May 13 Monday 1:00–2:30pm – Informal talk by Brian followed by conversation, at Friendly House, 2617 NW Savier Street in northwest Portland. Presented by Occupy Portland Elder Caucus and Friendly House. Free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted. Brian’s books will be available for sale and signing. For more information contact tom [at] tchamberlinmovies [dot] com.
June 15 Saturday 4:00–8:00pm (Soup & bread at 6pm) – Backyard conversation with Brian in northeast Portland, hosted by occupypdx Elder Caucus and Harriet Fasenfest. Bring what you are hoping to see manifest in the world along with something for the soup—a carrot, garlic, some beans or potatoes. We supply pot, water, fire and stone; you supply spirit and vegetables. Space limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact tom [at] tchamberlinmovies [dot] com.
JUNE 24 Friday 7pm — Book Launch Event, People’s Food Co-op, Portland, Oregon.
JUNE 25 Saturday 2pm — Book Talk & Signing, Newport, Oregon.
JUNE 26 Sunday 3pm — Book Talk & Signing, The Book Bin, 450 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301
JUNE 27 Monday 7pm — Book Talk & Signing, The Book Bin, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis, Oregon 97333
JUNE 28 Tuesday 5pm — Book Talk & Signing, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, Oregon 97405 (541-345-8986)
JUNE 29 Wednesday 7pm — Book Talk & Signing. Aprovecho Sustainability Education Center, 80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424
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JUNE 30 Thursday 7pm — Book Talk & Signing, North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend, Oregon 97459
JULY 1 Friday 6pm — Book Talk & Signing. Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th St., Bandon, Oregon 97411
JULY 5 Tuesday 7pm — Book Talk & Signing. Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata, California 95521
JULY 7 Thursday 2pm — Book Signing, Tiger Lily Books, 665 Redwood Dr., Garberville, California 95542 (next to the laundromat, which is next to NAPA auto parts); 6:30pm — Book Talk & Signing, Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Ln., Redway, California 95560.
JULY 9 Saturday 3pm — Book Talk & Signing, Mendocino Environmental Center, 106 W Standley St., Ukiah, California. Sponsored by Veterans For Peace. Info: 391-5853.
JULY 12 Tuesday 7:15pm — Book Talk & Signing, Santa Rosa Friends House, 684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa, California 95409
JULY 13 Wednesday 7pm — Book Talk & Signing, Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, 55 Eckley Ln., Walnut Creek, California 94596 (925-933-7850)
JULY 14 Thursday 7pm — Book Talk & Signing, Community Church of Sebastopol, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy N., Sebastopol, California 95473. Sponsored by Copperfields Books
JULY 15 Friday 7:30pm — Book Talk & Signing co-sponsored by Marin Task Force on the Americas, Fellowship of Reconciliation, and Marin Friends Meeting; First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive at Third Street, San Rafael, California 94901. Suggested donation $5 to $10.
JULY 17 Sunday 12:30pm — Book Talk & Signing sponsored by Unitarian Universalists for Peace–San Francisco, First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary), San Francisco, California 94109
JULY 18 Monday 6pm Reception, 7pm Book Talk/Discussion — Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita), Berkeley, California 94709
JULY 19 Tuesday 7pm — Book Talk & Signing sponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center and Code Pink, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St., San Jose, California 95112
JULY 20 Wednesday 7:30pm — Book Talk & Signing, Capitola Book Café, 1475 41st Ave., Capitola, California 95010
JULY 22 Friday 5pm — Book Talk & Signing, Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, California 93955
AUGUST 3 Wednesday 7:30 pm — Book Talk and Signing at St. John’s Booksellers, 8622 N. Lombard, Portland, OR 97203. Brian will be appearing with Jeff Paterson of Courage to Resist, who will be talking about the book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War.
SEPTEMBER 1 Thursday 7pm — Talk and Book Signing sponsored by Whittier Peace & Justice Coalition at St. Matthews Church, 7056 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. More info: 562-587-6270.
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SEPTEMBER 2 Friday 8am — A pre-recorded interview with Brian will be featured on Sonali Kolhatkar’s Uprising radio program on KPFK Los Angeles Pacifica Radio 90.7FM, online at kpfk.org.
SEPTEMBER 2 Friday 7pm — Talk and Book Signing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura, CA 93003. Call Cindy for info: 805-407-7997.
