The Paris Wanderland Writers are going to be reading from Wandering in Paris: Luminaries and Love in the City of Light at the Alliance Francaise in December! Join us for delicious bites and delightful tales. The reading will take place on December 12th, from 6:00-8:00at the Alliance Francaise at 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. The Alliance Française de San Francisco is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone culture, to increase the knowledge of the French language, and to encourage interaction among French, Francophone and American people through programs in education and the arts. about the book: “At last I have come into a dreamland …” famed Abolitionist and American author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, once said of Paris. There is, indeed, a dreamlike quality to Paris. A crossroads of time, culture and personality, it seems a place where the layers that separate us from our imaginings become permeable. The glamour of the past and the promise of the future, merge in the present
On Saturday, November 2nd the writers from A Southern Sampler are going to be reading from the anthology from 10am-12pm at Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. Join the Southern Sampler Artists Colony as they evoke the dreamy, sometimes steamy world of Charleston and beyond in an exciting sampler of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction and other treats in this celebration of all things Southern.
Ferry Plaza Book Party: The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK
LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK by Mark Shaw Monday, November 11th, 2013 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com Focusing for the first time on why attorney general Robert F. Kennedy wasn’t killed in 1963 instead of on why President John F. Kennedy was, Mark Shaw offers a stunning and provocative assassination theory in his latest book The Poison Patriarch that leads directly to the family patriarch, Joseph P. Kennedy. Mining fresh information and more than forty new interviews, Shaw weaves a spellbinding narrative involving Mafia don Carlos Marcello; Jack Ruby (Lee Harvey Oswald’s killer); Ruby’s attorney, Melvin Belli; and, ultimately, the Kennedy brothers and their father. Shaw addresses these tantalizing questions: Why, shortly after his brother’s death, did a grief-stricken RFK tell a colleague, “I thought they would get one of us . . . I thought it would be me”? Why was Belli, an attorney with almost no defense experience (but proven ties to the Mafia), chosen as Jack Ruby’s attorney? How does Belli’s Mafia connection call into question his legal strategy, which ultimately led to the Ruby’s first-degree murder conviction and death sentence? What was Joseph Kennedy’s relationship to organized crime? And how was his insistence that JFK appoint RFK as attorney general tantamount to signing the president’s death warrant?
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Bolinas Bongo by Nicola Trwst Saturday, November 9th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com The second book in Nicola Trwst’s Briana Kaleigh mystery series, Bolinas Bongo is set in our own Bay Area. Reporter Briana Kaleigh finds the body of a man while investigating a series of shark attacks. However this man was not done in by a shark, but by a serial killer on the loose in … Marin County! Briana sees the opportunity for a good story and tries to investigate, only to be blocked by local detective, Dusty Arkansas, with whom she has previously worked. Unfortunately, before long Dusty himself gets captured by the deranged killer, leaving Briana to find the detective before he ends up with the same grisly fate as the rest of the victims.
Left Coast Writer® Diane LeBow will read at the first anniversary celebration of Weekday Wanderlust on October 23rd. This lively monthly reading series featuring Bay Area travel writers is hosted by Don George, Kimberly Lovato and Lavinia Spalding. The group meets at the Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., San Francisco. Drinks are at 6 p.m., readings at 7 p.m.
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Bill Petrocelli, Author of The Circle of Thirteen and Co-Owner of Book Passage Monday, November 4th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com This month’s speaker will be none other than our favorite bookseller—Book Passage co-owner and debut novelist, Bill Petrocelli. We have Bill and Elaine Petrocelli to thank for a welcoming venue and a keen dedication to books and the people who write them, especially the writers in our community. Bill’s new novel, The Circle of Thirteen, is set in a future in which a misogynistic terrorist organization called Patria carries out relentless and vicious attacks on women. Standing between Patria and its nefarious agenda is an organization called the Women of Peace, led by thirteen women who strive for
Charleston, South Carolina. April 7-14, 2014. Sample a new way of Being rooted in Gullah Geechee traditions set to African rhythms and slow Jazz beats. Meander down Creative Lane, bewitch the spirits, and open your heart to magic. Linda Watanabe McFerrin, award-winning author, and Ty Collins, playwright and educator, will be our musing guides. JACK’S HAT, a movable ritual “play” written and directed by Ty Collins, will be our performing stage. One-on-one direction on your literary and creative projects Professional guidance in literary presentation and performance Soul nourishing Lowcountry cuisine prepared by local chefs Creative interaction with the Charleston music and arts community Daily prompts designed to foster life-enhancing experiences Online publication of your stories, poems and photos inspired by the South