Classes

Post-Conference Master Class: Natasha Yim - Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Corte Madera)

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

2017 Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Post-Conference Master Class
$125 for Conference Participants, $160 for General Public

Whether you write picture books or middle-grade works, narrative non-fiction has fast become a popular genre! As Core Curriculum standards integrate children’s literary works into the classroom, narrative nonfiction is an expanding market. Natasha Yim shares her techniques for writing the stories of real people into books that keep children, teachers and librarians turning the pages.

Natasha Yim is a children's author, freelance writer, and playwright. Yim’s first picture book, Otto's Rainy Day, was a Kids' Pick of the Lists selection. She went onto to write two picture book biographies for elementary age children, Cixi, The Dragon Empress and Sacajawea of the Shoshone for local micro-publisher Goosebottom Books. After a nine-year publishing journey, Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, a multicultural re-telling of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, was published by Charlesbridge Publishing and is a Junior Library Guild and Scholastic Book Club selection. Natasha’s latest book, The Rock Maiden, re-envisions a Chinese folk tale was released by Wisdom Tales Press this spring.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Intermediate Spanish (Corte Madera)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:00am

6 Thursdays; Nov. 2 - Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23) • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $235

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Beginning Continuing Spanish (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:00am

6 Wednesdays; Nov. 1 – Dec. 20 (no class Nov. 22 & Nov. 29) • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $235

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Graciela Pera - First Beginning Spanish (Corte Madera)

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:00am

6 Mondays; Nov. 6 - Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 27) • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $235

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Hamid Emami - Beginning German (Corte Madera)

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:00am

7 Fridays: Sept. 15 - Oct. 27 • 9:00 - 11:00 am • $235

This class is for beginners and those who have previously had some exposure to German. You'll learn greetings, introductions, carrying on a simple conversation, basic grammar, and proper pronunciation.

Hamid Emami has a master's degree from the University of Hamburg, and is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish, and Farsi. He has taught German for many years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Sandra Kierulff - Conversational French (Corte Madera)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 10:30am

6 Mondays; Oct. 30-Dec. 4 • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm • $225

Conversational French, with an emphasis on practical vocabulary for travelers, as well as a review of useful grammar structures through lively discussion, readings and songs.

Sandra Kierulff has taught French at the College of Marin, and was the instructor and author of “French à la Carte,” a French course aired on KQED radio. 

She lived and worked in France for several years and holds degrees in French and Spanish.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 2 (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:30am

8 Tuesdays: Oct. 3 - Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 14, 21, & 28) • 10:35 am - 12:35 pm • $265

Review of advanced grammar, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Jules” by Didier Van Cauwelaert.

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 1 (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:00pm

8 Tuesdays: Oct. 3 - Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 14, 21, & 28) • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $265

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera)

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 9:00am

9 Thursdays: Sept. 7 - Nov. 16 (no class Nov. 2 & Nov. 9) • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • $290

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, September 26, 2017 - 8:45am

9 Tuesdays: Sept. 26 - Nov. 28 (no class Nov. 7) 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

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