Join Us for the Free Sonoma County Book Festival!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Santa Rosa Downtown Courthouse Square and Central Library
Featured Panels for September 22, 2012
We hope you plan to attend many of our panels of well-known local and Bay Area writers. Take a minute to review the list and plan your day. We have a treasure trove of talented writers to wow you and woo you this year!
Panels at Corrick’s (637 4th St, Santa Rosa)
10 – 11:15 am – Care and Feeding of the Book Club, moderator Ianthe Brautigan-Swensen and panelists Kathy Hannan, Kate Larson, Elliot Daum, and Nedra Crowe-Evers.
11:30 am – 12:45 pm – Got Manuscript: Now What? with Moderator Ellen Skagerberg and Laura Rennert, Barry Schoenborn and David Colin Carr
1 – 2:15 pm – Blogging to Books, with Moderator Trish Collins and Hank Shaw, Cathe Holden, Inhae Lee and Daniel Chong
2:30 – 3:30 pm – Storytelling for Adults: with Moderator Karen Petersen, five Sonoma County storytellers, Sher Christian, Alicia Bonner, Leslie Scatchard, Ann Gronvold and Chard Lowden will present stories in the oral tradition, stories that will take the listener on an adventure to another place and time the only requirement is an imagination and willingness to use it.
3:30-4:30—West Side Stories, improvisational storytelling led by Dave Pokorny and guests.
Panels at the Forum, Sonoma County Library (211 E Street, Santa Rosa)
10 – 11:15 am – Different Ways to Write History, with Moderator Gaye LeBaron and Prue Draper, Jodi Hottel and Jonah Raskin
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – The Art of Storymaking, with Moderator Barbara Baer, Catherine Brady and Malena Watrous
12:30 – 1:15 pm – Chick Fic: The Gender Rules of Marketing, with Moderator Joan Frank and Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Seré Prince Halverson
1:30 – 2:15 pm – Revelations and Recipes, with Elizabeth Weil and Daniel Duane
2:30 – 3:15 pm – Dishing the Dirt, with Moderator Meg McConahey and Nancy Bauer and Lynda Hopkins;
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Haslam on Hayakawa, introduction by Jonah Raskin, Gerald Haslam
La Rosa Santa Rosa Tequileria and Grille (500 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa)
10 – 10:30 am – Naked at Our Age: Older Lovers, introduction by Susan Swartz, Joan Price
10:30 – 11:00 am – Parents Behaving Badly, introduction by Mike Daniels, Scott Gummer,
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Death Becomes Them, with Cara Black and Bart Schneider
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Killing the Messenger, with Mary Fricker and Thomas Peele
1:45 – 2:30 pm - Women Pushing Boundaries: Voices from Iran and Pakistan, with Anita Amirrezvani, Zahra Noorbakhsh and Nafisa Haji
2:30 – 3 pm – Backstage Banter, with Doug Jayne and Dan Dion
3:15 – 4 pm – Red, White and Brew … Wine and Beer in Sonoma County, with Daedalus Howell and Ken Weaver
10: 30 am – Author Laura Rennert
11 am – Sonoma Country Day School Readers Theater
11:30 am – Fratello Marionettes
Noon – Schulz Museum artists
12:30 pm – First scavenger hunt drawing with author Elizabeth Singer Hunt
1 pm – Fratello Marionettes
1:30 pm – Author Natasha Yim Carter
2 pm – Japanese storytelling with Hazuki Kataoka of Storycard Theater
3 pm – Final scavenger hunt drawing
Meet the authors and hear our YA panels at the Share Exchange, 531 5th Street in downtown Santa Rosa.
10-11:15 – Hindsight and Other Sightings, with Stacey Jay (Juliet Immortal), Sophie Littlefield (Hanging by a Thread), and CJ Omololu (Transcendence)
11:30-12:45 - While We’re Young: Contemporary Teen Stories, with Gretchen McNeil (Ten), Dana Reinhardt (The Summer I Learned to Fly), and Corrine Jackson (If I Lie)
1-1:45 – Novel Storytelling: the Art of the Graphic Novel, with Brent Anderson (author of Astro City: Shining Stars), Paige Braddock (author of Jane’s World, Volume 10), Justin “Coro” Kaufman ((author of Transient Man), and Brian Fies (Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow)
2-3:15 – Love in Dire Circumstances, with Amy Reed (Crazy), Jason Myers (Run the Game), and Avery Williams (Alchemy of Forever)
Poetry Stage Schedule
11:00 am – Kathleen Winter
11:20 am – Toby Bielawski
11:40 am – Ed Coletti
12 – 12:30 pm – Break for Lunch
12:30 pm – Terry Ehret
12:50 pm – Mike Tuggle
1:10 pm – Bart Schneider
1:30 pm – Jodi L. Hottel
1:50 pm Katherine Hastings
2:10 pm – Camille T. Dungy
2:30 pm – Nguyen Do with Tim Kahl