Classes

Class: Karen Benke - Rip ALL the Pages! Half-Day Adventure of Hiding & Finding Creative Writing for 3rd/4th/5th Graders (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 9:45am

Saturday April 13th, 2019 • 9:45 am - 12:45 pm • $125

For 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders

We’ll create poems and stories to hide during this adventure, using Rip ALL the Pages! 52 Tear-Out Adventures for Creative Writers (Roost Books/Shambhala, 2019).
WARNING: Pages will get ripped and destroyed in this workshop. The only requirement: a fast moving pen and a willingness to surprise yourself. All materials, postage, snacks, instruction included.

** Adventure limited to 15 kids.**

Karen Benke is the author of the Rip the Page! Leap Write In! Write Back Soon! and Rip ALL the Pages!  Contributors to the series include Neil Gaiman, Wendy Mass, Annie Barrows, Avi, Lemony Snicket, and many other writers for kids and kids at heart.  The founder of The Writers Nest, located in a former lumber mill, she leads writing playshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, NYC, and internationally.
 

Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roost Books - July 27th, 2010

Here are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page!


Leap Write In!: Adventures in Creative Writing to Stretch and Surprise Your One-of-a-Kind Mind Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781611800159
Availability: Backordered
Published: Roost Books - April 2nd, 2013

Invite your jittery mind into quiet slips of timed or untimed writing experiments that are designed to encourage your timid heart to forge forgotten feelings and entice your shy-self to make friends with emerging emotions.


Write Back Soon!: Adventures in Letter Writing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611802689
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Published: Roost Books - September 22nd, 2015

Connect to your friends through handwritten notes, cards, letters, and postcards—an interactive workbook that encourages creative interactions between friends through the written word, complete with cross-outs, smudges, and parenthetical asides.


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Class:  Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 6: Lower Intermediate (SAUSALITO Store)

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:00am

SAUSALITO Nine Mondays: April 15 - June 10 (no class May 27) • 9 - 11 am • $275

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.

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Class: Harrie Schwartz - Mindful Books Book Group (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

Four Thursdays; April 25 & May 16  • 1 pm - 3 pm • $75

In this group, non-fiction books will be our special focus. We will explore and have open discussions on innovative books related to Spirituality, Psychology, and Neuroscience. These encounters will be offered by Harrie Schwartz, Artist and Advocate.

April 25th
Hardwiring Happiness - Rick Hanson

May 16th

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation – Dan Seigel

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385347334
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harmony - December 27th, 2016

With New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Hanson's four steps, you can counterbalance your brain's negativity bias and learn to hardwire happiness in only a few minutes each day. 


Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553386394
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Published: Bantam - December 28th, 2010

From a pioneer in the field of mental health comes a groundbreaking book on the healing power of "mindsight," the potent skill that allows you to make positive changes in your brain–and in your life.

Foreword by Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

• Is there a memory that torments you, or an irrational fear you can't shake?


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Class: Brian Martens - Ignite Your Creativity (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am

Saturday, April 27, 2019  • 10:00 am –1:00 pm • $80

• WRITE !
• CREATE !
• EXPRESS !
• IGNITE YOUR CREATIVITY !
In this workshop, we’ll explore creativity through poetry, nature, and perception.
Learn how to tap into your own creative genius and how to nurture your own special gifts.

Brian's Workshop offers new information and clarity about being in the Creative “Zone” and also how to stay in the “Zone”. It offers the basics of where creativity comes from and, for those who have spent a lifetime creating, it offers new ways of looking at this precious commodity of creation. New research on focus and the creative process will be shared. There will be an experiential session as well as a group discussion where participants will be able to offer their insights from their years of experience. This will be a valuable sharing of the creative process.

Guidelines for the Workshop: 2 hours

- Introduction, and Poem
- My story of Creativity with Pottery, writing and poetry
- Discussion of Creativity, creative tension, focus, declaration
- Experiential session, choosing an object in nature
- Group discussion/sharing of individual creative prompts
- Creativity commitment
- Closing, Haiku or poem

Brian Martens was a Pond Farm student in the 1970s. Brian studied “The Four Fold Way” with Cross-cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien Ph.D for 7 years, received a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Sonoma State University (SSU) in 2009, and received an MA in Organization Development from SSU in 2011. His passion is writing and poetry.

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Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 2 (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:30am

Seven Tuesdays; April 30 - June 11, 2019 • 10:35 am - 12:35 pm • $245

Review of advanced grammar, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Le chapeau de Mitterand” de Antoine Laurain.

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

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Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 1 (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 1:00pm

Seven Tuesdays; April 30 - June 11  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $245

Review of grammar, use of videos from “7 jours sur la planete”, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Un sac de billes” de Joseph Joffo.

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

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Class: Kerrin Meis - Los Angeles: Collectors & Collections (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Three Fridays; May 3, 10, & 17  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • $110

We will study highlights from the LA County Museum of Art, the renovated Getty Villa including recent acquisitions of paintings, sculpture and manuscripts, the Norton Simon Museum which is home to an outstanding collection of Asian and European Art, and the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens.

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.

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Class: Lynn Ryder - Reinvent Yourself After 50 (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Sat., May 4 • 1:00 - 5:00pm • $110

In our 50s, 60s, and 70s, we begin a new phase of life – a new chapter. Are you wondering: What’s next? Am I living the life I want to live - my best life? How do I create a joyful and meaningful future? Working with an exercise book, we’ll engage in discussions, journaling and short lectures to create a vision and a plan for your happy, healthy, fulfilling future. Lynn Ryder, a personal coach for people over 50, is a former human resources consultant and trainer. She is the author of Road to Fulfillment.

 

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Class: David Corbett - Trust Your Story (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:00am

Sunday May 5, 2019 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $150

Your manuscript (no longer than 10 pages) must be sent to David Corbett by April 28th at midnight.

Advice so simple it can’t possibly be right: just tell the story. In fact, the vast majority of writing problems—what’s essential and what isn’t, how to balance inner life against action and dialogue, how to create variety and contrast among the characters, how to use setting to enhance the narrative—can be solved by referring to the context of the story. David Corbett, author of The Art of Character, leads students in a one-day workshop, reviewing 10-page manuscript submissions from each student in detail to reveal how story guides the revision process.

David Corbett is the award-winning author of The Art of Character and five novels, including The Mercy of the Night and Blood of Paradise.

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Class: Anne-Marie Lebas - Beyond the Basics French (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Six Mondays: May 6–June 17 (no class 5/27) • 2:45–4:15 pm • $210

To determine if this class is right for you, please contact Anne Marie at masabel1@yahoo.com.

These second year refresher courses are for those who would like to review what they learned in high school or college French classes, or for those students who have taken the beginning French conversation courses. The goal is to boost confidence and fluency in speaking. Venez apprendre avec plaisir!

Anne–Marie Lebas is a native of France who has taught in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She teaches with great enthusiasm and energy and creates a lively and comfortable learning environment for students at any level.

 

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