Class: Anne Lamott - On Writing

05/02/2015 4:00 pm

Sat., May 2 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm • $150

 

 

Join Anne Lamott, the bestselling author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, for an afternoon that includes an onstage interview, a lecture, and a Q&A session. Anne Lamott offers advice on the writing process, while also touching upon the experiences of the writer and the writing life. Writers working at all levels are encouraged to learn from one of the great writers of our time. Anne Lamott taught the first Book Passage writing class almost two decades ago. It’s a joy to welcome her back.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780385480017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Anchor, 9/1995

Peter Coyote - The Rainman's Third Cure: An Unsentimental Education

A celebrated actor, writer, and Zen practitioner, Peter Coyote's second memoir, The Rainman's Third Cure: An Unsentimental Education, recounts the most pivotal stages of his life: childhood with an overbearing yet very successful father, his liberating years at Grinnell College, and his founding of the Diggers commune, all of which led to his introduction to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and highly-respected Buddhist Gary Snyder. Inspired by Snyder's balanced lifestyle, spiritual expertise, and encyclopedic knowledge of world history, Peter began the journey to become a Zen Buddhist himself while also taking on the extraordinary challenge of funding local arts by chairing the California Arts Council.

An ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism and a politically engaged actor, Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. In addition to acting in over 140 films, and working with directors such as Martin Ritt, Steven Spielberg, and Roman Polanski, Coyote has won an Emmy for narrating the award-winning documentary Pacific Century. He has also narrated The West, The Dust Bowl, Prohibition, and The Roosevelts for Ken Burns. In 1993 he was awarded a Pushcart Prize for Carla’s Story, published in ZYZZYVA.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781619024960
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC, 4/2015

Daniel Alarcón - One Book One Marin

In conversation with Michael Krasny
Angelico Hall, Dominican University

Join us for the culminating event for One Book One Marin 2015. Marin County residents started reading and discussing the 2015 selection, Daniel Alarcón’s At Night We Walk in Circles in February.

Nelson’s life is not turning out the way he hoped. His girlfriend is sleeping with another man; his brother has left their South American country, leaving Nelson to care for their widowed mother; and his acting career can’t seem to get off the ground. That is, until he lands a starring role in a touring revival of The Idiot President, a legendary play by Nelson’s hero, Henry Nuñez, leader of the storied guerrilla theater troupe Diciembre. And that’s when the real trouble begins.

Nelson’s fate is slowly revealed through the investigation of the narrator, a young man obsessed with Nelson’s story—and perhaps closer to it than he lets on. In sharp, vivid, and beautiful prose, Alarcón delivers a compulsively readable narrative and a provocative meditation on fate, identity, and the large consequences that can result from even our smallest choices.

Daniel Alarcón is the author of the story collection War by Candlelight, and the novel Lost City Radio, winner of the 2009 International Literature Prize. He has been named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40,” and is executive producer of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language storytelling podcast.

 

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University, Angelico Hall
Additional:
50 Acacia Ave.
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781594632839
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Riverhead Trade, 10/2014



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