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So, You Want to Write a Book…
Four local writers, members of the California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch, will discuss their writing and publishing journeys and offer tips for aspiring writers. A Q&A session will follow.
Saturday, March 2nd, 2:00 to 3:30
Joining us will be:
Dorothy Edwards recently published her first children’s story, Langston’s Moon, a picture book about a young boy who sees the full moon for the first time and believes it is a giant sugar cookie. When the moon dwindles to a tiny sliver, he fears a sky monster has eaten it and the moon will disappear forever.
Jil Plummer has published four books. Her third book, Remember to Remember, was inspired by the owner of a local coffee shop who relayed the story of her childhood survival in the killing fields of Cambodia. Jil is currently working with an Afghan interpreter to tell the story of his time with American Special Forces in Afghanistan. Jil’s goal is to have her readers see into the hearts of her protagonists.
Phyllis Houseman has published five contemporary romances and recently had two stories in the anthology – Insight, Hindsight & Flights of Fancy. Her generational novel, Somewhere in the Silence, set in 1961 Ecuador, is currently seeking a publisher.
William Stong is working on a multi-volume historical fiction saga set in the Age of European Exploration. Told by ordinary Japanese, Spanish and English characters colliding as empires rise and fall, this is how you might have lived – and died – between 1575 and 1625. The first two volumes, God Help Us and One Day, One World are approaching final editing.
If you have any interest in writing and/or being published, this is “must-attend” event.
Bel and Bunna’s Books, 3581-C Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette 94549 | 925 298 5512
POETRY CLASS ON T.S. ELLIOT
David Alpaugh will be teaching a class on T. S. Eliot’s poetry for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State East Bay, Concord campus, beginning February 5.
There will be five consecutive 2-hour Tuesday sessions beginning February 5 and ending March 5.
Whether you’ve been reading Eliot for years or want to experience him for first time I plan to present his poetry in interesting ways while exploring the personal and literary circumstances that turned “Young Tom” into “T. S. ” and led to his becoming the most innovative and mesmerizing (and enigmatic) poet of the first half of the 20th Century. We’ll have some fun along the way with the possum behind the musical CATS (via takes by Joseph Heller* and Henry Reed).
For a course description and enrollment information just click on this link:
Coming in April
BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
CWC NorCal is looking for volunteers to staff the CWC table in 2 – 4 hour shifts. Volunteers are there to talk about CWC, but are also encouraged to display and sell their own books.
Stay tuned for details.
Events are posted as a benefit for Mt. Diablo members and does not imply endorsement of product or service.
Cuesta College, Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo, CA
September 28-30, 2017
$225.00, lunches additional $18.00 for Friday and Saturday. Special speaking event at Cal Poly (additional fee
TBA), private critiques $10.00 by appointment. Friday wine, dinner, and MOTH event at the Inn at Morro Bay
(additional fee TBA). Lodging not included.