Corte Madera Events

Author Events at our Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

POSTPONED: Sixteen Rivers Press Poetry Event - Patrick Cahill, Terry Ehret & Eliot Schain (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 4:00pm

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Please join us for a special poetry event featuring three authors from Sixteen Rivers Press!

Sixteen Rivers Press is a shared-work, nonprofit poetry collective dedicated to providing an alternative publishing avenue for Northern California poets. Founded in 1999 by seven writers, the press is named for the sixteen rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay. Since 2001, they have produced forty-six outstanding books of poetry, sharing our commitment to excellence with the poetry world.

Patrick Cahill
Patrick Cahill’s prose and poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. His poems have twice won the Central Coast Writers Award. A cofounder and editor of Ambush Review, a San Francisco–based literary and arts journal, he was also a contributing editor for the Sonoma County anthology Digging Our Poetic Roots. He received his Ph.D. in History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz and wrote a study of Whitman and visual experience in nineteenth-century America. Portions of this work have appeared in The Daguerreian Annual and Left Curve. Patrick lives in San Francisco, where he volunteers with San Francisco Recreation & Parks in habitat restoration.

The Machinery of Sleep
The Machinery of Sleep’s compressed, imagistic verse offers the reader an Objectivist’s eye (keen, but, with Cahill, never cold) and jazz-infused prose poems that demand attention and command respect. He speaks of “There where the story and desire begin,” reaching toward the ineffable and consistently arriving there—from an astonishingly beautiful poem to his young son to another articulating the very mysteries of childhood (“The dragon in the house he dreams / remembers the language even the child / crossing this field / no longer
knows, / though he sang it once.”) to postmodern near-surrealist riffs that keep the reader’s synapses firing. This book holds you in its grip and seems to take you apart, to deconstruct you word by word, image by image, in poems that are unexpected, sometimes unsettling, and always deeply energizing.

Terry Ehret
Terry Ehret, one of the founders of Sixteen Rivers Press, has published four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey from Kelly’s Cove Press. Her literary awards include the National Poetry Series, the California Book Award, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, a nomination for the Northern California Book Reviewer’s Award, and five Pushcart Prize nominations. From 2004–2006, she served as the poet laureate of Sonoma County, where she lives and teaches writing.

Plagos/Plagiarisms — Ulalume González de Leόn
A Bilingual Edition with an Introduction by Octavio Paz, Translated by Terry Ehret, John Johnson, and Nancy J. Morales

Poet, essayist, and translator Ulalume González de Leόn believed that “Everything has already been said,” and thus each act of creation is a rewriting, reshuffling, and reconstructing of one great work. For this reason, she chose the title Plagios (Plagiarisms) for her book of collected poems. Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz called González de León “the best Mexicana poet since Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz,” recognizing the visionary quality of her work. This first of three bilingual volumes presents several short collections of poems González de Leόn produced from 1968 to 1971, each of which explores the ephemeral nature of identity and its dependence on the ever-shifting ground of language and memory.

Eliot Schain
Eliot Schain’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Santa Monica Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and Miramar, among other journals, as well as in two anthologies: The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed, and Christopher Buckley and Gary Young’s Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California. Schain’s books include American Romance from Zeitgeist Press and Westering Angels from Small Poetry Press. He has served as the program director for the Poetry Society of America, has taught high school, and now works as a psychotherapist. A member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, he lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Mary.

The Distant Sound
The Distant Sound is a prismatic meditation on what it means to be human, especially when the body and mind seek their own paths to heaven. The poems employ the long Whitmanian breath and are often narrative, but with mysterious syntax whose goal is to bypass reason and activate the heart. Various themes are woven through first- and third-person accounts of the land, the divine, the dynamics between men and women, of humanity’s limits versus our imagination, and of poetry itself.

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

POSTPONED: Sisters in Crime Showcase (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00pm

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Join us for a special showcase featuring eleven Sisters in Crime authors! Each author will read for five minutes, followed by a few questions from the moderator, Robin Stuart. Don't miss this unique chance to hear from a broad collective of authors writing in the mystery and thriller genres!

