Thursday, May 2, 2013

Inlandia - Bound

Next week I'm heading south to do a series of very cool events in the Inland Empire (and of course, to celebrate Mother's Day with Mom.)  If you're in the area, it would be wonderful to see you.

Wednesday, May 8 at Riverside City College
Room AD 122  7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
RCC campus map

Reading and signing.

I'll be reading from Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus and hopefully showing a few slides (do we still say "slides"?) from my research visits to Tallahassee as well as some historical photos courtesy of the Florida State Archives.  I've been revisiting my research notes in preparation for the trip, and the test ride story still gives me chills.  I'm eager to share the stories. 

Friday, May 10 at the Cellar Door Bookstore in Riverside at 6:30 p.m.

Reading with the fine essayist, Riverside's own Jo Scott Coe

I plan to read from my most recently published book Potluck as well as sample brand new work from my most recently completed essay collection, The Hole in the Snow.   I'm not sure I can read about snow in Riverside in May with a straight face, so I'll find a summer-themed snippet or two.

The event is sponsored by the Inlandia Institute who maintain a fine blog co-sponsored by the local newspaper The Press Enterprise.  Check it out:

Then on Saturday, May 11 at Claremont Craft Ales 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  hosted by the incomparable
Yi Shun Lai

Memoir Writing Workshop

Everyone has a story worth telling from the poignant to the humorous, from the sprawling family saga to the chance encounter at the check stand.  But how do you craft your story for the page in a way that readerswill find compelling?  Join Ana Maria to try out an easy step-by-step approach for aspiring writers at any stage.  

Bring a pen-and-paper or a laptop.  The workshop will last two hours.  
$20 cost includes instruction, sandwich and chips, and one beverage.
RSVP to AMS (e-address on the website)