On Sunday, January 21st from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Matthew Felix. Matthew Felix’s Amazon.com best-selling collection of short stories, With Open Arms: Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco, was born of his love of travel. The stories recount some of Matthew’s humorous and harrowing experiences on the road, and garnered him a comparison to Bill Bryson. Matthew’s debut novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, draws on his nearly lifelong relationship with Spain and his interest in spirituality. An Amazon Canada bestseller in four categories, A Voice Beyond Reason is the story of how a young Spaniard’s awakening to his intuition gets him out of his head, so he can follow his heart. One reviewer “was reminded of Coelho’s Alchemist…”, while another remarked that it was “beautifully written, full of important truths.” When not working on writing projects or on the road, Matthew is likely to be found exploring the streets of San Francisco or hiking the trails of Northern California.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Jay Humphrey, Author of The Day You Love Me Saturday, January 13th, 2018 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Sensuous, subtle, and thought-provoking, The Day You Love Me explores the common beginnings of the universal love story—and some uncommon endings. In The Day You Love Me, you’ll travel to six places around the globe and experience six encounters, each fueled by hope and desire, each clouded by uncertainty. Whether in a Japanese village near Mt. Fuji, a small northern California town, an L.A. high school cafeteria, an art gallery in Tahiti, a bar in southern Spain, or in a Paris cafe, the meetings seem similar. The consequences are wildly different.
LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Redemption: How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life by Barbara McVeigh Monday, January 8th, 2018 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com “My father is a federal criminal, my father is my hero,” Barbara McVeigh writes in her memoir Redemption, How Ronald Reagan Nearly Ruined My Life. Reagan fired her father for a union strike in 1981 leading him and 11,500 other families into years of strife. She lost her dream to be an oceanographer and her guitar lessons as her family struggled emotionally and financially. She blamed her father for not placing family first. Years later she takes up sailing, her late great uncle’s passion, who had been her best friend. Then bitter truths emerge about the ocean’s health and her fourteen year marriage. Against all odds, Barbara takes the helm of her life and makes a passionate project reclaiming her childhood dreams resulting in two first time films that go international with the most important oceanographer and Brazilian guitarist of our time. Then she confronts the dark shadows of Reagan’s energy and environmental policies revealing horrific truths about America’s “Hero of the Republican Party. Her father is not the federal criminal. Her father is her hero. Barbara has a new dream now and the spirits are guiding her, as they had been all along.
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: New Year’s Celebration with Matthew Felix, Author of A Voice Beyond Reason Tuesday, January 2nd, 2017 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Join us on Tuesday January 2nd at 7:00pm at Book Passage Corte Madera for the annual LCW Literary Salon New Year’s Celebration featuring Writer/Performer Matthew Felix. Please Note: Book Passage will be closed on Monday January 1st, 2018. Our Salon will be on Tuesday night! We’ll be in a party frame of mind, serving wine, great writing and writing information, and a peek at what’s up for 2018. Looking forward to seeing you there, Tuesday Eve.