Class: Wendy Walsh High Intermediate Italian (April-June) 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 8:45am

Eight Tuesdays: April 7- June 2 (No Class May 26) * 8:45-10:30 AM * $290

Wendy Walsh has a PhD in Italian Literature from UC Berkeley. She has been teaching Italian language, and literature since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh Advanced Italian (April-May) 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 9:00am

Eight Thursdays: April 9-May 28 * 9:00- 11:00 AM * $290

Wendy Walsh has a PhD in Italian Literature from UC Berkeley. She has been teaching Italian language, and literature since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Corey Fischer - Telling Your Story

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:00pm

Corey is unable to teach this class.  He was originally scheduled to teach a workshop on January 19 which will now be taught by Nina Wise as a benefit for Corey's medical expenses. To learn more click the link below:

https://www.bookpassage.com/event/class-nina-wise-corey-fischer-finding-your-story

Creating on your feet, out loud, is a powerful way to explore and expand your voice as a writer or a storyteller. Award-winning actor/writer/director Corey Fischer uses free-writing exercises and theatre games for group sharing in a safe and supportive setting as he guides each student in discovering, shaping and performing a particular personal story. In the final class, participants will share their stories with a small, invited audience. This class is for anyone who wants to tell their own stories – on the page or on the “stage.”

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Louise Aronson - Elderhood (College of Marin)

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

Friday Afternoon Author Series • College of Marin, Kentfield Library
Sponsored by Emeritus Students College of Marin, College of Marin Community Education and Lifelong Learning, and Book Passage

Other Friday Afternoon Author Lectures: Michael Shapiro - The Creative SparkMark Arax - The Dreamt Land

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ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

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For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, disparaged, neglected, and denied.

Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, "an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being."

Louise Aronson, MD, is the author of A History of the Present Illness and a geriatrician, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she directs UCSF Medical Humanities. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and the MFA Program For Writers at Warren Wilson College, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism, the California Homecare Physician of the Year Award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year Award, as well as numerous awards for her teaching, educational research, and writing. The recipient of a MacDowell fellowship and four Pushcart nominations, her articles and stories have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and Bellevue Literary Review. She lives in San Francisco.

Kentfield Library
College of Marin
Kentfield, CA 94904

Kazu Haga - Healing Resistance (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:00pm

Nonviolence was once considered the highest form of activism and radical change. And yet its basic truth, its restorative power, has been forgotten. In Healing Resistance, leading trainer Kazu Haga blazingly reclaims the energy and assertiveness of nonviolent practice and shows that a principled approach to nonviolence is the way to transform not only unjust systems but broken relationships. With over 20 years of experience practicing and teaching Kingian Nonviolence, Haga offers us a practical approach to societal conflict first begun by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement, which has been developed into a fully workable, step-by-step training and deeply transformative philosophy (as utilized by the Women's March and Black Lives Matter movements). Kingian Nonviolence takes on the timely issues of endless protest and activist burnout, and presents tried-and-tested strategies for staying resilient, creating equity, and restoring peace.

Kazu Haga is the founder of East Point Peace Academy and one of the most experienced trainers in Kingian Nonviolence, a philosophy that comes out of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A leading voice nationally in various approaches to nonviolence, organizing and restorative justice, he works to empower incarcerated communities, youth, and activists to work for Beloved Community. Kazu Haga lives in Oakland, California.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Vish Chatterji - The Business Casual Yogi (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:00pm

The Business Casual Yogi makes the practice and philosophy of yoga accessible to the modern professional. Yoga has long been embraced by the Western world for its physical, mental, and spiritual benefits—combining lifestyle philosophy with rewarding physical exercise for internal and external strength, focus, and calm. As yoga pervades mainstream society, its philosophies, frameworks, and techniques are proving increasingly relevant to the modern business world’s obsession with personal leadership development.

This practical guidebook provides accessible methods to leverage the yoga tradition as a tool to unlock one’s fullest creativity, leadership potential, and overall well-being. Filled with physical and mental exercises, personalized guides for diet and lifestyle, and tools such as meditation and breathing exercises, The Business Casual Yogi’s simple framework will help you attain greater happiness, balance, and success.

Vish Chatterji is an accomplished business leader turned executive coach with a twenty-year business track record spanning multiple industries. In parallel, he has studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda (mind-body medicine). Vish coaches business leaders, enabling them to cultivate more of their greatness at work. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Michigan. Vish is a certified executive coach, yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and Vedic counselor and is a publicly elected board director for the Beach Cities Health District in California. He is a married father of three and loves to garden, bicycle, and fix things around the house!

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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