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2010 San Mateo County Fair, California

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT STAGE SCHEDULE

Our stage is located in the Fiesta Hall

Try to park as close to Gate C (where the big white tent is) because that’s closest to Fiesta Hall (the second building from the south end of the fairgrounds)

San Mateo County Fair fine arts stage map for literary events

Literary programs are free.

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/ or 650 574-3247 for county fair admission/ticket info.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

12:00 12:45  Entertainment by Red Desert Dance Company, under the direction of Marie

Soderlund: a Bay Area Dance Troupe

12:45 1:30  Fine Arts Dept Awards Ceremony

Tribute to Darlene Harney

Special Fine Arts Awards, Best of Show, category sponsors & winners

1:30    2:30  Creative nonfiction workshop with Geri Spieler: “The Housewife Assassin:

Local Girl Takes Aim,” Or, how a sweet girl from a nice family turned deadly

2:30 3:30  Sci Fi/Fantasy Workshop with Laurel Anne Hill: Building New Worlds and

Creating Compelling Characters:  Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

3:30  4:15  Awarding the Heroes Arise novel chapter contest and winners’ readings

4:15  6:30   Awarding SciFi/Fantasy short story contest and winners’ readings

Literary Winners Circle readings – short stories, essays, and poems by winners Philip Gin, Yvonne Dechant Lorvan, Roberta Woo (Best of Show, Poetry), Bwawna Panwar, and others

Sunday, June 13

9:00 1:30  Regional youth piano recital

1:30  2:45     Music by COPUS, an indigenous fusion Renaissance funk ensemble

2:45  3:15     Verna Dreisbach’s Capitol City Young Writers literary/musical group

3:15 4:15    Workshop with literary agent Verna Dreisbach

4:15 4:30  Presenting The Why We Ride award and winner’s reading

4:30 5:30  The Power of Memoir Workshop with Linda Joy Myers

5:30 6:00  Presenting the Power of Memoir prize & winners’ readings

6:00  7:00  Literary Winners Circle readings – short stories, essays, and poems by

contest winners Lucy Murray (Best of Show, Essay), Melanie Denman, Philip Gin, Yvonne Dechant Lorvan, Roberta Woo and others

Monday, June 14

12:30 1:30  Teen writer SeanTraynor reading his award-winning children’s short stories

Celeste McCarty: Performance poetry

1:30 2:30  Theater Games: Lead with your Team! for children ages 7-12 with Royd Hatta

2:30    3:30  Shu-Hsien Ho Step into a World of Fantastic Creatures: Creative Writing for Kids 3:30 4:30  Beth Barany 12 Stages of the Writer’s Adventure Workshop

4:30 5:15  Music by Maureen Brennan, Harp Soloist

6:00 7:00  Entertainment by Red Desert Dance Company, under the direction of Marie

Soderlund: a Bay Area Belly Dance Troupe

Tuesday, June 15

3:30 5:00  Open Mic readings: Ida Lewenstein, Ollie Welch, Larry Stewart, Jo

Carpignano, Darlene Frank

5:00 6:00  Joyce Robins Memoir Workshop: “Aunt Lydia’s Trousseau”

6:00 6:40  Open Mic readings:  Sal Zohar, David Hirzel, Margaret Davis

6:40 7:00  Tory Hartmann, President SF/Peninsula California Writers Club Awarding The Most  Promising Writer of the Year & winner’s reading

7:00 8:00  Workshop with CWC member Mary Hanna: How to Write Funny: Tips and

Tricks to Liven Up Your Writing

8:00 9:00  Workshop with CWC member Mary Knippel: Coaxing Creativity

9:00  10:00  Poetry performance by Celeste McCarty

Wednesday, June 16

11:00 4:00  Onsite Painting with Karlene Ryan in the Fine Art department

3:00  6:00              Self-publishing Workshop with Celeste McCarty

Poetry performance

Fiction Genre Workshop with Frank Kahren, “Brand Loyalty,” and Anastasia

Blackwell, “The House on Blue Lake”

