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Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco Chapter’s President Kate Farrell says:

Dear WNBA- SF Chapter Members,

Breaking News: SF Chapter will co-sponsor a fabulous award event this coming Sunday!
Almost all the nominated authors will attend. Join us at the SF Main Library and enjoy the ceremony, readings, and free reception.

33rd Annual

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARDS

celebrating books published in 2013 by Northern California authors

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

1:00–2:30 pm: Awards Ceremony featuring readings & remarks by the award-winning authors

2:30–4:00 pm: Book signing & Reception follows in the Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room

Awards and reception free and open to the public; nominated books on sale by Readers Bookstore

 

FRED CODY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Adam Hochschild, Berkeley author, journalist, historian

 

NCBR RECOGNITION AWARD

City Arts & Lectures

 

FICTION

At Night We Walk in Circles, Daniel Alarcon

Sorrow, Catherine Gammon

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra

Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, Peter Orner

 

POETRY

Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, Brenda Hillman

Black Crow Dress, Roxane Beth Johnson

Spiral Trace, Jack Marshall

The Palace of Contemplating Departure, Brynn Saito

Here Come the Warm Jets, Alli Warren

 

TRANSLATION

Fiction

The Mongolian Conspiracy, by Rafael Bernal, translated by Katherine Silver from the Spanish

The Mehlis Report, by Rabee Jaber, translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid from the Arabic

The Art of Joy, by Goliarda Sapienza, translated by Anne Milano Appel from the Italian

Poetry

Poems of Consummation, by Vicente Aleixandre, translated from the Spanish by Stephen Kessler

Colonies, Tomasz Rozycki, translated from the Polish by Mira Rosenthal

Landscape with Yellow Birds, by José Ángel Valente, translated from the Spanish by Thomas Christensen

 

GENERAL NONFICTION

Down by the Bay: San Francisco’s History Between the Tides, Matthew Morse Booker

League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Eric Schlosser

Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage, Susan Shillinglaw

An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer’s Life, Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Gary Kamiya, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

Anchee Min, The Cooked Seed

Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani, Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Radical Change at Glide

Gordon Young, Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City

 

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Younger Readers

Marissa Moss, Mira’s Diary: Home Sweet Rome

Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, pictures by Matthew Myers, Battle Bunny

Lemony Snicket, illustrator Jon Klassen, The Dark

 

Young Adult

Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Freakboy

Katherine Longshore, Tarnish

Annemarie O’Brien, Lara’s Gift

The Northern California Book Awards are presented and sponsored by Northern California Book Reviewers; Poetry Flash; Center for the Art of Translation; Red Room (redroom.com); PEN West; Mechanics’ Institute; Women’s National Book Association, SF Chapter; San Francisco Public Library; Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and Readers Bookstore at the Main.

For more information: Poetryflash.org, 510.525.5476NCBR@poetryflash.org

Facebook event page: search Northern California Book Awards



Cheers from

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”

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May 2, 2012   Best  News!  Nayati is HOME!

 http://www.mkis.edu.my/  has updates :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0DOd47zFTQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlEi7rrVtaw

http://www.nst.com.my/top-news/gutsy-nayati-insists-on-walking-home-1.80924

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/4/nation/11230701&sec=nation

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/nayati-those-kidnappers-cant-beat-me

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/5/nation/11238032&sec=nation

 

Everyone,

Could you please please use your social media networks to help 12-year-old ( 7th grade) boy Nayati Shamelin Moodliar who was abducted April 27, 2012.

Even if you don’t know anyone in Asia . . . your friends may; your friends’ friends may.  Please Circulate NAYATI MOODLIAR’s photo & URL http://www.mkis.edu.my/.  Please use your mighty “facebook” voices & mouse clicks to help 12-year-old boy Nayati.

contact Mont'Kiara Int'l School Kuala Lumpur--HELP Nayati Shamelin Moodliar return to his parents

 

KIDNAPPED on 27 April 2012 on his way to school.

NAYATI MOODLIAR

from Mont’Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

12 years old,  4ft. 11 in. (1.5 m) height, dark brown hair and eyes

mixed origin of Indian and Caucasian.

Please circulate NAYATI’s photo, description and this URL: http://www.mkis.edu.my/

http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/43429-international-school-student-abducted-this-morning.html   has YouTube video of Nayati Shamelin Moodliar’s parents’ plea to help find their son.

http://www.mkis.edu.my/  has photo of Nayati Shamelin Moodliar

“If you have seen this child, call Malaysian Police 999, or Mont’Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2093 8604.

“In the abduction of Nayati Shamelin Moodliar (12-year-old boy, 7th grade student)  in Mont’Kiara, the auto used was a black Proton Gen 2. The tag number is WNH 1356. There were two Indian male occupants.

