Start: 11:15 am
End: 11:15 am
8 Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 31 • 11:15-1:15pm • $250 Josette Charbit Schwartz has taught French in Marin at the Lycee Francais, The Branson School, and French American International in San Francisco. Born in Paris, Josette has lived in Marin County for 30 years and has a degree in Bilingual Education from France. Josette's classes often read poems, break out in song, and discuss the joys of French culture.
Start: 11:30 am
End: 1:15 pm
8 Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 31 • 11:30-1:15pm • $250 Gisella Petrone has a Masters degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.
Start: 6:00 pm
Why? Why Not? ($35.00) is a novel novel, a diary, a high-flying history, an academic adult comic book with visions of utopia, dystopia and myopia. Illusions, confusions, and conclusions form the thirty-six plays, each contained on a single page. The setting for each play is a piece of paper. Characters are listed. Scene and characters are drawn on the top half of the page; five columns of lines of type, newspaper style, are arranged below. The dialogue is minimal, a poetic shorthand determined by the number of letterforms per line, a text-message for today's limited attention spans, mostly in rhyme.Barbara Solomon is a graphic designer, landscape architect, writer, and artist. Her innovative logo design and building graphics for The Sea Ranch in Northern California brought her fame in the 1960s as the inventor of supergraphics. Her first book, Green Architecture and the Agrarian Garden, reinvigorated the view of the classical garden by creating a sophisticated pictorial language. In Good Mourning California, Solomon presented a provocative and acerbic look at the social topology of the Golden State.
Start: 7:00 pm
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon reads from Telegraph Avenue ($16.99), an exhilarating, big-hearted novel that explores the intertwined lives of two Oakland families, one black and one white. Telegraph Avenue is a world grounded in pop culture—Kung Fu, ’70s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music—and a bravura epic of friendship, race, and secret histories.Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves In Their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, and the middle-grade book Summerland. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.