LITERARY WOMEN

Celebrating Women Authors Since 1982

Families and Survivors, by author Alice Adams
Alice Adams, author of Families and Survivors

Alice Adams

The Long And The Short Of It
Alice Adams, novelist and short story writer, is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and her stories have been included in many O’Henry collections. Novels: Rich Rewards, Listening to Billy, Families and Survivors. Short story collections: Beautiful Girl, To See You Again.

Lullaby for Sinners, by author Kate Braverman
Kate Braverman, author of Lullaby for Sinners

Kate Braverman

Some Women
…is the title of the newest collection of poetry by the versatile and gifted Kate Braverman. Novels: Lithium for Medea and Palm Latitudes. Other poetry collections: Milk Run and Lullaby for Sinners.

Fame and Fortune, by author Kate (Shirley) Coscarelli
Kate (Shirley) Coscarelli, author of Fame and Fortune

Kate (Shirley) Coscarelli

How to Find Fame and Fortune - A Novel Approach
Long Beach’s own Kate (Shirley) Coscarelli will share the experiences of writing and publishing a first novel.

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From This Day Forward, by author Louise De Grave
Louise De Grave, author of From This Day Forward

Louise De Grave

Breaking The Silence: Writing Your Autobiography
Louise De Grave, author of From This Day Forward: Staying Married When No One Else Is And Other Reckless Acts, and Karen Kenyon, author of Sunshower, team up to discuss the writing of their own stories, encouraging others to do the same.

A Women of Independent Means, by author Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Women of Independent Means

Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Becoming a Writer
Our luncheon speaker is Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of the enormously popular A Woman of Independent Means (the basis for a major motion picture starring Jill Clayburgh) and Life Sentences, discussing her personal writing evolution. Los Angeles Times: “At an age when far too many people are writing far too much about far too little and usually doing it badly, a novel comes along to restore our faith in language and good conscience.”

Sunshine, by author Karen Kenyon
Karen Kenyon, author of Sunshine

Karen Kenyon

Breaking The Silence: Writing Your Autobiography
Karen Kenyon, author of Sunshower, teams up with Louise De Grave to discuss the writing of their own stories, encouraging others to do the same.

Barbara Kroll, author of .

Barbara Kroll

‘Twas A Dark And Stormy Night…
Barbara Kroll, humorist, teacher, essay contest enterer, researcher, and first-runner up in the Bulwer-Lytton contest for writing the “worst” opening sentence.

Women of Brewster Place, by author Gloria Naylor
Gloria Naylor, author of Women of Brewster Place

Gloria Naylor

1983 American Book Award Winner
Gloria Naylor, author of The Women of Brewster Place, an outstanding first novel “in seven stories.”

Ursus Major, by author Roberta Smoodin
Roberta Smoodin, author of Ursus Major

Roberta Smoodin

Go Anywhere, Do Anything, Be Anyone - The Magic of Writing
Roberta Smoodin, author of Presto and Ursus Major, talks about the liberation inherent in the act of writing. Ms. Smoodin is currently working on a novel concerned with the problems of biography and love triangle; and illusion and reality.

The Saint Germain Chronicles, by author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of The Saint Germain Chronicles

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Genre-Straddling For Fun And Profit
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro writes science fiction, mystery, historical as well as juvenile fiction, and is the author of The Saint Germain Chronicles and The God Forsaken, and many others.

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