We’ll discuss Francine Prose’s widely praised primer for aspiring writers and dedicated readers alike who wish to increase their sensitivity to and appreciation of the writer’s craft. The book is laced with passages from authors as diverse as James Joyce, Philip Roth, Flannery O’Connor and John Le Carre, and is a must-read for book-discussion afficionados. Read more »
Shape Public Discussion: INFORUM’s Program Committee
Do you want to share your passion for politics and civic dialogue with the world? Think that you know who The Commonwealth Club should host and what burning issues we should address? Come to INFORUM’s Program Committee meeting and be a part of the team that shapes public debate and invigorates civic dialogue. We are artists, writers, scientists, financial analysts – all dedicated to putting together timely and compelling events. Read more »
Humanities Book Discussion: Justine, by Lawrence Durrell
Our topic this session is Alexandria, Egypt. We will discuss Justine, by Lawrence Durrell, the first book of his Alexandria Quartet. Set amid the corrupt glamour and intrigues of 1930s Alexandria, Durrell's novel gives a very vivid portrait of modern Alexandria. The discussion moderator will be Lynn Harris.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m.Read more »
Please join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Science & Technology Member-Led Forum relaunch efforts. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. If you would like to join our planning committee to brainstorm, organize, chair and/or volunteer for programs for the months ahead, you are invited to this meeting. Read more »
I Just Sit Down and Remember: The Artwork of Hilda Robinson
In conjunction with the Art of Living Black (TAOLB), an exhibition featuring the work of Hilda Robinson will be on display until March 5th. TAOLB is a yearly celebration of the artistic talent of the Bay Area African American community. Using the radiant colors of oil pastels, Robinson gives us a personal look at her urban neighborhood, and the vibrant life of her African American community. Read more »
As a member of the urban poor living in two world-class cities, George Orwell wrote Down and Out in Paris and London, a classic thinly fictionalized memoir prior to his rise to prominence as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm. Join the dialogue on this glimpse into the life of the downtrodden amongst aristocrats.
MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. program Cost: FREE Program Organizer: Howard Crane
Join us at Sloane for some intimate holiday cheers! at Inforum’s last Happy Hour of 2009! Grab a drink, mingle with other members, and find out how you can get involved. Come relax before the holiday rush sets in and help us toast another great year for INFORUM!
Enjoy $6 vodka drinks, $5 wines and $4 beer specials courtesy of Sloane and Svedk Vodka.
Location: Sloane Bar, 1525 Mission St. Time: 6-8 p.m. happy hour Cost: FREE (no-host bar). Read more »
Senior Fellow, Demos; Author, Searching for Whitopia
Benjamin has observed a migration phenomenon in which white people are choosing to leave their increasingly diverse neighborhoods for small towns known as “Whitopias.” Benjamin lived in three of the fastest growing Whitopian enclaves in Georgia, Idaho and Utah. He outlines the forces that have created these areas and discusses the psychological and cultural implications that could change the future of the country. Read more »