Digital Storytelling: New Opportunities for Women Writers


Laura Fraser

Saturday, January 10, 2015
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Meeting & Mixer for Members
Oakland Main Library, Meeting Room
125 14th Street, Oakland, CA  94612
Coffee, Bagels, and Pastries

Laura Fraser will discuss how the shifting media landscape from print to digital doesn’t have to be negative for women writers and readers, but is full of new opportunities for telling your story. She will describe many new venues for storytellers and readers, online and in print, and talk about how to break in and survive as a writer in new media. Laura will also talk about how to write a compelling story, whether in a blog, online, or in print, so that you can gain the widest possible audience.

ShebooksLogoLaura Fraser is the Cofounder and Editorial Director of, a new digital storytelling platform for women. She is also the NYT-bestselling author of the memoirs An Italian Affair and All Over the Map, as well as the journalistic expose, Losing It. An award-winning journalist, she has written hundreds of articles for such publications as the New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, Sunset, Gourmet, Vogue, More, Health, and many others, including online venues Medium and Her work has been anthologized in over thirty books, including Best Women’s Travel Writing and Best Food Writing. is a digital storytelling platform by and for women. Shebooks has already published over 70 short e-books, focusing mainly on memoir. Shebooks believes that every woman has a story, and helps women share those stories to inspire, educate, entertain, and empower each other. Our e-books are available at and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. We have also just published our first print anthology, Whatever Doesn’t Kill You, also available at Amazon or at local bookstores Book Passages or the Booksmith.

Giveaway Raffle of a Shebooks Equal Writes T-shirt! 
Mix and mingle–bring business cards, bookmarks, books for networking.

The Meeting Room is on the ground floor (the library’s main floor is the second). Handicapped access from the main entrance on 14th St. (ramp plus elevator) or the ground floor entrance on the building’s east side (enter through the Children’s Room, then scoot down the corridor to the Meeting Room). Parking is on street (meters & paper slips) or a nearby parking garage. Public transport: #26 bus or Lake Merritt BART station (3-4 blocks away).

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