Select event terms to filter by
« Sunday September 22, 2013 »
Start: 10:00 am
End: 1:00 pm
Sun., Sept. 22 • 10:00-1:00pm • $60  Yes, you know local venues for your book, but how do you expand that market?  OR you have launched a book in another genre; now how can you build on that experience when the market for the current book is entirely different?  We will help you search out the marketing possibilities in your region/genre to grow the audience in which you have expertise and experience.Additionally, learn how to find "staff" to assist you.  Both fiction and nonfiction titles can use these real tools and great methods.  Handouts provide additional marketing ideas.Alice Acheson, a Marketing Specialist and Publishing Consultant with decades of experience, works with authors, illustrators and photographers plus large and small publishers.  She has edited books, negotiated contracts, and sold subsidiary rights. Her publicity work has been recognized with many New York Times bestsellers (four simultaneously) and a Literary Market Place Outside Services Award for Advertising, Promotion, and Publicity. Her knowledge and handouts are the key to your publishing success.
Start: 11:30 am
Osher Marin JCCFREE – no registration necessary.    Meet the chefs, hear about the benefits of eating gluten-free, and taste samples from their cookbook, Nosh on This: Gluten-Free Baking from a Jewish-American Kitchen ($19.95), at the JCC’s Sukkot Harvest Festival – a free event open to everyone in the community. Includes tons of activities for all ages to learn about the holiday of Sukkot, how you can help to shelter our community’s homeless, and how to live, eat and dwell more sustainably.           
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm
The Spanish Table - Paella Patio Party! Tickets: $10   Join the owners of Mill Valley’s The Spanish Table and Book Passage as we host our first ever Paella Patio Party.  Enjoy live cooking demos, samples of traditional Spanish cuisine, wine, or just come and relax. This is one food event you won’t want to miss! $10 per person.    
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm
Come Revel in WritingTalk technique with fellow writers Connect with a critique group Play literary ice breakers Chat with book coaches, freelance editors,agents, and other Marin writers Enjoy refreshments, wine, and live musicKeynote Speaker: Constance Hale!Pitch an Agent or a Publisher!Pooja Menon, Carlisle Webber, Peter Beren, Little Pickle Press, and New World Library will hear pitches (signup when you arrive!)Readings throughout!Authors:Sheldon SiegelMolly GilesPeg Alford PursellTanya Egan GibsonClub members:Susanna SolomonSusan KellerPat Morin Joan Steidinger.California Writers Club Members: $25, Non-Members: $30A nonprofit 501c3 educational corporation, California Writers Club–Marin sponsors events that are open to the public. Learn more at  
Start: 4:00 pm
Bert Botta has written a memoir for anyone who's ever wanted to know what goes on behind the cockpit door and in the heart and soul of the pilot in command of your life. Fast Lane to Faith ($12.95) is Botta's story, spanning his teenage years building and racing hot rods in San Francisco to his career as a commercial pilot for TWA, one of the premiere airlines in the world. Over the twenty-six years of his airline career, there would be 4 marriages, a spiritual breakthrough of major proportions, and travel to exotic lands. Bert’s story is one of hope, inspiration and the value of persistence; it’s also a story for men and women who want to learn the transformative power of truth, vulnerability, and openheartedness.  
Start: 7:00 pm
In his candid and moving memoir, Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story ($18.95), author Atta Arghandiwal tells of his own as well as the people of Afghanistan’s turbulent journey to escape their war-torn country.  Spanning a history of more than fifty years, Arghandiwal shares his personal story of growing up in a large Afghan family, the son of a prominent military officer, and eventually having to leave with the invasion of the Soviet Union, becoming a refugee in Germany before creating a life in the United States.Atta Arghandiwal was born in Afghanistan but has spent over half his life in the West. He left Afghanistan eight months after the Russian invasion, in August of 1980, and became a refugee in Germany before immigrating to the United States where he built a successful banking career of twenty-eight years. Arghandiwal wrote his story to increase awareness about his country’s political upheaval and the innocent people who have been caught in the chaos. Arghandiwal is married and lives with his wife and two children in Northern California.  

Shopping cart

View your shopping cart.

Order a Signed Copy Today!

Can't make it to an event? Want a signed copy?

Order a signed book by adding it to your  cart and noting "Signed Copy" in the comments field at checkout. Signed copies available at no extra charge while supplies last.

Questions?  Email
or call (415) 927-0960