LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Going to Solace with Amanda McTigue Saturday, August 25th, 2012 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Set in a small area in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Amanda McTigue‘s new novel Going to Solace takes you on a journey through the lives of several different characters over the course of the week before Thanksgiving in 1989. The novel is written from various characters’ perspectives giving an interesting view of their world and the goings-on in their community, which range from heart-warming to heart-wrenching. The event will have a festive atmosphere, and will include regional treats, bluegrass music, down-home quilts on display, and other fun and folksy enticements.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down: An Anthology of Women’s Poetry Saturday, August 18th, 2012 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com There’s a new book of poetry in town, and it features 41 of the Bay Area’s best female poets. This new anthology of poetry contains the work of a diverse group of women from the Bay Area, and a few of them will be coming to read their poems to you! This poems collected coversthemes from birth to re-birth, the joy of creation, dancing, swimming to the pain of face-lifts, pushing walkers, and memories of mother brushing hair or paddling a canoe. The women reading will be Marianne Betterly, Judy Wells, Lucille Lang Day, Susan Cohen, Andrena Zawinski, and Eva Schlesinger. “Forty-one women are unarmed but dangerous. They can change your life with clarity, truth and power in equal measure. These poets, from the literary culture of San Francisco, make up an album of rich fabrics combining the ordinary and the magnificent. Intimate details and heightened temperaments give us more reason to care about poetry.”
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Vignettes and Postcards: Writings From the Evening Writing Workshop at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris, Fall, 2011 with Erin Byrne Monday, August 13, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com You are invited to journey to an intimate neighborhood in 1950s Texas, the rue de Seine during the flood of 1910, and a 1960s political uprising in Brazil; to meet characters like Leila, an Algerian woman living in the outskirts of Paris, and Lilia, a young ballerina dancing inside a painting; to inhale the scent of warm cinnamon bread, to hear the pealing of bells from high up on an Italian hillside, and to walk upon the paving stones of Paris. Vignettes & Postcards: Writings From the Evening Writing Workshop at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris, Fall, 2011 is a collection of twenty-six stories by writers from all over the world, springing from the workshop “Leaping into the Void,” taught by award-winning writer Erin Byrne. Edited by Byrne and Anna Pook, ongoing instructor of the workshop, the stories of Vignettes & Postcards represent a variety
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Daniel Riviera, Entertainment and Intellectual Properties Attorney Monday, August 6, 2012 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com There are many legal issues that may arise as a writer trying to publish your material, some you may have never even thought of. That is where Daniel Riviera comes in. Daniel will lightly go over topics which include source materials and potential liability; collaboration agreements; protecting and submitting your work; agency and management agreements; option/purchase agreements; crowd-funding; self-publication; electronic rights. He will focus in his talk on the latest trends in
©2012 Christine Oneto During the Christmas holidays and throughout mid-January, I had an issue that no writer would like to have: I could not type! Although I can often type faster than I write, my fingers wouldn’t move – quickly or otherwise – as carpal tunnel had reared its nasty head! The worst fear I had ever had was now coming to fruition: Could it be that someday I could not physically write?