Books & Writers

Upcoming event

Chasing Water

Tue, Oct 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Brian Richter, Chief Water Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Author, Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability
Peter Gleick, President, Co-Founder, The Pacific Institute; Author, Bottled and Sold

Call it water whiplash. Climate change has contributed to droughts in Iraq and Syria, while at the same time caused flooding in countries like England, India and Australia. In the U.S., carbon pollution has amplified flooding in the Midwest and Atlantic coast, and exacerbated the drought here. Read more »

Upcoming event

Book Discussion: Mao II by Don DeLillo

Mon, Nov 3 2014 - 5:30pm

Don DeLillo presents a novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the arch-individualist and the mass mind. The novel centers on Bill Gray, a famous reclusive writer who abandons the novel he has been writing for many years and enters a world of political violence, Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Mao II is Don DeLillo's 10th novel. It won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1992.

Upcoming event

The Tech Boom: Good or Bad for San Francisco?

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Wed, Oct 15 2014 - 6:00pm

Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor
Art Agnos, Former Mayor, San Francisco
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle – Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA Read more »

Past event

Creating Climate Wealth

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Tue, Sep 16 2014 - 12:00pm

Brad Mattson, CEO, Siva Power; Author, The Solar Phoenix: How America Can Rise from the Ashes of Solyndra to World Leadership in Solar 2.0
Jigar Shah, Founder, SunEdison; Author, Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy
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John Dean: The Nixon Defense

Tue, Aug 12 2014 - 6:00pm

John Dean, Author, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law — Moderator Read more »

Upcoming event

An Evening with Jacques Pépin

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Thu, Oct 2 2014 - 6:00pm

Jacques Pépin, Chef; Author, Essential Pépin
Emily Luchetti, Chef - Moderator Read more »


Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up with My Grandfather

Herschel Cobb, Grandson of Ty Cobb; Author, Heart of a Tiger Read more »

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