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Fall 2015 Events

Women’s National Book Association Sept. 12: Writing for Change event, San Francisco Alameda Reads Sept. 17, 6 p.m. Alameda Reads (Adult Literacy graduates) at Books, Inc. Alameda. North Coast Redwood Writers’ Conference Sept. 18-20: Annual Conference: Reading + two workshops (Social Media for Dummies/Why You Need a Platform; Creative Non-Fiction for Writers: Writing Essays and Reviews) Banned Books Week Sept. 30, 11 a.m. Reading marathon at Alameda Free Library (Main Branch) Litquake (San Francisco) Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m. Books, Inc. Opera Plaza. Moderator,…

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Upcoming Events (Feb. & Mar.)

Feb. 26: Alameda Read & Wine Club — February Book Club Meeting: Thursday, 7:30pm @ Wine & Waffles on Park Street, Alameda. Free (purchase food/drinks). Discussing Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop. Feb. 27: Girls Inc. of the Island City: Blogging seminar with teen girls. Feb. 28: Booktropia Northern California gathering of authors. Sacramento, noon. March is Women’s History Month: Available to speak about The Doris Diaries any time March 18: Alameda Book Group: Private home. Discussing Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop….

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The Scoop on Veronika Layne

Who is Veronika Layne? She’s a sassy, tattooed, twenty-something newspaper reporter living and working at an independent community paper in a small city near San Francisco Bay. Never saw herself working for “the Man.” When her small weekly is swallowed up by Singh Media Group, that’s exactly where she ends up, though. Stuck writing fluff pieces that might as well be ads, how can she resist digging into rumors that a real estate developer is destroying native burial grounds? Warned…

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Weekend Wonders…

Saturday is the first day of NaNoWriMo and I am raring to go. So ready to start writing book #2 of the Veronika Layne series that I keep spacing out of conversations and falling into my story. I was up on a ridge, hiking, in my mind today, and suddenly there was a love scene happening, and then I realized my husband was talking to me and I had to snap out of it. I wasn’t fantasizing — I was…

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Salon for Arts: Poetry

Salon for Arts Featured Poet Sahara 2110 Ashby Avenue Berkeley, CA Cover charge $15. Last Sundays monthly, 1-4pm (510) 383-0717 | yollanda@salonforarts.com www.salonforarts.com Books for sale afterward.

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