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.

Writing Mamas Salon - Melanie Gideon

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 5:00pm

Speaker: Melanie Gideon, Author of The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After
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Writing Mamas Salon®
A Writing Group • Led by Dawn Yun
2nd Sunday each month • 5:00-8:00 pm. • $120 per year
The Writing Mamas is where motherhood meets writinghood and finds a happy neighborhood at Book Passage. Improve your writing! Meet great mothers who are writers! Learn to perform your work before
the public! Get published! All this and more when you join the popular Writing Mamas! We will write, workshop, gab, and hear speakers. Many members have gone on to be published. Why not you? Let the other mothers/writers help you, while the speakers inspire you. This year lots of Writing Mamas are getting their books, articles, and blogs published. Inspiration is found in the fabulous speakers we have lined up. For a complete list of all speakers, go to www.writingmamas.com.

$200.00
SKU: x78920



Writing Mamas Monthly Writing Salon
Led by Dawn Yun
Second Sunday of Every Month
5:00-8:00 pm
One-Year Membership
(Additional meetings are also held on Sunday evenings)
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Left Coast Writers - Peter Lord Goodman

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 7:00pm

Speaker: Peter Lord Goodman, Publisher, Stone Bridge Press
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Left Coast Writers®
A Literary Salon • Led by Linda Watanabe McFerrin
1st Monday each month • 7:00-9:00 pm • $120 per year
Left Coast Writers meetings provide literary connections, support, counsel, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Many local authors are active members of this group. Meetings feature presentations by Bay Area literary figures. In addition, LCW hosts a variety of other activities to launch the books of members, to explore publishing alternatives, and to network with others in the industry.
$140.00
SKU: x77432



Left Coast Writers Monthly Literary Salon
One-Year Membership
First Monday of Every Month
7:00-9:00 pm
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925



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Left Coast Writers - Molly Dwyer

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 7:00pm

Speaker: Molly Dwyer, Author of Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein
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Left Coast Writers®
A Literary Salon • Led by Linda Watanabe McFerrin
1st Monday each month • 7:00-9:00 pm • $120 per year
Left Coast Writers meetings provide literary connections, support, counsel, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Many local authors are active members of this group. Meetings feature presentations by Bay Area literary figures. In addition, LCW hosts a variety of other activities to launch the books of members, to explore publishing alternatives, and to network with others in the industry.

$140.00
SKU: x77432



Left Coast Writers Monthly Literary Salon
One-Year Membership
First Monday of Every Month
7:00-9:00 pm
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925



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Ian Frazier - Travels in Siberia

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Ian Frazier discusses Travels in Siberia ($30.00). Frazier trains his eye for unforgettable detail on Siberia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region, which takes up one-seventh of the land on earth. He writes about the geography, the resources, the native peoples, and the history. This work is also an account of Russia since the end of the Soviet Union.
(author photo credit Sigrid Estrada)

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780374278724
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 12th, 2010

A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great Plains


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Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz - The Love That Dog Training Program

Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 2:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Cosponsored by Marin Humane Society
Trainer of the First Dog, Bo Obama, Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz talks about The Love That Dog Training Program ($23.95). Sylvia-Stasiewicz draws on lessons she learned from raising three children to train dogs to be joyful, obedient, and devoted members of a family.



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$23.95
ISBN: 9780761160755
Availability: Special Order
Published: Workman Publishing - October 1st, 2010

Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz is a very special trainer. She knows dogs instinctively, and, drawing on lessons she learned from raising three children, she uses the power of positive reinforcement and bonding to train dogs to be joyful, obedient, and devoted members of a family.


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Maya Khosla & Ravi Chandra - Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Co-presented with the Marin School
In celebration of 10 years of partnership with The Marin School
Maya Khosla
& Ravi Chandra talk about Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry ($24.95). The first anthology of its kind, Indivisible brings together 49 American poets who trace their roots to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Maya Khosla received the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize for her first poetry collection, Keel Bone (Bear Star Press, 2003). Her other publications include a chapbook of poetry, Heart of the Tearing (Red Dust Press, 1996), and a collection of nonfiction, Web of Water (Golden Gate National Park Association, 1997). Her poems have appeared in the Wisconsin Review, the Seneca Review, the New Orleans Review, the Literary Review, and Permafrost, and she has received the Ludwig Vogelstein Award and residencies from the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi. Having lived in Bangladesh, Burma, Bhutan, England, India, and several places in the United States, she now works as a consultant in biology and toxicology in California. She has just completed her second collection of poetry, Clingstone (working title).

