Start: 1:00 pm
Luis Alberto Urrea presents Queen of America ($14.99). The remarkable heroine of the beloved bestseller The Hummingbird’s Daughter makes a welcome return in an epic novel of love, loss, and miracles in America. More than two decades in the making, this novel is the long-awaited sequel to The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and showcases one of our most talented writers at the top of his form. Luis Alberto Urrea is also the author of The Devil’s Highway and Into the Beautiful North. Winner of a Lannan Literary Award and Christopher Award, he is also the recipient of an American Book Award, the Kiriyama Pize, an Edgar Award, and a citation of excellence from the American Library Association. He is also a member of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame.
Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm
Karen Leland - Personal Branding for Authors & Writers: Finding Your Unique and Authentic Voice and Message Join us for this unique opportunity to create a strong and distinct personal brand as an author and writer for promotion in modern marketing and social media. Personal branding is not just a single statement or a clever quip but a multilayered, congruent narrative told across multiple channels, both online and off. The power is in knowing how to tell your story. Karen Leland is the best-selling author of six business books and a freelance writer who has written for major magazines and newspapers. She is internationally known for her development of the SMG (Sterling Marketing Group) Brand Mapping™ process to help authors, writers, entrepreneurs and small business owners identify their own unique and authentic way of being and working in the world. The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage, except July, August and December, on the 4th Sunday of the month, unless a holiday. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meeting may feature a guest speaker, a workshop or a panel discussion along with networking, encouragement and writing news. All are welcome. www.cwcmarinwriters.com.
Start: 4:00 pm
Louise Aronson shares A History of the Present Illness ($24.00). Drawing on Aronson's experience as the Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the UCSF Medical Humanities Division, this debut collection features 16 elegant and original stories about doctors and patients and the families of both. Taking readers into overlooked lives in the neighborhoods, hospitals, and nursing homes of San Francisco, Aronson offers a deeply humane and incisive portrait of health and illness in America today.Louise Aronson has an MFA from Warren Wilson College and an MD from Harvard.She has received the Sonora Review prize, the New Millennium short fiction award, and three Pushcart nominations. Her fiction has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review and the Literary Review, among other publications.
Julia Flynn Siler - Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure
Start: 7:00 pm
Julia Flynn Siler talks about Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure ($16.00). Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, this work brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. At the center of the story is Lili‘uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii. Born in 1838, she lived through the nearly complete economic transformation of the islands. Julia Flynn Siler is an award-winning journalist. Her book, The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty, was a New York Times best seller. She has written for Business Week and the New York Times, and is now a contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal in San Francisco.