Saturday, October 20, 2018

October 2018 Poetry at Florey's.



Florey's Books invites you to the final instance of our poetry series.

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

The featured poets this month are Wendy Wolters and Dan Brady.

From Sherri:

Dear Poets and Lovers of Poetry,

The time has arrived to announce the final reading in the Poetry at Florey's reading series. For our grand finale, Aaron and I will welcome San Francisco poets Dan Brady and Wendy Wolters, whose vision and inspiration will be a wonderful way to end our seven years, sharing the good news of poetry, that have been so richly rewarding.

I hope you will consider joining us to hear Wendy and Dan's good news, to share your own at open mic (3 minutes, please), and to say goodbye. Feasting and celebrating with poets is surely among life's great pleasures! If you are able to, contributions of food and beverages for the table would be especially appreciated.

About the featured poets:

WENDY WOLTERS

During my childhood I had many fulfilling sensory experiences being outdoors in nature. There came about a deep sense of awe toward life during those years, and that feeling of wonderment is still easily kindled within me to this day. The combination of having had all those experiences, along with participation in plays which my mother directed - involving my siblings and I and some of our friends – planted the seeds underlying an eventual passion for reading aloud.

I remember a particular book of poems that I cherished reading early on, and later had an opportunity in high school to explore creative writing. It was when I moved to San Francisco in my early 30s and began to take part in open mic readings, that I more fully realized the satisfaction of expressing in words what moves my soul.

It has been my interest in learning about diverse philosophies, since I was a young adult, that’s led to an abiding sense of connection between the outer physical world and an inner world of imagination and possibility. Inspiration often moves my thoughts and curiosities about life into the realm of the heart, and its vast reservoir of feeling. I write as a means of expressing something that I find myself appreciating at a core level, am drawn to the power of hope, and much of my work is influenced by a belief in the uniqueness yet oneness of all life.

It is my joy and gratitude to share my poetry here at Florey’s, and to have been able to read and feature, as well, at Sacred Grounds and La Promenade in San Francisco, and in East Bay for the Alameda Island Poets.

DAN BRADY

I love writing; it’s great fun, good for the heart, mind and health. I’m fascinated by how words fit together, chime, rhyme and flow from one to the next. I write because I cannot be silent; how could one be in this world? I’ve a theory: the right set of words, presented in the right setting is one of the ways civilization evolves. I ever improve my craft and seek such words so, should the opportunity arise, I’ll present that which may transform my life and or the lives of others. Poetry explores of the formless as it becomes form; it is the art of channeling creation, making sense of what is beyond sense, and a calling as eternal as any answer.

When inspiration comes, I take dictation but poems take minutes or years to settle into shape.

Honored by small press publication and in contests, I’m in the Poet’s Eleven Series and S.F. Peace and Hope’s anthology. I’ve ties with the Bay Area Poet’s Coalition, the Haiku Poets of Northern California, led workshops, featured at venues in and around San Francisco and support the poetry community with an online open mic calendar. I curate the series at Sacred Grounds, known for Good food and fine poetry since 1972

Three of my books Orphan City, (i)n((s(i)gh)t) to;(r(io)t), and Haiku: Infolded Meaning are poetry collections.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, October 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

Florey's Book Club: 'Racing the Devil' Oct. 25th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, October 25th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our October book, 'Racing the Devil' by Charles Todd.

About the book:

In late June 1916, before the bloody Battle of the Somme, several English officers have a last drink before returning to the Front. Besides the war, they also have a passion for motorcars in common. Daring fate, they swear to meet in Paris a year after the war ends to celebrate their survival by racing motorcars from Paris to Nice.

In November 1919, five remaining officers set out for Nice. But in the hills high above the coast, one vehicle is nearly run off the twisting, fog-shrouded road, while another is sent over. No one saw the driver of the rogue motorcar.

A year later, in England, a local vicar driving along the Sussex coastline in a blinding rainstorm loses control and is killed. Was it an accident? Another set of tire tracks raises suspicions of something far darker, especially since he had borrowed the motorcar from a neighbor who had fought on the Somme.

Was this a case of mistaken identity, in some way connected to the rogue driver in the mountains above Nice? Or was the dead man actually the intended victim?

Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge discovers that there is an elusive killer here on the high chalk cliffs, one who shows no mercy, hunting his prey with a cunning learned in the trenches.

About the author:

Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. Among the honors accorded to the Ian Rutledge mysteries are the Barry Award and nominations for the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association’s Dilys Award, the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the U.S., and the John Creasey Award in the UK. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.


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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, October 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

Living the Lifestyle: Emotional Care, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong



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

"Living the Lifestyle: Emotional Care"

***Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 7:00-8:00pm***

About the event:

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

About the host:

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

For more information, contact Lorna Rodriguez-Wong:

oilychef@gmail.com

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We hope to see you!

Living the Lifestyle: Emotional Care, with Lorna Rodriguez-Wong

***Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 7:00-8:00pm***
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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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Abracadabra - Living by the “Law of Attraction"



Manifest the life you want!
While many are seeking to understand the Law of Attraction, it is not until you actually live it do you manifest your greatest desires. During this study group, participants will gain clarity, insights, practices and techniques taught by various Law of Attraction master teachers such as Abraham Hicks, Neville Goddard, Rhonda Byrne, Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield and apply them to their daily lives. Whether you want to attract more money, a new job, travel, good health or a romantic partner, learning how to make a shift in what you’re thinking and feeling is the key to manifestation in the creation process.

Cash Love Offering of $20 at the door.

--October 16, 23, 30, and November 6th. 7:00pm to 8:30pm--

Presented by:

Bella Luce Skin Care and Healing Center
We are a group of practitioners offering Skin Care, Bodywork,Acupressure, Reiki, Shamanic Healing and Journey Lessons and Hypnotherapy, and Workshops!

Wise Women Sharing
Wise Women Sharing are a group of wise women who have come together to share knowledge and experience. Together they have decades of experience in healing work, soul art, movement and life coaching. They are dedicated to bringing their work to you!

Anchored in Spirit
"Assisting others to heal themselves through the arts and sciences."

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We hope to see you!

***Tuesdays, Oct. 16,23,30,and Nov. 6th. 7:00pm-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, October 07, 2018

The Civilian - Book event with author Oscar Porter, Oct. 14th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Oscar Porter as he discusses his autobiographical book, "The Civilian".

***Sunday, Oct. 14th, 2pm-4pm***

About the book:

True stories of real-life heroism. I react not knowing the outcome. Each experience is never the same. My brain scans the area before I go in to assess the situation. I notice as much detail as my brain can record, and then I react. All this happens in a millisecond!

About the author:

I knew from childhood that I had something inside me that seemed to care about the well being of human beings and wildlife. My mother, whom I love very much, would let me play in the hills of San Francisco full of trees, and open land full of wildlife. I learned to enjoy having wildlife around me, I began to care! I would also go to church and hear words of care and love toward nature and people from my father the Reverend, and other Pastors. As I grow in age I saw on television movies about heroes who were helping people and saving lives all of this experience had an profound effect on way I view life, and people. Later in my life I became a Boy Scout, a leader in my church, a nurse, a counselor, and a first responder.

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, Oct. 14th, 2pm-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, Oct. 13th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, Oct. 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.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

***Saturday, Oct. 13th, 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, Oct. 13th, 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, Oct. 13th, 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