Ring in the New Year with a new calendar that is sure to keep you up-to-date and in-step with the rhythm of life! Books Inc. in Alameda proudly presents a celebration of the Accordion Babes 2015 Pin-Up Calendar (which comes with a CD) with a live performance featuring singer Tara Linda accompanied by various members of the performance group the Accordion Babes.
The fourth and final installment in Alameda's Local Author Month celebrations brings thrills and chills from Tim Jollymore sharing his heartrending, mystical debut novel Listener in the Snow; and Jay B. Gaskill sharing his shrewd eco-political thriller Gabriel's Last Stand.
A former online columnist for Crawdaddy!–the first U.S. magazine to cover rock music in the 1960s through a social and political lens--Denise Sullivan discusses her latest exploration in music, Shaman's Blues: The Art and Influences Behind Jim Morrison & The Doors. A fascinating exploration of The Doors' musical influences, namely the Blues, Denise’s examination offers new connections to the often-told story of the tidal wave that carried Morrison from Gulf Coast Florida to California gold.
The third installment in Alameda's Local Author Month celebrations honors the recipient of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize for the Asian Region, Nayomi Munaweera and her debut novel Island of a Thousand Mirrors--an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds.
Alameda continues its Local Author Month celebrations with Emmy award–winning television writer / producer, and the 2014 Winner of the Lee & Low Books Annual New Voices Award Jane Bahk sharing her heartwarming and whimsical picture book, which is a celebration of friendship and the power of imagination, Juna's Jar.
Founder and President of the Film Noir Foundation and renowned expert of all things noir, Eddie Muller shares Gun Crazy: The Origin of American Outlaw Cinema. A stunning history of the classic 1950s film of the same name, Muller's latest explores the films fascinating origins as a short story in the Saturday Evening Post through its tempestuous production and celebrates its place as one of the most influential cult films of all time.
Kick-off Alameda's Author Month celebrations with Donna Marie Ferro, author of Italy, the Embracing Circle-a delightful memoir which features travel tips and authentic Italian recipes; and Tony Brasunas, author of Double Happiness: One Man's Tale of Love, Loss, and Wonder on the Long Roads of China.
Alameda Island Poets & Writers proudly presents members of the Alameda High School Inkwell Society Ben Freck and Mark Day sharing works from the retrospective poetry collection, Vocal Storms. This evening will be moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz.