SOLD OUT: Yung Pueblo with Cecily Mak / The Way Forward

The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

3601 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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Booksmith and Berkeley Arts & Letters present a special evening with #New York Times bestselling author Yung Pueblo to celebrate the release of The Way Forward, the third and final installment of his poetic trilogy. We had the distinct pleasure of hosting events for Diego's first two books and are thrilled to welcome him back to San Francisco. He'll be in conversation with Cecily Mak, General Partner of Wisdom Ventures -- we hope you can join us!

About the book

In these rapidly changing times, it is more important than ever to know ourselves well and fully, even and especially in the face of turmoil. The Way Forward encourages readers to connect more deeply to their intuition, using it to remain focused and grounded amidst a world in constant flux.

In his latest collection of poetry and short prose, Yung Pueblo offers clear strategies for managing the unknown, inhabiting your personal power, and bringing your truest, healthiest self to relationships. Progressing naturally from both Inward and Clarity & ConnectionThe Way Forward is exactly that­­ -- an inspired beginning.

About the speakers

Diego Perez was born in Ecuador and immigrated to the United States as a child. He grew up in Boston and attended Wesleyan University. During a silent Vipassana meditation course in 2012, he saw that real healing and liberation were possible. He became more committed to his meditation practice while living in New York City. The results he witnessed firsthand moved him to describe his experiences in writing. The penname Yung Pueblo means “young people” and is meant to convey that humanity is entering an era of remarkable growth and healing, when many will expand their self-awareness and release old burdens. Diego’s online presence as Yung Pueblo, as well as his books, are meant to serve those undertaking their own journey of personal transformation. Today, Diego resides in Western Massachusetts with his wife, where they live quietly and meditate daily. Photo courtesy of the author.

First and foremost, Cecily Mak is a mom of two boys. For most of her adult life, she has been working fulltime as a lawyer and executive with leading start-ups and their founders to bridge analog and digital experiences in the fields of music, publishing, VR, mindfulness/wellbeing, and crypto. Today she serves as co-founding General Partner of Wisdom Ventures, a firm committed to advancing tech-enabled mindfulness, human connection and well-being and co-founding LP of How Women Invest, a venture firm that invests exclusively in women-founded and women-led companies. Cecily is the child of a deceased alcoholic who had a beautiful exterior and a tormented interior life. Her most heartfelt work is serving as an ally and guide for people seeking to move from a life dictated by fear and numbing to one of deeper connection, clarity, presence, and wellbeing through a movement she calls ClearLife. You can follow her on Instagram at @clearlifejourney

Please note:

  • This is a ticketed, in-person event to be held at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco. Each ticket includes a signed copy of the book.
  • Masks will not be required for this event, but we will be limiting capacity somewhat. As a result, we can't guarantee we'll have space for walk-ins. The best way to ensure you’ll get a seat is to order a ticket in advance.
  • We are happy to offer *signed copies* of The Way Forwardorder a ticket if you'd like to pick up a signed copy at the event, or order here if you just want a signed copy and no admission. You can order copies of Diego's other books here.
  • If we feel it is not safe to gather, as the event gets closer, we will pivot to a virtual event and your registration will remain valid.
  • Questions? Accessibility requests? Write [email protected].


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SOLD OUT: Yung Pueblo with Cecily Mak / The Way Forward poster
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3601 Lyon St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-863-8688 (Booksmith's store #)