Literary Salon: How Writers Get the Word Out with Ann Steiner, Ph.D 🗓

Literary Salon:  How Writers Get the Word Out, Linda Watanabe McFerrin in Conversation with Author Ann Steiner, Ph.D

Monday, February 4th, 2019 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||

Members, please join us for an evening of conversation and discussion about Writers Spreading the Word.

Poet, Novelist, Workshop Leader and LCW Founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Author, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Professional Speaker Ann Steiner, Ph.D., MFT, will be in conversation about Communicating with a Larger Community: How Writers Get the Word Out.

They’ll be chatting about questions that eventually come up for most writers:

  • What exactly is a platform and do writers need one? Why?
  • What are the biggest obstacles to getting your message out?
  • What is most helpful?
  • When do you start?
  • How do you stay in touch with your community?
  • How do you know when it is enough?
We know many of you have a lot to contribute on this topic, so please join us for the discussion!

Linda Watanabe McFerrin, ( is a poet, travel writer, novelist and longtime contributor to numerous national and international publications. Her work has won awards in multiple genres and includes books in poetry, long and short fiction, non-fiction and creative non-fiction. She has also co-edited twelve anthologies, including the Hot Flashes: sexy little stories & poems series. Linda has judged the San Francisco Literary Awards, the Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence and the Kiriyama Prize, served as a visiting mentor for the Loft Mentor Series and been guest faculty at the Oklahoma Arts Institute. A past NEA Panelist and juror for the Marin Literary Arts Council and the founder of Left Coast Writers, she has led workshops in Greece, France, Italy, England, Ireland, Central America, Indonesia, Spain, Cuba and the United States and has mentored a long list of award-winning writers and best-selling authors toward publication. A collection of Linda’s selected works is forthcoming from Alan Squire Publishing in 2019.

Ann Steiner, PhD, is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, leading a variety of groups for thirty years. She is an internationally known and highly-respected author, consultant to therapists, lecturer, and workshop presenter. Her book, Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide easy-to-use manual guides leaders of groups of all kinds-discussion groups, peer support groups, organizations, and workplace teams. It provides leadership and facilitation tools, sample group agreements, online netiquette, and numerous modifiable forms for starting and maintaining groups.


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