Kepler’s Literary Foundation to Welcome Anna Yen and Jon M. Chu

Debut Author and Film Director Discuss Books, Tech and Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Kepler’s Literary Foundation invites guests to join debut novelist, Anna Yen, and director of the highly anticipated upcoming release of “Crazy Rich Asians”, Jon M. Chu, in an exclusive conversation with Michael Whalen, professor of communications at Santa Clara University. The evening will include a discussion regarding Yen’s new book “Sophia of Silicon Valley,” and the cut-throat and furiously inventive cultures of the technology and entertainment industries on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30pm. The event will take place at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA. Pre-purchased Eventbrite tickets are required to attend the event and include one copy of Yen’s new book.

“Yen’s roman a clef is a delightful, touching tale that is perfect for the tech-generation or anyone fascinated by its culture.”

@keplers will host @anna_yen and @jonmchu for debut of #SophiaofSiliconValley on April 26!
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“Sophia of Silicon Valley” is a fast-paced roman a clef about one woman’s journey through the tech world working for some of the greatest minds of our time. Kirkus calls it “…a much needed professional coming-of-age story” and Larry Kramer says, “Yen’s roman a clef is a delightful, touching tale that is perfect for the tech-generation or anyone fascinated by its culture.”

During the early aughts, Yen worked with big-name modern luminaries of Silicon Valley including Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and David Drummond. “Sophia of Silicon Valley” is inspired by her time spent as a woman in the bro-culture of the tech world and catalogs the ups and the downs of burning the candle from both ends in the name of innovation.

Chu is known for his visually stunning work in projects across genre, medium and budget. Whether telling a story through the language of dance in the “Step Up” films, music in the Justin Bieber documentaries, action in the “G.I. Joe” film, magic in “Now You See Me 2” or culture in his latest film “Crazy Rich Asians” (release date Aug. 17, 2018), Chu’s signature style is bursting with energy and the definition of fun, pop culture entertainment.

Guests are required to purchase a ticket to attend the book presentation at Eventbrite tickets are limited and includes a hosted reception and one copy of “Sophia of Silicon Valley.”

Other “Sophia of Silicon Valley” events include:

April 10, 2018: @Book Passage

April 17, 2018: @COREClub in conversation with Ellen Pack and Gina Garrubbo

April 21, 2018: @latimesfob

April 30, 2018: @Powells


Kepler’s Literary Foundation enriches the community through literary and cultural programs that feature notable writers, artists, and original thinkers. Carefully curated programs, local, community-based literary and creative writing programs, and outreach to schools deliver intriguing content spanning the widest range of literary and cultural topics. Based in Menlo Park, California, Kepler's Literary Foundation is a vital channel for exploring new perspectives, initiating conversations, and inspiring the community.


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