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San Francisco Grotto Writers - 3 Minute Reads

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

3 Minute Reads from San Francisco Grotto Writers
50+ Writers, 3 Minutes Each!


Join us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto writing classes. On this Friday evening, both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work—but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit. Join us for wine, fun, and fresh new writing.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

San Francisco Grotto Writers - 3 Minute Reads

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

3 Minute Reads from San Francisco Grotto Writers
50+ Writers, 3 Minutes Each!


Join us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto writing classes. On this Friday evening, both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work—but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit. Join us for wine, fun, and fresh new writing.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Anna Thomas - Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 12:30pm

For years, Anna Thomas’s fans have cooked from her trailblazing vegetarian cookbooks. Now, Anna turns her thoughts to that larger question. We are eating differently: your daughter is a vegan, or you are but your in-laws don’t think it’s dinner without meat, or you’re hosting Thanksgiving for a mixed group… In Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore, Anna offers her solutions for reuniting our divided tables.

$35.00
ISBN: 9780393083019
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 18th, 2016

For years, Anna Thomas's fans have cooked from her trailblazing vegetarian cookbooks. Now, Anna turns her thoughts to that larger question.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Jessica Fechtor - Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved.

$16.00
ISBN: 9781101983638
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Plume Books - July 5th, 2016

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Richard Peterson - The Winemaker

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 12:30pm

The Winemaker the fascinating story of a young man born in the depths of the American Depression whose passion for chemistry led him to the very epicenter of the California wine renaissance: a witty and engaging account of life behind the scenes by a leading winemaker for some of California's best known wine labels. With candor and fascinating detail, Peterson chronicles how an industry completely decimated by Prohibition was to transform itself with incredible speed into a world-famous wine region.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Susan Jacoby - Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion (San Francisco)

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

In Strange Gods, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey. From the transformation on the road to Damascus of the Jew Saul into the Christian evangelist Paul to a twenty-first-century “religious marketplace” in which half of Americans have changed faiths at least once, nothing has been more important in the struggle for reason than the right to believe in the God of one’s choice or to reject belief in God altogether.

$29.95
ISBN: 9780375423758
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon Books - February 16th, 2016

In a groundbreaking historical work that addresses religious conversion in the West from an uncompromisingly secular perspective, Susan Jacoby challenges the conventional narrative of conversion as a purely spiritual journey.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Shawn Vestal - Daredevils (San Francisco)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Daredevils is the thrilling new book by Shawn Vestal, who won last year’s PEN Bingham prize for his story collection, Godforsaken Idaho.

$27.00
ISBN: 9781101979891
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - April 12th, 2016

From the winner of 2014's PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize, an unforgettable debut novel about Loretta, a teenager married off as a sister wife, who makes a break for freedom


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Andrea Dunlop - Losing the Light (San Francisco)

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:00pm

In Losing the Light, thirty-year-old Brooke Thompson unexpectedly runs into a man from her past, and is plunged headlong into memories she’s long tried to forget about the year she spent in France following a disastrous affair with a professor.

$15.00
ISBN: 9781501109423
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Washington Square Press - February 23rd, 2016

A smart, obsessive debut novel about a young woman studying abroad who becomes caught up in a seductive French world and a complex web of love and lust.
When thirty-year-old Brooke Thompson unexpectedly runs into a man from her past, she's plunged headlong into memories she's long tried to forget about the year she spent in France following a disastrous affair with a professor.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Pre-Conference Class: Don George - Travel Writing in San Francisco

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

$120 for Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Participants, $170 for General Public

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Pre-Conference Class: Robert Holmes - Travel Photography in San Francisco

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

$120 for Travel Writers & Photographers Conference Participants, $170 for General Public

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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