Tasting Home Cover ThumbnailDAVIS, Calif.—On May 17, 7:30 pm, at the Avid Reader, 617 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616, award-winning memoir writers Linda Joy Myers and Judith Newton will read from and discuss their recently published memoirs, Don’t Call Me Mother and Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen. Moderated by Sacramento Book Talk columnist Trina Drotar, the event will focus on the authors’ personal writing journeys, themes and messages in memoir, the sometimes-difficult decisions that must be made, and questions from the audience.

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. is the Founder and President of the National Association of Memoir Writers and the author of The Power of Memoir–How to Write Your Healing Story and Don’t Call Me Mother. Linda has been a therapist in Berkeley for over thirty years, and combines her background in art, clinical work, and writing in her work. She offers unique memoir workshops and trainings in the Bay Area and nationally. Don’t Call Me Mother won the Bay Area Independent Publishing Association Gold Medal Award. For more info, visit: http://memoriesandmemoirs.com/

Judith Newton is Professor Emerita in Women and Gender Studies at U.C. Davis where she directed the Women and Gender Studies program for eight years and the Consortium for Women and Research for four. She is the author of the memoir, Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen and co-editor of five works of nonfiction on nineteenth-century British women writers, feminist criticism, women’s history, and men’s movements. Tasting Home won an Independent Publishing Award in 2013. For more information, visit: http://tasting-home.com/

Trina Drotar writes The Book Talk column for Sacramento Press in which she features primarily local writers and their new book releases and new releases coming from the many local publishers in the Sacramento area. For more information, visit: http://www.trinaldrotar.blogspot.com/

Based in the Bay Area, Judith is an author and Professor Emerita at U.C. Davis

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