Classes

Class: Graciela Pera - Beginning Spanish 3 (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Six Mondays; April 30 – June 11 (no class May 28) • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $235

**This class is the third session for students who attended First Beginning Spanish in January. If you are a new student please call 415 927-0960 ext. 230 for more information**

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Anthony Wright - Critical Thinking in Times of Polarization, Goblins, and Trolls (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Three Wednesdays; May 23 - June 6  • 7 pm-8:30 pm • $150

Many have wondered how it was possible for the current administration to have been elected to the Presidency of the United States in 2016. Documented on-line influences are taking place in an already turbulent field of inflamed political and social polarization across the globe. A possible way forward beyond further polar responses is the rekindling and deepening of a thoughtful, mutual respect for all human beings. Join us in a three-part course on reawakening practical critical attending and emotional competence in multiple dimensions.

Anthony S. Wright, PhD is a lecturer in the philosophy department of Sonoma State University. His doctorate is in Chinese philosophy and complexity science. He has been a piano technician and radio producer, and has worked as a community and post-divorce mediator.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Pre-Conference Class: Robert Holmes - Travel Photography in Sonoma (Sonoma)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$120 for Travel Writers & Photographers Conference participants; $170 for general public

Class begins and ends at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Round-trip transportation provided.

Join award-winning landscape, food, and wine photographer Robert Holmes for a day of exploration and travel photography in Sonoma. Holmes will demonstrate the art of finding, framing, and capturing photos. Participants will explore the town together and then go off on their own to find photographic inspiration. The group will meet later on to share their work and discuss what they have learned. and to discuss their work. This interactive group will provide the tools for learning the travel photography craft. Lunch and round-trip transportation will be provided.

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Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
Aug. 9-12, 2018 • Corte Madera • 27th Annual
World’s Premier Conference for Travel Writers & Photographers

The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary, international reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. Now in its 27th year, this four-day conference offers an array of writing and photography workshops in the morning, a full afternoon of panels and discussions, and evening faculty presentations. The faculty includes publishers, magazine editors, photographers, travel essayists, and more. The collegial atmosphere of this four-day conference is legendary, with participants and faculty from all over the world. There are morning specialty classes, afternoon sessions on topics of interest, and evening presentations by well-known writers and photographers. Optional evaluations of participants’ work are available. The conference begins with a big opening dinner and includes breakfast and lunch buffets each day.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Pre-Conference Class: Don George - Travel Writing in Sonoma (Sonoma)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$120 for Travel Writers & Photographers Conference participants; $170 for general public

Class begins and ends at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Round-trip transportation provided.

Join acclaimed National Geographic Traveler and BBC Travel writer and editor Don George for a day of exploration and travel writing in Sonoma. Participants will explore the shops and sites of this historic town together and the gather details and themes for a written passage about their experience. The group will reconvene over a picnic lunch to talk about the writing experience and to discuss their work. By the end of the day, participants will return with an appreciation of the craft and potential of travel writing. Lunch and round-trip transportation will be provided.

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Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
Aug. 9-12, 2018 • Corte Madera • 27th Annual
World’s Premier Conference for Travel Writers & Photographers

The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary, international reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. Now in its 27th year, this four-day conference offers an array of writing and photography workshops in the morning, a full afternoon of panels and discussions, and evening faculty presentations. The faculty includes publishers, magazine editors, photographers, travel essayists, and more. The collegial atmosphere of this four-day conference is legendary, with participants and faculty from all over the world. There are morning specialty classes, afternoon sessions on topics of interest, and evening presentations by well-known writers and photographers. Optional evaluations of participants’ work are available. The conference begins with a big opening dinner and includes breakfast and lunch buffets each day.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Brendan T. Kelly - The Art of Photography for Kids (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Sunday April 8 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $80

**For Kids Ages 9-13**

Come join the Book Passage and Fine Art Photographer Brendan T. Kelly on April 8, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a create class on "The Art of Photography". Together we'll learn the basics about photography and explore the fun you can have with your cell phone, some artistic rules, and the creative process.

Brendan has been involved in the arts his whole life, but photography has captivated him. His artwork has received numerous awards; nationally and internationally, to include publication in various photography publications. "A picture should capture a moment in time, a place you can return to again and again" is what Brendan says about his craft.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 3:30pm

Eight Wednesdays; May 2 - June 13 • 3:30-5:30pm • $225

 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 - Beginning Italian Conversation & Review lvl 2 & 3 (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:30am

Eight Thursdays; May 24 - June 14, 2018 • 11:30 am-1:30 pm • $135

 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: Karen Benke Four-Day Summer Writing Camp for Kids (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:30am

Monday June 18-Thursday June 21 • 9:30 am - 12:30pm • $375

Summer Creative Writing Adventure
For Boys and Girls Ages 9-12

If you like to fool around with words and play on—and off—the page, this camp is for you!  In its fourth summer, this interactive creative writing “play-shop” is for kids who want to inspire 
and surprise themselves (and others)!  We tip words and connect broken bits of overheard conversation, black-out poems and fill-in 100 word stories.  We make magic word tickets
and homemade envelopes. Play with similes, metaphors, personification, and juxtaposition too. Come prepared to leave a trail of clues en route to the big blue box where we mail our
creations into the wider world. Limited to 20 participants.  Snacks, stamps, all writing materials, and take-home prompts included.

Karen Benke is the author of three popular books on creative writing, RIP THE PAGE! LEAP WRITE IN! and WRITE BACK SOON! Adventures in Letter Writing.
She has worked as a Poet in the Schools and is the founder of The Writers Nest, located in the Mill Valley Lumber Yard. A new book, RIP THE PAGE! An Action-Packed Adventure will be published in March, 2019 by Shambhala Publications.

**Please Specify Child's Name When Registering**
 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood & the Aesthetic Movement (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

Two Fridays; June 22 & 29  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • $80

Twelve years ago the FAMSF arranged an exhibition: The Cult of Beauty. To explore this late Victorian phenomenon, we’ll look at a show entitled Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters opening at the end of June. To provide background let's look at the origins of the PRB, the Gothic Revival, connections to the Arts and Crafts movement, the Japonisme of Whistler, Burne-Jones, William Morris; Wm. Hollman Hunt; Dante Gabriel Rosetti, John Everett Millais and, of course, Oscar Wilde.  

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Marilyn Chase - Freelance Bootcamp: Reporting, Writing and Pitching Your Nonfiction Stories (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Saturday June 2nd • 10am-4pm • $110

Join us June 2 for a one-day workshop on reporting and writing nonfiction articles and proposing them for publication.  No prior experience is necessary. Just bring your curiosity, interest in reporting facts, joy in storytelling – and a notebook! 

Marilyn Chase is a former reporter and columnist at The Wall Street Journal, who is now teaching journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.  She is the author of “The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco,” (Random House, 2003), and is now writing a life story of the San Francisco sculptor Ruth Asawa due out in Spring 2020.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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