Don George - An Innocent Abroad

02/27/2015 2:30 pm

College of Marin, Kentfield Library

Other College of Marin ESCOM Lectures:

Cara Black - Murder on the Champ de Mars

Michael David Lukas - The Oracle of Stamboul

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.

In An Innocent Abroad, more than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives.

In his introduction, editor Don George explains how innocence and worldliness intertwine into an intricate relationship that enables each to thrive: “As long as we continue into unfamiliar situations, to open our hearts and minds to foreign ways, as long as we are able to keep losing our innocence abroad, that innocence will never end—and our appreciation of the world, our embrace of this unembraceable whole, will extend, and extend, and extend.”

Don George is the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications.  In 25 years of wandering, Don has visited more than 60 countries and has published more than 600 articles in newspapers and magazines around the globe.

Parking: Free campus parking for the event.

For more information call the ESCOM Volunteer Desk: 415-485-9652

 

Location: 
Street:
College of Marin, Kentfield Library
Additional:
835 College Ave.
City:
Kentfield
,
Postal Code:
94904
$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781743603604
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Lonely Planet, 12/2014

Class: Alice Acheson - Publishing Choices

02/27/2015 5:00 pm
Fri., Feb. 27 • 2:00-5:00pm • $60 
 
 
 
 
What is POD?  How does it differ from self-publishing?  Will either be easier, faster, better than the route to a traditional publisher?

All authors need to investigate the most appropriate method of publication before finishing their books.  You owe it to yourself -- and your pocketbook -- to learn the advantages and pitfalls of each type.  Using decades of working with all three publishing choices, the instructor shares that no method is appropriate for all books and all authors.

For some publishing routes the services provided are quite different; for others the author might pay all the expenses.  Can your book be reviewed and sold in bookstores and will you earn more money with one procedure over the others?  The answers to these crucial questions -- and others -- will determine the appropriate publishing route.

"[Alice Acheson's] knowledge about and reflection upon the reality of the publishing business makes her absolutely credible."
    --     Catherine Conway Honig, Book Passage student
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Alice Acheson - Your Book - What's Next?

02/28/2015 5:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 28 • 10:00-5:00pm • $150 
 
 
 
 
Right!  You love the writing, don't like the marketing.  You don't know when to do what or how to accomplish what is required. Publishing has made a quantum shift, and your head is spinning.  Writers more than ever need to know how to interact with the industry.  Whether self-publishing, print-on-demand or the traditional publisher, a publishing contract doesn't necessarily signal success.  How can you ensure that you and your manuscript receive the deserved recognition?  How do you allot time, energy, and money?  How can you manage the tsunami of marketing tasks?  What about the demands of the digital world?  We begin with a timeline (before the book is published) to guide the entire process. The pre-class assignment is to write a sell sheet, based on instructions received upon registration.  

"Viking/Penguin told me that my author questionnaire [provided in class handouts; explained in class] was one of the best that they received.  I offered to go to New York to make them lunch.  It turned out they do monthly lunch meetings with their big authors, so they slotted me in -- right between Joan Didion and Michael Pollan....As a result of that lunch, the guy who handles the Borders account pestered them to consider me for their "original voices" program, which put my book in the front of all the Borders stores.  I would never have thought of it had it not been for you."    --     Kathleen Flinn: THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: David Corbett - Trust Your Story

02/28/2015 4:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 28 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $150
 
 
 
 
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. (Manuscripts must be submitted by Feb. 14)
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Heidi Insalata Krahling - Insalata's and Marinitas

 

Insalata's in San Anselmo • Single $115; Couple $180 (one book)

            

 

Heidi Insalata Krahling's newest cookbook, Insalata's and Marinitas: The Story of Two Restaurants, is a culmination of recipes from her two restaurants, Insalata's and Marinitas, in San Anselmo. Krahling brings to the home chef the ingredients, flavors, sauces, and basic techniques of her kitchen which are the building blocks that have led to her Michelin star success. Heidi's own voice is on every page, helping the chef prepare each recipe. Krahling is also the author of Insalata's Mediterranean Cookbook.

The ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book.

 

Location: 
Street:
Insalata's
Additional:
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
City:
San Anselmo
,
Postal Code:
94960
$36.00
ISBN-13: 9780692236710
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Laura Parker Studio, 11/2014

David Richo - The Power of Grace: Recognizing Unexpected Gifts on Our Path

In The Power of Grace: Recognizing Unexpected Gifts on Our Path "Grace" is the term Dave Richo uses to describe any of those events in which help comes your way unexpectedly: when the solution to a perplexing problem just suddenly pops into your head; when you suddenly find the strength to rise to an occasion you didn’t think you could endure; when the next phase in your spiritual path becomes plain as day. "Moments of Grace" usually come as surprises, but Richo believes we can learn to expect them because "Grace" is a resource any of us can access.

David Richo, PhD, is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author who leads popular workshops around the US at venues such as the Esalen Institute, New York Open Center, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

 

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781611801460
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Shambhala, 10/2014



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