Michael Connelly - The Burning Room

In conversation with David Corbett. 

The new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner as they investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier.

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-six previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Gods of Guilt and The Black Box. His books, which include the bestselling Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than fifty-eight million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of the forthcoming series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

The Burning Room (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780316225939
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 11/2014

Class: David Corbett - Character Spines & Story Lines

11/09/2014 3:30 pm

Sun. Nov. 9, 9:30-3:30 pm • $150
Register by October 28 in order to submit your 10-page writing sample for feedback

 

 

Aristotle believed that plot was the most important and difficult challenge the writer faced. But by plot he meant the architecture of change in the hero’s fortunes. Character and structure are inextricably linked, and it is through structure that most of a story’s meaning is imparted.

In this one-day class and workshop, David Corbett will demonstrate how the architecture of story, when properly understood, deepens our understanding of character, and how integrating character with story helps the writer avoid both formulaic plotting and episodic meandering. Special attention will be paid to individual student projects (10-page limit) for their strengths in establishing character and launching the story.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Hazel Dixon-Cooper - Harness Astrology's Bad Boy

Pluto, the planet of transformation, is in transit in Capricorn through 2024, awakening a tidal force of change. The last time we saw this combination, the world felt the impact in the Revolutionary War that birthed America.

In this wickedly funny guidebook, world-renowned astrologers Hazel Dixon-Cooper and Cathleen Bridgett Walther are here to show you how to use this unique time to overcome fear, guilt, regret, and self-punishment, and find your place in the cosmos. Their in-your-face advice and step-by-step instructions will help you unlock the heroic part of your soul and flourish in every aspect of your life.

Pluto’s transit in Capricorn presents all of us with a series of cosmic wakeup calls—bringing a unique opportunity to overcome our most difficult and ingrained traits. Begin now with Harness Astrology's Bad Boy ($16.00), and you will emerge this Pluto transit stronger, wiser, and more in control of your life than ever before.

Hazel Dixon-Cooper has been a professional astrologer for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of the bestelling Rotten Day humorous astrology book series and has written astrology articles and columns for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Cosmopolitan magazine's Bedside Astrologer column for eight years. She lives in Fresno, California.

Cathleen Bridgett Walther is a professional astrologer and has written astrology, advice, and numerology columns for Elle and Life & Style, among others. She has been a guest astrologer on the CBS Morning Show and is the author of the popular astrology guide Conquer the Cosmos. Her extensive client list includes celebrities such as Cher, Heather Locklear, Richie Sambora, and Chazz Palminteri.
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Andrea Alban - Writer's Tribe

11/09/2014 6:00 pm

Single Session: Sunday Nov. 9th • 4:00-6:00pm • $50

 

 

Writer's Tribe™ 

A Feedback Forum for Children’s Writers 

$180 for 4 sessions or $50 per class drop-in

Polish your manuscript in a safe space built on respect, clarity and honesty. The focus is on rendering quintessential characters, vivid settings, page-turning plots, and snappy dialog. Andrea Alban guides the group through a powerful revision process. Writers cultivate self-editing mastery. The group is highly interactive. The mission of this university-level workshop is to inspire and deepen craft. Each member receives a Manuscript Feedback Form featuring revision strategies and literary vocabulary.

 

PRAISE FOR ANDREA’S REVISION WORKSHOPS:

 

Your class is terrific -- not just your knowledge and rich understanding of how good writing works, but how you draw people along growing their own skills, and your deep presence and welcoming kindness. 

— Ann Gronvold

 

Your edits are remarkable.  The flow and crispness of the sentences are much improved (even with the little changes). You are magical.  — Bob Healey

 

Great class! I learn something valuable at every meeting. (From all the discussions, not just mine.) I really love the way you put out your thoughts, but also bounce off and expand on our thoughts. You have created more than a class. You have created a community. — Travis Darcy

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Jay Schoenberger - I Am Coyote

For years Jay Schoenberger searched unsuccessfully for a compilation of the great wilderness writings.  He wanted a book he could throw in his pack and read in the great outdoors or enjoy at home when he itched for a connection to the backcountry. I Am Coyote: Readings for the Wild contains some of the most powerful wilderness-related essays, poetry, and passages.  The writings focus principally on the relationship between individuals and the wilderness they inhabit.  From Emerson, Muir and Shackleton to Kerouac, Stegner, and Dillard, the writings discuss the wilderness’s transformative and transcendent power on humans living in ephemeral conditions.

Jay Schoenberger is a writer and nature enthusiast, whose work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post.  He holds an MBA from Stanford University. 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Cooks with Books: Gabrielle Hamilton - Prune

Left Bank in Larkspur • $125 per person, $185

 

 

At 12, Gabrielle Hamilton started working as a dishwasher and from there went on to college, cook, cater, until she opened up New York's beloved Lower East Side restaurant Prune in 1999. Hamilton has become one of America's most recognized chef's and her bestselling memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter, captured reader's hearts. The Prune Recipe Book offers 250 favorite recipes written from the unique perspective from cook to cook. Her straight forward, down home cooking style garnered not only neighborhood loyalty but nods from food critics, gourmands and fellow chef's alike. Hamilton has won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef NYC, and writes regularly for Bon Appetit, GQ, The New Yorker, Saveur, and many other publications.

The ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book. 

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Left Bank Restaurant
Additional:
507 Magnolia Ave
City:
Larkspur
,
Postal Code:
94939

Prune (Hardcover)

$45.00
ISBN-13: 9780812994094
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House, 11/2014



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