Classes

Class: Leslie Keenan - Is There a Book in You (Corte Madera)

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00am

Saturday April 30 • 10:00am - 4:00pm • $105

Leslie Keenan teaches techniques for gaining confidence as a writer and developing a clear sense of what your project is about. She provides advice on the best way to get each project published, gives names of agents, editors, publishers and printers and provides a whole range of help. This is the perfect opportunity to get started on your book. Keenan has been in publishing for over 20 years as an editor, agent, publisher, writer and teacher.

A student recently wrote, "Leslie is inspiring, compassionate and has a natural gift for creating a safe place for a writer. She's a living life preserver. I've taken several classes at BP and this is the best!"

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class; David Corbett - The Final Polish (Corte Madera)

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:00am

Sunday, May 1 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $150

You’ve finished and revised your manuscript and believe it’s ready to send it out. But in today’s competitive marketplace, you may get only one chance to impress agents and editors. In this workshop, David Corbett will review your first ten pages and a one-to-two page synopsis to determine: How unique is the voice? How compelling are the story questions? How engaging are the main characters? How high are the stakes? (Manuscripts and synopses must be submitted by April 23rd.)

 

David Corbett is the award-winning author of The Art of Character and five novels, including The Mercy of the Night and Blood of Paradise

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Beginning (Continuing) Spanish

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:00am

Six Mondays, May 2 - June 13 (no class May 30) • 10:00am-12:00pm • $210

 

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: Kate Rider - Lower Intermediate Italian

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:45pm

6 Mondays: May 2 - June 13 (no class 5/30) • 12:40 – 2:25 pm • $160

Kate Rider has a master’s degree in Italian Literature from SFSU and teaches Italian at Dominican University. Her classes are fun and relaxed, with an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Graciela Pera - (First Time) Beginners Spanish

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:00am

Six Wednesdays: May 4 - June 8 • 10:00am - 12:00pm • $210

This class is designed for students with no, or very little, previous experience speaking Spanish. 

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 - Intermediate (Continuing) Spanish

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:30pm

6 Thursdays •  May5 -  June 9 • 10:30am-12:30pm • $210

This class continues from the previous session in March- April.

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

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Hamid Emami - Beginning Continuing Conversational German

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 9:00am

Eight Fridays: May 6 - June 24 • 9:00-11:00 am • $250

 

 

  

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

 

 

Class: Anne Lamott - On Writing (Corte Madera)

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

Sat., May 7 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm • $160

Please call the store to inquire about remaining space: (415) 927-0960 x1

“I’m grateful for your courageous willingness, Anne Lamott, to tell the truth; you’ve helped me find my voice, too.”
– Patty Craft

“Lamott is a narrator who has relished and soaked up the details of her existence, equally of mirth and devastation, and spilled them onto her pages.” - New York Times

Enjoy a memorable experience, as you share an afternoon with Anne Lamott. Anne Lamott never shies away from the difficult topics — both in writing and in life. This talented, humorous, and daring writer brings us a lecture and a Q&A session. Lamott offers participants advice on the writing process and shares her writing experience.

Anne Lamott is the the bestselling author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Small Victories, Hard Laughter and other acclaimed novels and essays. Anne Lamott taught the first Book Passage writing class almost two decades ago. It’s a joy to welcome her back.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385480017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor Books - September 1995

"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at ourfamily cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead.


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781594486296
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2014

From the bestselling author of "Stitches "and "Help, Thanks, Wow "comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace.


Hard Laughter Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780865472808
Availability: Special Order
Published: North Point Press - April 15th, 1979

Anne Lamott's poignant first novel, reissued in an attractive new edition.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Diane Conway - Writing and Art: Journaling from the Heart

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10:00am

Sat., May 14 • 10:00am-3:00 pm • $130

Through writing and art prompts you will connect with that wildly creative child within. Together we will explore our dreams, clean up old hurts and find the courage to let our intuition speak. This class will break down the roadblock of “perfectionism” with spontaneity and messy fun.  Bring a journal,  and several pictures of yourself.  Supplies provided but feel free to bring pictures, magazines, etc.

Diane Conway is the author of four published books including the inspirational What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? and the 20 Minute Miracle.  She’s a popular teacher at Book Passage, a mentor/muse and a Book Midwife. Anne Lamott says, “Diane Conway is going to feel like your new best friend - she’s intelligent, spiritual, wise and hilarious.” 

 

 

 

 

Class: Carl Gosline - Lightroom & Photoshop I

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 15 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm) • $300
 

For Beginner to Intermediate Skill Levels.

3 hours each app-from basics to organizing and editing.  Visit www.tigertype.com/classes for more course content details

Carl Gosline is a seasoned user of both Photoshop and Lightroom and he provides information packed sessions that are easy to understand, while revealing expert level tips, tricks and shortcuts. If you are interested in exploring these applications but have shied away due to the enormity of the undertaking, this is the place to start! “Lightroom and Photoshop 1” will cover a variety of topics designed to give even absolute beginners a solid footing to move forward independently, and Carl’s infectious enthusiasm will be sure to inspire your learning. The morning session will focus on the basics of Lightroom and the afternoon session will focus on the basics of Photoshop.
 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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