Silicon Valley Reads 2018 kick-off event features two authors

Silicon Valley Reads is hosting No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion on Feb. 1 at De Anza College at 7 p.m.Photo of Silicon Valley Reads event at Branham High School featuring author Emmi Itäranta.

Community book program “Silicon Valley Reads” is hosting No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion on Feb. 1 at De Anza College at 7 p.m.

The event will feature Mark Lukach, author of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, and Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin, who will be interviewed on stage by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro.

The event will focus on “the role of caregivers and how it often takes a community to tackle life’s most challenging situations,” according to The Commonwealth Club of California website, the co-sponsor of the event.

The mission of Silicon Valley Reads is “to encourage reading and discussion of selected books as a way to open community dialogue about provocative themes relevant to our region,” according to their website. The program started in 2003 and has since reached thousands of people in Santa Clara County. 

Tickets and reservations for the kick-off event are not required. The event is first come, first seated.

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