Classes

Class: Gary Gach - Autumn Leaves: How to Haiku (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Saturday Oct. 20 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm • $60

It's no secret. Haiku is the most universal poetic format of our time. Celebrate autumn with one of Book Passage University’s classic courses. We’ll start out with basic haiku recipes. Then enjoy a brief haiku walk. As a capper, we’ll engage in a haiku workshop (playshop), sharing our discoveries. It’s amazing how many haiku are embedded in everyday life. Family-friendly – recommended for writers and non-writers of all ages (8–108)!

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Susan Fritz-Prey - Learning to Listen to Classical Music (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:30am

Four Mondays; September 24 - October 15th • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm • $120

Are you curious about Classical music but unsure what you are listening to? Do you already enjoy this music but would like to understand more? In this class, we will explore how we already experience music, how we can apply what we know to this genre, and ways to gain a deeper and more rewarding listening experience.  

Susan Fritz-Prey received her Masters and Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in piano.  She has taught at USC, Cal State Dominguez Hills, San Francisco State, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and she currently maintains an active piano studio in Marin County.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: David Kunhardt & Peter Joseph - Climate Change: Present Realities and Promising Solutions

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Sunday September 16 • 10 am - 1 pm • $80

This class will present up to the present realities of global warming and the changing climate, with reference to scientific and governmental conclusions, with particular reference to those changes that are already reaching self-perpetuating tipping points.
Then we will progress to the actions being taken around the globe, and close to home, to mitigate the worst of climate change, starting with the policy most likely to achieve meaningful improvement: putting a price on carbon.  
**A portion of your ticket price will be donated by Book Passage to the Citizens Climate Lobby Education Fund.**

David Kunhardt – On the Steering Committee of the Time to Lead on Climate coalition of over 20 Marin organizations.  Speaker trained by the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.  Principal of SolEd Benefit Corp.  Advisor to the Drawdown: Marin campaign. Graduate of Middlebury College and the G.W.U. Master of Urban & Regional Planning program.

Peter G. Joseph, M.D. – Group leader, Marin Chapter at Citizens Climate Lobby
Co-author, MIT Climate CoLab winning proposals for a US Carbon Price, 2014, 2015 and 2017: 
“Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend: Bending the Emissions Curve” 
Member, The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health.  Former emergency room physician, graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.
 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Anne Lamott - On Writing (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sat., May 11 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm • $160

Join Anne Lamott, the bestselling author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, for an afternoon that includes an onstage interview, a lecture, and a Q&A session. Anne Lamott offers advice on the writing process, while also touching upon the experiences of the writer and the writing life. Writers working at all levels are encouraged to learn from one of the great writers of our time. Anne Lamott taught the first Book Passage writing class almost two decades ago. It’s a joy to welcome her back.

 

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385480017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor Books - September 1st, 1995

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --Los Angeles Times
Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author:


Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780735213586
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2017

"Anne Lamott is my Oprah." --Chicago Tribune

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy and how we can embrace it.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class (CWC Conference Participants Only): Andrea Alban Manuscript Workshop Afternoon (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

Please note: This class is for Children's Writers and Illustrators Conference participants only. Limited to 8 Participants. $125 per participant.

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"The art of fiction is crafted in the revision,” according to author and editor, Andrea Alban, founder of THE WRITER’S TRIBE™. In this dynamic workshop, children's writers will learn how to revise with a focus on quintessential characters, page-turning plots, and the exact right word and elegant sentence. This session guides writers to practice self-editing mastery. Each writer will receive a copy of Andrea’s mini-book called RE-Vision: How to polish your story in 18 easy steps.

Instructions: Writers submit by email a picture book manuscript or the first 20 pages of a novel to Andrea by Friday June 15 at 8 p.m. to andreaalban@me.com. Bring 8 copies of your manuscript to the session, and up to five pressing questions about your book.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class Registration: Natasha Yim - Manuscript Workshop

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:00am

Please note: Limited to 5 Participants. $125 per participant.

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Whether you write picture books or middle-grade works, narrative non-fiction has fast become a popular genre! With expanded Core Curriculum standards integrating children’s literary works into the classroom, narrative nonfiction is an expanding market. Natasha’s own works have taken biographies and mythology into the classroom and she will share her techniques for writing the stories of real people and items of historical interest into accessible works that keep children, teachers and librarians, turning the pages.

**Bring a nonfiction manuscript and 5 copies for group critique**

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class (CWC Conference Participants Only): Andrea Alban Manuscript Workshop Morning(Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00am

 

Please note: This class is for Children's Writers and Illustrators Conference participants only. Limited to 8 Participants. $125 per participant.

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"The art of fiction is crafted in the revision,” according to author and editor, Andrea Alban, founder of THE WRITER’S TRIBE™. In this dynamic workshop, children's writers will learn how to revise with a focus on quintessential characters, page-turning plots, and the exact right word and elegant sentence. This session guides writers to practice self-editing mastery. Each writer will receive a copy of Andrea’s mini-book called RE-Vision: How to polish your story in 18 easy steps.

Instructions: Writers submit by email a picture book manuscript or the first 20 pages of a novel to Andrea by Friday June 15 at 8 p.m. to andreaalban@me.com. Bring 8 copies of your manuscript to the session, and up to five pressing questions about your book.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 4: Elementary (Sausalito Store)

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Ten Mondays; August 27 - November 19, 2018 (no class September 3, October 22, November 12) • 9:00 am-11:00 am • $325

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 3: Elementary (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:30am

Eight Thursdays; August 23 - October 18, 2018 (no class September 27) • 11:30 am-1:30 pm • $275

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 1: Beginning (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am

Eight Tuesdays; August 28 - October 16, 2018 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $275

Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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