Monday, August 21, 2017

August 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, August 26th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Sy Margaret Baldwin and Sherri Rose-Walker.

From Sherri:

Dear Poetry Community,

I hope you will consider joining us for our next evening of poetry at Florey's Books, when Sy Margaret Baldwin and I will be your featured poets. You are warmly welcome to bring you own, or a favorite poet's work to read at open mic (3 minutes, please - DO time yourself; I hate interrupting people, but will do that, if necessary!). The evening begins with open mic at 7:30, followed by a break, and the featured poets. Please also bring a snack, drink or supplies (cups, plates, napkins) for the table, if you can (this is SO much appreciated).

About the featured poets:

SY MARGARET BALDWIN

Sy was born and grew up in the West Midlands of England; she now resides in Long Barn, CA. Sy is the author of "Signal Fires". She has also been a featured poet in Sonora Seasons and Stanislaus Connections publications, as well as numerous literary magazines - including Poetry Now, Tule Review, Third Wednesday, Common Ground Review, and Calyx.

"I have a love of the outdoors. In 1978 I applied for a summer job with the US Forest Service and, to my surprise, was offered a job as a firefighter on Stanislaus National Forest. That was the beginning of a long career---first as a firefighter and then as a Wildlife Technician.

Sy recalls what led her to become an author. "At the age of eleven I learned to love poetry from a teacher who introducted me to the work of the English Romantics. Later, in my twenties, I began to write poetry myself." Her ideal place to write is at home, at her desk looking out at a beautiful cedar grove and sapling black oaks.

SHERRI ROSE-WALKER

I wrote my first poem (a limerick) when I was seven, and have written ever since; letters, journals and prose, as well as poetry. My teachers have been the works of other poets. Among the most influential have been Rainer Maria Rilke, May Sarton, Rumi, Denise Levertov, William Stafford, Joy Harjo, Van Morrison, Jane Hirshfield, William Shakespeare, Linda Hogan, William Butler Yeats and Ursula Le Guin. Wide reading in mythology, philosophy, anthropology, paleo and ancient history, psychology and spirituality have also deeply influenced my work.

My own poetry is most closely concerned with the inner and symbolic life, the mysterious alchemy governing what it means to be human, and yet to reach always for what is greater and beyond. I am continuingly concerned with the seasons of growth, waning, death and rebirth, in both the world and the heart. In my poetry, I seek to explore, and somehow find words to speak of the rooms in transformation’s house of gold.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, August 26th, 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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Local Forum: 'Beauty & the Eye of the Beholder', August 24th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, August 24th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder.

From Nico:

Good Evening Everyone!

Once again, this topic is pretty open ended. Our hustle and bustle lifestyles really limit us from hitting the pause button to appreciate the beauty in art, people, or even the environment. The funny thing about beauty, is that it's also subjective, so what's beautiful to me, may be butt ugly to you.

And that's where the Local Forum comes in. For this meeting, let's get a chance to share stories on what we find beautiful in life, and maybe in turn, find out new beautiful things we should seek out.

Questions to consider
- what's your preferred medium of art? (Music, written word, pictures)
- what's one thing that just doesn't seem that appealing to you.
- can anything really be objectively beautiful or ugly?


Here is a link to a short video on the subject: https://youtu.be/wCEJHxd7KTw

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, August 24th, 7:30-9:00pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Glimpse into Indonesian History through Story with Dalang Publishing.



Florey's Books welcomes Dalang Publishing to present: A Glimpse into Indonesian History through Story.

About Dalang Publishing:
Dalang Publishing is a San Mateo–based publisher that provides English-language translations of Indonesian historical and cultural novels. Founded by Lian Gouw in the fall of 2011, Dalang, the Indonesian word for “master storyteller,” now lists nine titles that take the reader back to the early years of Dutch and British colonialization, from the 1600s through WWII and the revolution in the mid-1900s, to more current events that have significant, historical consequences.
Lian joins us to discuss Dalang’s titles and general information about Indonesia.

Presentations at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. provide an overview of Dalang’s books and its most recent 2017 publication, Dasamuka, by Junaedi Setiyono.

To history buffs and travel fans alike: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an intimate peek at the colorful history and rich culture of Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago: 17,000 islands wrapped around the equator!

Light Indonesian refreshments served at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Saturday, August 19th, 11:00am-5:00pm***
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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, August 10, 2017

Florey's Book Club: 'December Boys' August 17th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, August 17th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our August book, 'December Boys' by Joe Cliford.

About the book:

Jay Porter, the newest employee at NorthEastern Insurance in New Hampshire, is investigating an accident claim when he learns the teenager behind the wheel was arrested for minor drug possession and sentenced to a hardcore behavioral modification center. At the county courthouse, Jay meets Nicki, a young college intern, who tips him off to a possible scandal--first-time juvenile offenders being shipped to private institutions for political kickbacks. He learns that long-time family nemeses, Adam and Michael Lombardi, may have a stake in the scheme. Is Jay's mission to help these kids a legitimate crusade? Or is his thirst for revenge driven by the guilt he feels over his own junkie brother's death? These questions conspire to tear apart tranquility and drive a wedge between Jay and his wife Jenny. With help from new friend Nicki, and a couple of old friends, Jay finds himself thrust back into a past he had hoped to leave behind, putting everything--and everyone he loves--at risk in pursuit of the truth.

