Classes

Class: Anne-Marie Lebas - Beyond the Basics French (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Six Mondays: May 6–June 17 (no class 5/27) • 2:45–4:15 pm • $210

To determine if this class is right for you, please contact Anne Marie at masabel1@yahoo.com.

These second year refresher courses are for those who would like to review what they learned in high school or college French classes, or for those students who have taken the beginning French conversation courses. The goal is to boost confidence and fluency in speaking. Venez apprendre avec plaisir!

Anne–Marie Lebas is a native of France who has taught in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She teaches with great enthusiasm and energy and creates a lively and comfortable learning environment for students at any level.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Anne-Marie Lebas - Beginning Conversational French (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Six Tuesdays: May 7–June 11 • 3:45–5:15 pm • $210

These two sequential courses are designed for those who have no or very little knowledge of French. We work with pronunciation, vocabulary enrichment, and short conversations.

Anne–Marie Lebas is a native of France who has taught in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She teaches with great enthusiasm and energy and creates a lively and comfortable learning environment for students at any level.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Lower-Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Seven Fridays: Mar. 8–Apr. 26 (no class 4/12) • 10:00 am–12:00 pm • $245

Please contact ptp@bookpassage.com for registration information.

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian for over 20 years. She has taught at classes arranged through thought the Italian General Consulate.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Higher-Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Seven Wednesdays: Mar. 13–Apr. 24 (no class 4/10) • 9:30–11:30 am • $245

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian for over 20 years. She has taught at classes arranged through thought the Italian General Consulate.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Ying Chang Compestine - How to Manage Your Creative Career (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Sat., June 1 • 1:30–4:00 pm • $95

Who says writers have to starve? When writing for passion, you should also get paid. This lecture will teach you the important aspects of managing a creative business career. You will learn the techniques that creative professionals use to treat their work as a business: setting clear objectives, effective marketing, considering new opportunities, strategic negotiation, and finding ways to create lucrative income by leveraging their efforts.

Ying Chang Compestine is the author of 20 books including, including the acclaimed Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier and Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party.

 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Ying Chang Compestine - How to Write & Sell Children's Books (Corte Madera)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Sat., June 1 • 10:00am - 12:30pm • $95

This workshop will introduce you to what you need to know about writing and publishing, including finding a good agent, creating a winning book proposal, selling your manuscript to a reputable publisher, and marketing your book. The workshop covers the different genres of children’s books: picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult.

Ying Chang Compestine is the author of 20 books including, including the acclaimed Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier and Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Betsy Graziana Fasbinder - Moving from Page to Stage (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Two Day Workshop • Sat., May 18, 9:30am - 5:00pm • Sun., May 19, 9:30am - 1:00pm • $150

Skilled public speaking is an invaluable part of every writer’s platform. This interactive workshop will help you develop the skills and confidence to engage and captivate listeners and to bring your most authentic and polished self to audiences of any size. Betsy Graziani Fasbinder is a licensed therapist and has been a public speaking trainer and coach for more than 20 years. Included in the workshop fee is a copy of the instructor’s newest book: From Page to Stage: Inspiration, Tools, and Public Speaking Tips for Writers.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Lynn Ryder - Reinvent Yourself After 50 (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Sat., May 4 • 1:00 - 5:00pm • $110

In our 50s, 60s, and 70s, we begin a new phase of life – a new chapter. Are you wondering: What’s next? Am I living the life I want to live - my best life? How do I create a joyful and meaningful future? Working with an exercise book, we’ll engage in discussions, journaling and short lectures to create a vision and a plan for your happy, healthy, fulfilling future. Lynn Ryder, a personal coach for people over 50, is a former human resources consultant and trainer. She is the author of Road to Fulfillment.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Diana Toledano & Victoria Rock - Creating Chapter Books (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Sat., June 15 • 10:00am - 1:00pm • $150

Chronicle Books editor Victoria Rock and illustrator Diana Toledano will share their behind-the-scenes experience on creating a chapter book, from manuscript to editing to illustration to publication! We’ll also cover tips and tricks on creating powerful chapter books, and answer frequently asked questions. Topics will include: series potential, the difference between chapter books and early chapter books, character consistency, how to create a strong cover, and more!

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Leslie Keenan - Master Writers (March)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Eight Tuesdays: Mar. 5-Apr. 30 • 6:30-8:30pm • $360

Use the support of fellow writers and well-timed feedback to move through resistance and finish your work.

Leslie Keenan is an experienced writing instructor. One published student says, “If it weren’t for Leslie Keenan’s courses at Book Passage, I would never have written a word of fiction.”

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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