The Book Club of California invites you to celebrate the publication of our 231st book, Richard Wagener’s Sierra Nevada Suite.
With an illustrated talk by Richard Wagener and remarks by Peter Koch.
The thirty-one prints in this signed and numbered edition were hand-engraved on end-grain boxwood and relief-printed by the artist. A companion volume to the sold-out California in Relief, published by The Book Club in 2009. Designed and printed at Peter Koch Studios.
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Note: This event is free for Club members and $10 for guests. Admission will be taken at the door.
One hundred years after his disappearance, the legendary writer Ambrose Bierce returns as a black man. Early in the performance the character of Bierce asks: “Why return as a black man in the age of Obama when I fought as a white man in the age of Lincoln? Need I ask?”
Felix Justice (Ambrose Bierce) has appeared as an actor in Bay Area theaters including The Eureka, SF Rep, SF Actors Ensemble, and Mill Valley Center for the Performing for many years, appearing in such plays as Blues for Mr. Charlie, The River Niger, Henry the Fifth, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, The Public Ear, and most recently, Under the Lintel. In 1989, with Peter Fitzsimmons, he co-founded The Fellowship Theater in San Francisco. Mr. Justice has performed Prophecy for America, his Martin Luther King, Jr. show, widely, and has toured for more than 20 years, with Danny Glover, in An Evening with Martin and Langston.
Bart Schneider (writer) was born and raised in San Francisco. He began writing plays in the late 1970’s and had a number produced in Bay Area theaters before moving to Minnesota, in 1983, to work at the Playwright Center in Minneapolis. In 1986, he became the founding editor of Hungry Mind Review, a national book and culture magazine, which he edited for fifteen years. Between 1998 and 2008 Schneider published four novels, including Blue Bossa, a finalist for an L.A. Times Book Prize, and Secret Love, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In 2001, he became the literary director of the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. The following year he founded Speakeasy Magazine. Schneider returned to the Bay Area in 2008. In 2011, he founded the small literary press Kelly’s Cove Press. His fifth novel, Nameless Dame: Murder on the Russian River was published in 2012.