Great Group Read Selections 2012 list of powerful books was just released, and I am thrilled to share it with you. As past president of Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter, I’ve had a hand in the selections, as well as helping to foster awareness of our annual signature event, National Reading Group Month, to be held this year on October 6th from 2-4 p.m. at Books Inc, Opera Plaza, San Francisco. And we’re showcasing two of the authors whose books made the list: Anita Amirrezvani, Equal of the Sun. From the author of the internationally bestselling The Blood of Flowers comes a compulsively readable and gorgeously crafted tale of power, loyalty, intrigue, and love in the royal court of sixteenth-century Iran. Simon & Schuster, Release: June 5, 2012. Selected for 2012 Great Group Reads. I wrote a short review of Anita Amirrezvani's Equal of the Sun, which you can read by clicking on the title. Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist. A debut novel,
It’s been my passion for over a decade to teach the art and craft of writing "Mother Memoir." The power daughters and sons discover when writing “just one small story that captures mother’s character to keep her spirit alive” provides the foundation every writer needs before writing nonfiction or fiction. Perceptions change as connection and understanding unfold when “TellTale Souls” look at MOM from the inside out and write their bio-vignettes as only they can. Stories do change the way people think. Spend a day at the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference and discover whether your book can change the world. The Conference Will Your Book be The One to Change The World? San Francisco Writing for Change Conference Saturday, September 15th, 2012 8:15 am – 5:30 pm First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary), San Francisco, CA The Writing for Change Conference is devoted to bringing together agents,
You know you have memories you don't want left behind...Learn how to move them into an unforgettable memoir.KEEPING SPIRITS ALIVE • with Lynn HenriksenMemoir Writing WorkshopWhere: Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 -- 1:30-4:30 pm • $65Call Book Passage, Corte Madera (415) 927-0960 ext.1, to reserve. If you don’t write it down, it will be lost. Wouldn’t that be a shame? Lynn Henriksen invites you to join her to embrace a special kind of memoir where you’ll capture the character and spirit of an important person in your life as only you can. On this journey of discovery you’ll find your unique voice, move a memory gem into memoir through intriguing prompts, guided activities, partner sharing, and feedback. Find out how truth and imagination merge with all ‘six’ of your senses to awaken understanding, and why you won’t let your loved ones simply slip away. Henriksen has guided hundreds to Tap Memory & Write Memoir and is the
This weekend...click here for all the information on the 2010 SF Writers for Change Conference.Attend this conference and you'll see that I'm not the only one who believes writing can change your life and your words can change the lives of others. Will Your Book Be The One ThatChanges The World...this year?Headliners include: Dan Millman, John Robbins, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Alan Rinzler, Cami Walker, Rosemary Daniell, and so many more...Just added: ALL-DAY PRECONFERENCE--All About eBooks--with industry leaders Rob MacDonald (Scribd) and Mark Coker (Smashwords) on Friday, Nov. 12th.The StoryWoman says, "Write Mother Memoir to change your life; become a TellTale Soul."
What's a memoir teacher to do when a student makes her blush with humility and delight? Well, this one is going to share Marlene's kind words with you hoping you will follow her lead and write memoir: Dear Lynn, Your workshop, Keeping Spirits Alive, was just an amazing experience! Not only did my grandmother’s spirit come to life within me, you, dear heart, suffused my spirit with the passion, joy and unbound excitement to travel in time and space to converse with the many spirits who’ve touched my life over the years and to invite them to be heard and remembered. Your invitation to “look through their eyes;” to see, to hear, to viscerally experience my grandmother as if I were her was a profound experience for me. What a rare gift you are. I am so amazed that three hours could so change my life, my perspective and my journey here on this planet. Thank you for the safe space you created to share myself. Thank you for the wonderful teachings, tips, and