Left Coast Writers

Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon Presents Rose Solari

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:00pm
Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon at Book Passage in Corte Madera 
 
Award-winning poet Rose Solari presents her novel A Secret Woman ($22.95). The story follows a strong and independent woman who finds out strange, interesting things about her late mother and subsequently finds herself immersed in an incredible journey. 

Rose Solari is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Orpheus in the Park and Difficult Weather. Her poetry and prose have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation; Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta; Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington Area Women, and Initiate: New Oxford Writing. Her awards include the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize and grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the D.C. Commission on the Arts Humanities. She has been a featured reader three consecutive years at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, where she was Blackwell Books 2009 Poet-in-Residence.
 
Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacherLinda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website at www.leftcoastwriters.com/ 
 
A Secret Woman Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780982625194
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - April 1st, 2012

Louise Terry is the quintessential, modern American woman; a successful and independent artist, sexually liberated and head strong, she's determined to carve out a life for herself where her painting comes first and where she can avoid messy romantic entanglements.


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94925 Corte Madera
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Left Coast Writers® Book Launches Presents Mary Lou Schram - Molly's Leap

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in the Ferry Building

Mary Lou Schram talks about her novel Molly’s Leap ($16.00). Molly’s husband has just left for Saudi Arabia, when Molly inherits an apartment building in San Francisco. The new owner of valuable real estate, she soon meets Jack and is quickly enveloped in the Bay Area property frenzy, and a new love. 

 

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94111 San Francisco
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Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon Presents Ausbert de Arcé & Petra Mason

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 7:00pm
Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon at Book Passage in Corte Madera
 
Ausbert de Arcé is the founder of Taschen America and Assouline Publications. He now runs the Rizzoli Studio program for the acclaimed art publishing division of the Random House group.

His wife, photographer and designer Petra Mason, is the author of the newly released Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom: Pin-up Photography’s Golden Era ($60.00). Check out the article on Petra's book from The Huffington Post.
 
Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacherLinda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website at www.leftcoastwriters.com/
 
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Left Coast Writers® Book Launches Presents Lucille Lang Day - Married at Fourteen

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in Corte Madera

Told with self-lacerating honesty and unvarnished prose that rises on command to poetic intensity, Lucille Lang Day's Married at Fourteen ($16.95) is the absorbing memoir of a young woman who struggles to find storybook romance and a purpose in life beyond it—and, against cruel odds, succeeds.

Lucille Lang Day's first poetry collection, Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope, received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award. She received her M.A. in English and M.F.A. in creative writing at San Francisco State University. She is also the founder and director of the small press Scarlet Tanager Books. 
 

Married at Fourteen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597141987
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Heyday Books - February 27th, 2013

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Left Coast Writers® Book Launches Presents Gail Entrekin - Rearrangement of the Invisible

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in Corte Madera 
 
Gail Rudd Entrekin reads from her newest poetry collection, Rearrangement of the Invisible ($15.00). 
 
These tender heartbreaking poems document a couple's journey through loss.  The small beautifully observed redemptions of domestic life are offered here, as solace and sacrifice.  The whole collection throbs with love.
Alison Luterman
--- See How We Almost Fly (Pearl Poetry Prize)

Part-lyric, part-narrative, part-novella in verse, these poems never stray far from their passionate appetite for life, fear of the unknown, and the titanic thrill and mystery of love. Many of these poems deal with the subtle realities of cancer diagnosis, chemo, the trance states of illness, the “wait and see,” the ”opposite oceans” of waking and dreaming, and the life-defining clarity the threat of death sharpens.  With life’s visible stuff blurring the invisible, still, love – ancient, un-prescribed, redeeming, intuitive – lights up the unseen.
Al Young
--- California poet laureate (2005-2008)

Gail Rudd Entrekin has an M.A. in English Literature from Ohio State University and has taught poetry and English literature at California colleges for 25 years. Poetry Editor of Hip Pocket Press since 2000, she edits the press’ online environmental literary magazine, Canary. Her poems have been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines, including Cimarron Review, Nimrod, Ohio Journal, and Southern Poetry Review, and her poems were finalists for the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry from Nimrod International Journal in 2011.  She and her husband live in the hills of San Francisco’s East Bay.  
 
