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Joshua Mohr, Author of the new memoir Sirens

This month's speaker will be Joshua Mohr who says he earned a black belt in "truth telling" during the writing of his 2017 memoir Sirens.  As one of many rave reviews puts it: "Sirens immediately earns a place on the list of great addiction memoirs, and then it gets better." -- electric literature.  Josh will speak about his experience writing both memoir and fiction as he also has authored five novels including the quirky Damascus, set in San Francisco, which the New York Times called "beat-poet cool."  He is the founder of Decant Editorial and an instructor in the Stanford Novel Writing Certificate program.  More on Josh is at

Joshua Mohr

After the regular meeting there will be a critique group gathering in an adjacent room.  All are welcome whether you have something to read or would just like to help other writers by offering your opinion or advice.  If you would like to read, bring six copies, double-spaced, and no more than ten pages.

If you are looking for a local conference, then I have great news for you.  On May 4th, 5th, and 6th the annual Gold Rush Writer's Conference will be held in historic Mokelumne Hill.  The conference is offering a wide variety of topical workshops given by local presenters as well as some from as far away as Wisconsin, New Mexico, San Diego, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and S.J. Valley.  The combination of the presenters' extensive expertise, credentials, and backgrounds, as well as the beautiful setting will make your experience an enjoyable and relaxing one.  Please be sure to click the link and check out the guest speakers and workshops.

Gold Rush Writers

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