Monday, March 31, 2008

Borders Live Classes

I'll be speaking at Borders (Fair Oaks) on April 12th. Come out and say hello! :)

Borders Live Classes™, a series of free, fun, educational and interactive classes, has secured partnerships with more than 100 local business owners, professionals and organizations to create an April course catalog with the most dynamic array of free classes to be offered by any bookstore. The pilot program, featured at three Sacramento area Borders stores, is poised to deliver a unique mix of lively topics for adults, including a special writer’s weekend.

The comprehensive April course catalog features classes born from partnerships between Borders Live Classes and the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce,, Sacramento Theatre Company, and Northern California Publishers and Authors (NCPA), in addition to dozens of small business owners and professionals. These partnerships will yield class topics such as the History of Music, Could You Make it as an Actor and Beyond the Handshake

“We were thrilled by the enthusiastic response in Sacramento to our appeal for instructors to teach these free classes at Borders,” said Stuart Skorman, founder of Skorman Productions, the San Francisco-based company producing the program. “From psychotherapists and business experts to politicians and investment counselors, we are forging partnerships with community leaders and successful professionals to recruit high-quality teachers.”

Borders Live Classes will host a special weekend of classes and networking opportunities for local writers, both professional and amateur, on April 12 and 13 at the Fair Oaks store. The highlights of the weekend will be a panel discussion on the future of publishing lead by Barry Schoenborn, President of NCPA. The panel will also include Matt Coker, executive editor of Sacramento News and Review and Kristy DeVaney, editor and writer for Senior Magazine. After the panel, Borders Live Classes will host a mixer where writers, editors and other publishing industry professionals can meet and connect.

Borders Live Classes is a program designed to empower adults with information to help them improve their relationships, health and careers. The Borders stores in Natomas, in Roseville and on Fair Oaks Boulevard have been selected to feature this program and will each boast more than 120 Borders Live Classes per month taught by area professionals, celebrities and industry experts. The complete April catalog is set to debut on March 28 and will be available online at or at participating Borders stores and area businesses.

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