Left Coast Writers

Left Coast Writers® Book Launches Presents Gail Entrekin - Rearrangement of the Invisible

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in Corte Madera 
 
Gail Rudd Entrekin reads from her newest poetry collection, Rearrangement of the Invisible ($15.00). 
 
These tender heartbreaking poems document a couple's journey through loss.  The small beautifully observed redemptions of domestic life are offered here, as solace and sacrifice.  The whole collection throbs with love.
Alison Luterman
--- See How We Almost Fly (Pearl Poetry Prize)

Part-lyric, part-narrative, part-novella in verse, these poems never stray far from their passionate appetite for life, fear of the unknown, and the titanic thrill and mystery of love. Many of these poems deal with the subtle realities of cancer diagnosis, chemo, the trance states of illness, the “wait and see,” the ”opposite oceans” of waking and dreaming, and the life-defining clarity the threat of death sharpens.  With life’s visible stuff blurring the invisible, still, love – ancient, un-prescribed, redeeming, intuitive – lights up the unseen.
Al Young
--- California poet laureate (2005-2008)

Gail Rudd Entrekin has an M.A. in English Literature from Ohio State University and has taught poetry and English literature at California colleges for 25 years. Poetry Editor of Hip Pocket Press since 2000, she edits the press’ online environmental literary magazine, Canary. Her poems have been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines, including Cimarron Review, Nimrod, Ohio Journal, and Southern Poetry Review, and her poems were finalists for the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry from Nimrod International Journal in 2011.  She and her husband live in the hills of San Francisco’s East Bay.  
 
 
Rearrangement of the Invisible Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780985288358
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Poetic Matrix Press - June 20th, 2012

Poetry. "Part-lyric, part-narrative, part-novella in verse, these poems never stray far from their passionate appetite for life, fear of the unknown, and the titanic thrill and mystery of love.


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Left Coast Writers®: Patricia Bracewell - Shadow on the Crown

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Author and Left Coast Writer Patricia Bracewell reads from Shadow on the Crown. In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.

Patricia Bracewell grew up in California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon a writing career. This is her first novel. She lives in Oakland, California.  

 

Shadow on the Crown Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143124351
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen


The Price of Blood Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525427278
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking - February 5th, 2015

Menaced by Vikings and enemies at court, Queen Emma defends her children and her crown in a riveting medieval adventure


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® at the Ferry Plaza at Book Passage Presents Nancy Bruning – Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

Left Coast Writers® at the Ferry Plaza at Book Passage

Nancy Bruning, MPH, Author of Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench

Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacherLinda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website atwww.leftcoastwriters.com/.

 

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Left Coast Writers® Book Launches Presents Albert Flynn DeSilver - Beamish Boy

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in Corte Madera

Filled with a luminous cast of characters, and told with searing honesty and ironic wit, Beamish Boy is a redemptive story of survival and letting go, as we follow Albert from one zany adventure and near-death experience to the next. He is run over by his best friend after blacking out in a driveway, contracts malaria in east Africa, and joins a psychedelic “therapy” cult, until he miraculously finds himself, through photography, poetry, and a hilarious awakening at a meditation retreat center, realizing finally, what it means to be fully alive and to truly love.

Beamish Boy charts a compelling spiritual journey, from violence and self-annihilation to creativity and self-realization. Not your typical addiction memoir, Beamish Boy reads more like a witty and poetic novel, offering a profound window into the human condition, complete with its tragedies and ecstasies—illuminating one man’s quest for lasting wisdom.

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, author, artist, teacher, speaker, and writing coach. He served as the first Poet Laureate of Marin County, California from 2008-2010. Albert is the author of several books of poetry including "Letters to Early Street," and "Walking Tooth & Cloud," and his work has appeared in dozens of literary journals and anthologies worldwide. He presents at literary conferences nationally, directs a homecare agency, and teaches in the Teen and Family program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center near his home in Woodacre, California.

