Cynthia Helen Beecher announces that she is ending her tenure as the host of the Center Literary Café effective at the end of 2012.
She says, “I would like to thank the Healdsburg Senior Center for sponsoring the Literary Café all these years by printing our flyers, providing the venue, and reimbursing the refreshments. I have been privileged to run an exciting program for the last five years, and it has been my deep pleasure and honor to serve our literary community of writers and listeners. Thank you so much for all your support and lending us your heart, your humor, and your very presence at our events. Your cash donations over the years have in turn helped the Senior Center fund projects. We will never hear enough, and the memories and echoes will last a long time. I know you join me in continued support for each other’s writings and performances. I plan to produce future workshops and other literary fun through Quill Ink Productions.” (email@example.com)
NOTE: Sonia Drown is the responsible person at the City of Healdsburg governing the Senior Center. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the future of the Literary Café.
Go to www.quillinkproductions.wordpress.com to see the flyer. Pre-register by email or phone.
Coming October 10, 2012: Margaret Caminsky-Shapiro and the writers of Sonoma County Writing Practice
Margaret Caminsky-Shapiro and the writers of Sonoma County Writing Practice have been gathering in an old Victorian on Cherry Street since1999 to write the stories of their lives. Groups of writers meet weekly and sit with heads bowed, pens and notepads in hand to allow memoirs, poems, and narratives to spill onto the white pages. Writers read pieces aloud and laugh and cry to remember deeply. All the while, writers claim the power of their stories and are heard and witnessed by the others in the group. As they write together in the circle, change happens.
Sonoma County Writing Practice puts out a newsletter three times annually to showcase the writing of Margaret’s students. They have also just published their second Anthology, Foot Notes.
This anthology is filled with poems and prose by a community of fifty-five Sonoma County writers, the Writing Practice students of Margaret Caminsky-Shapiro. These pieces were collected over a period of two years and compiled by Margaret Caminsky-Shapiro and the Anthology Committee.
Margaret Caminsky-Shapiro teaches Writing Practice classes at her downtown Santa Rosa office. She uses exercises, poetry, and meditation for writing inspiration. Margaret was born and raised in South Africa and it is from there that she draws many of her stories and poems. Margaret is currently working on her own memoir, The One-Eyed Monkey and Other Stories. handwritingonline.net