April 2010

Self-Publishing, Part Two: The Nuts + Bolts of Making Books

Mon, Apr 12 2010 - 6:00pm

Self-Publishing – The Nuts and Bolts of Making Books

Lee Foster, Owner, Foster Travel Publishing; Author, The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco
Joel Friedlander, Proprietor, Marin Bookworks; Blogger, TheBookDesigner.com
V. Vale, Publisher, RE/Search Publications; Founder, Search and Destroy
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, September in Corrales – Moderator

Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Read more »

Amy Goodman

Sat, Apr 10 2010 - 5:30pm

Amy Goodman

Host, “Democracy Now!”; Author, Breaking the Sound Barrier and Standing Up to the Madness

Goodman has exposed human-rights violations in East Timor and Nigeria, has been arrested covering the Republican National Convention and was the first person to interview exiled Haitian President Aristide. Read more »

Kader Abdolah: Writer in Exile

Fri, Apr 9 2010 - 12:00pm

Writer in Exile

Kader Abdolah, Author; U.C. Berkeley Regents Professor in Dutch Studies
Professor Jeroen Dewulf, Queen Beatrix Chair of Dutch Studies at U.C. Berkeley – Moderator

Born and educated in Iran, Abdolah fled to Holland over 20 years ago in pursuit of literary and political freedom. He is a leading Dutch author and has been named as a potential Nobel Prize candidate. Read more »

Louann Brizendine - Author of "The Female Brain" and "The Male Brain"

Thu, Apr 8 2010 - 7:00pm

Why “Y” Matters

This program is sold out

Louann Brizendine, M.D.; Founder, Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic, UCSF; Author, The Female Brain and The Male Brain

For all those times you’ve wondered “Why?,” Brizendine has the answers. A neuropsychiatrist, Brizendine has studied why our brains lead us to act and react the way we do. Read more »

Gavin Newsom: San Francisco's Mayor in Conversation

Wed, Apr 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Gavin Newsom: San Francisco's Mayor in conversation with Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy

Get up close and personal with San Francisco’s mayor at what may be the most important moment in his political life so far. Newsom became a political celebrity and set the tone for his career when he granted marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004. Read more »

Face To Face : How To Work Any Room

Wed, Apr 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Face to Face: How to Work Any Room

This program is sold out

Susan RoAne, Author, Face to Face: How to Reclaim Personal Touch in a Digital World

Have you ever walked into an event and felt uncomfortable? You’re not alone, because 93 percent of adults feel the same way. Read more »

Nancy Pelosi: Just Added

Tue, Apr 6 2010 - 12:00pm

Nancy Pelosi - Just added!

Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club      

San Francisco’s Pelosi is in her second term as speaker of the House of Representatives, having made history in 2007 when she was elected first woman to serve in this capacity. Read more »

Doing Business in China: For Better or Worse

Tue, Apr 6 2010 - 6:30pm

Doing Business in China: For Better or Worse

Dan Harris, International Lawyer; Author, China Law Blog
David Gorodyansky, CEO and Co-founder, AnchorFree Inc. Read more »

Self-Publishing, Part One: Options, Directions and Resources

Tue, Apr 6 2010 - 6:00pm

Self-Publishing: Tutorials from the Trenches

Program 1 – Options, Directions and Resources

Lisa Alpine, Publisher, Good to Go Media; Co-author, Self-Publishing Boot Camp Workbook
Peter Beren, Literary Agent; Publishing Consultant; Author, The Writer’s Legal Companion
Carla King, Publisher, Good to Go Media;  Social Media Consultant; Author, Miss Adventuring Series
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communic Read more »

Extinction or Emigration: The Human Future in Space

Mon, Apr 5 2010 - 6:00pm

Extinction or Emigration: The Human Future in Space

George Elias, Author, Breakout into Space

Monday Night Philosophy explores whether homo sapiens can avoid extinction by expanding the biosphere to encompass the entire solar system.  Elias, who is currently working on New Genesis: A Modern Creation Story for Those Leaving Earth, advances reasons why we will become a space-faring species. Read more »