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Refuge and Recognition: Artemisia Gentileschi in Florence, 1613-1620

Wed, Apr 28 2010 - 6:00pm

Refuge and Recognition: Artemisia Gentileschi in Florence, 1613-1620

Andrea Husby, Ph.D., Art Historian

In 1971, art historian Linda Nochlin asked the question, “Why have there been no great women artists?” Among the dozens of women artists who have since been rediscovered in response, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652), whose personal life was as dramatic as her Baroque-period paintings, enjoyed a reputation on par with many of her male contemporaries. Read more »

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Tax Policies To Die For

Mon, Apr 26 2010 - 6:00pm

Tax Policies to Die For

George Hammond, Attorney; Author, Tax Policies for Future Democracies

It’s April again, and Americans are complaining about the weather (outside California) and about taxes. While the weather can’t yet be cured, our tax policies are self-inflicted wounds. Read more »

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100th Anniversary of Mark Twain's Death

Wed, Apr 21 2010 - 6:00pm

100th Anniversary of Mark Twain's Death

"The reports of my death are exaggerated," wrote Twain, and they have been for a century. Join us in a literary celebration of his writing on the 100th anniversary of his death. Bring along your favorite quotations, or paragraphs from stories or essays, and share them with other Twainiacs, or just sit back and enjoy the original observations and clever humor of this American icon and iconoclast.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Self-Publishing, Part Three: Book Sales and Marketing

Mon, Apr 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Self-Publishing: Book Sales and Marketing

Scott James, Columnist, The New York Times; Author (aka Kemble Scott), SoMa, The Sower
Elizabeth Block, Author, A Gesture Through Time; Recipient, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fiction Fellowship
Teresa LeYung Ryan, Author, Love Made of Heart, Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, Septembe Read more »

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2048 Project: Humanity's Agreement to Live Together

Tue, Apr 13 2010 - 6:00pm

2048 Project: Humanity’s Agreement to Live Together

J. Kirk Boyd, Executive Director of the 2048 Project, UC Berkeley School of Law

In 1948, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Because its provisions are not enforceable, its promise has not been fulfilled. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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