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Jane Kirkpatrick reads from A Daughter’s Walk at the Manzanita Writers’ Series • April 16

A Daughter's WalkJANE KIRKPATRICK reads from her latest book “A Daughter’s Walk” at the Manzanita Writers’ Series, at 7pm, Saturday, April 16, at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

Earlier that day from 2 to 4pm, Kirkpatrick will also conduct a writers’ workshop titled “From Fact to Historical Fiction.” At the workshop, Kirkpatrick will discuss the writer’s craft of weaving facts and fiction together to tell a good story. The workshop fee is $25; download a registration form at http://hoffmanblog.org/manzanita-writers-series/workshops-2011-2.

Jane Kirkpatrick’s works have appeared in over 50 national publications. She has written nineteen books, most based on the lives of historical women. She speaks with humor and inspiration about the power of story in our lives, at events across the country and internationally.

Her works have won national awards including the Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center and the WILLA Literary Award from Women Writing the West. Her novel “A Flickering Light” was named to Library Journal’s Best Books of 2009.

The second half of the evening event will be our popular Open Mic. For those who are interested, the suggested theme of the month is “Family History.” Local writers are welcome to bring whatever 5-minute original piece they would like to share.  Nine writers can sign up at the door to read; first come, first to read. Guidelines @ hoffmanblog.org.

Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) Admission fee is $5. Refreshments will be available.