Books & Writers

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San Francisco's Jewel City

Laura Ackley at The Commonwealth Club of California
Tue, Jul 14 2015 - 6:00pm

Laura Ackley, Architectural Historian; Author, San Francisco's Jewel City Read more »

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Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

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Mon, Jul 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University; Author, Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve Read more »

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Chuck Palahniuk and Lidia Yuknavitch: A Night of Mayhem

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Thu, Jul 9 2015 - 6:30pm
Chuck Palahniuk, Author, Fight Club
Lidia Yuknavitch, Author, The Small Backs of Children
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Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley: Entrepreneurship that Can Change the World

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Wed, Jul 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Jessica Jackley, Co-founder, Kiva; Author, Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least
Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - Moderator

This program is underwritten by Bank of the West. Read more »

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Book Discussion: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Mon, Jul 6 2015 - 5:30pm

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of the locks. When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast. Read more »

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Michael Oren: Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States

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Tue, Jun 30 2015 - 7:00pm

Michael Oren, Former Israeli Ambassador, United States; Author, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide; Twitter: @DrMichaelOren

Co-presented by The Oshman Family JCC Read more »

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Peter Coyote: On Zen, Politics and an Amazing Life

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Tue, Jun 23 2015 - 6:30pm

Peter Coyote, Actor; Activist; Author, The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education
In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Executive Chairman of the Board, Center For Investigative Reporting

Part of The Club’s Good Lit Series, Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »

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Haiku Across Borders: From Japan to the United States . . . and Back Again? Perspectives of an American Haiku Poet

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Mon, Jun 22 2015 - 6:00pm

Abigail Friedman, Haiku Poet; Author, The Haiku Apprentice: Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan; Former U.S. Diplomat

In association with the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. Promotional support by the Japan Society of Northern California. Part of the Good Lit series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Larry Gerston: Reviving Citizen Engagement

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Thu, Jun 18 2015 - 6:30pm

Larry Gerston, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, San Jose State University; Author, Reviving Citizen Engagement: Policies to Renew National Community

Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio Political Reporter – Moderator Read more »

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A Spirited Evening with Adam Rogers

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Thu, Jun 11 2015 - 6:30pm

Adam Rogers, Articles Editor, Wired; Author, Proof: The Science of Booze

A special thanks to our reception sponsors St. George Spirits, Big Dog Vineyards, Hermitage Brewing Company and Red Branch Cider Company.

In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope. Read more »

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