THE LITERARY STAGE “ROCKS” AT THE 2015 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR

Written by Laurel on June 15th, 2015

The 2015 San Mateo County Fair has ended. Wonderful memories of Literary Stage events keep replaying in my brain. Here’s a BIG THANK YOU for the San Mateo County Fair staff, the California Writers Club (CWC) San Francisco/ Peninsula Branch volunteers, and the many local authors who contributed their efforts and time.

Author and internationally-known horror hostess, Emerian Rich, sent me many pictures of “Author Day,” the annual celebration of local authors, held this year on Saturday, June 13. Author and writing coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan sent me photos, as well. (I forgot my camera that day!) Here are some of my favorites. The first 16 are from Emerian Rich.

"Author Day" Discussion Group  and Bardi Rosman Koodrin

Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Laurel Anne Hill, Tory Hartmann, Jeannine Gerkman, Michele Jessen, Shelley Buck, Emerian Rich, Sam Kauffman, Margie Yee Webb, Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Frank A Saunders Reads

Frank A Saunders Reads

 

 

Stanley David Gedzelman

Stanley David Gedzelman

Marjorie Bicknell Johnson and Judith Shernock

Marjorie Bicknell Johnson and Judith Shernock

Chris Lamela

Chris Lamela

The Rejection Generator meets its match.

The Rejection Generator meets its match.

Sumiko Saulson: Book and Hammer

Sumiko Saulson: Book and Hammer

Margie Yee Webb

Margie Yee Webb

Emerian Rich

Emerian Rich

Yvetta "Doll" Franklin

Yvetta “Doll” Franklin

Getty Ambau

Getty Ambau

Diane Lee Moomey

Diane Lee Moomey

Claire Mack, Laurel Anne Hill and Owl

Claire Mack, Laurel Anne Hill and Owl

Richard McCallum

Richard McCallum

K.K. Johnson

K.K. Johnson

 

 

 

 

Jill Pipkin

Jill Pipkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Cohorts in Literary Stage Crime" Laurel Anne Hill and Bardi Rosman Koodrin

“Cohorts in Literary Stage Crime” Laurel Anne Hill and Bardi Rosman Koodrin (This photo and the following five were contributed by author and writing coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan)

 

 

 

 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Ellen Six and Michele Jessen

Ellen Six and Michele Jessen

David Hill, Michele Jessen, Laurel Anne Hill and Dragon

David Hill, Michele Jessen, Laurel Anne Hill and Dragon

Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Michele Jessen, Sam Kauffman and Jeannine Gerkman

Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Michele Jessen, Sam Kauffman and Jeannine Gerkman

 

 

Dave Strom

Dave Strom gives his approval of Author Day

Were you at Author Day but your photo not included in this posting? Send me your photo (taken at the event) and I’ll add it.

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL AUTHOR: Author Day at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair on Saturday, June 13

Written by Laurel on June 5th, 2015

I know I’ve already posted all thirty of the author profiles for AUTHOR DAY (Saturday, June 13) at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair. And I know I’ve already posted information about the Author Day readings and WRITERS HELPING WRITERS discussion. But I absolutely love this GOT FICTION poster I created today. I just had to share. Please pass this link on to others!

For more information about Literary Arts events at the San Mateo County Fair this year (June 6 – 14),  go to http://sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts.

Warm wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill (Author of Heroes Arise)

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LITERARY ARTS MIDWEEK “MASHUP” AT THE 2015 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR

Written by Laurel on June 5th, 2015

Midweek at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair, a number of talented authors, playwrites and poets will grace our Literary Arts Galleria Stage in Expo Hall. A reading here, a workshop there. Because of the variety, I’m playfully calling this collection of events our Literary Arts Midweek “Mashup.”

Our talented guests will include: Darlene Frank, Shulamit Sofia, David Hirzel, Scott Lummer, Maureen Studer, Ollie Mae Trost Welch, Jo Carpignano, Laurel Anne Hill, Frank A. Saunders, Audrey Kalman, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Lucy Murray, Ellen Six, Linda Okerlund, and Ann Foster. I’ve attached the corresponding promotional fliers below.

For more information about Literary Arts events at the San Mateo County Fair this year (June 6 – 14),  go to http://sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts.