About the author:

From homeless junkie to successful author, Joe Clifford has dedicated his life to education and the craft of writing and helping other ex-junkies find a voice and a platform for their creative energies. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including Lamentation and December Boys in the Jay Porter series. He lives with this wife and two sons in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, August 17th, 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

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Writers Open Mic, August 12th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, August 12th, 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 12th, 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 12th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres and friends.
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 12th, 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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

August 2017 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 Florey's will be closed Sunday, July 30th to Saturday, August 5th
for our wedding and honeymoon. Florey's will reopen Sunday, August 6th.****

Our special events this month:

-A Glimpse into Indonesian History Through Story
Meet & Greet with Lian Gouw of Dalang Publishing.
Presentations at 11am and 3pm, with Indonesian snacks!
More info: http://dalangpublishing.com/
Saturday, August 19th, 11am-5pm

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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 12th, 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 12th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'December Boys' by Joe Clifford
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, August 17th 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, August 24th, 7:30-9:00pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, August 26th, 7:30-9:30pm

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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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, July 29th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Erica Goss and Eileen Malone.

From Sherri:

It's time to invite you to join Aaron and me for an evening of poetry, welcoming poets Erica Goss and Eileen Malone. I hope you will consider coming to witness the spoken word, and renew your acquaintance with eloquence. You are invited to bring your own or a favorite poet's work to share at open mic (3 minutes, please) which begins at 7:30, followed by a break and our featured poets. Please bring a snack, drink or supplies (napkins, plates, cups) for the table, if you can.

About the featured poets:

Erica Goss served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA from 2013-2016. She is the author of Night Court, winner of the 2016 Lyrebird Award (forthcoming in 2017), Wild Place and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets. She is co-founder of Media Poetry Studio, a poetry-and-film camp for teen girls: www.mediapoetrystudio.com. Her poems, reviews and articles appear widely. Please visit her at: www.ericagoss.com.

Eileen Malone's poetry has been published in over 500 literary journals and anthologies, a significant amount of which have earned awards, i.e., three Pushcart nominations. Her award winning collection Letters With Taloned Claws was published by Poets Corner Press (Sacramento) and her book I Should Have Given Them Water was published by Ragged Sky Press (Princeton).
Her past experience includes teaching for the California Poets in the Schools Program as well as for local community colleges. She founded and directs the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, is a voting member for the Northern California Book Reviewers Awards.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, July 29th, 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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Local Forum: 'The Beauty of Friendship', July 27th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, July 27th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: The Beauty of Friendship.

From Nico:

Good Evening Everyone!

I'm back from my trip to the Netherlands. The place was inspiring; so much so, that it inspired me to organize a solid topic for our upcoming discussion.

Perhaps the only stain on my trip overseas, was an big argument I had with one of my friends. He's been around since high school, but the recent spat has really forced me to evaluate my definition of a friend and what it means to be someone else friend.

They say some friends come and and some friends go, but only a select few will stay around for the long haul. So it goes without saying that a lot of thought has to be put into who one invites into their close social circle. So for this month's discussion, I'd suggest thinking of the following things to help nurture conversation for this subject.

Ideas to Consider

Think of some of the close friends you've had in your lifetime? What were some traits that made them resonate with you?
Have you had any arguments with friends? What were the fallout of some of them?
There are levels to friendships; what are the circles you have for yourself, and how do you categorize people into them?
What are some lessons you have learned through close friends?

Those are just starting points, but I hope it gets your mind thinking about all the factors of friendship.

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, July 27th, 7:30-9:00pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pacifica Book Club: 'Neverhome' July 20th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, July 20th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our July book, 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt.

About the book:

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.
Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home? In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts.

About the author:

Laird Hunt is the author of several works of fiction and a two-time finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Fiction. A former United Nations press officer currently on the faculty of the University of Denver's creative writing program, he and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, July 20th, 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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, July 01, 2017

When Your Life Depends On It - book event with author David Hirzel, July 9th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author David Hirzel as he discusses his book, "When Your Life Depends On It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic".

***Sunday, July 9th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

When Your Life Depends on It is designed to be a thrilling read.

It is an adventure book that looks at the challenging situations faced by early explorers like Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Mawson while they were attempting to conquer the great, icy, then-unknown, Antarctic world.

But this book was written to be much more than that. By looking at the life-and-death decisions that these heroic men often had to make, there is much we can learn from them to improve our own modern day decision making--both at a personal level and at a business level.

Across six major expeditions spanning sixteen years, these explorers from the early 1900s faced extremely hazardous conditions, where sheer environment will kill you and the only communication was as far as you could shout. But what is really amazing to learn is that at times, they made bad decisions, though remarkably, very few people died.

Lessons and strategies in decision making are revealed throughout the stories, but the book is not prescriptive. The authors encourage you to think about what lessons you can take away from each story.

