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Writers on Writing   NEW!

Diane Frank Writers on Writing is a literary salon, where published authors will read from their books, talk about their creative process, and answer questions. A new author is featured each week. After the Q&A, authors will offer a writing exercise based on their book, with time to share writing before the end of the session. If you've ever read a book and wanted to speak with the author, this class is for you. You'll also have the opportunity to get a signed copy of the book. Featured authors for this session include: Tuesday, October 2: Judy Bebelaar and Ron Cabral – Authors of And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from San Francisco to Jonestown. Tuesday, October 9: Yuyutsu Sharma – Beloved poet from Nepal. Author of Quaking Cantos, A Blizzard in my Bones, Space Cake Amsterdam. Tuesday, October 16: Two debut poets from Blue Light Press... James Ralston, Author of Lyrics for a Low Noon. Matt Monte – Author of Case of the Six-Sided Dream. Tuesday, October 23: Dale Biron – Author of Poetry for the Leader Inside You. Dale Biron uses poetry for soul retrieval in the business community Tuesday, October 30: Diane Frank – Author of Letters from a Sacred Mountain Place: A Journey through the Nepal Himalayas. I will take you up into the mountains with stories, poems and 53 color photographs. Tuesday, November 13: Joan Gelfand – Author of You can be a Winning Writer. This book will take you behind the scenes about what it's like to be an author. For anyone who wants to publish a book, Joan Gelfand, is worth her weight in gold. Diane Frank is an award-winning poet and author of seven books of poems. Blackberries in the Dream House, her first novel, won the Chelson Award for Fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in San Francisco, where she dances, plays cello, and creates her life as an art form. Diane teaches Poetry, Fiction, Memoir and Language of the Soul at San Francisco State University and Dominican University. She is editor of the bestselling anthology, River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the 21st Century, which she describes as a box of chocolate for poets. Her new book of poems, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, was recently published by Glass Lyre Press. Her first memoir, Letters from a Sacred Mountain Place: A Journey through the Nepal Himalayas, has just been published by Nirala Press – with stories, poems, and 53 color photographs. She plays cello in the Golden Gate Symphony.


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