MIDWEEK MASHUP text for meetup (1) use this one_001
June 9 (2-3 pm) AUTHOR PRESENTATION Inner Critic Workshop Darlene Frank_001June 9 (3-4 pm) AUTHOR PRESENTATION Shulamit Sofia_001June 9 (4-5 pm) THREE SHORT PLAYS_001June 9 (5-6 pm) AUTHOR PRESENTATION New David Hirzel Book_001June 9 (6-630 pm) AUTHOR PRESENTATION Ollie Mae Trost Welch reads from her memoir_001June 11 (4-5 pm) POETS READ AND DISCUSS POETRY  Jo Carpignano and Ollie Mae Trost Welch with border_001June 11 (5-6 pm) AUTHOR PRESENTATION Writing dark with the lights on Laurel Anne Hill_001June 11 (6-7 pm) AUTHOR PRESENTATION Writing in the Dark Frank Saunders_001June 11 (7-830 pm) Fault Zone Readings Hosted by Audrey Kalman updated_001

 

KIDS’ DAY AT THE SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR ON MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015

Written by Laurel on June 4th, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015, will be Kids’ Day at the San Mateo County Fair. Children 12 and under will be admitted to the Fair free. Below I’ve listed three FREE events for children that afternoon, put on by Jeannine Gerkman, Sam Kauffman and Laurel Anne Hill. These programs will be held in Expo Hall at the Literary Arts Galleria Stage.

For more information about Literary Arts events at the San Mateo County Fair this year (June 6 – 14), go to http://sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts

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kids day flier to post on meet up_001About Jeannine Gerkman:
Jeannine Gerkman is a person with many hats—Poet, Realtor, Volunteer, Fashion Consultant, Artist, Dog Mom, etc. She has written over 60 poems, some of them prize-winning and published. A Realtor since 1997, she delights in helping folks market and sell their homes in the Bay Area, focusing on Belmont. The name of her new book (sold as a color hard-cover or black-and-white coloring book) is Spring.

About Sam Kauffman:
Sam Kauffman is an internationally known Christian author, writer, singer, songwriter and recording artist, a published musician and poet. Sam says: “My inspiration for writing comes from life – children in airports, national events, holidays, friends, the seasons and day to day living. This world is a place of wonder and awe begging to be noticed – speaking to us if we will listen and give life a voice.” Sam lives in the San Francisco Bay Area but travels nationally and internationally with her music ministry offering programs, concerts, dramas, workshops and writing seminars for school children. Sam, a wife and mother, also enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking, and playing with her Wheaten terrier.

About Laurel Anne Hill:  
Laurel Anne Hill’s award-winning novel, Heroes Arise, was published in 2007. Her many short stories and nonfiction pieces have appeared in a variety of publications, most recently in the anthologies Horror Addicts Guide to Life, A Bard Day’s Knight, Fault Zone, and Shanghai Steam. Shanghai Steam, nominated for an Aurora Award in 2013, is recommended by Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction. More at www.laurelannehill.com.

 

FREE EVENTS FOR WRITERS AT THE 2015 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR (June 6-13, Literary/Galleria Stage in Expo Hall)

Written by Laurel on June 4th, 2015

“WRITERS HELPING WRITERS” is the theme for the 2015 San Mateo County Fair’s Literary/Galleria Stage. Over the next several days, I’ll be highlighting many of the Literary Stage events scheduled for June 6-13. All events held at the Literary/Galleria Stage in Expo Hall during the fair will be FREE to those on the fair grounds.

Below is information about the Writers Helping Writers events on June 6-7, a schedule of all Literary/Galleria Stage events for June 6-13, and a drawing showing the location of the stage. Tomorrow I’ll spotlight additional scheduled programs, in particular, those for KIDS’ DAY on June 8. On June 8, all children twelve years and younger will be admitted free to the fair.

For additional information about Literary Stage events at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair, go to: http://sanmateocountyfair.com/entertainment/entertainment/performance-schedules

Warm wishes,

Laurel Anne Hill

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June 6 (3-4 pm SPONSORS PANEL Writers Helping Writers_001June 6 (3-4 pm SPONSORS PANEL Writers Helping Writers use this one_001June 7 (3-4 pm) AUTHOR PANEL Writing for children_001June 7 (4-5 pm) EDITORS PANEL Ask the editors_001June 7 (5-6 pm) AUTHOR PRESENTATION Publishing through create space and lightning source David Hirzel_001June 7 (6-630 pm) WRITING EVALUATIONS  Free consultations_0012015 San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage Sch 5.15.15 LAH_001Fine Arts Galleria literary stage, Expo Hall (2)

 

Thank you to the following San Mateo County Fair participants: Anita Volta, Bill Baynes, David Hirzel, Evie Groch, Gloria Bares, Katie Burke, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Margie Yee Webb, Mary Holland, Michele Jessen, Prudence Breitrose, Sheena Arora, Stanley David Gedzelman, Sue Barizon, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Tory Hartmann, TR Poulson, Wendy Walter, Audrey Kalman, Darlene Frank, Edie Matthews, Kathleen Carinus, and Laura Deck.

