CANCELED Class: Zoe Carter- Truth, Lies & Storytelling

11/23/2014 3:30 pm
Please note this class has been canceled! If you have any questions, please call 415-927-0960 ext 1. 
 
Sun., Nov 23 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $55
 

This class is for writers grappling with how to structure personal essays or book-length memoirs. Whether your writing is largely theoretical or fully underway, this workshop will help you develop a practical and conceptual framework to move forward. We will discuss form (timelines, story arc, beginnings and endings), and craft (dialogue, scenes, language). Students will be asked to complete a short in-class writing exercise.
 
Zoe FitzGerald Carter is the author of the memoir, Imperfect Endings: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go (Simon & Schuster). A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Zoe has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Salon and Vogue

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

Maxine Louise Michel De Felice - May the Spirit Be Unbroken

May the Spirit Be Unbroken is about the resilience of the human spirit, following three generations of activist families and the author as child and adult in the context of radical change movements of the twentieth century. The constant chant from the author’s mother, “When all the children in the world are happy, only then do you have a right to be,” was character defining, as were her many traumatic experiences growing up during the McCarthy era “witch hunts” of the 1940s and 1950s. History of her grandparents participation in an educational commune, alternative living styles, and researched labor union history provides an exciting backdrop.

Maxine De Felice is a trained psychotherapist with more than fifty years of experience, providing her with the tools to understand the impact of trauma, neglect and deprivation on the personal lives of activists and their children. She is one of forty contributors included in the anthology: Red Diapers: Growing Up In the Communist Left. She also has an essay printed in the magazine, Spectacle, Vol.4, No. 1, “The Ferrer Colony.”

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$23.94
ISBN-13: 9781477210789
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Authorhouse, 10/2012

Kate Gale, Maxine Hong Kingston & Shelley Savren - An Afternoon of Poetry

Join us for an evening of poetry with authors Kate Gale, Maxine Hong Kingston and Shelley Savren.

Praise for The Goldilocks Zone "The clipped jumpy rhythm of these poems with their sudden bursts of syntax prove repeatedly that Kate Gale possesses a poetic tone and pace all her own. She is also refreshingly out of step with today's poetry of self-absorption, for she is fascinated less by her ego than by the strange variety of the world around us." —Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate

In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston's I Love a Broad Margin to My Life gives us a poignant and beautiful memoir-in-verse that captures the wisdom that comes with age. As she reflects on her sixty-five years, she circles from present to past and back, from lunch with a writer friend to the funeral of a Vietnam veteran, from her long marriage to her arrest at a peace march in Washington. On her journeys as writer, peace activist, teacher, and mother, she revisits her most beloved characters—Wittman Ah-Sing, the Tripmaster Monkey, and Fa Mook Lan, the Woman Warrior—and presents us with a beautiful meditation on China then and now. The result is a marvelous account of an American life of great purpose and joy, and the tonic wisdom of a writer we have come to cherish.

In The Wild Shine of Oranges, Shelley Savren finds the neglected, incarcerated and sick, and explores the perils of family, and a daughter coming into her own. These frank, tightly-crafted narratives recount the sounds of protest and are testament to lives lost and shared, where, in moments of mercy, “there are no shadows.”    —Dorianne Laux

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

The Goldilocks Zone (Paperback)

$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780826354327
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: University of New Mexico Press, 2/2014

Echo Light (Paperback)

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9780985503185
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Red Mountain Press, 9/2014

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780307454591
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Vintage, 2/2012

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781893670440
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Tebot Bach, 9/2013

Children's Book Mavens Recommend!

Join Book Passage children's book specialists to hear about the best new books for the young people on your list. We'll tell you the stories behind the stories, wrap your gifts, and even ship them for you. Come for tea, cookies, and goodies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Elin Hilderbrand - Winter Street

In Winter Street, Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines.

As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn.

Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.

Elin Hilderbrand made a paper angel ornament in third grade that is still in her family's custody. She celebrates the holidays by making batches of homemade mustard and chive pine nut dip and gifting them to her lucky friends. Her favorite carol is "O Holy Night." Winter Street is her fourteenth novel.

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

Winter Street (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780316376112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 10/2014

Libby O'Connell - The American Plate

A mouthwatering history of the evolution of American food from the lead historian at the History Channel, Libby O'Connell.

For generations, people have proudly defined themselves and their values through their national cuisine. But American food, like its history, is a world of its own. This enticingly fresh book introduces modern readers to lost American food traditions and leads them on a tantalizing culinary journey through the evolution of our vibrant cuisine and culture. Covering a hundred different foods from the Native American-era through today and featuring over a dozen recipes and photos, The American Plate is a fascinating history of American food that will delight history buffs and food lovers alike.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$26.99
ISBN-13: 9781492603023
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Sourcebooks, 11/2014



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