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Activities, Club Events
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 10:30am
Members & Public FREE
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Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 6:30pm
Editor David L. Ulin in conversation with Oscar Villalon, Managing Editor, ZYZZYVA
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Alta Magazine Reader Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joan-didion-the-1960s-70s-registration-81877027393
Activities, Club Events
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
a lecture with historian Peter Field
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
Members & Public $5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burning-a-staged-reading-registration-81640586191
Activities, Club Events
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
How to Sell Your Book to a Publisher and Who You’re Really Selling
Members & Public Free
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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
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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
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch: End of Year Party and Book Bazaar

Join the MI writing community for an end of year celebration to honor our writing achievements and MI members who have recently published books. 

Members & Public Free
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No registration required.

Activities
Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Writers! Start networking at this preview of the 2020 San Francisco Writers Conference

Whether you are a newbie writer or a past attendee curious about what’s happening at the 2020 San Francisco Writers Conference, join us for this informational pre-event networking session.

Members & Public FREE
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No registration required.

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 6:30pm

Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s

Editor David L. Ulin in conversation with Oscar Villalon, Managing Editor, ZYZZYVA

A collection of Joan Didion’s landmark works that established her one of them most influential literary figures of our time.

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Alta Magazine Reader Free
Public $15

Activities
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

San Francisco's Maiden Lane

a lecture with historian Peter Field

Join us for an exciting lecture about San Francisco's Maiden Lane with historian Peter Field.

Members & Public Free
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No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

BURNING: a staged play reading

On December 7th, 1776,  an American sympathizer known by his alias as “Jack the Painter” attempted to cripple Britain’s Royal Navy by burning its Dockyards.

Members & Public $5

Activities
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Writers Lunch: How Publishers Think and How Best to Pitch Them

How to Sell Your Book to a Publisher and Who You’re Really Selling

Publishing veterans Jan Johnson, Nancy Fish, Lara Starr and  Brenda Knight will help you navigate the rapids of book publishing so you can find the perfect home for your books. Bring all your questions about book publishing so you can learn from some of the best in the business!

Members & Public 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
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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