Writing Series: Gayle Brandeis

Join us for a bi-monthly Writing Series at Word After Word Books!

We're continuing to focus on and support National Novel Writing Month in November, and for our upcoming session on Wednesday, Octobr 20th, we'll welcome special guest Gayle Brandeis, an accomplished local author with her own personal experience of NaNoWriMo (and much more) to share with the group! 

Gayle Brandeis is the author, most recently, of the memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis (Beacon Press), and the poetry collection The Selfless Bliss of the Body (Finishing Line Books). Her other books include Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), and the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement; Self Storage, which began as a NaNoWriMo novel (Ballantine); Delta Girls (Ballantine); and My Life with the Lincolns (Henry Holt), a state-wide read in Wisconsin.

Her upcoming novel in poems, Many Restless Concerns, will be published February, 2020 by Black Lawrence Press. Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, O (The Oprah Magazine), The Rumpus, Salon, Longreads, and more. She teaches at Sierra Nevada College and Antioch University Los Angeles.

Writing sessions are held in the store every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise specified), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will focus on building writing practice through prompts, writing exercises, and shared readings.

Sessions will incorporate general writing practice with timed prompts and reading out loud (always voluntary), as well as at least one writing exercise every session, varying based on the theme. Themes include character building, description, grammar, word play, short stories, memoir, etc. We'll do something new each week!

We invite special guest authors and writers to lead occasional sessions, so if you know someone who might be interested, of if you would like to lead a session yourself, please contact us at the bookstore!

Sessions are $15 in advance or $20 at walk-in. Want to save money by attending more than one session? Purchase a 4-pack and attend any four sessions of your choice (they do not have to be consecutive) for just $50!

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Event date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
10118 Donner Pass
RD #2
Truckee, CA 96161
Self Storage: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345492616
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - February 12th, 2008

The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807054642
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Published: Beacon Press - October 16th, 2018

Many Restless Concerns: The Victims of Countess Bathory Speak in Chorus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625570123
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Published: Black Lawrence Press - February 14th, 2020