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« Monday October 08, 2012 »
Start: 6:00 pm
Left Coast Writers® at the Ferry Plaza at Book Passage Nancy Bruning, MPH, Author of Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park BenchBook 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  
Start: 7:00 pm
Matthew Fox talks about Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times: Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century ($17.95). In May, Pope Benedict XVI formally declared this 12th century Benedictine nun a saint, with her canonization set for October. This new book explores her relevance as a thinker, writer, composer and artist who has helped influence and inspire those within and outside the Catholic Church.Matthew Fox is the popular and controversial theologian and author of more than 25 books that expose the corruption and patriarchal hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. He is founder and director of the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality in Oakland. A member of the Dominican Order for 34 years, Fox was silenced by the Vatican in 1989 and formally dismissed in 1993. Now an Episcopal minister, he travels extensively sharing his radical vision of a Christianity that leans toward mysticism rather than orthodoxy, and Divine Feminism rather than patriarchy.

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