San Rafael Photographer Peter Merts Discusses ‘Ex Crucible’ Among This Week’s Author Discussions – Marin Independent Journal

Book events

Passage of the book: 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera; 415-927-0960; bookpassage.com. June 26: Lucasta Miller discusses “Keats” with Adam Gopnik. noon online; June 26: Ada Calhoun discusses “Also a Poet”. 1 p.m. in person; June 28: Dr. Jay Wellons discusses “Everything That Moves Us” with Brad Paisley. 1 p.m. online; June 29: Kaitlyn Tiffany discusses “All I Need I Get From You” with Moira Weigel. 5:30 p.m. online; June 30: Andy Dunn discusses “Burn Rate” with Laila Tarraf. 1 p.m. online; June 30: Sadvhi Bhagawati Saraswati discusses “Hollywood in the Himalayas” with Marin resident Marci Shimoff. 4 p.m. in person.

The image stream: 328 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo; 415-388-3569; theimageflow.com. June 30: Peter Merts, San Rafael resident and photographer, discusses and signs his new book, “Ex Crucible: The Passion of Incarcerated Artists.” 6:30 p.m. in person.

Mill Valley Public Library: 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley; 415-389-4292; millvalleylibrary.org. June 27: The Civic Minded Book Club discusses Ai Weiwei’s “1,000 Years of Joys and Sorrows.” 7 p.m. online. Register online; June 28: The World Literature Book Club discusses “The Woman Next Door” by Yewande Omotoso. 7 p.m. online. Register online.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts: 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley; 415-388-4331; ohanloncenter.org. July 8: Michael Bourne, who grew up in Mill Valley, talks about “Blithedale Canyon”. 6 p.m. in person.

Point Reyes books: 11315 Rte 1, Point Reyes Station; 415-663-1542; ptreyesbooks.com. July 13: Emily Hall discusses “The Longcut” and Mark Haber discusses “Saint Sebastian’s Abyss” with moderator Mauro Javier Cardenas. 7 p.m. online. Register online.

Sausalito Books by the Bay: 100 Bay Street, Sausalito; 415-887-9967; www.sausalitobooksbythebay.com. July 19: Isaac Stone Fish discusses “America Second: How America’s Elites Make China Stronger” with John Pomfret. 6 p.m. in person.

Other talks

HopMonk Tavern: 224 Vintage Way, Novato; wonderfest.org/quantum-reality. June 27: Astrophysicist and author Adam Becker discusses the “problem of quantum physics and why it matters.” 7 p.m. in person. Mandatory masks.

Marin County Genealogical Society: maringensoc.org. July 7: Marin County Genealogical Society Genealogy Social Hour on “Favorite Genealogy Charts.” 5 p.m. online. To access it, send an e-mail to [email protected]; July 11: The Marin County Genealogical Society book club discusses “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict. 6:30 p.m. online. To access, email [email protected]

— Compiled by Colleen Bidwill

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