Mysti Berry
Mysti Berry is a proud member of multiple Sisters in Crime (SinC) chapters. She is a lifetime National SinC member and is publishing the second volume of voting justice stories in Low Down Dirty Vote (July 2020) featuring stories by Northern California authors.

Brewery Gulch
In “Brewery Gulch,” a short story in the SoWest: Lady Killers anthology, a ten year-old girl finds herself trapped between a murderer and a basement full of women illegally learning about family planning in early 20th century Bisbee, AZ.

M. M. Chouinard
M.M. Chouinard's first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity's sake, she released them.

Her Daughter's Cry
Zoe is a wife and a mother—or so she’s been told. Ask her for more than that and she couldn’t tell you. The blow to her head wiped her memory clean, but she knows the blood on her shirt isn’t just her own. After she was found stumbling out of the woods, the police ran tests, saying that it belongs to her missing daughter. Zoe is trying to piece together what her daughter’s face looks like, but all she can conjure up is white-hot panic and a fear that her child is in desperate need of her help. When a man claiming to be her husband turns up looking for her, she knows she can’t trust him. Until she gets her memories back, she can’t trust anyone, not the stranger, not the police investigating, not even herself…

Linda Howe Steiger
Linda Howe Steiger is an Oakland-based teacher and author of the Morgan Kendall series.

follows Morgan Kendall, her college-age son, and her romantic partner—a retired cop known as "Kit" Carson—into California's wine country where someone is trying to kill Jules Romano, patriarch of Buckthorn Estate. As family and friends gather for Jules' wine-logged 80th birthday, conflicts of interest mix with hi-jinx and motives for murder. Family rivalries, rumors of wine fraud, changes in the wine industry, and her own feelings of jealousy—Morgan has much to sort through if she is to find the culprit and keep Jules safe.

Susan Kuchinskas
Susan Kuchinskas is a journalist writing about technology and business and the author of three previous books: Chimera Catalyst, the first book in the Finder series. Going Mobile: A Guide to Real-time Mobile Applications That Work, and The Chemistry of Connection: How the Oxytocin Response Can Help You Find Trust, Intimacy and Love.

Singularity Syndrome
Thom Elliott is a venture capitalist with a mission: create a new world order ruled by Sekai, the most powerful artificial intelligence ever created. His secret weapon is Glorp, a nutritional energy drink beloved by the tech community that includes genetically engineered microbes to transform human gut flora, making humans submissive to the AI. Finder is a brilliant but misanthropic detective who works with the Parrot, a dog/bird chimera, and Altima, a human/baboon chimera who's strong and relentless—although easily distracted by
food. When Finder uncovers Elliott's plot, he wages a guerrilla war against Elliott and Sekai. But will
he be able to save humanity from subjugation?

Deb McCaskey
Deb McCaskey is a former newspaper editor and author of stories featuring the people and movies of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting America’s Kid Sister, Frankie Franklin. Deb lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their independent-minded rescue dog, Mrs. Hudson.

It's Hollywood in 1935 and on the silver screen, movie star Frankie Franklin is clever and brave, a sassy heroine with all the answers. But can she solve a real-life mystery when a young actor is shot and almost dies on the set of her latest picture? The studio wants to sweep it all under the rug, but Frankie is driven to find out what happened, and with good reason: she was the one who pulled the trigger.

Ann Parker
Ann Parker is a science writer by day and fiction writer at night. Her award-winning Silver Rush mystery series features Inez Stannert, a woman with a mysterious past, a complicated present, and an uncertain future.

Mortal Music
In Mortal Music, Inez must deal with dastardly doings in San Francisco's opera world. When prima donna Theia Carrington Drake hears Inez play and demands she replace her accompanist, Inez is tempted, but hesitates. The 1881 holiday concert series is a golden opportunity if she is willing to step out from the shadows. Theia’s husband/manager Graham Drake offers to sweeten the pot, so Inez accepts—and trouble begins. When murder strikes the Drakes’ entourage, stakes soar, secrets emerge, and passions flare. Someone wants the Golden Songbird silenced—but who?

