Marin County Events

Marin Shakespeare Company - Robert Currier Discusses Cymbeline

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

Shakespeare's Cymbeline is listed in the First Folio as a Tragedy . . . but is it? Marin Shakespeare Company Artisitc Director Robert Currier discusses this intriacate play, which can be seen this summer at Dominican University's Forest Meadows Amphithteater through July 26. Join Robert and actors from the production for a lively theatrical discussion: Cymbeline- Tragedy or Romantic Comedy?

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Bay Area Writing Project's Young Writers Camp

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 5:30pm

Come celebrate young writers July 7 at Book Passage. UC Berkeley's Bay Area Writing Project sponsors Young Writers Camps  for budding authors ages 8-15 across the Bay Area each summer. In Marin, these young writers will spend three weeks exploring their talents and interests, with camp culminating in an Author's Chair Celebration for family, friends, and all who appreciate the creativity and passion that young writers have to offer.  Please join us at Book Passage on Tuesday, July 7 at 5:30pm; the writing is sure to dazzle you!

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® - An Evening with Deirdre Cerkanowicz

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join the Left Coast Writers® for hosted wine and beverages as we celebrate libraries and all they do for writers. We’ll begin with a short mixer, which will be followed by an inspiring and informative presentation by Deirdre Cerkanowicz.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Michelle Gable - A Paris Apartment

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

A Paris Apartment is the debut novel by Michelle Gable that went on to become an international bestseller. Inspired by the uncovering of a shuttered, long-forgotten Parisian apartment full of endless treasures, Gable’s novel allows the imagination to fly as it winds between the past, the present, and the lives, loves, and fortunes of two captivating women.

$15.99
ISBN: 9781250067777
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 30th, 2015

"Bienvenue a Paris "
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""When April Vogt's boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "decrepit." She hears "Paris." She hears escape.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Mary Doria Russell - Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:00pm

A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands...

That was America in 1881.

All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26th when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt.

Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West.

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral tells Wyatt’s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal 30 seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved.

Mary Doria Russell is the author of The Sparrow, considered a classic of speculative fiction and its sequel, Children of God, which, combined, have won eight regional, national and international awards. Her third novel, A Thread of Grace, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and her fourth novel, Dreamers of the Day, was nominated for the 2008 IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize. Her fifth novel, Doc, was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She holds a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and previously taught human gross anatomy.

 

$27.99
ISBN: 9780062198761
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco Press - March 3rd, 2015

From the bestselling, award-winning author of Doc, The Sparrow, and A Thread of Grace comes Epitaph, a richly detailed novel of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the making of the mythology that surrounds it to this day


51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jessica Jackley - Clay Water Brick

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

The publication of Clay Water Brick by Jessica Jackley will coincide with the ten-year anniversary of Kiva, a non-profit organization co founded by Jackley. In this narrative Jackley shares her personal story of co-creating this tool for social change and the evolution of this nonprofit that started in a modest off-campus Stanford apartment and went on to become a global movement.

By Jessica Jackley, Jeffrey D. Sachs (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780679643760
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - June 23rd, 2015

In the tradition of "Kabul Beauty School" and "Start Something That Matters "comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tom Killion - California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Author Reception at 5:30pm in the Gallery!

$50.00
ISBN: 9781597142991
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Heyday Books - July 30th, 2015

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Young Adult & Middle Grade Intensive Writing Weekend - Day 1

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

 

Young Adult & Middle Grade Intensive Writing Weekend
Sat. July 11 • 8:00 am - 8:00 pm & Sun. July 12 • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm • $335

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® Launch: John Hewitt - One Shoe

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

One Shoe: When a Gold Rush is Not Enough is a barrel of laughter from start to finish, especially for California readers already steeped in Gold Rush fiction and folklore. Author John Hewitt portions out the delicious plot, serving up a satisfying tasty story with notes of joie de vivre, irony, and laughs.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Young Adult & Middle Grade Intensive Writing Weekend - Day 2

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

 

Young Adult & Middle Grade Intensive Writing Weekend
Sat. July 11 • 8:00 am - 8:00 pm & Sun. July 12 • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm • $335

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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