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November 2018

In Recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Jonestown

November 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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In Recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Jonestown, the California Historical Society will host an OPEN HOUSE in San Francisco for survivors, family members, and the public who are invited to spend time together in the California Historical Society’s gallery.

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Open House: For Friends And Family Of Those Who Perished in Jonestown

November 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1859 Geary St San Francisco, + Google Map

This event is for friends and family of Jonestown survivors.  Author Judy Bebelaar will read from And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers From People's Temple to Jonestown. Open House for friends and family of those who perished in Jonestown, and the public. Details: Judy Bebelaar and Jannie Dresser will be at a book table for And Then They Were Gone. There will be no book sales, but come to the table to find out about the book!

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December 2018

Jonestown book authors read at Book Passage San Francisco

December 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA United States
Free
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Reading from And Then They Were Gone

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March 2019

AWP Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference

March 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232 United States
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“Turning Tragedy into Hope: Teaching Transformation Through Writing Panel presentation moderated by Judy Bebelaar

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June 2019

Jonestown book Wins Nonfiction Authors Association Silver Award

June 10, 2019

And Then They Were Gone, a book about Jonestown teenagers, wins the Nonfiction Authors Association Book Award (Silver Winner) prize.

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Jonestown book receives Northern California Book Award Nomination

June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free
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 And Then They Were Gone, Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in General Non-Fiction as one of the best works by a northern California author published in 2018.

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July 2019

Lyrics and Dirges Poetry Reading at Pegasus Books

July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Bay Area Poet Judy Bebelaar reads at Pegasus Books in Berkeley, California

Judy Bebelaar,  bay area poet and author, joins fellow poets at Lyrics and Dirges, a monthly reading series. Lyrics & Dirges is a monthly reading series that features a mix of prominent, emerging, and beginning writers. Its aim is to highlight various forms of writing in an effort to spotlight the diverse literary community that lives in the Bay Area. Every third Wednesday of the month at Pegasus Books Downtown. Join us on July 17th, 2019 for a wonderful night…

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Jonestown author reads at Books Benicia

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Benicia, 636 First Street
Benicia, CA United States
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Author Judy Bebelaar

In September 1976, Reverend Jim Jones chose San Francisco’s Opportunity II High, a public alternative school where Bebelaar and Cabral taught, as the one he wanted the Peoples Temple teenagers to attend. And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown introduces 28 of those Temple teenagers and focuses on the fifteen Bebelaar and Cabral knew best of those who attended the small school until their sudden departures to Jonestown in the spring and summer of 1977. Most never returned.

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December 2020

Jonestown author reads from And Then They Were Gone at SF Public Library

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SF Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco, California 94102
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Judy Bebelaar, bay area poet and author of Jonestown's book And Then They Were Gone will read from her book. The book tells the story from the perspective of the teachers who knew, loved, and lost many students who died.   The book provides the social context for understanding Opportunity High, People’s Temple, and Jonestown as part of the complex decade of turbulent cultural change. The murder-suicides in Jonestown on November 18, 1978, constituted the largest mass death of American…

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April 2021

Jonestown Zoom book discussion at Berkeley Public Library

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom United States
Free
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Bay Area poet and author Judy Bebelaar will read and discuss her book about Jonestown. And Then They Were Gone tells the story of the teenagers of People's Temple.

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