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

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Sugar Baby -Book event with author Allison Rose Phelan, July 15th at Florey's.



Florey's Books welcomes author Allison Rose Phelan as she discusses her book, "Sugar Baby".

***Sunday, July 15th, 7pm-9pm***

About the book:

Hyde Hyatt is a 60-year-old billionaire in the financial district, preceded by his reputation for being endlessly charming and sleeping around with women of all ages. Angelica Mercedes is a coquettish, big-spending firecracker of a young lady, 40 years his junior, with an abundance of charisma and daddy issues. Oh, and Angelica may or may not also be a deadly serial killer. In the vein of bestsellers like Gone Girl, Sugar Babyis a very sexy, fast-paced crime thriller that will take you on a wild ride through Angelica and Hyde’s provocative, twisted and piping-hot love story as person after person in their world goes mysteriously missing or winds up dead. Who’s next? Could it be YOU?

About the author:

Allison Rose Phelan is an award-winning writer, delighter, screenwriter, entertainer, poet, playwright, actress, model and photographer. She has an MFA in screenwriting and has won 13 screenwriting awards to date. Her mission in life is to create more laughter, fun, ecstasy, playfulness and wild entertainment. When she’s not writing or laughing, she’s usually dancing. Often, she’s doing all three at once.

About the launch party:

Come groove, laugh and play with us as Allison Rose Phelan celebrates the release of her very sexy crime thriller novel, Sugar Baby! Enjoy coastal snacks, refreshments, FUN, a BOOK READING by Allison, BOOK SIGNING by Allison, a RAFFLE full of prizes and…ENDLESS LAUGHTER! Emcee for the evening will be comedian, Mark Lundholm. Stop by! Bring a friend!

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

***Sunday, July 15th, 7pm-9pm***

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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, July 14th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, July 14th, 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 14th, 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, July 14th, 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, July 14th, 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