Events

Mitzi Szereto will return to Madame Perry's Salon to discuss The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals
Feb 13, 2023 8:00 PM

Mitzi Szereto will return to Madame Perry's Salon to discuss The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals

Mitzi Szereto returns once again to Madame Perry's Salon to discuss true crime and her new book release The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals.

Mitzi Szereto returns to Madame Perry's Salon
Feb 13, 2023 8:00 PM

Mitzi Szereto returns to Madame Perry's Salon

Mitzi Szereto returns to Madame Perry's Salon to discuss her upcoming book release, The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals.

Listen live at:

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/madameperryssalon/2023/02/14/author-mitzi-szereto-is-here-to-talk-about-her-upcoming-book-release

Kate Farrell at the San Francisco Writers Conference
Feb 16, 2023 9:00 AM

Kate Farrell at the San Francisco Writers Conference

What is the SFWC?
 
This will be the 19th Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community for all writers. Attendees will join with 100+ presenters and fellow writers from across the country and around the world at this year’s event. The SFWC events are consistently rated among the top writers’ conferences anywhere. Our goal is to help writers become published authors as we help them become better at the craft of writing and the business of publishing. The SFWC is also one of the friendliest conferences around.
 
Presenters this year will include best-selling authors, literary agents, acquiring editors, indie editors, and publishers from major publishing houses as well as small presses. There will be experts on self-publishing, book promotion, platform building, social media, audiobooks, podcasting, and author websites.
 
The San Francisco Writers Conference has one of the largest faculties of any writers conference to ensure the best networking with the people who can help you get published. All of our presenters are in person at the SFWC events and eager to share their expertise and love of writing. As presenters for 2023 are confirmed they are added to the SFWC Presenters page, with links to their websites.

 
What happens at the SFWC?

The event spans four days…and also offers optional Pre- and Post-Event 3-hour Master Classes!

There is copious networking with the very people who can advance your writing career, a glorious gala, keynotes and continental breakfasts, lots of social interaction with other writers, our Pub Quiz, and an invaluable ‘practice your pitch’ session. Want feedback? Attendees can have a free one-on-one session with an independent editor, book coach, and marketing expert. There will be exhibitors with services and tools for writers, too.
 
If you are working on your book, getting ready to publish it, or looking for ways to promote an already published book, this is the event  you need to attend.  

What to expect at the SFWC?

The San Francisco Writers Conference starts on Thursday at 1 p.m. with an orientation…followed by a full afternoon of classes.  Then the conference runs—pretty much nonstop—through early afternoon on Sunday.

The included SFWC Gala networking party is on Saturday evening and it is followed by the Poets and Jazz event.

If you can stay longer, there is a no-host banquet on Sunday afternoon where you can keep the networking going with SFWC presenters, staff, and volunteers. On Thursday evening and on Sunday afternoon there will be several optional Master Classes too, which are available even if you’re not registered for the main conference, so please, tell your writing buddies!

All attendees get a commemorative tote bag with writing goodies! The SFWC offers so much social and one-on-one networking time with other writers and industry professionals. After-hours hosted networking events, poetry happenings, No-pitch/No-host meet ups in the bar? You bet. Don’t want to eat dinner alone? There is a no-host dinner every night at a different San Francisco restaurant. Our attendees tell us this friendly yet professional atmosphere is what makes SFWC the conference they choose to attend.

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is where the SFWC takes place. It is located a short stroll from the Ferry Building, directly in front of the Embarcadero BART station. It is especially convenient for those of you flying in to San Francisco airport as the SFO BART station is located inside the international terminal. 

You can book your room directly with the hotel by calling 415-788-1234 or clicking this link to book your room. Use our discount code G-SFWC/ATTENDEE to get the $265 room rate…only good until January 20th, 2023, or whenever the rooms sell out.

From start to finish, the San Francisco Writers Conference is designed to help you become a better, more professional writer and accelerate your career.

 

 

Nita Sweeney at the Library!
Feb 19, 2023 1:30 PM

Nita Sweeney at the Library!

Writers’ Ink with Nita Sweeney

Sunday, February 19 at 1:30pm
Upper Arlington Library – Meeting Room C

Join award-winning author Nita Sweeney. She’ll talk about her three books, her long road to getting traditional publishing contract, and share a few realities about the traditional publishing process.

Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink and co-creator of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving. Her third book, Make Every Move a Meditation was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Nita lives in central Ohio with her husband, Ed, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Scarlet. Download your free copy of Nita’s eBook Three Tools for a Happier, Healthier Mind or the infographic, Meditation Myths.

All of Nita’s books will be available for sale and singing!

 

Karen Casey Virtual Reading
Feb 19, 2023 3:00 PM

Karen Casey Virtual Reading

Join Karen Casey for a special Banyen Books event celebrating the 40th Anniversary release of her beloved, bestselling classic, Each Day a New Beginning.

Each Day a New Beginning defined a genre as the first daily meditation book for women, filled with encouraging meditations and practices to lift readers up. With over 3 million copies sold and a dedicated readership spanning over four decades, bestselling author Karen Casey has cemented herself as a leading voice in the reflection and recovery space. 


"Karen Casey tells truth and tells it well." 
Marianne Williamson


First published in 1982, Karen Casey's signature and genre-defining work, Each Day a New Beginning, broke ground as the first daily meditation book for women in alcoholism recovery. Forty years later, over three million copies have been sold and people around the globe continue to turn to this renowned classic for morning motivation, afternoon escape, and night-time reflection. Karen Casey is the author of several bestselling classics, including The Promise of a New Day, 52 Ways to Live the Course in MiraclesLet Go Now, and Codependence and the Power of Detachment.

