Special Event at DIESEL -- Charlie Jane Naders and Parker Peevyhouse

DIESEL welcomes Charlie Jane Anders and Parker Peevyhouse

They'll discuss aspects of the science fiction genre regarding their new books, All the Birds in the Sky and Where Futures End

Saturday, April 30, 2 pm

Young Adult fiction and Science Fiction may seem like different worlds, but often there are links between these two genres that readers don't always consider. Teens are pulled toward adult fiction of all kinds, whilst adults read YA too (although usually more secretively). For Independent Bookstore Day, DIESEL is proud to bring together two authors who have recently written excellent science fiction books to read from and discuss their work and the idea of crossing over genre boundaries, just as their characters cross between different worlds.

Charlie Jane Anders is an American journalist, editor, and fiction writer. Her novel Choir Boy won a Lambda Literary Award in 2005. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is managing editor of the science fiction website io9.

Parker Peevyhouse teaches part time at a tutoring center and a K-8 school. She loves puzzles, games, and riddles of all kinds and can't pass up a chance to take in California's amazing scenery. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family. Where Futures End is her debut novel.

Farmers' Market - 9:00-2:00

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment - Saturday, April 30

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live music, 12:00-2:00

Off The Grid Food Trucks

Every Sunday from 11 am-3 pm, Rain or Shine

Come enjoy Off the Grid’s delicious mobile gourmet food market on Sundays. Eat your way through the largest gathering of mobile food trucks in Marin, listen to live music, and take in great views of the bay and Mt. Tam.

Folkish Festival -- Red Meat

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Red Meat

Since 1993, Red Meat has entertained audiences worldwide with their take on Bakersfield-style honky tonk music. Recipients of several "Best of the Bay" awards, Red Meat has shared the stage with their idol Buck Owens, Alabama, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, and Dave Alvin. They serve as the backing band for rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson in the western US.  Red Meat has 5 albums out, three produced by Grammy winner Dave Alvin, have had their music in several movie and TV soundtracks, and are veterans of many national and European tours. They looking forward to knocking your socks off at the Folkish Festival.

"The sound consists of expertly performed hard-core honky tonk and western swing, with Young's solid lyrics and sense of humor highly visible. Good times and polished grooves abound from beginning to end." ­ -- San Jose Mercury News