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"Adventure" - author readings

Presented by Why There Are Words at Studio 333, Sausalito CA

Nov 09 2017
"Adventure" - author readings

Join Why There Are Words for readings on the theme of “Adventures” with the following acclaimed authors

Erin Byrne is the author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, winner of the Paris Book Festival Award, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film. Her travel essays, poetry, fiction, and screenplays have won numerous awards.

Marcia DeSanctis is the New York Times bestselling author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go. She is a former television news producer who has worked for Barbara Walters, ABC, CBS, and NBC News. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Town & Country, O the Oprah Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, More, Tin House, and The New York Times. She is the recipient of four Lowell Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism.

Iris Jamahl Dunkle is the 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, CA. Her debut poetry collection, Gold Passage, was selected by Ross Gay to win the 2012 Trio Award. Her poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction have been published widely in numerous publications including Fence, Calyx, Catamaran, Poet’s Market 2013, JMWW, and Chicago Quarterly Review. Dunkle teaches writing and literature at Napa Valley College and is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writers conference.

Jeff Greenwald is the author of six books, including The Size of the World (for which he created the first internet travel blog), Scratching the Surface and Snake Lake, a memoir set in Nepal during the 1990 democracy revolution. He also serves as Executive Director of, a global alliance of travelers dedicated to human rights and environmental protection.

Daniel Handler is the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, Why We Broke Up, We Are Pirates and All The Dirty Parts. As Lemony Snicket, he is the author of far too many books for children, including All The Wrong Questions and A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has been adapted for film and television.

Kimberley Lovato is a freelance writer and Francophile with articles and essays published in magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including National Geographic Traveler, Virtuoso Life, American Way, the San Francisco Chronicle,,, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Vignettes and Postcards from Morocco. Her latest edible read is called Unique Eats & Eateries: San Francisco.

David Rocklin is the author of The Night Language and The Luminist, and is the founder/curator of Roar Shack, a monthly reading series in Los Angeles. He’s currently at work on his next novel, The Electric Love Song of Fleischl Berger.


Why There Are Words is an award-winning reading series founded in Sausalito by Peg Alford Pursell. Over its seven years of presenting quality author readings, the series draws a full house of Bay Area residents every second Thursday to Studio 333 in Sausalito, and as of 2017, has expanded to become a national neighborhood of readings in five major locations across the nation, with more planned in 2018.


$10 at the door, cash preferred, or check to Studio 333

Contact: (415) 331-8272


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7:00 pm



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333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA 94965


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