical Friends of Wine
Emeryville, CA
7:00 p.m.

Jan. 17, 2017 (Tues)
San Francisco Rotary Club
St. Francis Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Jan 11, 2017 (Wed)
Century Club
San Francisco, CA

Jan. 7, 2017 (Sat)
Upland Public Library
Book Group
10:00 a.m.

Nov. 17, 2016 (Thurs)
Media Innovation Speakers Series
Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Stanford University
Packard Room 100
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 10, 2016 (Thurs)
Story Hour in the Library
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Nov. 4, 2016 (Fri)
The Basement Series
“The Morning After”
1590 Bryant St.
San Francisco
7:00 p.m.

Oct. 29, 2016 (Sat)
A Taste of History
DeAnza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA
3:00 p.m.

Oct. 23, 2016 (Sun)
Stanford Alumni Authors Meet and Greet
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Oct. 21, 2016 (Fri)
Tunstead Live
San Anselmo Public Library
110 Tunstead Ave.
7 p.m.

Oct. 15, 2016 (Sat)
Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
Interviewing Michael Krasny
Berkeley, CA

Oct. 13, 2016 (Thurs)
Towne Center Books
Paperback launch party
Pleasanton, CA
7 p.m.

Oct. 9, 2016 (Sat)
Eat, Drink, and Be Literary
The Chapel
777 Valencia St.
Book signing
12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

July 22, 2016 (Fri)
Cafe Kalediscope
Pt. Richmond

July 20, 2016 (Wed)
An Evening of Wine and Wisdom
Sugar Pine Point State Park
7585 Highway 89
Lake Tahoe, CA
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

June 16, 2016 (Thurs)
On the Road with Cal Humanities
Journalism & Democracy in America
Panel discussion with Rob Kuznia, Héctor Tobar and Mark Arax
San Jose State University Student Union
7:00 p.m.

June 13, 2016 (Mon)
Oakland Museum
Oakland, CA
10:30 a.m.

June 5, 2016 (Sun)
Bay Area Book Festival
True Stories, Told Exceedingly Well
With Frances Stroh and Stefan Thunberg
Dharma College, 2222 Harold Way
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

May 3, 2016 (Tues)
Oakland Public Library
Montclair Branch
Oakland, CA
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

April 30, 2016 (Sat)
Books Inc
Independent Bookstore Day
Calistoga, CA
2 p.m.

April 27, 2016 (Wed)
Foothill College
Lohman Theater
Los Altos Hills, CA
5:30 p.m.

April 9, 2016 (Sat)
Los Angeles Festival of Books
Panel: Pretty Deadly: The Dark Side of California
Andrus Gerontology Center
Los Angeles, CA
10:00 a.m.

March 29, 2016 (Tues)
Brandeis Book and Author Luncheon
Skirball Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

March 24, 2016 (Thurs)
Sausalito Historical Society
Ondine’s restaurant
Sausalito, CA
7:00 p.m.

March 20, 2016 (Sun)
The McCune Rare Book Collection
JFK Library
Vallejo, CA
2 p.m.

March 18, 2016 (Fri)
Library Laureates dinner
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA
7:30 p.m.

March 15, 2016 (Tues)
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA
11:00 a.m.

March 13, 2016 (Sun)
Write On Mamas
In conversation with Mary Allison Tierney
Mill Valley Public Library
4 p.m to 5 p.m.

March 12, 2016 (Sat)
Authors on the Move
Sacramento Public Library Foundation
Sacramento, CA
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

March 10, 2016 (Thurs)
Why There Are Words
Studio 333 at 333 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA
7 p.m.

March 8, 2016 (Tues)
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
An exploration of the Jewish connections in the wine industry
Berkeley, CA
5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Feb. 26, 2016 (Fri)
Fromm Institute
San Francisco, CA
1 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2016 (Wed)
Menlo College
Roundtable about wine
Menlo Park, CA
6:30 p.m

Feb. 11, 2016 (Thurs)
HarvEst Distinguished Women’s Lecture Series
Chevron Auditorium, International House
2299 Piedmont Ave.
UC Berkeley
4:10 p.m.

Feb. 9, 2016 (Tues)
Reception at North Berkeley Investment Partners
Berkeley, CA
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6, 2016 (Sat)
Berkeley Public Library Authors’ Dinner
Honorary Chair
Berkeley, CA
6:30 p.m.

