LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Mary Jo McConohay, Journalist and NCBA winning Author of Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the Peoples of the Rainforest
Monday, July 2, 2012 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr.
Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com
Join Mary Jo McConahay in a discussion about “The Varnished & Unvarnished Truth”. She will be speaking about her experiences writing award-winning creative non-fiction, as well as the genre as a whole.
Journalist Mary Jo McConahay covered Central America as a war correspondent and lived in Mexico and Central America for fifteen years. Her award-winning work has appeared in more than thirty magazines and periodicals and is collected in a half-dozen books, including True to Life Adventure Stories by Women and Best Travel Writing 2011. She co-produced the PBS documentary Discovering Dominga, awarded the Cine Golden Eagle and numerous other film honors, and is widely used in college classrooms. She recently published Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest. She also is the 2012 winner of the Northern California Book Award for Creative Non-Fiction.