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Be the Sea Clara Ward

March 14 @ 6:30 pm

Experience the joy of the sea with Clara Ward on March 14th and celebrate the release  of their new book: Be the Sea. This event will take place at Avid Reader from 6:30 – 7:30. Ward will be joined in converstaion by Betsy Miller

About the Author
Clara Ward lives in Silicon Valley on the border between reality and speculative fiction. When not using words to teach or tell stories, Clara uses wood, fiber, and glass to make practical or completely impractical objects. Their short fiction has appeared in Strange HorizonsDecoded PrideThe Arcanist, and as a post card from Thinking Ink Press.

About the Book

In November 2039, marine scientist Wend Taylor heaves themself aboard a zero-emissions boat skippered by elusive nature photographer Viola Yang. Guided by instinct, ocean dreams, and a shared birthday in 1972, they barter stories for passage across the Pacific. Aljon, Viola’s younger cousin, keeps a watchful eye and an innovative galley. Story by story, the trio rethink secrets, flying dreams, and how they experience their own minds.
When they reach Hawaiʻi and prepare to part ways, opportunity and mystery pull them closer together. Both scientific and personal discoveries take shape as they join with ex-lovers, lost friends, and found family. Wend must navigate an ever-shifting future, complicated by bioengineered microbes and a plot to silence scientists, entangled with inexplicable dreams and a calling to Be the Sea.


March 14
6:30 pm


Avid Reader
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Davis, CA 95616 United States
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