LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Osprey Orielle Lake, Author of Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature Monday, , 2010 || September 13, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com Osprey Orielle Lake is a lifelong advocate of social and environmental justice issues. She has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities. is the Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus and on the governing Board of Praxis Peace Institute. Osprey She is the Founder/Artist of the International Cheemah Monument Project and is creating eighteen-foot-tall bronze
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Todd Crawshaw, Author of Exploits of the Satyr Saturday, September 11, 2010 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Todd Crawshaw talks about his debut novel Exploits of the Satyr. John Lazard Slater III, known simply as John, or Slater (or Satyr to his fans and foes, once upon a time), crash-lands after falling from the sky onto a freeway overpass. Thus ends—and begins—a biographical story about mental, physical and spiritual seduction, the tragi-comic chronicle of a man who belatedly discovers he was procreated by members of a cult to initiate the Second Coming of Christ. The result: a fast-forward-reverse-pause world where the past and the future
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Molly Dwyer, Author of Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein Tuesday, September 7, 2010 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Frankenstein was conceived during the summer of 1816 when Mary Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley lived on Lake Geneva in the company of the infamous Lord Byron. Frankenstein matured into a novel during the following winter, while Mary lived mostly without Shelley in Bath, keeping her pregnant stepsister Claire hidden from wagging tongues. During that winter both Mary’s half-sister, Fanny, and Shelley’s abandoned wife, Harriet, killed themselves. On January 1, 1818, one year later, Frankenstein descended upon the world. Its author, now the married Mrs. Shelley, was twenty years old.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Terry Sue Harms, Author of Pearls My Mother Wore Saturday, August 21, 2010 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Pearls My Mother Wore is about loss and recovery, resentment and forgiveness. The novel opens on the day that forty-three-year-old “nice girl” Kelly Tremblake buries the ashes of her forty-two-year-old husband, Grayson. Devastated by his sudden and unexpected death, Kelly finds the sweet, uncomplicated life she has intentionally crafted screeching to a halt. As she pulls increasingly inward, episodes surrounding the death of her beautiful but narcissistic, alcoholic mother, when Kelly was fifteen, threaten to overwhelm her.