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Word Week “Memoir & Prosecco”

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Memoirs are hot right now! At Memoir & Prosecco, local authors of different types of memoir will read from their work. Following the readings, moderator Mary Jo McConahay will lead the panel in a discussion of writing memoir, the why and the how. Mary Jo is a Noe Valley resident, a college instructor of memoir, and an award-winning memoirist herself. Prosecco will be liberally served. Friday, March 9, 7pm-8:30pm at 4175 24th St. in Noe Valley. Free admission and refreshments. Books for sale and signing. A Word Week 2018 event.

Our panel:
Moderator Mary Jo McConahay is an author and journalist. Her new book on World War II in Latin America, The Tango War, comes out in September from St. Martin’s Press. Her memoir Maya Roads, One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest received numerous awards, including the Northern California Book Award and the Independent Publishers Award. Another short memoir, Ricochet, Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship Under Fire, won a Global E-book award and is now a real print book published by waynegoodmanbooks.

Erika Atkinson, from the prairies of central Canada, has lived in San Francisco since 1978. She is the author of five books: the memoirs Happily Lost In Time And Place, Frozen Stillness: A Journey to Antarctica, More Miles and Moments, and Ode to the Castro and Exhort the Goddesses, a poetry collection.

Tsun Yuan Chen is a retired Head and Neck Surgeon. He was born in Mainland China and studied in Taiwan and Tokyo before arriving at these shores. He divides his time between San Francisco, Umbria, and Provence with his life partner, at home everywhere and nowhere, making alienation a fine art of his life. He has written Along Alien Roads, which he calls an “autobiographical novel.”

Linda Joy Myers‘s passion about memoir writing led her to create the National Association of Memoir Writers. Her two prizewinning memoirs Don’t Call Me Mother and Song of the Plains proved to her that creating a story is transformative and life changing. Author of The Power of Memoir and Journey of Memoir, Linda teaches the intensive “Write Your Memoir in Six Months.”

Ramon Sender Barayon was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1934. San Francisco Tape Music Center (1963). Trips Festival (Jan 1966). Morningstar Ranch (1966). Articles in The Co-Evolution Quarterly, Whole Earth Review. Being of the Sun (Harper & Row 1974). Novel, Zero Weather (1980) Memoir A Death in Zamora (UNM Press 1988) He currently co-directs the Odd Mondays reading series at Folio Books with wife Judith Levy-Sender. Music: Other Minds “Gallivants and Garnishes.”


March 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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4175 24th Street
Noe Valley
San Francisco, 94114
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