Priscilla Royal
Priscilla Royal writes the Prioress Eleanor/Brother Thomas thirteenth century English mystery series. Twice-Hanged Man is her fifteenth book. She can be found at plays, ruled by cats, and reading biographies of other crazy writers or fiction of greater and lesser violence.

Twice-Hanged Man
During the Autumn 1282 Welsh wars, Prioress Eleanor and family flee raiders about to attack family lands. Forced to stop in an English border town, when her brother’s wife gives birth, the prioress is begged by the local abbot to resolve the murder of his priest. Luckily, the killer was seen. Unfortunately, he is the ghost of a man recently hanged for treason. When the killer strikes again, Prioress Eleanor, Brother Thomas, and Sister Anne struggle to separate truth from lies and the earthly from the supernatural. As strangers here, can they uncover the many secrets these villagers hold close?

Cindy Sample
Cindy Sample is the author of a national bestselling mystery series featuring single soccer mom, Laurel McKay, set in the California Gold Country. Cindy is a five-time finalist for the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery and a two-time finalist for the Silver Falchion award for best traditional mystery.

Dying for a Double
Heads turn when Laurel McKay Hunter gets a gig as an extra in a movie filming locally. Why? Because she’s a dead ringer for the female lead. The next day the actress vanishes from the set. The frantic director recruits Laurel to double for the missing woman while she uses her investigative talents to search for her. Then she stumbles over a dead body on the set. Is the murder connected to the actress’s disappearance? Laurel chases after clues as the action moves from the historic Gold Country to sun-kissed Malibu beaches to the glamorous and sometimes seedy Hollywood scene. Can Laurel find the actress and catch a killer before it’s too late? Or will her final role be playing dead?

Joseph Schneider
Joseph Schneider lives with his wife and two children in California. His professional affiliations include The Magic Castle and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. One Day You'll Burn is his debut novel.

One Day You'll Burn
A body so badly burned it could be mistaken for a movie prop… except for the smell. And when Detective Tully Jarsdel is called to the scene, it’s clear to him something about the placement of the corpse is intentional, even ritualistic. Jarsdel’s former career in academia seems to be finally coming in handy, rather than serving merely as fodder for his veteran partner, Morales. But nothing Jarsdel learned in school can prepare him for the deep evil behind this case, one that will drag him to the desperate, nightmarish fringes of Hollywood.

Kelli Stanley
Kelli Stanley is the critically acclaimed and multiple-award winning bestselling author of the Miranda Corbie literary noir series set in 1940 San Francisco, including City of Dragons, City of Secrets, City of Ghosts, and City of Sharks. Her other works include historical mysteries set in Roman Britain and numerous short stories and essays. A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, her proudest achievements have been her inclusion as a literary heir of Dashiell Hammett by his granddaughter in Publisher's Weekly, and her founding of Nasty Woman Press on November 9th, 2016. Her next novel is set in 1985 in Humboldt County, California.

Shattering Glass
Shattering Glass is the first in a series of remarkable anthologies published by a most unique publisher: Nasty Woman Press, a non-profit, 501(c)(4) founded to help fund other non-profits threatened by the rise of autocracy and the ongoing war against civil and human rights. A scintillating mixture of top-flight fiction from bestselling authors in multiple genres, fascinating articles, and thought-provoking essays, conversations, and interviews, Shattering Glass takes as its broad theme the empowerment of women, with all profits from the book donated to Planned Parenthood.

CJ Verburg
CJ Verburg is an award-winning playwright and theater director, editor of two international literature collections, and the author of two crime-fiction series. Her friendship with artist Edward Gorey inspired her multimedia memoir Edward Gorey On Stage, her award-winning play Spin, or Twilight of the Bohemians, and her Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mystery novels, starting with Croaked and Zapped. Coming soon: Scalped, or The Toastrack Enigma. CJ's Cory Goodwin mystery novels star the international-journalist daughter of NY detective Archie Goodwin and include the world's first multimedia mystery, the Paris rock-&-roll adventure Another Number for the Road.

