Classes

Class: Phil Cousineau - The Writer’s Odyssey One-Day Workshop (Corte Madera)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saturday March 3 • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm • $75

Have you ever felt as if you were wandering aimlessly with your writing, lost in the labyrinth without a clue how to get home again? Take heart! This one-day workshop explores the uncanny parallels between the writing life and Homer’s Odyssey by helping you visualize your work as a mythic journey. This intensive but entertaining approach will help you identify which stage you are on now, and through a series of writing exercises and practices that provide a map to guide you along through inspiration and perspiration to the final stages of the publishing adventure.

Phil Cousineau is the author of over 30 books, including the bestseller The Art of Pilgrimage, and the award-winning Stoking the Creative Fires, a documentary filmmaker, a frequent writer for television and radio, as well as a frequent leader of mythic tours and writing workshops in Greece. As a founding mentor in Book Passage’s Path to Publishing program, Cousineau has helped over 100 writers navigate the metamorphosis that is reshaping the book world.

The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred Cover Image
By Phil Cousineau, Huston Smith (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781573245937
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Published: Conari Press - January 8th, 2012

Focusing on the sacred and transformative aspects of our journeys, the author resurrects the art of pilgrimage as a spirit-renewing ritual that leads to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our surroundings.


Stoking the Creative Fires: 9 Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781573242998
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Published: Conari Press - May 1st, 2008

Following in the footsteps of Joseph Campbell's injunction to 'follow your bliss', Cousineau gives readers the fuel to continue their journey to find passion in all areas of their lives. He offers a multitude of stories, ideas and exercises to inspire those on their way to a more creative life.


The Oldest Story in the World Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780962654893
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Published: Sisyphus Press - July 12th, 2017

The Oldest Story in the World is a brooding, daring, idiosyncratic exploration of the secret strength of storytelling, in which Phil Cousineau addresses the central theme that runs through all his work, the transportive power of words.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Tom Killion - Learn Block Printmaking for Kids (Corte Madera)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saturday February 3 • 2pm-5pm, 2018  • $100

**Class Registration Closed, Please Call 415 927-0960 with any inquiries**

 

**For Kids Ages 9-13**

Local Printmaker and artist Tom Killion will demonstrate his process of making a simple block print. Each child will then create their own piece of art with the guidance of Amanda Dorward to take home and enjoy. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an accomplished local artist, and for your kid to explore their creative side!

Killion was born and raised in Marin County, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create spectacular landscape prints. His work has been inspired by the landscape prints of early 19th century Japan as well as early 20th century European/American wood-engraving and book illustration techniques.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Diane Hinds - How to Promote Your Book (Corte Madera)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Thursday March 8, 2018• 6:00 pm - 7:30pm • $60

An interactive presentation by Diane Hinds

How To Promote Your Book is a talk aimed at the independent writer.  

Entertainment PR expert Diane Hinds recognised that so many writers who followed the less traditional routes lacked media coverage, reviews, and improved sales.

How To Promote Your Book guides writers through the process of devising  their personalised campaigns, with comprehensive information regarding research, targeting the audience, creating the key message, as well as ‘writing a press release and learning about distribution.  Writers will learn how to achieve these advertising and marketing elements in an affordable way, delivering to the target audience, sound public relations through a well-thought-out campaign.

Diane has delivered this popular talks to literary festivals, libraries and universities throughout the UK, to the California Writer’s Group in Victorville, San Diego Writers’ Guild and more in California. Her clients include the Irish singing sensation Nathan Carter, international & New York Times bestselling writer Anne Perry and Annie Machon, and she has promoted Jermaine Jackson, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Lesley Garrett CBE, Nigel Kennedy to name a few.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:30am

Five Tuesdays; Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, & Jun. 12 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125

Feb 13

Ali Smith, Autumn

March 13

Transit, Rachel Cusk,

April 10

George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

May 8

Exit West, Moshin Hamid

June 12  

Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout

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

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Pamela Feinsilber - Meet the Author (Corte Madera)

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Four Mondays; Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar. 26. April date TBA • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • $95

In the first hour of this long-running group, we discuss the book we’ve just read. In the second hour, we talk with the author about what it took to create it and other engrossing topics. We’ve had wonderful conversations with Daniel Handler, Elizabeth McKenzie, Yiyun Li, T.J. Stiles, Anthony Marra, Tom Barbash, Elizabeth Rosner, T. Geronimo Johnson, Adam Hochschild, Joyce Maynard, Natalie Baszile, and many others.

