Keynote speaker Walter Mosley is a national treasure in the writing world. He has had more than 50 books published in diverse genres including literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, short stories, writing primers, and even a young adult novel. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame, and he is the winner of an O. Henry Award, the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, a Grammy, PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and an Edgar Award. Now he can add to that list the San Francisco Writers Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, which we will present to him during lunch.
Mr. Mosley is being interviewed by celebrated author and a man who truly walks the talk, Reverend Harry Louis Williams II, affectionately known throughout Oakland and San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood as O.G. Rev. Last year Rev. Williams won the SFWC Director’s Scholarship and has since had two books published: When the Struggle is Real: O.G. Rev’s Hip Hop Prayers and Meditations and Taking It To The Streets.