Classes

Class: Gisella Petrone - Beginning Italian Review (Corte Madera)

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:00am

3 Mondays: July 11, 18 & 25 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $100

Gisella Petrone has a master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman history, and Italian cooking.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Gisella Petrone - Intermediate Italian Review (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 10:00am

3 Tuesdays: July 5, 12 & 19 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $100

Gisella Petrone has a master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman history, and Italian cooking.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Gisella Petrone- Advanced Italian Review (Corte Madera)

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 10:00am

3 Fridays: July 8, 15 & 22 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $100

Gisella Petrone has a master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman history, and Italian cooking.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Gisella Petrone - Continuing Italian Book Group (Corte Madera)

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 1:00pm

3 Fridays: July 8, 15 & 22 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • $100

New students welcome! Italian Book Club continuing reading and discussing Jumpha Lahira’s new book In Other Words.

Gisella Petrone has a master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman history, and Italian cooking.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kathleen Hill - Easy Food and Travel Writing

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 11:00am

Sunday, September 18, 2 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm • $75

Get Published Writing about Your Neighborhood or Your Wildest Adventure. Having written 36 food and wine lovers’ guides to wine regions of the West Coast, Kathleen Hill shows how to turn your adventures into fun food and travel writing.

Hill spent last Fall at a French chateau as writer-in residence and has written for National Geographic TravelEdible Marin & Wine Country, and many others. She is currently Food & Wine Editor for the Sonoma Index-Tribune.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - Kings & Connoisseurs: The Hapsburgs Collect (Corte Madera)

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:00pm

4 Fridays: Sep. 9, 16, 23, 30 • 1:00 - 3:00pm • $135

The acquisitiveness of the Royal Family is legendary. Philip IV in Spain and Archduke Leopold William in Vienna were enthusiastic shoppers following the disbursement of art from England after the execution of Charles I in 1649. As a result we have today two magnificent museums, one in Madrid and one in Vienna. In this class we’ll tour the Prado Museum and the Kunsthistorisches.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now teaches OLLI programs at Dominican University and U.C. Berkeley, and leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Toni Piccinini - Motherhood on the Page

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:30am

3 Fridays: Sep. 23, 30, Oct. 7 • 9:30 - 11:00 am • $75

Motherhood is messy, funny, sad, and an everyday balancing act that is ripe for story. We will hear from mom-authors, mom-publishers and mom entrepreneurs. There will be writing exercises, prompts and sharing. Consider the salon a gathering for the exchange of ideas, and a place for the woman who has a story to tell.

Toni Piccinini is an editor at Narrative Magazine, contributor to The Women’s Eye and the author of The Goodbye Year, a mom-oir mash-up of letting go and stepping forward.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Evenings) (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Five Mondays: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 12 & Jan. 16 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm • $125

This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle. In addition to reading award winning novels, participants develop literary perceptual and critiquing skills.

September
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer (Pulitzer Prize 2016)

October
Magda Szabó, The Door (Prix Femina Étranger)

November
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies (Natl. Book Award 2015)

December
Tess Hadley, The Past (Windham-Campbell Prize)

January
Mario Vargas Llosa, The Discreet Hero (Nobel Prize)

Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

The Sympathizer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, compared by critics to the works of Graham Greene, Denis Johnson, and George Orwell, "The Sympathizer" is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America, wrought in electric prose.


The Door Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Magda Szabao, Len Rix (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New York Review of Books - January 27th, 2015

One of "The New York Times Book Review"'s "10 Best Books of 2015"
An NYRB Classics Original


Fates and Furies Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594634475
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 15th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: "THE WASHINGTON POST, "NPR, " TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, "SLATE, " LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, "AND MANY MORE


The Past Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062270412
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - January 5th, 2016

An exquisite writer, a writer's writer, with a fine eye for detail and a way of crafting sentences that make you stop and inhale . . . Hadley should be a bestseller rather than literary fiction's best kept secret. The Times (London)


The Discreet Hero Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081629
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Published: Picador USA - March 8th, 2016

A tale of two cities Piura and Lima rocked by scandal, and the disintegrating bonds of loyalty between the generations


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Higher Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 4:00pm

7 Wednesdays: Sept. 7 - Oct. 26 (no class Oct. 19) • 4:00 - 6:00 pm • $220

Introduction to the subjunctive, reading and conversation.

Kate Rider has a master’s degree in Italian Literature from SFSU and teaches Italian at Dominican University. Her classes are fun and relaxed, with an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Lower Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:30am

7 Wednesdays: Sept. 7 - Oct. 26 (no class Oct. 19) • 9:30 - 11:30 am • $220

Future tense, review of passato prossimo vs. imperfetto, reading and conversation.

Kate Rider has a master’s degree in Italian Literature from SFSU and teaches Italian at Dominican University. Her classes are fun and relaxed, with an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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