LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Running Wild and Living Wild by Elaine Miller Bond Saturday, March 11th, 2017 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com This month we have a launch for two different books by Elaine Miller Bond, Running Wild and Living Wild. Elaine Miller Bond began her career as senior science writer for the University of California Natural Reserve System and went on to write and photograph independently. Her photos have appeared on Discovery Channel Canada, and her publishing credits include Science, NPR, BBC Earth News, The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, Journal of Mammalogy, Berkeleyside, and other scientific and popular outlets. She wrote and photographed three children’s board books, Running Wild, Living Wild, and Wild Colors — forthcoming from Heyday Books. She is the photographer for The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among the Red Rocks by
Left Coast Writers Poetry: Kunal Mukherjee, Author of My Magical Palace Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Sunday, February 7th 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 Elaine Bond. When Elaine Miller Bond was 8 years old, her teacher secretly sent a poem she wrote to the Oakland Tribune. This little ode to Berkeley’s holiday lights was Elaine’s first publication. Since that time, Elaine has worked as a University of California science writer, photographed prairie dogs for a popular science book, seen her photos on tv and in print (Discovery Channel, Science, NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, Berkeleyside), and written/photographed books for kids (forthcoming from Heyday Books). She has also written poems, her impressions of life events. Some are light; others are deep. All reflect a degree of wonder, as seen through the eyes wildlife photographer, and of an 8-year-old, looking at holidays lights. About Kawika’s Deli: David Nottage and his wife Joanne Pappas Nottage bought this San Francisco business a year and a half ago and transformed a
On Sunday, May 17th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writer® Elaine Bond, author of Affimals: Affirmations + Animals and photographer for The Utah Prairie Dog: Life among the Red Rocks. Elaine Miller Bond is the photographer of the book, The Utah Prairie Dog: Life among the Red Rocks (University of Utah Press), featuring over 150 images of rare prairie dogs in their natural habitat. Her nature and wildlife photographs have appeared on the Discovery Channel Canada and in Science,
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Elaine Bond, Photographer for The Utah Prairie Dog: Life among the Red Rocks Saturday, May 9th, 2015 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Lovers of nature and its denizens will enjoy themselves when Elaine Miller Bond, photographer, shares her work in The Utah Prairie Dog: Life among the Red Rocks (University of Utah Press), featuring over 150 images of rare prairie dogs in their natural habitat. Her nature and wildlife photographs have appeared on the Discovery Channel Canada and in Science, NPR, BBC Earth News, The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, Squirrels of the World (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology, 4th ed (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and other popular and scientific media. Bond is also the author/illustrator of AFFIMALS: AFFIRMATIONS + ANIMALS (LIT Verlag, 2009) and
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Dream Affimals, Affirmations + Animals, Inspiration to Fulfill Your Wildest Dreams by Elaine Bond Saturday, January 11th, 2014 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com What if a puma could spring from the grass and motivate you to ”Get more pounce to the ounce?” Or what if an electric eel could somehow zap you with the mindset to ”Be positive”? Such is the concept behind Dream Affimals–that animals can uplift your spirits, simply by doing what comes naturally. Forty animals share their wisdom in this book, from the snow leopard to the honeybee to the frillfin goby (a small jumping fish). And their affirmations come alive through beautiful illustrations and heartening, well-researched tales of the wild, like the loggerhead sea turtle, which hatches in a cramped pit dug into a Florida beach, then scampers by moonlight into the surf. The sea brings possibilities and the hope of reaching deep water, the Atlantic’s hiding place for tiny reptiles starting life with a journey covering thousands of miles. Intrepid little turtles and all the animals in this book make us feel good about our wildest dreams, as reachable, perhaps, as the nearest ocean. ”Animals can teach us so much, whether they are caring for their young, exhibiting altruism, communicating with each other, or just surviving. Elaine Miller Bond’s Dream Affimals is an inspiration and a lesson–from all creatures great and small to all readers young and old.” —Michael Markarian, Chief Program and Policy Officer of The Humane Society of the United States
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Elaine Miller Bond, Author of Affimals: Affirmations + Animals Monday, June 13, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com At last! We cordially invite you to the long awaited U.S. book launch party for Elaine Miller Bond’s Affimals: Affirmations + Animanls. Affimals is an uplifting journey into the kind of happiness we can all have in our lives, with affirmations like WILD HORSE: Unbridle your passion, and FIREFLY: Spark imagination. With every turn of the page, the reader is greeted by another beautiful illustration, along with a story based on both positivity and the latest developments from the scientific community. The book brings joy to all members of the family and serves as tool for connecting with the natural world. It’s part-inspiration, part-environmental education, all-heart. “Animals can teach us so much, whether they are caring for their young, exhibiting altruism, communicating with each other, or just surviving. Elaine Miller Bond’s Affimals is an inspiration and a lesson — from all creatures great and small to all readers young and old.”— Michael Markarian, Exec. vice president, The Humane Society of the United States “A delightful book! With vivid descriptions, whimsical tales, and stunning artwork, Elaine Miller Bond has created a wondrous and inspiring book for children of every age. Let all, like her bluebird, “rise up singing”! — T.A. Barron, Author of The Great Tree of Avalon, Merlin, and Merlin’s Dragon Elaine Miller Bond grew up in the Berkeley Hills, wandering the creeks for newts and falling asleep to the spring choruses of tree frogs. She immersed herself in the environment for her graduate degree abroad at Cambridge University, having, at UC Berkeley, combined her love for the Earth (Geography) with her mind for the written word (English). Her career began as a science writer with the University of California Natural Reserve System, where she also developed outdoor programs that served to educate underserved high school students. Her writing and photography have appeared on the Discovery Channel and in BBC Earth News, The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, and other popular and scientific media. Her field-based photographs of rare Utah prairie dogs have been used for education by Lucasfilm and leading universities, and will be published in three upcoming books, including the new edition of the popular textbook, An Introduction to Behavioral Ecology, by N. B. Davies, J. R. Krebs, and S. West. Bond’s own book — which she wrote and illustrated — is entitled, Affimals: Affirmations + Animals. It’s part-inspiration, part-environmental education, all-heart. She and her boisterous cat Cyrano currently make their home on the hooting, gobbling edge of her favorite childhood park — with scorpions — in Orinda.