The Pen on Fire Writers Salon is pleased to present an evening with memoirists Claire Bidwell Smith, James Brown, and Dinah Lenney on Tuesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m. This speaker series, hosted by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, features authors, literary agents, and others involved in the field of writing. The events take place in the atmospheric Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar and entail readings, literary discussions, and book signings.
Claire Bidwell Smith is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of the memoir The Rules of Inheritance. She has written for many publications, including The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, and BlackBook Magazine.
James Brown is the author of several novels, including Lucky Town and Final Performance, and the memoirs This River and The Los Angeles Diaries, which was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and The San Francisco Chronicle. Brown is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Nelson Algren Award in Short Fiction.
Dinah Lenney is the author of Bigger than Life: A Murder, a Memoir, published in Tobias Wolff’s American Lives Series at the University of Nebraska Press, and co-authored Acting for Young Actors. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, Brevity, and other journals, and she received special mention in the 2010 Pushcart Anthology for an essay published in Water~Stone Review.
Advance tickets are required to guarantee a seat at this event. To read more about the speakers or the Pen on Fire Writers Salon and to purchase tickets, visit the website at www.barbarademarcobarrett.com/writerssalon.