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Hey all, just now finalizing the dates, times, and places for my book tour in LA, the Bay Area, and Oklahoma. Stay tuned — new events may be added and a couple of times might change.

Hope to see you somewhere along the way!

(Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like further details: pamolson @ gmail . com, (202) 413-9570)

October 12
7:30 to 9:00
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

October 15
1:30 to 3:00pm
Roble Theater in Roble Dorm
Stanford University
Stanford Improvisors present
A Panel about the role of Improv in our professional and personal lives:
Hilary Ryan (Musical Improvisation)
Susan Swei (Education & Parenting)
Pamela Olson (Journalism & Reporting)
Kellen Glinder (Medicine)

Monday, October 17
Magic, Inc
Palo Alto, CA
Supper at 7:30 at 381 Oxford Avenue, event will start at 8pm
Please let the organizers know (robin @ ecomagic . org) if you’d like them to reserve a seat for you, and whether you plan to join us for dinner.

Tuesday, October 18
7:00pm
San Jose State University
Culture and Conflict Forum
SJSU Engineering Auditorium
(Park at the 4th St and San Fernando garage)

Wednesday, October 19
7:00pm
Stanford University
Building 160, Room 124

Thursday, October 20
8:00pm
UC Davis
Wellman 25

Friday, October 21
4:00 – 6:00pm
Rossmoor Senior Adult Community
Hillside Clubhouse, Vista Room
Walnut Creek
Sponsored by Voices for Justice in Palestine
For more information contact: Marvin Cohen, President at (925) 944-1757 or Eve Segal at (925) 705-7124

Saturday, October 22
10:30am
Berkeley Public Library, South Branch, 1901 Russell Street at MLK
(One block north of Ashby BART Station)
Sponsored by:
Bay Area Jewish Voice for Peace
Northern California Friends of Sabeel
For more information contact Hassan (510) 526-4073

7:00pm
Arab American Cultural Center in San Jose
3952 Twilight Drive, San Jose (Building Two)

October 25
2:30 – 3:45pm
Speaking to Dr. Daadaoui’s Middle East class
Oklahoma City University

October 26
12:30pm
Oklahoma School of Science and Math

Thursday, October 27
7:00pm
Oklahoma University
Regent’s Room
Second floor, Oklahoma Memorial Union

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Books I Love


A Doctor in Galilee,
by Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh

The Hour of Sunlight, by Sami al Jundi and Jen Marlowe

The Goldstone Report, edited by Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner, and Philip Weiss

Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe

Zabelle, by Nancy Kricorian

Cosmos, by Carl Sagan

Impro, by Keith Johnstone

Improv Wisdom,
by Patricia Ryan Madson

Walden and Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau

To Kill a Mockingbird,
50th Anniversary Edition,
by Harper Lee