The Distinguished Author Series Welcomes Joyce Carol Oates

Award-Winning Novelist, Poet, Playwright and Essayist Will Give a Virtual Talk on Saturday, May 8


The Distinguished Author Series brings together great authors who spark new thoughts, ideas and deep discussions. Since the start of the series in April, topics ranging from the biology of stress to the impact of technology on present lives have been explored.

We invite patrons to delve into the mind of bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates. This versatile and accomplished author has penned award-winning novels, critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, essays, plays and a memoir. Several of her stories have been adapted to film or television. Her writing has earned awards such as the National Book Award, O. Henry Awards, the National Humanities Medal and the Jerusalem Prize.

Notable works include We Were the Mulvaneys (1996), The Falls (2004), Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars (2020) and The (Other) You (2021).

WHO: Santa Clara County Library District, Joyce Carol Oates
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 8                    Virtual Event
3 p.m.                                     Register:

The Santa Clara County Library District provides free quality programming that is informational, engaging and entertaining. The Distinguished Author Series is one of the many exemplary programs the Library offers to the community.

This event is free, virtual, and open to the public. Advanced registration is required.  There will be Q&A with the author following the event. A recording of Oates’ event will be made available for a limited time at a later date.

Learn more about the Distinguished Author Series at

 SCCLD would like to thank the Cupertino Library Foundation, Los Altos Library Endowment, Friends of the Milpitas Library, and the Saratoga Friends of the Libraries for their generosity and support.