6:00 7:00  Performance by Judgement Day, a three piece “string metal” band

7:00 8:00  Performance by singing group Ol’ Blue Genes

Thursday, June 17

3:00 4:00  Blessing Ceremony by the Deeksha Givers

Honoring “Carry the Light” recipient Bob Squeri

4:00 5:00  Stacey Grewal Gratitude Workshop

5:00 6:00  Soldiers Angels presentation

6:00 7:30  Entertainment by Red Desert Dance Company, under the direction of Marie

Soderlund: a Bay Area Belly Dance Troupe

Friday, June 18

2:00 3:00  Performance by Judgement Day, a three piece “string metal” band

Saturday, June 19

Local Authors Book Day with Beth Barany, Anastasia Blackwell, Elizabeth Block, Jo Carpignano, Ellen Chong, Jon Cory, George Cunningham, M.D., Margaret Davis, Darlene Frank, Stacey Grewal, Mary Hanna, Tory Hartmann, Vinnie Hansen, David Hirzel, Kimmelin Hull, Frank Kahren, Mary Knippel, Ines Villafane-Leon, Judith Marshall, Celeste McCarty, Joyce Robins, Teresa LeYung Ryan, Geri Spieler, and others.

12:00 12:45  Author check-in and set-up

12:45 1:15  Roving MC Tory Hartmann introducing book fair participants

1:15  2:00  Audience participation: Guess Who’s the Liar? with mystery writers Vinnie

Hansen, Frank Kahren, and Beth Barany

2:00 3:00  Panel: So You Want to Write a Novel: Four Bay Area novelists discuss

their experiences and offer tips for aspiring fiction writers.  Meet Teresa

LeYung Ryan, Margaret Davis, Judith Marshall, and Jon Cory; moderated by

Geri Spieler

3:00 3:30  Q&A: Author Q&A: Publishing –the traditional route or self-publish?

3:30 4:30  Where Memoir and Fiction Cross Over with Elizabeth Block

4:30 5:00  Q&A: OK, so you’ve written your book.  Now how do you promote yourself?

5:00 and on  Anastasia Blackwell presents: Creative Marketing for Authors: an evening of

collaboration using various artists and art forms to market your book.

Sunday, June 20

Mid-day Entertainment by Red Desert Dance Company, under the direction of Marie

Soderlund: a Bay Area Belly Dance Troupe

Other performances to be announced

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Bardi Rosman Koodrin!

See you there!

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung Ryan

Writing Career Coach Teresa says: “Build your name, beat the game, be happily published.” http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

 

Teresa LeYung Ryan uses her novel Love Made of Heart to:

  • celebrate immigrants
  • inspire adult-children of mentally-ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas that their parents suffer
  • help survivors of family violence find their own voices

http://LoveMadeOfHeart.com

 

 

Linda Joy Myers

Thank you, producers of the series: Paula Hendricks of Cinnabar Bridge Communications and  Kevin O’Malley, Chairman of the Business and Leadership Forum at the Commonwealth Club!

Producers Paula Hendricks & Kevin O'Malley with panelists Elizabeth Block, Scott James, Teresa LeYung Ryan answer writers' questions about book publishing, promoting and marketing at The Commonwealth Club

Producers Paula Hendricks & Kevin O'Malley with panelists Elizabeth Block, Scott James, Teresa LeYung Ryan answer writers' questions about book publishing, promoting and marketing at The Commonwealth Club

Just found out that all three Self-Publishing: Tutorials from the Trenches programs from the Commonwealth Club were distributed as Podcasts and audio streaming:

Go here for links to downloads and direct streaming. You’ll have to search down the page to April 22, 2010 when they were first sent out. They’re in reverse order on the page:

http://www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory/Politics/Contemporary-Issues/Commonwealth-Club-Radio-Program-Podcast/18764#

Self-Publishing: Tutorials from the Trenches

Panel: Self-Publishing (Program 1) – Options, Directions and Resources

This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 6, 2010

 

Lisa Alpine, Publisher, Good to Go Media; Co-author, Self-Publishing Boot Camp Workbook
Peter Beren, Literary Agent; Publishing Consultant; Author, The Writer’s Legal Companion
Carla King, Publisher, Good to Go Media; Social Media Consultant; Author, Miss Adventuring Series
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, September in Corrales  Moderator

Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Come and participate in our dynamic and interactive three-part series covering all aspects of self-publishing, taught by front-line experts who have done it themselves and succeeded. What does it take to publish a book, and how do you choose which route to follow? Discover your options from traditional to cooperative to true self-publishing  with industry experts who’ve done it themselves.

