Class: Laura Deutsch & Tarra Christoff- Discover Your Legacy

11/16/2014 1:00 pm
Sun. Nov. 16 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $85
 
 
 
 
Explore creative ways to envision the next phase of your life.  In this experiential workshop, we'll use writing, discussion, meditation and other techniques to help you uncover what brings you a sense of meaning and purpose.
 
Laura Deutsch's book Writing from the Senses was published by Shambhala in 2014. Her work has appeared in the LA Times and SF Chronicle, and she has taught at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.
 
Tarra Christoff, legacy coach, helps people discover and create meaningful legacies. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and has led workshops on making a difference at The Omega Institute and JFK University.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Patricia Garfield - Schmoopie's Dream

When Schmoopie, the runt and sole survivor of a litter is rescued from the pound, her wish for a new family is fulfilled beyond her wildest dreams. Children’s therapy centers and humane societies use the entertaining and inspirational story of Schmoopie’s Dream: From Pound to Penthouse as an additional healing tool.

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., is a worldwide authority on dreams.  She is one of the six co-founders of The Association for the Study of Dreams and was the 1998-99 President. Her bestseller Creative Dreaming is considered a classic, and is available in fourteen languages.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780991617418
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dr. Patricia Garfield's Center for Creative D, 6/2014

California Writers Club: Marcia Berger, Susanna Solomon & More - Club Wide Book Launch

11/16/2014 4:00 pm

California Writers Club presents a club wide book launch celebration, where ten members with books released between last December and November 2014 will present their works. Here are a few of the confirmed speakers:

Marcia Naomi Berger is the author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted, which was published by New World Library last February. She is licensed clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice in San Rafael, California, where she works with individuals and couples. She also offers marriage and communications workshops for the public and has taught continuing education programs for therapists online for the National Association of Social Workers and live classes at the UC Berkeley Extension and Alliant International University. A former executive director of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay and clinical faculty member at the UCSF School of Medicine, she has held senior level positions in the fields of child welfare, alcoholism treatment, and psychiatry. She earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Michigan.

A long time resident of Marin, Susanna Solomon makes her home both in San Anselmo and on Levee Road in Point Reyes Station. She has long been captivated by the sheriff’s calls in the Point Reyes Light. Her collection of short stories, Point Reyes Sheriff's Calls, – each inspired by one of these calls – has been published by HD Media Press. Come join the fun and meet opinionated Mildred, her long suffering husband Fred, Linda, a well-endowed and new deputy, Alice, an awkward fourteen year old, and Thomas, 15, who has a hard time staying out of trouble.

Since the 1800s, Mill Valley has attracted spirited freethinkers, entrepreneurs, nature lovers, rabble-rousers, and more than a few rock stars. Early Mill Valley booster Sidney Cushing encouraged tourism with a train up Mount Tamalpais called “The Crookedest Railroad in the World.” Laura White, more concerned with protecting Mill Valley’s natural beauty than attracting more people, brought the town its Outdoor Art Club and a tradition of conservationism. Vera Schultz broke the glass ceiling of local politics in 1946, and in 1973, 10-year-old Jenny Fulle’s letter to President Nixon would change the future of America’s female athletes. When Mill Valley’s Strawberry Elementary School teacher Rita Abrams wrote a song about why she loved Mill Valley, it became a national hit; so did a song about the heart of rock and roll, written by local boy Huey Lewis, who had attended Strawberry School. These stories, and many more, make up the book Legendary Locals of Mill Valley, by writer and Mill Valley resident Joyce Kleiner.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781608682232
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: New World Library, 2/2014

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780985493097
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: HD Media Press Inc, 12/2013

$21.99
ISBN-13: 9781467101288
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Legendary Locals, 5/2014

Cathy Barrow - Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry

In Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry ($35.00), home preserving expert Cathy Barrow presents a world of practical and easy-to-master techniques for preserving fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish, canning beans and soups, and making cheese. From double strawberry jam and chile-spiked tomatoes to duck confit and homemade pancetta, Mrs. Wheelbarrow s Practical Pantry gives readers the tools to turn the fleeting abundance of the farmers market into a well-stocked pantry. It arms home cooks with clear instructions for water-bath processing and pressure canning and further inspires readers with more than 150 color photographs that feature fresh produce in season, cooking techniques, and finished dishes.
 
Cathy Barrow writes the food blog Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Garden and Gun, NPR, and Modern Farmer, among other publications. She lives in Washington, DC. 


Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9780393240733
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 11/2014

Erin Michelson - Adventure Philanthropist

The plan was there was no plan—visit all seven continents, see what happens. Erin Michelson is a high adventuress, who lives life on the edge. Giving up a successful business, her stake to a house, and all of her possessions, she decides to just take the money and run. Surviving swindlers and saints, she struggles to keep her eyes and heart open. Her escapades not only show us how best to tackle a minefield, how to bathe an elephant, and where to find a string of pearls, but also how to make a world of difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable. For two years, she volunteers across the globe, searching for an authentic experience and the chance to reach out and leave the world, even just a small part of it, a better place. This is the life of an Adventure Philanthropist!

Erin Michelson is a recognized social entrepreneur and recipient of multiple international awards. Having left the world of corporate finance to work with nonprofit organizations, she built a successful consulting firm helping nonprofit organizations achieve exponential growth.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$20.34
ISBN-13: 9780991001606
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Emcom LLC, 11/2013

Katie Gilmartin - Blackmail, My Love

Katie Gilmartin dug deeply into the annals of San Francisco’s storied past to produce Blackmail, My Love, a brilliantly conceived and artfully illustrated murder mystery that serves as a revelatory secret history of San Francisco’s Queer underground of the 1950s. The plot is fueled by a 1951 California Supreme Court ruling that homosexuals had a right to congregate, a decision that stopped police raids but created backlash in the form of surveillance, entrapment and more police brutality. Set in such legendary locations as the Black Cat Cafe, the Fillmore district during its heyday as jazz capital of the West, the Beat movement’s North Beach, and the sexually complex Tenderloin, Blackmail, My Love is a neo-noir novel that distills history and fiction into a singular, visually stunning experience.

Katie Gilmartin received a PhD in cultural studies from Yale, with an emphasis in Queer history. After teaching the history of sexuality and Queer studies for a decade at the University of California-Santa Cruz, University of California-Berkeley and The New College, she became a printmaker. Her prior publications are academic essays based on interviews she conducted with lesbians about their lives in the 1940s and 1950s. This is her first work of fiction.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781627780643
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Cleis Press, 11/2014



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