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Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-tickets-172334435937
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:00pm
A conversation on Zoom between Hella Town author Mitchell Schwarzer and architectural restoration consultant Tom Lewis
Members of AIA & Mechanics' Institute $10 with Promo Code, General Admission $15, Students $5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-space-essays-on-culture-race-writing-tickets-161831621737
Activities
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productivity-tips-for-hybrid-working-and-work-from-home-tickets-157881837827
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 - 6:00pm
with Matthew Félix
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-marketing-demystified-with-matthew-felix-tickets-169527211453
Activities
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 6:00pm
With Malcolm Margolin, Paul Hawken and Friends - including Michelle La Pena (Pit River Tribe), Claire Greensfelder and other invited guests. Cosponsored by Heyday and California Institute for Community, Art & Nature
Members of Mechanics' Institute and cosponsors Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-hanging-out-wanderings-and-wonderment-in-native-california-tickets-169543235381
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5:30pm
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5:30pm
Author Jennifer De Leon in conversation on Zoom with poet Norma Liliana Valdez, moderated by writer Sara Campos. Cosponsored by LatinX in Publishing, Mesa Refuge and The Puente Project
Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsors Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-space-essays-on-culture-race-writing-tickets-161831621737
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm
moderated by Rick Homan
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-lunch-all-about-beta-readers-tickets-175810452797
Activities
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:00pm
with author Heather Clark. This program is virtual on Zoom.
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-comet-the-short-life-and-blazing-art-of-sylvia-plath-tickets-169386749327
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm
with artist Rene Yung
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-migrating-across-borders-with-artist-rene-yung-tickets-170221544221
Activities
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 04, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, November 06, 2021 - 10:00am
with Jennifer Chen Tran, Esq. and Joseph Perry, Esq.
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-intellectual-property-and-first-amendment-law-in-publishing-tickets-173904191117
Activities, Club Events
Monday, November 08, 2021 - 6:00pm
hosted by Sheryl Bize-Boutte
Support This Program
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-poetry-no-peace-a-reading-and-celebration-of-human-expression-and-peace-tickets-178975770347
Activities
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 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 Mechanics' 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.

Free

Meet the Author(s)
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:00pm

Architecture + the City Festival, an Online Event -- Uncovering Race, Place and Patterns of Urbanization

A conversation on Zoom between Hella Town author Mitchell Schwarzer and architectural restoration consultant Tom Lewis

The conversation on Zoom will explore what defines a place, its history and community through its landmarks, design and demographics. What successes and failures of the past can shape the future of SF and the Bay Area. This program is virtual on Zoom

Members of AIA & Mechanics' Institute $10 with Promo Code
General Admission $15
Students $5

Activities
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Productivity Tips for Hybrid Working and Work from Home

with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling

As we enter the next phase of the “no longer new” normal, it’s time to reassess, re-evaluate, and embrace a more productive lifestyle.

Support This Event

Activities
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Book Marketing Demystified

with Matthew Félix

Join author and book-marketing strategist Matthew Felix  for a discussion about book marketing.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 6:00pm

Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California, on Zoom

With Malcolm Margolin, Paul Hawken and Friends - including Michelle La Pena (Pit River Tribe), Claire Greensfelder and other invited guests. Cosponsored by Heyday and California Institute for Community, Art & Nature

Join Malcolm Margolin and friends for an evening of provocative yet joyful conversation about California’s indigenous peoples' resilience, traditional ecological knowledge, and the fundamental cultural changes needed to stop climate disruption. This program is virtual on Zoom.

Members of Mechanics' Institute and cosponsors Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Knit Happens Online

Are you a crafty member of the Mechanics' Institute? Knit happens, but we'd love to see your crochet too! Bring a project and get to know your fellow Mechanics' Institute members and staff over Zoom. Knit Happens bimonthly: every second and last Tuesday. All skill levels welcome — join us!

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5:30pm

White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing, a virtual event on Zoom

Author Jennifer De Leon in conversation on Zoom with poet Norma Liliana Valdez, moderated by writer Sara Campos. Cosponsored by LatinX in Publishing, Mesa Refuge and The Puente Project

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! Author Jennifer De Leon talks on Zoom with poet Norma Liliana Valdez about Jennifer's experiences as a child of immigrants, returning to Guatemala in search of her identity, and the cultural and economic challenges for immigrants. Moderated by writer Sara Campos.This program is virtual on Zoom

Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsors Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers Lunch: All About Beta Readers

moderated by Rick Homan

The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. Join us, share, and learn! This month we discuss using a Beta Reader.

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Activities
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, on Zoom

with author Heather Clark. This program is virtual on Zoom.

Author Heather Clark talks about her book Red Comet, a biography of the brilliant poet Sylvia Plath. This program is virtual on Zoom.

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

Activities
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Art Migrating Across Borders

with artist Rene Yung

Join artist Rene Yung on a journey that traverses visual art, civic engagement, writing, history, archaeology, and cultural activism, and weaves together memory and belonging, community and place.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Thursday, November 04, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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

Activities
Saturday, November 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Basics of Intellectual Property and First Amendment Law in the Publishing Industry

with Jennifer Chen Tran, Esq. and Joseph Perry, Esq.

Join us and gain an understanding of the contours of intellectual property law and how to better protect yourself as a writer.

Support This Event

Activities
Monday, November 08, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

No Poetry No Peace: a reading and celebration of human expression and peace

hosted by Sheryl Bize-Boutte

Join us and a selection of poets – some local, some far flung - to explore how "poetry provides pathways for creative and cathartic human expression and peace."

Support This Program

Activities
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

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