Saturday, August 18, 2018

August 2018 Poetry at Florey's.



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event!

***Saturday, August 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Judy Wells and Dale Jensen.

From Sherri:

Dear Poetry Community,

It's time to invite you to join me, Aaron, and our featured poets Judy Wells and Dale Jensen, for a celebration of the spoken word. I hope you'll consider joining us to hear these seasoned east bay poets.

It is always especially appreciated if you are able to bring a snack or drink for the table; feasting with poets and poetry lovers is a particular pleasure! And, of course and as always, you are invited to bring your own poetry to share at open mic (3 minutes, please).

---Special note: There will be no poetry reading in September---

About the featured poets:

JUDY WELLS

Judy Wells was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and UC Berkeley. Her 11th poetry collection, The Glass Ship (Sugartown), completes her trilogy of Irish-themed works, including Everything Irish and Call Home (Scarlet Tanager Books). Dear Phebe, a poetry and prose collection about her Dickinson ancestors, three sisters who traveled from Massachusetts to California in the 1860s to establish new lives, is forthcoming from Sugartown. Her poetry has recently appeared in Veils, Halos, and Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women; San Francisco Peace and Hope; California Quarterly; Marin Poetry Center Anthology; and Stanford Alumni Magazine. KPFA’s Nina Serrano has recorded Judy reading from The Glass Ship, Little Lulu Talks with Vincent Van Gogh, and The Old People Monologues. Her website is www.judywellspoet.com.

DALE JENSEN

Dale Jensen was born in Oakland, California, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971, and received a master’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Toronto in 1973, with which he said goodbye to academia forever. In 1974, he embarked on a career with Social Security that lasted until 1999, when he took early retirement. He lives in Berkeley and is married to the poet Judy Wells.
Dale’s poetry, which is heavily influenced by the Surrealists and such cut-up writers as William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, has appeared in such magazines, journals, and anthologies as Talisman, Lost andFound Times, Ur-Vox, Poetry East, Inkblot, Convolvulus, Dirigible, and many others. He published and edited the experimental poetry magazine Malthus from 1986 through 1989 and continues to occasionally publish books through Malthus Press. He also has published seven books and three chapbooks of poetry: Thebes(1991), Bar Room Ballads (1992), The Troubles (1993), Twisted History (1999), Purgatorial (2004), Cyclone Fence (2007), Oedipus’ First Lover (2009), Auto Bio (2010), Yew Nork (2014), and Amateur Mythology(2017).

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, August 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, August 17, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' August 23rd!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, August 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our August book, 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' by Agatha Christie.

About the book:

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose.

However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger's friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over--none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

About the author:

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She died in 1976 after a prolific career spanning six decades.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, August 23rd, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Living Your 3rd Act in Wellness with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong, the Oily Chef.

"Living Your 3rd Act in Wellness"

***Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00-8:30pm***

About the event:

Essential Oils are everywhere: Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, On-line...You have choices. How do you decide? Come and find out with Lorna, the oily chef. She has made lifestyle changes to enjoy a healthier lifestyle incorporating into drink, food, work, and play. Sharing thoughts, food and recipes.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong was born and raised in San Francisco. She presently lives between homes in Montara and in Santa Cruz mountains. She is a Lola to two wonderful grandkids. With so many choice in life, she is always looking for health alternative to keep her doc happy. Note; Her doc does not need to see her for another 4 years. Enjoying the thriving garden, new recipes and music.

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We hope to see you!

Living Your 3rd Act in Wellness, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Writers Open Mic, August 11th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to the Pacifica Writers Open Mic.

***Saturday, August 11th, 2-4pm***

The Pacifica Writers Open Mic is open to all readers and writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Come and share your work, or just listen and enjoy.

Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, August 11th, 2-4pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday Story Time at Florey's.



Florey's Book Co. invites you to Saturday Story Time!

***Saturday, August 11th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Saturday Story Time occurs the second Saturday each month.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, August 11th, 10am-11am***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August 2018 Events at Florey's Book Co.



Florey's invites you to our special events this month!

Remember that you can get more information on each event as it approaches on our sites:

http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Florey's provides free Wi-fi internet access!

