26th Annual Kidney Foundation Luncheon - S.F. Hilton

26th Anniversary • San Francisco Hilton
Sat., Oct. 25 • Doors open at 10:00 am
Call for reservations: (415) 543-3303 

Individual tickets are $135, and tables of 10 are $1300. 

Book Passage is pleased once again to be working with the National Kidney Foundation to arrange and present the San Francisco Authors Luncheon. This highly popular event is the finest author luncheon of its kind.

Michael Krasny
Master of Ceremonies

Christopher Kostow
Head chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood, which earned three Michelin stars and four stars in the San Francisco Chronicle under his leadership. Kostow was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef: West in 2013 and named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2009. A New Napa Cuisine is his debut cookbook.

Eric Litwin
New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Pete the Cat series of children’s books and most recently, The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House.

Kelly Corrigan
Author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Glitter and Glue. Her previous titles include The Middle Place and Lift. Co-founder of the Notes & Words annual benefit concert.

Hampton Sides
Award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trail, Blood and Thunder, and Ghost Soldiers. His latest book, In the Kingdom of Ice, is a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age.

Susan Vreeland
New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including Clara and Mr. Tiffany, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, and Lisette’s List, a novel centered on the great artists Cézanne, Pissarro, Chagall, and Picasso.

Arianna Huffington
Co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. Perennially on the lists of the most influential and powerful women in the world. Thrive, her latest book, is a call to arms to redefine how we measure success in our work lives and personal lives.

Norman Lear
Television producer of such groundbreaking sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. He has received four Emmy awards, a Peabody, and the National Medal of Arts. Even This I Get to Experience is his newly published autobiography chronicling his storied career.

 

Location: 
Street:
San Francisco Hilton
Additional:
333 O'Farrell Street
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94102

CANCELED Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Building Character

10/25/2014 4:00 pm
Please note this class is canceled. Feel free to contact the Classes Dept at 415-927-0960 ext 1 for more information.  
 
Sat., Oct. 25 • 10:00-4:00 • $120

 
 
 
Character-driven: it’s one way to ensure that your writing is compelling. But how do you create characters that captivate a reader? Digging up all you’ll need to create characters that jump from the page can be as complicated as a covert operation. This workshop included plenty of in-class exercises and amusing tips on craft.
 
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

Class: Virginia Simpson-Magruder - Art Journaling Your Travels

10/25/2014 5:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 25 • 11:00-5:00pm • $115 

 
 
 
 
Make your travel experiences memorable by keeping an art journal! Spend a day transforming a blank journal into a creative expression of your journeys. You'll learn how to: Prep your pages for writing using various art media and collage techniques; Alter and incorporate travel photos; Build journal pockets and storage areas to hold trip memorabilia. Virginia Simpson-Magruder of Kentucky Girl Designs is an altered book and jewelry artist at the Novato Arts Center.
 
 
 
 

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

Cooks with Books: Yotam Ottolenghi - Plenty More

Insalata’s, San Anselmo • Single $120, Couple $180 (one book)

This event is now SOLD OUT. For wait list availability, please call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s monumentally successful cookbook, Plenty, changed the way people cook and eat vegetables. Plenty More continues in the spirit of Plenty, with 120 dazzling produce-focused dishes, prepared raw, grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, or braised. Ottolenghi includes main dishes, sides, salads, and sweets, all gorgeously featured in this color photo cookbook. Known for his creative spirit, intriguing flavors and playful spices, these fresh ingredients offer home chefs’ outstanding meals for the whole family. Ottolenghi is the author of bestselling cookbooks Jerusalem, Plenty, and Ottolenghi. He writes for the Guardian and appears on the BBC.

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
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781607746218
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ten Speed Press, 10/2014

CANCELED: Class: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet - Poetry Revision Intensive

10/26/2014 12:00 pm

Please note this class has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the Classes Dept. at 4125-927-0960 ext. 1. 

 

Sun., Oct. 26 • 10:00-12:00 pm • $60

 

Afraid to try new forms or do more than fiddle with line breaks? Bring in one to three poems you’re ready to look at anew. You’ll emerge with a bag of tricks for shaking up, reimagining, and dismantling/reassembling your writing, plus new directions for the piece you brought. Poet, editor, and teacher Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse, forthcoming in July from Bull City Press, and Tulips, Water, Ash, winner of the 2009 Morse Poetry Prize.

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

California Writers Club: Tanya Egan Gibson - "“Dynamic Dialogue"

10/26/2014 4:00 pm

“Dynamic Dialogue:  How to Bring Your Characters to Life (And Save Them From Sounding Like Boring Zombies With Whom No Reader Wants to Be Trapped in an Elevator, Bar, Party, Short Story, Novel, or Memoir—Ever)"

Asked to name her favorite book, sixteen-year-old Carley Wells answers, "Never met one I liked." Her parents are horrified and decide to commission a book to be written just for her. They will be the Medicis of Long Island and buy their daughter The Love of Reading. At first, Carley's sole interest in the project is to distract Hunter, the young bibliophile she adores. But as Hunter's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Carley begins to understand the importance of stories-and how they are powerful enough to destroy a person. Or save her.

Tanya Egan Gibson's debut novel is an irresistible work of metafiction that dazzlingly embeds a book within the book, and boasts an unforgettably fresh narrator whose journey towards embracing literature will make you fall in love with reading all over again.

Tanya Egan Gibson lives in Marin County, California. How to Buy a Love of Reading is her first novel.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780452296091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Plume, 7/2010



View Calendar of Events & Classes

Shopping cart

View your shopping cart.

Upcoming Programs