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Start: 1:00 pm
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Join Book Passage and Scottevest founder Scott Jordan for an exclusive holiday sale and celebration! Scottevest jackets and vests feature specially designed pockets for a streamlined look that allows you to carry essential accessories safely, stealthily, and comfortably.

·        All Scottevest items 20% off during the show

·        A first look at brand new Scottevest merchandise

·        “What’s in your Scottevest” contest

·        How to get the most out of your Scottevest workshops with Scott himself!

·        Door prizes

·        Refreshments

Scottevests -  the most stylish way to travel

 

Start: 5:00 pm

Mastering Children’s Writing
A New Workshop Salon Led by Andrea Alban

2nd Sunday each month • Corte Madera
5:00-8:00 pm • $180 per year (annual membership comes with one free private consultation with Andrea, a $60 value!) or $30 per monthly meeting


Spark your imagination and polish your manuscript in a community of enthusiastic writers. Listen to an engaging craft presentation, practice new writing and editing techniques, give and receive peer feedback, and go home to your desk with a monthly assignment — energized and inspired. Craft topics will include style and voice, point of view, characterization, fictional time and place, plot and story arc, and the art of revision. We will also explore manuscript submission, book promotion, and establishing an online presence and platform as a writer. Andrea Alban is the author of nine books including The Happiness Tree and a YA novel, Anya’s War. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing.

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10
Start: 12:00 pm

Phil Cousineau shares The Painted Word ($16.95). Whether old-fangled or brand new, all the words included in this new work possess an ineffable quality that makes them luminous. To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of quotes that show how the word is used, ending with a list of companion words. 

Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, independent scholar and travel leader, storyteller and TV host. His fascination with art, literature, and the history of culture has taken him from Michigan to Marrakesh, Iceland to the Amazon, in a worldwide search for what the ancients called the “soul of the world.” 

 

Start: 6:00 pm

Join the Left Coast Writers literary salon for a special holiday celebration. The Left Coast Writers will share food, drink and a celebration of the holidays in stories and poems. They’ll also share their recommendations for the best book gifts this season.

 

11
Start: 6:00 pm

This event will feature a display of costumes worn by Michael Jackson throughout his career! 

Designer Michael Bush shares The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson ($45.00). This work is a fascinating look at the intersection of music and fashion, as well as an homage to Michael Jackson’s brilliant fusing of costume, personality, and performance to create his iconic image. This is the first art-driven book about the costumes, apparel, shoes, and accessories worn by Michael Jackson, including hundreds of lavish photographs and a behind-the-scenes look into the process of collaborating with him on the making of his wardrobe, written by his longtime costume designer Michael Bush.

Michael Bush worked personally with Michael Jackson for 25 years to create some of the most original and indelible clothing ever worn by a musical performer. Using his professional background in theatrical costume construction and dance, they created thousands of custom artistic pieces that captured the essence of a one-of-a-kind pop star. He lives in Hollywood, CA.
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Start: 7:00 pm

Penn Jillette presents Every Day is An Atheist Holiday ($25.95). The larger, louder half of legendary magic act Penn & Teller, and New York Times-bestselling author of God, No!, is back with a new collection of spiritual rants and hilarious ravings - the perfect year-round gift, when you consider that every day is an atheist holiday. 

Penn Jillette has published numerous articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalLos Angeles Times, Playboy, and elsewhere. He is the author of the novel Sock and the comedic How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker (coauthored by Teller). He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 

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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

Special for kids!

Jan Klyce presents Andrew’s Wish ($15.95). Andrew finds a box of gifts that Santa left behind. He carries the box over the snow covered hills to find the kingdom of the elves, hoping the gifts can arrive by Christmas morning. In this timeless story, Andrew transports himself into the heart of every reader with his message of love. Includes a CD narrated by Kelsey Grammer.

 



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