LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Seeing Red: A Woman’s Quest for Truth, Power, and the Sacred, by Lone Morch Saturday, February 9, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com “Readers, not just pilgrims, seek enlightenment. And memoirs often fail to provide those aha! moments. But Seeing Red overflows with insights into the feminine journey: how we wake up to our own power through risking heartbreak, and how it is only by becoming aware of our deepest selves that we can transcend. Seeing Red blends the spiritual and the physical in a heady mix that is both charming and bracing!” —Jane Ganahl, co-founder of the Litquake festival, author of “Naked on the Page.” Though this new memoir, Seeing Red: A Woman’s Quest for Truth, Power, and the Sacred, by Lone Morch has been lauded for its feminine insights, it applies to us all. After all, self-awakening and self-discovery are not bound to a single sex or group, but to every human being; and this memoir promises to be one that tells of a journey to do both … and more, while inspiring the reader to do the same … all against a backdrop of Himalayan Mount Kailas. So join Left Coast Writers, Book Passage, Lone Morch and the goddess Kali, for wine, snacks and the launch of this riveting memoir.
BOOK LAUNCH: Shadow on the Crown, by Patricia Bracewell Thursday, February 7th, 2012 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com We hope all of you will come out for this very special event. Our beloved Roadwork editor, Patricia Bracewell, will be celebrating the launch of her much praised and eagerly awaited novel, Shadow on the Crown (Viking, 2012). Come hear about Emma, the fifteen-year-old newly crowned Queen of England. She came from Normandy and met her husband-to-be, the much older King Athelred, just minutes before their wedding. But this clever 11th century girl takes it in stride and braves her challenging new role amongst rivals, enemies and the all-too-present threat of a Viking invasion. Come take this adventure with us and hear about the history-inspired tale of Emma of Normandy.We will be serving mead, of course, and other wonderful period treats.
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Brooke Warner, author of What’s Your Book: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author, editor, and publisher Monday, February 4th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com Do you dream about writing a book but second-guess yourself? Are you trying to finish a manuscript but can’t because you’re stuck with writers block? Have you finished a manuscript, shopped it around with no bites, and given up? Brooke Warner, author of What’s Your Book: A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author, editor, and publisher, will be coming to speak with all of you about just those issues. She will give advice to and answer questions from all those that aspire
In April some of our writers return to the South again for a week-long workshop at the Southern Sampler Artists Colony on Sullivan’s Island, led by Left Coast Writers® Founder, Linda Watanabe McFerrin. It’s been an annual pilgrimage for years, one that always includes integration with the arts and literary community of Charleston, South Carolina. It’s fun to look back. Greg Fuller and SSAC Founders Mary Brent Cantarutti and Martha Greenway mix and mingle, along with our other writers, with College of Charleston professors and administrators at this arts celebration. Our Founder’s favorite: the painting in the last photo. Check it out here.
Left Coast Writers® Love Stories Saturday,January 12, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin and the Left Coast Writers® for an evening of love stories to help set the mood for Valentine’s Day. You can count on the talented writers from LCW to provide an entertaining evening full of love, lust and other appropriate emotions. There’ll be wine an chocolate, of course, AND all who attend are invited to bring a love or lust story of 1000 words or less. Their stories will be considered for publication on the hotflashessexystsories.com website and a $100 award. You must be present to enter.
LEFT COAST WRITERS Book Party: heretofore, with Author Todd Crawshaw Monday, January 14, 2013 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Plaza ||http://www.bookpassage.com “If heaven exists, a realm of eternal bliss, how would it avoid becoming monotonous without a bit of conflict?” This is the question posited by Todd Crawshaw‘s latest novel, heretofore. This new work has been described as “a modern-day Alice in Wonderland melded with the satirical humor of Catch 22”. Assuming this piques your interest (as it should), you can read sections of the book and see Todd’s wonderful illustrations of his characters at http://www.toddcrawshaw.com/heretofore.html, and come to his book launch at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza on the 14th and join us in a toast to this illuminating local
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Connie Hale, Author of Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing Monday, January 7th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com We’re kicking off the new year with a great speaker. Gambol, gallivant, or gallop over over to Book Passage in Corte Madera on Left Coast Writers® Literary Salon night to hear the Bay Area’s own Constance Hale is going to impart her wisdom on the mechanics of writing. We hope you will all be there! Constance Hale is a San Francisco based journalist and author. Her three books on language and writing,