Join Kirsten Imani Kasai at the Women’s Museum of California to discuss writing as catharsis, using fiction to process trauma, and the mixed (biracial) experience in life and literature. Kirsten will read selections from The House of Erzulie and her memoir-in-progress, The Alchem
Your Own Girl Friday and the Women’s Museum of California present an event to celebrating women writers. We will be welcoming the following women; Sheila Fugard, Ally Loprete, Los Angeles Author Dr. Carol Soloway, Geri Westphal for an evening of readings, questions and signings of their books.
You will gain insight about how the guided autobiography process works. After an exercise and priming questions, you write. You then share this story with the supportive group.
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein delivers a thoughtful, hard-hitting, and bitingly humorous analysis of today’s political landscape with a focus on US presidents from Nixon to Clinton, and everyone in between.
Join us for an evening of original and published poetry written and performed by three San Diego poets: Chris Baron, Professor of English at San Diego City College; Roger Aplon, former teacher at The Writing Center; and Ruth Benjamin, retired teacher of Special Education; followed by a half hour of open microphone and refreshments.
Dr. Edith Eva Eger lives in La Jolla, CA. Edith Eva Eger was taken to Auschwitz when she was only 16. She was forced to dance for Dr Mengele, the man who had ordered her parents’ death. She became a clinical psychologist specializing in treating patients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Dr Eger works with the US military, victims of domestic abuse, and is a motivational public speaker at schools and universities.
“The Choice: Embrace the Possible” is a powerful, moving memoir—and a practical guide to healing—written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.
Judy Batalion grew up in a house filled with endless piles of junk and layers of crumbs and dust; suffocated by tuna fish cans, old papers and magazines, swivel chairs, tea bags, clocks, cameras, printers, VHS tapes, ballpoint pens … obsessively gathered and stored by her mother, who was a hoarder. The first chance she had, she escaped the clutter to create a new identity—one made of order, regimen, and clean white walls. Until, one day, she found herself enmeshed in life’s biggest chaos:motherhood.
In her heartbreakingly funny memoir, WHITE WALLS, Batalion delves into her personal story of “stuff and survival,” and the daunting task of raising a daughter after her own dysfunctional childhood. Her talk is sure to spark conversation about the messiness of motherhood – and the indelible marks that mothers and daughters make on each other’s lives.