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Saturday, October 15 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Memoir Pool

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What no one remembers, never really happened. All we remember is story, so here are six writers keepin' it real by turning life into life/story.

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Tamim Ansary

Publisher, Memoir Pool
I have a blog dedicated to the art of writing/telling the real-life story, and I run a memoir writing workshop called Life/Story. I've written two memoirs including West of Kabul, East of New York (San Francisco's One-City-One-Book pick for 2008) and Road Trips, about coming here from Afghanistan and becoming an American in the late 60's/early 70's. I also write history, novels, children's books and other stuff Talk to me about anything: my... Read More →
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Dana Freedman

Dana Freedman is a critical care nurse who spends several nights a week in a helicopter flying over the San Francisco Bay Area saving lives. By day she keeps busy as a single parent to a 1-year old boy and a back-talking Siberian Husky. In all of her spare time she is writing a memoir. "The Kind of Woman Who Would" is a story of love and relationships, death and dying, and what to do if you should find yourself single at 39 with a desperate... Read More →
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Beverly Parayno

In the mid-80s, I dropped out of high school and ran away from California to upstate New York with my long-haired, motorcycle-driving boyfriend. I'm working on a coming-of-age memoir set during this time period to explore my pursuit of love and freedom, and the desire for someone to save me. | | My work has appeared in The Rumpus, Narrative, Huizache, Warscapes and Southword. I have an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and am a... Read More →
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Laurel Roth Patton

Laurel Roth Patton has been published in anthologies including Stigma Fighters Anthology Vol. 2 and First-Class Times, and in the journal Teacher Librarian: “Karaoke in the Library.” An education junkie, she holds an MLIS, MFA, and a BA in Jungian Interpretation of World Creation Myths. Laurel is furiously polishing her memoir of mania, which chronicles the wonder, horror, and absurdity in bipolar disorder.
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Emily Thurston

Emily knows people, from geniuses, athletes, and businesspeople to hippies, felons, addicts, and bums. She has been a national class bicycle racer, an organic produce warehouser, and a marketer for architects. She currently runs two thriving busineses with her partner, Dennis: a bike shop and a moving company, both named "Lulu's" after the parrot who owns them. | | She is writing a memoir about her grandfather and his ecological canoe... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Wonderland SF 1266 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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