Author Archives: Beyond the Creek

Discover LOVE IN THE STACKS! Literary Speed Dating at Walnut Creek Library on Feb. 2nd


Discover LOVE IN THE STACKS! Literary Speed Dating:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
6:30pm | Free

Cupid’s coming to town and he’s reserved the Oak View Room for more dating fun at the library! Just in time for Valentine’s Day—share your interests and love of reading while optimistically searching for your next date. Singles in their 20’s-30’s are invited to the Walnut Creek Library on Monday, February 2nd for another round of Literary Speed Dating.

The event is free and aimed at adults in their 20’s through 30’s. Participants are asked to bring a book they loved, hated, or just recently read, for an ice-breaker. Each participant will be given a number as their identification upon sign-in on the evening of the event. Each date will last just a few minutes before participants rotate to the next person. Who knows? Your next BEST date could be waiting for you!

Participants are asked not to give out their name or contact information during the course of the evening. Matches will be contacted within 5 days after the event. Light refreshments will be served. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Register online at or by calling 925-977-3340.


Friday Question of the Day – Favorite Comedy Club

Photo by Flickr user desconciertos

This Saturday Pyramid Alehouse is hosting a comedy night in downtown Walnut Creek and that got me wondering what kind of comedy clubs are in Contra Costa. I’ve been to Cobb’s in San Francisco which I enjoyed a lot. Are there any local comedy clubs that you recommend? Who’s your favorite comedian? Recently I’ve been enjoying Louis C.K. and Amy Schumer.

The Book Club Play at Lesher Center Jan. 30th – Feb. 28th in Walnut Creek


The Book Club Play:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, January 30th, 2015 – Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 2015

What if your book club was being filmed for a documentary by a famous Danish filmmaker? How would you behave? That’s the scintillating set up of The Book Club Play, in which secrets are not only revealed, they’re caught on tape in this hilarious new comedy about books, the people who love them, and what can happen when friends start reading between the lines. Sprinkled with wit, joy and novels galore – from Jane Eyre and Moby Dick to Twilight and The DaVinci Code – this is a buoyant satire of a contemporary culture that loves a good book as much as a juicy show-all vid, and a testament to the joy of reading. Lights! Camera! Book Club!!


Intuitive Writing Project Opens in Orinda Theatre Square

Orinda Theatre Square

Last August we learned that Michale Friedes Design moved from their Orinda Theatre Square location and now a new educational program for girls has opened in this spot. Called the Intuitive Writing Project, An Educational Boutique for Girls, it teaches leadership skills to high school girls through writing workshops. There is also a tween program for girls aged 11 to 13.

From their website:

The Intuitive Writing Project facilitates curriculum-based empowerment programs for teenage girls. We teach leadership from the inside out, creating a safe space for girls to tell their story, speak their truth, and realize the value of their own intuitive voice. Through the experience of writing, sharing, and connecting with their peers, girls develop their confidence and discover their strengths.