LITTLE ISLAND - BIG IDEAS
A Free Lecture Series on the
Past, Present and Future of Treasure Island
Presented by the Treasure Island Museum
Enjoy a unique visit to Treasure Islandís 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition with award-winning crime fiction author Kelli Stanley, along with her heroine, the ex-escort, former Spanish Civil War nurse and iconoclastic private eye Miranda Corbie. more ...
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The lecture series is presented on Treasure Island, in historic Building One (except as noted), on a Saturday at 10:30 am.
Register for the series to be notified as lectures are scheduled.
Treasure Island is easily accessible by bus or car. Free parking in front of Building One, the large semicircular building on the right just inside the main gate.
While you're here that day, visit Treasure Island Flea!
"Little Island - Big Ideas" is presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association with support from the Treasure Island Development Authority and The Winery - SF on Treasure Island.
Sept. 26 Treasure Island: Creating a Livable Future
Learn how Treasure Islandís acclaimed redevelopment plan, built on a historic foundation of innovation and forward-thinking vision, will be a global model for sustainability in a new century. As construction is about to begin on the latest reinvention of Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands, examine what it means to live in a climate changed world and how this project can help light a path toward a thriving and sustainable future.
Tom Schueneman is the founder of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and a freelance environmental writer and journalist. He participated in an Earthwatch expedition researching permafrost in the Canadian Arctic and covered European climate issues including the 2008 COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen.
Oct. 24 Guns, Gangsters and the Gayway! Treasure Island Noir
Enjoy a unique visit to Treasure Islandís 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition with award-winning crime fiction author Kelli Stanley, along with her heroine, the ex-escort, former Spanish Civil War nurse and iconoclastic private eye Miranda Corbie.
Kelli's best-selling and award-winning series of literary noir novels plunge the reader into a fully-realized past, from the scent of Shalimar in smoky night clubs to the murky world of "flesh shows" on Treasure Island's Gayway. The GGIE and Treasure Island play major roles in both plot and character, and Kelliís noirish take on the celebrated ďPageant of the PacificĒ is not to be missed.
Join her in a discussion of the in-depth research and inspiration behind her stories and preview what's in store for Miranda and the GGIE in the seriesí fourth novel, City of Sharks.
Kelli Stanley has received the Macavity and Golden Nugget awards for her Miranda Corbie books, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and was named a literary heir of Dashiell Hammett by his granddaughter in Publisherís Weekly. She holds a Masterís degree in Classics, lives in San Francisco, and prefers her bourbon neat.
Nov. 21 Compass and a Camera: A Year in Vietnam
During the Vietnam War, hundreds of South Vietnamese Naval Officers and sailors trained on Treasure Island, as did thousands of U.S. personnel. Many sailors returned from combat in Vietnam to serve on Treasure Island, as did the training ship U.S.S. Hamner. Steve Burchik will present the experiences of some of these individuals, and share an intimate portrait of his own combat year in Vietnam with a compass to direct him in his job as a forward observer and a personal camera to share with you the scenes he saw and what he learned about fighting the guerilla war that in so many ways influenced Treasure Island and all of America.
Steven Burchik spent a year in the rice paddies northeast of Saigon in the role of a forward observer as a sergeant with the First Infantry Division. He is a photographer, a sailor on San Francisco Bay, and the prizewinning author of the memoir Compass and a Camera.
Dates and times are subject to change. To keep informed, please register.
Please register for the lecture series. It's optional, but will help us plan for enough seating and let you know about additional lectures and last minute changes.