Writing Salons

Left Coast Writers®: Marianne Lonsdale - Mama's Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

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!

By Write on Mamas, Janine Kovac (Editor), Joanne Hartman (Editor)
ISBN: 9780615964843
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Published: Bittersweet Press - April 4th, 2014

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers®: Barbara Falconer Newhall - Wrestling with God

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

An inveterate doubter for most of her adult life, award-winning journalist Barbara Falconer Newhall embarks upon a quest to find a way to believe in God in the twenty-first century. The result is Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith, which details her years-long search for the Divine in the lives of radically diverse Americans—from a fundamentalist Christian activist to a progressive Muslim leader to a Hindu classical dancer.

ISBN: 9781939221254
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Published: Patheos Press - February 3rd, 2015

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Rebecca Froust - Dark Card

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

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In Dark Card, Rebecca Froust explores themes related to raising a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild autism disorder.

“Fiercely smart and an absolute warrior, Foust’s intelligence and courage drive every difficult poem home.” —Molly Peacock

ISBN: 9781933896144
Availability: Special Order
Published: Texas Review Press - June 12th, 2008

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Richard Voorhees - Shooting Genji

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Set in Jazz-Age New York and Hollywood in the 1930s, Shooting Genji is a noir thriller seen from the unusual perspective of a young man named Jean-Yves LeFouet, who is nearly blind by day but gifted with exceptional sight at night.

Richard Voorhees is the author of The World’s Oldest Professions.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Left Coast Writers® Presents - Laurel Feigenbaum & Kat Crawford

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Daily Absurd is filled with deft poems that consider the complications of an ever-changing world against the joyful yet shifting interiors of a long marriage. Laurel Feigenbaum lives in Corte Madera with her husband of 65 years. Her work appears in recent issues of Nimrod and Spillway.

ISBN: 9780988584983
Availability: Special Order
Published: Conflux Press - August 1st, 2014

ISBN: 9781495122323
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Published: Lowry McFerrin - September 1st, 2014

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

California Writers Club: Joan Steindinger - The Process of Writing a Book for Publication

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Interactive Presentation for fiction and nonfiction.  The presenter will discuss the process of publication and the incredible amount of persistence involved.  She will use examples from other authors and her own journey to write and publish her own recently released book, Sisterhood in Sports:  How Females Athletes Collaborate and Compete.  Those in the audience will be guided into a plan for their own book.

ISBN: 9781442230330
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - October 10th, 2014

Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete tells the stories of all kinds of female athletes in a variety of sports. Their natural tendency to use talking as a primary form of communication is essential to their experiences and successes in sports.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

California Writers Club - Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Build/Fortify Your Platform to Attract More Fans Before and After Publication

Author and Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps writers identify themes synonymous with their names to fortify their platforms. Coach LeYung-Ryan transforms her clients' email signature blocks, photos, website descriptions, and YouTube videos into platform statements before and after publication.

California Writers Club - Peg Alford Pursell, Linda Joy Myers & Brooke Warner

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Three experts, Peg Alford PursellLinda Joy Myers, and Brooke Warner will each talk about their area of specialty, including Flash fiction, Memoir, and Nonfiction.  The audience will break into small groups to discuss their area of specialty. Bring your ideas and questions and get advice and support from these writing gurus!

Peg Alford Pursell is a writer, editor, teacher, and literary community builder. She curates the renowned and beloved literary series Why There Are Words, held monthly in Sausalito and named Best of the Bay 2012 for Literary Events in just its second year of operation. Her fiction has received awards such as The State Fiction Award (S.C.), S.C. Academy of Authors Fiction Fellowship, S.C. Arts Commission Prose Fellowship (Alternate), and American Fiction Award Finalist. Her short story collection was a short-list finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.

Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, & past Co-President of the Women's National Book Association, SF. She's the author of the memoir Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness, a Finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year contest, 2013. Linda is co-editor of Times They Were A'Changing--Women Remember the 60s & 70s, a Finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year contest.

Brooke Warner is founder of Warner Coaching Inc., publisher of She Writes Press, and author of What's Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author. Her book was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award for 2012 and her website was selected by the Association of Independent Authors as a winner of "Best Websites for Independent Authors."


ISBN: 9781938314025
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Published: She Writes Press - February 2013

This compassionate and gripping memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who, though determined to be different from their absent mothers, ultimately follow in their footsteps. Myers's new afterword continues the saga, allowing her to confront her family legacy and come full circle with her daughter and grandchildren.

ISBN: 9781938314001
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Published: She Writes Press - September 18th, 2012

"What's Your Book?" is an aspiring author's go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Maxine Schur - Places in Time

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

Places in Time: Reflections on a Journey is a beautifully written travel memoir set in 1971, when the world was a far different place. Author Maxine Schur begins her journey in Berkeley and travels around the world for over two years as a honeymoon adventure with her husband.

Maxine Schur's award-winning travel essays have appeared in numerous publications including, the San Francisco Chronicle, National Geographic Explorer, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Escape, Northwest Airlines World Traveler, Salon.com, Americas, LION Magazine and the books, Insight Guide to Hispaniola, The Traveler's Tales Series, Wanderlust: Real-life Tales of Adventure and Romance and Paris in Mind, both published by Random House.




51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Frances Caballo - Avoid Social Media Time Suck

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Social media is no longer an option for writers–it is a required element of every author’s marketing platform. And using social media to market your books doesn’t need to be time-consuming.

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned social media user or you are new to the social web, this book will introduce you to posting schedules, timesaving applications and content-rich websites that will help you to economize your time while using social media to market your books. After reading Avoid Social Media Time Suck, you will learn:

  • How to create and perfect your author platform.

  • Where the great content exists on the Internet and how you can use it to further your brand within your niche.

  • The importance of being social and discover applications that will make this task easy and fun.

  • Tools that will enable you to track and measure your success so that you can better understand the return on investment of your valuable time.

  • Which tools can prevent you from accessing the Internet when the time comes to sit and write that next book.

  • Exercises for introverted writers to help them feel comfortable on the social web.

  • If you’ve been avoiding social media because you feel that you just don’t have enough time or if you’ve been using it sporadically and missing out on the opportunity to widen your audience of readers, then this is the book for you.
    Frances Caballo is a social media strategist and manager for authors. Her books include Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books and Blogging Just for Writers. Her clients include the San Francisco Writers Conference, the Women’s National Book Association—San Francisco Chapter, and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.
    ISBN: 9780985559229
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: ACT Communications - January 15th, 2014

    51 Tamal Vista Blvd
    94925 Corte Madera


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