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Olive Kitteridge - this month at Theater Artaud
Arden Bucklin-Sporer - Thursday, September 16
Writing For Change Conference - November 13th & 14th
More Upcoming Events

Olive Kitteridge WORD FOR WORD presents
this month at Theater Artaud

As usual, WORD FOR WORD has added a wonderfully dramatic, amusing dimension to this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of linked short stories by Elizabeth Strout. Patricia Silver completely embodies the funny, prickly Olive Kitteridge. You will be delighted by her performance, as she struggles first with the absence of her son when he leaves their small town in Maine for the urban sophistication of Los Angeles and New York, then by the loss of her husband to illness, and finally with the dilemma of friendship and romance as a senior citizen. It’s a wonderful evening of entertainment that will make you laugh and ponder what is in store for most all of us. Last performance is September 26th. Don't miss it!

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How to Grow a School Garden ARDEN BUCKLIN-SPORER will discuss
How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers
Thursday, September 16 at 7 PM

In a groundbreaking resource, school garden pioneers Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle offer parents, teachers and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them. Bucklin-Sporer will discuss how schools and parents can cultivate an awareness of our finite resources, reinforce values of environmental stewardship, help students understand concepts of nutrition and health, and connect children to the natural world.

“A valuable tool for creating rich learning experiences and helping children reconnect to the natural world.” — Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods.

San Francisco Hilton Financial District
750 Kearny Street
November 13th & 14th

Do you have ideas that can change the world in positive ways? Join us at a world-class conference created to give writers the knowledge they need to write, sell and promote their books - and ultimately change the world for the better. Dan Millman (The Way of the Peaceful Warrior) and John Robbins (Diet for a New America) will be the keynoters. Among the speakers will be Cami Walker, author of the New York Times bestselling 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life, her agent, Rita Rosenkranz, and her editor Katie McHugh, executive editor at Da Capo Press, who Walker met at last year's conference. A faculty of New York and California agents, editors and publishing professionals will also be on hand. Registration fee is $450 through November 12; $495 at the door. Conference is limited to 150 attendees, so register now by calling (925) 560-1403, or visiting

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