Featured Program

Good Lit

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Good Lit is a branch of the Club devoted to literature and memoir. The series consists of conversations with prominent authors, playwrights and figures of importance in the literary community, as well as up-and-coming talent. Their voices are brought to our audience by a dedicated group of Bay Area literary critics, writers and other prominent community figures. The series also deals with issues of importance to the literary community.

Upcoming Events

Image - Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley

Date: Wed, September 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

The real story of Martin Luther King Jr's final year


Image - Daring: My Passages

Daring: My Passages

Date: Thu, September 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

An iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all.


Image - Charles Blow - New York Times Visual Op-Ed Columnist

Charles Blow - New York Times Visual Op-Ed Columnist

Date: Mon, September 29, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

A powerfully redemptive memoir.


Image - Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow, and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical

Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow, and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical Lawyer

Date: Fri, October 10, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Hear Serra's quest for "confinement escapism"


Image - Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta

Date: Thu, October 16, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM

Former Director, CIA; Former U.S. Secretary of Defense


Image - Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Date: Fri, October 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

Actress, singer, author and Hollywood survivor


Image - California’s Contributions to Culinary Publishing

California’s Contributions to Culinary Publishing

Date: Fri, October 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

An explosion of culinary publishing and speculation about cookbook publishing's future.


Image - Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln (MLF)

Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Date: Tue, November 04, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Lincoln's life as a struggle to carry on the work of the Founding Fathers.


Image - John Cleese - Monty Python Actor and Comedian

John Cleese - Monty Python Actor and Comedian

Date: Mon, November 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

A grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world.