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Institute of Leadership Studies AND BOOK PASSAGE PRESENT: SPRING 2015 AUTHOR SERIES

This spring, we are honored to host a collection of remarkable authors for a series of discussions, lectures and readings centered around the riveting topics explored in their latest books.

 

Spring 2015 Author Series

 

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Dr. Christine Carter 

The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 pm
 
Tickets: $30 (includes a complimentary signed book) 
Location: Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California 

The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work is a paradigm-smashing look at the core happiness problem of our era: the feeling that we are too busy, exhausted or stressed out to truly enjoy all life has to offer. In this inspiring and influential new book, Dr. Christine Carter synthesizes the very latest in neurological, psychological and sociological science to reveal the secrets to success and happiness at work and at home.

Presented by: Women, Leadership & Philanthropy Council in partnership with the Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage

 

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Barney Frank

Frank
in Conversation with Dominican University of California President, Dr. Mary B. Marcy
Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm 
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)
Location: Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California

In Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, Barney Frank shares his journey from the outskirts of New York City to the U.S. Congress, where he served for over four decades. With his trademark directness and insight, Frank explores the emotional toll of becoming the first member of Congress to voluntarily disclose his homosexuality and chronicles his lifelong struggle against inequality, which culminated in co-writing the most significant Wall Street regulations since the Great Depression.

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage
Sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management

 

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Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant
in Conversation with Dave Eggers
Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 pm 
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)
Location: Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California 

In Kazuo Ishiguro’s much-anticipated new release, The Buried Giant, the Romans have long since departed, and Britain is declining into ruin. Axl and Beatrice set off across this troubled land in the hopes of finding a son they have not seen for years. Kazuo Ishiguro, one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, Kazuo Ishiguro has received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and won the award for his novel The Remains of the Day.

Presented by: The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage

 

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Special Author Event:

Diane Keaton

Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Monday, April 13, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)
Location: Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California 

With her one-of-a-kind, charismatic voice, Diane Keaton takes us into a life that is more mom than movie star. Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty is a smart, open chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed with beauty. Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the past forty years, including The Godfather trilogy, Manhattan, Something's Gotta Give and Annie Hall, for which she won an Academy Award.

Photograph by Ruven Afanador 

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage
Book Reading sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management

 

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Erik Larson

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)
Location: Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California 

Full of glamour, mystery and real-life suspense, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. On the 100-year anniversary of the legendary maritime disaster, master of narrative nonfiction Erik Larson delivers another enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania on the 100 year anniversary of legendary maritime disaster. Master of narrative nonfiction, Erik Larson, delivers another riveting story of history, intrigue and emotional power in the same vein as his previous acclaimed bestsellers, In the Garden of Beasts,Thunderstruck, Isaac’s Storm and The Devil in the White City.

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage
Sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management

 

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David Brooks

The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life
Sunday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $35 (includes a complimentary signed book)
Location: Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California 

With the same intelligence, humor and storytelling ability that made The Social Animal a bestseller, in The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life, New York Times columnist David Brooks traces the history of a great moral tradition: character. Brooks reveals how character has been carelessly thrown away and how reevaluating our virtues can enrich us all. Brooks’ most personal book yet is a riveting examination of morality in our time.

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage
Sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management

 

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At Night We Walk In Circles
in conversation with Michael Krasny
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 pm 
Free & open to the public
Location: Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California 

Join us for the culminating event for One Book One Marin 2015. This spring, Marin County residents will read and discuss the 2015 selection, Daniel Alarcón’s At Night We Walk in Circles. Alarcón is the author of the story collection War by Candlelight and the novel Lost City Radio, which won the 2009 International Literature Prize. He has been named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40,” and is executive producer of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language storytelling podcast.

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage
Sponsored by: Private Ocean Wealth Management and the One Book One Marin Award

 

Event Details 

Events are open to the public. When an event is free, no ticket or RSVP is required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If an event lists a ticket price, advance ticket purchases are recommended.

For Ticketed Events: Purchase tickets by calling Book Passage at (415) 927-0960 or visit www.bookpassage.com. Tickets are also available at Book Passage stores in Corte Madera and San Francisco.

For Free Events: Priority seating is provided to those who purchase the speaker's book at Book Passage.

For all of the authored events, books are available for purchase at the Angelico Concert Hall on the night of the event. 

Events take place at Dominican University of California. 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael 94901. For directions, refer to the University map and directions to the campus. For each lecture's exact room location, refer to the individual event descriptions.

Events typically take place at 7:00 p.m., but some times may very. Please refer to the event descriptions. Doors open 1 hour prior to event.

Look at our upcoming lectures to learn what we have planned for you this semester.

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