In the Gallery: Colette Obrien talks about Time and Transformation: A Novel of Mayan Mysticism. Set within the myths and concepts of the Classic Maya, 700 AD, the feminine and masculine have been separated at the level of divinity for eons. A pair of female/male twins must discover how to bring the sexes back togehter and save their culture from extinction. Colette Obrien has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Jungian Psychology. She has had a meditation and yoga practice for over 30 years and for the last 25 years a private practice as a counselor and teacher, counseling individuals and couples. Her travel stories and photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines across the U.S. and Canada. Her first novel, Time & Transformation, was in inspired by her studies and time spent with the Maya in the Yucatan.
APRIL 14 5:30pm LEFT COAST WRITERS® READING SERIES at the FERRY PLAZA TOPIC: PURE POETRY READERS: BECKY FOUST, GAIL FLYNN and ELAINE BOND Monday, April 14, 2008 5:30pm || Book Passage-Ferry Plaza || One Ferry Plaza #46, San Francisco For Info: See Book Passage or mailto: email@example.com Our Poetry Reading Series are one of our most popular events. Come listen to award-winning poet, Becky Foust, as she reads pieces from her new book of poetry, “Dark Card” (due out in May, 2008 by Texas Review Press) on raising a son with Asperger’s Syndrome, along with Gail Flynn and Elaine Bond. Becky Foust is an award-winning, published poet whose work will be featured in Poetry Magazine this fall. The Clackamas Literary Review has just accepted seven of Becky’s poems, and others are out in current issues of Margie, Nimrod, Atlanta Review, Caesura, Dos Passos Review, JAMA, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, North American Review, Taproot Literary Review, Wordgathering.com and others. Click here to visit her website at www.rebeccafoust.com to learn more about Becky’s work and upcoming events. – Elaine Bond is an award-winning artist and scientist who won an award for her University of California program where she took 3,000 teens who were at-risk for dropping out of high school and showed them how to use the scientific method outdoors. Many of these kids have pursued higher education. Elaine also writes songs, sings and plays a mean guitar as Dusty Miller. This reading series by our LEFT COAST WRITERS® always provides us with such a treat, whether it is our poets sharing their truth-filled pieces, writers making us laugh or cry or pause with deep reflection as they read their short stories, memoirs or erotica-filled prose. Come listen to our April readers and then join us for networking at a nearby watering hole. While you’re there, check out what’s new at Book Passage, buy a book, or sign up a friend for our Salons.
Wendy Merrill’s March/April column, “How Chasing Mr. Wrong Led to Mr. Write,” is still front and center at Roadwork on the Left Coast Writers site – http://www.leftcoastwriters.com/category/road-work/ – but you’ve already read it, right? Now, if you haven’t submitted something to Roadwork yet yourself, what are you waiting for? Contact Pat to submit your story or to pitch an idea. Roadwork@Leftcoastwriters.com.Are you ready for Roadwork? Roadwork is the LeftCoastWriters.com on-line column about travel, writing and the writer’s life. All members of Left Coast Writers are welcome to submit an essay of 800 to 1000 words to editor Pat Bracewell at Roadwork@Leftcoastwriters.com for on-line publication. A new Roadwork column is posted on our website every other month.
Wendy Tokunaga, wowed us at our LCW Literary Salon with her powerful and witty story of beating the odds and realizing her dream with the publication of Midori by Moonlight (St. Martin’s Griffin, September, 2007). Now, she’s hit Japan with a great interview and review in “The Japan Times,” “Midori by Moonlight” sure to raise a smile. Click here to read the article…and congratulations, Wendy!
Christine Krieg, our LCW photographer, has just uploaded the photos from that great Salon with Jane Juska. Click here to view (and order prints) of these photos and others from previous LCW events. By the way, Christine takes excellent portraits for your author photos and does wedding photography.