Coming up in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #30 is CJ’s first Holmes and Watson story, “Scandal at the Savoy: The Monocle Murder.” She also has stories in two recent anthologies: “Birdbrain” in Sisters in Crime NorCal’s Fault Lines, and “Peccata Mundy” in Seascape: Best New England Crime Stories of 2019, released November 2019.


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POSTPONED: Kay Ryan - Synthesizing Gravity: Selected Prose (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

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In conversation with Atsuro Riley

Synthesizing Gravity gathers for the first time a thirty-year selection of Kay Ryan's probings into aesthetics, poetics, and the mind in pursuit of art.

A bracing collection of critical prose, book reviews, and her private, previously unpublished soundings of poems and poets—including Robert Frost, Stevie Smith, Marianne Moore, William Bronk, and Emily Dickinson—Synthesizing Gravity bristles with Ryan's crisp wit, her keen off-kilter insights, and her appetite and appreciation for the genuine. Among essays like "Radiantly Indefensible," "Notes on the Danger of Notebooks," and "The Abrasion of Loneliness," are piquant pieces on the virtues of emptiness, forgetfulness, and other under-loved concepts. Edited and with an introduction by Christian Wiman, this generous collection of Ryan's distinctive thinking gives us a surprising look into the mind of an American master.

Kay Ryan is a lifetime Californian whose honors include the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal awarded by President Obama. She served two terms as U.S. Poet Laureate and is a former MacArthur Fellow. Photo credit Don Usner.

Atsuro Riley is the author of Romey’s Order (University of Chicago Press, 2010), winner of the Whiting Award,  the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Believer Poetry Award, and the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress.  Brought up in the South Carolina lowcountry, Riley lives in San Francisco.

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Left Coast Writers® Salon: An Evening of Mystery with Cara Black and Kelli Stanley (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® will be hosting an evening full of mystery for its members and friends at Book Passage! Join authors Cara Black and Kelli Stanley as they preview some of the secrets of ingenious plotting and craft that will be explored at the 2020 Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference where they will both serve as guest faculty. There will be a panel discussion about the genre, their contributions, what works for them, what doesn’t work, and how to keep readers turning pages and trying to anticipate twists and turns while perched on the edge of their seats.

The panelist/attendee Q&A should allow everyone to leave no stone unturned. And, in keeping with the theme of the evening, we have a pleasant reveal in store for our members.

That bit is a surprise!

Cara Black is the author of nineteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series and author of the forthcoming Three Hours in Paris, due out in April. She has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and her books have been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently.

Kelli Stanley is an award-winning and critically acclaimed American author of mystery-thrillers. The majority of her published fiction is written in the genres of historical crime fiction and noir. Her best known work, the Miranda Corbie series, is set in San Francisco, her adoptive hometown.

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POSTPONED: Michael Ian Black - A Better Man (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

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In this thoughtful, inspiring, and deeply personal book, comedian, actor, and father Michael Ian Black gets (mostly) serious about the trouble with masculinity. In the form of a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son—but with ideas sure to resonate for many parents—he reveals his own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up,” and searches for the best way to help his son be part of the solution, not the problem, in a world in which the word “masculinity” now goes hand in hand with “toxic.”

Part memoir, part advice book, Black delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question: How can we be, and raise, better men? A Better Man is for parents, yes, but it is also for anyone looking for a path forward as we navigate the complex gender issues of our time.

