San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This year's Visionary Voices speaker is acclaimed novelist, humorist and spiritual writer, Anne Lamott. The New York Times commented “Lamott is a narrator who has relished and soaked up the details of her existence, equally of mirth and devastation, and spilled them onto her pages.”
In her next book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers (November 2012), Ms. Lamott gives us three prayers to assist us in trying times.
Anne Lamott has played a significant role in giving Christianity an authentic and compassionate face in a language that speaks into the reality of people’s lives. She has increased awareness of social justice and we believe she serves as a visionary voice of Progressive Christianity.
At this event, Ms. Lamott will be available for a book signing, photos, and give a talk. A reception will precede the talk. You are encouraged to purchase this new book through local booksellers, such as Kepler’s, or purchase additional titles at your Friends of the Library book stores.
Visionary Voices is an educational and inspirational speaker series offered by the Congregational Church of San Mateo. Our first Visionary Voice recipient in 2010 was Rev. Dr. Jim Keck.
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Congregational Church of San Mateo
The Congregational Church of San Mateo opens its doors to you. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. Every week in our worship service when we say, "Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey" — we mean it! Come and experience it for yourself.
Book Seller at Event
Good news! We have an independent book seller who will be selling Anne Lamott's latest book Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. Representatives from A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland will be onsite to sell Anne's book. Be sure to purchase some as gifts as well.
One of the bookstore bloggers wrote a nice article about a presentation Anne gave recently about getting older.
6:30-7:30 PM: Book signing and wine reception featuring light snacks and drinks; wine by the glass for $5 donation
7:15 PM: Special music featuring Dr Angela Kraft Cross and Bonnie Armacost on piano
7:30-8:45 PM: Program featuring talk by Anne Lamott and award presentation by Rev. Penny Nixon
8:45-9:00 PM: Finish book signing
Note: Light snacks will be available. However, attendees may want to dine before attending this event.