Five Things
I’ve Learned

Live, essential lessons from a lifetime of learning.

Conversation

Saturday, September 12th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things We’ve Learned About the Art of the Interview

Pico Iyer, is a British-born essayist and novelist, often known for his travel writing. He is the author of numerous books on crossing cultures including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk and The Global Soul. An essayist for Time since 1986, he also publishes regularly in Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and other publications.

Michael Shapiro is an American actor, voice actor and theatre director, best known for voicing the Half-Life characters G-Man and Barney Calhoun.

Conversation

Sunday, September 13th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things I’ve Learned About Authentically Telling Your Story

Julie Lythcott Haims is the author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult as well as the critically-acclaimed and prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience with racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. Julie believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her TED Talk on the raising children was one of the top talks of 2016, and in 2020 she became a regular correspondent with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book, Real American, illustrates her experience with racism and her journey toward self-acceptance.

Workshop

Saturday, September 19th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things We’ve Learned About Crafting the Perfect Mystery

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.

Laurie R. King is the third generation in her family native to the San Francisco area. She spent her childhood reading her way through libraries up and down the West Coast; her middle years raising children, renovating houses, traveling the world, and doing a BA and MA in theology. King now lives a genteel life of crime, on California’s central coast.

Workshop

Saturday, September 26th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things I’ve Learned About Mastering the Writing Process

Elizabeth George is the New York Times and internationally best selling author of twenty British crime novels featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his unconventional partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Her crime novels have been translated into 30 languages and featured on television by the BBC. She is also the author of a young adult series set on the island where she lives in the state of Washington.

Conversation

Sunday, September 20th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things I’ve Learned About Beginning Your Memoir

Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher, editor and memoir coach. She has led workshops in fiction and creative non-fiction writing for 28 years, and has taught at the University of New Mexico, The Taos Writers Conference, Southwest Writers, and Santa Monica College, where she was founding editor of the literary journal, E-33: Writings from Emeritus. She holds an MFA in fiction from Antioch University Los Angeles and has worked as a writer and story analyst for film and television.

Workshop

Sunday, September 27th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things I’ve Learned About the Joys of Nature Journaling

John Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator, and artist. He has degrees in conservation and resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula, as well as certification in scientific illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is an Audubon TogetherGreen fellow and a research associate with the California Academy of Sciences. He is the author of “The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds.” “The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada” and “Sierra Birds: A Hiker’s Guide.”

Workshop

Saturday, October 3rd
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things I’ve Learned Writing with a Sense of Place

Travel writer Don George is an editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler magazine, as well as host of the National Geographic Live series of conversations with notable authors. In four decades as a travel writer and editor, Don has visited more than 90 countries on five continents. He has traveled throughout—and written extensively about—Europe and Asia. He has also lived in France, Greece, and Japan, working as a translator in Paris, a teacher in Athens, and a television talk show host in Tokyo. Don is the author of The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George, and has received dozens of writing awards, including the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award

Workshop

Sunday, October 4th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things I’ve Learned About the Art of the Interview

Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, lecturer and travel leader, storyteller and TV host. His fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him from Michigan to Marrakesh, Iceland to the Amazon, in a worldwide search for what the ancients called the “soul of the world.” With more than 35 books and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name, the “omnipresent influence of myth in modern life” is a thread that runs through all of his work.

Conversation

Saturday, October 10th
2:00pm est/11:00am pst

Five Things I’ve Learned About the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry

Joan Ryan is an award-winning journalist and author of four books. Her most recent book, Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty, published by Simon & Schuster, is a New York Times bestseller. Her previous book, The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son and Their Second Chance, was published by Simon & Schuster in September 2009. She is currently working on a book for Little, Brown on team chemistry that will be out late 2018.