Airport Bar
Feb
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Airport Bar

In light of President Trump’s recent attempt to implement a “travel ban,” conceptual artists Daedalus Howell and Karen Hell are hosting “Airport Bar.” A participatory public performance, “Airport Bar” invites the public to acknowledge what it means to be trapped in the bureaucratic purgatory of international travel in the only place where humanity still feels as one when traveling – the airport bar.

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Write Who You Know: How to Use Your Personal Life in Your Fiction Without Ruining Your Relationships
Apr
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Write Who You Know: How to Use Your Personal Life in Your Fiction Without Ruining Your Relationships

From the roman à clef to so-called “autobiographical fiction," authors are often tempted to use their own autobiographies in their work. As Anne Lamott writes, “If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” That said, what are the possible pitfalls, legal concerns, and the inevitable joys of pursuing your artistic truth despite friends, family and facts? Author Daedalus Howell leads fiction writers through a candid exploration of where their work and lives intersect and how best to tell their stories and not have to split town.

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Civics Camp Keynote
Mar
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Civics Camp Keynote

Sonoma County author and media entrepreneur Daedalus Howell will present a keynote on civic engagement at the 2nd Annual Civics Camp, an annual opportunity for North Bay youth to connect with community leaders, hosted by California State Assemblymember Marc Levine. Howell will explore civic engagement as an act of individuation that goes beyond merely clicking something on social media.

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Depot Bookstore & Cafe
Feb
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Depot Bookstore & Cafe

Author Daedalus Howell reads and sign paperbacks of his sci-fi crime novel, Quantum Deadline, at Marin County's beloved literary landmark Depot Bookstore and Cafe. Located in an historic train stop in downtown Mill Valley, "The Depot" was a second home for Howell when he briefly lived on Mt. Tamalpais in the Summer of 2000. Q&A to follow. Visit DepotBookstore.com for more information.

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Kiss & Tell at BUMP Cellars
Feb
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Kiss & Tell at BUMP Cellars

17th century playwright William Congreve's play Love for Love is all but forgotten but a particular turn of phrase endures. Mr. Tattle (described in the dramatis personae as a "half-witted beau, vain of his amours, yet valuing himself for secrecy") planted one on Ms. Prue ("a silly, awkward country girl") who subsequently shared news of the smooch (with her mom!). His immortal admonition thereafter? "O fie, Miss, you must not kiss and tell."

The Sonoma Writers Workshop, celebrates the notion of being indiscrete about one's indiscretions on the eve of Valentine's Day at BUMP Cellars. They not only kiss and tell, they write poetry and fiction about it as part of their standing-room-only series of wine country readings.

As always, members of the local literary community are invited to share original work that aligns with the theme  following the performance. A limited-edition collectible anthology will be available with purchase of a glass of wine at the venue. Sharing the bill are writers AJ Petersen, Stacey Tuel, Lisa Summers, Jonah Raskin and Daedalus Howell, who will also host the event.

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Readers' Books
Jan
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Readers' Books

Daedalus Howell returns to his old haunt, Sonoma, CA, (the subject of his award-winning essay collection I Heart Sonoma), to introduce his latest novel, Quantum Deadline, to Wine Country. As per tradition, there will be a wine reception followed by a reading, Q&A and signing. Come share a glass and a laugh with Sonoma's vintage author.

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Outer Planes Comics & Games
Nov
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Outer Planes Comics & Games

Author Daedalus Howell pays a visit to the Outer Planes – not the intangible realms of esoteric philosophy and forgotten gods – but Sonoma County's beloved comics and games emporium. Howell will read and sign copies of Quantum Deadline for fellow travelers in speculative fiction, parallel universes and the dark places that lay between.

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