Leonard Pitt has excelled in acting, teaching, and writing, has written numerous books, and been a graphic artist and a mime. He has founded theaters and worked with inner city youth. And now, with this latest show about Paris, he can add archaeological super sleuth to his resume, as he brings old Paris to life right before our eyes.
Always lively and fascinating, don’t miss Leonard Pitt’s tour through lost Paris.Find out more »
In 2008 local author Zac Unger moved with his wife and three children from comfortable Oakland to frigid and remote Churchill, Manitoba, population 943 – the “polar bear capital of the world.” His book Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye is a spirited and often humorous account of his family’s time in this unique place.
The event will take place at the north Berkeley home of Sophie Hahn and Eric Bjerkholt. The home was designed by noted architect John Hudson Thomas and has lovely spaces both inside and out, including a small urban CSA farm. Your ticket includes Zac’s book, which he will sign at the event, and afternoon treats at the reception.Find out more »
Scott Saul will talk about the complex process of writing a biography as well as about his subject: groundbreaking comedian, actor and satirist, Richard Pryor. Saul teaches courses in American literature and history at UC-Berkeley and has written for The NY Times and Harper’s, among other venues. The setting for this special event is Linden Street Brewery. Adam Lamoreaux’s famed brews will be served along with wine and snack creations from the new James Syhabout restaurant, The Dock at Linden Street.Find out more »
Always wondered how the complexities of a mystery novel are achieved, how suspense is built and clues embedded? At this pop-up book club Jesse Kellerman will discuss his book The Golem of Hollywood, his first collaboration with his father, famed author Jonathan Kellerman.Find out more »
Edan Lepucki is a stunning new talent on the literary scene. Her arresting debut novel, California, chronicles the struggles of a young couple who flee a dysfunctional Los Angeles and try to eke out their lives in a drastically altered world. Her husband Patrick Brown works for Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations whose mission is to help people find and share books they love. Join them in the charming private dining room at Oliveto, which in its 25+ years has become a star of the Bay Area food scene. A copy of California is included.Find out more »
Six guests will begin this special evening with a pre-performance dinner backstage with founding artistic director Patrick Dooley, dinner compliments of Poulet. Then you will attend Shotgun’s production of Top Girls, Caryl Churchill’s play examining what it means to be a successful woman in today’s world . It’s a night out you won’t forget!Find out more »