Spend a compelling evening with controversial author Salman Rushdie at Dominican University on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Rushdie will present Joseph Anton: A Memoir, a tale of a writer forced into hiding after being sentenced to death by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini. Rushdie lived in fear for his life after his novel The Satanic Verses was denounced as blasphemy and made him a target. Tickets are $35 and include a signed copy of the book.
Let's Dance: Jurek Mazur, from the Academia de Tango Argentino, will discuss the roots and history of the tango, with music and a special live performance. Argentine Tango is not only a United Nations Intangible Cultural Heritage Treasure, it’s a beautiful and sizzling dance form that has influenced fashion, arts (painting, film making, theater, dance, and music) worldwide.
Meet the authors: If anyone knows the literary scene, it's Pam Feinsilber. She'll be a guide at Book Passage in Corte Madera through a series of four sit-down chats with popular authors: David Thomson (Try to Tell the Story), Lysley Tenorio (Monstress), Adrienne McDonnell (The Doctor and the Diva) and Peter Orner (Love and Shame and Love). The monthly series begins tonight, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. and continues Oct. 29, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17. The cost is $95.
Children's Storytime: Let's not forget how reading is FUNdamental for children, too. There are a variety of reading groups for young children and their parents around town. Mother Goose is on the loose at the Corte Madera Library every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for storytime for babies 0-24 months old, with a parent or caregiver. The Larkspur Library offers fun for babies and toddlers, with songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes and very short stories just right for this age group. Pottery Barn Kids and Barnes & Noble Booksellers also offer children's storytimes.
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