We hope you can make it!
Time: Saturday, April 27th, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Progressive Grounds Cafe, corner of 21st and Bryant streets, San Francisco Mission District
Cost: Free (but donations gratefully accepted)
Lisa Alpine: Curiosity about what is beyond the curve of the horizon has fueled Lisa’s adventures since she left home at 18 to live in Paris. She is the author of Exotic Life: Laughing Rivers, Dancing Drums and Tangled Hearts (Best Women’s Adventure Memoir in the BAIPA 2011 Book Awards) and the recent winner of the 2012 Solas Awards gold medal for Most Unforgettable Character in her story, “Rada’s Bloom.” Her travel essays appear in numerous anthologies, and she is often a guest speaker at travel writer conferences, and is a member of Bay Area Travel Writers. She teaches a one-day travel writing workshop at The Writing Salon: The Great Travel Narrative–Live It, Write It.
Anne Kirwan is originally from Dublin, Ireland and has been in America since 2001. A journalist in a former life, Anne is now a leader of a non-profit that helps skilled immigrants get their first professional jobs in the U.S. Aside from writing too many grants and corporate proposals as part of this work, Anne’s goal is to edit a book or blog called ‘Tales of Migration’. She has been a serial “Daily Write Round Robin” participant.
Debbie Lehmann runs Portola Vineyards, a community supported winery in the Peninsula foothills. In her spare time she dabbles in writing fiction and creative nonfiction, especially about food and farming. She is a “Daily Write Round Robin” on-again, off-again “regular.”
Brenda Moguez lives in San Francisco. She has a day job in the tech sector, which pays the mortgage, keeps her bookshelves overflowing, and the ink jet printer stocked. She writes contemporary women’s fiction with quirky, strong women…and non-formulaic endings because life isn’t always perfect. She writes by the light of the moon and between conference calls. She has aspirations for a fully staffed villa in Barcelona and funding aplenty for a room of her own. She’s currently shopping her first novel and editing the second. When she’s not working on a story, she writes love letters to the universe, dead poets, and Mae West. You can find her at http://www.brendamoguez.com/ where she explores passionate pursuits in all forms.
Judy Myers lives
in the East Bay and works as a teacher. She writes creative nonfiction
and poetry when not immersed in her day job. She loves to cook, so this
reading’s theme was perfect for her. She has taken many Daily Write
Round Robin classes over the years, and her Round Robin writes often
focused on food in its many facets — including stories about raising her
own goats and chickens for their fresh milk and eggs.
Sarah Scott has been taking classes at the Writing Salon since 2002, focusing on personal essay writing, memoir and many sessions of the Daily Write Round Robin. A professional chef in Napa County, she says she doesn’t think of herself as a food writer, “but I inevitably write about it whether I am writing about my relationships, my family or my work. I write in the morning as I drink my coffee - a routine that starts my day and reminds me of who I am.”
Mary Ann Stein has worked in retail for many years ~ Barnes and Noble, Borders and she is currently out at the Legion of Honor and deYoung Museum gift stores. She and her husband Bill have been married for 43 years; she notes that he is her greatest writing fan and plays a major role in many of her essays. Ten years ago Mary Ann joined the Writing Salon and has been taking classes ever since. Now she calls herself a writer and doesn’t even cringe when she says it. These pieces are all from the Daily Write Round Robin class, and the titles came from the class prompts.