People have said that the book is fun to read and that it stimulated their own improved decision making while opening their eyes to an incredible period in history--the heroic age of Antarctic exploration.

About the co-author:

David Hirzel, a Californian native, has written a three-part polar biography of the Irish explorer Tom Crean, a key player in Scott’s and Shackleton’s expeditions. The final book of this series, Antarctic Voyager, was launched at the South-Polesium conference in Scotland (May 2015). Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic has been optioned for a documentary due for release in 2017.

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For more information, visit
http://www.extreme-decisions.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, July 8th, 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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Writers Open Mic, July 8th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, July 8th, 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, July 8th, 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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
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, July 8th, 10am-11am***

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

-------------------------------------------
We hope to see you!

***Saturday, July 8th, 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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

July 2017 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 Florey's will be closed Sunday, July 30th to Saturday, August 5th
for our wedding and honeymoon. Florey's will reopen Sunday, August 6th.---

Our special events this month:

-"When Your Life Depends on It"
Book event with author David Hirzel
Extreme decision making lessons from the Antarctic.
More info: http://www.extreme-decisions.com/
Sunday, July 9th, 2-4pm

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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, July 8th, 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, July 8th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, July 20th 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
This month: The Beauty of Friendship
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, July 27th, 7:30-9:00pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, July 29th, 7:30pm

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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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, June 24th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Clifford Hunt and Christine Rodgers.

From Sherri:

I'm pleased to invite you to join Aaron and me as we welcome Half Moon Bay poet Clifford Hunt, and San Francisco poet Christine Rodgers for an evening of their artistry, and hope you will consider joining us. Remember that open mic comes first, at 7:30, followed by the break, and featured poets.

You are invited to read at open mic (3 minutes, please), either your own, or a favorite poets's work, or come simply to revel in the luxury of artful language. If you can, please bring a snack or beverage to share, or supplies for the table (paper plates, napkins, cups); this is such a help in making a truly convivial evening.

About the featured poets:

Clifford Hunt is a husband, father, and writer who lives and works in Half Moon Bay, California. Before that, he lived and worked in Bethel Alaska, San Francisco, Seattle, Arcata, San Diego, and Beirut, Lebanon. Clifford is co-founder, editor, and publisher with Tim Badger of Just Press, small press publishers of poems, essays, and the periodical Violent Milk, and co-curator of the Just Press Forums. Publications include Chapter Ø, Outside & Elsewhere, The Weekly, You Amuse Yourself You Amass Yourself (with Tim Badger).

Christine Rodgers is an actor and poet living in San Francisco. Her poetry has appeared in America, Fellowship, the National Catholic Reporter, Radical Grace and on a variety of websites including The Jesuit Retreat Center, The Witness, Poets Against the War and Grace Cathedral. In 2000 she appeared as a panelist in The Forum at Grace Cathedral entitled “The Creative Spirit in Poetry” – with Francisco X. Alarcon, Judy Grahn and Dean Alan Jones. She is grateful to the many Jesuits who have included her as a partner in their ministry. Her poems have been used in a number of retreat centers, and some are still floating around Africa. She has published three books of poetry: Into the Great Green Heart of God, Upon a Luminous Night and Embracing the Sacred Journey. She facilitates a Poetry Circle in the Tenderloin at the Healing Well.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, June 24th, 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

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pacifica Book Club: 'The Emperor of All Maladies' June 15th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, June 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our May book, 'The Emperor of All Maladies' by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

About the book:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.
Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.
The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.
From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

About the author:

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbytarian Hospital. A former Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford (where he received a PhD studying cancer-causing viruses) and from Harvard Medical School. His laboratory focuses on discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods. Mukherjee trained in cancer medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School and was on the staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published articles and commentary in such journals as Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron and the Journal of Clinical Investigation and in publications such as the New York Times and the New Republic. His work was nominated for Best American Science Writing, 2000 (edited by James Gleick). He lives in Boston and New York with his wife, Sarah Sze, an artist, and with his daughter, Leela.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, June 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

Sunday, June 04, 2017

How to Talk With Spirits - book event with author June Ahern, June 11th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author June Ahern as she discusses her book, "How to Talk With Spirits: Séances•Mediums•Ghost Hunts".

***Sunday, June 11th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

"How to Talk With Spirits: Séances•Mediums•Ghost Hunts" is an informative and practical guide to an unusual and often, sensitive subject. In it, questions from the curious living about communicating with the dead are answered. Learn how to conduct a séance, take ghost hunts, and avoid vampire entities. Read about the author's most memorable ghost encounters and hauntings by murder victims.

At nineteen, June Ahern, author, of "How To Talk With Spirits: Séances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts" was in a horrific automobile accident. Thrown through the windshield, she had a near death experience (NDE) that changed her life forever. For quite a few years, she couldn’t talk about what she saw on the 'other side.' Then she learned there were others with similar experiences. A survey in US News & World Report of March 1997 reported 15 million people experienced NDE.

