Class: Don George - Travel Writing Intensive

01/13/2015 8:45 pm
6 Tues., Jan. 13-Feb. 24 (no class Feb. 17) • 6:15-8:45pm • $350
 
 
 
 
 
Don George’s six-week intensive travel writing class is patterned on a graduate school creative writing workshop. The emphasis is on the craft of travel writing. Weekly assignments progress from a few paragraphs to full-length articles, with the goal of writing publishable pieces. Students learn to research stories, write query letters, work with editors, and market their articles. This highly successful class has led to numerous published stories, including many tales in the annual Best Travel Writing and Lonely Planet anthologies.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Thomas Perry - A String of Beads

After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, née Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New York--or so she thinks.

One morning as she comes back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: all eight clan mothers, the female leaders of the Seneca clans, parked in her driveway in two black cars. A childhood friend of Jane's from the reservation, Jimmy, is wanted by the police for the murder of a local white man. But instead of turning himself in, he's fled, and no one knows where he's hiding out. At the clan mothers' request, Jane retraces a walking trip she and Jimmy took together when they were fourteen in hopes that he has gone the same way again. But it soon becomes clear that the police aren't the only ones after him. As the chase intensifies, the number of people caught up in this twisted plot multiplies, and Jane is the only one who can protect those endangered by it. A String of Beads is an addictive, fast-paced thriller about how abandoning the past can sometimes be the hardest thing to do, even when your life--and the life of those you love--depends on it.

Thomas Perry is the bestselling author of over twenty novels including The Butcher's Boy, which won an Edgar Award. Metzger's Dog was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Vanishing Act was named by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of their 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Twentieth Century.

 

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

A String of Beads (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780802123299
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Mysterious Press, 1/2015

Class: Gisella Petrone - Beginning Italian

01/14/2015 10:15 am

Eight Wednesdays: Jan. 14 - Mar. 4 • 8:30-10:15am • $250


 


Gisella Petrone has a Master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught Eng­lish, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.

 

 

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

Class: Gisella Petrone - Intermediate Italian

01/14/2015 1:15 pm

Eight Wednesdays: Jan. 14 - Mar. 4 • 11:30-1:15 pm • $250
 

 

 

Gisella Petrone has a Master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught Eng­lish, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.

 

 

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

Lavinia Spalding & Contributers - The Best Women’s Travel Writing: Volume 10

The essays in The Best Women’s Travel Writing: Volume 10, edited by Lavinia Spalding, are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or thank your lucky stars you weren’t.

Lavinia Spalding has edited three previous volumes of The Best Women's Travel Writing. She is also the author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler and With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant, and she introduced the reissued e-book edition of Edith Wharton's classic travelogue, A Motor-Flight Through France. Her writing appears in numerous print and online publications, including Sunset, Yoga Journal, San Francisco magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Tin House, and The Best Travel Writing. She lives in San Francisco, where she is a resident of the Writers' Grotto and co-founder of Weekday Wanderlust, a monthly travel reading series.

 

 

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

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian

01/15/2015 11:00 am

Eight Thursdays: Jan. 15 - Mar. 12 (no class 1/29) • 9:00-11:00 am • $250

(Please note that the dates and times for this class have changed)

 
 

 

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

 

 

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


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