LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Poetry Night Monday, October 14th, 2013 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com We’re celebrating some of our LCW poets, including Marianne Betterly and her latest publication in Between the Fault Lines, which grew out of a group of eight poets living east of the San Francisco Bay who inhabit a land fraught with faults. Fortunately, Bay Area poets are not easily shaken by occasional tremblers. Living on the edge can, in fact, stimulate the creative process. Crisscrossing the hills to discover whether or not their poems communicated, these poets strengthened their individual voices and produced an amazing set of rich and diverse poems.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: The Whale Song Translation, by Howard Pines Saturday, October 12th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com The Whale Song Translation is a story about sound—sounds of language, sounds of songs, and the sounds that kill . . . When the Navy’s controversial sonar experiments begin to destroy Maui’s whales, an unlikely hero emerges. Inspired by his mentor’s paradigm-busting challenge to open a communications channel with other big-brained species, acoustics professor David Dmitri begins analyzing the songs of humpback whales. The quest to decode their mysterious language leads him to an astonishing revelation. With more proof, Dmitri realizes he could rally public opinion and stanch the bloodshed. But as his team prepares to launch a voyage of discovery in the Straits of Lahaina, others are determined to stop him—whatever the consequences. Come for drinks and snacks and a celebration of sound and story.
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Gary Kamiya, Co-Founder of Salon.com and Author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco Monday, October 7th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Prepare to be edified, amazed and entertained!! Whether you be interested in writing for or editing magazines, newspapers, online publications, or even starting your own publications, Gary Kamiya has done it all and is here to talk about it, along with his new critically acclaimed book about San Francisco, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco. Poetic, dramatic and informative …we guarantee, the writing (and Gary) will blow you away. Before co-founding Salon.com, Gary Kamiya was at the San Francisco Examiner for five years, where he worked with David