September 2011 “Meet the Author” Event

September 10, 2011

Saturday, 9am-Noon

San Francisco Main Library

San Francisco, CA

Aspiring young writers and avid readers, from grades 6 thru 12, will mingle with peers, published authors and book industry professionals featuring several guest speakers, followed by a writing workshop.

This event will highlight THE ART OF MEMOIR.  Guest authors include Patricia V. Davis and Linda Joy Myers.

Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D. is a practicing therapist of thirty years in Berkeley, California.  She has taught writing as a 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.  

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.  She is also the author of The Diva Doctrine: 16 Principles Every Woman Needs to Know (May 2011 Bonneville).  She is the editor-in-chief at Harlots Sauce Radio, a non-partisan e-magazine and podcast.

Patricia will lead the writing workshop.

One of the tougher genres to write, memoir combines the truth of non-fiction with the craft of fiction.  Not an autobiography, the memoir needs to be carefully considered and constructed.  As a painter chooses his scenery, so must a memoirist choose their stories.  From traditional to experimental, narrative to fragmented, a memoir has no single form, no specific guideline or method – memoir demands the writer create art.

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