Sunday, June 12, 2022
4 – 7 pm
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
390 Morris St | Sebastopol | CA | 95472
VIP Experience Tickets $150
General Admission Tickets $35
We look forward to have you join us for a very special night of conversation. Below is some information to help you plan your evening with us.
This will be a seated event.
VIP Experience: (Held in Annex)
VIP tickets include VIP seating & a signed copy of an Anne Lamott book.
VIP ticketholders are also invited to the Annex (425 Morris St., next door to the Main Hall) for a pre-Talk VIP Experience! There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and fine wine to enjoy from 4-5:30pm.
Doors open at 4pm for VIP ticketholders
Doors open at 5pm for General Admission ticketholders
Author Talk begins at 5:45pm
There will be two parking lots available, and street parking. All parking is free for the evening. We will have parking attendants in each lot to help make parking as smooth as possible. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CARPOOL!
- Main Hall Parking – 390 Morris St
- Annex Parking – behind 425 Morris St
You will receive a confirmation email with your QR code – that is all you need. If you are not arriving together as a full party – that is FINE! We have all the registered names. If you have any concerns, please email email@example.com.
Drinks will be available for purchase inside the Main Hall. There is no dinner or hot food onsite. No outside food or drink is allowed except for water bottles.
Restrooms available in the Main Hall.
Sonoma County guidelines in place at the time of the event will be followed. Currently masks are not required but recommended. Please see below for more information regarding COVID protocols.
All persons and items entering the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center are subject to search. No weapons, outside food or drink or drugs will be permitted. This is a drug free zone/venue.
Certain types of bags and/or cases are prohibited, including but not limited to:
• Computer Bags
• Camera Bags/Cases
• Instrument Cases
• Large Totes and Duffel Bags
• Any Purse or Bag exceeding 12”x12”x6”. Backpack purses must be worn on one shoulder. If a purse is worn as a backpack, it will be considered as such and will not be permitted in the venue.
Patrons with prohibited bags, cases, or other items will asked to return the item to their vehicle.
Items prohibited to enter Sebastopol Community Cultural include, but are not limited to:
- Firearms of any size or type
- Other weapons and knives of any size or type
- Pepper spray, mace, or other chemicals*
- Animals other than Registered Service Dogs
- Alcohol, illegal substances, or drug paraphernalia
- Professional-grade audio, photo, or video recording equipment
- Cans, bottles, or outside food and beverages
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Michael Krasny, PhD, is recently retired as Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State and served for nearly a quarter of a century as the host of Forum, on KQED public radio, where he was the recipient of many awards and interviewed most of the nation’s leading writers, politicians and thinkers. He is the author of a number of books, including Off Mike, Spiritual Envy and Let There Be Laughter, as well as co-author of Sound Ideas.
Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor – she is laugh-out-loud funny – and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. Actually, she writes about what most of us don’t like to think about. She wrote her first novel for her father, the writer Kenneth Lamott, when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has said that the book was “a present to someone I loved who was going to die.” In all her novels, Anne Lamott writes about loss – loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn’t try to sugar- coat the sadness, frustration and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion and a pureness of voice. She says, “I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith and I struggle to communicate that.” Anne Lamott does communicate her faith; in her books and in person, she lifts, comforts, and inspires, all the while keeping us laughing.
Anne Lamott is the author of seven novels, Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, Blue Shoe, All New People, Crooked Little Heart, and Imperfect Birds. She has also written several bestselling books of nonfiction, including, Operating Instructions, an account of life as a single mother during her son’s first year; Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son; and the classic book on writing; Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. She has also authored several collections of autobiographical essays on faith; Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, and Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith. She has also written, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace, Hallelujah Anyway; Rediscovering Mercy and Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. Her newest book is Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage (March 2, 2021, Riverhead).
Lamott has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has taught at UC Davis, as well as at writing conferences across the country. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock has made a documentary on Lamott, entitled “Bird by Bird with Annie” (1999). Anne Lamott has also been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
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