LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: The Blue-Eyed Girl by William Goodson Saturday, April 12th, 2014 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com It’s in the news almost every day, called by many names—gender violence, date rape, acquaintance rape. That’s just the beginning of the story. The Blue-Eyed Girl is a novel about the aftermath, for victim and perpetrator. William Goodson’s book, written in two voices, tells what happens in the years that come after trauma, and how one woman recovers her life. William Goodson has dedicated his career to improving the care of women with breast cancer. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he is a surgeon and the author of It’s your body…ask!, a guide to help women choose their own treatment for breast cancer. The Blue-Eyed Girl is his first novel.
Yes, this is your opportunity to make a scene! Do it on the page. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn to balance setting, character, and dialogue to create stellar scenes. Some of the exercises have given birth to award-winning work by past participants. Bring your laptop and/or paper and pen and discover how a good writer takes center stage on the page and holds it. The workshop will be held on Saturday,March 22nd from 10:00am-4:00pm at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA, 94925. This particular workshop is only $105, and you can register here.
On Sunday, March 16th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be William Goodson. It’s in the news almost every day, called by many names—gender violence, date rape, acquaintance rape. That’s just the beginning of the story. The Blue-Eyed Girl is a novel about the aftermath, for victim and perpetrator. William Goodson’s book, written in two voices, tells what happens in the years that come after trauma, and how one woman recovers her life. William Goodson has dedicated his career to improving the care of women with breast cancer. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he is a surgeon and the author of It’s your body…ask!, a guide to help women choose their own treatment for breast cancer. The Blue-Eyed Girl is his first novel. The ongoing spot on Lilycat on Stuff is scheduled for the third Sunday of every month. Left Coast Writers® are invited to participate in the programming. Listeners are invited to call in and share their opinions. FCCFREE RADIO is home to over 50 + original programs each week that produce more that 1,000,000 listeners per month (yes, you read that correctly 1,000,000 + listeners) of LIVE hosted content. that comes out of the plush studios in the SOMA District of San Francisco. FFR talk shows cover everything from sex, politics, sports, and back again. Google calls them an “Iconic Staple of San Francisco” and a “Frontrunner in Internet Broadcasting.” Add your voice to the fray by calling in during show hours: 415 829 2980. How to Listen in/Call in! 1 – log onto www.fccfreeradio.com 2 – find “schedule” tab and click it – go to Sundays – there will be the link for Lily Cat on Stuff – click it 3 – on Lily Cat page – there will be a “Tune In Now” section to select the streaming service of listeners choice – Under Studio A: – iTunes – Windows Media Player – Real Media Player – Quick Time Studio 4. Once selected the listening controls should appear & sound should be on – listen to the program – Lily Cat will give the phone # to call Nice thing about these live casts – they’re incorporated into Pod Casts so you can go back and listen if the program played while you were out. For more station info and how to listen in, go to: www.FCCFREERADIO.comTo schedule and interview with the editors or writers please contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Mark Shaw, Lawyer for the Arts and author of The Poison Patriarch and many other books Monday, April 7th, 2014 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com You have seen Mark Shaw before, as a fellow Left Coast Writer® and as November’s Book Party at the Ferry Plaza, but not all will know that he is also an accomplished entertainment lawyer. Mark will be sharing his thoughts on “Writers and the Law: Everything You Need to Know that Nobody Told You.” Located in Burlingame, and a California attorney for 30+ years, Mark Shaw‘s publishing experience as the author of 20+ books sets him apart from other entertainment lawyers. He represents writers whether they are aspiring authors, published authors, or those specializing in other aspects of the literary world.
Saturday, March 8th – 9:00 am-5:00 pm $195 – ($95 for Path to Publishing program participants [Membership $150]. If you are a LCW member you get 10% off on either rate for the Conference) The price includes lunch and a post-conference reception Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Phil Cousineau, and the other Book Passage Mentors for a jam-packed day of panels with agents, marketing and publicity experts, small publishers, book designers, and experienced authors to learn about today’s alternative publishing opportunities. Book Passage has provided acclaimed writers’ conferences for more than twenty years, as well as hundreds of classes on the craft of writing and on marketing your work. In this Alternative Publishing Conference Book Passage brings you a sampling of publishing alternatives, including traditional publishing, co-publishing and self-publishing. We’ll explain the new Path to Publishing and Mentors programs to guide writers through the alternative publishing options. Topics to be covered will include: Basic choices for a writing career Traditional publishing Co-publishing and self-publishing Editing Book design Printing options Book distribution Marketing and promotion Students are invited to join the faculty for lunch and a post-conference reception. For more details about the Conference, contact Sam Barry at email@example.com or call (415) 927-0960, ext. 256