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ScreenSense Does Sweetwater: Unplugged in Mill Valley (Like Nirvana, Only Less Flannel & More Angst About Fortnite)
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

ScreenSense Does Sweetwater: Unplugged in Mill Valley (Like Nirvana, Only Less Flannel & More Angst About Fortnite)

Phones Down. Looking Up. In Real Life.

From ScreenSense, the Mill Valley resource that's helping people find a healthy relationship with screens, comes an event that asks: What does it mean to stay human in today's digital world? Come hear some of the best musicians, storytellers, and performers in Mill Valley as they share their stories of being either unplugged, overplugged or trying to parent in the age of screens. 

$22 (plus fees) General Admission seating.

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Kate Hopper and ModernWell present the 1st annual Motherhood & Words Writing Conference and the 13th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Kate Hopper and ModernWell present the 1st annual Motherhood & Words Writing Conference and the 13th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading

So often in our society, writing by a group of people is lumped together and dismissed. This has certainly been the case with motherhood literature. In 1976, Adrienne Rich began Of Woman Bornwith this: “We know more about the air we breathe, the seas we travel, than about the nature and meaning of motherhood.” Almost four decades later, we have made progress, yet motherhood literature is still largely ignored, and motherhood memoir, christened “momoir,” is routinely dismissed. But like all great writing, literature about motherhood, is, as Patricia Hampl says about memoir, “an attempt to find not only a self but a world.” Motherhood literature is not about motherhood; it uses motherhood as a lens through which to see the world.

Author Kate Hopper launched the Motherhood & Words Reading in 2007 as a way to highlight motherhood literature. This year, she is thrilled to partner with ModernWell and offer a day-long writing conference for women and mothers interested in deepening their understanding of craft and exploring creative nonfiction in a supportive community of writers.

Featured presenters are Anika FajardoShannon GibneyApril GibsonJanine KovacKate St. Vincent VoglErin O. White, and Wise Ink co-founders, Dara Beevas and Amy Quale.

Anika FajardoApril Gibson and Janine Kovac will be the featured readers for the 13th Annual Motherhood Reading. Join us for this amazing day!

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Lit Crawl SF: Prudes at the Armory Club
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

Lit Crawl SF: Prudes at the Armory Club

Unlock your chastity belt, we're going all the way...six writers take you on their glorious journeys of awkward sexual awakenings!

Join writers and Moxie Road Productions co-founders, Janine Kovac and Tarja Parssinen, as they - ahem! - lay themselves bare. Joining them will be Literary Death Match producer Matthew DeCoster, author Courtenay Hameister, of the newly published book, "Okay Fine Whatever," writer Shannon Hughes, and columnist Justin McCarthy.

For more info and to see the whole Lit Crawl SF schedule, click here: http://sched.co/G35b

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Lit Crawl Seattle: Hedgebrook
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Lit Crawl Seattle: Hedgebrook

Hedgebrook supports visionary women writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come.

Join Janine Kovac, Dr. Anu Taranath, and Anna Vodika, each a Hedgebrook alumna, as they head to Barca to share their stories and vision.

https://litcrawlseattle2018.sched.com/event/GcpX/hedgebrook-reading

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Bring Your Moxie to the Mic with Hedgebrook: Women Authoring Change
Jul
15
5:00 PM17:00

Bring Your Moxie to the Mic with Hedgebrook: Women Authoring Change

This summer Moxie Road brings the spirit of Hedgebrook to you! 

For the second year in a row, Moxie Road Productions teams up with Hedgebrook, the women's writing collective, for an afternoon of writing, reading, and sharing. Bring your five-minute-piece (800-ish words) to share at our open mic!

At 5 pm, we'll meet for a silent write-in. At 7 pm, we'll pick four names out of a hat to join Hedgebrook authors Ingrid Rojas Contreras (FRUIT OF THE DRUNKEN TREE), Mae Respicio (THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT), and Janine Kovac (SPINNING: CHOREOGRAPHY FOR COMING HOME.

Read! Write! Drink wine! Buy books!

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