BookShop West Portal
80 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127
Open 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Every Day

In This Newsletter:
Sidewalk Sale! - Saturday May 16
Jane Ganahl & Contributing Writers - Tuesday May 12th at 7:00 PM
WOMBA Mini-Tour: Passion - Thursday May 14th at 7:00 PM
Mind-Body Health Writing - Next Workshop Series Starts June 7
Also Coming This Month...

Saturday, May 16th

On Saturday, May 16, the merchants of West Portal will be holding a sidwalk sale - come check it out!

Single Woman of a Certain Age JANE GANAHL & contributing writers will read and discuss
Single Woman of a Certain Age
Tuesday, May 12th at 7 PM

In Single Woman of a Certain Age, Jane Ganahl - author of Naked on the Page, and "Single Minded" columnist (San Francisco Chronicle) - assembles a chorus of sophisticated, edgy and humorous voices who tackle the topic of being female, unmarried and in one's prime. Why are so many women choosing to remain single as they grow older? Or, are they choosing? Do we really need a partner to be happy? Contributing writers address these questions, as well as: sex, loneliness, motherhood, financial struggles, menopause, and more.

Readers for this event include: Kathi Kamen Goldmark (And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You), Wendy Merrill (Falling Into Manholes), Anne Buelteman (actress, Les Miserables), and Cameron Tuttle (The Bad Girls' Guides).

"An intriguing look at life and love in the over-forty lane. Spinsterhood never seemed so sexy - or so smart." — Autumn Stephens, Editor, Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick.

American Chestnut WORD OF MOUTH BAY AREA MINI-TOUR presents
Thursday, May 14th at 7 PM

MCs: Joan Gelfand and Elizabeth Stark
Writers Reading: Meg Waite Clayton, Maria Espinosa and Susan Freinkel

What is life without Passion? Whether it is passion for nature, as in Susan Freinkel's exploration of the life, death and rebirth of the American Chestnut, the passion released by five women writing their lives and pursuing their dreams as in Meg Waite Clayton's The Wednesday Sisters, or the passion of a mother, daughter and the man they both love in Maria Espinosa's Dying Unfinished, passion drives us to go beyond the confines of the everyday. Enjoy these three very different renditions of passion transforming ordinary lives into adventures in nature, creativity and love.

Free raffle tickets when you buy a book by one of these authors. Win book club visits and manuscript consultations from award-winning and bestselling authors.

Mind-Body Health Writing Workshop Mind-Body Health Writing Workshop
with Dr. Abby Caplin
Begins Sunday, June 7th at 7 PM

Discover how therapeutic writing can help you feel accepted and confident. Dr. Abby Caplin will guide you through a process of reflection, writing and optional sharing. Absolutely no writing experience is necessary! Just come with an open mind and notebook. Sign up early since space is limited! Visit our website for more details.

Also Coming in May:

  • SCOTT NORTON will discuss
    Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors and Publishers
    Tuesday, May 19th at 7 PM

  • GEOFFREY NUNBERG will read from
    The Years of Talking Dangerously
    Wednesday, May 20 at 7 PM

  • MATTHEW AMSTER-BURTON will read from
    Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater
    Thursday, May 28 at 7 PM

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