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Berkeley History Center
1931 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704




2:00 - 4:00 PM

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(510) 848-0181




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Fiction at the Fairs – featuring mystery writer Kelli Stanley

Berkeley Historical Society
Aug 16, 02:00PM – 04:00PM

The main event will be local mystery writer Kelli Stanley discussing and reading from her three murder mysteries, where bodies pile up behind the scenes on the Golden Gate International Exposition’s Treasure Island and in pre-War San Francisco’s underworld. Unconventional detective Miranda Corbie has to sort out the mess. The GGIE’s Gayway amusement zone never seemed so dangerous!

In addition, exhibit curator Steven Finacom will give a brief overview of some of the amusing novels written for and about San Francisco’s expositions. Boy Scouts prepared to save the day, pithy rural philosophers commenting on the sophisticated Big City, and innocent young ladies looking for love in all the wrong places are among the characters that populate these fictional works set at the real local fairs.

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