James Patterson Discusses His Memoirs Among This Week’s Author Discussions – Marin Independent Journal


Book events

Passage of the book: 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera; 415-927-0960; bookpassage.com. May 30: Diana Goetsch discusses “This Body I Wore” with Thomas Peele. 6 p.m. online; June 1: Eric Holder discusses “Our Unfinished Walk” with Jelani Cobb, in partnership with the Dominican University of California. 6 p.m. online. $35, includes a signed book. Register online; June 2: AJ Verdelle discusses “Miss Chloe” with Marin resident Anita Gail Jones. 1 p.m. online; June 2: Emily May and Jorge Artega discuss “I’ve Got Your Back”. 5:30 p.m. online; June 4: Judy Gumbo discusses “Yippie Girl” with Steve Wasserman and Kris Welch. 1 p.m. in person; June 4: Lynne Kaufmann discusses “Divine Madness” with Phil Cousineau. 4 p.m. in person: June 5: Lynne Cox discusses “Tales of Al” with Linda Watanabe McFerrin. 4 p.m. in person; June 6: James Patterson discusses “James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life.” 5:30 p.m. online. $29. Register online.

Copperfield’s books: copperfieldsbooks.com. June 8: Jennifer Ryan discusses the ‘wedding dress sewing circle’. 6 p.m. online. Register online.

Mill Valley Public Library: 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley; 415-389-4292; millvalleylibrary.org. June 7: The Classics Book Club discusses “The Girls of Slender Means” by Muriel Spark. 6:30 p.m. online. Register online; June 9: The award-winning American novelists book club discusses Daniel Mason’s “The Winter Soldier.” 7 p.m. online. Register online.

Point Reyes books: 11315 Rte 1, Point Reyes Station; 415-663-1542; ptreyesbooks.com. June 2: A special tribute to the late Barry Lopez and his book “Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World,” featuring writers John Luther Adams, Bathsheba Demuth, Jane Hirshfield de Marin, Robert Macfarlane, Colum McCann and David Quammen, as well as Barry’s wife, Debra Gwartney. John Freeman will moderate the conversation, which is presented in partnership with Emergence Magazine, Orion Magazine and Elliott Bay Book Co. Noon online. Register online; June 7: Emily Ogden discusses “On Not Knowing: How to Love and Other Essays” with Point Reyes Books co-owner Stephen Sparks 5:30 p.m. online. Register online.

Other talks

HopMonk Tavern: 224 Vintage Way, Novato; wonderfest.org. May 30: Jennifer Mitchell, professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses “The Science of Psychedelics” at the Wonderfest event. 7 p.m. in person. Wearing a mask and vaccination are requested.

Sausalito City Hall Council Chambers: 420 Litho St., Sausalito; sausalitolibrary.org. June 2: Peter Robinson of KALW radio talks about “The Poets of Tin Pan Alley”. 7 p.m. in person.

— Compiled by Colleen Bidwill

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