Books & Writers

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Chef Joanne Weir in Conversation with Chef Gary Danko

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Thu, Dec 3 2015 - 6:30pm

Joanne Weir, Chef and Owner, Copita Tequileria y Comida; Host, "Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence"; James Beard Award Winner for Best Cookbook, 2005; Author, Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food
In conversation with Gary Danko, Chef and Principal, Restaurant Gary Danko; James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef-California, 1995 and Best New Restaurant, 2000

This program is sponsored by Wells Fargo and is part of the Good Lit Series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Andrea Ponsi: San Francisco Through the Eyes of an Italian Architect

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Mon, Nov 23 2015 - 6:30pm

Andrea Ponsi, Architect; Author, San Francisco: A Map Of Perceptions 
John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle—Moderator Read more »

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Garry Kasparov: Former World Chess Champion and Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation

Garry Kasparov: Former World Chess Champion and Chairman of the Human Rights Fou
Mon, Nov 16 2015 - 6:30pm

Garry Kasparov, Chairman, Human Rights Foundation; Former World Chess Champion; Author, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped; Twitter:  
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »

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Book Discussion: The Money Changers, by Upton Sinclair

Mon, Nov 2 2015 - 5:30pm

Sinclair’s novel about the 1907 stock panic explores the inner workings of Wall Street at the time. In the novel, a prosperous New York lawyer, Montague, tries to help an old friend from Mississippi, who’s just moved to the city, sell a block of stock. Lucy, whose beauty makes men's hearts skip a beat, is eager to move forward and establish herself in the right social circles. But with that one transaction, they unwittingly became tangled in a web of unscrupulous power brokers who’ve concocted a daring scheme to manipulate the stock market for personal gain. Read more »

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Who Runs the World? Women with Power and Purpose

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Thu, Oct 29 2015 - 6:30pm

Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Kim Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Point Global; Chair and Co-founder, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice
Andrea Jung, President and CEO, Grameen; Former CEO, Avon Products, Inc. Read more »

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Diana Nyad: Never Give Up

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Wed, Oct 28 2015 - 12:00pm

Diana Nyad, Long Distance Swimmer; Author, Find a Way; Twitter
Alison van Diggelen, Host, “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC – Moderator

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Dante’s Divine Comedy (Book 3)

Mon, Oct 26 2015 - 5:00pm

Join us to discuss paradise within Dante’s Divine Comedy with discussion leader Lynn Harris. The Clive James’s translation will be used, which took decades to finish and renders the entire epic as a coherent and compulsively readable lyric poem. The translation reproduces the same wonderful momentum of the original Italian, propelling the reader along the pilgrim’s path, from hell to heaven, from despair to revelation.

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The Food Lab: Cooking with Science

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Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:30pm

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Managing Culinary Director, Serious Eats; Author, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science 
In conversation with Joanna Pearlstein, Deputy Managing Editor, Wired

Food Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Adam Johnson: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

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Mon, Oct 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Adam Johnson, Associate Professor, Stanford University; Author, The Orphan Master’s Son and Fortune Smiles 
Kathryn Ma, Author, The Year She Left Us and All That Work and Still No Boys; Jury Member, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards — Moderator

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Anne Marie Slaughter

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 6:30pm

Women Can’t Have It All: Women Men Work Family

Anne Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America
In conversation with Clara Jeffrey, Co-Editor, Mother Jones Magazine Read more »

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