Women Ignited: Experts, Authors, Poets

Alameda Elks LodgeWOMEN IGNITED!
In the WORLD of the BOOK

A special event with WNBA Experts, Authors, and Poets
Sunday,  April 3, 2016

1:30 – 3:30 pm
Alameda Elks Lodge Rathskeller,
Lower Level
“The Liveliest Lodge in Elkdom”
2255 Santa Clara Ave,
Alameda, CA 94501

$35 – WNBA Members
$45 – Non-members
Includes snacks, desserts, and refreshing drinks. Free parking. 

For Members ONLY: Author Showcase
WNBA Members can rent space at a genre table, $30 for half table.
Limited to 20 members, first come, first served. Must be registered to participate.

ignitetalks-color-e1376678172259WOMEN IGNITED!
Spark an idea – but make it quick! Hear five WNBA publishing experts give an “Ignite,” a shorter 5-minute version of the TED talk. Each expert has a cutting edge in her field; click on the presenter’s name to find out more.

Learn more from an expert of your choice at one-on-one sessions after the talks:

Catharine Bramkamp – Social Media for Authors
Mary Knippel – Women’s Voice
Linda Lee – Websites for Writers
Linda Joy Myers – The Power of Writing Your True Story

NEW! Pitch Your Book to Brenda Knight and Nina Lesowitz! Practice your pitch one-on-one with Brenda and Nina to receive publishing advice from two of the best experts in the Bay Area during our table talk segment.
The skillful Amanda McTigue is available for pre-pitch coaching.

How could it get any better?

WNBA-SF Members will display and sell their books at genre tables that border the large and spacious room. Meet and greet authors of memoir, fiction, historical, mystery, teen and children’s books, as well as non-fiction. Author prizes!

But there’s more…

POETRY READINGS from member poets will begin and end the program to celebrate the poetry month of April, featuring Julia Park Tracey, Alameda Poet Laureate.

Meet the presenters in brief!

Catharine Bramkamp, author. Photo by Deanne Fitzmaurice

Catharine Bramkamp is Chief Storytelling Officer for Winesecrets.com. She creates and maintains social media programs for small companies and authors working to promote their books. What are the five critical activities on Social Media for authors? Come find out.

MEKnippel,sml,high.resMary E. Knippel, Writer Unleashed and founder of yourwritingmentor.com is passionate about supporting you to embody your message, to leverage your impact through writing…enabling you to live a life unleashed!

LindaLeeLinda Lee is online expert. She is a writer, speaker, educator, and website designer who demystifies the online experience. Whether you are a novice or veteran Internet user, Linda can help you optimize and monetize your website. She specializes in WordPress design: her team has built over 200 websites for clients on the WordPress platform.


Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., MFT, is the President and Founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Linda is the author of The Power of Memoir–How to Write Your Healing Story and Don’t Call Me Mother. She co-teaches the course Write your Memoir In 6 Months with Brooke Warner, offers her own teleworkshops through NAMW.

JPTraceyJulia Park Tracey is the Poet Laureate of Alameda, CA. Her poems and poetry reviews have been published most recently in Sugared Water, Sweatpants & CoffeeEast Bay Review, and Postcard Poems. She is the author of three novels, two women’s history compilations and Amaryllis, a collection of poetry. 

Brenda Knight

Brenda Knight is a twenty-year publishing veteran, starting at HarperCollins and has authored American Book Award-winning Women of the Beat Generation, Rituals for Life and Wild Women and Books. Knight has worked with many bestselling authors including Mark Nepo, Phil Cousineau, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and Paolo Coehlo and leads writing workshops, “Putting Your Passion on Paper.” Founding editor of Viva Editions, a division of Cleis Press.

NinaLesowitz.2Nina Lesowitz is a bestselling author, the founder of Spinergy Group and a Senior Producer for Litquake, where she has been on the executive committee for over twelve years.

Join us at the Rathskeller—enjoy the value of WNBA!

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