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Saturday, October 12 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm
20 in 20 Occidental: WordSpace Studios

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Set in a redwood grove between Sebastopol and the ocean, this Occidental Litquake debut features writers who sing, musicians who write, poets who recite, and everything in between. FREE

Authors and Participants
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Nona Caspers

The Fifth Woman (novel), Nona Caspers' fifth book, received the Mary McCarthy Award and was a 2018 LAMBDA Literary Awards finalist, Foreword Indies Book of the Year SILVER medalist, IPPY Awards BRONZE Medalist.  Master's Review said it was one of the "22 books to watch out for this... Read More →
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Amy G. Latham

Amy G. Latham writes short fiction and teaches in the writing program at San Francisco State University. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Camera Obscura, Thumbnail Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, Berkeley Poetry Review and other journals. In 2013, she completed her MFA at SF State... Read More →
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Lonè Mørch

A Danish author, photographer and mentor, Lonè Mørch’s work lives at the intersection of art, body, identity and culture. She's traveled the world and lived in Nepal and USA, where she's been a development associate with CARE Nepal, education manager at the Kaospilot University... Read More →
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Maureen Simons

Maureen Simons (self) published her first book All About Bananas at age six. She wrote notebooks full of (terrible) poetry in high school and even more (overly earnest) fiction in college. During a long detour in high tech, she attended a dozen writing classes at Stanford University... Read More →
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Jessi Phillips

Jessi Phillips grew up on a horse farm in rural Michigan and received her MFA from Western Michigan University, where she was fiction editor of Third Coast. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in Glimmer Train, Mississippi Review, VICE, Pacific Standard, SF Weekly, and other... Read More →
avatar for Eanlai Cronin

Eanlai Cronin

Eanlai Cronin is a teacher, memoirist, and certified facilitator in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. She runs writing groups and retreats in San Francisco's East Bay for anyone in recovery from addiction and trauma, and for anyone longing to return to the well of their own... Read More →
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Martha Grover

Martha Grover is an author, poet, and artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of One More for the People (Perfect Day Publishing) and The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing). The End of My Career was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in... Read More →
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Matthew Fèlix

Matthew Félix is an author and host of the Matthew Félix On Air video podcast. Matthew’s debut novel A Voice Beyond Reason is the story of a young Spaniard's awakening to his intuition. The 2019 BookLife Prize called A Voice Beyond Reason “(a) highly crafted gem.” Matthew’s... Read More →
avatar for Erin Byrne

Erin Byrne

Erin Byrne is the author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film. She is host of the LitWings event series at Book Passage and in Paris which features... Read More →
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Rumi’s Caravan

Rumi’s Caravan was first assembled in Sebastopol, CA in 2000 as a vehicle to convey a love of the oral tradition of poetry. The Caravan is both an event and a performance company. In addition to the annual event in Sonoma County, the Caravan has performed in Oakland, Gualala, Chico... Read More →
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Larry Robinson

Larry Robinson is a retired psychotherapist and former mayor of Sebastopol. He is the founder and producer of Rumi’s Caravan, dedicated to restoring the oral tradition of poetry. His collection Roll Away The Stone is available on Amazon. Larry serves on the board of directors of... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Baer

Barbara Baer

Barbara L. Baer, Forestville, writes long and short fiction, journalism, essays, travel pieces for many publications. Her most recent novels areThe Ballet Lover and The Last Devadasi (Open Books). Winner national journalism award for reporting on United Farm Worker women. Publisher... Read More →
avatar for Susan Swartz

Susan Swartz

Susan Swartz is a long-time newspaper journalist and columnist. Her columns, written for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, were distributed nationally by the New York Times News Service.Her first novel, Laughing in the Dark, was published this summer by Open Books. She also wrote two books on women and aging, The Juicy Tomatoes Guide to Ripe Living After 50 and Juicy Tomatoes: Plain Truths, Dumb Lies and Sisterly Advice After 50. She lives in Sebastopol with her writer-husband Bob Klose... Read More →
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Bishop & Fuller

Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller have toured the USA since 1969 as writer/performers, playing over 3,000 performances nationwide. Their 50+ plays—with productions Off-Broadway and by 30+ theatres—and four public radio series have reached myriads. Their books include three novels... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Hottel

Jodi Hottel

Jodi Hottel’s most recent chapbook is Voyeur from WordTech Press in 2017. Heart Mountain, her first chapbook, was winner of the 2012 Blue Light Press Poetry Prize. Jodi’s been published in Nimrod International, Spillway, Ekphrasis, and anthologies from the University of Iowa Press... Read More →
avatar for Maya Khosla

Maya Khosla

Maya Khosla is the poet laureate of Sonoma County (2018–20). Her new poetry book is All the Fires of Wind and Light (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2019). Her work in the natural world has led her into the wild, to the page, and to the screen. Her other books of poetry are Keel Bone (Bear Star Press) and Heart of the Tearing (Red Dust Press... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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