June 9, 2017  (7 p.m.) Radio Interview with Joey Garcia

KFBK Sacramento

93.1 FM 1530 AM


June 16-18, 2017  Panel Discussions


Having trouble revving up your creativity engine? Writer’s block and general creator’s block often succeeds in stalling every type of artist at one time or another, but thankfully, there are creative solutions that can bulldoze those standstill challenges! With the right tools and inspiration, the wonderful world of art, writing, and creativity becomes your oasis. Join Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Maureen O’Leary (The Arrow) and Eric Kieron Davis (Senior Producer) as they divulge their experience when creating worlds and storytelling. With the right routine, environment, and network, creativity can be found in the most unexpected ways.

Join this panel on villains versus villains! What makes a great monster or just plain psycho-antagonist? Creators divulge how they create fantastic villains and which characters claim the best villain award. Why do some win our hearts while others creep us out? Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion) Tricia Stirling (When My Heart Was Wicked), Maureen O’Leary (The Arrow) and Eric Kieron Davis (Star Citizen) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don’t miss this thrilling discussion.
 Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J St
Sacramento, California 95814
June 19, 2017  7:30 p.m.  K-Blamo: The Shaker of Truth and The Ghost Daughter
453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Venice-based musicians and artists k-blamo and Sacramento author Maureen O’Leary in their performance The Ghost Daughter: The Shaker of Truth. Join us for music, sweets, and a reading of The Ghost Daughter, inspired by the Loma Prieta earthquake the author and artists survived in 1989 downtown Santa Cruz.

June 24, 2017  10:30-11:50 and 3:00-4:20  Free Writing to Free Your Writing
Stockton Campus 3
601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California 95211
 Journals are a great way to generate ideas, overcome writer’s block, and accomplish breakthroughs with works in progress. This is a hands-on workshop designed to offer writers across all genres in-class exercises to unlock inspiration, explore character motivation and voice, and add depth to scene. Come write with us as we turn off the inner editor and gain practical methods to free our writing to truly connect with our readers.

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