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Anne Lamott in Conversation with John Dear

  • Grace Cathedral 1100 California St SF, CA, 94108 United States (map)
Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott

An Evening with Anne Lamott reading from her new book,“Almost Everything” and in conversation on peace & nonviolence with Rev. John Dear

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service

Monday, May 20, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street

Rev. John Dear

Rev. John Dear

San Francisco, California

Join author Anne Lamott as she reads from her latest book, "Almost Everything". Joining her in conversation will be author and activist Rev. John Dear discussing the topic of peace and nonviolence.

Anne Lamott is the New York Times best-selling author of Almost Everything; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Some Assembly Required; Plan B; Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; and other books. She lives in Marin County, California.

Rev. John Dear is a long time peace activist, priest, teacher of nonviolence, coordinator of Campaign Nonviolence, and author of many books including The Nonviolent Life; The Beatitudes of Peace; Living Peace; They Will Inherit the Earth; The Questions of Jesus; Transfiguration; and The God of Peace. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Books will be on sale in the back of the church. Anne Lamott and John Dear will be available to sign their books after their presentation.


General admission is $25.

A pre-event reception at Grace Cathedral with food and drinks is also being held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service. The reception will be hosted by Rev. John Dear, Dr. Ken Butigan, Pace e Bene founder Fr. Louie Vitale and Executive Director Ryan Hall. This ticket is good for general admission as well. Tickets are $75. - Please note, Anne Lamott is invited but not confirmed to attend the reception. The event will be held at Grace Cathedral in the office building, to the right of the church, near the fountain.

All proceeds go to Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and their project Campaign Nonviolence whose mission is to foster justice, peace and the well-being of all through education, resources, and action for nonviolent change. Visit

Co-Sponsors: Grace Cathedral

For info, call: Ryan Hall at 510-268-8765 or email


Please Note: A previous promotion for this event mentioned the date April 29, 2019. The date was changed after those went out. Sorry for any confusion.

Earlier Event: April 12
John Dear speaks at Friday Forum