Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch’s Writers Network presents Linda Bello-Ruiz, author of From Tears to Triumph: My Journey to The House of Hope. Linda Caridad Cassells (Bello-Ruiz) co-founded and directed the House of Hope—the first safe-haven for street girls, runaways, and underage prostitutes in Costa Rica. She was a twenty-three-year-old college dropout when she took on the project, and relied on her faith and determination which was much bigger than her curriculum vitae.
During the summer of 1970, nineteen-year-old Linda stops on the way home from work to talk to a handsome stranger. That chance meeting on a San Francisco street corner changed the course of her life. Linda’s compassionate, gripping, and soul-searching memoir tells the story of her remarkable journey from the darkness of despair and crushed dreams to the creation of a house that provided hope. After her return to the United States in 1976, she went back to college and earned her master’s Degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University.
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.