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May 2015
$70

A CONVERSATION WITH ZAC UNGER, AUTHOR OF NEVER LOOK A POLAR BEAR IN THE EYE

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Home,
Berkeley, CA United States

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.

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$70

A CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT SAUL, AUTHOR OF A NEW RICHARD PRYOR BIOGRAPHY

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Linden Street Brewery,
95 Linden Street, Oakland, CA United States
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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.

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$50

POP-UP BOOK CLUB WITH NOVELIST AND PLAYWRIGHT JESSE KELLERMAN

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Home,
Berkeley, CA United States

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.

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June 2015
$150

CONVERSATION AND CRUDITES WITH EDAN LEPUCKI AND PATRICK BROWN AT OLIVETO

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oliveto,
5655 COLLEGE AVENUE, Oakland, CA United States
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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.

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July 2015
$150

BEHIND THE SCENES AT SHOTGUN PLAYERS WITH PATRICK DOOLEY

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Shotgun Players,
1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA United States
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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!

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