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Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-tickets-248284454487
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 - 6:00pm
 
a meet and greet
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beta-readers-exchange-a-meet-and-greet-tickets-222401919127
Activities
Thursday, February 03, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 5:30pm
 
with author Farah Jasmine Griffin in conversation with Bay Area author Julie Lythcott-Haims, cosponsored by Museum of the African Diaspora
Members of Mechanics' Institute or MoAD Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/read-until-you-understand-the-profound-wisdom-of-black-life-and-literature-tickets-229138408147
Activities
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 12:00pm
 
moderated by Rick Homan
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-lunch-who-wrote-this-tickets-248292789417
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 3:30pm
 
Presented by the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning and cosponsored by Mechanics’ Institute
Free to all
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reimagining-sustainable-cities-tickets-229095991277
Activities
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 5:30pm
 
Author Gene Slater in conversation with Mitchell Schwarzer, Professor of Architectural and Urban History at California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco -- Virtual Event on Zoom - Cosponsored by AIA-SF
Members of Mechanics' Institute & AIA-SF Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-to-discriminate-tickets-244060580767
Activities
Thursday, March 03, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 6:00pm
 
On the 150th Anniversary of Norton's "Bay Bridge Proclamations," New Life for an Old Dream
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emperor-norton-bridge-in-2022-tickets-257262768867
Activities
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Virtual 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.

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Activities
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Beta Readers Exchange

a meet and greet

If you're looking for a beta reader to provide constructive feedback on your writing project join us for this meet and greet.

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Activities
Thursday, February 03, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free

Activities
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 5:30pm

Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature -- Virtual Event on Zoom

with author Farah Jasmine Griffin in conversation with Bay Area author Julie Lythcott-Haims, cosponsored by Museum of the African Diaspora

Through autobiographical meditations and literary analysis of selected works by Toni Morrison, Frederick Douglass, Phillis Wheatley, James Baldwin, Jesmyn Ward, Barack Obama, Marvin Gaye, and others, Professor Griffin honors the experiences of Black Americans.

Members of Mechanics' Institute or MoAD Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free

Activities
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers' Lunch: Who Wrote This?

moderated by Rick Homan

The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. This month we discuss "Who Wrote This?" - How does "place" inform your writing? Join us, share, and learn!

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Meet the Author(s)
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 3:30pm

A Director’s View: Collaborating with Pinter & Stoppard in the Rehearsal Room with Carey Perloff -- Virtual Event

Presented by the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning and cosponsored by Mechanics’ Institute

This event celebrates Perloff’s new book Pinter and Stoppard: A Director's View (Bloomsbury Methuen, February 2022) available on Feb 24th!

Free to all

Activities
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 5:30pm

Freedom to Discriminate: How Realtors Conspired to Segregate Housing and Divide America

Author Gene Slater in conversation with Mitchell Schwarzer, Professor of Architectural and Urban History at California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco -- Virtual Event on Zoom - Cosponsored by AIA-SF

Drawing on confidential documents from leaders of the real estate industry, Gene Slater reveals how realtors systematically created and justified residential segregation. This event is cosponsored by AIA-SF.

Members of Mechanics' Institute & AIA-SF Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Thursday, March 03, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free

Activities
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free

Activities
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free

Activities
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

"Emperor Norton Bridge" in 2022?

On the 150th Anniversary of Norton's "Bay Bridge Proclamations," New Life for an Old Dream

In 1872, Emperor Norton issued three newspaper Proclamations setting out the vision for what opened in 1936 as the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free

Activities
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members Free