The California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch’s Writers Network presents award-winning memoirist Kiyo Sato, author of Kiyo’s Story: A Japanese-American Family’s Quest for the American Dream (originally titled: Dandelion Through the Crack) at our breakfast meeting on March 7, 2014.
During her presentation, Leaving Footprints: You, too, can Write a Memoir, she will talk about why she decided to write the story of the stages of her life before, after and during World War II and her family’s forced stay at a Japanese-American internment camp during the war. She will also share how she originally published the book, and what it meant to have the work picked up by a publishing house—the benefits and the challenges. For example, the publisher changed the name of the book from Dandelion Through the Crack (based on her father’s Haiku) to Kiyo’s Story and would not be persuaded otherwise.
Dandelion Through the Crack and its author starting making news from day one, and in 2008, Kiyo received the William Saroyan International Prize for (non-fiction). Her work has received numerous other awards since its publication.
Kiyo, a public health nurse, speaks frequently to a variety of groups, including the likes of the Smithsonian Institution. She is a respected member of CWC and we are grateful to have her address our group.
The public is invited. CWC membership not required.
Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50) starting at 9 AM. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast. Get map
Questions? Contact Margie Yee Webb.
Members are urged to invite their writer friends to attend these sessions. CWC membership is not required. They may also want to consider joining CWC to enjoy the benefits of mixing with many experienced writers willing to share what they know.
Monthly luncheon meetings at 11:00 a.m. the 3rd Saturday of every month, except July, August and December.
Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA. (off Hwy 50 at Hazel)
The CWC Writers Network discussion group meets the first Friday of every month at 9 a.m.
International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (off Sunrise north of Highway 50).
Writers Network participants include book, newspaper, magazine, and trade journal writers. Order and pay for your own breakfast.
For more information, contact
Margie Yee Webb.
Enjoy 10 Minutes of Fame
Sponsored by the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch
Second Friday of each month at
7:00 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Birdcage Center, 6111 Sunrise Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
in the magazine section
Readers and listeners welcome.
Participants are invited to read their work(s) and listen to the works of others. This is not a critique group or opportunity to promote projects.
Content must be appropriate for a public audience.
For more information, contact Julie Bauer