1 Sunday, November 6, 2-5pm
$65 members/$75 others

Writers’ Round Table is a brand-new series at The Writing Salon that gives participants an opportunity to appreciate the work of established authors while being exposed to unique ideas about the craft of writing and the writer’s life.

In this November event, The Writing Salon has invited Peg Alford Pursell and Brooks Roddan, two influential Bay Area writer-publishers who will read and reflect on their own creative work and lead discussions about the ins and outs of publishing.

The main theme of the afternoon will be centered around how we bring our creative works into the public sphere. Peg and Brooks will read creative pieces that they have published which have somehow informed or challenged their own views of publishing. They will also provide in-depth accounts of their experiences as publishers and editors and will offer helpful tips about approaching the often-confounding task of publishing.

The event will be capped at 12 sign-ups, giving participants a chance to engage in intimate discussions with Peg and Brooks. There will be a 15-minute break midway through the event at which time The Writing Salon will provide snacks and beverages.

Peg Alford Pursell is the author of the forthcoming book of flash and hybrid prose, SHOW HER A FLOWER, A BIRD, A SHADOW (ELJ Publications). Her work has been published in The Cortland Review, The Journal of Compressed Arts, RHINO, among others, and shortlisted for the Flannery O’Connor Award. She produces Why There Are Words, the acclaimed Bay Area reading series she founded six years ago, and is the founding editor of WTAW Press, an independent publisher of literary books.  www.pegalfordpursell.com

Brooks Roddan lives in San Francisco’s historic Presidio district and escapes as often as he can to his cabin in Wyoming. A poet, he’s written seven chapbooks and books, including The Light of the Light (Blue Earth Press), The Frog Club (Readymade Books), and Days by Themselves (Blue Earth Press). Writing as Thomas Fuller, a pseudonym, his first novel Monsieur Ambivalence received an award in the Fiction Category at the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His first book of non-fiction, Mare Island, came out in 2016. Roddan is the founding editor of IF SF Press.

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