Corte Madera Events

Bay Area Writing Project - Young Writers Camp (Corte Madera)

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

The Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) at UC Berkeley sponsors Young Writers’ Camps across the Bay Area each summer. Budding authors in Marin County (grades 4th through 9th) spend three weeks of exploring their talents as writers. Join us for this culminating celebration with all who appreciate the creativity and passion that young writers have to offer.

 

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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha - What the Eyes Don't See (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

“Flint is a public health disaster. But it was Dr. Mona, this caring, tough pediatrician turned detective, who cracked the case.”—Rachel Maddow

“It’s one thing to point out a problem. It is another thing altogether to step up and work to fix it. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a true American hero.”—Erin Brockovich

Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan—in the name of austerity—shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps—but officials rebuffed them, insisting that the water was fine. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city’s public hospital, took state officials at their word and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking the water—after all, it was American tap water, blessed with the state’s seal of approval.

But a conversation at a cookout with an old friend, leaked documents from a rogue environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother raised red flags about lead—a neurotoxin whose irreversible effects fall most heavily on children. Even as circumstantial evidence mounted and protests grew, Dr. Mona knew that the only thing that could stop the lead poisoning was undeniable proof—and that to get it, she’d have to enter the fight of her life.

What the Eyes Don’t See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona—accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders—proved that Flint’s kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, this book shows how misguided austerity policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

What the Eyes Don’t See is a riveting, beautifully rendered account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their—and all of our—children.

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a physician, scientist, and activist who has been called to testify twice before the United States Congress, awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

 

 

 

What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590832
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - June 19th, 2018

The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis, told "with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller" (O: The Oprah Magazine)--an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Brooke McAlary - Slow (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

Once upon a time, it became clear to Brooke McAlary that the key to happiness was discovering a simpler, more fulfilling existence. She put the brakes on her stressful path, and reorganized her life to live outside the status-quo, emphasizing depth, connection and meaningful experiences. Alongside Brooke's affirming personal stories of breaking down and rising up, Slow provides practical advice and fascinating insights into the benefits and challenges of the slow life, such as:

  • Decluttering to de-owning
  • Messiness to mindfulness
  • Asking why, to asking where to now?

Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly -- of course.

 

Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492665540
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks - July 1st, 2018

Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow...

"After reading this book, you'll have an amazing list of ingredients that can help you create a meaningful life, too " --The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Thomas Frank - Rendezvous with Oblivion (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America's winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country?

With his sharp eye for detail, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day America, showing us a society in the late stages of disintegration and describing the worlds of both the winners and the losers--the sprawling mansion districts as well as the lives of fast-food workers.

Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel--and of course in our politics, where in 2016, millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good.

These accounts of folly and exploitation are here brought together in a single volume unified by Frank's distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and anti-orthodox perspective. They capture a society where every status signifier is hollow, where the allure of mobility is just another con game, and where rebellion too often yields nothing.

For those who despair of the future of our country and of reason itself, Rendezvous with Oblivion is a booster shot of energy, reality, and moral outrage.

Thomas Frank is the author of Listen, Liberal, Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What's the Matter with Kansas? A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for The Guardian. He lives outside Washington, D.C.

 

Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781250293664
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Metropolitan Books - June 19th, 2018

From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What's the Matter with Kansas, a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times--perfect for this political moment


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Lama Tsultrim Allione - Wisdom Rising (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine -- the tantric dakinis.

Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim has a unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment. In Wisdom Rising, she shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of knowledge as one of the preeminent teachers of the mandala of the five dakinis.

Dakinis are a type of Buddhist female spirit comprised of five families, each with a set of unique qualities, as well as an encumbered pattern or emotional block that gets in the way of your true brilliance: Buddha dakini -- ignorance to the all-encompassing wisdom; Vajra dakini -- anger to the mirror-like wisdom; Ratna dakini -- pride to the wisdom of equanimity; Padma dakini -- craving to the wisdom of discernment; Karma dakini -- envy to the all-accomplishing wisdom.

As a Buddhist nun, Lama Tsultrim yearned to become a mother, ultimately renouncing her vows so she could marry and have a child. When she subsequently lost her first child to SIDS, she was overcome with grief and unsure of where to turn for guidance. She once against found courage through Buddhist female role models and meditations, and, using the mandala of the dakinis, she transformed her pain into faith.

Tantric Buddhism developed the mandala as a mediational tool for transformation -- a map for integration and wholeness. And through the mandala of the five dakinis, we learn how to embrace the fierce feminine energy of the dakinis. Rather than trying to remove or repress their patterns in our lives, you will instead discover how to transform them into wisdom through meditation, sound, visualization, and other practices. Both practical and inspiring, Wisdom Rising guides you to explore an ancient yet accessible path to enlightenment. 