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Please note our ongoing events:

-Monday Meditation Group
A guided meditation with Bruce Tassi and Amy Hanley
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft,
Fridays, 6-8pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, August 11th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Writers Open Mic
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!
Saturday, August 11th, 2-4pm

-Living Your 3rd Act in Wellness
Explore healthy alternatives
with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong, the Oily Chef!
Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read & discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The Murder of Roger Ackroyd' by David Grann
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, August 23rd 7:00-8:30pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, August 25th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

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As always, we hope to see you!

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, July 21, 2018

July 2018 Poetry at Florey's.



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event!

***Saturday, July 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Marvin R. Hiemstra and Brian Martens.

From Sherri:

To all who love poetry,

Now that our independence has been properly celebrated, I hope you'll be in the mood to join Aaron and me at Florey's, your long-time independent book store, for our July poetry reading. We will welcome Marvin R. Hiemstra and Brian Martens, who will share their poetic whimsy and passion with us.

If you are able to, it is always so very much appreciated if you can bring a drink or snack for the table, and, as always, you are invited to bring your own poetry to share at open mic (3 minutes, please).

About the featured poets:

MARVIN R. HIEMSTRA

A jubilant Leo born in a summer thunder storm on the Iowa Prairie and polished at the Iowa Writers Workshop by Donald Justice, Marvin R. Hiemstra’s publications include Dream Tees – a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry nominee, In Deepest USA – a droll CD, French Kiss Destiny - - a DVD filmed in three whimsical San Francisco locations and Poet Wrangler – another Pulitzer Prize in Poetry collection nominee.

Marvin publishes and performs around the world with a three week triumph at Edinburgh Festival Fringe which Leslie Hills at The Scotsman noted, “Marvin R. Hiemstra’s A Turquoise Coyote Under Your Pillow conjures up true moments and personalities in a bright-humored performance: intense, refreshing theatre.” “Rich humor, high-wire poetics, and deeply-felt emotion fill Marvin’s work.” – Shawn Pittard, The Great American Pinup. “French Kiss Destiny sets new standards for poetry in our times.” – David Partch, Rattle, “It’s the laughing and thinking at the same time that I love when I read Hiemstra’s work.” -- Kate McDonald, London Times. “Marvin R. Hiemstra’s performance blasts bits of Victorian music hall, kyogen, Jungian identity transfers, and red-hot shamanism into one very happy celebration.” – Ernst Budde, Universitat Bremen.

A memoir collection of anecdotes, Raven Knows: Each Smile is Unique, from Marvin’s colorful life will appear in 2019.

BRIAN MARTENS

I have always been a poet according to my teachers and mentors, and I thought it was a hobby until I realized I was a shadow poet and it was time to step into my passion.

In the fall of 2017 I declared myself a poet and writer, and committed to have a book of poetry published by the end of 2018. The Universe conspired to accomplish this and Fernwood Press is publishing my first book in 2018. The book will be mostly Haiku and a few other favorite poems. I learned Haiku from my work with Angeles Arrien over seven years.

Now, I mostly write poetry concerned with the “ Human Condition”, and such topics as Awareness, Transformation, and Deep Intuition. I seek to inspire and motivate people, with my articles, podcast, and poetry to recognize their own deep creative spirit and to express that to the world whether that is raising children, cooking a meal, or growing a garden. I believe everything we do on earth is a creative act, and being creative is an act of self-love.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, July 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Florey's Book Club: 'Killers of the Flower Moon' July 26th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, July 26th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our July book, 'Killers of the Flower Moon' by David Grann.

About the book:

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.
As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

About the author:

David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, which was chosen as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He is also the author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. His work has garnered several honors for outstanding journalism, including a George Polk Award.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, July 26th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Children's Safety with Essential Oils with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



Florey's Books invites you to an event with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong, the Oily Chef.

"Children's Safety with Essential Oils"

***Wednesday, July 18th, 7:00-8:30pm***

About the event:

Essential Oils are everywhere: Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond, On-line...You have choices. How do you decide? Come and find out with Lorna, the oily chef. She has made lifestyle changes to enjoy a healthier lifestyle incorporating into drink, food, work, and play. Sharing thoughts, food and recipes.

About the host:

Lorna Rodriguez-Wong was born and raised in San Francisco. She presently lives between homes in Montara and in Santa Cruz mountains. She is a Lola to two wonderful grandkids. With so many choice in life, she is always looking for health alternative to keep her doc happy. Note; Her doc does not need to see her for another 4 years. Enjoying the thriving garden, new recipes and music.

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We hope to see you!

Children's Safety with Essential Oils, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Wednesday, July 18th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo