Monday, August 31, 2009

Pen on Fire Speaker Series: Lisa See

Lisa See, author of Shanghai Girls, shares her wit, wisdom and writing during the Pen On Fire Speaker Series at the SCAPE Gallery in Corona Del Mar.

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(Event Date: June 06, 2009)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dean Kuipers, Trish Riley & Christine Heinrichs

Marrie Stone interviews Dean Kuipers, author of Operation Bite Back: Rod Coronado's War to Save American Wilderness, Trish Riley, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Greening Your Business and Christine Heinrichs, author of How to Raise Poultry.

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(Broadcast date: August 5, 2009)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fellowship for journalists

If you have five years of journalism experience and cover--or want to cover--"topics of pressing concern to the U.S. and Japan," check it out. Click here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Debra Ollivier & Karen Karbo at the next Pen on Fire Speakers Series

Save the date!
Sept. 26, 7 p.m.
Book launch party for authors Debra Ollivier and Karen Karbo. They join publicist Kim Dower and me in conversation about their books, writing nonfiction and to celebrate their book launch.

Debra Ollivier is the author of What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind, and Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl. Her work has appeared in the best-selling anthology Mothers Who Think and Because I Said So. She has written for Harpers, Salon, Playboy, The Guardian, Parents, and Le Monde, among others. She lived in France for ten years and currently resides with her family in Los Angeles, where she is at work on a historical novel.

Karen Karbo is the author of three novels, all of which were named New York Times Notable Books; four works of non-fiction—including How to Hepburn, which the Philadelphia Inquirer called “an exuberant celebration of a great original,” and The Stuff of Life, a People Magazine Critic’s Choice—and three books for young adults. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Outside, Elle, Vogue, More, and She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is still hunting for a piece of vintage Chanel couture.

Kim Dower is famed Los Angeles publicist, Kim-from-L.A., an author and a poet.

These events, which take place at Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar, gladly sell-out, so make your reservation by emailing me at Tickets are $15, including drinks and nibbles.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

A nice write-up by the Daily Pilot...

....about the Pen on Fire Speakers Series. Click here.

And for info on the next speakers' series event, click here.

Top photo: Sally van Haitsma, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
2nd photo: Kelly Sonnack, Sally van Haitsma, Elise Capron
Photos by Adele Peters

Monday, August 03, 2009

Nick Reding and Richard Wolffe

Marrie Stone interviews Nick Reding, author of Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town and Richard Wolffe, author of Renegade: The Making of a President.

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(Broadcast date: July 29, 2009)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Dani Shapiro on writing memoir

Dani Shapiro, who wrote Slow Motion, one of my favorite memoirs, talks here about writing memoir.

Agent blogging about word count

Here you go, thanks to Writers on Writing listener Linda Mocilnikar. Click here.

If you go to her most recent blog, she talks about the evolution of a cover.