Start: 11:00 am
Rebecah Freeling is a master storyteller, experienced early childhood educator, and parent coach. New to California, she recently joined the faculty of Marin Mountain School Early Childhood Center in Corte Madera. For thirteen years she was owner, Director and Lead Teacher of Briar Rose Children's Center in her home state of Ohio. Her magical stories, both original and drawn from the folk and fairy tale traditions, are enhanced by handmade table puppets and simple marionettes. One often observes the children hearing her stories to be sitting on the edge of their seats, eyes wide and mouths open in anticipation!
Start: 1:00 pm
John Hart, author of Island in Time: Half a Century of Point Reyes National Seashore, will talk about the park Marin people love - and love to argue about. He'll touch on its miraculous beginnings, its several identity crises, its awesome present, and its challenging future. With slide show.John Hart of San Rafael is the author of 15 books and numerous articles on the environment and has twice won the Commonwealth Club of California's Medal in California.
Start: 4:00 pm
With an artist's eye to describe Italy's beauty, Jojo Capece chronicles an unforgettable story of American expatriate, Bebe Deverton in All Roads Lead to Rome ($19.79). Deverton finds herself up against the kaleidoscope of the Italian network of Power - the Supreme Court, Mafia, CIA, Masons, and, ultimately, the Vatican - as the reader is transported to the splendour, romance and intrigue of the Eternal City. Jojo Capece was educated in New York and London, has lived in three continents and resides in San Francisco with her husband.
Isabel Allende & Elaine Petrocelli - My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop
Start: 7:00 pm
“The only place as comforting as a friendly bookstore is probably your grandmother’s kitchen.”- Isabel Allende in her essay about Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA Bestselling author Isabel Allende and Book Passage owner Elaine Petrocelli invite you to peek behind the scenes at Book Passage. See how a bookstore really works and meet the people who make it all happen. We'll celebrate the publication of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop ($23.95). We admit our favorite chapter is the one in which Isabel Allende writes about Book Passage (her favorite bookstore), but many famous authors contributed wonderful chapters about great independent bookstores all over the country. Wine and cheese will be served: join us and toast independent bookselling!