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Seeing paintings by Marc Chagall sends me over the moon. It’s love at first sight when, at 20, I see his work for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The childlike simplicity, the bright color, and whimsy draw me into his world. The love affair picks up steam in Chicago a...
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When I walked through the tall wooden doors of the Santa Sabina Center, thirty minutes north of San Francisco, I hoped for rest and revelations about what was next in my life. The former convent is tucked away in San Rafael among oaks and eucalyptus, and it is a place for quiet,...
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Mystery author Cara Black will discuss her work with crime writer David Corbett at Bookshop Benicia’s “Evening in Paris” on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m. at 636 First Street in Benicia, California. Black’s mysteries are set in Paris in the 1990's and feature the crime-solving...
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You’re invited to hear authors reading stories and poems at  “Speakeasy” on Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Rellik Tavern, 726 First Street in Benicia, California.   This is an opportunity for literature fans to hear local talent, be heard, and connect with area...
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Benicia Literary Arts presents Deconstructing Chinatown, a master class in character and plot with critically-acclaimed author David Corbett. Benicia Literary Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together authors and the community.  David will lead a writing workshop on...
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As if by miracle, St. Paul's Cathedral survived the December 29, 1940 bombing of London. Events during the WWII years through the present are explored in  the 2011 memoir "Iona Dreaming" by Clare Cooper Marcus. She shares a healing journey that took...
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