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:

$25/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.”

–CHANG-RAE LEE
New York Times Bestselling Author of The Surrendered

Sponsors

Twelfth Annual Scholarship Fund Benefit Sponsors

This event is underwritten by the generous support of John Briscoe and Carol Sayers.

 

Union Bank of California Hill Family Estate
Thank you Maria Roden for her donation of a CAL Shakes tickets and a Picnic Basket chocolate garage
Ocean Reef Resort in Key Largo, FL
Lagunitas Brewing Company Wagner 
Lauren Ashton napa valley wine
Palo Alto Ninjitsu Donkey and Goat Wine
  

Afternoon Craft Conversations

Click this link to view all readings and craft conversations

SPRING 2014 AFTERNOON CRAFT CONVERSATIONS

(All craft talks are in Hagerty Lounge from 2:35-3:35)

Joshua Mohr






Wednesday, February 19, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"Plarachterization: The Intersection of Plot and Character" by Joshua Mohr

The best plots aren’t controlled by an authorial presence. Plot springs from the characters themselves. The writer masterminds all of these things, but the more we program ourselves to think of it in this way—that our protagonists are sovereign beings with independent consciousnesses from our own—the better prepared we are to traverse what I’m calling “plarachterization.” This seminar will be geared around characters’ decision making, the causality between plot points, how to keep a reader excitedly flipping pages. We’ll also delve into specific tactics for constructing a present action and how to fold backstory into it.  Plarachterization is a strategy that will help any aspiring writer!

JOSHUA MOHR is the author of four novels, including Damascus, which The New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.”  He’s also written Some Things that Meant the World to Me, one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, as well as Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List.  He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the MFA program at USF. His latest novel Fight Song was published in February 2013.



Norma Cole






Wednesday, March 12, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"Distraction and Poetry" by Norma Cole

After I decide to play with the fact of doing an interview, as in “make something up,” I am faced with the notion of  “making up” a piece of work to base the interview on. I did, and it’s called “Distraction.” I then begin to think about that wonderful essay by Robert Creeley, “Was That a Real Poem or Did You Just Make It Up Yourself?” So—is there any distinction between “just making something up” and writing “a real poem?”

NORMA COLE is a poet, painter and translator. Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside is her most recent book of poetry. Other books of poetry include Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008 and Spinoza in Her Youth.

 


Kaya Oakes








Wednesday, April 9, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"From Journalism to Creative Nonfiction" by Kaya Oakes

As an emerging genre, creative nonfiction doesn't have a lot of rules. But it does have roots in journalism, and in the personal essay, stretching back to Montaigne. What are the boundaries between journalism and creative writing, and where can we bend them, and in some cases, break them? How much does the "I" narrator matter when we merge creative techniques with journalistic ones? How much can we borrow techniques from anthropology, archeology, and even philosophy, to create what Jeff Sharlett calls "mutant journalism?" And are creative nonfiction writers really just fancy journalists in the end? 

KAYA OAKES' third book, a hybrid memoir/ethnography/theological rant, Radical Reinvention, was published by Counterpoint Press in 2012. Her previous nonfiction book, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, was published by Henry Holt in 2009 and was selected as a San Francisco Chronicle notable book. She’s also the author of a collection of poetry, Telegraph, which received the Transcontinental Poetry Prize from Pavement Saw Press.

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.

Visit the Saint Mary's College Art Museum to learn about all the exciting galleries and exhibits.

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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