Readers’ Books events on 12/05, 12/07 and 12/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 23, 2007

Information Contact:
Lilla Weinberger, co-owner
Readers’ Books
130 E. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476


Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 p.m. Ann Vileisis, author of “Kitchen Literacy,” will talk about her new book at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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In her new book, ‘Kitchen Literacy,” award-winning author and historian, Ann Villeisis has tackled the issue of how we have become so far removed from the sources of our food over the past 200 years. She takes readers on a journey through two centuries of cooking and shopping for food in America and shows how we have gone from knowing all about a food’s origins to relying on advertisers’ claims and government assurances.

As consumers gradually adjusted to buying modern food in boxes and cans, they lost the habit of knowing where their food came from. Nowadays we don’t find recipes that advise us to use peas picked from the vines “as soon as the dew is off” or trout “caught under a fall.” Instead we are eating food that may have traveled 1500 miles to get to us. This book is one that reinforces the importance of eating food that is local and organic

Readers’ Books is located at 130 E. Napa St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.



Friday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. Roger Housden, author of “Ten Poems to Change Your Life Again and Again,” will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma to read from his new book of collected poetry. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Roger Housden, has compiled another collection,“Ten Poems to Change Your Life Again and Again.” He will be at Readers’ Books on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. Housden, who has read many times at Readers’, is also the author of “Ten Poems to Set You Free” and “Ten Poems to Change Your Life,” among many others.

Housden’s latest book includes ten new poems that will make us think differently, act instinctively, and live up to our spiritual potential. Great poetry like this can be dangerous. It calls everything into question. It dares us to break free, opens us to pain and delight, amazes and transforms. Through the voices of ten inspiring poets and his own reflections, Housden illuminates the eternal feelings and desires that stir the heart and soul. “Zero Circle” by Rumi and “Ode to My Socks” by Pablo Neruda are just two of the ten.

Roger Housden’s last book was “Dancing With Joy.” Housden lives in Northern California and writes exteinsively on cultural and spiritual themes,

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 707-939-1779.



Sunday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. Rose Murphy, author of “Ella Young: Irish Mystic and Rebel,” will be at Murphy’s Irish Pub, 464 First St., E., Sonoma, to read and discuss her new biography. For more information call 707-939-1779.

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Rose Murphy has created a memorable portrait of an Irish adventurer in her new book, “Ella Young: Irish Mystic and Rebel.” She will discuss her research and read from her book on Sunday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m at Murphy’s Irish Pub.

Ella Young (1867-1956) was born and raised in Ireland and was a key figure in the literary life of her time. She captivated audiences with tales of Celtic heroes and magic curses. But she was herself a story–as a mystic, a storyteller, a writer, an Irish Literary Renaissance member, and a westward adventurer. She guarded weapons hidden under floorboards for Dublin rebels during the 1920s, argued with poet William Butler Yeats, collaborated with Maud Gonne, and talked to spirits in the windswept dunes of California’s coast between overflow lectures at UC Berkeley. Ella Young gathered stories from Ireland’s traditional western regions and then took them across the Atlantic to America’s West at the age of 56.

Rose Murphy lives in Sonoma and teaches classes in Irish literature. Murphy’s Irish Pub is located at 464 First St. East. This event is sponsored by Readers’ Books and is open to the public. A one drink minimum is requested. For more information, call 939-1779.



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