Want a way to support KPFA without any funds going to Pacifica? Proceeds of KPFA’s local events go solely to KPFA. Check out this list of upcoming KPFA benefit events (and important co-sponsored events) – we’ll see you there! Advance tickets are usually available via brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books, Pegasus Books (3 locations), Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, and Modern Times.
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, at Dana, Berkeley
$25 admission (includes book)
Anne is the brilliant author of Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year; Bird by Bird; Traveling Mercies, Plan B; Grace (Eventually); Some Assembly Required; Help, Thanks, Wow; and the seven novels Rosie, Hard Laughter; Joe Jones; All New People; Crooked Little Heart, Blue Show and Imperfect Birds.
Stitches; A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair is an honest, funny book about how to make sense of life’s chaos. Anne is one eloquently hip authority on this crucial subject. “I have a lot of hope and faith and I struggle to communicate that.” She emphatically succeeds: in her books and in her talks, she lifts, comforts, and inspires – all the while keeping us laughing.
Lamott has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has taught at UC Davis, as well as at writing conferences across the country. Her biweekly Salon Magazine online diary Word by Word was voted The Best of the Web by Time Magazine. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock has made a documentary on Anne entitled “Bird by Bird with Annie.” Anne Lamott has also been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
Leah Garchik is a beloved veteran columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
December 14 and 15, 2013 ~ 10am to 6pm
43rd Annual KPFA Crafts Fair:
Inspired Creative Gifts
Concourse ~ San Francisco
A beloved holiday tradition benefiting KPFA 94.1 FM Public Radio – a juried crafts fair showcasing 200 exhibitors presenting affordable art and crafts - with something for everyone. This year introduces ‘Edible Tastings’ with local food artisans serving complimentary samples.
The KPFA Crafts Fair features the original work of over 200 exhibitors, live music in a spacious food court, live on-air broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM, plus easy transportation – free continuous shuttles to/from the Civic Center BART Station both days.
The KPFA Crafts Fair showcases the brightest talents in contemporary art and craft, highlighting both experienced and emerging designers who produce one-of-a-kind, handmade and limited edition goods in a wide variety of media. These jury selected artisans and craftspeople combine new and traditional techniques with modern design aesthetics to produce appealingly fresh and innovative work. Each of them will be present at the Concourse to showcase their own work, from outstanding wearable textiles to sophisticated ceramics, luminous glass, innovative furniture and housewares. There’s also gorgeous, evocative photography, original screen-printed art, contemporary paper goods and affordable fashionable jewelry.
KPFA Radio has a reputation for embracing diversity and supporting local communities through its programming. Similar principles of discernment apply in the selection process of exhibitors for the KPFA Crafts Fair. The Fair prioritizes a uniqueness of style, a high level of artisanship, craftwork created in studio (the artist/exhibitor must have an active hand in the making of their work), while trying to represent as much variety as possible. Fair producer Jan Etre has been an advocate of artists and craftspeople for 25 years. Etre explains, “The jury process ensures a wide composition of crafts exhibitors at our show. It is the means by which the great reputation of the KPFA Crafts Fair is reinvigorated every year. And so many artists take great care when sourcing their materials, to be responsible to the ecology of our planet and environment.”
The Concourse will be closing its doors after the event and at this point it is uncertain where the KPFA Crafts Fair will be held future years. The fair’s last year at the Concourse will be celebrated with a two-for-one deal: buy one $10 ticket and your guest enters for free, plus anyone over 65 or under 17 years of age is welcome to attend for free.