SEPTEMBER 3 Saturday 7pm — Talk and Book Signing at the home of Jane and Frank Dorrel. Call Frank for more info: 310-838-8131
SEPTEMBER 4 Sunday 5:30pm — Talk and Book Signing at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Call Nelisse for more info: 619-222-2120.
SEPTEMBER 6 Tuesday 6pm — Talk and Book Signing at First United Methodist Church Friendship Hall, 580 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.
SEPTEMBER 7 Wednesday 7pm — Talk and Book Signing sponsored by Activist Support Circle at Santa Monica Friends Meeting House, 1440 Harvard Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Call Jerry for more info: 310-399-1000.
SEPTEMBER 8 Thursday 7pm — Talk and Book Signing at Revolution Books/Libros Revolución, 5726 Hollywood Boulevard (west of Wilton), Los Angeles, CA 90028. Call for more info: 323-463-3500.
SEPTEMBER 9 Friday 7am — Early Morning Talk and Book Signing sponsored by Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010. Call for more info: 310-704-3217.
SEPTEMBER 9 Friday 5:30pm — Talk and Book Signing at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92805. Call for more info: 714-758-1050.
SEPTEMBER 10 Saturday 9am–5:30pm — Workshop presentation at 11:15 am at the Orange County Progressive Summit, Delhi Community Center, 505 East Central Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Call for more info: 714-481-9600.
SEPTEMBER 11 Sunday 10:15am — Talk and Book Signing at the Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Call for more info: 310-399-1631.
SEPTEMBER 11 Sunday 2:00pm — Tabling at the Arlington West Memorial next to the Santa Monica Pier.
SEPTEMBER 11 Sunday 7:00pm — Tabling at The Urgency of 9/11/11: Challenging U.S. War-making, an event sponsored by Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101. Call for more info: 213-748-1643.
OCTOBER 12 Wednesday 7:00pm – Book talk/signing. Revolution Books, 2804 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44118.
OCTOBER 13 Thursday 6:30–7:30pm – Book talk/signing and “Sip to Support” wine-tasting (optional for $15) to benefit Veterans For Peace. Visible Voice Books, 1023 Kenilworth (Tremont neighborhood), Cleveland, OH 44113.
OCTOBER 14 Friday 7:00-9:00pm – Vegan/gluten-free potluck and coffeehouse featuring book talk/signing and music by Cleveland singer-songwriter Charlie Mosbrook. St. Paul’s Community Church, 4426 Franklin Blvd. (Ohio City neighborhood), Cleveland, OH 44113.
OCTOBER 16 Sunday 2:00pm – Book talk, New England Peace Pagoda, 100 Cave Hill Road, Leverett, MA 01054. More info: Sister Clare 413-367-2202.
OCTOBER 16 Sunday 6:00–9:00pm – 6pm Potluck, 7pm Book talk, discussion and signing, Second Congregational Church UCC, 16 Court Square, Greenfield, MA 01301.
OCTOBER 17 Monday 7:30pm – Book talk/signing, First Universalist Church of Essex, 59 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929.
OCTOBER 18 Tuesday 7:00pm – Book talk/signing, The Peace Abbey, Two North Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770.
OCTOBER 19 Wednesday 2:00pm – Book talk, Chancellor’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor in Quinn (adjacent to JFK Library), University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125. Sponsored by The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences. Download the PDF flyer for this event. For more information call the Joiner Center at 617-287-5850.
OCTOBER 20 Thursday 12:00noon–1:30pm – Book talk, Building E Room 155, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.
OCTOBER 20 Thursday 7:30pm – Book talk/signing, Friends Meeting at Cambridge, 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle Street), Cambridge, MA 02138.
OCTOBER 21 Friday 5:00–6:00pm – Book talk/signing, Everyone’s Books, 25 Elliott Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.
OCTOBER 21 Friday 7:00pm – Book talk/signing, Putney Friends Meeting, 17 Bellows Falls Road, Putney, VT 05346. More info: Daniel Sicken 802-387-2798.
OCTOBER 22 Saturday 7:00–9:00pm – Book talk/signing, South Congregational Church UCC, 27 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, 03301. Event cosponsored by New Hampshire Peace Action, Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, and Seacoast Peace Response. Download the PDF flyer for this event. Link to AFSC online announcement.
OCTOBER 23 Sunday 3:00pm – Book talk/signing followed by potluck dinner at Bradford Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ, 145 North Main Street, Bradford, VT 05033. Cosponsored by the Green Mountain Will Miller Chapter 57 of Veterans For Peace and the Board of Mission and Social Action of the Bradford UCC.
