Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm
The 9 Keys to Becoming a Successful Writer: A Writers Conference in 3 hours with Michael Larsen Saturday, April 13th, 1-4pm Your book will be published. The only questions are when and how. San Francisco agent, author, and consultant Michael Larsen, AAR, will use a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, humor-filled talk to show you how to transform your career and your life. The class will be a writer's conference in three hours. You will learn: Why now is the best time ever to be a writer Why writers are the most important people in publishing How the accelerating transformation of the industry empowers writers How agents, editors, and publishers work Why content is king, but a writer is the ace How to make your work rejection-proof How to set and commit to your literary and publishing goals How to choose the best publishing option for you now How to find the agent or publisher you need How to reinvent yourself as a “contentpreneur” You will receive more than twenty pages of valuable handouts plus brief feedback on your idea, writing, or proposal. Since 1972, Larsen-Pomada has sold hundreds of adult fiction and nonfiction books to more than 100 publishers and imprints. The agency is more eager than ever to find new writers. Mike handles non-fiction and is the author of the fourth edition of How to Write a Book Proposal, the third edition of How to Get a Literary Agent and coauthor of the second edition of Guerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 Weapons for Selling Your Work. Mike and Elizabeth are co-directors of the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference, which will take place this fall, and the San Francisco Writers Conference. Mike’s blog: sfwriters.info/blog. Class Fee: $99 Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets Online or by calling 800-838-3006
Start: 8:00 pm
Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert Saturday, April 13, 8:00 p.m. Medium Raw San Jose Center for Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose Join Anthony Bourdain, host of Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover, chef and author of Medium Raw and Kitchen Confidential and Eric Ripert, renowned chef of Le Bernardin, author and regular guest on Bravo's Top Chef as they share stories and muse on the place of food in our personal, community and global life. It's an evening of storytelling and observation providing frank and provacative insight into what really goes on behind the kitchen doors. SOLD OUT!!