Vicki DeArmon is a frontline documenter of the survival syndrome known to women with grown kids and aging parents which she relays through fiction, memoir, and plain ol' story telling--accompanied by a shot of hysteria. She is a writer who has a day job as the Marketing & Events Director at Copperfield's Books.
Random Ramblings, Humor Writer
Claire Hennessy moved from the UK to live in California in 2008, the shock of which propelled her to start writing a humorous memoir as a form of cheap therapy. She writes in inappropriate detail about her personal and sexual life, but it does have the desired effect of keeping her kids from reading her published work or from heckling her when reading aloud at events such as Lit Crawl..
Write on Mamas, Write on Mamas
Laurel’s work has been featured in the anthologies Mamas Write and Nothing but the Truth: Transitions, as well as Sonoma Weddings magazine, Parents’ Press magazine, Examiner.com and KQED’s Perspectives. She produced the 2015 Listen to Your Mother show. This will be Laurel’s second time performing in Lit Crawl. Laurel is President and Co-founder of Write on Mamas and working on a historic fiction novel.
The Boss Lady, Sheri Hoffmann-Writer and Storyteller
Sheri is married with two children, and lives in Benicia. Leaving her corporate job because it depleted her soul, she entered the field of serving in schools and the community. This provided beautiful and ample subject matter; she writes about the ridiculous, the mundane and the bittersweet of life. She studies moments others ignore and questions commonly held beliefs. The goal of her pieces is to heal or inspire, entertain, celebrate... Read More →
Marianne Lonsdale writes personal essays and short stories, and is developing a novel. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Literary Mama, Grown and Flown, Pulse and has aired on KQED. She is a founding member of the Write On Mamas, a Bay Area writers group.
Founder & Facilitator, The Butterfly Series Writing Workshop
Maria is a writer, workshop leader and coach who facilitates The Butterfly Series, a writing and creative arts workshop for women who want to explore what’s next in their life journey. Her essay What Matters was selected for the 2016 San Francisco production of Listen to Your Mother and her poem, Womanhood was recently published in the Apogee Journal. In 2017, her essay Meet Me By the River will appear in ALL THE WOMEN IN MY FAMILY SING... Read More →
Gloria is a long time member of the Write on Mamas since the early days when we met at Book Passage as the Writing Mamas. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and a dog named Kirby . Her two daughters are fully winged and exploring the world.Gloria works as a psychotherapist in private practice and in addition to writing she enjoys, piano playing, reading, dinner parties, walking in nature and dancing with wild abandon.
Jennifer Van Santvoord writes humor essays and creative non-fiction, and was a contributing writer for the anthology, Mamas Write. She is also a member of The Write On Mamas, a group of Bay Area writers. She would love to say that "her work appears" in lots of other places, but at the moment the words reside more in her head than on paper, as she lovingly (and sometimes reluctantly) chases around her three small children. She lives in Marin... Read More →