NonfictioNOW Coverage

At last, I have decompressed after my amazing time at NonfictioNow! For those who don’t know what NonfictioNow is, a little information: The NonfictioNOW Conference is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction. It took … Continue reading

FilBookFest: On The Body Pinay Panel

Please join me at the Filipino American International Book Festival at the San Francisco Public Library Main, this October 4th at 1:45PM. I’ll be reading on the Pinay panel “On The Body” with Arlene Biala, Jay Santa Cruz and Janice Sapigao. So much thanks to Barbara Jane Reyes for organizing and moderating this panel! #allpinayeverything … Continue reading

PAWA PACE Filipino American Writers Workshop At SFSU

My San Francisco weekend in review: Drive to Walnut Creek. BART to Daly City. 28 transfer to SFSU. Closed J. Paul Leonard Library. Cezar Chaves Student Union. Registration for PAWA, PACE Filipino American Writers Workshop. Penelope Flores. Ed Lozada. Artist Readings: Barbara Jane Reyes, Janet Stickmon, Anthem Salgado, Robert Mann. Workshop 1: Memoir with Janet … Continue reading

CSU Summer Arts 2011: Poetic Prose/Flash Fiction @ CSU Fresno

If you’re looking for a creative writing experience this summer, check out CSU Summer Arts which is being hosted at CSU Fresno. I attended in July of 2008 and had an amazing experience with writers like: Doug Rice, Carole Maso, Steven Church and Bill Vollmann. I highly recommend attending. Read about my experience: Writing the … Continue reading

Coming Soon? Sacramento/Northern CA Chapter of The Editorial Freelancers Association

A message from our friends at Two Songbirds Press… Hello writer friends! I am considering starting up a Sacramento/Northern CA chapter of The Editorial Freelancers Association and am putting out feelers for interested people. You don’t have to be a member of the organization to take part in the chapter events, you could come as … Continue reading

CSU Summer Arts 2009 – Imagining Home: Writing Narratives of Place

Doug Rice just forwarded me the new information on the writing class he will be teaching this July in Fresno, at CSU Summer Arts. Check out the Summer Arts website for more information on how to apply. Imagining Home: Writing Narratives of Place Too often, place—geographical location—is hurried past in contemporary writing. It is pushed … Continue reading

CSU Summer Arts Part III: Finding Writers Who Breathe Like Me

This summer, I spent two weeks at California State University Fresno, attending CSU Summer Arts, an annual artists’ conference. I took a course called “Writing the Memoir” with CSU Sacramento professor Doug Rice. Guest artists included memoir writers Steven Church, poet Carole Maso and National Book Award Winner, William T. Vollmann. Although I was in … Continue reading

Press Release: Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival

Raconteurs, Writers and Actors: Litquake Presents Porchlight at the Herbst Theater as 2008 Opening Night <!– Posted by Jeannine on July 22nd, 2008 –> Literary Death Match’s Todd Zuniga in 2007 Litquake Presentation San Francisco’s Literary Festival announces additional collaborations with ODC Theater and the Contemporary Jewish Museum as major components of its 9th year. … Continue reading

CSU Summer Arts: Writing the Memoir Part II

Doug Rice, coordinator of CSU Summer Arts, chose a fine selection of visiting writers to speak to our class. Not only did each bring a different perspective, each was inspiring and shared a great deal of knowledge. Steven Church, professor of English at CSU Fresno, and author of The Guinness Book of Me, was the … Continue reading

CSU Summer Arts: Writing the Memoir Part I

Four writers left for CSU Summer Arts on a Sunday. Bridget Mabunga (she drove), Marie Hoffman, Janna Santoro and myself. On the way to Fresno, we chatted, wondered what the experience would be like– wondered if we would come back changed. What is Summer Arts ? Was it some hippie extravaganza? Was it a love … Continue reading

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