 

 

Beamish Boy: A Memoir of Recovery and Awakening Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780966943092
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Owl Press - May 26th, 2012

NOTE ON PRICE: A percentage of proceeds from the sale of each book are going to support 3 non-profit organizations

Beamish Boy (I am not my story): A Memoir of Recovery & Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver

." . .A beautifully written memoir. . .poignant and inspirational, comical and terrifying "

-Kirkus


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Left Coast Writers® Book Launches Presents Jerry Parrick - Beyond Animal, Ego and Time

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in Corte Madera

Jerry Parrick, author of Beyond Animal, Ego and Time

Winner of 2012 Book Awards:

Nautilus Book Award in Science/Cosmology, Independent Publisher Book Award (“IPPY”) in Classical Studies/Philosophy and an Eric Hoffer Book Award

In Beyond Animal, Ego and Time Jerry Parrick takes you on a journey of personal discovery.  Believing human belief systems must mirror the knowledge of their time, he challenges readers to re-examine what we think we know in the 21st century. Together you see truths emerge that identify what is most important to the future; a re-definition of human purpose, how best to cope with life's challenges, and what some call a scientific justification for a belief in reincarnation.

Jerry Parrick has at various times been a CEO and corporate executive, high tech entrepreneur, Stanford Sloan Fellow, inventor, and husband and father.  He also is the editor of the www.iamaguardian.com  blog focusing on world issues such as climate change, ozone depletion, nuclear weapons and synthetic biology. 

Book Passage welcomes the public to this Local Author Event, featuring a published member of our Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon!

You can find out more about membership in Left Coast Writers® at Book Passage here. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website at www.leftcoastwriters.com/.

 

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Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon Presents Nancy Bruning

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon at Book Passage in Corte Madera

Nancy Bruning, MPH, Author of Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench, advises on Health and Fitness for Writers

Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacherLinda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website atwww.leftcoastwriters.com/.

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94925 Corte Madera
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Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon Presents Claudia Sternbach

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon at Book Passage in Corte Madera

Claudia Sternbach, Editor in Chief of Memoir Journal

Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacherLinda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website atwww.leftcoastwriters.com/.

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94925 Corte Madera
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CWC Presents Writing Groups: Lessons from the North 24th Writers

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 1:00pm

Please join four celebrated authors who are members of a longstanding local writers group, North 24th Writers. Allison Hoover Bartlett is the author of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much ($15.00). Katharine Ellison is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author, most recently, of Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention ($24.99) as well as three other books, Susan Freinkel is the author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story ($27.00) and American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree ($22.95) and Julia Flynn Siler is the author of the bestsellers, The House of Mondavi ($16.00) and Lost Kindom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure ($30.00).

North 24th Writers is a group of ten Bay Area women who have been meeting twice a month for over a decade. Collectively, the group has published ten nonfiction books as well as hundreds of articles and essays in major magazines, newspapers, literary journals and online publications.They'll discuss 1) how to form a writing group, 2) formats that work (and don't), 3) challenges, and 4) the surprising side-benefits of creating your own work group. For more information on North 24th Writers, please visit: http://north24thwriters.com/.

 

 

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CWC Presents Susan Sachs Lipman - From Blog to Book

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 2:00pm

"From Blog To Book"
How do you create and write a blog that will capture the attention of book agents and publishers? Susan Sachs Lipman takes you through the steps, from concept and proposal through published book.

Susan Sachs Lipman is the author of Fed Up with Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World, which grew out of her award-winning blog, Slow Family Online. She writes for the Christian Science Monitor's Modern Parenthood blog, and is the Social Media Director for the international Children & Nature Network.

The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage, except July, August and December, on the 4th Sunday of the month, unless a holiday. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meeting may feature a guest speaker, a workshop or a panel discussion along with networking, encouragement and writing news. All are welcome. www.cwcmarinwriters.com.

 

Fed Up with Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781402265259
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sourcebooks - August 1st, 2012

Slow Down. Reconnect.
It's Easier than You Think.


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CWC Presents Brooke Warner - Book Shepherding

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 2:00pm

Brooke Warner is founder of Warner Coaching Inc., publisher of She Writes Press, and author of What's Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author. In her thirteen years in the publishing industry, Brooke shepherded over 500 books through the publication process. Her expertise is in traditional and new publishing, and she is an equal advocate for big presses, small presses, and self-publishing.

Brooke will share her knowledge and vast experience on how writers can more efficiently organize their time to write. She will speak to the importance of building a solid outline for participant's writing projects. With a solid outline,  she will guide participants to create and rely on structure as a foundation for improved writing.

The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage, except July, August and December, on the 4th Sunday of the month, unless a holiday. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meeting may feature a guest speaker, a workshop or a panel discussion along with networking, encouragement and writing news. All are welcome. www.cwcmarinwriters.com.

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94925 Corte Madera
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