Airport Bar
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Airport Bar

  • La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge

In light of President Trump’s recent attempt to implement a “travel ban,” conceptual artists Daedalus Howell and Karen Hell are hosting “Airport Bar.” A participatory public performance, “Airport Bar” invites the public to acknowledge what it means to be trapped in the bureaucratic purgatory of international travel in the only place where humanity still feels as one when traveling – the airport bar.

The Drive with Steve Jaxon
Feb
23
4:00 pm16:00

The Drive with Steve Jaxon

Daedalus Howell returns to KSRO's The Drive with Steve Jaxon to talk about the demise of CMedia and upcoming projects including Airport Bar, a Participatory Public Performance & Protest (with Wine) and Pill Head, his feature film now in development.

Story: Why? | California College of the Arts
Jan
26
4:00 pm16:00

Story: Why? | California College of the Arts

  • California College of the Arts

We know what stories are and we know the essence of how they’re produced – but we haven’t explored the “why” of story – why it works, why it’s used and why it’s one of the salient features of being human…

Dear Jazzy
Nov
20
7:00 pm19:00

Dear Jazzy

  • Mystic Theatre

Writers, Musicians and Survivors come together to sing songs and tell stories in a fundraiser for Jazzy, a spunky  eight-year old who was tragically paralyzed in a drunk driving accident. 

Back on The Drive on KSRO 103.5 FM
Nov
17
3:00 pm15:00

Back on The Drive on KSRO 103.5 FM

Once again, one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon in Sonoma County – keeping the seat warm for host and pal Steve Jaxon his popular afternoon drive-time radio show. Featuring the Thursday Brew-Ha-Ha and others.

Le Drama Clüb (Opening Reception)
Nov
5
6:00 pm18:00

Le Drama Clüb (Opening Reception)

  • The Back House Gallery at Heebe Jeebe

We're getting the band back together – too bad it never existed. A conceptual experiment in nostalgia-making with fictional ephemera from Le Drama Club, a musical act that could have (but didn't) happen.

How to Podcast – for Non-techies
Sep
23
12:00 pm12:00

How to Podcast – for Non-techies

  • WORK Petaluma

A step by step guide to getting your podcast out of your mind and into the earbuds of the world. Led by Daedalus Howell of the Culture Dept. podcast, this brass tacks, no frills, survey of microphones, remote interviews, recording, editing and hosting, is designed to get you on iTunes and beyond with minimal hassle.

Workshop: Write Who You Know
Aug
19
12:00 pm12:00

Workshop: Write Who You Know

  • WORK Petaluma

Author Daedalus Howell leads fiction writers through a candid exploration of where their work and lives intersect and how best to tell their stories and not have to split town.

Off Your Chest @ BUMP
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Off Your Chest @ BUMP

  • BUMP Wine Cellars

The Sonoma Writers gang reunites for this Spring poetry/prose performance event, which invites readers and audience alike to get something off your chest. Daedalus Howell hosts.

Petaluma Men's Book Club
Jun
15
7:30 pm19:30

Petaluma Men's Book Club

  • Private Event

First rule about Book Club – there is no book club. Daedalus Howell reads from and chats about his novel Quantum Deadline at this bro-themed book club.

Write Who You Know: How to Use Your Personal Life in Your Fiction Without Ruining Your Relationships
Apr
21
6:30 pm18:30

Write Who You Know: How to Use Your Personal Life in Your Fiction Without Ruining Your Relationships

  • Petaluma Community Center

From the roman à clef to so-called “autobiographical fiction," authors are often tempted to use their own autobiographies in their work. As Anne Lamott writes, “If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” That said, what are the possible pitfalls, legal concerns, and the inevitable joys of pursuing your artistic truth despite friends, family and facts? Author Daedalus Howell leads fiction writers through a candid exploration of where their work and lives intersect and how best to tell their stories and not have to split town.

Five-Minute Film Festivel
Mar
14
5:30 pm17:30

Five-Minute Film Festivel

The Five-Minute Film Festival is a countywide event that provides an opportunity for K-12 students to demonstrate learning in a 21st century context and showcase their work in front of a community audience. 

Civics Camp Keynote
Mar
10
5:30 pm17:30

Civics Camp Keynote

  • SRJC | Bertolini Student Center

Sonoma County author and media entrepreneur Daedalus Howell will present a keynote on civic engagement at the 2nd Annual Civics Camp, an annual opportunity for North Bay youth to connect with community leaders, hosted by California State Assemblymember Marc Levine. Howell will explore civic engagement as an act of individuation that goes beyond merely clicking something on social media.

