Classes

Class: Tom Killion - Learn Block Printmaking for Kids (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saturday February 3 • 2pm-5pm, 2018  • $100

**Class Registration Closed, Please Call 415 927-0960 with any inquiries**

 

**For Kids Ages 9-13**

Local Printmaker and artist Tom Killion will demonstrate his process of making a simple block print. Each child will then create their own piece of art with the guidance of Amanda Dorward to take home and enjoy. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an accomplished local artist, and for your kid to explore their creative side!

Killion was born and raised in Marin County, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create spectacular landscape prints. His work has been inspired by the landscape prints of early 19th century Japan as well as early 20th century European/American wood-engraving and book illustration techniques.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Diane Hinds - How to Promote Your Book (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Thursday March 8, 2018• 6:00 pm - 7:30pm • $60

An interactive presentation by Diane Hinds

How To Promote Your Book is a talk aimed at the independent writer.  

Entertainment PR expert Diane Hinds recognised that so many writers who followed the less traditional routes lacked media coverage, reviews, and improved sales.

How To Promote Your Book guides writers through the process of devising  their personalised campaigns, with comprehensive information regarding research, targeting the audience, creating the key message, as well as ‘writing a press release and learning about distribution.  Writers will learn how to achieve these advertising and marketing elements in an affordable way, delivering to the target audience, sound public relations through a well-thought-out campaign.

Diane has delivered this popular talks to literary festivals, libraries and universities throughout the UK, to the California Writer’s Group in Victorville, San Diego Writers’ Guild and more in California. Her clients include the Irish singing sensation Nathan Carter, international & New York Times bestselling writer Anne Perry and Annie Machon, and she has promoted Jermaine Jackson, Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Lesley Garrett CBE, Nigel Kennedy to name a few.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:30am

Five Tuesdays; Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May. 14, &  Jun. 11 , 2019 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125

February
Less - Andrew Sean Greer

March
home Fire - Kamila Shamsie

April
History of Wolves - Emily Fridlund

May
What We Lose - Zinzi Clemmons

June
The Overstory - Richard Powers

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Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the S.F. Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


Home Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735217690
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2018

“Ingenious… Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century.” —The New York Times

WINNER OF THE 2018 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION


LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE


History of Wolves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127389
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

Finalist for the Man Booker Award. Finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Winner of the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction.


What We Lose: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735221734
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree
NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Finalist
Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist
California Book Award First Fiction Finalist
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Debut Novel Nominee
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction & the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize


The Overstory Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Pamela Feinsilber - Meet the Author (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Four Mondays; January 21, February 25, March 25, & April 29, 2019 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • $100

**Reading list TBA**
In this long-running book group, we spend the first hour discussing a book we've just read and the second hour conversing with the author. We've had fascinating discussions with local authors such as Yiyun Li, Elizabeth McKenzie, T.J. Stiles, Daniel Handler, Andrew Sean Greer, Anthony Marra, Adam Hochschild, Cristina Garcia, Elizabeth Rosner, T. Geronimo Johnson, Mary Roach.... Now four more excellent authors will be joining us.

Pamela Feinsilber is a Path to Publishing mentor, book editor, and freelance writing consultant at feinsilber@comcast.net.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Evening) (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Five Mondays; Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 14, & June 11 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • $130

This fall we will read 5 novels whose authors have won literary prizes including the Mann Booker Prize,  Kirkus Prize, German International Literature Prize, Nobel Prize and Goncourt Prize. 

February 19

Euphoria, Lily King, Kirkus Prize

March 19

A Horse Walks Into A Bar,  David Grossman, Man Booker International Prize

April 16

The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai, Man Booker International Prize

May 14

The Illogic of Kassel, Enrique Vila-Matas, FIL Literary Award in Romance Languages

June 11

Devil on the Cross, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Nonino International Prize for Literature

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This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle. In addition to reading award-winning novels, participants develop literary perceptual and critiquing skills. Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:00pm

Five Mondays; Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 13, & Jun. 10, 2019 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • $130

This spring we will read 5 novels whose authors have won literary prizes including the Prix Goncourt, New York Times Best 10, British Book Award, Pulitzer Prize and Jomo Kenyatta Prize. 

February 18

Exit West - Mohsin Hamid (NYT Best 10 Books 217)

March 18

Compass - Mathias Énard (Prix Goncourt 2015)

April  15

Less -  Andrew Sean Greer (Pulitzer Prize 2018)

May 13

The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry (British Book Awards 2017)

June 10

Dust - Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2015)

This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle. In addition to reading award-winning novels, participants develop literary perceptual and critiquing skills. Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

WINNER OF THE 2018 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2017, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 
“A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time.” –NPR
 


Compass Cover Image
By Mathias Enard, Charlotte Mandell (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811227476
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 27th, 2018

On the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


The Essex Serpent: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062666383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Custom House - April 24th, 2018

A Kirkus Review Best Book of 2017 and a Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction. Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year, selected as the Waterstones Book of the Year, and a Costa Book Award Finalist


Dust Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345802545
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 7th, 2014

A Washington Post Notable Book


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera)

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:00am

Eight Thursdays; Jan. 25 - Mar. 22 (no class Mar. 8) • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • $275

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

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Higher Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 8:45am

Eight Tuesdays; Jan. 30 - Mar. 27 (no class Feb. 27) 8:45 - 10:30 am

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

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Lower Intermediate Italian (Corte Madera)

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:45pm

Eight Mondays; Jan. 22 - Mar. 19 (no class Feb. 5) • 12:40 - 2:25 pm • $275

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

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:00pm

6 Wednesdays; January 10 – February 14 • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm • $190

Kate Rider has an M.A. in Italian Literature from San Francisco State University and has taught Italian at Dominican University. Her classes are fun and relaxed, with an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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