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Shakespeare’s Associates will celebrate Livermore PrideFest 2022 by hosting a free reading with author Amy G. Dalia, at the Shakespeare & Performing Arts Regional Company (SPARC) Studio in Livermore, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 7.

Dalia is the author “Like It or Not,” a contemporary Young Adult retelling of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” that focuses on a 16-year-old trans boy. The author will be reading selections from her book during the Books, Wine, and Cheese event, and will also have copies for signing and sale.

PrideFest is a month of LGBTQ+ events coordinated by the nonprofit Livermore Pride.

The SPARC Studio is located at 2172 Railroad Ave. To register visit livermorepride.org/events.