Start: 4:00 pm
Francis Slakey presents To the Last Breath: A Memoir of Going to Extremes ($25.00), a gripping adventure of the body and mind. This new book depicts the quest that leads Slakey, a physics professor, around the globe, almost takes his life, challenges his fiercely held beliefs, and opens his heart.
Francis Slakey is a lecturer on physics and public policy at Georgetown University. The founder and co-director of the Program on Science in the Public Interest and a MacArthur Scholar, Dr. Slakey has been profiled by NPR, National Geographic, and others, and his writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Scientific American.
Start: 7:00 pm
Corte Madera store
Speaker: Mary Jo McConahay, award-winning author of Maya Roads
Left Coast Writers | A Literary Salon | Led by Linda Watanabe McFerrin
1st Monday each month | Corte Madera store | 7:00-9:00 pm | $120 per year
Left Coast Writers provides literary connections, support, counsel, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Many local authors are active members of this group. Meetings feature presentations by Bay Area literary figures. LCW hosts a variety of other activities to launch the books of members, explore publishing alternatives, and network with others in the industry. See also Marin Events and San Francisco Events for other LCW happenings. Visit www.bookpassage.com/left-coast-writers for more information. To sign up, click the order button below.
Start: 5:30 pm
Every summer, the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) at UC Berkeley sponsors Young Writers' Camps (grades 3 through 8) across the Bay Area. You're invited to celebrate the best and brightest budding Marin authors at Book Passage. Three weeks of exploring their talents and interests as writers will culminate in an Author's Chair Celebration with family, friends, and all who appreciate the creativity and passion that young writers have to offer.
Start: 10:00 am
End: 1:00 pm
The interview is so much a part of our multi-media society that rarely do we consider what it takes. In this workshop, we will look at the structure of interviews - dialogue, conversation, street exchanges,. We will explore in-class how to use these in subtle or surprising ways to feed our own writing. Tressa Berman has interviewed people from the hood of a car on a North Dakota highway to a five-star hotel in NYC to a tent in the middle of Occupied Oakland. She is the author of two books and numerous magazine articles. She credits her success to listening to the stories of others.
Start: 11:45 am
Cosponsored by CUESAGeorgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans presents The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook ($24.95). On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations sing seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join us out front of the Ferry Building in the Farmer's Market for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.
Start: 4:00 pm
Christian Kiefer reads from his novel The Infinite Tides ($26.00), the story of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station who one day receives word that his sixteen-year-old daughter has died in a car accident, and that his wife has left him. Returning to earth, he is alone with the ghosts, memories and feelings of the past. Kiefer's band will provide musical accompaniment; refreshments, including TANG, will also be served.
Christian Kiefer earned his Ph.D. in American literature from the University of California, Davis, and is on the English faculty of American River College in Sacramento. His poetry has appeared in various national journals including the Antioch Review and Santa Monica Review. He is also an accomplished songwriter and recording artist who has been profiled on National Public Radio.