In This Newsletter:
Introduction to Crochet - Starts Sunday, July 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Rhys Bowen, Ann Parker & Juliet Blackwell - Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 PM
Erica Johnson Debeljak - Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 PM
Wayne Moniz - Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM
More events coming in August...
SUE APPELBAUM teaches
Introduction to Crochet
First class begins Sunday, July 19 at 1 PM
We're very happy to offer this new class, taught by a teacher who is new to BookShop West Portal, but not to teaching. For 4-1/2 years, Sue Appelbaum taught knitting and crocheting at Noe Knit. She learned to knit and crochet from her mother, aunts, and grandmother when she was 5.
Sue's three-week class will give you a great foundation in crochet. During the first class, you'll learn to crochet a simple beret in the round, making increases and decreases. In the second class, you'll try your hand at a sampling of different crochet stitches. And in the third and final class, you'll learn to crochet flat objects by starting a scarf of your own design.
For more information on all our Fiber Arts classes, visit our website.
RHYS BOWEN, ANN PARKER & JULIET BLACKWELL present
A Night of Mystery
Tuesday, July 21 at 7 PM
Bowen will read from Royal Flush, the latest in the Royal Spyness
mystery series, starring Lady Georgiana, who is 34th in line for the throne and
the mystery world's favorite penniless heiress.
Parker, author of Iron Ties and Silver Lies, will read from her latest
novel, Leaden Skies, featuring
Leadville, Colorado's intrepid saloon keeper, Inez Stannert.
Juliet Blackwell will
read from Secondhand Spirits, the
first in a new series featuring SF vintage clothing shop owner Lily Ivory, who
tries to conceal her witchiness until a client is murdered and children start
ERICA JOHNSON DEBELJAK will read from her memoir
Thursday, July 23 at 7 PM
Debeljak's jaunty, engaging memoir begins in New
York City, where the author - a successful financial analyst - meets
Ales Debeljak, a womanizing Slovenian poet who catches her attention at a
cocktail party. Against her own judgment and the judgment of pretty much
everybody else that she knows, the author marries the poet and moves
As she struggles to
forge an identity in her new home, Debeljak faces numerous challenges,
including an absurdly complicated language, an apartment not much larger than a
New York closet, old-fashioned sexism, and alcoholism. And yet, over the course
of her early years in Slovenia, she comes to know and love her new husband’s
family, the quirky but quickly modernizing Ljubljana, and the fast-disappearing
rural traditions of this beautiful green country.
WAYNE MONIZ will read from his story collection
Under Maui Skies
Tuesday, July 28 at 7 PM
The recipient of Hawaii’s most prestigious literary prize - the
Cades Award for Literature (2005) - Moniz has written seven tales featuring
Maui's rich history and culture. Under Maui Skies includes
different traditional storytelling genres set in a variety of Maui locales,
ranging in time from pre-contact Hawaii to the 1960s.
Whether he is writing about the wrath of Pele, goddess of fire, the true
story of a love affair in Old Lahaina haunted by missionaries and alcoholism, or
Haleakala as a universal porthole that leads to the edge of the galaxy, Moniz's
fresh voice and cadence capture the flavor of the islands and their history.
Coming up in August:
- Dr. KEITH BLOCK will discuss
Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
Tuesday, August 4 at 7 PM
- Poets D.A. POWELL & RACHEL LODEN
will read from their latest
Thursday, August 6 at 7 PM
- 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
- MELANIE GIDEON will read from
The Slippery Year
Tuesday, August 18 at 7 PM
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