Awards ceremony recognizing authors for outstanding literary achievement. J. Douglas Allen-Taylor will be honored with the Reginald Lockett Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. Writers Toni Morrison, Andrew Lam, Luis J. Rodriguez, and Lucille Lang Day, journalist Chris Hedges, poet Tim Seibles, and editors Denise M. Sandoval and Christopher Wagstaff will be honored as well.
Sure, presents are great, but what really makes the holidays a shared experience is food. But don’t just settle for the typical green-bean casserole and eggnog. On Sunday, Diesel Bookstore (5433 College Ave., Oakland) will host a Winter Cookbook Extravaganza to help you add some gastronomic creativity into your holiday festivities. Cookbook authors Lauri Pastrone, Allison Arevalo, Erin Wade, and Emma Christensen will be dropping by to share some of their recipes, including those for home-brewed kombucha, Kosovan sticky donuts, mac ’n’ cheese, and more. Join these Bay Area chefs to see how you can spice up your holiday this year.