The Oral Tradition with Kate Farrell
Feb 25, 2023 11:00 AM

The Oral Tradition with Kate Farrell

Tired of the hero’s journey? Explore the exceptional and unique challenges of the heroine’s journey as depicted in ancient, feminine myths and fairy tales. Learn how to use the heroine’s quest in your journaling or creative writing for any genre: fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and more!

We will discuss five basic benchmarks of the feminine journey found in myths and fairy tales that date back millennia to matriarchal cultures:
* Separation from home, dependency, and mother
* Confrontation of the Aphrodite influences of beauty and envy
* Descent to the underworld, forest, or darkness
* Impossible tasks that develop Logos, the male aspect
* Return alone and empowered

Tapping into the primal Slavic tale, Baba Yaga & Vasilissa the Brave, we’ll translate its archaic challenges into those facing modern women and in your own life. With prompts and writing exercises, we’ll discover how to use both the narrative arc of the heroine’s journey and its basic motifs, story beats, and tropes in our journaling and creative writing. This workshop and its source material is a counterpoint to The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell—its concept of the mono-myth that disdains a heroine’s quest.

 

Kate Farrell guest speaker at the California Schools Library Association
Mar 2, 2023 10:00 AM

Kate Farrell guest speaker at the California Schools Library Association

Conference attendees staying at Asilomar will receive a discounted price for the CYRM dinner and any extra luncheon tickets purchased. If you are staying at Asilomar, please be sure to select all ticket options with Asilomar in the title. To receive the discounted price for CYRM or any extra luncheon tickets purchased, you will need to turn in your meal ticket provided by Asilomar.

Lunch on Saturday is included with registration (Full Conference or Saturday-only options). If you are planning to bring any additional guests to the luncheon, please be sure to purchase extra lunch ticket(s).

CYRM dinner is not included with registration and must be purchased separately.

Contact assist@csla.net for an invoice/purchase order or for any questions.

 

Storytelling with Kate Farrell
Mar 18, 2023 2:00 PM

Storytelling with Kate Farrell

WEST PORTAL LIBRARY PRESENTS:
WHAT'S YOUR
STORY? THE ART OF
STORYTELLING
WITH KATE FARRELL
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
2-4PM, WEST PORTAL LIBRARY
DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
CALL 415-355-2886 TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.
PERSONAL, AGELESS, INCLUSIVE -- THE ART OF TRADITIONAL
STORYTELLING IS FOR EVERYONE.
IN THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN BASIC STORYTELLING
TECHNIQUES AND DISCOVER YOUR STORYTELLING STYLE.
INCLUDES HANDOUTS.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL COVER FIVE STEPS TO EFFECTIVE STORYTELLING:
• USE OF A STORYBOARD TO DEVELOP STORY STRUCTURE
• HOW TO SHAPE PERSONAL NARRATIVES
• HOW TO DISCOVER AND TELL FAMILY FOLKLORE
• PRACTICE STORYTELLING SKILLS IN SMALL GROUPS OF 2 OR 3
• SHARE SHORT, MULTI-ETHNIC FABLES
WITH STEP-BY-STEP COACHING USING BASIC STORYTELLING
TECHNIQUES-YOU WILL FIND YOUR STORYTELLING STYLE. ALL IT
REQUIRES IS YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE AND A LOVE OF STORIES.
KATE FARRELL IS AN AUTHOR, LIBRARIAN AND FOUNDER OF THE
WORD WEAVING STORYTELLING PROJECT.

Nita Sweeney Book Festival reading
Apr 22, 2023 11:00 AM

Nita Sweeney Book Festival reading

Today we are pleased to announce the authors who will be participating in the festival, which will be held live and in person at Columbus Metropolitan Library's Main Library:

http://www.ohioana.org/the-2023-ohioana-book-festival-authors/

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, April 22. And keep watching our social media for more details in the days and weeks ahead.

We know you share our excitement that the festival is returning as a live, in-person event for the first time since 2019. We'd love to see you there!

 

Angela and James Lomenzo in person at Book Passage
Apr 29, 2023 1:00 PM

Angela and James Lomenzo in person at Book Passage

Angela LoMenzo combines stunning photography and powerful real stories documented from interviews with a diverse group of accomplished women that encourages us to dig deep into our own creative lives.

Women from all walks of life. Artists, musicians, authors, fashion designers, entrepreneurs, and others from a multitude of creative careers share their experiences with depression, bullying, infertility, cancer, assault, loss of loved ones, drug addiction, and many other issues women often do not have a safe space to talk about. These stories show you just how real life is.

Powerful affirmations and true-life stories to empower you. This book is packed with words of wisdom from women who have both overcome adversity and achieved an authentic life honoring their individuality and freedom of personal expression. Their real stories illustrate that it is possible to live the life you have always desired now.

Inside, you'll find:

  • Words of wisdom and beautiful photography of wildly creative women
  • Raw and authentic interviews featuring stories by women redefining the role of a woman
  • And much more

If you're looking for unique gifts for women who have everything or if you like books such as WomenIn the Company of WomenCollective Wisdom, or A Room of Her Own, you need to read Wisdom of Wildly Creative Women.