After her NDE was a scary, confusing time. June envisioned events yet to happen. The dead visited her. More than forty years later, she continues to have psychic visions and visits from the dead. While skeptics deny the existence of ghosts and spirit communication claiming there’s no real evidence, polls and surveys show the public strongly disagrees. A 2005 Huffpost poll reported forty-five percent of Americans believed in ghosts or the spirits of the dead and that they can come back in certain places and situations. In a nationwide random survey, 808 adults were asked if they believed in life after death. Seventy-eight percent responded yes. More than one in five Americans said they had seen a ghost themselves, or have felt themselves in the presence of one.

Talking to the dead appears easy for June Ahern, as seen in her paranormal ghost walk videos. “It’s easy as talking to living people”, she says, “but it can be scary too.” By the end of the book you will decide if you want to communicate with the dead or leave well enough alone.

About the author:

June Ahern has published four books. Her book tours across the United States are lively interactions as she engages the audience with candor and humor about her writings and life as a psychic medium. After forty successful as in her profession June continues to share her talents in a documentary series with The Haunted Bay, San Francisco and Beyond Paranormal Investigation as seen on Youtube.com. Her non-fiction's subjects are on parapsychology and the paranormal: "The Timeless Counselor: A Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading", is a consumer’s guide to receiving the greatest benefits from a psychic reading. It was the number one seller by an unknown author at the 1991 New York Whole Life Expo where she was a featured speaker. Ms. Ahern has taught workshops for many years in the Bay Area. Her other non-fiction is "How to Talk With Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts" addresses an often misunderstood phenomena. Her fiction books are "The Skye in June" and "City of Redemption". June has been a co-host and guest on radio shows and People Are Talking television program. She has been interviewed for newspapers and on-line articles and is featured in several videos. Presently, she is writing a sequel to "The Skye in June" while enjoying life with her husband in Northern California.

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For more information, visit
http://www.juneahern.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, June 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

Writers Open Mic, June 10th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, June 10th, 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.

--------------------------------
We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, June 10th, 2-4pm***
---------------------------------

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, June 10th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres and friends.
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, June 10th, 10am-11am***
-------------------------------------------

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, May 30, 2017

June 2017 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!

-----------------------------------------------------

Our special events this month:

-"How to Talk to Spirits"
Book event with author June Ahern
An informative and practical guide to
an unusual and often, sensitive subject.
Sunday, June 11th, 2-4pm

============================

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, June 10th, 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, June 10th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The Emperor of All Maladies' by Siddhartha Mukherjee
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, June 15th 7:00-8:30pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, June 24th, 7:30pm

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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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 2017 Poetry at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, May 27th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Walker Brents, III and Marvin R. Hiemstra.

From Sherri:

It's time for an announcement of this month's poetry reading. I am delighted to say that we will welcome Walker Brents, III and Marvin R. Hiemstra as our featured poets, and I hope you will all consider joining us. It's going to be a unique and memorable evening! Please also bring, if you can, drinks, snacks or supplies (cups, napkins, plates) for the table. You are invited to share your own, or a favorite poet's work at open mic (3 minutes, please).

NOTE: Traffic on the coast has gotten considerably heavier in the last few years. Especially if the weather is good, allow a little extra time to get to Florey's.

About the featured poets:

Walker Brents III is storyteller/artist-in-residence at Berkwood Hedge School in Berkeley. Here he accesses narrative forms of a great many times and places, within each of which a literary germ awaits its revelation as an open secret.
For some fifteen years he has provided a once-a-month series of speech-performances covering various poetic, mythical, and literary subjects at Bird and Beckett Bookstore, as an offering to its Cultural Legacy Project. He also relates stories from the ancient epics at the Asian Art Museum. His book, Mirage Farm, was published in 2005.
As to his poetry, he holds to the subliminal tents of late 20th century symbolist/surrealist/abstract-expressionist styles, in all their idiosyncratic variations, shaped by the blowing winds of modernism in its "pre" and "post" forms. Which is to say his inheritance is free-verse American vernacular poetry, which assimilates back into itself, through each practitioner, all it seems to cast off.
The timeless element comes in with the suggestion of myth, of myth as a presence. What is myth as a presence? A visitation of awareness, awareness of the magnetic core of perception and experience, awareness of the analog which gives each its texture, an awareness expressible as text, as speech or upon the page.
Poetry: a mystery tradition in honor of the engendering alphabet. Were I a laconic cowboy, I might sum all this up in saying: "My poems don't rhyme, ma'am, but some of them do."

Marvin R. Hiemstra was born a noisy Leo in the Year of the Rabbit and delighted the tiny Iowa prairie grass frogs with slam bang versions of Shostakovich’s Preludes before his feet could reach the pedals. Poet, social critic, founding Editor-in-Chief of the Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review, and green man advocate, Marvin, recent work in Caveat Lector, Amsterdam Quarterly, The Satirist, and the North American Review, publishes and appears around the world. “What I hold closest to my heart is Marvin’s reminder of ‘the importance of human affection in this totally terrifying 21st Century!’ ” Shawn Pittard, The Great American Pinup. “Whimsical poet/humorist Hiemstra shares his thoughts and observations on society: a very agreeable addition to contemporary American literature.” Library Journal.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, May 27th, 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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pacifica Book Club: 'Lamentation' May 23rd at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our May book, 'Lamentation' by Joe Clifford.