“Another Facebook post said that, at the time of the abduction, Nayati was wearing green shorts and a white polo t-shirt with the school’s emblem. It also said that Nayati was “on the way to school, corner of Jalan Kiara 1 & Jalan Kiara, white van took him. Any info to rescue him? Contact his parents Sham 019 233 3065 and Janice 012 365 6202.”  http://www.mkis.edu.my/

Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan

http://www.facebook.com/Teresa.LeYung.Ryan

 

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An Evening of Poetry
Friday – April 27,2012 – 6:15 to 9:30 pm
Flamingo Hotel – Empire Room, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA 95405    707-523-4745   dinner included
Register: http://redwoodwriters.org/conference/poetrynight/

AL YOUNG-Evening Keynote Speaker

From 2005 through 2008, Al Young served as poet laureate of California. Other honors include NEA, Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, and most recently, the 2011 Thomas Wolfe Award. Widely translated, Al Young’s many books include poetry, fiction, essays, anthologies and musical memoirs.

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Petaluma native, Bill Vartnaw is Sonoma County Poet Laureate, 2012-2013.

Bill has a master’s degree in poetics from New College of California. He has been writing seriously for over 35 years. Bill is the author of Concern: for Angels and Suburbs of my Childhood. He is also founder of Taurean Horn Press and has published 14 books. He has spent his life in the service of poetry, often helping his fellow poets behind the scenes of the Petaluma Poetry Walk.

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Juanita Martin is the 1st Poet Laureate, Fairfield, CA 2010-2012. She is an award-winning poet, freelance writer and performance artist. Her poetry appears in journals such as Blue Collar Review, Some Literary Review and Rattlesnake Review.

She’s an active member of Ina Coolbrith Circle, Redwood Writers and Marin Poetry Center.

Juanita at 50, won the honor scroll award in the 2011 National Senior Poet Laureate competition. Juanita is currently working on a book of poetry called The Lighthouse Beckons.

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Redwood Writers NEXT STEP 2012 Conference, Saturday, April 28 , 2012,  8:00 am – 5:30 pm
at Santa Rosa Junior College, Bertolini Student Union, 311 Elliot St., Santa Rosa, CA

Sandy Baker (2012 Conference Chair), Linda Loveland Reid (president of Redwood Branch of California Writers Club), and all the officers and board members deserve big thanks!

Keynote speaker is David Corbett on Beyond the Book: Writing Opportunities in a Multi-Platform Era.”

“Leap into Tomorrow’s Publishing” Luncheon Panel: Laurie McLean, Mark Coker, Charlotte Cook and Joel Friedlander;  Linda McCabe, Moderator

Looks like 20 fabulous presenters will be teaching at this conference that offers 4 tracks:  Craft; Genre; Publishing; Marketing.

To register:  http://redwoodwriters.org/conference/registration/

Craft Track:

9:30 – 10:30 am David Corbett “The Next Step: Finding the Character Behind the Character”

11:00 – 12:00 pm Geri Spieler “Fact Finding for Fiction Writers: Easy Research Techniques to Pump Up your Novel”

1:45 – 2:45 pm Arlene Miller “Grammar: Don’t Skip this Important Step”

3:15 – 4:15 pm Catherine Brady “Revealing Character through Dialogue”

Genre Track:

9:30 – 10:30 am Christorpher Gortner  “Historical Fiction: Stepping Back in Time”

11:00 – 12:00 pm Deborah Grabien  “Jumping into Mystery with Character”

1:45 – 2:45 pm Jody Gerrmann  “Give Your Young Adult Fiction Zap and Zing!”

3:15 – 4:15 pm Abby Bogomolny “Poetry: The Oldest Literature”

Publishing Track:

9:30 – 10:30 am Verna Dreisbach “Fabulous Fiction”

11:00 – 12:00 pm Pete Masterson “Indie Publishing How-To”

1:45 – 2:45 pm Laurie McLean & Verna Dreisbach “Undercover Agents”

3:15 – 4:15 pm Panel: ebooks  “Leap into the Future” Robert Digitale, Scott James, Mark Coker, & Rob Loughran (Kate Farrell, Moderator)

Marketing Track:

9:30 – 10:30 am Frances Caballo  “I’m on Facebook! (Now What?)”

11:00 – 12:00 pm Joel Friedlander  “Author Blogging 101”

1:45 – 2:45 pm Lee Stein  “Getting Found: Using Google (and other tools) to Promote Your Book and Yourself”

3:15 – 4:15 pm Jeane Slone and Suzanne Lang  “Local Steps in Promoting Your Book”

Cheering for all writers and readers!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Coach Teresa says: “Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams!”

http://writingcoachteresa.com

As editor/story consultant, Coach Teresa helps her clients polish their manuscripts by identifying their themes, universal archetypes, front-story and back-story.

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