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Activities
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
photo of the author
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm
With author Tamim Ansary
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-invention-of-yesterday-a-50000-year-history-of-human-culture-conflict-and-connection-registration-81877749553
Activities, Club Events
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00pm
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the staircase
Activities, Club Events
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
photo of the author
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:30pm
Author Lizzie O’Shea in conversation with tech writer Wendy Liu
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-histories-what-ada-lovelace-tom-paine-and-the-paris-commune-can-teach-us-about-digital-registration-81878722463
Activities
Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 6:30pm
hosted by Managing Editor Oscar Villalon
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Friends of ZYZZYVA Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zyzzyva-winter-2020-issue-celebration-hosted-by-managing-editor-oscar-villalon-registration-87817339025
Activities, Club Events
Friday, February 07, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Richard Everett
Members & Public FREE
Activities
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm
Writer Elizabeth Pepin Silva and photographer Lewis Watts
Mechanics' Institute Members Free, Friends of MoAD Free, Friends of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, Friends of Heyday, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-of-the-west-the-san-francisco-fillmore-jazz-era-registration-87821080215
Activities
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00pm
tips and tricks for writers of all genres
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:30am
with Marilyn Tullius
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heres-to-your-career-change-resume-makeover-clinic-for-career-transitioning-registration-87998208009
Activities
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm
Mechanics' Institute Members $5, MoAD Members $5, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-tribute-to-toni-morrison-registration-87824931735
Activities
Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 12:00pm
with Bennett Jacobstein
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:00pm
from idea to publication
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the staircase
Activities, Club Events
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of the staircase
Activities, Club Events
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:00am
A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm

The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

With author Tamim Ansary

From language to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public $15

Activities
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Learn more about the Census 2020

Learn more about the upcoming census effort and the challenge of enumerating San Francisco.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:30pm

Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us About Digital Technology

Author Lizzie O’Shea in conversation with tech writer Wendy Liu

A highly engaging tour through history to understand computing, social movements, common good, and the future of our digital world.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 6:30pm

ZYZZYVA Winter 2020 Issue Celebration

hosted by Managing Editor Oscar Villalon

Contributing writers W.S. Di Piero, Gloria Frym, Michael Sears, and Luiza Flynn-Goodlett read from their work in this Bay Area issue!

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Friends of ZYZZYVA Free
Public Free

Activities
Friday, February 07, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Buried Ships of San Francisco

with Richard Everett

Richard Everett (former curator of the SF Maritime Museum) will present best photographs, drawings, and stories about the buried ships of San Francisco and what was buried and found with them.

Members & Public FREE
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era

Writer Elizabeth Pepin Silva and photographer Lewis Watts

The musical and cultural history of the Fillmore is celebrated with a slide show and talk with authors and a Jazz performance!

Mechanics' Institute Members Free
Friends of MoAD Free
Friends of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
Friends of Heyday
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: Keeping Organized

tips and tricks for writers of all genres

Are you overwhelmed with managing your writing life? Research that needs to be done, tweets that should be sent, drafts, character summaries, scene details…the list of things that writers need to keep track of in order to produce a finished work is endless. How do you manage the chaos without losing your mind and muse? MI authors Eileen Hirst, Kristina Brown and Rick Homan; and librarian Taryn Edwards will share their preferred techniques and weigh in on the value of using software like Scrivener and Evernote. Come prepared to participate in the conversation with your own experiences.  

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Here’s to Your Career Change! Resume Makeover Clinic for Career Transitioning

with Marilyn Tullius

Will you be looking for a new job in the new year? Join a group of career changers in an immersive resume makeover clinic with fellow job seekers. We will focus on creative techniques that can power you ahead as you transition to a new job function or industry. In your future job search you will be competing with applicants who have been there, done that, and have won awards doing it. Your successful career transition will require you to do more, and do things differently.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm

A Tribute to Toni Morrison

One of America’s most powerful literary voices is honored by writers Sarah Lapido Manyika, Michael Chabon, Natalie Baszile, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Stanford Professor Ato Quayson.

Mechanics' Institute Members $5
MoAD Members $5
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Friday, March 06, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Sarah Winchester: Beyond the Mystery

with Bennett Jacobstein
Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: How To Write a Memoir

from idea to publication

Emily Freeman’s book Failure to Appear will be published on March 2nd, 2020 by Regal Crest. The road to publication was not easy but she did it with hard work and with the help of her teachers. In this panel discussion you will learn about how Emily, a newbie to memoir writing, had a burning desire to tell her story and get it out in the world.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Write Now!

A drop-in, member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.