About the book:

In a frigid New Hampshire winter, Jay Porter is trying to eke out a living and maintain some semblance of a relationship with his former girlfriend and their two-year-old son. When he receives an urgent call that Chris, his drug-addicted and chronically drunk brother, is being questioned by the sheriff about his missing junkie business partner, Jay feels obliged to come to his rescue.
After Jay negotiates his brother’s release from the county jail, Chris disappears into the night. As Jay begins to search for him, he is plunged into a cauldron of ugly lies and long-kept secrets that could tear apart his small hometown and threaten the lives of Jay and all those he holds dear.

Powerful forces come into play that will stop at nothing until Chris is dead and the information he harbors is destroyed.

About the author:

From homeless junkie to successful author, Joe Clifford has dedicated his life to education and the craft of writing and helping other ex-junkies find a voice and a platform for their creative energies. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including Lamentation and December Boys in the Jay Porter series. He earned his MFA from Florida International University in 2008, before returning to the Bay Area, where he currently lives with his wife and two sons.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Tuesday, May 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, May 13, 2017

California Jesus - book event with author Mike Marinacci, May 20th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Mike Marinacci as he discusses his book, "California Jesus: A (Slightly) Irreverent Guide to the Golden State's Christian Sects, Evangelists and Latter-Day Prophets".

***Saturday, May 20th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

California, long a Mecca for eccentric cults, has also hosted more than its share of unusual and unorthodox Christian evangelists and sects. From pre-Gold Rush days to the 21st Century, visionaries seeking to revive or transform the Faith have flocked to California’s shores, or have emerged from its environs as native sons and daughters. Their often-idiosyncratic crusades have influenced not only Golden State history and culture, but Christianity as a whole.

California Jesus tells the little-known yet fascinating stories behind the people and groups that populate Californian Christendom, including:

• The Children of God — Born on the Huntington Beach boardwalk, this “Jesus People” hippie-ministry turned to prostituting its members and molesting its children in the name of Christ

• Bebe and C. Thomas Patten — married evangelists, these Oakland-based Pentecostal preachers scammed penniless Okie immigrants and major banks alike for millions

• Joe Jeffers — a renegade Baptist minister who started a murderous religious war between his followers and a rival’s, made headlines in lurid L.A. sex scandals, and claimed that “Yahweh” had stashed several billion dollars for him in the constellation Orion

• The Metropolitan Community Church — Gay L.A. evangelist Troy Perry challenges homophobia with a hugely controversial, and much-attacked sect that ministers Christ’s love to sexual “outsiders”

• Church of the Holy Family — film-star Mel Gibson’s schismatic, secretive Malibu parish, which claims to be literally more Catholic than the Pope

• Holy Mountain — a huge, bizarre, ever-growing folk-art monument in the Imperial Valley desert built by an aging drifter to glorify God’s love, that’s now become an international tourist destination
• And many, many more!

Filled with captivating anecdotes about the state’s most colorful and controversial Christian pastors and sects, and accompanied by many rare photos and illustrations, California Jesus illuminates this absorbing yet little-discussed aspect of both state history and culture, and the Christian experience. Believers and doubters alike, as well as anyone interested in the Golden State’s unique spiritual heritage, will find this work hard to put down.

About the author:

Mike Marinacci is a scholar of religious history, spending over 25 years studying American spiritual groups and leaders, especially the unorthodox sects and figures who have emerged in the Golden State.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, May 20th, 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, May 06, 2017

Writers Open Mic, May 13th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, May 13th, 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.

--------------------------------
We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, May 13th, 2-4pm***
---------------------------------

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, May 13th, 10am-11am***

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

-------------------------------------------
We hope to see you!

***Saturday, May 13th, 10am-11am***
-------------------------------------------

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, April 28, 2017

May 2017 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!

-----------------------------------------------------

Our special events this month:

-"California Jesus"
Book event with author Mike Marinacci
A slightly irreverent guide the Golden State's
Christian Sects, Evangelists & Latter-Day Prophets
Saturday, May 20th, 2-4pm

-Grieving the Loss of Your Pet
A class led my Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
Saturday, May 27th, 2-4pm
--A $20 donation is suggested by Ms. Joslyn--

============================

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, May 13th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Writers Open Mic
Saturday, May 13th, 2-4pm
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Lamentation' by Joe Clifford
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, May 23rd 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, May 25th, 7:30-9:00pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, May 27th, 7:30pm

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 2017 Poetry at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, April 29th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Lisa Rizzo and Sherri Rose-Walker.

From Sherri:

I hope you have been celebrating National Poetry Month by writing, reading or reciting poetry at every available opportunity! Please also come to an evening of celebration, and the sweet harmony of poetry. We will be celebrating the sixth(!) anniversary of the Poetry at Florey's series, Poetry Month, and Shakespeare's birthday (the 23rd, it is thought).