 

Wisdom Rising: Journey Into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781501115035
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine--the tantric dakinis.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Arree Chung - Mixed (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am

In the beginning, there were three colors...Reds, Yellows, and Blues.

All special in their own ways, all living in harmony -- until one day, a Red says "Reds are the best " and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anyting that can change their minds?

A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in Mixed -- an inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.

Arree Chung is the author and illustrator of Out! and the Ninja! series, which includes Ninja!, Ninja! Attack of the Clan, and Ninja Claus! You can usually find him playing basketball or riding his bike near his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Mixed: A Colorful Story Cover Image
By Arree Chung, Arree Chung (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250142733
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - July 3rd, 2018

In the beginning, there were three colors . . .

Reds,

Yellows,

and Blues.

All special in their own ways, all living in harmony--until one day, a Red says "Reds are the best " and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anyting that can change their minds?


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Amy Maroney - Mira's Way (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

Mira’s Way -- Book 2 of the Miramonde Series -- continues the mesmerizing tale of a Renaissance-era female artist and the modern-day art scholar who risks everything to learn her secret.
 
1504: Young artist Mira wants nothing more than a peaceful life by the sea, painting portraits of wealthy merchants. But when she and her new husband try to help a friend, they are catapulted into a series of dangerous adventures that leave them scrambling to survive.
 
2015: Art scholar Zari races through France, working feverishly to connect Mira with a series of masterful unsigned portraits. Meanwhile, an academic rival peddles his theory that the works were made by a famous male artist. Will Mira be lost to history forever?

Amy Maroney grew up in a family of bookworms and was happiest perusing the shelves of her local library, checking out the maximum number of books each week and harboring dreams of writing her own novels one day. Now she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. She studied English literature at Boston University and public policy at Portland State University, and worked for many years as a writer and editor of nonfiction. When she’s not diving down research rabbit holes, she enjoys hiking, drawing, dancing, and, of course, reading. The Girl from Oto and Mira’s Way are the first two novels in her historical trilogy, The Miramonde Series. She is currently working on the third book in the series.

 

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Ann Steiner - Help Your Group Thrive (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Launch

This easy-to-use manual, Help Your Group Thrive, is recommended for leaders of all types of groups - book and service clubs, writer’s and critique groups, organizations, and workplace teams. You'll find discussion of the different types of groups, leadership styles and roles. Worksheets help you figure out your preferred leadership style, along with facilitation tools, sample group agreements, online netiquette information, and numerous modifiable written forms for starting and maintaining effective groups. Practical advice and worksheets help you design your group, select potential members, and understand common group challenges. These valuable tools will take you from defining your group's mission to helping your group thrive.

Ann Steiner, PhD, is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, leading a variety of groups for thirty years. She is an internationally known and highly-respected author, consultant to therapists, lecturer, and workshop presenter.

Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide Cover Image
ISBN: 9781782205616
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Routledge - May 5th, 2018

This easy-to-use manual is recommended for leaders of all types of groups - discussion groups, peer support, organizations, and workplace teams. You'll find discussion of the different types of groups, leadership styles and roles.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Various Contributors - West Marin Review Vol. 8 (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

 

In celebration of the publication of West Marin Review, Vol. 8, Book Passage welcomes prose writers David Miller and Joan Thornton, poets Mary Winegarden and Stephen Ajay, and artists Elizabeth Gorek and Lissa Nicolaus.

The award-winning literary and arts journal features prose, poetry, art, and original music selected from contributors from across the nation, but the focus this night is on local writers and artists. West Marin Review is published by Point Reyes Books in collaboration with a group of professional artists, writers, and editors from West Marin.

 

 

West Marin Review VIII Cover Image
By Neighbors &. Friends (Created by), Point Reyes Books (Created by), Black Mountain Circle (Created by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780982282977
Availability: Special Order
Published: Point Reyes Books - February 6th, 2018

The West Marin Review is a nationally award-winning literary and arts journal founded in the rural town of Point Reyes Station, California. This fine literary journal is defined by the diversity of its contributors who come from around the world, and range in age from five to ninety-five.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Marin Shakespeare Company - Pericles (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

In Partnership with Marin Shakespeare Company

Actor Dameon Brown and Director Lesley Currier will lead a spirited discussion about collaborating to bring to life Shakespeare’s great adventure story, Pericles, a story of love, hope, loss and redemption, which plays at the Forest Meadows Amphitheater through August 5.  www.marinshakespeare.org

 

Pericles (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780743273299
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 11th, 2005

Pericles tells of a prince who risks his life to win a princess, but discovers that she is in an incestuous relationship with her father and flees to safety. He marries another princess, but she dies giving birth to their daughter.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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