Past Public Events
Wednesday, October 23 from 4-6 pm
Thursday, September 28
Saturday, November 17 – Post Performance Q&A
Thursday November 8 at 7:30 pm
Past Public Events 2011
Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm
Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm
Don Lattin will be selling, signing and talking about his national bestseller, The Harvard Psychedelic Club, at an Oct. 7 fundraiser to benefit The School of the Americas Watch. Lots of local artists and crafts people will be offering their wares at the event, which will be held at the Uptown Body and Fender Shop, 401 26th St. during the First Friday Oakland Art Murmur, on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6 to 9 pm. The Art Murmur supports artists and culture in the Uptown neighborhood of Oakland.
The first twenty people to buy a paperback copy of The Harvard Psychedelic Club, which won the 2010 California Book Award Silver Medal for Non-Fiction, will get a free copy of Don's 2003 book, Following Our Bliss – How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape Our Lives Today. Don will also have a new series of posters featuring the Korean, Czech and U.S. covers of the Harvard book. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to SOAW.
School of the Americas Watch seeks to change U.S. foreign policy in Latin America by educating the public, lobbying Congress and participating in creative, nonviolent resistance. For more info, go to www.soaw.org. The Art Murmur is Big Fun. Learn more about this great monthly happening at www.oaklandartmurmur.org
September 24, 2011 from 10
am - 4 pm
Past Public Events 2010
November 11, 2010 at
Half a century has passed since Timothy
Leary, a clinical psychologist at Harvard University, swallowed a handful
of magic mushrooms on his summer vacation in Mexico in August of 1960.
Leary returned to Harvard that fall convinced that psychedelic drugs
would revolutionize psychology and change the world. At this special
event, three California authors with recent books on the psychedelic
sixties will read from their works and discuss the legacy of the "high
priest of LSD," the man Richard Nixon called "the most dangerous
man in America."
October 7, 2010: 7:30 pm
For 11 years, Litquake has featured thousands
of authors reading from thousands of books in front of tens of thousands
of eager lovers of literature. The Jewish Community Center of Marin is
proud to join Litquake and Book Passage to present authors Sylvia Boorstein,
Michael Krasny, Don Lattin and Dani Shapiro, sharing their literary and
spiritual journeys with the community.
October 9, 2010 from 6-7 pm
THE COURAGE TO SEEK CHANGE: Cultivating inner strength in order to tackle social change.
Todd Aaron Jensen,
author of On Gratitude: 50 Celebrities on the Power of Giving Thanks;
Horizons is a forum for learning about psychedelics, held annually in New York City. The goal of the conference is to open a fresh dialogue on the role of psychedelics in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and art. Don will talk about researching and writing his 2010 bestselling book, "The Harvard Psychedelic Club." - For more information, go to horizons site link
13, 2010: 7 PM
Please join poet Willis Barnstone and journalist Don Lattin at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco for an exploration of language, religion, and a refreshing analysis of the classic religious text known as the New Testament.
They will be discussing, among other things, Barnstone's recent work, The Restored New Testament - A New Translation With Commentary, Including the Gnostic Gospels Thomas, Mary, and Judas. The book seeks to restore the lyricism and mysticism of the Jesus story, and perhaps most important, to undo centuries of mistranslation designed to obscure the Jewish identity of the carpenter from Nazareth.
The event will be Thursday, May 13th, 7 PM at City Lights bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.
Barnstone is the former O'Conner Professor of Greek at Colgate University and Distinguished Professor of comparative literature at Indiana University. A Guggenheim fellow, his books include Modern European Poetry, The Gnostic Bible, The Secret Reader, Life Watch, Complete Poems of Sappho. and Laughing Lost in the Mountains: The Poems of Wang Wei.
Lattin is a freelance journalist and religion writer. He is the author of four books, including the 2010 bestseller, The Harvard Psychedelic Club – How Timothy Leary, Andrew Weil, Ram Dass and Huston Smith Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America. He was the longtime writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. For information, click on city lights event.
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April 17, 2010: 5:30
April 17, 2010: 10 am
April 16, 2010: 6:30 pm
April 15, 2010: 6:15 pm
April 7, 2010: 6 pm
2010: 7 pm
April 7, 2010: 6:00 pm
Feb 18, 2010: 7 PM
Jan 26, 2010: 7:30
2010: 7 PM
Jan 19, 2010: 7:30
Jan 14, 2010: 7
Jan 16, 2010: 11 AM
Jan 7 2010: 7
April 28, 2015