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Book Group: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Awards (Evenings)

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

5 Mon.: Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, & Jan. 13 • 7:00-9:00pm • $105

 

 

Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley. She currently teaches book discussion groups in San Francisco and Marin and is an art, opera, ballet, and drama critic for The Ark Newspaper and ARTSSF.com.

Reading List:

SeptemberThe Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson ($15.00) - Pulitzer Prize

OctoberSilent House, Orhan Pamuk ($15.00) - Nobel Prize

NovemberTroubling Love, Elena Ferrante ($14.95) - Morante Prize

DecemberBuddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka ($13.95) - Pen/Faulkner Award

JanuaryMontano's Malady, Enrique Vila-Matas ($14.95) - Prix Medicis Etranger

Book Group: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Awards (Afternoons)

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

5 Mon.: Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, & Jan. 13 • 1:00-3:00pm • $105

 

 

Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literatyre from University of California, Berkeley. She currently teaches book discussion groups in San Francisco and Marin and is an art, opera, ballet, and drama critic for The Ark Newspaper and ARTSSF.com. 

Reading List:

September:  The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson ($15.00) - Pulitzer Prize

OctoberSilent House, Orhan Pamuk ($15.00) - Nobel Prize

NovemberTroubling Love, Elena Ferrante ($14.95) - Morante Prize

DecemberBuddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka ($13.95) - Pen/Faulkner Award

JanuaryMontano's Malady, Enrique Vila-Matas ($14.95) - Prix Medicis Etranger)

CANCELLED - Book Group: Adrian Tiller - Queer Literature

Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Please note: this book group has been cancelled. For more information, contact  (415) 927-0960.

This series is a blend of the old and new with all the selections pertaining in some way to contemporary life of LGBTQ adults in the Bay Area. Adrian Tiller is a writer, teacher, and licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. He has created numerous workshops.

Reading List: 

SeptemberWhy Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson ($15.00)

OctoberA Home at the End of the World, Michael Cunningham ($14.00)

NovemberOrlando, Virginia Woolf ($14.00)

DecemberThe Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx ($16.00)

JanuaryIn One Person, John Irving ($15.99)

 

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Fridays)

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

5 Fri.: Sept. 13, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, & Jan. 17 • 10:30-12:30pm • $105

 

 

Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored. 

Reading List: 

September:  Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain ($14.99)

October:  A Partial History of Lost Causes, Jennifer DuBois ($16.00)

November:  The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson ($15.00)

December:  Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Carol Rifka Brunt ($15.00)

January:  Silent HouseOrhan Pamuk ($15.00)

CANCELLED: Book Group: John Hart - Reading the Poets

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please note that this event has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

8 Wed., Sept. 11-Oct. 30 • 7:00-9:00pm • $200

"To have great poets," Walt Whitman said, "There must be great audiences too." What makes a poem worth reading? This group looks at famous poets from several centuries and from several literatures. Widely-published local poet and author John Hart co-edits the venerable all-poetry journal Blue Unicorn, now in its 36th year.  

 

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Five Tuesdays: Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 15, June 12
Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve


Pat Holt
leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

Reading List:

February:Tiger's Wife by Tea Olbrecht $15.00
March:Child Wonder by Roy Jacobsen $15.00
April: Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Gaichen $14.00
May: Snowdrops by Andrew Miller $15.00
June: The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright $15.95


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Book Group: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Five Mondays: Feb. 20, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21, June 11

Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently teaches book discussion groups in San Francisco and Marin and writes for The Ark newspaper and ARTSSF.com.

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht (the Orange Broadband Prize) $15
To the End of the Land by David Grossman (German Peace Prize and JQ Wingate Prize) $15.95
Paradise Reclaimed by Halldor Laxness (Nobel Prize) $15
Chronicle in Stone: A Novel by Ismail Kadare (Man Booker International Prize) $18.95
Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust (Prix Goncourt) $14.95

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
us

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