 
Rearrangement of the Invisible Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780985288358
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Poetic Matrix Press - June 20th, 2012

Poetry. "Part-lyric, part-narrative, part-novella in verse, these poems never stray far from their passionate appetite for life, fear of the unknown, and the titanic thrill and mystery of love.


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Left Coast Writers®: Patricia Bracewell - Shadow on the Crown

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Author and Left Coast Writer Patricia Bracewell reads from Shadow on the Crown. In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.

Patricia Bracewell grew up in California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon a writing career. This is her first novel. She lives in Oakland, California.  

 

Shadow on the Crown Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143124351
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen


The Price of Blood Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525427278
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking - February 5th, 2015

Menaced by Vikings and enemies at court, Queen Emma defends her children and her crown in a riveting medieval adventure


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® at the Ferry Plaza at Book Passage Presents Nancy Bruning – Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

Left Coast Writers® at the Ferry Plaza at Book Passage

Nancy Bruning, MPH, Author of Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench

Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacherLinda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website atwww.leftcoastwriters.com/.

 

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94111 San Francisco
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Left Coast Writers® Book Launches Presents Albert Flynn DeSilver - Beamish Boy

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in Corte Madera

Filled with a luminous cast of characters, and told with searing honesty and ironic wit, Beamish Boy is a redemptive story of survival and letting go, as we follow Albert from one zany adventure and near-death experience to the next. He is run over by his best friend after blacking out in a driveway, contracts malaria in east Africa, and joins a psychedelic “therapy” cult, until he miraculously finds himself, through photography, poetry, and a hilarious awakening at a meditation retreat center, realizing finally, what it means to be fully alive and to truly love.

Beamish Boy charts a compelling spiritual journey, from violence and self-annihilation to creativity and self-realization. Not your typical addiction memoir, Beamish Boy reads more like a witty and poetic novel, offering a profound window into the human condition, complete with its tragedies and ecstasies—illuminating one man’s quest for lasting wisdom.

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, author, artist, teacher, speaker, and writing coach. He served as the first Poet Laureate of Marin County, California from 2008-2010. Albert is the author of several books of poetry including "Letters to Early Street," and "Walking Tooth & Cloud," and his work has appeared in dozens of literary journals and anthologies worldwide. He presents at literary conferences nationally, directs a homecare agency, and teaches in the Teen and Family program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center near his home in Woodacre, California.

 

 

Beamish Boy: A Memoir of Recovery and Awakening Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780966943092
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Owl Press - May 26th, 2012

NOTE ON PRICE: A percentage of proceeds from the sale of each book are going to support 3 non-profit organizations

Beamish Boy (I am not my story): A Memoir of Recovery & Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver

." . .A beautifully written memoir. . .poignant and inspirational, comical and terrifying "

-Kirkus


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Left Coast Writers® Book Launches Presents Jerry Parrick - Beyond Animal, Ego and Time

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in Corte Madera

Jerry Parrick, author of Beyond Animal, Ego and Time

Winner of 2012 Book Awards:

Nautilus Book Award in Science/Cosmology, Independent Publisher Book Award (“IPPY”) in Classical Studies/Philosophy and an Eric Hoffer Book Award

In Beyond Animal, Ego and Time Jerry Parrick takes you on a journey of personal discovery.  Believing human belief systems must mirror the knowledge of their time, he challenges readers to re-examine what we think we know in the 21st century. Together you see truths emerge that identify what is most important to the future; a re-definition of human purpose, how best to cope with life's challenges, and what some call a scientific justification for a belief in reincarnation.

Jerry Parrick has at various times been a CEO and corporate executive, high tech entrepreneur, Stanford Sloan Fellow, inventor, and husband and father.  He also is the editor of the www.iamaguardian.com  blog focusing on world issues such as climate change, ozone depletion, nuclear weapons and synthetic biology. 

Book Passage welcomes the public to this Local Author Event, featuring a published member of our Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon!

You can find out more about membership in Left Coast Writers® at Book Passage here. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website at www.leftcoastwriters.com/.

 

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94925 Corte Madera
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Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon Presents Nancy Bruning

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon at Book Passage in Corte Madera

Nancy Bruning, MPH, Author of Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench, advises on Health and Fitness for Writers

Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacherLinda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website atwww.leftcoastwriters.com/.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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