Lisa Rizzo (who has a new book of her work), and I will be your featured poets, and we hope you will join us. This is my one perfect chance to read the poem I wrote for Shakespeare, so I will! if you have anything written for or inspired by the Bard of Avon, do bring it to share! You are, of course, welcome to share poetry on any theme at open mic (3 minutes, please), or come simply to revel in the alphabetic labyrinth. Please also bring, if you can, snacks, drinks, or supplies (napkins, plates, utensils) for the table (this help is SO much appreciated).

About the featured poets:

Lisa Rizzo is the author of Always a Blue House (Saddle Road Press, 2016) and the chapbook, In the Poem an Ocean, (Big Table Publishing, 2011). Her work also has appeared in such journals as 13th Moon, Calyx Journal, and Naugatuck River Review. Two of her poems received 1st and 2nd prizes in the 2011 Maggi H. Meyer Poetry Prize competition. She can be reached online at lisarizzopoetry.com.

Lisa spent 23 years teaching middle school English/Language Arts. Now she works as an instructional coach, helping teachers improve their reading and writing instruction. Born in Texas, raised in Chicago, Lisa moved to the Bay Area 36 years ago. Even though she has almost settled down, she still travels as often as she can.
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Sherri Rose-Walker is a life-long poet who wrote her first poem, a limerick, at the age of seven. Her poetry is principally concerned with deepening the inner life of the Feminine, and seasons of the soul. Her work has been published in the We'Moon datebook and wall calendars, San Francisco Peace and Hope (and is included in the print edition of the 2014 issue), and Marin Poetry Center Anthologies. She has two chapbooks, Two Trees and Celtic Ray. She hosts a monthly poetry reading series in Pacifica, and can be reached at sherrirose-walker@hotmail.com

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, April 29th, 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

Grieving the Loss of Your Pets with Marti Joslyn, Apr.29th at Florey's




Florey's welcomes Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator as she leads an animal grief class.

***Saturday, April 29th, 2-4pm***

About the class:

Grieving the Loss of our Pets

At the end of every year we often remember those loved ones who have died. Sometimes we don’t know how to acknowledge our Animal Family as well. Bring your tender hearts and be with others who wish to share their experiences in a safe, compassionate, joyful and confidential space. In this time together you will learn ways to connect with your Animal’s Spirit as well as how to move through the Grieving process.

Bring pictures or objects for the Altar to honor your sweetly departed.
Bring Water to drink during class.

About Ms. Joslyn:

Marti Joslyn is an Animal Communicator. She has worked with animals all her life, in many different capacities. She works with all types of animals from the domestic to the exotic. She has honed her skills as a compassionate and empowered communicator. From her many years of experience, Marti understands that all animals have information to communicate from their unique perspective. Marti's lifelong journey, respecting and understanding animal wisdom, is available to assist you. Phone Readings are available upon request.

--A $20 donation is suggested by Ms. Joslyn--

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For more information, see her site:
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, April 29th, 2-4pm***

-----------------------------------------

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Local Forum: 'Young at Heart', April 27th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, April 27th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Growing Up & Staying Youthful.

From Nico:

This is a topic I've personally been mulling over in my mind for the past year or so. I'm 24, and the kids I work with think that's ancient! Its funny to me because they have no idea what life has in store for them, and I'm sure 30 year olds look at me and say the same thing, and so on, and so on...

Growing up is tough, but the key to going through it with a sense of grace lies in staying youthful (and no, that does not mean plastic surgery!) The magic wonder of life only loses its magic and wonder when you choose not to believe in it anymore.

This is a discussion that doesn't really require research; more so, a reflection of one's own life.
If you need a place to start, here are some things to consider:

When was the moment I realized that I had to start being an adult?
What things have I found fun throughout my life?
If I didn't know when I was born, what age would I feel in my head?

And if these questions don't help you much, then please--in the privacy of your own home-- I suggest you sip a glass of wine, smile, and think back on those fond memories in your life to this song: Frank Sinatra- Young at Heart

Looking forward to learning with you all!

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, April 27th, 7:30-9:00pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Pacifica Book Club: 'The Night Trilogy' April 25th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The Night Trilogy' by Elie Wiesel.

About the book:

Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1958, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day. In the short novel Dawn (1960), a young man who has survived World War II and settled in Palestine joins a Jewish underground movement and is commanded to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage. In Day (previously titled The Accident, 1961), Wiesel questions the limits of conscience: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life despite their memories? Wiesel's trilogy offers insights on mankind's attraction to violence and on the temptation of self-destruction.

About the author:

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) is the author of more than fifty books, including "Night," his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2006, and continues to be an important reminder of man's capacity for inhumanity. Wiesel was Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lived with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Tuesday, April 25th, 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

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Writers Open Mic, March 8th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, April 8thth, 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.

--------------------------------
We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, April 8th, 2-4pm***
---------------------------------

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, April 8th, 10am-11am***

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

-------------------------------------------
We hope to see you!

***Saturday, April 8th, 10am-11am***
-------------------------------------------

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, March 30, 2017

April 2017 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!

