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BAY AREA AUTHOR EVENTS

April 26, 2015
Sunday Morning Storytime with Christopher Smith
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: April 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: Author Appearance - , “” Book Passage - 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Description: Sunday Morning Storytime with Christopher Smith at Book Passage, Corte Madera
Starting September 12!
Sundays • 11:00 am • Free
Summer is over and Christopher is back! Singer-songwriter Christopher Smith has been writing music and performing in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Smith writes well-crafted story songs that aim for the heart. Children of all ages—and adults—love him!

These events are free and take place at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, unless otherwise noted. For information or to reserve autographed books, call 415-927-0960 or go to http://www.bookpassage.com.
California Writers Club
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: April 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Description: California Writers Club at Book Passage, Corte Madera
4th Sunday each month • 2:00-4:00 pm • $5 members/$10 non-members per meeting
The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage, except July, August and December, on the 4th Sunday of the month, unless it’s a holiday. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meetings may feature a guest speaker, a workshop, or a panel discussion, along with networking, encouragement, and writing news. CWC, a 501c educational corporation, is the nation’s oldest professional club for writers ... “educating writers of all levels of expertise in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work.” All are welcome. Visit http://www.cwcmarinwriters.com.
Upcoming Meetings: Sun., June 26 • 2:00 pm • Topic: “Patience & Persistence: the Writer as Marathoner” • Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light.
Göran Rosenberg Reading
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends: April 26, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Location: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925, United States
Description: On August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival.

In A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz, Göran Rosenberg returns to his own childhood to tell the story of his father: walking at his side, holding his hand, trying to get close to him. It is also the story of the chasm between the world of the child, permeated by the optimism, progress, and collective oblivion of post-war Sweden, and the world of the father, darkened by the long shadows of the past.

Göran Rosenberg was born in Sweden in 1948 and is one of Sweden’s best known authors. In 1970 he left academia to work as a journalist for Swedish television, radio, and print. He is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed The Lost Land: A Personal History of Zionism and Messianism and The State of Israel.
David Brooks Book Signing
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: April 26, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Location: 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
Description: With the same intelligence, humor and storytelling ability that made The Social Animal a bestseller, David Brooks traces the history of a great moral tradition, how it has been carelessly thrown away, and how reevaluating our virtues can enrich us all. A riveting examination of morality in our time, The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life is Brooks’ most personal book yet.

Tickets cost $35 and include a signed copy of the book. Register at http://www.bookpassage.com/event/david-brooks-road-character.
April 27, 2015
OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: April 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: Bernal Heights Meeting Room, Bernal Heights, 500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, California
Description: Poetry Group, a WiseUp program.
Kid Lit Salon - Led by Lissa Rovetch, 4th Monday each Month, 7:00-9:00 pm, $120 per year
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: April 27, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Location: Book Passage - 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Description: Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Salon led by Lissa Rovetch.
4th Monday each month • 7:00-9:00 pm • $120 per year

The Bay Area is home to many children’s book writers and illustrators, and is an absolute hotbed of emerging talent. Book Passage is thrilled to host the Kid Lit Salon for both established and beginning children’s book writers and illustrators. Come socialize with like-minded, creative types in your field. Our evenings include a wildly diverse array of speakers, member updates, events, conferences, and insider tips. Writer and illustrator Lissa Rovetch is the illustrator of There Was a Man Who Loved a Rat and Other Vile Little Poems and author of Ook the Book and the Hot Dog and Bob book series.
April 29, 2015
History of Libraries in the United States
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: April 29, 2015 - 8:30 pm
Location: Merced, San Francisco Public Library, Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Description: Patricia Southard presents the story of U. S. libraries and the various influences that shaped them from the small private libraries of the pre-revolutionary era to the free public library of today. Topics will include the types of libraries in this country, the free public library movement, and the social, political, and cultural role librarians and libraries have played in our society.
April 30, 2015
Fixing This Old Book
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: April 30, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Location: Main, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area, San Francisco Public Library, Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Description: In celebration of the American Library Association's Preservation Week, the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center and the library's Preservation Department present Fixing This Old Book: Simple Repairs For Your Much-Loved Volumes. Loose pages, worn spines, dog ears? Learn some tips, tricks, and basic repairs for common problems on books old and new from our in-house experts. Watch a professional bookbinder evaluate a problem and demonstrate various simple treatments you can do at home. You are invited to bring a favorite book for an evaluation. Please note: We will not be able to repair your books for you at this event.
Author Greg Iles Book Tour
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: April 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle AVE Oakland, CA 94611
Description: No one can argue that issues such as abuse of power, racial inequality and the true meaning of justice have hit a fever pitch in America. #1 bestselling author Greg Iles explores these topical ideas with his critically acclaimed and bestselling epic trilogy that began with Natchez Burning and continues with THE BONE TREE.

Weaving together true historical facts with gripping fictional details, THE BONE TREE illuminates the conflicts and casualties that arise when the darkest truths come to light. THE BONE TREE coincides with the social conversation that is going on in America today and Greg Iles has a unique perspective to discuss these issues.

Greg Iles spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. While attending Ole Miss, Greg lived in the cabin where William Faulkner listened to stories told by "Mammy Callie," his beloved nanny, who had been born a slave. Iles wrote his first novel in 1993, Spandau Phoenix, the first of twelve New York Times bestsellers. In 2011, Greg sustained life-threatening injuries in a car accident on Highway 61 near Natchez. He remained in a medically-induced coma for eight days and ultimately lost part of his right leg. Doctors declared his survival miraculous and predicted a long recovery, yet early in his rehabilitation, Greg found comfort and motivation by re-entering the world of the character, the town, and the secrets that his fans loved most. The road into this trilogy proved to be the road back to life.