Written by Laurel on June 7th, 2013
Mar Andres Thomas
BOOK EVENT SCHEDULE
All Scheduled book events are in Expo Hall, at the Fine Arts/Literary Arts Galleria Stage
Monday, June 10, 1-2 pm
Mar Andres Thomas: Mar, an expert in second language acquisition, has poured over 30 years of experience teaching the Spanish language into this first of a series of books focused on teaching Spanish to children. She has found that the best way for kids to learn Spanish is not through rote memorization but by using all five senses and having fun. Mi Primer Libro Bilingüe: La Comida, My First Bilingual Book: Food! can be used to learn either Spanish or English.
Mar will talk about her book and play a learning game with the children. Remember that Monday, June 10, is Kids’ Day at the San Mateo County Fair. Children 12 years of age and younger will be admitted free. Her book Mi Primer Libro Bilingüe: La Comida, My First Bilingual Book: Food! can be used to learn either Spanish or English.
Tuesday, June 11, 6-7 pm
David Hirzel: Hold Fast: Tom Crean (with Shackleton’s Endurance) Author David Hirzel introduces his latest book Hold Fast, the 1916 climax of the Irish explorer Tom Crean’s true-life adventures during the “heroic era” of Antarctic exploration. When Shackleton’s Endurance was crushed by the ice, Crean was one of the few chosen for the 800-mile open-boat journey in search of help. For more information about David Hirzel, visit his blog site athttp://davidhirzel.wordpress.com/.
Tuesday, June 11, 7-8 pm
Gus Tjgaard: Windjamming to China
Pacifica author Gus Tjgaard recounts his youthful experiences as a “Boy” aged 16 on one of the last commercial voyages under sail on the five-masted schooner Vigilant in 1936. Bucko mates gave hard lessons, but he also learned much about life, self-reliance, and the power and beauty of the sea. For more information, go to http://sbpra.com/gustavtjgaard/
Wednesday, June 12, 7-9 pm
“Fault Zone: Over the Edge is a collection of fantastical, intense and spirited writing that arises straight out of the chthonic beating heart of storytelling. From the wildly civilized animals of the imagination to the barely civilized humans who roam the cities and suburbs of America, these stories and poems take the reader on a literary journey into some very dark places that nonetheless shine with the light of truth.” —Mary F. Burns Author of J-The Woman Who Wrote the Bibleand Portraits of an Artist
Hear Fault Zone authors read from their stories. Those reading will include Laurel Anne Hill, Darlene Frank, Carole Bumpus, James Hanna, Sue Barbizon, Bardi Koodrin, Lucy Murray and more.
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 – 7 pm
Anna Boothe: Anna Boothe has a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. studies in Counseling and Guidance and over 20 years’ experience as a job coach for The Salvation Army, the Snelling and Snelling Agency, her own private agency, and getting a job herself, always in a month even during hard times. This is the only time-sensitive guide to getting a job in a month and the only one with in-depth chapters on The Interview and knowing when and how to accept a job. Get this book and it will be JOB HUNTING THAT WORKS for you!
Friday, June 14, 5-6 pm
With selected readings from their book Enough of Us, Cheryl and Ellis raise issues that would-be parents overlook before deciding to make children. These include risks to kids and parents, human sustainability, and environmental degradation. The authors encourage lively participation and welcome questions and discussion.
Cheryl Smith Levinson is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She practiced psychotherapy for 25 years, working with families dealing with severe emotional issues. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and a master’s degree in social science from Azusa Pacific College.
Ellis Levinson is The Consumer Guy. He has been an award-winning television investigative and consumer reporter, consumer advocate, comedian, actor, author, and New York City high school teacher. He holds two degrees in political science, a BA from NYU and a master’s from The New School.
Cheryl and Ellis blog at www.enoughof.us.
Friday, June 14, 6-7 pm
Davd Minauti, Len Hodgeman & Lois Young: The Second Book of Truth Minauti, Len and Lois continue the journey that began with their first collection of poems and short stories, The Liar, The King, The Libertine, further exploring their own psyches and their fictional characters for treasures of insight, wisdom and sometimes just plain fun, to share with their readers.
Tina Gibson, author of One Page at a Time, wrote her first poem in 2010. She’s spent most of her career in the banking industry, but has also enjoyed producing and teaching self-defense seminars. She is a full member of the California Writers Club and Associate Organizer for the Society for the Promotion of Writers, Poets and Artists.
Saturday, June 15, 1-2 pm
Ines Villafane-Leon is an international bilingual writer and conference speaker. Her book, A Story for All Seasons-Un cuento para cada estación, contains 40 International Stories with page by page translations, a parallel text in English and Spanish. Each character represents true life and personal experiences throughout their own world and country – events we can easily relate. Vulnerability is a key factor, but mind and spirit reinforce the strength of being, into the societies of today. Sales: email@example.com/w: alma sur22 (pl.see) phone,fax 650.325. 7272 Inés Villafañe-León Amazon.com
Saturday, June 14, 2-4 pm
Over 25 local authors will gather near the Literary Arts Stage in Expo Hall to sell and sign their books on June 15. Here’s a great opportunity to support local authors and your own “reading habit.” Plus you might even find a perfect gift for a friend. Authors present will include Ezra Barany, Mary Burns, Jon Cory, Minu Dave (aka Inana Dubay),Valerie Frankel, Tina Gibson, Jay Hartlove, Laurel Anne Hill, Dave Hirzel, Len Hodgeman, Audrey Kalman (Fault Zone Editor), Cheryl & Ellis Levinson, Claire Mack, Winifred McCaffrey, Emerian Rich, Sumiko Saulson, Frank Saunders, Jason Malcom Stewart, Mar Andres Thomas, Virginia Thomson, Max Tomlinson, Ines Villafane-Leon, LaToya Ward, LoisYoung (aka Sandra Smith), and more! To learn more about these talented local authors and poets, go to https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts.
One Page at a Time by Tina Gibson
The Second Book of Truth by Minauti, Hodgeman & Young
Hold Fast: Tom Crean by David Hirzel
"Enough of Us" by Cheryl & Ellis Levinson
Cheryl & Ellis Levinson
Windjamming to China by Gus Tjgaard
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