NEW HOST FOR LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA EVENTS Many of you know Elaine Miller Bond, author illustrator of Affimals: Affirmations + Animals. Left Coast Writers is pleased to announce that Elaine will be hosting the Left Coast Writers Ferry Plaza Book Party and Reading series at Book Passage in San Francisco beginning in April. Many thanks to Colette Obrien, our terrific prior emcee. We hope she’ll return to host future events from time to time. Elaine will be emceeing the April Book Party featuring poet Dave Seter, author of Night Duty. Monday, April 12, 2009 || 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com Elaine Miller Bond is the author/illustrator of the book, Affimals: Affirmations + Animals, published in 2009. She took her graduate degree from Cambridge University, England and began her career as a science writer with the University of California Natural Reserve System. Her writing and photography have appeared on the Discovery Channel and in The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, and other popular and scientific media. Her photographs of rare Utah prairie dogs and their behaviors will be published in the upcoming books, Prairie Dogs with White Tails by Dr. John L. Hoogland and Squirrels of the World by Dr. John L. Koprowski. She currently makes her home in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Dave Seter, author of Night Duty Monday, April 12, 2010 || 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com National Poetry Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate another new poet! Born in Chicago, the author has lived on both coasts, and currently resides in Sonoma County. He studied creative writing at Princeton University, where he earned his degree in civil engineering. The title poem of the collection was inspired by the author’s first job out of college. As a field engineer, he responded to gas fires and explosions after hours, in the urban center of Newark, New Jersey. The author explains, “That’s where I saw the underworld leak with flame, and where I learned the only ‘boss’ I could stand was Bruce Springsteen.” This chapbook is the author’s first published collection of poetry.