Written by Carla Danziger
Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen hosted the annual WNBA holiday party at their cozy home on Nob Hill on Tuesday, December 9th, a special perk for members. New members and old, newly-published and veteran authors, poets, songwriters/musicians-turned-fiction writers, editors, librarians and booklovers enjoyed the warm hospitality, delicious potluck refreshments, and WNBA camaraderie. Each guest brought a charming children’s book to donate to the Living Room, our chapter’s literacy partner.
President Kate Farrell welcomed all, thanked our hosts, and facilitated the round robin in which members shared interesting projects in progress and some authors announced newly launched books: Fiction: Dorothy Hearst, Spirit of Wolves; Martha Conway, Thieving Forest; Poetry: Jeanne Powell, Two Seasons; Non-Fiction: KJ Landis, Superior Self―Reaching Superior Health.Kate Farrell told us she recently was on the editorial team of Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence, whose sales will benefit the YWCA of Sonoma County.
Kate announced that WNBA will celebrate its 100th anniversary of supporting women’s voices in publishing and the world of books in 2017. Wishing everyone a happy new year, Michael and Elizabeth reminded everyone of the upcoming San Francisco Writers Conference, Feb. 12-16, 2015.