Bestselling authors coming to Montalvo

Added THU, JUL 30TH 2015

Stellar lineup
for Writers Series

Join us this fall and spring for the Montalvo Writers Series—illuminating discussions with authors about their craft and inspirations. If you're a fan of the written word, you won't want to miss these insightful talks, moderated by author Katherine Maxfield! Books are available for purchase at each event.

Meg Waite Clayton  

Meg Waite Clayton
Thu, Sep 24

A New York Times bestselling author, Clayton has penned five novels including The Wednesday Sisters, hailed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 25 Essential Best Friend Novels of all time. Her newest, The Race for Paris, is a thrilling tour de force about women who risked their lives to document history. Lunch included with ticket.

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"The Martian" by Andy Weir  

Andy Weir
Sun, Nov 1, 4-6pm

First-time novelist Andy Weir will discuss his work The Martian and the book's meteoric rise to success: from a self-published ebook, to a New York Times bestseller, to a film adaptation directed by Ridley Scott starring Matt Damon.

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The Children's Crusade, by Ann Packer  

Ann Packer
Wed, Jan 27

Packer is the acclaimed author of two collections of short fiction and two bestselling novels, including The Dive from Clausen's Pier, which received numerous awards and accolades. 
She will discuss the joys and challenges of the literary life, and will delve into her recent book The Children's Crusade. Lunch included with ticket.

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Armistead Maupin
Sun, April 24, 3-5pm

Few American writers have reached as high a level of international literary renown as Armistead Maupin. His iconic Tales of the City series blazed a trail through popular culture—from a sequence of bestselling novels, to a Peabody Award-winning television miniseries, to an ambitious new musical that had its world premiere at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater in 2011. He and Maxfield will chat about his career in literature, music, and theatre.

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July 30, 2015

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Thanks for an
amazing Friday

"Kalpa," one of the performances at Rock the Garden on Friday

We want to give an enormous thank you to the nearly 2,000 people who attended last Friday's Rock the Garden festival and helped make it one of the most memorable evenings we've ever had at Montalvo.

If you missed the event (or if you were here and want to experience it again), fear not: our video crew took amazing footage of the performances, and we'll be releasing the edited piece as soon as we can. Follow our Facebook page or our YouTube channel to see it.

In the meantime, check out some of the pictures below, or browse through the entire photo album for the night. If you see yourself, tag yourself!

And don't forget: Rock the Garden was just one of more than a dozen events happening worldwide, all celebrating the 75/10 anniversary of Montalvo's residency program. Visit our blog for details and to see images from some of the other events, or search #Celebrate7510 on social media.

Zoe Klein
Nikki Borodi


Kayhan Kalhor &
Erdal Erzincan

Masterful Persian &
North Indian music Nov 22

Kayhan Kalhor

Join us on Sunday, November 22, at 7pm as internationally-renowned kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor performs with Turkish baglama player Erdal Erzincan for an unforgettable night of music in the Carriage House Theatre.

Kalhor is a four-time Grammy Award nominee and a legendary musician in the classical Persian tradition, with devoted fans that span the globe. Together with Erzincan, he will explore traditions of improvisation at the nexus of Persian and North Indian music.

Fans of world, classical, and even jazz will be entranced by these two masterful musicians. Don't miss it! Get your tickets today, and be sure to share this event with your network on Facebook by clicking here.

To purchase, click the button below or call the box office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. 

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at a glance:

Sun, August 2, 11:30am
Floral Design: Summer Blooms 

Mon, August 3, 7pm
Michael McDonald

Wed, August 12, 7:30pm
Marc Cohn SOLD OUT! 

Tue, August 25, 6-8pm
Montalvo Summer Nights: Monotype Printmaking

Wed, September 2, 7pm
The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue 

Wednesdays in July & August

Summer Luncheons

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



Art on the Grounds: Metaphoric States: Five Bronze Works by Stephen De Staebler

In Cottage 2:
Paper Power


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Photo credits (from top): Ron Leckie / Bahara Emami / Michele Guieu / Cameron Hockenson / Christopher Turner / Pierce Leggin / Bahara Emami / Todd Rosenberg