Mario Batali - America: Farm to Table

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Ticket: $40 (includes a complimentary signed book)
Please note the new start time of 1:00pm for this event!

 

 

In conversation with Liam Mayclem

Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book America—Farm to Table, he celebrates American farmers: their highquality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Batali asked his chef friends from Nashville to San Francisco to tell him who their favorite farmers were, and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products.

Batali counts 24 restaurants, nine cookbooks, nurmerous television shows and the 50,000-square-foot Eataly marketplace among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. Mario and his business partner, Joe Bastianich, recently opened B&B Burger&Beer in The Venetian Hotel & Casino, their fourth restaurant in las Vegas. Mario is also the author of nine cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes; and Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from my Home to Yours. Mario appears 3 times a week on ABC's "The Chew," a daytime talk show that celebrates and explores life through food. 

Emmy award-winning Liam Mayclem is the host & producer of KCBS’ Foodie Chap segments and former KPIX 5 TV’s Eye on The Bay, which airs weekends. He has cooked with the world’s top chefs like Thomas Keller, Tyler Florence, Martin Yan, Cat Cora and interviewed music royalty, including BB King, Ringo Starr, Sting, and Tony Bennett.

 

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University
Additional:
50 Acacia Avenue
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781455584680
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Life & Style, 10/2014

Class: Brenda Peterson- Your Life is a Book

11/02/2014 3:00 pm
Sun., Nov. 2 • 1:00-3:00 pm • $50
 

 
 
 
The class fee includes a copy of Your Life is a Book. Everyone has a life story to tell; and blogs, journals, and autobiographies are all starting places for excellent memoirs. Explore the unique elements of crafting a memoir—story arc, point of view, dialogue, where to start (not necessarily the beginning!)—with an accomplished memoirist and writing teacher. With warmth and wit, Brenda Peterson teaches the craft of memoir, while also sharing proven writing exercises and ideas for indie publishing.
 
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Jasmin Darznik - Memoir Workshop

11/03/2014 8:00 pm

4 Mon.: Nov. 3 -24 • 6:00-8:00pm • $120

 

 

Jasmin Darznik offers inspiration and practical advice, including tips on interviewing family members and managing the emotional and ethical challenges of writing a memoir. An award-winning writer and teacher, Jasmin received her Ph.D. in English from Princeton. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Good Daughter.


Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780446534970
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 1/2011

Colm Tóibín - Nora Webster

Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín's majestic seventh novel introduces the formidable Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it.

Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of deep empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she rediscovers herself and her connectedness to others. Nora Webster is a masterpiece in character study by a writer at the zenith of his career. In Nora Webster, Tóibín has created a character as iconic, engaging and memorable as Madame Bovary or Hedda Gabler.

Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; and The Testament of Mary, as well as two story collections.

 

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

Nora Webster (Hardcover)

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781439138335
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner Book Company, 10/2014

Bryan Stevenson - Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University Law School. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.

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

Just Mercy (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780812994520
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau, 10/2014

Class: Nina Schuyler - Creating Compelling Characters

11/06/2014 6:00 pm

Four Thursdays: November 6, 13, 20 & December 4 • 4:00-6:00pm • $200

 

 

 

Character is at the center of all fiction. Your fiction is only as compelling as the characters who populate it. In this series, we’ll discuss craft and theory. You'll read excerpts from published work and use these excerpts as a springboard to create your own work. I want to consider emotional engagement, internal conflict, voice, multidimensionality, and personal stakes, among other things. By the end of the series, you will have deepened your characters, turning them into characters who linger with your readers long after the story's last line. 

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


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