Start: 10:00 am
End: 2:00 pm
Sat., July 20 • 10:00-2:00 pm • $60 Transform the stories of your life into fiction! We’ll practice accessing memory, mining our family myths for their dramatic potential, and creating memorable characters from the people we know. Audrey Ferber’s fiction and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies. She teaches writing at UC Extension.
Start: 12:00 pm
Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving ($35.00) is a stylish, richly illustrated, practical guide for home cooks and preserving enthusiasts, and the first cookbook from journalist Kevin West, author of the popular blog www.savingtheseason.com.Incorporating classic favorites and new flavors, West gives us more than one hundred recipes, organized by season, for sweet preserves and savory pickles; easy-to-can vegetables and fruits; condiments such as relishes, chutneys, and salsas; and cordials, candies, and cocktails. Interspersed with the recipes are chronicles of West's travels and the history of American preserving traditions from California to New Mexico to Long Island. A witty and erudite culinary companion, West makes a rich and entertaining story of the introductions to the recipes. Also included is a primer on preserving techniques that addresses issues of food safety and nutrition.Kevin West is from rural Blount County in eastern Tennessee. He attended Deep Springs, an experimental college in the White Mountains of California, and Sewanee: The University of the South. For 13 years he was on staff at W magazine, with postings in New York, Paris, and Los Angeles, where he was West Coast editor and where he still lives. He runs the blog www.savingtheseason.com; writes about food, culture, and travel; and produces a retail collection of jams and marmalades. He is certified as a Master Food Preserver by the University of California Cooperative Extension.
Start: 1:00 pm
Dyanna Falconer is on a roll when she sells her book to Hollywood and falls in love with a famous, hot movie star, but she misses her cottage on the California coast and longs to paint and write, and live her life with the unforgettable characters that inhabit Big Sur. Dyanna is warned about the jasmine dogs by a rough Esalen Indian Mystic, but plunges ahead with a big romance and faces the dire consequences of her double life. Escape into the mysteries of Jasmine Dogs Mystic Advntures in Big Sur ($19.95) and hold on tight... it's a wild ride. J.W. Winslow is a writer, artist, poet, and green publisher who has expanded her dreams into books about the places she loves. She hosts the radio show Winslowart, and is the author of Sensual Indigo: Memoir of a Renaissance Woman. Jasmine Dogs is the first book in a series about mystic adventures in Big Sur to be published by Fresh Art.
Start: 1:30 pm
End: 4:30 pm
Sat., July 20 • 1:30-4:30 pm • $60 Cynthia Pepper’s short films have won Emmy Awards and are distributed worldwide. This class discusses all the elements of translating a short story into a film. Topics include writing a simple treatment or screenplay, creating shooting boards, casting, finding locations, directing, producing, editing, and scoring a short film on a variety of budgets. Students may send a three sentence synopsis prior to the class (details upon registration).
Start: 4:00 pm
The America's Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club.Julian Guthrie's The Billionaire and the Mechanic ($27.00) tells the incredible story of the partnership between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the design and building process of these astonishing boats, and the management of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and their competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli's Team Alinghi, and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia and New Zealand to Valencia, Spain.Julian Guthrie is an award-winning journalist and staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the author of The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith. She lives in San Francisco.
Start: 7:00 pm
The chief of police of Jarrett Creek, Texas, doubles as the town drunk, so when Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in. Does Craddock still have what it takes to find the killer? A Killing at Cotton Hill ($15.95) is the first book in the Samuel Craddock mystery series from Terry Shames.