Sunday, November 20, 2022
4 – 7 PM
4PM VIP Experience
5PM General Admission doors open
5:45PM Talk begins!
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 Isabel Allende 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Isabel Allende—novelist, feminist, and philanthropist—is one of the most widely-read authors in the world, having sold more than 75 million books. Chilean born in Peru, Isabel won worldwide acclaim in 1982 with the publication of her first novel, The House of the Spirits, which began as a letter to her dying grandfather. Since then, she has authored more than twenty five bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including Daughter of Fortune, Island Beneath the Sea, Paula, The Japanese Lover, A Long Petal of the Sea and her most recent memoir, The Soul of a Woman. Translated into more than forty two languages, Allende’s works entertain and educate readers by interweaving imaginative stories with significant historical events.
In addition to her work as a writer, Allende devotes much of her time to human rights causes. In 1996, following the death of her daughter Paula, she established a charitable foundation in her honor, which has awarded grants to more than 100 nonprofits worldwide, delivering life-changing care to hundreds of thousands of women and girls. More than 8 million have watched her TED Talks on leading a passionate life.
She has received fifteen honorary doctorates, including one from Harvard University, was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, received the PEN Center Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, President Barack Obama warded Allende the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, and in 2018 she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. She lives in California.
Her website is IsabelAllende.com.
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