Photo of Members of Oaktown Writers Collective

2:00-3:00 P.M.

Dr. Lesa Hammond will read from her childrens' books, The Thompson Twins Las Vegas Adventure and The Thompson Twins Call the Cops.

Valerie Haynes Perry will read from her novel Members, which is a coming-of-age story about an African-American girl.

3:00-4:00 P.M

Ms. Colette Winlock will read from her novel, Undoing Crazy.

Dr. Hammond will discuss her book, Achieve in 5! How to Transform Your Life in Just Five Minutes a Day.

Ms. Haynes Perry will present her current book, Listening Out Loud: A Friend to the Serious Writer.


Dr. Lesa Hammond's writing is designed to inspire, educate and transform. She has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and as a career coach, management consultant, trainer, and writer. Founder of Achievement U., Inc. Her goal is to have a positive impact on others through the written word.

Valerie Haynes Perry is an indexer and editor in the publishing industry. She is the author of national and international award winning novels and a collection of short stories. She has an M.A. in Spanish and has taught in community colleges. Check her website:   tannerblue.com

Colette Winlock directs a non-profit agency that promotes health and wellness through the expression of art and various holistic health practices. Over 25 years of activism and community service provide a unique opportunity for her to tell stories of ordinary people moving through extraordinary life experiences.



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Lakeview Branch

Meeting Room
550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 238-7344