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Madonna Doc Now!:::: Two Marin men, DeLorean Motor Car CFO Walter Stryker and author/artist Norris Burroughs, both featured previously in MillValleyLit, are sources for upcoming documentaries: 80's icons Madonna and DeLorean.

The Flux Capacitor Rides Again!


Author Robert Evans: If Dead Animals Could Read

Seduction - memoir by Christie Nelson

Poetry by Perry Lucretia King

Leonard we'll miss you.

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A modern-day Western as cautionary tale\and survival manual.



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The Mill Valley Literary Review - Spring 2017

BACK TO THE FUTURE like a Vuja de in reverse gear.*

Lights, camera, action! The everything-goes eighties culture and fashion seem like science fiction in these overwrought P.C. times - and continues to fascinate us.

EXCLUSIVE: MillValleyLit subjects to get lit on the big screen.

Marin author/artist Norris Burroughs and serial entrenpreneur Walter Strycker were recently interviewed by filmmakers for their 80's first hand accounts: Burroughs on THE Material Girl - Madonna, and Strycker on THE Material Man - John DeLorean.

*"Automaker John DeLorean is accompanied by cameramen as he enters his automobile, in Los Angeles after the day's court session. Monday marked the start of closing arguments by both the prosecution and defense in his trial on drug-trafficking charges John DeLorean, Los Angeles, USA." Photo Credit: Craig Mathew/AP/REX/Shutterstock.

Here comes the Sun:

MillValleyLit Webzine Spring 2017

"The Mill Valley Literary Review drags the literary journal kicking and screaming into the 21st century." San Francisco Magazine*

The Mill Valley Literary Review is the webzine celebrating written entertainment, wit and wisdom from San Francisco Bay Area's Literary Renaissance.

Orson Welles, 22.



R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

"Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget the perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That's how the light gets in."

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away." November 7, 2016 - Leonard Cohen was 82.

Our favorite Cohen soundtrack is perfectly matched to the sadly lyrical movie masterpiece, Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). Julie Christie and Warren Beatty star based on the Edmund Naughten novel, McCabe.




MILL VALLEY - Home to The Mill Valley Film Festival, Mt. Tam, Muir Woods, redwood trees, Dipsea foot Race, waterfalls, rock stars, artists, & WRITERS, WRITERS, WRITERS.

Mill Valley's literary pedigree is impressive, more so for a town of barely 14,000: Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, Peter Coyote, David Harris, Gerald Nicosia, Martin Cruz Smith, Tom Barbash, Louis B. Jones, Jack Finney, Don Carpenter, Gina Berriault, Kay Boyle, Wright Morris, Michael Murphy, Joyce Maynard (J.D. Salinger's companion), Cyra McFadden, poets Jane Hirschfield, Maxine Chernoff, Yoko Ono and lyricists including John Lennon and Tupac Shakur. The late Tom Clancy often wrote in Mill Valley. Playwright Sam Shepard lived at what was Flying Y Ranch (replete with horses) in the late seventies.

Authors who call(ed) Marin County home include, whom we coined, "The Big 3 A's": Isabel Allende, Amy Tan & Anne Lamott. Plus T.C. Boyle, Jack London, Kerouac's daughter Jan (also a writer), Ram Dass, Stirling Silliphant, Shel Silverstein, Sterling Hayden, Susan Trott, Catherine Coulter, Leonard Gardner, Van Morrison (aural poet), Philip K. Dick, Barnaby Conrad, Joe Eszterhas, Richard Brautigan, Ambrose Bierce, Poet Aram Saroyan (son of William Saroyan), Dave Eggers, Danielle Steel, Allen Drury, George Lucas. Julia Child lived in Ross while attending Branson School.

The connections: Ernest Hemingway's son -Jack, and grand-daughters Mariel and Margaux lived in Mill Valley's* Boyle Park area in the 60s. Papa's nephew still lives in Tiburon (editor, writer). John Steinbeck's connection: Ed Ricketts - marine biologist\writer\muse\character - "Doc" in Cannery Row, subject of "The Log from the Sea of Cortez" -Rickett's son lives quietly in Mill Valley. Senior Ricketts was also an inspiration to Joseph Campbell. Rickets Jr. was recently interviewed in SFGate.** A rare student of S.F. born Robert Frost's Dartmouth College lectures lives in Tiburon. An entire hilly Mill Valley neighborhood (nicknamed Poet Hill) streets are named after poets. Near San Anselmo, the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood and streets are named after a former resident's good friend, Washington Irving. As far as we know, Washington never slept here.

*Hemingway Mill Valley home article **Ricketts article

MillValleyLit in the press:

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