The Art of Memoir
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sacramento State, Student Union
During this month’s “Meet the Author Event,” the public will join CCYW members in an opportunity to learn from experienced published authors about the process and purpose of memoir writing. The day will include lectures from guest speakers, a question and answer segment, and a memoir writing workshop for all who attend.
Guest speakers include:
Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., a practicing therapist of thirty years in Berkeley, California. She has taught writing as healing courses to her clients and has trained therapists in this method. She is President and Founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers and author of The Power of Memoir: Writing Your Healing Story. She offers ongoing memoir-writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, and manages her business as the president of the National Association of Memoir Writers, highlighting writing as healing as one of the important aspects of her teaching and presentations.
Patricia V. Davis, who has taught extensively in private and public high schools in the United States and in Greece. In 1995, in Athens, Greece, Patricia founded an education service, Serafim Books, named for “a good book is like a guardian angel.” Serafim Books gained international acclaim for its dedication to education and its philanthropic work with organizations such as Make-A-Wish Greece chapter, TESOL Greece and TESOL Macedonia Thrace. Patricia’s essays, opinion articles and celebrity interviews have appeared in various newspapers and magazines nationally and internationally. She is the author of published poems on women’s issues, including,“If This Woman is Being Operated Recklessly” which appeared alongside Laurence Ferlinghetti’s work in New Press magazine. Patricia is also the editor-in-chief of Harlots’ Sauce Radio, non-partisan e-magazine and podcast.
Patricia’s book, Harlot’s Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece, is an award winning finalist in the ‘Multi-Cultural, Nonfiction’ Category of the National Best Book Awards 2008, sponsored by USABookNews.
There are some great names showing up, so you should too!