Pamela Feinsilber is a book editor and writing consultant and blogs about the arts for Huffington Post.

JANUARY
The Walking - Laleh Khadivi
FEBRUARY
King of Cuba - Cristina García
MARCH
Still Time - Jean Hegland
APRIL
Swallowing Mercury - Wioletta Greg
 Such Small Hands - Andres Barba, Adam Levy and Ashley Nelson Levy, Transit Books
 

The Walking Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781608194377
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - March 25th, 2014

Saladin Khourdi has always known he will leave Iran. He spends his days in the cinema, dreaming of Hollywood stars in swimming pools. For his older brother, Ali, Iran is their home, their history. But both will have to leave, when the 1979 revolution leads to a killing in their mountain village.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781476725666
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 8th, 2013

A "darkly hilarious" (Elle) novel about a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile obsessed with seeking revenge by the National Book Award finalist Cristina Garcia, this "clever, well-conceived dual portrait shows what connects and divides Cubans inside and outside of the island" (Kirkus Reviews).


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$15.99
ISBN: 9781628728217
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Published: Arcade Publishing - October 17th, 2017

"A moving, beautiful story about what persists and what doesn't, about what can be repaired and what can't." --Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves


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By Wioletta Greg, Eliza Marciniak (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492044
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Published: Transit Books - September 12th, 2017

Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize

"Achieves a form of literary alchemy that mesmerizes."--The New York Times


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By Andres Barba, Lisa Dillman (Translator), Edmund White (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492006
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Published: Transit Books - April 11th, 2017

The Guardian Best Books of 2017

"Every once in a while a novel does not record reality but creates a whole new reality, one that casts a light on our darkest feelings. Kafka did that. Bruno Schulz did that. Now the Spanish writer Andres Barba has done it with the terrifying Such Small Hands."--Edmund White


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Evening) (Corte Madera)

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Five Mondays; Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 14, & June 11 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • $130

This fall we will read 5 novels whose authors have won literary prizes including the Mann Booker Prize,  Kirkus Prize, German International Literature Prize, Nobel Prize and Goncourt Prize. 

February 19

Euphoria, Lily King, Kirkus Prize

March 19

A Horse Walks Into A Bar,  David Grossman, Man Booker International Prize

April 16

The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai, Man Booker International Prize

May 14

The Illogic of Kassel, Enrique Vila-Matas, FIL Literary Award in Romance Languages

June 11

Devil on the Cross, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Nonino International Prize for Literature

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

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Afternoon) (Corte Madera)

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

Five Mondays; Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 14, & June 11 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • $130

This fall we will read 5 novels whose authors have won literary prizes including the Mann Booker Prize,  Kirkus Prize, German International Literature Prize, Camões Prize and Goncourt Prize. 

February 19

Euphoria, Lily King, Kirkus Prize

March 19

A Horse Walks Into A Bar,  David Grossman, Man Booker International Prize

April 16

The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai, Man Booker International Prize

May 14

The Illogic of Kassel, Enrique Vila-Matas, FIL Literary Award in Romance Languages

June 11

Devil on the Cross, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Nonino International Prize for Literature

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

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera)

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:00am

Eight Thursdays; Jan. 25 - Mar. 22 (no class Mar. 8) • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • $275

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Higher Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 8:45am

Eight Tuesdays; Jan. 30 - Mar. 27 (no class Feb. 27) 8:45 - 10:30 am

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Lower Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera)

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:45pm

Eight Mondays; Jan. 22 - Mar. 19 (no class Feb. 5) • 12:40 - 2:25 pm • $275

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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