Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Building Character

10/25/2014 4:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 25 • 10:00-4:00 • $105
 
 
 
 
Character-driven: it’s one way to ensure that your writing is compelling. But how do you create characters that captivate a reader? Digging up all you’ll need to create characters that jump from the page can be as complicated as a covert operation. This workshop included plenty of in-class exercises and amusing tips on craft.
 
Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the founder of Left Coast Writers®. Her latest novel, Dead Love, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist.

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

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

Karen Page - The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor - which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible ($40.00) is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs, representing such acclaimed restaurants as Crossroads and M.A.K.E. in Los Angeles; Candle 79, Dirt Candy, and Kajitsu in New York City, Green Zebra in Chicago, Greens and Millennium in San Francisco, Natural Selection and Portobello in Portland, Plum Bistro in Seattle, and Vedge in Philadelphia.

Emphasizing plant-based whole foods including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, the book provides an A-to-Z listing of hundreds of ingredients, from açaí to zucchini blossoms, cross-referenced with the herbs, spices, and other seasonings that best enhance their flavor, resulting in thousands of recommended pairings. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is the ideal reference for the way millions of people cook and eat today-- vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. This groundbreaking book will empower both home cooks and professional chefs to create more compassionate, healthful, and flavorful cuisine.

Karen Page is a two-time James Beard Award-winning author whose books include The Flavor Bible, which was named one of the year's best cookbooks on both Today and Good Morning America, one of the 100 best cookbooks of the last twenty-five years by Cooking Light, and one of the ten best cookbooks in the world of the past century by Forbes. The former Washington Post wine columnist is also the author of What to Drink with What You Eat, which was named the IACP Cookbook of the Year and Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year. She lives with her husband, author and photographer Andrew Dornenburg, in New York City.
 
Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$40.00
ISBN-13: 9780316244183
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 10/2014

Book Group: John Hart - Reading the Poets

10/28/2014 9:00 pm
Eight Tuesdays: Oct. 28-Dec. 16 • 7:00-9:00 pm • $200
 
 
 
 
“To have great poets,” Walt Whitman said, “there must be great audiences, too.” What makes a poem worth reading? This group looks at famous poets from several centuries and from several literatures. Widely published local poet and author John Hart co-edits the venerable all-poetry journal Blue Unicorn, now in its 37th year.

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


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