Posts Tagged ‘national reading group month’

This Sunday Oct. 16, 2011 Free event. Fun. Please go 1:00-3:00pm.

WNBA National Reading Group Month event at Kepler’s Books & Magazines in Menlo Park, CA.

Featured authors Rachael Herron & Thad Nodine.

Listen to Linda Joy Myers’s delightful interviews with both authors.

Delightful interview! Linda Joy Myers asks sweet questions and Rachael Herron (author of Wishes and Stitches; A Life in Stitches) is a joy. I was engaged when she said that even at a young age, when she was reading, she was intrigued that someone had to make a book; and she wanted to do that herself. I look forward to reading her novels and memoir and getting inspirations from her narrator’s voice and the art of knitting.

Thad Nodine (author of Touch and Go) says his narrator is a young blind man – wow – I look forward to reading from this particular POV. Interesting to hear from the author that his unusual narrator took over the story and taught him (author) a few things. Linda Joy Myers praises Thad on using clever techniques in writing scenes. Powerful themes: multi-cultures and love; natural disaster; vision/blindness; journey with and for family.

Cheers to both featured authors, WNBA co-president Linda Joy Myers who will be moderating the panel, WNBA co-president Linda Lee, board members and everyone at WNBA & Kepler’s!  Special cheers to Jill A. Tardiff and everyone at all the WNBA chapters involved in National Reading Group Month events.

More info on Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter.

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan,

author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

Events for Writers & Readers & Job Seekers in the San Francisco Greater Bay Area, CA

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Tues. Oct. 11, 2011 Please tell job-seeker friends Mary E. Knippel presents at SF Professional Career Network. Meet 9:00am at 390 Valencia St., SF. Presentation 9:30-11:00am.  I’ll be there to film Mentor Mary as she guides job-seekers on how to “Create Your Success Story”:

• Learn simple, creative ways to get noticed in a crowd
• Design your vision-board to achieve your dreams
• Convert your passions into valuable connections

If you can’t attend this Meet-Up, visit Mary’s site: http://yourwritingmentor.com/

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October 7 – 15, 2011

San Francisco’s Litquake Literary Festival

WNBA-SF Chapter Members Janine Kovac and Patricia V. Davis are on the Executive Committee! Who else from WNBA is involved?

LitCrawl San Francisco is October 15, 2011

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October 14, 2011, 7:00pm Mary Jo McConahay at Avid Reader, Davis, CA

October 16, 2011,  2:00pm Mary Jo McConahay at the Avid Reader at the Tower,  Sacramento, CA

Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest

http://www.mayaroads.com/mayaroads.com

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October 15, 2011 Ann Foster reminds us that Brooke Warner will be at California Writers Club–SF Peninsula Branch

The Publishing Industry and Opportunities for Women Writers

As an editor at a women’s press that exclusively publishes female writers, Brooke Warner has witnessed what women can achieve when they don’t sit idly by. This workshop will be about getting your voice heard, and how you can parlay that into a book deal if you know what you’re doing.
Brooke Warner is a Senior Editor at Seal Press and a coach who specializes in supporting writers through the completion of their book proposals and manuscripts and helping them get published. Brooke has been working as an editor for over ten years, and has guided hundreds of authors through the completion of their projects. She currently works with novelists, memoirists, screenplay writers, poets, and artists. Find her online at warnercoaching.com

For more information about CWC http://www.cwc-peninsula.org/
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October 16, 2011,  2:00pm Mary Jo McConahay at the Avid Reader at the Tower,  Sacramento, CA

Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest

http://www.mayaroads.com/mayaroads.com

 

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October 16, 2011,  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Women’s National Book Assn-San Francisco Chapter

Invites you to a Free Event

Celebrating WNBA’s 5th Annual National Reading Group Month
Sunday,

Kepler’s – Roy Kepler Pavilion

www.keplers.com Menlo Park, California

Listen to interviews conducted by Linda Joy Myers

In A Life in Stitches, Rachael Herron tells us that when life unravels there’s always a way to knit it back together again.

Touch and Go, Thad Nodine’s first novel and winner of the Dana Award for the Novel, is a rich and rangy story about the careful and careless ways we treat each other—and ourselves—in a fast-paced, changing world. Kevin, the novel’s blind narrator, is one of the most perceptive figures in recent fiction.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011,  7:30pm

Cheers to beloved Martha Alderson – book launch party for her new book The Plot Whisperer !

Capitola Book Cafe, Capitola, CA

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

National Kidney Foundation San Francisco Authors Luncheon, Marriott Marquis San Francisco

10:00am autographing begins; 12:00 noon luncheon

$125  For tickets or info, call 415-543-3303 ext. 114

Children’s author/illustrator Kathryn Otoshi is one of the featured authors.

Book Passage proud to be part of this event.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011,   5:00pm – 7:30pm
“Design, Divas & Desserts” Book Signing Event

Brenda Novak, NY Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, In Close http://www.brendanovak.com/
Shari Fitzpatrick, creator of Shari’s Berries and author, Berried in Chocolate: How I Built a Multimillion-Dollar Business By Doing What I Love To Do and How You Can Too http://www.facebook.com/pages/Berried-in-Chocolate-by-Shari-Fitzpatrick/126651527402682

Margie Yee Webb, author/photographer, Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life http://www.catmulan.com/
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Roseville 

396 N. Sunrise Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
RSVP: design@lazboyhome.com  or call 916-773-8125 

Desserts and more! Free raffle prizes and complimentary desserts and refreshments surrounded by beautiful furnishings!

