Isabel Allende returns to speak in ILS fall lecture series

Internationally acclaimed author and Marin County resident Isabel Allende spoke to a delighted crowd in Dominican's Angelico Hall on November 4, as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies' 2015 Fall Leadership Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.

Allende returned to Dominican to celebrate the release of her novel, The Japanese Lover, in conversation with Don George, Book Passage’s Travel Writers and Photographers Conference chair.

For more information or to purchase the book, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or by visiting

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Allende has sold more than 65 million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into more than 35 languages. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and has 14 honorary degrees from national and international universities.

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies 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 in San Rafael.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2015 Fall Leadership Lecture 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 lecture series, now in its 13th year.

October 27, 2015