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In This Newsletter:
Dr. Keith Block - Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 PM
D.A. Powell & Rachel Loden - Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 PM
More Upcoming August Events

Life Over Cancer Dr. KEITH BLOCK will discuss
Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
Tuesday, August 4th at 7 PM

Dr. Keith Block is at the global vanguard of innovative cancer care. As medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, he has treated thousands of patients who have lived long, full lives beyond their original prognoses. In Life Over Cancer, he has distilled almost thirty years of experience into a groundbreaking book that gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery. Based on a profound understanding of how body and mind can work together to defeat disease, Block's authoritative guide combines the best of conventional medicine with the best scientifically supported complementary therapies, enabling patients and their doctors to create individualized, lifesaving treatment plans. 

will read from their latest works
Thursday, August 6th at 7 PM

D.A. Powell, one of contemporary poetry's most intriguing, singular voices, wrote the poetry trilogy Tea (1998), Lunch (2000), and Cocktails (2004), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In his new collection, Chronic, the San Francisco-based poet strikes out for the farther territories of love and comes back from those fields with loss, with flowers faded, "blossom blast and dieback." Chronic describes the flutter and cruelty of erotic encounter, temptation, and bitter heartsickness, but with Powell's deep lyric beauty and his own brand of dark wit.

"No accessible poet of his generation is half as original, and no poet as original is this accessible."
– The New York Times Book Review

Dick of the DeadRachel Loden - author of Hotel Imperium, winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series Competition of the University of Georgia Press, and named one of the ten best poetry books of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle - will read from her new collection, Dick of the Dead. An investigation into American sexual and political consciousness, at the eccentric heart of Dick of the Dead lies the undead and uneasy 37th president of the United States, Richard M. Nixon. A force of nature, Nixon throws off his gravestone in the garden at Yorba Linda, calls up his troops, his family, and even his black and white cocker spaniel, ready to smash death by any means necessary, to beat back a sea of pretenders and retake Washington by storm. Loden's new collection is a trip through the underworld of the American psyche, much funnier and ultimately much more serious than any one book of poems has a right to be.

Upcoming August events:

  • JILL JONNES will read and discuss
    Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count
    Tuesday, August 11 at 7 PM

  • Learn To Knit
    with THEA GRAY
    Classes begin Sunday, August 16 at 10:30 AM

  • MELANIE GIDEON will read from
    The Slippery Year
    Tuesday, August 18 at 7 PM

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