Tuesday, February 7, 7-8 p.m., the Cushing Library at Holy Names University (3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland CA) is hosting a book talk by Holy Names student and sparkling memoirist Belo Cipriani. Belo’s autobiography, Blind: A Memoir, chronicles his experiences after he was blinded by childhood friends in 2007.
Following the reading, Belo will sign copies (available for purchase at the reading, cash-only).
This event is open to the public (see the Holy Names website for directions). Light refreshments served. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Belo’s book has been climbing the Amazon charts and garnering critical acclaim since its debut in 2011. His readings are electric, moving, and highly entertaining. He spoke to a standing-room only at last fall’s Litquake. You won’t want to miss this talk!
Belo is a Lambda Literary Fellow and Literary Death Match champion who is currently a student at the Sophia Center of Holy Names University. He holds a Masters Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Notre Dame de Namur University, where he studied under award winning poet Jacqueline Berger and fiction writer Kerry Dolan. He is heavily involved with the San Francisco literary community and is a member of Litquake and The California Writers Club, as well as a contributing writer for Bay Area publications.
Belo and his guide dog Madge live in San Francisco. Read more about Belo (and hear him talking about Blind) on his website.