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March 2019

St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seaman’s LOdge, Pioneer Park
Nevada City, 95959 United States
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Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Seaman's Lodge in Nevada City: Music begins at 4:00; dinner served starting at 5:00. I'll be singing and playing with my fellow Western Songbirds, Maggie McKaig and Sally Ashcroft, along with Luke Wilson, and performing a bit of Beckett with Tom Taylor. A line-up of fine bands, including Three Times Through, and the Buffalo Gals. Come eat, drink, sing, and be otherwise merry!

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November 2019

Paperback Launch! With JANE CIABATTARI at Books Inc. in Berkeley

November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BOOKS INC. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, 94710 United States
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Deeply honored to be joined by beloved author and critic JANE CIABATTARI to launch the paperback of my memoir. We'll be in conversation at BOOKS INC. in Berkeley. Books Inc. is the West's Oldest Independent Bookstore.  

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Sacramento Reading: BEERS BOOKS

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BEERS BOOKS, 915 S Street
Sacramento, 95811 United States
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Delighted to read at Beer Books, Sacramento's Oldest Bookstore—Founded 1936! Wine and nibbles. I'll play a song or two as well. Come join the celebration!

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CHEVALIER’S, Los Angeles: In conversation with MICHELLE LATIOLAIS

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chevalier’s, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, 90004 United States
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I'm thrilled to be appearing at CHEVALIER'S, the oldest bookstore in Los Angeles, in conversation with the brilliant and lovely MICHELLE LATIOLAIS, author of—to name just two—the novel, She, and the collection The Widow. “Latiolais is as close to Alice Munro as a writer can get, but with a more modern edge.”—Los Angeles Times

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December 2019

SONGS FOR MIDWINTER (and other pleasures)

December 29, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street
Nevada City,
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In Songs for Midwinter, singer/songwriter and author Sands Hall weaves tales through her music and stories and her knowledge of myth and fairytale. Joining her in creating this evening of magic and mystery is a remarkable group of musicians and friends: Kit Bailey (percussion); Randy McKean (reeds, banjo); Maggie McKaig (guitar, accordion, vocals); and Gerry Pineda (bass). Also joining Sands for a few tunes is special guest Elena Rayo. The paperback of Sands’ memoir, Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology,…

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January 2020


January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Very much looking forward to reading from and speaking about my memoir in Sausalito's lovely community bookstore. Sands at Sausalito Books

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February 2020


February 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Thrilled to be in conversation with Maggie Rowe, author of SIN BRAVELY: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience, at SKYLIGHT BOOKS on Sunday, February 16th, 5 PM. Funny, wise, profound, and delightful describes her—and her wonderful book. So looking forward to the topics we'll cover! Oh, the places we'll go! Please join us.  

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May 2020

In conversation with Christine Hemp: Wellesley Books

May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dear friend and colleague Christine Hemp's deeply engaging and beautifully written memoir, WILD RIDE HOME, will catch you up, and give you her delightful family to augment your own. Not to mention the little white horse named Buddy, who will capture your heart. Christine's east coast reading tour has been cancelled, but @Wellesley Books is hosting an online event, and on 5/21, I have the pleasure of being "in conversation" with her. We'll have a blast, talking about everything from…

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LIVESTREAM! Solo Concert at Wild Eye Pub

May 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sands Sings

Sands will be singing her tunes and talking about songwriting and wordsmithing and other topics close to her heart. Tune in from anywhere. https://www.facebook.com/events/289812875527741/

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June 2020

BRIDGING. An Online Writers Conference.

June 13, 2020

A marvelous group of writers and teachers are assembled for an all-day conference hosted by St. Mary's College. I'll be talking about Scene at 3:00. A wonderful array of presentations!

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