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.