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« Wednesday July 09, 2014 »
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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 http://www.booksinc.net/childrens_book_writing_group 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: 7:00 pm
Merola Prelude: An Opera TalkJoin Jean Kellog, Merola Executive Director, as she talks about Merola's first summer opera, A Streetcar Named Desire, with the production's music director, Mark Morash, and director Jose Maria Condemi. Guests are subject to change.Admission is free Click here for more information about Merola Opera
Start: 7:00 pm
The Peninsula Parlour presents accomplished playwright and award-winning essayist--with pieces heard on NPR and featured in the Los Angeles Times, among others--Karen Rizzo discussing Famous Baby; a wise and hilarious novel which reflects on mother love, identity, and the hazards of parental over-sharing in this cyber-obsessed age. Karen will be in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. A portion of this evening's sales will benefit Abitlites United. Click here to watch the book trailer for Famous Baby!
Start: 7:00 pm
ALAMEDA'S YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB (ages 13+) will discuss Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.Begining with their July meeting, Alameda's Young Adult Book Club will now be meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Start: 7:00 pm
A top five finalist on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5, former MTV News correspondent, and current New York-based restaurateur and Vice President of Equity Derivatives sales at Citigroup, renaissance woman extraordinaire Kim Stolz shares her incisive, hilarious, and brutally honest memoir about life online and how our obsessive connectivity is making us more disconnected, Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I'll Never Do.
Start: 7:00 pm
The SF LGBT BOOK CLUB will discuss Man About Town by Mark Merlis.
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