LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Undercover Love: Lust, Literature, and Lingerie Monday, February 10th, 2014 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com Join us again and bring your loved ones for more fun with wine, chocolate, readings, discussion and a look—up close and personal—at gorgeous undercover fashion from Blackbird Underpinnings on Monday, February 10th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Book Passage at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza. Editors Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Laurie McAndish King and various Hot Flashes: sexy little stories and poems contributors and other Left Coast Writers® will share their work and celebrate Undercover Love: Lust, Literature, and Lingerie.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Left Coast Writers on Romance that is out of this world! Monday, February 13th, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com Did you miss our Lovefest? Don’t worry; you can still come out and celebrate the Big Day with Left Coast Writers©! On Monday at Book Passage in the Ferry Plaza some of our members will share stories about love, sex and romance that is quite literally out of this world. The readers will be Debbie Goelz,
LEFT COAST WRITERS PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT: Party for the day of the heart, with a few heart-felt readings as well! Saturday, February 11th|| 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com Join us for the ultimate pre-Valentine’s Day party. Hot Flashes editors Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Laurie McAndish King and a host of past contributors (Claire Savage, Kunal Mukherjee, Saul Isler, Marianne Betterly, and more) will serve up wine, chocolate, romance-inducing gifts and some super-sultry works of literature just in time for the special day. Single or paired or in a big group, we want you to come and enjoy the love-ly vibe! About Hot Flashes: We confess, we’re on a mission. We think that the pleasures of being human and “in the flesh” get short shrift in our daily lives. Too often, in our culture, a natural captivation with the senses and their allure is suppressed, closeted, twisted, and this isn’t healthy at all. So, we want to present an unadulterated and avidly expressed lust for the sensual and all its permutations. This collection isn’t about anger and rebellion. It’s about love-about a good old erotic hankering for everything hot and steamy, warm and juicy, tasty, fragrant, visually exciting and vibration-filled. It’s about quickies: flash fiction, non-fiction and poetry guaranteed to raise a reader’s temperature in a way that is positively hormonal. These sexy short stories and poems demonstrate how simple it is to find pleasure almost anywhere when we are willing to slow down and attend to our feelings, our memories, and our senses. Linda Watanabe McFerrin has been traveling since she was two and writing about it since she was six. She is a contributor to numerous literary journals, newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and online publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Modern Bride, San Francisco Bride, Bay Nature, various Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and Salon.com. A popular speaker and panelist and an award-winning writer, she has authored two poetry collections, a novel and a short story collection, and has edited four books, including a northern California guidebook and a travel anthology. Linda has served as an NEA panelist and past judge for the San Francisco Literary Awards, the Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence and the Kiriyama Prize, and is founder and President of Left Coast Writers®, LLC. Laurie McAndish King is a travel writer whose essays have been published in anthologies such as 30 Days in Italy, The Thong Also Rises, and the award-winning The Kindness of Strangers. Her work has also been published in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and aired on KUSF radio. Laurie’s adventurous spirit has led her to chase lemurs through the mountains of Madagascar, study medicinal plants in the jungles of Brazil, track lions on foot-without a gun-in Botswana, study with an urban shaman in San Francisco, and trap and band raptors in the Marin Headlands. Laurie earned her master’s degree in Internet-based education and publishes an online newsletter for travel writers. She is an officer and board member of Bay Area Travel Writers, and indulges her passions for travel and natural history as often as she possibly can.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Patricia Ljutic Monday, February 14, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com Treat yourself, a friend or partner to a playful stop on Valentine’s Day. You’re invited to join Patricia Ljutic for a reading about love and lovers. Come for free wine and chocolate compliments of Left Coast Writers, love poems by a surprise guest, a story of long-term-love, and a reading from a sensual fantasy. There will also be a raffle and you could WIN THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT for your loved one. Patricia Ljutic reads Love Check published in Colleen Sell’s A Cup of Comfort for Couples: Stories That Celebrate What It Means to Be in Love ($11.95). This book is a collection of true stories that share the laughter, tears, hugs, and kisses of fifty wonderful couples. Patricia Ljutic’s work has appeared in regional and national publications including My Mom Is My Hero, A Cup of Comfort for Couples and Chicken Soup of the Soul: Family Matters. She received her MA in Nursing Administration from the University of California at San Francisco and works as a nurse manager and writer. Patricia lives with Kirby, her husband of nearly thirty years, and their creative family in a home filled with paper, paints and the makings of several great works of art still in progress. You can make this the start of a Valentine’s Day to remember, and follow the reading with dinner. Make a reservation at a nearby San Francisco restaurant (below). Restaurant Suggestions: Taqueria Zorro 308 Columbus Ave (415) 392-9677 Boulevard 1 Mission St (415) 543-6084 La Mar Cebicheria Peruana Pier 1 ½ (415) 397-8880 The Slanted Door 1 Ferry Bldg (415) 861-8032 RN74 301 Mission St (415) 543-7474 Town Hall 342 Howard St (415) 908-3900 One Market 1 Market Plaza (415) 777-5577 Prospect 300 Spear St (415) 247-7770 Ozumo 161 Steuart St (415) 882-1333 Yank Sing 101 Spear St (415) 957-9300