The Guild is currently seeking individuals in the community who are interested in the literary arts to consider joining our Board. If you would like to discuss our Board activities and a position, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to a Sunday Salon gathering and talk to one of our current Board members.
2015 THIRD SUNDAY SALON SCHEDULE & OTHER EVENTS
Bean Affair Coffee Shop, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue—1:30–3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
August 16th, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON
Amy Trussell’s writing has been published in Poetry Flash, Indian Studies (of Cornell University), The Copenhagen Review, Poetry Salzburg, and Woman of Power. She is the author of five poetry books including Meteorite Dealers (moria Books, Chicago 2007), The Painted Tongue Flowers (Deva Luna Press, Santa Rosa, 2010) and Ungulations (Surreigional Press, New Orleans, 2011). Trussell is a descendant of Anne Bradstreet, the first American woman published poet, and works as a Reiki practitioner. In 1997 she founded Front Porch Records, an Independent music label based in the Mussel Shoals region of Alabama.
Nancy Cavers Dougherty is the author of three chapbooks: Memory In Salt (dpress 2007), Tape Recorder On (dpress 2008), Levee Town (WordTemple Press 2009) and Silk, a collaborative work (dpress 2008). Her poetry has appeared in descant, Language and Culture, Compass Rose, Big Scream, Westview, California Quartery, The Pinch and other journals. For over twenty years, she has worked with several local organizations with a focus on mental health and family welfare issues. She is currently a board member of the Child Parent Institute and advocate for their art therapy programs in Sonoma County.
September 20, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON
Chris Riebli, a fifth generation Sonoma County native, drove truck and taught English composition at Santa Rosa Junior College for over thirty years. He’s written about the local dairy industry for Redwood Rancher Magazine, been a community newspaper columnist for the Sebastopol Times, and fronted a rhythm and soul band. (More about that at bluehotelmusic.com.) He’s currently working on a screenplay, “The Egg Man,” set in Sonoma in the 1890s, which is a prequel to his novel, The Body’s Perfect. He has lived in Graton since 1983 and enjoys making music with his son Nathan.
Jutta Einstoss is the author of A Journal Tribute to Sunshine, A Red Tail Hawk. Einstoss’s relationship with birds and animals has covered so many years, and started when her children brought all sorts of wildlife home that they found injured. This has continued and she has been doing rehabilitation for her veterinarian in the form of home care and eventual release back to the wild. When Sunshine the hawk died, she decided to put a book together for general reading and education. She has given talks at schools to fourth, fifth and sixth graders on the importance of caring for all wildlife.
October 18, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON
Waights Taylor Jr. and Friends present “Sons of Noir.”
Bring on the night! Bring on the guns! Bring on the cigarettes! And booze! The fedoras! Bring on the bad cops, the hotel dicks and the Commies! We ain’t afraid! Bring on the dangerous curves! (And I ain’t talking about those on the highway, baby.) Yeah, I mean bring on the dolls! And bring on the guys! Bring on the Sons of Noir!
Waights Taylor Jr., a native Alabaman, released his latest book (and first novel), the murder mystery Kiss of Salvation, in August 2014. Reviewers say this noir-style mystery reminds them of Mickey Spillane, Walter Mosley, and James Lee Burke.
Pat Nolan is the author of over a dozen poetry selections and chapbooks, and two novels. His latest selection of poetry, Your Name Here: New Poems, is now available from Nualláin House Publishers.
Jonah Raskin taught film noir at Sonoma State University. In his book In My Search for B. Traven, Raskin stalks the mysterious man who achieved fame as the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
Gary Brandt is a Sonoma County native who’d rather write than work, and rather read than write. He’s pretty lazy.
Ed Coletti is a poet, painter, and fiction writer. Coletti currently hides under fedora and trench coat on the mean streets of Santa Rosa. His latest books are When Hearts Outlive Minds and Germs, Viruses, and Catechisms.
David Magdalene is currently developing a dramatic ensemble performance based on his book Call Down the Angel. He is the author of two novels, a book of short stories, and four books of poetry.
David Beckman writes, “As a kid I mainlined the words, plots and characters of Bram Stoker, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and John D. Macdonald. My story, ‘In the Mission,’ is as close to that world as I’ll ever get.”
November 15, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON
Marsh Rose – If Marsh’s parents had acted like normal people she probably would never have become a writer. While every other girl got roller skates for her 13th birthday, or a kitten, Marsh got a journal and she’s been writing ever since. Her short stories have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Salon.Com, Carve Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Sunday Examiner and on “This I Believe” on NPR. Her novel, Lies And Love In Alaska, is available on Amazon and at Copperfield’s Books in Healdsburg. She’s a psychotherapist and currently teaches psychology at Mendocino College. Marsh lives in Cloverdale with her greyhound Holly.
JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is the author of four novels, including her latest release The To-Do List, a finalist for a 2015 National Reading Group Month selection. Her character-driven literary fiction is quickly gaining a loyal fan base. Well known for her truer-than-life characters, disparate readers often recognize acquaintances, loved ones or even themselves in her work. She is an educator, an avid reader and a table tennis enthusiast. Look for her forthcoming release, Heliotrope, from Booktrope coming out later this year.
December 20, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON
Come celebrate the end of 2015 with a special afternoon dedicated to open mic readings at the Healdsburg Literary Guild’s Third Sunday Salon. The usual three minute time limit is extended to five minutes for this event, so bring out your longer pieces! We’d love to hear what you’ve been working on!
Free and open to the public. Open mic sign-ups begin at 1 p.m.