*********************Sincerely,

Coach Teresa

Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “Reach out, not stress out, when pursuing your dreams!”

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

Love Made of Heart inspiring adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their families.

August 21, 2011 Coach Teresa here. I had asked Juliane Cortino to email me some photos of her book launch (yesterday). Here’s her report:

“We were 54 altogether at my book party. Really nice people. Novato City Councilwoman Pat Eklund stopped by and talked a few minutes about Relay For Life. The community mission director for the American Cancer Society, Joan Houkum, stopped in and spoke about a cancer fighting initiative on the ballot next June. I gave a short reading and sold 39 books! Very exciting for me. We stayed an hour longer that I’d booked the room for. They had to kick us out, and some people kept chatting on the sidewalk by their cars. The food was great. I really recommend Homeward Bound in Novato, CA for special events. They are the best!

 

Take care,

Juli C.”

 

I met Juliane Cortino at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2009 National Reading Group Month event at Book Passage. Since that meeting I have witnessed her kindness at planning meetings.

 

Author Juliane Cortino says:

“As a girl, I often said I would like to die at age forty. That way I would not have to grow sick or old. As a somewhat mature adult, I came to know the wisdom of growing older. Becoming sick was not in the plan. Illness struck without notice and showed itself during a routine exam. I share my experience in Nothing Can Scare Me Now: Managing Breast Cancer So It Doesn’t Manage You. The book is meant to comfort while it informs. I hope it will help you in your journey.

Born in Tokyo and educated around the globe, I remain devoted to exploring my world through the written word. I’ve been a reporter for United Press International, editor for Information Week magazine, and freelance news writer for ABC-TV. Subjects covered over the past thirty years range from food to health and technology. My articles have appeared in PC Week, The San Francisco Examiner, and The San Jose Mercury News.”

To read Juliane’s posts: http://novato.patch.com/blog_posts/where-is-my-normal-life-2

I cheer for Juliane, her book, and her advocacy work!

Sincerely,

Teresa

Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “Reach out, not stress out, when pursuing your dreams!”

Coach Teresa is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days and Love Made of Heart.

Coach Teresa’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/teresaleyung

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
September is National Literacy Month!
October is National Reading Group Month!
Third week of October is California Writers Week!

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September & October & November 2010 events I recommend to writers in the San Francisco Bay Area

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“Poetry on Main” meets 2nd Thursday in Pleasanton, CA
Next meeting: Thurs., September 9, 2010 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Little Valley Winery, 739 Main St., Pleasanton, CA
Calling all Poets! Free event. For more info (what to bring): http://www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/community/arts/civic-arts-literary.html

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Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, 2:00-5:00pm
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Women’s National Book Association presents:
Publishing Panel: Zen and the Art of the Book Deal
At San Francisco Public Library—Main Branch– Latino Hispanic Community Room, Lower Level, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
Jennifer Joseph – publisher and editor of Manic D Press
Peter Beren – literary agent and publishing consultant
Bridget Kinsella – Breaking Books & navigating the publishing landscape
Georgia Hughes – editorial director of New World Library
Moderator: Mary Knippel, immediate past president, WNBA-SF Chapter
Participate in our Great Book Give Away. See you there!
Visit http://wnba-sfchapter.org/for more info.

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September meetings at California Writers Club
http://calwriters.org/ Find a branch near you

October meetings at California Writers Club
http://calwriters.org/ Find a branch near you

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Thursday October 14, 2010, starts at noon
WNBA-SF Chapter & Book Passage in Corte Madera host:
Literary Luncheon with Celebrated Author Joyce Maynard
Call Book Passage, Corte Madera (415) 927-0960 ext.1  to reserve. The ticket price of $55 includes an outstanding lunch catered by Insalata’s Restaurant & an autographed copy of Joyce Maynard’s book The Good Daughters.

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October 17, 2010 California Writers Club Berkeley Branch http://calwritersclub.wordpress.com/
General Meeting & Program
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Oakland’s Main Library
West Auditorium
Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan will lead “Major League Tryouts with Coach Teresa to Build Your Writer’s Name”
understand the need to build one’s name/fame in today’s publishing arena.
identify advocates, endorsers and fans.
gain recognition through your words and your community.

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Saturday October 30, 2010 7:30 am – 6:30 pm Redwood Writers Conference

http://redwoodwriters.org/redwood-conference/

Writing Career Coach & Author Teresa LeYung Ryan says: “Go to this conference. You deserve to celebrate and grow your writing career!” 9:30-10:30am Teresa will present: “Build Your Name, Beat the Game: Be Happily Published”

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November 13 – 14, 2010  Writing for Change Conference

For non-fiction writers/authors

http://www.sfwritingforchange.org/

The theme of the conference is “Changing the World One Book at a Time,” and the goal is to encompass business, politics, technology, spirituality, personal development, health, social issues, the environment, culture, the law, international relations.

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If you have events for writers that you wish to recommend, please submit a comment to this post. To comment on any of my blog posts, just click on the blue title bar of the post, fill in the boxes and press “submit.”

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Teresa LeYung Ryan

Build My Writer’s Name and Platform: Attract Agents, Acquisition Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention
is the 22 minutes for 22 days workbook.
“Reach out, not stress out, when building your writer’s name.” http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

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