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Events

  • 04/24/2014 - 6:30pm
       "The premise of this novel isn’t that a woman travels through time: it’s that ‘the impossible happens once to each of us’…What this wonderful novel teaches us is how magic works.” -- John Irving   From the critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Confessions of Max Tivoli comes The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, a rapturously romantic story of a...
  • 04/27/2014 - 1:00pm
       Celebrate Spring by leaping into your imagination and swimming around in your creativity together! Come join us for a creative writing workshop for moms and their daughters (or aunts and nieces, grandmothers and granddaughters...) Presented by "Take My Word For It!", an innovative creative writing program that's been enchanting kids and adults with the written word since 2005....
  • 05/01/2014 - 6:00pm
      Presented by Write Club SF and The Booksmith  Good theatre for bad literature? Marital aid for book nerds? A literary erotic fanfiction competition for the ages? Shipwreck is all of these things. Six Great Writers will destroy one Great Book, one Great Character at a time, in service of the transcendent and the profane (and also laughs). Marvel as beloved characters are plucked from...
  • 05/06/2014 - 6:30pm
       Join us for a conversation about the social and public health ramifications of unreported rape  A surgeon at Stanford and the California Pacific Medical Center, William Goodson specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. His book is in part inspired by his decades of caring for the health and well being of female patients and his concern about the effects of long-term trauma on a...
  • 05/13/2014 - 6:30pm
       "Kathryn Ma's first novel is electrified by the enraged tenderness of its alienated young protagonist. Part mystery, part odyssey, The Year She Left Us heralds the arrival of a fierce, subtle new American voice." –Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad  Kathryn Ma received tremendous critical praise for her story collection, which was also the recipient of the...