Saturday, April 7, 7PM Book Passage || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. || Corte Madera, CA For Info: Book Passage From MICHAEL SHAPIRO: I’m coordinating a benefit with Prosper Ndabishuriye to rebuild homes in Burundi. Prosper is a director of a home-building project in Burundi’s Camara area, bringing together Hutu and Tutsi youth to construct homes for some of the country s thousands of refugees. During the 1990s, Burundi was devastated by civil wars similar to those in Rwanda, but Prosper’s group is building homes and giving employment to young men and women. This is a FREE event and will include a 10-minute video presentation about the project. Prosper has a wonderfully ebullient presence and this will be a thoroughly enjoyable evening, as Bay area writers and their friends join to support this project. All are welcome. Those who attend will be asked to donate to Prosper’s non-profit organization, which is sponsored in the US by the Heritage Institute. The project has built 457 homes so far and seeks to build another 100 by the end of the year. Donating is optional — we can build a home for every $900 we raise. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote about Prosper’s efforts in 2005; for the story, please see: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/02/27/TRGBJBFVRG1.DTL If you can’t make the event but would still like to donate, click here.
Martin McDonagh is “The most wickedly funny, brilliantly abrasive young dramatist on either side of the Irish Sea!.. A born storyteller.” – The New York Times. Wed. through Sun. until April 15 Berkeley City Club Tues. through Sun. April 19 – 29 Magic Theatre in San Francisco Tickets $20 – $30 Discounts available Tickets and information: http://wildeirish.org and 510-644-9940. From HILLARY FLYNN: If you’ve seen Pillowman, the award winning Beauty Queen of Leenane or any other McDonagh plays you won’t want to miss Wilde Irish Production’s The Cripple of Inishmaan. If you missed Pillowman, now is your chance to see another of Martin McDonagh’s masterful black comedies. The Cripple of Inishmaan has just as many twists and turns as Pillowman, and is hilarious and just as satisfying. In 1934, a remote island village is turned on its ear when a Hollywood film crew decides to make a documentary on a neighboring island. None more than Cripple Billy, wish to escape the claustrophobic confinement of their village existence to become film stars. But when Billy betrays his family and closest friend for passage to a better life, he seals his fate and his undoing.
If you didn’t get to the Monticello for our March LCW Book Launch party for Mark Shaw and his latest book, Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom, you missed a real treat. Mark is a fabulous storyteller, and he brought the legendary San Francisco attorney, Melvin Belli, to life. Belli changed the landscape of law. He showed lawyers the power of storytelling and, in the words of Shaw, there were “so many stories about his courtroom antics, battles with judges and lawyers alike, and a personal life that seems more like fiction than fact,” that it was challenging to write his biography. See Mark at his upcoming Bay area readings: Thursday, April 5, 2007, 7:30pm || Books, Inc. || Alameda For Info: http://markshawbooks.net Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 7pm || Book Passage – FERRY PLAZA || San Francisco For Info: http://markshawbooks.net or http://bookpassage.com
Monday, April 2, 2007 7pm Book Passage – CORTE MADERA || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. || Corte Madera For Info: Book Passage or firstname.lastname@example.org Broadcast journalist and Emmy-winner, Jan Yanehiro has skydived with the Army’s Golden Knights and ventured up a frozen waterfall!all in the name of getting a good story! Jan pioneered the magazine format on television as co-host of Evening Magazine, a nightly program in San Francisco from 1976-90. Now the president of her own Media and Marketing firm, Jan still hosts shows and emcees events for community causes on a regular basis. Her new book, This Is Not the Life I Ordered, 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down , which she co-authored with State Senator Jackie Speier, Deborah Collins Stephens, and Michealeane Cristini Risley, contains the stories, lessons and wisdom these four women shared during their monthly meetings as they faced extraordinary life challenges. A paragon of courage, Jan lost her first husband to brain cancer. She is now remarried with a beautifully blended family which includes five very accomplished children. Awarded many professional honors including the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award from the United Nations of San Francisco, Jan is also an inductee of the Academy of Television and Radio Hall of Fame. She sits on many boards including The Bank of Marin, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation and USF’s Center For The Pacific Rim. To learn more about Jan and Is Not the Life I Ordered, check out their blog: simplyfourwomen.blogspot.com NEXT UP AT THE SALON May, 2007 Salon: Gerald Sindell – publishing consultant and founder of Thought Leaders, Intl. June, 2007 Salon: Michele Rivers – artist, visionary and author of “Time for Tea”
In honor of National Poetry Month, we will be in a Poetic Frenzy as this star-studded cast of Left Coast Writers poets read their work. For a special treat Dusty Miller will be performing her songs before the reading so come early! Monday, April 9 5:30 -7:00pm with networking at a nearby restaurant/bar Theme: Poetic Frenzy Poets: Dusty Miller (Elaine Bond), Iris Joan Price, Lowry McFerrin, Rebecca Foust, Adrienne Amundsen, Marianne Betterly Kohn, Elizabeth Weaver, Colleen McFerrin, Mary Jean Pramik, Demian Entrekin Book Passage – FERRY PLAZA One Ferry Plaza #46 San Francisco, CA For Info: Left Coast Writers or email@example.com
Monday, June 4, 2007 Left Coast Writers Literary Salon, 7pm Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, CA For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, February 12, 2007 Left Coast Writers Reading Series, 5:30pm Romance: Is It Love? Book Passage, Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA For more information: email@example.com
Monday, January 15, 2007 Left Coast Writers Reading Series, 5:30pm Risky Resolutions Book Passage, Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 12, 2007 Left Coast Writers Reading Series, 5:30pm Just My Luck Book Passage, Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA Â For more information: email@example.comÂ
Monday, April 9, 2007 Left Coast Writers Reading Series, 5:30pm Poetic Frenzy (National Poetry Month) Book Passage, Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org