On Sunday, October 16th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Marianne Betterly. Marianne Betterly writes poetry about synchronicity, love and loss, wild animals, fairy tales, wanderings in Burma, Japan, Mexico, Nepal and the streets of San Francisco. Her poetry has been published widely in books and journals including The River of Earth and Sky, The Widows’ Handbook, Between the Fault Lines, Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down, The Legendary, New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan, Hot Flashes, Southern Sampler, Green Silk Journal, San Diego Poetry Annual 2014-15, Specter Magazine, and the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal. Marianne lives in a house in Kensington once owned by the great grand-nephew of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Marianne Betterly’s new book of poetry The Return of the Bees focuses on nature, love, loss, the streets of San
LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Marianne Betterly, Author of The Return of the Bees Monday, October 10th, 2016 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com Marianne Betterly’s new book of poetry The Return of the Bees focuses on nature, love, loss, the streets of San Francisco, fairy tales and the synchronicity of events. A believer in auguries, old and new, she loves to discover hidden meaning floating on a double latte, in a swarm of bees or in a murder of crows. “A wild ride, a rollercoaster, an invitation to engage—these poems are like jazz: sweet, sexy, sad, full of joy. They can color a planet, lift a spirit, carry us away …” —Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author of Namako, The Hand of Buddha, and Dead Love “The Return of the Bees, by Marianne Betterly, is a deeply moving book. The subject of these poems is journeys,
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Bill Zarchy, Author of Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil Saturday, October 8th, 2016 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Showdown at Shinagawa is more than a travel memoir. It is also a book about the film and video industry, a workaday account of doing business in a myriad of locations across the U.S. and around the world. Where many travel narratives detail searches for interesting encounters, environments, and experiences, Showdown at Shinagawa tells of going places with an agenda–a job to do, a crew to hire, a production to shoot. Unlike tourists visiting to see the sights or seek enlightenment, the author and his colleagues deal with the locals in substantive ways, and the results are often poignant,
Saturday October 8, 2016 1:45pm – 2:45pm In Her Shoes 1344 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94901 SF/Bay Area Lit lovers: Left Coast Writers will be part of the LITCRAWL in San Rafael on Saturday, at In Her Shoes on 4th Street. Please join LCW founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin, as moderator, and a great group of Left Coast Writers for Writing on the Edge. Tell your friends and come early! Readings from the best of Left Coast Writers: Writing on the Edge with Todd Crawshaw, Laurie McAndish King, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, MJ Pramik, and Jonathan Taylor. San Francisco’s literary legacy has always held a strong North Bay connection, dating back to the Beats, Jack London, and Mark Twain. Litquake San Rafael returns to the downtown 4th Street corridor of cafés, restaurants, and shops, featuring Bay Area writers in this day-long series of free readings and open-mic events. FREE Click here for the complete schedule.
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: David Kudler, Indie Publisher and Author of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale Monday, October 3rd, 2016 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com David Kudler is an expert provider of publishing services and a consultant to independent and self-publishers. An author himself, he lives just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife, actor/teacher/author Maura Vaughn, their author-to-be daughters, and their (apparently) non-literary cats. He is the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief for Stillpoint Digital Press. Since 1999, he has overseen the publications program of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, for which he has edited three posthumous volumes of Campbell’s previously unpublished work (Pathways to Bliss, Myths of Light and Sake & Satori) and managed
Left Coast Writers Poetry: Craig McLaughlin, Author of Passing on Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Sunday, October 2nd from 5pm-7:15pm Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in February is Craig McLaughlin. Craig McLaughlin is a journalist, essayist, and storyteller. He appears frequently at storytelling venues throughout the country, and
On Sunday, September 18th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Bill Zarchy. Bill Zarchy is a writer and teacher and recently retired director of photography in San Francisco. He has shot film and video projects in 30 countries and 40 states, including three former presidents for the Emmy-winning West Wing Documentary Special, the Grammy-winning Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em, feature films Conceiving Ada and Read You Like A Book, PBS science series Closer to Truth, musical performances as diverse as the Grateful Dead, Weird Al Yankovic, and Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and countless high-end projects for technology and medical companies. His tales from the road, personal essays, and technical articles have appeared in Travelers’ Tales and Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, theSan Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers, and American Cinematographer, Emmy, and other trade magazines. His stories have won eight silver and bronze certificates in the Annual Solas Awards for Travel Writing. Bill’s first book, Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil, chronicles his work and travels in the unpredictable, sometimes dark, often comical world of the film and video business.
LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: E. Ardell, Author of The Fourth Piece Monday, September 12th, 2016 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com Admitting what you are will end everything you know. Embracing who you are will start a war… Life is great when you’re good-looking and popular…so long as no one knows you’re a vulatto. Being half-alien gets you labeled “loser” quicker than being a full vader. So it’s a good thing Devon, Lyle, and Lawrence can easily pass for human—until the night of the party. Nothing kills a good time faster than three brothers sharing a psychic vision of a fourth brother who’s off-world and going to die unless they do something. But when your brother’s emergency happens off-planet, calling 9-1-1 really isn’t an option. In their attempt to save a brother they barely remember, Devon, Lyle and Lawrence expose themselves to mortal
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Charleston and the South: A Sampler of Stories, Poetry, Recipes & Art Saturday, September 10th, 2016 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com It’s another celebration of all things Southern! Please join the writers and artists of 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 delights at Book Passage in San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza. You don’t have to go there to be there, but if you want to be spirited away, you’ll be able to do that when you join the fun. So please drop by for a glass of wine, munchies, and a toast to what we all love most about the