 

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT FOR THE 2015 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR: Judith Shernock, Shulamit Sofia, Margie Yee Webb, Wendell H. Williams and Gisela Zebroski

Written by Laurel on June 3rd, 2015

Want to know more about the thirty authors who will sign and sell their books at the San Mateo County Fair on June 13, this year? Here’s some information about the final group of five on my list: Judith Shernock, Shulamit Sofia, Margie Yee Webb, Wendell H. Williams and Gisela Zebroski. Starting tomorrow, I’ll spotlight some of the events scheduled for the Galleria Stage/Literary Stage. 

For additional information about Literary Stage events at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair, go to: http://sanmateocountyfair.com/entertainment/entertainment/performance-schedules

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill

Author Day June 13 (2-4) Judith Shernock_001Author Day June 14 (2-4) Shulamit Sofia_001Author Day June 14 (2-4) Margie Yee Webb_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Wendell H Williams_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Gisela Zebroski_001

 

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT FOR THE 2015 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR: Diane Lee Moomey, Jill Pipkin, Emerian Rich, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Sumiko Saulson

Written by Laurel on June 2nd, 2015

Want to know more about the thirty authors who will sign and sell their books at the San Mateo County Fair on June 13, this year? Here’s some information about the next group of five on my list: Diane Lee Moomey, Jill Pipkin, Emerian Rich, Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Sumiko Saulson. I’ll spotlight the remaining five authors tomorrow! 

For additional information about Literary Stage events at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair, go to: http://sanmateocountyfair.com/entertainment/entertainment/performance-schedules

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill

Author Day June 14 (2-4) Diane Moomey_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Jill Pipkin_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Emerian Rich_001Author Day June 14 (2-4) Teresa LeYung Ryan_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Sumiko Saulson_001

 

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT FOR THE 2015 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR: Sam Kauffman, Chris Lamela, Winifred McCaffrey, Richard McCallum and Claire Mack

Written by Laurel on June 1st, 2015

Want to know more about the thirty authors who will sign and sell their books at the San Mateo County Fair on June 13, this year? Here’s some information about the next group of five on my list: Sam Kauffman, Chris Lamela, Winifred McCaffrey, Richard McCallum and Claire Mack. I’ll spotlight more authors tomorrow! 

For additional information about Literary Stage events at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair, go to: http://sanmateocountyfair.com/entertainment/entertainment/performance-schedules

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill

Author Day June 13 (2-4) Sam Kauffman_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Chris Lamela  updated_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Winifred McCaffrey_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Richard McCallum_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Claire Mack_001

 

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT FOR THE 2015 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR: Dorsetta Hale, Laurel Anne Hill, Michele Jessen, K.K. Johnson and Marjorie Bicknell Johnson

Written by Laurel on May 31st, 2015

Want to know more about the thirty authors who will sign and sell their books at the San Mateo County Fair on June 13, this year? Here’s some information about the third group of five on my list: Dorsetta Hale, Laurel Anne Hill, Michele Jessen, K.K. Johnson and Marjorie Bicknell Johnson. I’ll spotlight more authors tomorrow! 

For additional information about Literary Stage events at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair, go to: http://sanmateocountyfair.com/entertainment/entertainment/performance-schedules

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill

Author Day June 13 (2-4) Dorsetta Hale_001Author Day June 14 (2-4) Laurel Anne Hill_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Michele Jessen_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) k k johnson_001Author Day June 14 (2-4) Marjorie Bicknell Johnson_001

 

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT FOR THE 2015 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR: Darlene Frank, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Yvetta “Doll” Franklin, Stanley David Gedzelman, Jeannine Gerkman

Written by Laurel on May 30th, 2015

Want to know more about the authors who will sign and sell their books at the San Mateo County Fair this year? Here’s some information about the second five on my list: Darlene Frank, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Yvetta “Doll” Franklin, Stanley David Gedzelman and Jeannine Gerkman. I’ll spotlight more authors tomorrow! 

For additional information about Literary Stage events at the 2015 San Mateo County Fair, go to: http://sanmateocountyfair.com/entertainment/entertainment/performance-schedules

Warm wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill

Author Day June 13 (2-4) Darlene Frank_001

 Author Day June 14 (2-4) Valerie Estelle Frankel_001

Author Day June 13 (2-4) Yvetta Doll Franklin_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Stanley David Gedzelman_001Author Day June 13 (2-4) Jeannine Gerkman_001