|About the Book|
This delightful collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from the 2007 San Francisco Writers Conference fulfills the conferences mission of Building Bridges to Better Tomorrows. The book has short stories, essays, and poetry from talentedMoreThis delightful collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from the 2007 San Francisco Writers Conference fulfills the conferences mission of Building Bridges to Better Tomorrows. The book has short stories, essays, and poetry from talented writers including a bestselling author and other conference speakers, attendees, volunteers, and high-school students competing for scholarships in SFWCs writing competition. It is especially gratifying to the editors to include the work of promising new writers from around the country who are being published for the first time. The wide range of subjects, moods, and styles reflects the interests, passions, and ages of the contributors who range in age from 16 to over 80. Be prepared to -Laugh along with the author when Dulcey Talks to God -Wipe away a tear when you read Mama Does Donuts in the Preschool Parking Lot -Learn from Leonard Shlain about how a surgeon becomes a bestselling author on the side -Enjoy reading about how great stories can be turned into graphic novels -Learn from self-publishing guru Dan Poynter how to help ensure that the books you write succeed Poetry thats poignant, funny, and evocative, adds depth and feeling to the collection. Conference co-founders Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen edited the collection in the hope that it will advance the contributors careers and inspire readers who are writers to persevere and send entries for next years edition. Information about the conference and submission guidelines are at www.SFWriters.org.