Halloween at the SMC Library

Date & Time 
Wed, 10/31/2012 - 09:00 to 17:00

Celebrate Halloween at the Library with film viewings and live author readings!

The schedule of events is as follows:

Women's Basketball Banquet

Date & Time 
Thu, 04/26/2012 - 18:30 to 21:30

Join us for the Women's Basketball Team Banquet to celebrate the season, spend time with the players and congratulate our seniors (Alyssa, Amber, Alex and Jazzy) on their terrific careers!

Individual Ticket Prices:

$25 / person - can be paid with cash or check at the door, or by contacting Lisa Busch at (925) 631-8546.

$15 / child (12 and under)

Sponsor a Player:


MFA Program Professor Lysley Tenorio's Book Tour

Lysley Tenorio's book-tour for story collection, /Monstress/

“MONSTRESS announces the debut of an electric literary talent.

Brilliantly quirky, often moving, always gorgeously told,
these are tales of bighearted misfits who yearn for their authentic selves
with extraordinary passion and grace.”

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Surrendered


 Envy Sponsors

John Briscoe and Carol Sayers

Stephen and Shirley Cookston

  AltaBella Italian Villas

Spirit Sponsors

Foundation for Art & Healing

Nancy Tengler

Constance Cramer

Robin and Curt Caton

Susan Sasson

Community Sponsors

Briscoe, Ivester & Bazel LLP



dolby chadwick

Indie Partnerships

Orinda Books Omnidawn


Swan's Books




Afternoon Craft Conversations

diane forlov and andrew schneider

Wednesday, September 17th, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"TV WRITING: THE INNER WORKINGS" by Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Diane and Andrew will discuss the unique, collective writing process of television: how a staff is assembled (what we look for in a writer); how the writers’ room functions; how a story develops from idea to outline to script (including the difference between adaptation and original material); and finally, how a script is impacted by the constraints of production.

Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider started writing and producing television together on the Fox series “AlienNation.”  They won Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody awards for their work on CBS’ “Northern Exposure”; they won Emmy and Writers Guild awards for producing HBO’s “The Sopranos.”  Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider co-created and produced Showtime’s “The Chris Isaak Show” and WB’s “Easy Money.”  They recently served as co-executive producers of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”.

hoa nguyen  rachel zucker

Wednesday, October 1st, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"EDITORS AND AUTHORS" by Hoa Nguyen and Rachel Zucker with Matthew Zapruder

What is it like to be an author whose manuscript has been accepted, and is now being edited? What are best (and worst) practices in that situation? What is the relationship between the creative process, and editing and publication? What should an author consider when looking for an editor, and a publishing house? Wave Books Editor at Large and St. Mary's English Professor Matthew Zapruder will discuss these and other questions related to editing and publication with two Wave Books authors, poets Hoa Nguyen and Rachel Zucker.

Hoa Nguyen is the author of eight books and chapbooks including As Long As Trees Last (Wave, 2012). Wave Books will release Red Juice, a gathering of her early, uncollected poems, in September 2014. 

Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently, a memoir, MOTHERs, and a double collection of prose and poetry, The Pedestrians. Her book Museum of Accidents was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Zucker teaches poetry at New York University and lives in New York City.

Matthew Zapruder teaches in the MFA Program at Saint Mary’s College of CA and is an Editor for Wave Books. 

aviya kushner

Wednesday, November 19th, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"IN THE BEGINNING: Openings and Why They Matter" by Aviya Kushner

Figuring out where to begin is often the most difficult task of all. But an opening that is exactly right can transform a piece and make it unforgettable. In this talk, we’ll look at several remarkable beginnings, ranging from The Book of Genesis to James Baldwin’s essay “Notes of a Native Son” to Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.  We’ll consider quiet openers, informative and straightforward openers, and bang-bang-bang beginnings. We’ll talk about opening sequences in music and in film. Together, we’ll think about why beginnings matter, how to try and uncover the true beginning in a work-in-progress, and how to be open to an untraditional start. 

Aviya Kushner’s first book, The Grammar of God, about the experience of reading the Bible in English after a lifetime of reading it in Hebrew, is forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau / Random House in 2015. She teaches in the MFA program in nonfiction at Columbia College Chicago and is a contributing editor at A Public Space.

Many Stars...One La Salle

Date & Time 
Fri, 10/21/2011 - 12:30

Join us in celebrating the "unity in diversity" of our worldwide Lasallian Family as we close the "International Lasallian Days of Peace" by forming a giant human star on the Chapel Plaza.

Watch the promotional video

All are welcome and encouraged to join in the creation of this international lasallian project.

The Comprehensive Keith: 100th Anniversary Celebration

Date & Time 
Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:00 to Sun, 12/18/2011 - 17:00

More than 145 paintings from the Saint Mary's College William Keith collection, including new acquisitions and newly restored paintings will be on view. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a important new book on the life and work of the great 19th century landscape painter -- The Comprehensive Keith, a 232 page volume with 262 new color images and extensive references.

Pam Glover: A Life in Art

Date & Time 
Sun, 07/10/2011 - 11:22 to Tue, 07/12/2011 - 12:22

A celebration of the long and creative life of noted and popular plein air painter and teacher Pam Glover.

7th Annual Summer Wine Festival

Date & Time 
Sun, 08/14/2011 - 14:00 to 17:00
7th Annual Summer Wine FestivalEnjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, delicious appetizers and great conversations on the Saint Mary's College campus.  Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction support student scholarships at Saint Mary's College. 
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