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    Mark your calendars! Kazuo Ishiguro is kicking off this May’s Wordplay Festival.

    Rasheeda Saka

    February 4, 2021, 3:33pm

    Ready your pens! Get your notebooks in order! Do whatever you need to prepare to behold (virtually) the genius of Kazuo Ishiguro this May.

    Today, The Bay Area Book Festival and Minneapolis’ Loft Literary Center announced a sneak peek of their virtual lineups, along with a partnered event.

    On Sunday, May 2, Nobel-prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro will start off the event with a virtual conversation entitled “Love and Illusion,” with Yaa Gyasi, who won the a PEN/Hemingway award winner for her highly-acclaimed novel Homegoing.

    Tickets for this session can be found at Bay Area Book Fest site here, or through enhanced Wordplay tickets here, both of which went on sale as of today, at 12pm CST.

    Later that day, there will be a free event (that’s right, open to all!) at 7pm CST with the award-winning author Dean Koontz, who will talk about his latest project, The Other Emily, and his long career of writing artful and suspenseful fiction.

    The rest of the sessions (to be announced at a later date) will be streamed on Crowdcast, YouTube and Facebook Live. Visit loftwordplay.org to find links to stream those events and purchase enhanced tickets.

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