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Start: 10:00 am
End: 4:00 pm
Aug. 25 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $150
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advice so simple it can't possibly be right: Just tell the story. In fact, take the vast majority of writing problems -- what details are essential and which discardable, how to balance inner life against action and dialog, how to create variety among the characters, how much backstory is necessary, etc. -- none of these can be solved without getting grounded in the story you're trying to tell. David Corbett, longtime Book Passage instructor, "story whisperer," and author of The Art of Character ("A writer's bible that will lead to your character's soul") will lead students in a one-day workshop, reviewing 12-page manuscript submissions from each student and reviewing them in detail to reveal how story guides the revision process.
Students must register and send manuscripts 10 days prior to class.

Start: 4:00 pm

If you had the knowledge and tools to make serious and lasting changes in your life, would you do it? If you had the chance to start over, change everything you needed to change in order to live the visions of your dreams, would you? Is it going to take a near death experience to motivate you into making the necessary changes in your life, or will you accept the challenges contained here and master your own personal expansion?

Expansion Mastery
($19.95) offers you a chance at creating the life you know in your heart you were meant to experience. Can you rise up and actually participate in your life? Can you change your attitude from "just getting through another day" to fully engage your life with enthusiasm, purpose and presence?

Robert Bessler helps people to live a more fully engaged life of authenticity, self-honesty, and enthusiasm through the ancient concept of Heaven, Earth and Being. He teaches unique and effective methods that re-empower and re-align people with the life they deserve while opening their heart.

 

26
Start: 12:00 pm

The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 or click the button below to register. 

 

Joyce Maynard, the New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and The Good Daughters returns with After Her, a warm and haunting novel of sisterhood, adolescence, sacrifice, and suspense loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County in the 1970’s.

Book Passage hosts literary luncheons with celebrated authors at our Marin store. These events are catered by the outstanding Insalata’s Restaurant of San Anselmo.

 

Start: 7:00 pm

Join Marin Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Robert Currier and Costume Designer Abra Berman for a discussion of the role of fashion in Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. Marin Shakespeare will also discuss The Spanish Tragedy on July 22 (click here for details).

 

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Start: 7:00 pm

Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. In The Trauma of Everyday Life ($25.95), renowned psychiatrist Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind’s own development. Epstein is the author of the bestselling Thoughts Without a Thinker.

 

29
Start: 7:00 pm

Illuminating the dramatic, ongoing struggle for women’s reproductive rights in the U.S., Perilous Times ($19.95) focuses on a vast variety of women’s personal, sometimes devastating, experiences of back alley abortions before Roe v. Wade. Fran Moreland Johns also profiles physicians and activists who risked everything to provide safe procedures.

 

30
Start: 6:00 pm

3 Minute Reads from San Francisco Grotto Writers
50+ Writers, 3 Minutes Each!


Joins us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto writing classes. On this Friday evening, both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work — but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit. Join us for wine, fun, and fresh new writing.

 

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Start: 1:00 pm

In Converstaion with Book Passage Head Buyer Luisa Smith

As How the Light Gets In ($25.99) opens, Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it’s a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn’t spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna’s friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?

Louise Penny is The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of eight Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Louise has won five Agatha Awards and four Anthony Awards. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.

 

 



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