« Tuesday June 17, 2014 »
Start: 6:00 pm
Looking for feedback on your kid's book manuscript? Bring your work-in-progress to Writeous Writing Group, a hands-on critique group moderated by professional children's book editor Julie Romeis Sanders. You will be amazed at how much you learn yourself by critiquing another writer's work. Pre-register and learn more at Julie Romeis Sanders fell in love with reading while hiding under the covers with a book and a flashlight. She rediscovered the wonders of children’s books in high school, while working at an independent book and toy store. By 2001, Julie found her dream job helping to launch the U.S. division of Bloomsbury Children’s Books. There she edited books for all ages and discovered authors such as Printz Honoree Rick Yancey and author of a Caldecott Honor, Aaron Reynolds. In 2007 she took a turn for the west coast and joined Chronicle Books to grow their fledgling fiction program, create fabulous gift products, and develop unforgettable picture books such as Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle. Julie has also spent many years guiding future editors at the Columbia Publishing Course and encouraging aspiring writers at SCBWI conferences around the world. Now, as a freelance editor, Julie continues to pursue her passion for working with authors, illustrators, agents, and publishers on various editorial and consulting projects. She is also delighted to have returned to her book-selling roots as a children’s specialist at independent bookseller Books Inc.
Start: 6:30 pm
The Marines' Memorial Club presents Ron Capps, author of Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years.For more information visit:
Start: 7:00 pm
Bestselling author of a New York Times "Top 10 Book" of 2009, Farm City, the captivating, hilarious, and knowledgeable Novella Carpenter shares Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild. A story of growing up and letting go, Novella's touching memoir crisscrosses the world from the States to Europe, and is a raw, funny, unsentimental examination of the dynamic between parent and child--and how that dynamic changes when a child becomes a parent.
Start: 7:00 pm
A regular commentator on NPR, with writing appearing in The New York Times and Story magazine--among others--Susan Jane Gilman shares, The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.  Dubbed "an outstanding fiction debut," by Publishers Weekly, this reimagined immigrant story is a rich historically-based work which masterfully showcases the trademark wit we've come to love in Susan's non-fiction works such as, Kiss My Tiara and Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress.Bring your sweet tooth! Preston's Candy & Ice Cream is kindly providing tasty samples in honor of this event.
Start: 7:00 pm
The Peninsula Parlour presents New York Times-bestselling author Ayelet Waldman discussing her spellbinding new novel--which is woven around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in the Second World War and features contraband masterpieces, tragic love, and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes--Love and Treasure. Ayelet will be in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. A portion of this evening's sales will benefit Abilities United.
Start: 7:00 pm
The FOREIGN INTRIGUE BOOK CLUB will discuss A Crack in the Wall by Claudia Piñiero.
Start: 7:30 pm
Current Editor of BARtab SF and Assistant Arts Editor for the Bay Area Reporter, journalist, photographer, and author Jim Provenzano shares his much anticipated follow-up to the Lambda Literary Award-winner Everytime I Think of You, Message of Love. Called "Instantly compelling and richly textured" by Felice Picano, Jim's latest work is a vivid story which beautifully, and honestly, captures romance and love in the early 1980s as a spreading crisis approaches.  
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