marie kondoSANTA MONICA — If clearing clutter from your home is one of your 2016 resolutions, you won’t want to miss the chance to see Japan’s de-cluttering guru, Marie Kondo, in person.

The bestselling author will be discussing her new book, “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up,” at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica.

marie kondo bookKondo runs a consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes. Her philosophy is simple: keep only the objects that spark joy. Her first book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” became an international phenomenon, selling more than 3 million copies in many languages worldwide. “Spark Joy” is a companion to this first book, providing in-depth, illustrated tidying tips for every room of the house.

Tickets range from $20 for general admission to $95 for a reserved seat, a copy of “Spark Joy,” and access to an exclusive reception before the event. To see all options and to purchase, visit

William Turner Gallery is part of the Bergamot Station Arts Center, located at 2525 Michigan Ave. in Santa Monica.

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