Feb. 4, 2016 (Thurs)
Squaw Valley Community of Writers
An evening of literary readings
Sacramento, CA
7 p.m.

Jan 28, 2016 (Thurs)
Inaugural Luminarias talk with Healdsburg Literary Guild
The Shed Grange
Healdsburg, CA
7 p.m.

Jan 23, 2016 (Sat)
Omnivore Books
San Francisco, CA
3 p.m.

Dec. 2, 2015 (Wed)
KQED Forum with Michael Krasny
10 a.m.

Dec. 1, 2015 (Tues)
Berkeley City Club
Berkeley, CA
6 pm

Nov. 12, 2015 (Thurs)
Rakestraw Books
Danville, Ca
7 p.m.

Nov. 11 (Wed)
Temple Emanuel
Panel on PPIE
San Francisco
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Nov. 10, 2015 (Tues)
With Oakland Wine Festival
Sequoyah Country Club
Oakland, CA
6:30 p.m.

Nov. 7, 2015 (Sat)
Book Soup bookstore
Los Angeles, CA
4 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2015 (Tues)
Hillcrest Country Club
Los Angeles, CA

Nov 2, 2015 (Mon)
Huntington-USC Institute on the West
Huntington Library
San Marino, CA

Nov. 1, 2015 (Sun)
Galleano Winery
Sponsored by California Historical Society
Mira Loma, CA
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1, 2015 (Sun)
Homestead Museum
Talk on Tangled Vines
City of Industry, CA
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Oct. 25, 2015 (Sun)
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
4 p.m.

Oct. 22, 2015 (Thurs)
Book’s Inc at Laurel Village
San Francisco
7 p.m.

Oct. 21, 2015 (Wed)
Keplers’ Books
In conversation with Leslie Berlin
7:30 p.m.

Oct.19, 2015 (Mon)
Reader’s Books
Sonoma, CA
7 p.m.

Oct. 17, 2015 (Sat)
Uncharted: Berkeley Festival of Ideas
2:30 p.m.

Oct. 15, 2015 (Thu)
Napa Valley book launch with Copperfield’s Books
Farmstead Restaurant
St. Helena
5 p.m.

Oct. 14, 2015 (Wed)
Mrs. Dalloway’s Books
7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11, 2015 (Sun)
La Botella Republica
Berkeley CA
5 p.m.

Oct. 8, 2015 (Thurs)
Book Launch
Mechanic’s Institute
In conversation with Julia Flynn Siler
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 8, 2015 (Wed)
Squaw Valley Community of Writers
Panel on narrative non-fiction
7:30 p.m.

June 22, 2015 (Mon)
Litquake Epicenter
In conversation with Katherine Taylor, author of Valley Fever
San Francisco, CA
7 p.m.

June 7, 2105 (Sun)
Bay Area Book Festival
Panel on Writing Communities
Berkeley, CA
10 a.m

June 6, 2015 (Sat)
Bay Area Book Festival
Panel: Berkeley, Literally
Berkeley, CA
5 p.m.

May 15, 2015 (Friday)
Interview with Marian Palaia
A Great Good Place for Books
Oakland, 7 pm.

Feb. 12, 2015
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Talk about Warren Hellman and Hellman family
San Francisco, CA

Nov. 2, 2014 (Sun)
Buried Treasure: An Underground History Walk
Colma, CA
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 11, 2014
Panel discussion after screening of “American Jerusalem”
Osher Marin JCC
San Rafael, CA

April 22, 2014
Interviewing Michael Pollan
World Book Night
Mrs. Dalloway’s
Berkeley, CA

Dec 15, 2013 (Sun)
Temple Sinai
Oakland, CA

Nov 18, 2013 (Mon)
7:30 pm
Jewish Book Festival
Temple Ami Shalom, West Covina, CA

Oct 6, 2013 (Sun)
Tales from Two Cities: Writing From California
San Francisco Main Library

Sept. 7 , 2012
California Conversations
Contemporary Jewish Museum

Sept 30, 2012
Peninsula Temple Shalom

Oct 13, 2012
Panel on Art of Nonfiction

April 28, 2013
2 – 4 pm
Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley

May 10, 2013
7 pm
Friends of the Los Gatos Library

Frances has also spoken at:

The Huntington Library
Bancroft Library Roundtable series
California Historical Society
The ALOUD series at the Los Angeles Public Library
The Judah L. Magnes Museum
The Los Angeles Festival of Books