Diane Keaton, Barney Frank top Dominican Author Series

Former United States Representative Barney Frank, Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton, New York Times columnist David Brooks, and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch top a lineup of authors appearing this spring at Dominican.

Frank will appear in conversation with Dominican President Mary B. Marcy on the Angelico Hall stage on March 31 followed by Keaton on April 13, New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson on April 14, Brooks on April 26, and Jack Welch and his wife, Suzy, on May 14. Daniel Alarcón will culminate the Institute for Leadership Studies’ spring series with a One Book One Marin celebration on May 19.

Also coming to Dominican this spring will be sociologist Dr. Christine Carter and The Remains of the Day novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. Carter, happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, will appear on February 25 in Guzman Lecture Hall, and Ishiguro will be in conversation with Dave Eggers in Angelico Hall on April 1.

The author series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s ILS in the Barowsky School of Business and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.

All events are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand avenues.

On February 25 at 7 p.m., Dr. Christine Carter will discuss her new book, The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work, in Guzman Lecture Hall, located at 50 Acacia Avenue on the Dominican campus. Tickets for the event—sponsored by ILS and the Women Leadership and Philanthropy Council at Dominican—are $30 and include a complimentary signed copy of The Sweet Spot.

On March 31 at 7 p.m., Barney Frank, who served Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013, will appear in conversation with President Mary Marcy to talk about his candid and witty political memoir, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. Tickets to the Angelico Hall event are $35 and include an autographed copy of Frank.

On April 1 at 7 p.m., Kazuo Ishiguro, a British novelist born in Japan, will appear in conversation with acclaimed author Dave Eggers in Angelico Hall. Tickets are $35 and include a signed copy of Ishiguro’s new novel, The Buried Giant. The event will be sponsored by Dominican’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in partnership with Book Passage, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and ILS.

On April 13 at 7 p.m., actress, director, producer, and screenwriter Diane Keaton, winner of a Best Actress Oscar for 1977’s Annie Hall, will read from her book Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty on the Angelico Hall stage followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. Tickets to the Keaton event, which include an autographed copy of Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, are $35.

On April 14 at 7 p.m., Erik Larson, who penned four New York Times bestsellers, including In the Garden of Beasts and The Devil in the White City, comes to Angelico Hall with his newest suspense nonfiction, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. Tickets are $35 and include a signed copy of Dead Wake.

On April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Angelico Hall, David Brooks, a political and cultural commentator, appears with his newest book The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life. An autographed copy of The Road to Character is included in the $35 ticket price.

On May 14 at 7 p.m., Welch, who was chief executive at GE from 1981-2001, will appear in conversation with his wife, Suzy, to discuss their new book The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career. Tickets are $40 and include a signed copy of The Real-Life MBA.

On May 19 at 7 p.m., Daniel Alarcón, named in 2010 as one of the best 20 writers in America under the age of 40 by The New Yorker, will appear on the Angelico Hall stage in conversation with KQED “Forum” host Michael Krasny. They will discuss Alarcón’s book At Night We Walk in Circles, the 2015 One Book One Marin selection. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to purchase any of the above-mentioned books, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or by visiting bookpassage.com.

The spring series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the speaker series.

Media Contacts:
Karen West, Book Passage Director of Events, 415-927-0960, Ext. 238, kwest@bookpassage.com
Sarah Gardner, Director of Communications and Media Relations, 415-485-3239, sarah.gardner@Dominican.edu.