invites you to a


to benefit Litquake's 2012 Literary Programming

Jazz Age Cocktails, Canapés, Croquet, Music from the Doug Martin trio, and Dramatic Readings from F. Scott Fitzgerald's Classic
at Mill Valley's Hillside Gardens

Period costume or white garden party garb encouraged

Saturday, June 2, 2012


On hand to celebrate will be Litquake authors:

Amy Tan ("The Bonesetter's Daughter")
Joyce Maynard ("The Good Daughters")
Don (Father Guido Sarducci) Novello and
Tiffany Baker ("The Little Giant of Aberdeen County")

$75 per ticket. To purchase tickets, click here

About Hillside Gardens
Hillside Gardens is a beautiful tiered garden in the hills above Mill Valley. With breathtaking views and lush vegetation, the Garden is the perfect spot to celebrate Fitzgerald. Please note that Hillside Gardens is not wheelchair accessible. The event is out of doors; high heels not recommended. Children are welcome. A free shuttle service will be provided, see information below.

Litquake is an annual San Francisco literary spectacle. Since its founding in 1999, the festival has presented more than 3,650 author appearances for an audience of over 83,500. In addition, Litquake reaches more than 3,000 San Francisco public schoolchildren each year through author visits and book giveaways. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for writing from the Bay Area and beyond.

Dates: October 5–13, 2012.

Savory Thymes convenes artists, grassroots organizations and activists in order to cross pollinate ideas, build relationships and alliances, and provide a space to galvanize support for a wide variety of social and environmental initiatives. Established in 2005 by Alison Ghiorse, Savory Thymes supports and educates the public about local and sustainable systems within the context of grassroots movements and the arts, through events that celebrate the beauty, the tastes, and the textures of the Earth.

Shuttle Directions:
Guests will be shuttled from the parking lot at Mill Valley Middle School to "Hillside Gardens". Shuttle service will start at 3:45 pm. Mill Valley Middle School is located at 425 Sycamore Avenue Mill Valley, CA 94941. We kindly request that all guests use the shuttle as parking is prohibited at Hillside Gardens.

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