On Sunday, July 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 Laurie McAndish King. Laurie McAndish King’s award-winning essays and photography have appeared in Smithsonian magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Lonely Planet’s The Kindness of Strangers, and a dozen literary anthologies. Her first travel memoir, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! True Stories from a Curious Traveler, was published in 2014.
LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Mother Earth: Three Couples by Tommie Whitener Monday, July 10th, 2017 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com When Alex, Roberta and Marie signed up for a series of personal development retreats in the redwoods of Northern California they had no idea how much “development” they were going to experience. Neither they nor their unsuspecting spouses were fully prepared for the ensuing personal and marital reassessment, stock-taking and value adjustment. The three of them and their marriages were dramatically, sometimes with much stress and drama, transformed. Not every marriage survived. Tommie W. Whitener has practiced Family Law in Marin County and the Bay Area for more than forty-five years and is now putting some of the knowledge of people and relationships gained during that time to work in his new career as a writer. In addition to his just published debut novel he is at work on a collection of short stories and memoirs to be published later this year and a volume of historical fiction concerning two generations of his Arkansas farmer ancestors. He lives in Novato with his wife Svetlana, who is a life coach, although he is often found in Seattle with new grandchildren and in his beloved Los Angeles, where he grew up.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Colored Edges by Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli Saturday, July 8th, 2017 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Colored Edges traces the stages of word artist Iris Miller’s quest for inner peace and world peace. At first obsessed with mirror images of celebrity, she finally harnesses her own power. Inherited wounds, heart connections, and color healing entwine to weave a Möbius carpet she learns to ride on spectral waves across the globe. Sharon Ruth Skolnick-Bagnoli is a visual and word artist who works as a magazine art director, graphic designer, and editor. She grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, and earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from New York City’s Pratt Institute and a master’s degree in educational technology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has written fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, authoring three published books: a novel, Colored Edges (2014), a collection of poetry and art, Shiny Objects (2009), and a nonfiction regional history, Dreams of Tamalpais (1989). Sharon married project manager and videographer Bruce Bagnoli in 2004. Their studio, Visigraf Communications
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Notes on Networking Monday, July 3rd, 2017 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Don’t all of you need a little celebration? Join us Monday night, July 3rd, at 7pm for our mid-year Left Coast Writers Notes on Networking Salon. We’ll be serving wine and snacks, and some of our members will share their work and tips on the many ways to spread the word about new books and various literary endeavors. Of course we want to hear about your latest projects, and we’re hoping the chat and interaction will be both informative and festive. Let us know if you want to bring a guest. What we want is for you to be there to weigh in with your news and views.
Left Coast Writers Poetry: Jeanne Powell, Author of My Own Silence and Carousel, among other books Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Sunday, July 2nd from 5pm-7:15pm Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in October is Jeanne Powell, Author of My Own Silence. Jeanne Powell has earned degrees from WSU in Detroit and USF in San Francisco. She writes prose poems, flash fiction and short stage plays. Her books in print are Word Dancing, My Own Silence, and Carousel (essays). Her new chapbook is entitled Two Seasons. For ten years Jeanne hosted an acclaimed spoken word series, “Celebration of the Word,” in the City. She is the inspiration behind Meridien PressWorks™ which has published 20 authors since 1996. Jeanne reviews films for an online site, and lately has taken up photography.