Monday, April 29, 2013


A Mill Valley Library event for local writers

Naked Truth

Naked Truth real. stories. live.
The Library’s previous storytelling evenings garnered such a positive response that we have decided to create a true storytelling series called Naked Truth. On the first Friday of February, June and October, we will transform the library into a venue for seasoned raconteurs as well as storytelling novices to showcase the human experience. Each guest will tell a ten-minute true story based on a theme, without the benefit of notes.
Check out our youtube channel to see some of the stories.

TELL YOUR STORY
The Library is always looking for guest storytellers for Naked Truth. Those interested in telling a 10-minute true story at an upcoming event are invited to call the Library's dedicated voicemail, 415-389-4292, ext. 4746, or upload a video to YouTube and then send a link of the video to cbrancoli@cityofmillvalley.org.

Last updated: 4/22/2013 3:27:37 PM

Monday, April 22, 2013

Local event for book lovers!

The Altered Book Show currently being held at Marin MOCA in Novato through May 25th.
It's dazzling and delightful and not to be missed!
Here are the specifics:

This popular event showcases the work of 150 Bay Area artists who re-imagine, re-construct and re-work discarded books to produce a highly entertaining and remarkably varied exhibition. “Visitors are so amazed by the inventive ways artists are able to transform these old books into something fresh,” says Heidi LaGrasta, Executive Director of MarinMOCA. “It's a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich diversity of technique and subject matter that these hundreds of different book artists bring to the exhibition. All 150 “book art objects’ are offered in a silent auction running from April 20 through May 25 at MarinMOCA. 

On May 25, MarinMOCA will host a Closing Reception and live auction party from 5 to 7:30 pm.



































Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On Saturday I attended my first meeting of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association and I'm so glad I did! These friendly and dedicated writers have a wealth of knowledge to share and the atmosphere is supportive, relaxed and welcoming. I highly recommend checking them out if you are considering self-publishing your work.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Of local interest for poets and their fans:

As a fitting tie-in to National Library Week and National Poetry Month, the Marin County Free Library is launching a new monthly television series in partnership with the Marin Poetry Center, and in collaboration with Community Media Center of Marin.
Marin Poets Live! is presented by Marin County Free Library, and features host Neshama Franklin, who works at the Fairfax Branch Library.  The show introduces local Marin poets, and delves into their reasons for writing and the influence that living in Marin has had on their poetry.  Neshama is a devoted and deep reader of poetry, and spends time eliciting background from each poet, as well as offering her insights into the poems that each guest reads aloud.  The first show will air Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm on public Comcast channel 26 and ATT channel 99.  The monthly show will appear the second Thursday of each month.
“There’s nothing like hearing a poem straight from the poet’s mouth and heart,” says Neshama.   “In person, as viewers will discover, poetry out loud can sing!”
The show’s first guest is Jackie Kudler, a member of the Marin Poetry Center and a founding member of Sixteen Rivers Press.
The funding for this project was generated by a benefit poetry reading that Kay Ryan, twice Poet Laureate, generously did for MCFL.  Marin Poets Live! advances MCFL’s goal of promoting local poetry and expanding the visibility of local poets .  Current funding of the project is accomplished in partnership with Marin County Library Foundation.  Archived episodes of the show will be available for viewing at the library’s website, www.marinlibrary.org.  A special page will include the episode, a biography of the poet, and links to books held in the library’s collection.
For more information about this program, and other Marin County Free Library programs, visit www.marinlibrary.org, or email info@marinlibrary.org.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

UPCOMING LOCAL EVENT: Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series presents the following award-winning writers reading from their works on the theme “Edge” on April 11, 2013 (during the “cruelest month.”) Get down to Studio 333, in Sausalito, where you can mix memory and desire, breed lilacs out of the dead land, etc. Doors open at 7 pm & we begin at 7:15. $10. Bring extra cash for books and booze.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Take note of this timely info regarding Narrative Magazine: Open Reading Periods: "During the first two weeks of April, we do not require a reading fee for general submissions made specifically to the Open Reading category via our submissions page. However, manuscripts submitted during this period are not eligible for the Narrative Prize."

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