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Bruce Farrell Rosen, Author of “Bombed in His Bed: The Confessions of Jewish Gangster Myer Rush”

November 9, 2016   Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library – REGISTER>


Bruce Farrell Rosen will recount the fascinating story of his uncle, international Jewish gangster Myer Rush. Following his presentation, a scene from his new play based on his book, Bombed in his Bed, The Confessions of Jewish Gangster Myer Rush, will be read by Mark Jordan, a local actor and Shakespearean expert, and Rob Seitelman, a member of the acting group The Committee for Theatrical Mischief

Bruce Farrell Rosen, a financial investment officer as well as an award-winning writer, is also the author of If You Ever Need Me, I Won’t Be Far Away, a spellbinding memoir of growing up, coming of age, learning to understand the decisions we make in life, and finding joy amidst the hardships and challenges. The father of two sons, he lives and works in San Francisco.

Cheryl Dumesnil and Kim Addonizio

December 7, 2016   Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library – REGISTRATION OPENS NOV. 2

cheryl-and-kim-2Celebrate the launch of new works by Bay Area writers Cheryl Dumesnil and Kim Addonizio. Both will read selections from their new books. The evening will also include a wine reception and books for sale and signing.

Cheryl Dumesnil is the author of two poetry collections, Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes, forthcoming in November 2016, and In Praise of Falling, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. A freelance editor, writer, and writing coach, she is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and

Kim Addonizio is the author of twelve books. Her latest memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life and the poetry collection Mortal Trash

Past Events 2015-16

A Conversation with T.J. Stiles, author of “Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America”

November 16, 2015  Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library



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