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Late April Events

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Wednesday, April 21
Blake Charlton – Spellwright
Clayton Books – Clayton

Thursday, April 22
Paul Davies – The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence
Kepler’s – Menlo Park

Thursday, April 22 – 7:00PM
Yann Martel – Beatrice & Virgil
Book Passage – Corte Madera

Saturday, April 24 – 9:00Am- 1:00PM
WORKSHOP – How To Find the Right Agent for Your Book With author Meg Waite Clayton
Cost: $45 / Class Size: Limited to 25 people
To Register: call Capitola Book Café at 831.462.4415 or visit the store. Prepayment required.

Monday, April 26
Ellen Klages – The Green Glass Sea, Portable Childhoods, White Sands Red Menace
Come laugh and play with writer-entertainer Ellen Klages!
Remember when writing was fun? If you’re stuck, out of ideas, or if your Editor/Critic keeps shutting down your muse, come join the amazing Ellen Klages for the most productive fun you’ve had in ages! We’ll improvise, play with our imaginations, and rediscover our creativity. We’ll explore characters, settings, plot twists, and dialogue, all using simple theater games. What bubbles up will be the basis for great take-home writing exercises. Come prepared to laugh. AND there’s plenty of room for anyone who just wants to sit and laugh and learn by watching and not even peeping a single word!
Ellen Klages is a writer and entertainer. Her first novel, The Green Glass Sea, won the 2007 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and was a BookSense #1 pick.  Learn more about this wonderful writer at www.ellenklages.com.

Kid Lit Salon
Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Salon
Led by Lissa Rovetch
4th Monday each month 7:000-9:00 pm $120 per year
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.
Book Passage – Corte Madera

Monday, April 26 – 7:00PM
Omnidawn Publishing (Paraspheres anthology) brings us an exciting evening of poetry with George Albon, Robin Caton, Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley, Lyn Hejinian, Paul Hoover, Bill Mayer, Craig Santos Perez, Bin Ramke and Aaron Shurinas. Join us in our celebration of National Poetry Month.
Pegasus Books – Berkeley

Tuesday, April 27 – 12:30PM
Luncheon with author Isabel Allende – The Island Beneath the Sea
$55 – includes luncheon with the author and a copy of the book
Book Passage – Corte Madera

Tuesday, April 27 – 1:00PM
Ridley Pearson – Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow
Book Passage – Corte Madera

Tuesday, April 27 – 5:30PM
Megan Whalen Turner – join her for a great book club style discussion of her books The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia and the brand new A Conspiracy of Kings.
If you know you are coming, please write to Megan@keplers.com
Kepler’s – Menlo Park

Tuesday, April 27 – 7:30PM
Daniel Handler, Tom Barbash, Nick McDonell – McSweeney’s Release Party for Issue 34
Books, Inc. – Marina

Wednesday, April 28 – noon
Isabel Allende – Island Beneath the Sea
Rakestraw Books – Danville

Wednesday, April 28 – 7:00PM
Isabel Allende – Island Beneath The Sea
Books, Inc. – Mountain View

Wednesday, April 28 – 7:00PM
The Allure of Hayao Miyazaki
A slide lecture with authors Frederik L. Schodt and Beth Cary
If you have been thrilled by the images and touched by the heartwarming stories of Hayao Miyazaki’s animations, you may count yourself among the vast numbers of fans of this revered filmmaker. One of the greatest animators of all time, his legions of fans include the viewing audience as well as those working in the field of manga and anime, both in Japan and around the world. He is also a prolific writer and speaker whose volume of writings has been translated into English as Starting Point: 1979-1996, published by Viz Media. In an illustrated talk, Beth Cary and Frederik Schodt, the translators of this work, will explore the reasons for the appeal of Miyazaki and his films, in both Japan and the United States.
$5 suggested donation
Cartoon Art Museum – San Francisco

Wednesday, April 28 – 7:00PM
Ridley Pearson – Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadows
Books Inc. – Berkeley

Wednesday, April 28 – 8:00PM
Sarah Vowell & Daniel Handler
City Arts and Lectures, San Francisco
Tickets available here

Wednesday, April 28 – 7:00PM
Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
Sponsored by Book Passage

Thursday, April 29 – 6:00PM
Ridley Pearson – Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow
Kepler’s – Menlo Park

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