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Mill Valley Library

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Creekside Room, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
www.millvalleylibrary.org

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Members Free Write
3:30 – 4:30 pm, WoM event, open to the public

September 2016

Nayomi Munaweera In conversation with Maria Ramos-Chertok

September 11, 2016 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mill Valley Library, Creekside Room, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Naomi Munaweera’s debut book, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia, was short-listed for Northern California Book Award, and long-listed for the Man Asia Prize. Publisher’s Weekly compared Nayomi Munaweera’s lyrical fiction to Michael Ondaatje and Jhumpa Lahiri. The San Francisco Chronicle lauded her second novel, What Lies Between Us, for its “dazzling, no-hold-barred storytelling.” Write on Mamas is proud to have her in conversation with Mary Allison Tierney. 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Members Free…

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October 2016

The New Normal: The Politics of Parenting

October 9, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mill Valley Library, Creekside Room, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Write on Mamas and the Mill Valley library are proud to be a part of the 2016 Litquake Festival! There’s a new “normal” in the 21st century. Today’s families are blended, adoptive, and multi-cultural. They include parents from a variety of backgrounds and children with a variety of special talents and needs. Can we make America great again by raising our kids to be compassionate and independent? Jeremy Adam Smith (Are We Born Racist) moderates this stellar panel of experts:…

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November 2016

Aya de Leon In Conversation with Maria Ramos-Chertok

November 13, 2016 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mill Valley Library, Creekside Room, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Debut novelist Aya de Leon writes about race, gender, and culture. She teaches poetry at U.C. Berkeley and is a former artist-in-residence at Stanford University. And in November, she’ll be in conversation with Maria Ramos-Chertok. They’ll discuss her first novel Uptown Thief and de Leon’s artful blending of social justice with a juicy heist in the same narrative. 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Members Free Write 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Aya de Leon in conversation with Maria Ramos-Chertok (open to the…

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March 2017

Standing out From the Slush Pile

March 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mill Valley Library, Creekside Room, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Ever wonder what really happens after you hit “submit?” Panelists Doris Ober from West Marin Review; Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, co-founder of the literary organization Women Who Submit; and Naomi Williams, reader for the highly competitive organizations Hedgebrook and Sustainable Arts (as well as a Hedgebrook alumna and Sustainable Arts grant recipient), will give the inside scoop on the business of judging submissions. Learn about common pitfalls and get tips on how to make your essay or writing sample shine in front…

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GIRLS AND SEX Peggy Orenstein in Conversation with Mary Allison Tierney

March 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mill Valley Library, Creekside Room, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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What does your daughter need to know about coming of age in this brave new world of feminism, misogyny and pink hats? What do you need to know about what she knows already? Join us for an intimate author talk with New York Times’ bestselling author Peggy Orenstein of Girls and Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter in conversation with Mary Allison Tierney. Girls and Sex covers the gamut from double standards to date rape, Title IX, and how we…

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