-----------------------------------------------------

Our special events this month:

-Grieving the Loss of Your Pet
A class led my Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
Saturday, April 29th, 2-4pm
--A $20 donation is suggested by Ms. Joslyn--

============================

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, March 11th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Writers Open Mic
Saturday, April 8th, 2-4pm
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The Night Trilogy' by Elie Wiesel
All are welcome to join!
Tuesday, April 25th 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, April 27th, 7:00-8:30pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, April 29th, 7:30-9:30pm

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Local Forum: 'How does this sound to you?', Mar. 30th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, March 30th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Music:How does this sound to you?.

From Nico:

How Does This Sound to You? will be a conversation about music and the personal connection we may or may not feel to certain genres. It'll be a fun way to understand music we never though to give the time of day, as well as hear people talk about music we already love.

Questions and Ideas to Consider:

What is your favorite genre of music and why?
Have you played any instruments?
What are you thoughts on dancing versus singing?
How do you feel about music nowadays?
Music moving away from physical copies being sold, and more towards digital sales and streaming.
What makes an artist legendary?

Here is a quick video for inspiration:
The Positive Psychological Effects of Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYtioDengIc

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, March 30th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 2017 Poetry at Florey's!




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

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

The featured poets this month are Deborah Fruchey and Cordelia Leoncio.

From Sherri:

By the time we convene for our next evening, it will be "officially" spring, and our thoughts can lightly turn to poetry. I invite you to join Aaron and me as we welcome poets Deborah Fruchey and Cordelia Leoncio, and to share in the kind of convivial and appreciative evening that has come to be the norm at Florey's - thanks to all of you!

Please bring your own, or a favorite poet's work to read at open mic (3 minutes, please). If you are so moved, perhaps you will bring some poems on the theme of spring renewal; it would be lovely to hear them. You are also more than welcome to come just to listen to the feast of language. Please also bring, if you can, a snack or drink to share, or supplies for the table (napkins, cups, plates). Having help with this is so much appreciated.

About the featured poets:

Deborah Fruchey was born. It wasn't her idea. After that she spent too much time in churches, mental hospitals, and 12 Step Groups, in that order. Finally she graduated to poetry readings, where she lurks to this day. She also writes novels once in a while. Her first full-length volume of poetry, Armadillo, was released by Cyborg Press in 2014.
Deborah is a frequent winner in the annual Bay Area Poets’ Dinner contest and the yearly Ina Coolbrith Poetry Awards. Her work has appeared in Snail Mail Review, California Quarterly, Tule Review, Miracle Magazine of India, Song of the San Joaquin, and many others. She was part of the infamous ‘Babarian’ poetry scene of the 1990s, and appears in the resulting anthology, New American Underground Poetry, Poets from Hell, by Trafford Press, as well as several other collections.
Deborah hides out in suburbia, speaking only to writers and musicians, and dreams of a cult following and a flat stomach. She is considered unarmed & mostly harmless.

Cordelia began a poem-a-day writing practice in August of 2014 and is doing her best to keep at it. Her first poetry reading was in April of 2016 at Florey’s Book Company. This will be her second poetry reading.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, March 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
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Grieving the Loss of Your Pets with Marti Joslyn, Mar.25th at Florey's



Florey's welcomes Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator as she leads an animal grief class.

***Saturday, March 25th, 2-4pm***

About the class:

Grieving the Loss of our Pets

At the end of every year we often remember those loved ones who have died. Sometimes we don’t know how to acknowledge our Animal Family as well. Bring your tender hearts and be with others who wish to share their experiences in a safe, compassionate, joyful and confidential space. In this time together you will learn ways to connect with your Animal’s Spirit as well as how to move through the Grieving process.

Bring pictures or objects for the Altar to honor your sweetly departed.
Bring Water to drink during class.

About Ms. Joslyn:

Marti Joslyn is an Animal Communicator. She has worked with animals all her life, in many different capacities. She works with all types of animals from the domestic to the exotic. She has honed her skills as a compassionate and empowered communicator. From her many years of experience, Marti understands that all animals have information to communicate from their unique perspective. Marti's lifelong journey, respecting and understanding animal wisdom, is available to assist you. Phone Readings are available upon request.

--A $20 fee is requested by Ms. Joslyn--

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For more information, see her site:
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 25th, 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

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gospel of Everyone - book event with author Paul Totah, Mar. 18th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Paul Totah as he discusses his new book, "The Gospel of Everyone - A Poetic Retelling of the Gospel of Luke".

***Saturday, March 18th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

With this poetic retelling of the Gospel of Luke, Paul Totah has provided a new lens with which to view familiar stories, and he
adds new meaning to the story of Jesus. The poems, ones that re-envision gospel stories as intimate news relayed by close friends, bring both humanity and immediacy to the gospels to help readers approach them as if for the first time. Ultimately, this work seeks to give a human face to Jesus along the lines of other artists and writers over the centuries who have worked to lift Christ out of iconic mythology and bring him back to his human origins and restore the power of his stories and journeys.

About the author:

The son of immigrants from Palestine, Paul Totah grew up a Roman Catholic and was educated by Jesuits at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, where he serves as director of communications and where he taught English for twenty-five years. He is the author of The San Francisco Fair: Treasure Island 1939–1940(1989) and Spiritus Magis: 150 Years of St. Ignatius College Preparatory (2005). He lives in Pacifica with his wife, Kathryn.

