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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Grieving the Loss of Your Pets with Marti Joslyn, Feb. 18th at Florey's



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

***Saturday, February 18th, 4-6pm***

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, February 18th, 4-6pm***

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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 Immotrtal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Feb.16th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

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

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot.

About the book:

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

About the author:

REBECCA SKLOOTis an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover;and many others. She is co-editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and has worked as a correspondent for NPR's Radiolab and PBS's Nova Science NOW. She was named one of five surprising leaders of 2010 by the Washington Post. Skloot's debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly became a New York Times bestseller. It was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, People, and the New York Times. Skloot is the founder and president of The Henrietta Lacks Foundation. She has a B.S. in biological sciences and an MFA in creative nonfiction. She has taught creative writing and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. She lives in Chicago.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, February 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, February 05, 2017

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



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

***Saturday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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