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Starts Jan. 18: Reading Chekhov for Our Times

Starts Jan. 18: Reading Chekhov for Our Times

I’ve been heartened by the immediate interest in the “better than a book club” gathering I’m organizing during Yuba Lit’s hiatus: “Reading Chekhov for Our Times.” Our first gathering is coming up on Friday, January 18th. After some reflection, I’ve decided to offer this guided gathering as a community-based class, in the same manner that

The Risk of Us Is Becoming Real
The Risk of Us Is Becoming Real

Though the publication date of April 9, 2019 is more than six months away, my novel The Risk of Us is getting set to enter the world. I’m grateful to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt designer Brian Moore for the cover: The Risk of Us is now available for pre-order in hardcover here and as an ebook

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Fall San Francisco and Grass Valley Writing Classes
Fall San Francisco and Grass Valley Writing Classes

I have missed the Bay Area during this busy foothills summer! Fortunately, I’ll be coming down this fall to teach two special Saturday classes at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. First up: Three-D Writing: How to Go from “Flat” to “Wow,” Saturday, September 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a stimulating, somewhat mind-bendy class

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Yuba Lit Presents “From San Francisco to Nevada City” Thursday July 26th
Yuba Lit Presents “From San Francisco to Nevada City” Thursday July 26th

We have a flyer for the next Yuba Lit–great thanks to designer Beth C. Ford. This will be an intimate midsummer’s reading of charismatic poetry and prose inside the historic and beautiful Reiki Kitchen. Thursday, July 26th, 7 p.m. Full information at www.yubalit.org.

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Language is man's metaphysical organ." --Bruno Schulz

Authenticity comes from a single faithfulness: that to the ambiguity of experience. Its energy is to be found in how one event leads to another. Its mystery is not in the words but on the page." --John Berger

Words are all we have, and they better be the right ones."  --Evan S. Connell

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