Fall News from Rita Gardner

October 8th is Indie Author Day! Rita will be participating from 1:00—5:00pm at the Berkeley Public Library  (2090 Kittridge) along with other local authors and publishers. Indie Author Day is celebrated across North America in recognition of indie writers and presses. For more information, you can visit this link:https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/indie-author-day-central.

October 15th is LitCrawl, the festive finale of events for Litquake 2016. Rita will be joining seven other authors from She Writes Press (SWP) as they read from their books during the Phase I slot. You’ll find them from 6:00—7:00pm at Skunkfunk, 302 Valencia Street, one of the Mission District’s eclectic shops. Litquake is the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast, and Lit Crawl (sometimes referred to as a bacchanal) provides diverse readings all evening long on Litquake’s last day. Merriment ensues. The Mission is an easy BART ride from the East Bay, so come join the fun! Full Lit Crawl schedule can be found at this link: https://litcrawlsanfrancisco2016.sched.org/

November 15th is the pub date for The Magic of Memoir, a collection of stories by 38 writers of memoir, and edited by Linda Joy Myers, president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers and Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press and president of Warner Coaching—both editors are authors of multiple books about memoir writing. Rita’s essay From Fear to Freedom: A Memoir’s Journey, was selected for this anthology of stories and tips from writers who’ve successfully navigated their way through the process of writing life stories. A “memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough,” the collection also includes interviews with high-profile writers whose inspiring stories shine their own light  and encouragement on the subject. This is the perfect gift to give anyone thinking of writing a memoir. For details or to pre-order visit the Amazon book link: http://amzn.to/2c1BlZX.


Prefer Visual Arts?

Here are two venues where Rita will be exhibiting new photographs.

Oct 1—Dec 29
“BrewHaHa II”
Artists’ Reception
Oct 1, Saturday, 1:00—3:00pm

Arts of Point Richmond group exhibition. Kaleidoscope Café, 109 Park Pl., Pt. Richmond, CA.

Nov 2—Dec 16
“Inspired Images Through the Eyes of the Photographer.”
Artists’ Reception
Nov 2, Wednesday, 6:00—8:00pm

Marin Photo Club 2016 Fall Show at Marin Civic Center, Exhibit Hall Gallery
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA.

Save the Date!

Dec 10 – Saturday –  Book Launch  party at Book Passage in Corte Madera. (Check the Book Passage Calender for the start time at http://www.bookpassage.com/event/2016-12.
Wanderland Writers’ latest anthology Wandering in Andalusia is launching with a celebration! The collection includes two of her essays and a poem that she wrote during their travels in Spain earlier this spring. This new book in the ‘Wandering’ series is chock-a-block full of tasty reads from a variety of fine writers. The book launch will be an entertaining evening and a great way to kick off the holiday season with a distinctly Spanish flavor. For final event details, check the Book Passage online calendar in November athttp://www.bookpassage.com/marin-events. Mark your calendars now for some winter Olé!

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