Pamela Feinsilber, writing consultant and editor
To be a good writer—and to be a good editor of good writers—I believe you need to be reading all the time. Fiction, nonfiction, classics, modern work, science, art, history—whatever it is, reading offers indirect lessons in structure and pacing, style and voice, plot and characterization and organization.

I lead a book group, so I am always reading. I'm also active in the Bay Area literary community, so I'm always talking with writers and about writing--in fact, in my book group, we talk with the author about his or her work. This page tells you about that group, what we're reading, and who we're talking to, as well as anything else I'm doing in the world of books and writing.

Book Passage
Corte Madera, California

Four Mondays in 2017:
Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18
* 7:00-9:00 pm * $95


Books signings are great but a little impersonal. When we sit down with an author, we have an intimate conversation about his or her book and what it took to write it.

In this session, we'll talk with the authors entertaining yet deep novel featuring a reluctant bride, squirrels, and the military-industrial complex; an adventure, retracing the steps of two men who found a buried civilization in Central America, that "makes Indiana Jones seem tame"; an "intricately plotted" novel, narrated by two women linked by a family mystery, that "builds to a terrifying climax"; and the translator of "sublime, subversive and original" stories by a "Brazilian legend."

The Portable Veblen
by Elizabeth McKenzie

Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya
by William Carlsen

The Lost Girls
by Heather Young

The Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector

translated by Katrina Dodson










































































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