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Panel: Self-Publishing (Program 2) – The Nuts and Bolts of Making Books

This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 12, 2010.

 

Lee Foster, Owner, Foster Travel Publishing; Author, The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco
Joel Friedlander, Proprietor, Marin Bookworks; Blogger, TheBookDesigner.com
V. Vale, Publisher, RE/Search Publications; Founder, Search and Destroy
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, September in Corrales“ Moderator

Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Come and participate in our dynamic and interactive three-part series covering all aspects of self-publishing, taught by front-line experts who have done it themselves and succeeded. What goes into making a book truly a book? What are the essentials of editing and page layout and how can they make or break you? Learn from an insider panel of experts about the critical design and production of your book and the ins and outs of available formats, from traditional to e-books and apps.

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Panel: Self-Publishing (Program 3) – Book Sales and Marketing

This program was recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 19, 2010.

Scott James, Columnist, The New York Times; Author (aka Kemble Scott), SoMa, The Sower
Elizabeth Block, Author, A Gesture Through Time; Recipient, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fiction Fellowship
Teresa LeYung Ryan, Author; Writing Career Coach.  Love Made of Heart; Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published
Paula Hendricks, Founder and Book Designer, Cinnabar Bridge Communications; Author, September in Corrales

Book publishing is undergoing a sea change. Come and participate in our dynamic and interactive three-part series covering all aspects of self-publishing, taught by front-line experts who have done it themselves and succeeded. Bookstores are closing; newspaper book reviews are almost gone; and online options can be overwhelming. What’s an author or publisher to do?

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan (middle) thank Christina & Fernando at The Commonwealth Club for their gracious assistance

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan (middle) thank Christina & Fernando at The Commonwealth Club for their gracious assistance

THANK YOU, Paula Hendricks,  Kevin O’Malley, fellow panelists, and everyone at The Commonwealth Club!

Sincerely,
Teresa LeYung Ryan

Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published is the 22 minutes for 22 days workbook. http://WritingCoachTeresa.com


authors Teresa LeYung Ryan, Scott James, Elizabeth Block speak about promoting creatively at the Commonwealth Club

authors Teresa LeYung Ryan, Scott James, Elizabeth Block speak about promoting creatively at the Commonwealth Club

Paula Hendricks, Kevin O'Malley, Elizabeth Block, Scott James aka Kemble Scott, Teresa LeYung Ryan help writers

Paula Hendricks, Kevin O'Malley, Elizabeth Block, Scott James aka Kemble Scott, Teresa LeYung Ryan help writers

Dear Paula Hendricks, Kevin O’Malley, Scott James, Elizabeth Block,

Gosh, let’s do a presentation entitled “How to get high from speaking at the Commonwealth Club

Paula & Kevin, thank you so much for creating the series–The DIY guide to getting your book on the shelves–Self-Publishing: Tutorials from the Trenches

Elizabeth & Scott, thank you for emitting “fun” energy; I had a blast being on the panel with you.

Saturday I’m presenting at the NCPA conference in Sacramento.

Sincerely,
Teresa LeYung Ryan

Thank you to my friends/colleagues/mentors Yolande Barial, Sarbjit Rai, Bardi Rosman Koodrin and Boris Koodrin, and Michael Larsen for attending the event.

I wish every writer at the Commonwealth Club series a joyful writing/publishing journey.

Teresa LeYung Ryan says: “When you make your name synonymous with the themes/subject matters/issues in your writing, you are building your name/career/platform. You too can be happily published.”

Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published  http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

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