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January 2019

Sierra Writers Festival 2019

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm
Sierra College

This year the focus of the Sierra Writers Conference is "PROCESS: Pre-write to Promotion." I’ll be among those leading workshops (I’ll address “Fictional Techniques for the Nonfiction Writer”); other teachers and presenters include Julie Baker, Gene Berson, Catharine Bramcamp, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, Larry Gold, Patricia Dove Miller, and Mary Volmer; the keynote address will be delivered by California Book Award winner Josh Weil. The website is full of information, with links to each of these authors’ workshops and presentations. There is…

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February 2019

Berkeley Public Library Foundation Author Dinner

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Just delighted to be amongst those honored this year at the Berkeley Public Library Authors Dinner. The 17th Annual! Proceeds from the event fund library innovations, capital improvements, and expand literacy projects that help make a strong public library possible. The evening begins with a cocktail reception, an opportunity for authors and guests to mingle, followed by dinner in the historic Reading Room of the Central Library. At dinner, each author is seated with a group of library-loving guests and will…

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March 2019

Featured Speaker: California Writers Club

March 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

I'll be addressing this wonderful group  about my memoir and also discussing aspects of writer's craft. I may even field some questions about the controversy surrounding Wallace Stegner's use of Mary Hallock Foote's work in creating his novel ANGLE OF REPOSE. This is one of the oldest writers’ clubs in continuous operation in the nation. California Writers Club was founded in 1909, growing out of the lively literary movement in the Oakland hills in the early years of the 20th…

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