Class: Virginia Simpson-Magruder - Art Journaling Your Travels

10/25/2014 5:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 25 • 11:00-5:00pm • $115 

 
 
 
 
Make your travel experiences memorable by keeping an art journal! Spend a day transforming a blank journal into a creative expression of your journeys. You'll learn how to: Prep your pages for writing using various art media and collage techniques; Alter and incorporate travel photos; Build journal pockets and storage areas to hold trip memorabilia. Virginia Simpson-Magruder of Kentucky Girl Designs is an altered book and jewelry artist at the Novato Arts Center.
 
 
 
 

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

Cooks with Books: Yotam Ottolenghi - Plenty More

Insalata’s, San Anselmo • Single $120, Couple $180 (one book)

 

 

Yotam Ottolenghi’s monumentally successful cookbook, Plenty, changed the way people cook and eat vegetables. Plenty More continues in the spirit of Plenty, with 120 dazzling produce-focused dishes, prepared raw, grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, or braised. Ottolenghi includes main dishes, sides, salads, and sweets, all gorgeously featured in this color photo cookbook. Known for his creative spirit, intriguing flavors and playful spices, these fresh ingredients offer home chefs’ outstanding meals for the whole family. Ottolenghi is the author of bestselling cookbooks Jerusalem, Plenty, and Ottolenghi. He writes for the Guardian and appears on the BBC.

 

Location: 
Street:
Insalata's
Additional:
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
City:
San Anselmo
,
Postal Code:
94960
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781607746218
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ten Speed Press, 10/2014

Class: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet - Poetry Revision Intensive

10/26/2014 12:00 pm

Sun., Oct. 26 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $60

 

 

Afraid to try new forms or do more than fiddle with line breaks? Bring in one to three poems you’re ready to look at anew. You’ll emerge with a bag of tricks for shaking up, reimagining, and dismantling/reassembling your writing, plus new directions for the piece you brought. Poet, editor, and teacher Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse, forthcoming in July from Bull City Press, and Tulips, Water, Ash, winner of the 2009 Morse Poetry Prize.

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

Alice Simpson - Ballroom

An elderly, misanthropic dance instructor... A painfully shy bachelor... An unhappily married man... A restless divorcee... A beautiful, studious young woman and her ambitious dance partner... Though strangers, each with a shameful secret, they all share one passion: dance. In her debut novel, Ballroom, Alice Simpson draws readers into the lives and yearnings of six lonely souls who seek solace every Sunday night in the faded grandeur of a New York City dance hall. By 1999, the ballroom, across from Union Square Park, has seen better days. The upholstery is torn; the ceiling is leaking; even the floor is in need of repairs. Still, in the dim light and dazzling blur of dance after dance—Viennese waltz, giddy Peabody, and quirky quickstep, the provocative pulse of mambo, fox-trot, and tango—ordinary men and women can escape reality, with all its drudgery, disappointments, and torments, to search for their dreams. Told in interconnecting stories, Ballroom reveals the troubled pasts and hidden demons of ballroom regulars as their paths cross, in poignant and startling ways, both on and off the dance floor.

Alice Simpson is an accomplished visual artist who has taught drawing and design at FIT, the School of Visual Arts, the New School, and Otis-Parsons. She has been widely exhibited and won international acclaim for her works of sculpture and series of handcrafted artist books about dance, including Swing!, Dirty Dancing, Rumba, Urban Motion, and Tango Bar.

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111

Ballroom (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062323033
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper, 9/2014

California Writers Club: Tanya Egan Gibson - How to Buy a Love of Reading

10/26/2014 4:00 pm

Asked to name her favorite book, sixteen-year-old Carley Wells answers, "Never met one I liked." Her parents are horrified and decide to commission a book to be written just for her. They will be the Medicis of Long Island and buy their daughter The Love of Reading. At first, Carley's sole interest in the project is to distract Hunter, the young bibliophile she adores. But as Hunter's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Carley begins to understand the importance of stories-and how they are powerful enough to destroy a person. Or save her.

Tanya Egan Gibson's debut novel is an irresistible work of metafiction that dazzlingly embeds a book within the book, and boasts an unforgettably fresh narrator whose journey towards embracing literature will make you fall in love with reading all over again.

Tanya Egan Gibson lives in Marin County, California. How to Buy a Love of Reading is her first novel.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780452296091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Plume, 7/2010

Joe Clifford - Lamentation

In a frigid New Hampshire winter, Jay Porter is trying to eke out a living and maintain some semblance of a relationship with his former girlfriend and their two-year-old son. When he receives an urgent call that Chris, his drug-addicted and chronically drunk brother, is being questioned by the sheriff about his missing junkie business partner, Jay feels obliged to come to his rescue. After Jay negotiates his brother's release from the county jail, Chris disappears into the night. As Jay begins to search for him, he is plunged into a cauldron of ugly lies and long-kept secrets that could tear apart his small hometown and threaten the lives of Jay and all those he holds dear. In the incredibly supsenseful Lamentation, powerful forces come into play that will stop at nothing until Chris is dead and the information he harbors is destroyed.

Joe Clifford acts as acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and managing editor of The Flash Fiction Offensive. He also produces Lip Service West, a "gritty, real, raw" reading series in Oakland, CA. Joe is the author of three books: Choice Cuts, Wake the Undertaker, and Junkie Love. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

 

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

Lamentation (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9781608091331
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Oceanview Publishing, 10/2014



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