Having graduated from Brown University with a degree in biology, Ravi Chandra subsequently attended Stanford Medical School. He now practices psychiatry at a community mental health clinic, where he serves predominantly an Asian and Russian immigrant population, and is also in private practice. He was awarded first prize in a poetry contest at Stanford Medical Center, which also published his poetry in its chapbook. Slam poetry then became his passion, and he was an alternate on the 2002 San Francisco Slam Team. He is involved with the biennial Asian Pacific Islander American Poetry Summit. He lives in San Francisco, where he writes a blog, “Memoirs of a Superfan,” for the International Asian American Film Fe
stival.

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By Neelanjana Banerjee (Editor), Summi Kaipa (Editor), Pireeni Sundaralingam (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781557289315
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Published: University of Arkansas Press - May 1st, 2010

The first anthology of its kind, Indivisible brings together forty-nine American poets who trace their roots to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Featuring award-winning poets including Meena Alexander, Agha Shahid Ali, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Vijay Seshadri, here are poets who share a long history of grappling with a multiplicity of languages, cultures, and faiths.


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Michael Krasny - Spiritual Envy DATE CHANGE

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 7:00pm

NOTE: This event is rescheduled to Tues., Nov. 23 at 7:00 pm. Due to the excitement & interest surrounding the Giants in the World Series Wednesday night, this event with Michael Krasny will be postponed until November.

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Michael Krasny
talks about Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest ($22.95). Unlike recent authors who emphatically say “No!” or “Yes!” to God, Krasny is among the millions who know they don’t know. As a radio host, professor, and scholar, he has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic. He takes readers on an exploration of morality, mortality, why we do good, and why evil sometimes triumphs.

Phil Cousineau's books include Stoking the Creative Fires: 9 Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination, The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred, and Wordcatcher: An Odyssey Into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words.

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James Dashner - The Scorch Trials

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 10:00am

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Special for kids!
James Dashner presents The Scorch Trials ($17.99). The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them!

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780385738750
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 12th, 2010

Book two in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon And don't miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built


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Peter Orner - Hope Deferred EVENT CANCELED

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:00pm

This event is canceled.
Free Event - Open to the Public

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Peter Orner presents Hope Deferred ($24.00). Zimbabwe represents one of the worst humanitarian emergencies today. This book asks the question: How did a country with so much promise—a stellar education system, a growing middle class, a liberal constitution, an independent judiciary—go so wrong? Orner is the author of Esther Stories.

Esther Stories Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780618128730
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2001

Peter Orner explores the impact of life’s essential moments, those brief but far-reaching occasions that haunt his characters. The discovery of a crime, a theatrical performance in a small town, or the recollection of a cruel wartime decision are equally affecting in Orner’s vivid scenarios. Esther Stories is divided into four distinct parts, each with its own momentum.


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Larry Colton - No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Larry Colton talks about No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life ($26.00). On April 23, 1943, the 70-man crew of the USS Grenadier scrambled to save their submarine—and themselves—after a Japanese torpedo sent it crashing to the ocean floor. Miraculously, the men were able to bring the sub back to the surface, only to be captured by the Japanese.

From John Strawn (www.johnstrawn.com):
Larry Colton has a new book coming out next month, one he’s worked on for almost ten years.  Called
No Ordinary Joes, it’s his fourth book and, unlike the others, doesn’t rely on Larry being a participant observer in the events he’s writing about to drive the narrative. No Ordinary Joes is about a group of men from his dad’s generation, the guys who fought WW II. I read an early draft, and was moved by it, and over the last couple of weeks have read the final version, which I think is superb. Continue reading

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780609610435
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Published: Crown - October 5th, 2010

On April 23, 1943, the seventy-man crew of the USS Grenadier scrambled to save their submarine—and themselves—after a Japanese aerial torpedo sent it crashing to the ocean floor. Miraculously, the men were able to bring the sub back to the surface, only to be captured by the Japanese.


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