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For more information, visit:
http://www.paultotah.com
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 18th, 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

Pacifica Book Club: 'The Intuitionist' Mar.16th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, March 16th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The Intuitionist' by Colson Whitehead.

About the book:

It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it.There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects.
Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department.But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues.It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist.But Lila Mae is never wrong.
The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir.The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century.When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever.

About the book:

Colson Whitehead is the National Book Award winning author of The Underground Railroad.His other works include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, March 16th, 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

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Pacifica Writers Forum, March 11th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to the Pacifica Writers Forum.

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

The Pacifica Writers Forum 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 Forum:

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

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres and friends.
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, March 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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb - book event with author D. Leah Steinberg, Mar. 4th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes author D. Leah Steinberg as she discusses her new book, "Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb".

***Saturday, March 4th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

This story began before I was born, when my father, Ellis P. Steinberg, and uncle Bernard Abraham worked on the secret undertaking that developed the first atomic bombs. These later were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

It was not only my extended nuclear family that experienced and was affected by growing up at this time in history, but a whole generation of other children raised in the shadow of the bomb who had stories to tell.

The result is this book—part memoir, part discussions with siblings and cousins, and part interviews with a dozen others who had a parent who worked on the Project.

About the author:

Deborah Leah Steinberg is the daughter and niece of scientists that worked at the University of Chicago Metallurgical (Met) Lab a branch of the Manhattan Project during WWII, the secret project that researched and developed the first atomic weapons.

Leah has degrees in Anthropology, and Counseling Psychology with a career in research and clinical Sleep Medicine and counseling. She is a published poet, a nature photographer, and music lover.

She lives in the San Francisco east bay area.

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For more information, visit:
http://raisedintheshadowofthebomb.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 4th, 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

March 2017 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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Our special events this month:

-"Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb"
Book event with author D. Leah Steinberg
The lives of children of the Manhattan Project.
http://raisedintheshadowofthebomb.com/
Saturday, March 4th, 2-4pm

-"The Gospel of Everyone"
Book event with author Paul Totah
A poetic retelling of the Gospel of Luke
http://www.paultotah.com/
Saturday, March 18th, 2-4pm

-Grieving the Loss of Your Pet
A class led my Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
Saturday, March 25th, 2-4pm
--A $20 fee is requested by Ms. Joslyn--

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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, March 11th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Pacifica Writers Forum
Saturday, March 11th, 2-4pm
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The Intuitionist' by Colson Whitehead
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, March 16th 7:00-8:30pm

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

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, March 30th, 7:00-8:30pm

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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, February 18, 2017

February 2017 Poetry at Florey's!



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

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

The featured poets this month are Clara Hsu and Greg Pond and musical accompaniment by David Wong, playing the guqin, a 7-stringed zither. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is open to the public and free of charge. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage to share.

About the featured poets:

Clara Hsu practices the art of multidimensional being: mother, piano teacher, director of Clarion Music Performing Arts Center in San Francisco, traveler, translator, and poet. Henry W Leung wrote in Lantern Reviewon her work: “Hsu…remains faithful to the sense in Chinese while also refreshing our English idiom.” But Clara likes to experiment and transform her translations into unique poetic expressions, stunning in sound and form. She is currently finishing her translations of Lao-Tze’s Tao-te Ching, taking the ancient texts for a wild ride in the twenty-first century.

Gregory Pond was born in Brooklyn, NY to Panamanian parents and moved to San Francisco in the late 1970’s. He’s a single dad and grandfather. Author and publisher of two books of poetry, aftermoon and Blackened Blue, both available on Amazon. He’s read his poetry all over the Bay Area and was featured in the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal. He is a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, as well as a volunteer reader and facilitator of Poetically Speaking, a conference-call program for seniors featuring classic and contemporary poetry.

Hailing from a long line of Chinese scholars, David Wong is a lifelong student of traditional Chinese arts. He has studied guqin (seven string zither), guzheng (Chinese table harp), pipa (Chinese lute), traditional Chinese painting, and tea culture under masters in the United States and China. His interests also led him to graduate studies both here and abroad, researching and absorbing the depths of his Chinese heritage.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, February 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

Local Forum: ' Safe Spaces', Feb. 23rd at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

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

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Safe Spaces.

From Nico:

For those that don't know, a safe space is defined as:

"In educational institutions, safe-space (or safe space), safer-space, and positive space originally were terms used to indicate that a teacher, educational institution or student body does not tolerate anti-LGBT violence, harassment or hate speech, thereby creating a safe place for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.The term safe space has been extended to refer to a space for individuals who feel marginalized to come together to communicate regarding their experiences with marginalization, typically on a university campus. The idea of safe-spaces has seen criticism on the grounds that it stifles freedom of speech."

I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about, and if not, here are two news stories on the matter to get the ideas flowing:

Student Wants Safe Space From Liberal Professor:
https://youtu.be/yrUUDvJ7H2A

University Dean Warns Freshman 'No Safe Spaces Here':
https://youtu.be/j8ugBZKsYtM

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo