The Literary Update is a compilation of announcements sent in by members of the Sonoma County literary community regarding workshops, readings, ongoing literary and writing groups, calls for submissions, and contests. For information about how to send an announcement, click here.
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The Sonoma County Literary Update is co-edited by Jo-Anne Rosen and Terry Ehret
Jo-Anne Rosen lives and works in Petaluma. She is a published writer of short fiction, with an MA in English literature, whose stories have appeared in small journals such as Other Voices, The Florida Review, The Dickens, FlashQuake, Bustout Magazine and The Summerset Review. In 2007 she was awarded a two-week writing residency at Soapstone. She has worked in a home office, dba Wordrunner, since 1982, preparing any sort of publication for print or electronic distribution. Presently, she provides pre-publishing services and a chapbook press for self-publishing authors, as well as website design, building and maintenance. She also publishes a quarterly online chapbook series of fiction, poetry and memoir (see www.echapbook.com) . For more information, visit www.wordrunner.com or contact Jo-Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Ehret, poet, teacher, and writing consultant, earned her BA at Stanford in 1977 and her MA from San Francisco State in 1984. She taught high school English and Art History for thirteen years before moving to Petaluma in 1990. Since then, she has taught writing at SRJC, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, California College of the Arts, and with the California Poets in the Schools Program. She has published three collections of poetry: Lost Body, Translations from the Human Language, and Lucky Break. Literary awards include the National Poetry Series, California Book Award, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, and the 2009 Northern California Book Reveiwer’s Nomination for Poetry. She is the co-founder of Sixteen Rivers Press, a San Francisco Bay Area publishing collective. From 2004-2006 she served as poet laureate of Sonoma County; creating the Sonoma County Literary Update was one of her poet laureate projects. Currently she teaches writing workshops through the Sitting Room in Cotati, coaches poets in manuscript preparation, and leads summer literary travel groups. A new collection of lyric and prose poems, Night Sky Journey, will be published in fall 2011. For more information about her publications, workshops, and readings, visit her website at http://www.terryehret.com For information about the summer literary travel, click here.