OCTOBER 24 Monday 7:00pm – Book talk/signing, Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101.
NEW YORK, NY
OCTOBER 26 Wednesday 7:30pm – Book talk/signing, 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 15 Rutherford Place (near 15th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), New York, NY 10003. Cosponsored by New York City Quakers and NYC War Tax Resisters. Info: email@example.com or 718-768-3420.
OCTOBER 27 Thursday 6:00–9:00pm – Book talk/signing, American Friends Service Community’s Rufus Jones Room at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street (15th & Cherry), Philadelphia, PA 19102. Sponsored by Veterans For Peace Chapter 31 and the Brandywine Peace Community. Download the PDF flyer for this event. Info: 610-832-7028 or 610-564-7628.
OCTOBER 31 Monday 3pm – Book talk in 213 Houghton Hall at SUNY Fredonia, 280 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY 14063. This free public talk is hosted by Fredonia Students for Peace and the Dunkirk-Fredonia Center for Peace and Justice.
NOVEMBER 1 Tuesday 7pm – Book talk/signing, Louis C. Cole Auditorium on the Edinboro University Campus, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16412. Sponsored by the Sociology Club of Edinboro University.
NOVEMBER 3 Thursday 7pm – Book talk/signing, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway (Route 97), Erie, PA 16509. Cosponsored by the Erie Peace Initiative, the Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility Committee, and Veterans For Peace.
NOVEMBER 5 Saturday 5:30pm – Featured speaker, along with Cindy Sheehan, at Annual Dinner of Western New York Peace Center at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.
BUFFALO, NY (AMHERST)
NOVEMBER 6 Sunday 10:30am – Talk: “We are not worth more, they are not worth less,” Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. Cindy Sheehan shares the sermon time with Brian with the collection to be split between Veterans For Peace and a nonprofit organization or project of Cindy’s choosing.
TORONTO, ON, CANADA
NOVEMBER 7 Monday 6–9pm – “An Evening with S. Brian Willson” fundraising dinner for the War Resisters Support Campaign, $20 suggested donation – 6:00 Dinner, 7:00 Program, United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1N1, CANADA.
NOVEMBER 8 Tuesday evening – Book talk, Spiritus Christi Church, 121 Fitzhugh Street North, Rochester, NY 14608. Details to be announced.
NOVEMBER 10 Thursday 6:30pm – Book talk/signing, First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N Aurora Street (at Buffalo), Ithaca, NY, 14850. Sponsored by Veterans For Peace Ithaca Chapter 38.
NOVEMBER 11 Friday 7pm – Book talk/signing, Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.
NOVEMBER 12 Saturday 6:30pm – Featured speaker at dinner, Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD, 21044. Cosponsored by Howard County Friends of Latin America and Howard County Human Rights Commission.
NOVEMBER 13 Sunday 3pm – Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Cosponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting and Veterans For Peace Phil Berrigan Memorian Chapter 105.
NOVEMBER 13 Sunday 6pm – Book talk/signing, Cyclops Books and Music, 30 W. North Ave. (at Maryland), Baltimore, MD 21201. More info: 410-752-4487.
NOVEMBER 14 Monday 7–9pm – Book talk/signing at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW (at 16th), Washington, DC 20010. Cosponsored by the Washington Peace Center, the Center on Conscience & War, SOA Watch, Witness for Peace and Catholic Worker Bookstore. Download the PDF flyer for this event.
NOVEMBER 15 Tuesday 6pm – Book talk/signing in Barton Hall Room 117 on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (Visitor parking garage is located at 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21211). Sponsored by the JHU Human Rights Working Group. Download a PDF flyer for this event. Join the protest to make Karl Rove accountable, immediately following this book talk (download protest flyer).
NOVEMBER 16 Wednesday Noon–1pm – Book talk, Sixth Floor, Room 627, American University, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. Talk and lunch presented by the Washington College of Law Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
NOVEMBER 16 Wednesday 6–8pm – Book talk/signing, Busboys and Poets Books, 2021 14th Street NW (at V Street), Washington, DC 20009. More info: 202-387-POET (7638). Sponsored by Busboys and Poets and Global Exchange.
NOVEMBER 18 Friday 6:30–8pm – Workshop presentation, “We Are Not Worth More, They Are Not Worth Less,” in the Center Hall at the Columbus Convention Center, 801 Front Street, Columbus, GA 31901. Frank Dorrel will be selling Brian’s books throughout the weekend of this year’s SOA Watch November Vigil at the gates of Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.
