LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Tina Vierra and Contributors to Cyberfeasts & Foodstocks Saturday, October 8, 2011 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com This is an extra yummy event! Editor Tina Vierra presents Cyberfeasts & Foodstocks. Vierra will talk about the process of creating this cookbook, which features more than 270 recipes, tips, quips, and useful cooking instruction from the experienced chefs, caterers, food shop owners, and cooks in The International Foodwine Discussion Group. Recipes from the book will be served!
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Laurie McLean, Agent Monday, October 3, 2011 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com Get the scoop on the latest trends in publishing and what agents are looking for these days from our October speaker, Laurie McLean. Laurie McLean joined the Larsen Pomada Agency in 2005 following a 20-year stint as the CEO of a successful Silicon Valley public relations agency. Laurie was able to switch gears in 2002 to immerse herself in writing. She penned three manuscripts, and if that wasn’t enough, decided that the life of a literary agent would be the perfect complement to her duties as a writer of fantasy and romance. Laurie has been writing professionally since high school—first as a journalist, then as a public relations agent. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the State University of New York and a Master’s Degree at Syracuse University’s prestigious Newhouse School of Journalism. Laurie specializes in adult genre fiction (romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, westerns, horror, etc.) plus middle-grade and young adult children’s books. For more on Laurie, check out her blog at www.agentsavant.com.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Daniel Bacon, Author of Barbary Coast Trail Official Guide and Laurie McAndish King, co-creator of the SF Waterfront App. Monday, September 12, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com Who isn’t in love with the San Francisco Waterfront? We have two experts on hand to explain its most exciting points: Daniel Bacon, founder of the Barbary Coast Trail and author of Barbary Coast Trail Official Guide and Laurie McAndish King, co-creator of the SF Waterfront: Bridge to Ballpark App. The Barbary Coast Trail is a designated path that connects 20 historic sites—many of them along the S.F. Waterfront—and local history museums in San Francisco, California. The Barbary Coast Trail was founded by historian Daniel Bacon in collaboration with the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. The trail was inaugurated in May 1998 and originally marked with painted images. The first 150 bronze medallions to mark the trail were installed by 2000. The medallions were designed by Daniel Bacon and illustrator Jim Blair. Laurie McAndish King’s S.F. Waterfront App., great for anyone exploring the area, is available from Sutro Media and can be downloaded through iTunes. We can’t think of a more appropriate Ferry Plaza event. Visitors and locals will discover new things to enjoy!