Thursday, August 6, 2009

Two Literary Events for Saturday, August 8th

Kate Farrell will be involved in two literary events on Saturday, August 8th.

In the morning she will be in Cotati with Lynn Henricksen and in the afternoon she will be in Sonoma with Linda Reid.

Wisdom Has a Voice: Daughters Remember Mothers
2-hour Workshop to Remember Mothers in Memoir

Does thinking of your mother make you wince or win you over?
Saturday, August 8, 2009
9:30-11:30 AM * The Sitting Room, 170 East Cotati Ave., Cotati
Cost $20.00 * Limited to 12 participants and space is filling up fast!

* Gather your thoughts about mother into memories and memoir into truth
* Discover the hidden legacies of daughter-mother wisdom
* Leave with a keepsake memoir of your mother

Please RSVP to the presenters or arrive at 9:00 am.


Kate Farrell, Santa Rosa

Lynn Henriksen, Tiburon

This Sitting Room Workshop is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth "Betty" McKegney, a longtime Tiburon librarian and town volunteer, whose last name graces a vast field in the town, died June 12 in Petaluma. She was 99.


Longtime former Sonoma resident Monica McKey will return to Sonoma on Saturday, Aug. 8, to provide a musical warm-up for a Meet & Greet literary gathering at Readers’ Books, featuring authors Linda Reid and Kate Farrell.

Accompanied by local guitarist Dan Goldfus, McKey will perform jazz standards on the bookstore’s back patio starting at 12:30. Wine and refreshments will be served.

Then at 1:30, patrons will have the opportunity to meet the authors and learn about their recently published works.

Reid, a Healdsburg native and lifelong resident of Sonoma County, won first place in the Redwood Writers Club 2008 writing contest with one of her short stories ( Touch of Magenta, her first novel, is the intriguing and suspenseful story of two women from two different times, with settings ranging from the California Gold Country and San Francisco’s Chinatown to Singapore, Italy, and England.

A founder of a family insurance business in Santa Rosa, Reid is also a figurative oil painter and theatrical director. She has directed several plays in Sonoma, including My Left Breast, which featured McKey.

A storyteller and published author of educational books, Kate Farrell is a San Francisco high school librarian residing in Sonoma County. Her novel Girl in the Mirror takes readers on a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, an odyssey that the author magically interweaves with the ancient story of Psyche and Eros (visit

The featured works of both Reid and Farrell address a woman’s struggle to find her own identity and her place in the world.

For more information, call Readers’ Books at (707) 939-1779.

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