A FESTIVAL OF LOCAL AUTHORS

Enjoy the presentations of these home-grown authors at this month. We are happy to feature three women who have written remarkable novels--an infinite variety--but each an outgrowth of its author's passion for the written word and a commitment to entertaining readers.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 AT 2 PM Cinda Crabbe MacKinnon will read and discuss her new novel, A Place in the World. Cinda MacKinnon grew up in Latin America and her experiences and love for the people, culture and natural setting of Colombia resulted in her novel. A writer, former university lecturer, and environmental scientist, she has an MS in geology and a longtime passion for botany. She has published an award winning short story as well as articles in journals on environmental topics.

SUNDAY, MAY 19 AT 1 PM Donna Kaulkin will discuss and sign copies of her new novel, Brenda Corrigan Went Downtown. The idea for the novel was triggered by a tragedy years ago on a Contra Costa County trail. Kaulkin has been a writer all her life. She has been a playwright, a poet, and had a long career in publishing on the east coast. When she moved to California, she joined several writers groups and has found a new voice as a writer of compelling fiction. Brenda Corrigan Went Downtown is a story you will not forget.

SATURDAY, MAY 25 AT 2 PM Bee Hylinski will discuss and sign copies of Contract Year: A Baseball Novel. Bee wrote this novel as a labor of love for the game of baseball. Before becoming an author and professional editor, she was a tax, estate planning, and probate attorney, Mayor of Moraga, and an artist. She enjoys cheering on her beloved Oakland As and lives in San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.

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OUR ARTISTS OF THE MONTH IN MAY ARE PATRICIA DRAPER AND PAMELA MILLER--TWO PLEIN AIR ARTIST WHO WILL DELIGHT YOU WITH THEIR VIBRANT LANDSCAPES.

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