Start: 1:00 pm
Paul H. Landes reads from Wings to Redemption. A compelling story that is part high-tech thriller, part government espionage and frighteningly realistic, Wings to Redemption features scientific research and unexpected love all set against the beautiful backdrop of Marin County.Paul H. Landes began his career in corporate real estate when he lived in Marin County, with his profession eventually taking him throughout the western United States. He became a full time author in August of 2011.
Start: 4:00 pm
Fearless Women, Visions of a New World ($29.95) is the latest book in renowned photographer Mary Ann Halpin’s Fearless Women book series. This extraordinary book and accompanying multi-artist CD, contains photographic portraits as well as inspiring stories of 50 fearless women who are living proof that, as the Dalai Lama proclaimed in 2009, "the world will be saved by the Western women."Many of the visionary women featured are leaders in the human potential movement: inspirational teacher Mary Morrissey, wrote the forward of the book; Marcia Wieder is the founder of the Million Dreams Campaign; Mona Polacca is one of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, along with celebrity/activists Linda Gray and Frances Fisher. Women change-makers such as Rebecca Grossman, founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, foremost authority on autism, and Tabitha Kyambadde, founder of African Mission Outreach Organization are inspirations for us all. Mary Ann Halpin has appeared on television shows such as The View, Inside Edition, Extra! and A Baby Story. She was also featured as a mentor on the hit reality series Starting Over. For samples of her work, more information on her company, or to order her latest book, visit: http://fearlesswomenglobal.com and http://www.maryannhalpin.com.
Start: 5:00 pm
2nd Sunday of Every Month, 5:00 - 8:00pm$40 per sessionCritique Circle for Developing and Revising your Children's Book is a monthly workshop led by Andrea Alban for children's writers to deepen the craft of fiction, from initial concept through finished manuscript. Included is plotting a page-turning story structure, developing quintessential characters, creating vivid story worlds, and practicing the art of revision. Writers learn how to give and receive feedback in the spirit of generosity. The mission of this university-level workshop is to guide writers to publish their work. Included is research into publishing houses and literary agencies, and the art of writing cover/query letters, synopses and sample chapters that stand out from the crowd.Testimonials:What I most appreciate about Andrea is her optimism and support--a self-described "cheerleader." She has been like a college professor giving me valuable lessons in picture book creation. Her honesty and writing exercises helped me find my voice. It's been an incredible journey with Andrea as my story midwife! --Allison FragakisAndrea Alban is the author of nine books, including the YA novel, Anya's War, (shortlisted for China's 2012 Panda Awards and an ALA honor book), and the bestseller, The Happiness Tree. She is a dynamic speaker at schools, writing conferences, and literary festivals. Andrea edits manuscripts and coaches writers in manuscript development and revision as well as how to prepare submissions to editors and agents.
Start: 7:00 pm
Join three authors for a "triple feature" evening of music, refreshments and live readings! Carol Newman shares Radical Feminist in a Topless Band ($12.50), a memoir chronicling her time as a musician in the early seventies. Cynthia Greenberg presents Burmese Jade: A Novel ($17.50), where thirteen strangers lives become entangled with the fate of the Kalichakra gems. Nicola Trwst reads from Belvedere Club ($12.95), a murder mystery set in our very own Marin County.