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show The State on MTV, and has created and starred in many other television shows. Movie appearances include Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, and Sextuplets. Black is the author of several books for children, including the award-winning I’m Bored, I’m Sad, and I’m Worried, and the parody A Child’s First Book of Trump. His books for adults include the memoirs You’re Not Doing It Right and Navel Gazing, and the essay collection My Custom Van. Black also co-authored with Meghan McCain America, You Sexy Bitch. As a stand-up comedian, Michael regularly tours the country, and he has released several comedy albums. His podcasts include Mike & Tom Eat Snacks, with Tom Cavanagh; Topics, with Michael Showalter; How to Be Amazing; and Obscure. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

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POSTPONED: Special Event for Kids: Lea Lyon - Ready to Fly (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 4:00pm

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Ready to Fly is the true story of Sylvia Townsend, an African American girl who falls in love with ballet after seeing Swan Lake on TV. Although there aren’t many ballet schools that will accept a girl like Sylvia in the 1950s, her local bookmobile provides another possibility. A librarian helps Sylvia find a book about ballet and the determined seven-year-old, with the help of her new books, starts teaching herself the basics of classical ballet. Soon Sylvia learns how to fly—how to dance—and how to dare to dream.

Lyrical, and easy-to-read text paired with bright, appealing illustrations make Ready to Fly perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere who are ready to leap and to spread their wings.

Includes a foreword from Sylvia Townsend, a brief history of the bookmobile, an author’s note, and a further reading list.

Lea Lyon always wanted to create children’s books when she was a little girl. Now, after several other careers, Lyon is living out her dream. Ready to Fly is the first children’s book she’s written. She has illustrated six award-winning picture books, including Say Something by Peggy Moss and Keep Your Ear on the Ball by Genevieve Petrillo. Her book Lailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi was named an ALA Notable Book. You can visit her at

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POSTPONED: Alia Volz - Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

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During the '70s in San Francisco, Alia's mother ran the underground Sticky Fingers Brownies, delivering upwards of 10,000 illegal marijuana edibles per month throughout the circus-like atmosphere of a city in the throes of major change. She exchanged psychic readings with Alia's future father, and thereafter had a partner in business and life.

Decades before cannabusiness went mainstream, when marijuana was as illicit as heroin, they ingeniously hid themselves in plain sight, parading through town—and through the scenes and upheavals of the day, from Gay Liberation to the tragedy of the Peoples Temple—in bright and elaborate outfits, the goods wrapped in hand-designed packaging and tucked into Alia's stroller. But the stars were not aligned forever and, after leaving the city and a shoulda-seen-it-coming divorce, Alia and her mom returned to San Francisco in the mid-80s, this time using Sticky Fingers' distribution channels to provide medical marijuana to friends and former customers now suffering the depredations of AIDS.

Exhilarating, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreaking, Home Baked celebrates an eccentric and remarkable extended family, taking us through love, loss, and finding home.

Alia Volz is a homegrown San Franciscan. Her writing appears in The Best American Essays 2017, the New York Times, Tin House, Threepenny Review, River Teeth, Nowhere magazine, Utne Reader, New England Review, and the recent anthologies Dig If You Will the Picture: Writers Reflect on Prince and Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California. A 2018 MacDowell Colony fellow, Volz has also been an Artist in Residence with Writing Between the Vines and the Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat. The Squaw Valley Community of Writers awarded her the Oakley Hall Memorial Scholarship twice. She was runner-up of The Moth’s GrandSLAM Championship in 2014 and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Julia Flynn Siler is a New York Times best-selling author and journalist. She is the author of The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown, Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure, and The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty, which was a finalist for a James Beard Award and a Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished reporting. A veteran journalist, Siler is a longtime contributor and former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and has been a guest commentator on CNBC, CNN, and the BBC. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two sons.

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POSTPONED: Leisa Peterson - The Mindful Millionaire (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

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In the world of personal finance, the biggest challenge is the sense that there’s never going to be enough. It is this mindset of scarcity—and not the amount spent on lattes—that holds people back the most from achieving their financial dreams. Using techniques she’s developed as a financial planner and spiritual coach, Leisa Peterson guides readers to dig deeper and discover the roots of their financial thinking to change not just the way they save and spend, but the way they live their lives.

