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In This Newsletter:
CW Gortner - Thursday, February 10
Mind-Body Health Writing Workshop - Begins Sunday, February 13
Intro to Crochet - Starts this Sunday, February 6
EZ Rorschach Jacket - Begins Monday, February 28
More upcoming events

Tudor Secret CW GORTNER will read from
Tudor Secret
Thursday, February 10 at 7 PM

From the author of The Confessions of Catherine de Medici and The Last Queen comes the first in the new Elizabeth I Spymasters Chronicles.

It is 1553 when orphan Brendan Prescott is brought to court, where he is sent on an illicit mission to the king's sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth's protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past.

A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth's quest to unravel the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a bold stable boy and an audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies and murder.

Begins Sunday, February 13 (February 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 13)

This is a great workshop for people with illness or health challenges who want to be more proactive in their healing. Dr. Abby Caplin, whose own encounter with autoimmune illness provides her with a unique ability to understand her patients' perspectives, helps people living with chronic illness or medical conditions lead empowered and vibrant lives.

Through writing and optional sharing, you will:

  • Find direction and inner strength
  • Engage in life-affirming methods using the power of the pen
  • Explore experiences in a safe group
  • Get in touch with their resilience
  • Spark their creativity

No writing experience is necessary.

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO SIGN UP TODAY! Only $145 for 5 Sunday sessions. Please call 415-255-9981 to register.

Intro to Crochet Fiber Arts Class:
Intro to Crochet (starts this Sunday!)

Sue's three-session class will give you a great foundation in crochet: You'll learn to crochet a simple beret in the round, try a sampling of different crochet stitches, and start a scarf of your own design.

Three 2-hour sessions, $75
Prerequisites: Just a desire to learn to crochet.
Materials: Patterns will be provided. Bring ~200 yards of worsted weight yarn and size G crochet hook for beret; stash yarn and appropriate crochet hook for stitch samples (bring stash yarn to first session for help choosing the hook size); 300 yards of yarn and right crochet hook for the scarf.
Schedule: Sundays, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; February 6, 13, 20

EZ Rorschach Jacket Fiber Arts Class:
EZ Rorschach Jacket*

This very mod jacket from Elizabeth Zimmermann is knit in garter stitch with mitered corners to fit sizes 36", 38", 40", or 42". The sleeves can be made snug-cuffed (as shown) or bell-shaped. Skills to be learned include double increases and decreases, button tabs, and I-cord.

Six 2-hour sessions, $130
Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, bind off
Materials: Pattern from Knitting Workshop (the book will be carried at BSWP for 20% off list price), plus 32, 32, 36, or 40 oz of Aran weight yarn, depending on intended size (see above) Schedule: Mondays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4
*Photo Credit: Thanks, Blue Garter, for your image of your Rorschach!


  • Cinderella Ate My Daughter PEGGY ORENSTEIN will discuss
    Cinderella Ate My Daughter
    Tuesday, February 15 at 7 PM

  • Murder in PassyCARA BLACK will read from
    Murder in Passy
    Tuesday, March 1st at 7 PM

  • How to Knit a Heart Back HomeRACHAEL HERRON will read from
    How to Knit a Heart Back Home
    Thursday, March 3rd at 7 PM

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