Depot Bookstore & Cafe
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

Depot Bookstore & Cafe

  • Depot Bookstore & Cafe

Author Daedalus Howell reads and sign paperbacks of his sci-fi crime novel, Quantum Deadline, at Marin County's beloved literary landmark Depot Bookstore and Cafe. Located in an historic train stop in downtown Mill Valley, "The Depot" was a second home for Howell when he briefly lived on Mt. Tamalpais in the Summer of 2000. Q&A to follow. Visit DepotBookstore.com for more information.

Kiss & Tell at BUMP Cellars
Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

Kiss & Tell at BUMP Cellars

  • BUMP Cellars

17th century playwright William Congreve's play Love for Love is all but forgotten but a particular turn of phrase endures. Mr. Tattle (described in the dramatis personae as a "half-witted beau, vain of his amours, yet valuing himself for secrecy") planted one on Ms. Prue ("a silly, awkward country girl") who subsequently shared news of the smooch (with her mom!). His immortal admonition thereafter? "O fie, Miss, you must not kiss and tell."

The Sonoma Writers Workshop, celebrates the notion of being indiscrete about one's indiscretions on the eve of Valentine's Day at BUMP Cellars. They not only kiss and tell, they write poetry and fiction about it as part of their standing-room-only series of wine country readings.

As always, members of the local literary community are invited to share original work that aligns with the theme  following the performance. A limited-edition collectible anthology will be available with purchase of a glass of wine at the venue. Sharing the bill are writers AJ Petersen, Stacey Tuel, Lisa Summers, Jonah Raskin and Daedalus Howell, who will also host the event.

Guest Speaker | Story & Interaction Design | CCA
Jan
28
4:00 pm16:00

Guest Speaker | Story & Interaction Design | CCA

  • California College of the Arts

Writer Daedalus Howell joins California College of the Arts assistant professor Graham Plumb to explore how story informs interaction design using a variety of narrative tools in an intimate seminar setting.

Readers' Books
Jan
21
6:30 pm18:30

Readers' Books

  • Readers' Books

Daedalus Howell returns to his old haunt, Sonoma, CA, (the subject of his award-winning essay collection I Heart Sonoma), to introduce his latest novel, Quantum Deadline, to Wine Country. As per tradition, there will be a wine reception followed by a reading, Q&A and signing. Come share a glass and a laugh with Sonoma's vintage author.

Outer Planes Comics & Games
Nov
20
7:00 pm19:00

Outer Planes Comics & Games

  • Outer Planes Comics & Games

Author Daedalus Howell pays a visit to the Outer Planes – not the intangible realms of esoteric philosophy and forgotten gods – but Sonoma County's beloved comics and games emporium. Howell will read and sign copies of Quantum Deadline for fellow travelers in speculative fiction, parallel universes and the dark places that lay between.

Things that Go BUMP in the Night
Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

Things that Go BUMP in the Night

  • BUMP Wine Cellars

With Halloween, Dios De Los Muertas and Witchie Poo lurking on the autumnal horizon, your favorite local writers have harvested a haunt of new works to delight, fright and enlight for one night only.   

Members of the local literary community are invited to share their similarly themed works following the performance. A limited-edition collectible anthology will be available with purchase of a glass of wine at the venue. Sharing the bill are writers AJ Petersen, Stacey Tuel, Lisa Summers, Jonah Raskin and Daedalus Howell, who will also host the event.

Get Lit!
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

Get Lit!

  • Corkscrew Wine Bar

Get Lit, a monthly reading series hosted by Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor, will feature Amy Eden Jollymore and Daedalus Howell.

Petaluma Regional Library
Oct
21
6:30 pm18:30

Petaluma Regional Library

  • Petaluma Regional Library

Petaluma's own Daedalus Howell will read from, answer questions about, and generally entertain us all by discussing his new book, Quantum Deadline, a noir science fiction genre-bender. Always entertaining on paper, Howell is just as fun in person – truly one of our most inspiring local authors!

Dinner with the Author
Sep
22
6:30 pm18:30

Dinner with the Author

Daedalus Howell appears at "Dinner with the Author," 6:30 pm. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 22 at Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street, Petaluma. (707) 778-6060. Expect a reading from Quantum Deadline, Q&A and socializing. Free event (dinner is not included). For more information, visit aquscafe.com.