Thursday, April 14, 2011

Author Events Next Week in Davis

All events below will be held in Davis, CA.


Ryan Van Meter presents his book, IF YOU KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW and talks about the writing process.

April 20, Wednesday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, 126 Voorhies.

Free and open to the general public. Contact Karma Waltonen for more info.

Van Meter has reinvented the memoir in his recently released book, If You Knew Then What I Know Now, a collection of 14 linked essays that reconstruct the middle-American experiences of coming of age and coming out. He holds an MA in creative writing from DePaul University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from The University of Iowa. His essays have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, Arts & Letters, and Fourth Genre, among others, and selected for anthologies including Best American Essays 2009.

Sergio Sanders (UCD undergraduate) signs copies of his new book, LIFE MEDS Volume Two.

April 21, Thursday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, UC Davis Bookstore.

Free and open to the general public. Contact me for more info.

Volume Two continues in the spirit established by Volume One with a collection of poems and words of wisdom—the invisible, spirit-moving meds to get anyone started on their day. Throughout this book, readers will find Meds for Life that will help give their lives substance, provide them with motivation, inspire self-respect, and supply knowledge on how to look at life in a more positive light.

Contributors to the UCD undergraduate publication PRIZED WRITING present their work.

April 21, Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, 126 Voorhies.

Free and open to the general public. Contact Amy Clarke,, for more info.

Through their prize winning pieces, essayists Rachel Aquino and Mikaela Watson delve into the symbiotic relationship between the senses and creativity. In “Let Them Eat This: Applewood Bacon Cupcakes, Noah’s Ark, and Tasty Cake Creations,” Rachel Aquino reveals how taste compelled a family to turn their passion for baking into a lucrative business. Mikaela Watson describes how, in the early days of cinema, filmmakers employed trickery to create visual effects in “Méliès and McLaren: Motion Moving the Story.” Copies of Prized Writing will be available for purchase, and cupcakes from Let Them Eat Cake will be the featured refreshment.

Hallie Ephron presents her book COME AND FIND ME in conjunction with the Sacramento Bee Book Club..

April 21, Thursday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Borders, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento

Free and open to the general public. Call (916)321-1128 for more info.

In the novel, computer security consultant Diana Banks has suffered from agoraphobia for two years, since the death of her husband in a mountaineering accident. Psychologically troubled and taking too much Xanax, she has confined herself to her home. There, she "lives" and works through her avatar, Nadia, in a cyberspace arena called Otherworld. When her sister goes missing, Diana must venture into the real world, where some shocks await.

No comments:

Post a Comment