LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY: Marianne Lonsdale – Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit Monday, April 13th, 2015 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com Writing in Community has become a buzz phrase, but what does it really mean? How does it help writers? And where do you go to get it? Writer Marianne Lonsdale will discuss her experiences and involvement in writing communities (Left Coast Writers, Write On Mamas, Lit Camp and Listen To Your Mother). Writing can be such a solitary endeavor, but finding community can energize and connect us. Come hear all about the benefits of collaboration! Marianne Lonsdale writes personal essays and short stories, and is now focused on developing a novel. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Literary Mama,
On Sunday, March 15th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writer® Marianne Lonsdale, author of the upcoming Three Mornings. Three Mornings follows a thirty-six-year-old woman, strong in her career skills and weak in relationship skills, navigate her first year with Paul, the man she thinks may be the love of her life, the man she wants to marry and have children with. Paul, a carpenter and singer-songwriter, is gorgeous, attentive, great in bed — and struggles with anger issues. They meet in Oakland in 1991 and the book follows the highs and lows of their first year together, as Nora lets her attraction to Paul override her doubts about him until an event happens that forces her to make a decision about their future together. Marianne will also discuss writing in community and the opportunities she started having when she was in the LCW Salon. In addition she will talk about Write On Mamas and the anthology they published, and the show Listen To Your Mother which she’s helping produce on May 9th. Marianne Lonsdale writes personal essays and short stories, and is now focused on developing a novel. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle,
©2013 by Marianne Lonsdale My family took a six-hour road trip from Oakland to Sequoia National Park last week. My husband, Michael, was the driver. I’m the trusty navigator with maps, AAA tour book and the 800 number that helps locate In-N-Out Burger locations along Highway 99. My ten-year-old son, Nick, and his buddy, Josh, sat in the back seat, zoning out with iPods and handheld video games. We’d instructed them that electronics would only be allowed in the car while traveling to and from Sequoia. No electronics during the five days in the park. So Nick and Josh were getting in their last fix. Separation anxiety for ten-year-old boys from electronics is very real.