San Francisco Grotto Writers - 3 Minute Reads

3 Minute Reads from San Francisco Grotto Writers
50+ Writers, 3 Minutes Each!

Joins us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto writing classes. On this Friday evening, both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work — but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit. Join us for wine, fun, and fresh new writing.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States

Shiva Rea - Tending the Heart Fire

The mystical foundations of all the world's spiritual paths meet in a single, sacred place: the heart of the seeker. We have reached a time when scientific understanding mirrors the teachings of the great wisdom traditions in revealing our energetic heart as the light of consciousness, the fire of love, a field of intelligence. Tending the Heart Fire, the first book by pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is an invitation to embody our extraordinary potential at this turning point in time, to reconnect your life to the rhythms of your body and the natural world—to live in flow with the pulse of life. Weaving together wisdom from the great world traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and modern science—Shiva presents an essential resource for becoming a firekeeper of the sacred heart.

Shiva Rea teaches vinyasa flow yoga worldwide. She has studied many forms of yoga and dance in India, Africa, Nepal, Jamaica, and Bali. She is a well-known contributor to Yoga Journal and holds an MA in Dance from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures Program, where she also teaches.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781604077094
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Sounds True, 1/2014

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Making a Scene

11/22/2014 4:00 pm

Sat., Nov. 22 • 10:00-4:00pm • $120

 

 

In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn to balance setting, character, and dialogue to create stellar scenes. Some of the exercises have given birth to award-winning work by past participants. Bring your laptop and/or paper and pen and discover how a good writer takes center stage on the page and holds it.

Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the founder of Left Coast Writers®. Her latest novel, Dead Love, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist.
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Carine McCandless - The Wild Truth

Chris McCandless is well-known to many. The millions who have read Jon Krakauer’s iconic Into the Wild or seen Sean Penn’s acclaimed film of the same name have become enthralled by his story—either celebrating or condemning the young man who wandered alone into the wilds of Alaska, only to starve to death a few months later.

In the more than twenty years since his body was discovered, readers and viewers have struggled to understand what motivated him to forsake his belongings, abandon his family, and embrace the harsh wilderness. And for twenty years, his beloved sister, Carine McCandless, has wrestled with the decision about sharing what she knew. Deciding to set the record straight amidst the many misconceptions about her brother, Carine reveals the truth behind his fateful journey while sharing the remarkable details of her own in The Wild Truth: The Untold Story of Sibling Survival.

Carine McCandless is an entrepreneur, activist and mother.  She has been successfully self-employed since she started her first business at the age of nineteen. As a public speaker her presentations are featured in education and corporate venues across the United States. She is the sister of literary icon Chris McCandless, and consulted closely with Jon Krakauer on his bestselling book Into the Wild. She also worked as a direct advisor and script contributor to Sean Penn for his film adaptation of the book.

 

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

The Wild Truth (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780062325143
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperOne, 11/2014

Class: Zoe Carter- Truth, Lies & Storytelling

11/23/2014 3:30 pm
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



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