Northwest Mini Tour – Feb-Mar 2012
FEBRUARY 24 Friday 7-9pm – Book talk/signing at People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Info: 604-253-6442.
FEBRUARY 28 Tuesday 2:30-4:30pm – Book talk at Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, 700 Royal Avenue, Room 2203, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Sponsored by Douglas College’s Institute of Ethics and Global Justice.
March 1 Thursday Noon – Interview with Brian on “The Joe Show” on KBAI AM 930 Progressive Talk Radio (Bellingham, WA).
MARCH 1 Thursday 7pm – Book talk/signing in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, Washington. Info: 360-671-2626.
MARCH 2 Friday 7-8pm – Book talk/signing at Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, Third Floor of Herald Building, 1155 N. State Street, Bellingham, Washington. Sponsored by Bellingham Veterans For Peace, 360-671-7133.
Portland Talks — May 2012
MAY 9 Wednesday 7-9pm – Book talk/signing at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in the Dining Hall, 1131 SE Oak Street, Portland, Oregon 97214. Hosted by the Radical Anti-Capitalist Caucus of Occupy Portland; endorsed by both the Spokes Council and the General Assembly.
May 12 Saturday 3-5pm – Book talk/signing in the chapel at Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist, 1133 NE 181st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97230.
August 16 Thursday 7:00pm – Book Talk and Signing at a private home in Malibu. Donation of $15 requested. For more info and to RSVP, call Carla at 310-457-5398.
ECHO PARK, CA
August 17 Friday 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) – Book Talk and Signing at Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA 90026. Music by Dennis Davis. Food, drinks and desserts. Donations gladly accepted. Copies of Blood on the Tracks will be available for $15 at this event. Event presented by the Union of Progressive Iranians; cosponsors include International Action Center, Office of the Americas, LA Chapter of Veterans For Peace, SOA Watch L.A.,
Addicted To War, Puerto Rican Alliance, and Dedon Kamathi, host of KPFK’s Freedom Now radio show. More info: 310-838-8131.
August 18 Saturday 3:30pm – Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains‘ 7th Annual Birthday Celebration & Fundraiser. Doors open at 3:30; program starts at 5:00pm. Brian is one of three recipients of this year’s Teddi Winograd Courage Award. Fran Pavley is the Democratic Party award winner and the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Stanley & Betty Sheinbaum. Music by Andy Manoff, Dennis Davis, Tom English and others. Suggested donation of $50 includes a signed copy of Blood on the Tracks. For more information call Dorothy Reik at 310-291-1300 or email dorothyreik [at] pdsmm.org.
August 19 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm – Book Talk and Signing at Redlands United Church of Christ, 168 Bellevue Ave. (corner of W. Olive), Redlands, 92373. Music by Dennis Davis. Refreshments served. Donations accepted! Copies of Blood on the Tracks will be available for $15 at this event. More info: 310-838-8131.
LONG BEACH, CA
August 19 Sunday 7:00-9:30pm – Book Talk and Signing at Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach, 5450 East Atherton Street, Long Beach, 90815. Presented by UULB Social Justice Committee and Military Families Speak Out, Orange County Chapter. More info: Contact Pat Alviso at 562-833-8035 or mfso-oc [at] earthlink.net.
Brian will be a featured author at the 2012 Wordstock Festival, an annual event held at the Oregon Convention Center (777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR 9723). Brian’s talk is scheduled for Sunday, October 14, at 5:00pm and he will be available afterward to sign copies of Blood on the Tracks.
November 2013 in Los Angeles
CULVER CITY, CA
November 3 Saturday 7:00pm – Fun Fundraiser for the film in production, Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson at the home of Frank and Jane Dorrel. Special Guests: S. Brian Willson, filmmaker Bo Boudart and Blase Bonpane. Music by Dennis Davis and Andy Manoff. Drinks & desserts; $5 at the door. For more information or to RSVP, call Frank at 310-838-8131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t come to this event but would like to help this film get made, you may send your tax-deductible donation with check or money order made out to: Beau Monde Image Foundation, PO Box 7395, Menlo Park, CA 94026.
November 4 Sunday 6:00pm – The Ninth Annual Artivist Film Festival runs November 1-4 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 (near corner of Hollywood & Vermont). S. Brian Willson will be honored at Sunday’s Artivist Awards Ceremony for Lifetime Achievement in Advocating for International Peace. Other awards to be presented to Maria Bello, Devon Franklin, Christine Devine and winning films. Judd Nelson hosts. Click on the link above for more information.