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World Travel Tips: The BalkansThurs., Feb. 21 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25Much has been written about the Balkans and much is said today about the very popular Adriatic coast. Rea will share the historical background of this region as she heard and learned from her parents and relatives as well as the gems to be discovered today in this part of the world. President of Cosmopolitan Adventure Tours, Rea Franjetic is a member of the International Ecotourism Society and president of San Francisco Travel Professionals. She was born in Croatia, raised in South America and became part of her family travel business. She is an avid photographer and leader of unique small travel groups. She has done travel presentations locally and internationally.World Travel Tips Series:Arctic and AntarcticaThurs., Jan. 10 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25Argentina and BrazilThurs., Jan. 31 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25 Galapagos, Peru, BoliviaThurs., Jan. 24 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25Southern EuropeThurs., Jan. 31 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25How to Get the Best Shot in the CameraThurs., Feb. 7 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25Power Spots and Sacred JourneysThurs., Feb 28 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $25
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Former private investigator and New York Times Notable Author David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Destined to become the one desktop reference every writer requires on the craft of characterization, The Art of Character: Creating Memorablw Characters for Fiction, Film and TV ($17.00) renders all other books of its kind obsolete. Using a wealth of details, from fiction, film and TV, Corbett delves deeply and thoughtfully into the human heart of characterization, showing beginning and advanced writers how to plumb the rich source materials of their own lives and the world around them to fashion credible, compelling characters. From politics to punctuality, appetite to zeal, secrets to contradictions, Corbett doesn't miss a beat. David Corbett is the author of four novels: The Devil’s Redhead, Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book), Blood of Paradise (nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar), and Do They Know I’m Running? David’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Mission and Tenth, The Smoking Poet, San Francisco Noir and Best American Mystery Stories (2009 and 2011). He has taught both online and in classroom settings through the UCLA Extension's Writers' Program, Book Passage, LitReactor, 826 Valencia, The Grotto in San Francisco, and at numerous writing conferences across the US. He lives in Vallejo, CA.
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Angelico Hall, Dominican UniversityTickets: $25 (includes signed book)Online registration is closedTo inquire about ticket availability, please call (415) 927- 0960, ext. 1 In Conversation with Book Passage president Elaine Petrocelli Join former Secretary of State and author Madeleine Albright as she presents Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 ($15.99). "No one who lived through the years of 1937 to 1948," Albright writes, "was a stranger to profound sadness. Millions of innocents did not survive, and their deaths must never be forgotten. Today we lack the power to reclaim lost lives, but we have a duty to learn all that we can about what happened and why." At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, Prague Winter serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures. Madeleine Albright served as America's sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career also includes positions on Capitol Hill, on the National Security Council, and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Virginia.