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The Oakland Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsoring the August 2nd Writer's Panel Discussion to help people understand the process of writing and publishing from local published authors.

Each member will read from 5-7 minutes, then speak about her experience in the publishing world. There will be plenty of time for questions!


Laurie Ann Doyle, the panel facilitator, is the winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award, as well as Pushcart Prize and Best New American Voices nominations. Her work appeared in Jabberwork Review, Midway Journal, Under the Sun, Arroyo Review, and many other literary journals. Before earning an MFA at USF, she received a Master's in Public Health from Yale and worked at Kaiser Permanente as an educator: http://www.laurieanndoyle.com

Molly Harrigan, holds a Master's in Screenwriting and was a writer and a producer for the Coca-Cola company in Atlanta, Georgia. She wrote four feature length screenplays before completing her first novel, Time Waits For No Fairy, which she self-published through Amazon's Create Space and is available in both a kindle and print edition. The novel is an historically based fantasy set in San Francisco during the present day and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition. Molly has worked in luxury sales for the last 7 years and is starting the sequel to Time Waits For No Fairy.

B. Lynn Goodwin is the owner of Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com, and the author of You Want Me To Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers, available on Amazon. Her stories and articles have been published in Voices of Caregivers; Hip Mama; the Oakland Tribune; the Contra Costa Times; the Danville Weekly; Staying Sane When You're Dieting; Small Press Review; Dramatics Magazine; Thickjam.com; Fiction Literary Journal and The Sun. She will have a piece in Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers and a different piece in Small Miracles from Beyond: Dreams, Visions and Signs that Link Us to the Other Side. She just signed a contract for her Young Adult novel, Talent, and offers manuscript consultations through Writer Advice.

Linda Gunther has been an avid explorer of cultures, embarking on a variety of  personal educational adventure trips over the years, including: studying French language in Paris, portrait photography in the Soviet Union, Italian language and culture in Florence, writing for screen and television at UCLA, and a photographic journey to Havana, Cuba. Her passion for travel and continuous learning fuels Linda’s fire for creating colorful fictional characters and story lines for both books and theatrical productions. She has two romantic suspense novels now  available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle, Ten Steps From The Hotel Inglaterra and Endangered Witness.


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Lakeview Branch

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