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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Literary, Books
Award-winning Novelist and Essayist Zadie Smith in Conversation With Pico Iyer
“One of this generation’s most vital literary voices.” – Jeffrey Eugenedes, author of Middlesex “Smith has a knack for unearthing the deeper truths that lie beneath common experience.” The New York Times British novelist, essayist and short story wri...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 11/29/17 at 7:30pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Psychology, Literary, Books
Emily Esfahani Smith "The Power of Meaning: Making Your Life, Work, and Relationships Matter"
There is more to life than searching for happiness, says Emily Esfahani Smith, TED favorite and author of the book The Power of Meaning. A positive psychology instructor and an editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Smith finds that pursuing m...
University of California, Santa Barbara – Campbell Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

Wed 11/29/17 at 7:30pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
An Evening with Captain "Sully" Sullenberger
Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger is a renowned safety expert, speaker and author who rose to prominence after his heroic actions during the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Shortly after takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 15...
Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA

Thu 11/30/17 at 8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Matthew Fox - Acclaimed author to speak at St. Benedict's Church
Internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, priest, author, visionary and activist Matthew Fox will speak 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at St. Benedict's Church in Los Osos on "Creation Spirituality and the Future of the Planet." Cost is $25. He will also hold...
St. Benedict's Episcopal Church
Los Osos, CA

Fri 12/1/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Wings & Water: Birds of the Lake
Join the Ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about some of the showier birds in the park. Great hike for kids or beginning birders of all ages. Meet at Cottonwood parking lot. Rain cancels event.
Lopez Lake
Arroyo Grande, CA

Sat 12/9/17 at 10am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books), Signing/Readings
Jan Brett: The Mermaid
The celebrated illustrator and children's book author shares her latest, a striking under-the-sea version of Goldilocks as only Jan Brett could create (starring a mermaid and three octopus). Drawing demonstration and book signing.
Barnes & Noble
San Luis Obispo, CA

Sun 12/10/17 at 10am
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Second Sunday at Seven
Linda Camplese & T. C. West will be our featured poets. Open reading follows. Holiday finger-foods welcome.
Coalesce Garden Chapel
Morro Bay, CA

Sun 12/10/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
RESOLVE General Infertility Support Group
If you or anyone you know is suffering through the trauma of infertility, support is finally here. A peer led support group through RESOLVE, the national infertility association, will be held every second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30PM in San L...
Downtown San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA

Wed 12/13/17 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Wed 1/10/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Wed 2/14/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Corners of the Mouth Poetry Reading.
Featured poet is David Kann of Cal Poly and an open reading.
Linnaea's Cafe
San Luis Obispo, CA

Sun 12/17/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Group Support
Crones Community Circle
One Women can Change anything. A Group of Women can Change Everything. Crones are wisdom seekers, 50 years old and older, who are curious about the world and desire to learn an grow emotionally and spiritually. Join us: Let's discover together how to share...
Firefly Haven
Arroyo Grande, CA

Wed 12/20/17 at 11am-12pm
Wed 1/17/18 at 11am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
SLOlio - A Gathering of True Stories
SLOlio, the monthly storytelling events at Linnaea’s Cafe are open to anyone who has a true story to share based on a theme and told without notes. Our next event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 starting at 7:00pm - with the theme “Racing The...
Linnaea's Cafe
San Luis Obispo, CA

Wed 12/20/17 at 7pm-9pm

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