Through powerful practices, compelling stories and extensive research, The Mindful Millionaire meets you wherever you are in your money journey by exploring:

  • Where your current money habits come from and why you feel the way you do about money and success.
  • How to break the cycle of fear, grief, and shame that often surrounds your money habits.
  • How to write a new money story that inspires joy, satisfaction and prosperity.
  • Why wealth building isn’t just about positive thinking and “manifesting” things into reality.
  • How to stop financial self-sabotage and procrastination.
  • Where practical financial advice misses the mark.
  • The most effective tools for changing how you think and feel about money.
  • What true financial independence looks like and how to discover the millionaire within.

Leisa Peterson, CFP® is on a mission to help 1,000,000 people elevate their financial consciousness. As a money coach, business consultant and spiritual teacher, Leisa hosts the Mindful Millionaire podcast as well as virtual workshops and deep-dive retreats. Her masterful blend of sound financial strategy and mindfulness training helps people break free of patterns of lack, scarcity, and money fears, allowing them to finally lead the rewarding, fulfilling, and abundant lives they most desire. Leisa has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Forbes, The Week, Huffington Post, and has been featured on many podcasts and radio shows. Prior to starting WealthClinic®, LLC, Leisa worked with some of the largest financial and business services companies in the world including Wells Fargo, State Farm Insurance, UNUM Life Insurance, New York Life, Federal Express, Pitney Bowes, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors.


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POSTPONED: Shannon Watts - Fight Like a Mother (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

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Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary flashed across the television screen. In one moment, she went from outraged to engaged and decided to do something about it. What started as a simple Facebook group to connect with other frustrated parents grew into Moms Demand Action, a national movement with millions of supporters and a powerful grassroots network of local chapters in all 50 states. Shannon has been called "the NRA’s worst nightmare”—and her army of moms have bravely gone up against the gun lobby, showing up in their signature red shirts, blocking the hallways of congress with their strollers, electing gun sense candidates, and running for office themselves, proving that if the 80 million moms in this country come together, they can put an end to gun violence.

Fight Like a Mother is the incredible account how one mother’s cry for change became the driving force behind gun safety progress. Along with stories of perseverance, courage, and compassion, Watts shines a light on the unique power of women—starting with what they have, leading with their maternal strengths, and doubling down instead of backing down. While not everyone can be on the front lines lobbying congress, every mom is already a multi-tasking organizer, and Shannon explains how to go from amateur activist to having a real impact in your community and beyond. Fight Like a Mother will inspire everyone—mothers and fathers, students and teachers, lawmakers, and anyone motivated to enact change—to get to work transforming hearts and minds, and passing laws that save lives.

Shannon Watts is the founder of Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—the leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In 2013, MDA partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety, nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to end the epidemic of gun violence. She is an active board member of Emerge America and Rise to Run, two of the nation's leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Watts is a contributor to The Huffington Post, and Medium. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Time, The Washington Post, and others. She is a mother of five.

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POSTPONED: Andrea Cagan - A Friendly Guide to Writing and Ghostwriting (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

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In A Friendly Guide to Writing and Ghostwriting, Andrea Cagan offers her decades of writing experience to anyone who wants to write but can't seem to make the treacherous journey from couch to computer. She draws upon her work as an author, editor, and coach to show aspiring and professional writers alike how to tame the inner critic, dissolve the obstacles to creativity, and make friends with the blank page.

Andrea Cagan has written, ghostwritten, and edited over a dozen bestsellers including four #1 bestsellers. Her prodigious collection of work covers a broad range of subjects, all of which inform, encourage, and inspire. She has worked with Oscar winners, pro athletes, royalty, motivational speakers, relationship experts, and rock stars, helping them synthesize their stories onto the page, stage, and screen. Her client list includes Diana Ross, Grace Slick, Magic Johnson, Joan Lunden, Marianne Williamson, Kenny Loggins, John Densmore, and many more. Drawing from her own breadth of knowledge, extensive research, and inspiring insights, she elevates each of her books into a page-turning and powerful narrative.

Available in hardcover and paperback.

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