On Thursday, April 27, 2017, celebrate the power of the written word at Jumpstart’s Scribbles to Novels, an intoxicating event being held at Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco.
Join Jumpstart and honored guest, journalist and author Frances Dinkelspiel, as she recounts the colorful history of California’s wine industry. Immerse yourself in a story about fire, greed, and obsession, as you are treated to local wines, a seated dinner, and a transformational story from one of Jumpstart’s Bay Area college student volunteers. This year we are honoring Northern California Advisory Board member Gordy Holterman for his years of service to Jumpstart’s mission.
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FRANCES DINKELSPIEL is an award-winning author, journalist, and speaker whose work is inspired by the history of California, particularly the role Jews played in the development of the state, and the region’s history of wine. Dinkelspiel has received the Hess Winery Fellowship, is a San Francisco Public Library Laureate, and serves on various library and literary organization boards. Her most recent book, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California, has garnered great recognition. Tangled Vines made both the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestsellers lists and was named as a 2015 best wine book by Food and Wine Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, and the Wall Street Journal. Dinkelspiel’s first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, was named both a bestseller and Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle. She currently lives in Berkeley with her husband, Gary Wayne.
6:00pm Cocktails | Authors Circle
7:30pm Dinner | Program