Class: Sara Bender & Cyretta Chaput - Intermediate Spanish (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
photos of Sara Bender and Cyretta Chaput

Eight Fridays • May 31 – July 26 (no class July 5) • 10:30am-12:30pm • $265

Participants will learn more conversational Spanish, improve upon and add to their vocabulary, work on their accents and learn the remaining “core” grammar.

Sara Bender was born in Mexico and later received her Master’s degree in Secondary Spanish from Johns Hopkins University. She has taught and tutored Spanish for several years. Cyretta Chaput was born in San Francisco, but moved to Mexico as a child and lived there for over 30 years. She worked for the Mexican Embassy in Washington DC and as a simultaneous translator before returning to the Bay Area. She has taught Spanish in casual settings throughout the years and tutors it as well.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Eva Steortz - From the Outhouse to the Mouse House (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 6:00pm

From a small-town girl dreaming big in West Virginia to a Walt Disney executive in California, Eva Steortz truly lived out her own modern "Cinderella story." After college, Steortz moved across the country on a whim to seek better opportunities, answered a job ad for Disney in a leap of faith, and progressed from assistant manager to vice president, eventually starting her own company, Vita Creativa.

Mining from her own experiences, Steortz crafts a fun, relatable, and actionable career-advice book based on her much-lauded RPM formula--Relationships, Positivity, and Motivation. Designed more like a keynote presentation than a daunting textbook, From the Outhouse to the Mouse House is easy to read in less than one hour. Steortz provides important tips, ideas, reminders, and quotes to inspire your next move.

From the Outhouse to the Mouse House: Crap You Need to Know for a Dream-Come-True Career Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781455623990
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pel - October 4th, 2018

From a small-town girl dreaming big in West Virginia to a Walt Disney executive in California, Eva Steortz truly lived out her own modern "Cinderella story." After college, Steortz moved across the country on a whim to seek better opportunities, answered a job ad for Disney in a leap of faith, and progressed from assistant manager to vice president, eventually starting her own company, Vita Creati


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Mark Coleman - From Suffering to Peace (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00pm

Like yoga and meditation before it, mindfulness seems to be having its moment in the spotlight. It is a buzzword in everything from medicine, the military, and education to sports, prisons, and therapy. Mark Coleman, who has studied mindfulness meditation with teachers in Asia, Europe, and the United States for decades, draws on his knowledge to clarify what mindfulness truly means. Weaving together up-to-the-minute neuroscience and practices based on teachings cultivated, studied, and put to practical use for millennia, his approach is actually a study of how to engage with and transform pain -- in the body, from illnesses and injuries to death; in the heart, as we love and recognize our need for others; and in the mind, as we use our brains to compare, judge, and question and as we fail to understand our interconnectedness with the world. While deep, profound, and multilayered, the mindfulness Coleman teaches has proved effective in a wide variety of settings. In this inspiring evening, Mark Coleman will draw upon his experiences of teaching mindfulness to shine a light on its true promise of ending suffering and finding peace, while offering simple, yet powerful practices that can help you experience more presence, insight, and compassion in your daily life. From Suffering to Peace will help readers of all kinds access and benefit from the "true promise of mindfulness."

Mark Coleman is the author of From Suffering to Peace, Make Peace with Your Mind, and Awake in the Wild.  He is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has an MA in Clinical Psychology. Mark has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide.

From Suffering to Peace: The True Promise of Mindfulness Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781608686032
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New World Library - May 14th, 2019

Like yoga before it, mindfulness is now flourishing in every sector of society. It is a buzzword in everything from medicine to the military. Mark Coleman, who has studied and taught mindfulness meditation for decades, draws on his knowledge to not only clarify what mindfulness truly means but also reveal the depth and potential of this ancient discipline.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

NEW DATE: Path to Publishing - Writing & Publishing Memoirs Workshop (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

9:00 am - 4:00 pm  • Lunch included
$175 (Path to Publishing Members); $225 (General Public)

This one-day workshop explores aspects of writing and publishing memoirs, and shares information that is essential for anyone interested in publishing his or her work. A memoir is a unique type of writing, requiring careful attention to voice, context, balance, personal history, and other factors. But memoirs also share many commonalities with other forms of writing with respect to editing, publishing, promotion, and similar issues. This workshop will explore the interaction of those factors.

..........................................................................................................................

Schedule

  • Coffee & Rolls:Informal gathering and introductions
  • Brief description of the Path to Publishing program: The description will focus on how the program might work for someone writing a memoir. Nancy Fish leads the discussion.
  • A vision of the opportunities: The memoir is an incredibly flexible literary genre that offers many opportunities for creative exploration. Phil Cousineau is an expert on this, having explored the subject in several of his books including Stoking the Creative Fires.
  • Creating a space for your book: The author’s job doesn’t end when the manuscript is finished. The book must be marketed and presented to potential readers, and the author is frequently the best person to do that. Brenda Knight from Mango Publishing helps show the way.
  • Lunch: The food is provided by Book Passage, but the interaction continues between faculty and students.
  • Teamwork with an agent: Author Melissa Cistaro and literary agent Laurie Fox worked together to get Melissa’s book published and successfully launched. They discuss what the learned from that and other experiences.
  • Getting the most from your publicity: Pat Rose has been one of the foremost publicists in the Bay Area for the last 25 years. Here she shares some of her insights.
  • Wine & cheese reception: It’s time for refreshments, but the talk about books and writing is bound to continue!

..........................................................................................................................

Faculty

Phil Cousineau
Author of over 30 books, including the bestseller The Art of Pilgrimage, and the award-winning Stoking the Creative Fires. Phil Cousineau has a strong sense of the passion and craftsmanship that needs to go into a memoir. He is a Path to Publishing mentor.

Melissa Cistaro
Author of Pieces of My Mother, which was chosen by the Northern California Independent booksellers Association (NCIBA) as the “Best Nonfiction Book of 2016.” She is a frequent teacher on memoir writing. She is a Path to Publishing mentor.

Brenda Knight
Acquisitions and Editorial Director of Mango Publishing and President of the S.F chapter of the Women’s National Book Network. She is also the author of seven books, including the American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation.

Laurie Fox
Partner at the Linda Chester Literary Agency. She is the author of fiction and poetry. She represents books in the areas of literary and quality fiction, memoir/biography, popular culture and cultural criticism, narrative nonfiction, history and current events

Pat Rose
A communications professional with 20 years of book publicity experience at HarperOne, Graywolf Press, Lonely Planet, Berrett-Koehler, UC Press, Wiley, and many other publishers.

Nancy Fish
Manager of the Book Passage Path to Publishing Program and former publicity director for HarperCollins Publishing. She has over three decades of experience in publishing.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Ying Chang Compestine - How to Write & Sell Children's Books (Corte Madera)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Sat., June 1 • 10:00am - 12:30pm • $95

This workshop will introduce you to what you need to know about writing and publishing, including finding a good agent, creating a winning book proposal, selling your manuscript to a reputable publisher, and marketing your book. The workshop covers the different genres of children’s books: picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult.

Ying Chang Compestine is the author of 20 books including, including the acclaimed Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier and Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jamie Purviance - Weber's Ultimate Grilling (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:30am

Meet & Greet!

Weber's Ultimate Grilling is your new go-to companion from the most trusted name in grilling. Much more than just a recipe collection, Weber’s Ultimate Grilling is an entirely new take on grilling today, with every recipe step visually depicted in full-color photography. With these extensively tested recipes, anyone—from amateur to ace—can be a barbecue genius. Foundational recipes for popular grilled foods—steak, burgers, pork chops, ribs, chicken breasts and wings, and salmon fillets—are masterfully explained in this keepsake classroom-in-a-book. “Flavor Bomb” spreads offer inspiring, weeknight-friendly recipe ideas for how to create wonderful variations of the most-loved grilled foods. And fun food science facts, along with infographics, illustrations, and tips, help you get the absolute best results every time.

Weber Grill: The year was 1952. Weber Brothers Metal Works employee George Stephen Sr. had a crazy idea. Using as a model the marine buoys made by his company, he concocted a funky dome-shaped grill with a lid to protect food and keep in rich barbecue flavor. From those humble beginnings, an international grilling revolution was born. Today, Weber has grown to become the leading brand of charcoal and gas grills and accessories, and George’s kettle has become a backyard icon.

Jamie Purviance is one of America’s top grilling experts and Weber’s master griller. He graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America before launching a career as a food writer for publications such as Bon Appetit, Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Cooking, Town & Country, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of numerous cookbooks including Weber’s Way to Grill, a James Beard Award nominee and New York Times best seller. Purviance has appeared as a grilling authority on numerous television shows including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He lives in Sacramento, California.

..........................................................................................................................

We are pleased to share our Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building with our friends at CUESA, as they host well-known chefs at their demonstration kitchen. The food-portion of the events usually start at the market about an hour or so earlier than the times listed below. We invite the chefs and their fans to take a short walk over to our store where they can meet their readers and sign their books.

Weber's Ultimate Grilling: A Step-by-Step Guide to Barbecue Genius Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781328589934
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 23rd, 2019

From the experts at Weber, the must-have guide for total grill mastery, with 100 all-new recipes and more than 800 inspiring and instructive photos

This is your new go-to companion from the most trusted name in grilling.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Pages