“Intergenerational Dialogue” with Lyndsey Ellis on October 16th, 2022
The 3rd week of October is California Writers Week! This year we celebrate California’s deep, historical diversity with an exciting conversation with an up-and-coming West Coast & Midwest author.
The Nuances of Writing Cultural Complexity
Regardless of race and class, many attitudes, behaviors, and belief systems stem from values hat are specific to our age groups. Exploring intergenerational exchanges helps us to better understand ourselves and each other as our life experiences intersect. This evening’s talk sheds light on how we, as writers, can capture the differences and commonalities in the conversations between a grandparent and a child, a teacher and a student, a new-hire and a retiree, or any characters from multigenerational settings in our stories, encouraging our readers to stop stigma, cultivate empathy, and learn from the knowledge gaps that destabilize our communities.
About Lyndsey Ellis
Lyndsey Ellis is a writer, editor, and teaching artist with work that has appeared in Kweli Journal, Catapult, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Joyland, Shondaland, and several anthologies. She was a recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for her fiction. Ellis has led creative writing workshops with a focus on craft, publication, networking opportunities for writers, and cross-arts collaboration. She is currently a prose editor for Great Weather for Media and The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought. Her first novel, Bone Broth (Hidden Timber Books, 2021), is a 2022 Friends of American Writers Literature Award winner and a first-year read at Maryville University in St. Louis.
$5 for members, $10 for guests, free tickets available*
12:00 Club leaders check-in
12:30 Welcome and networking with members & guests
1:00 p.m. Club Announcements
1:30 p.m. Member Spotlight: Jordan Pastor
1:45 p.m. Featured Speaker: Lyndsey Ellis
2:30 p.m. Book Sales & Networking
Tickets include admission to our online craft and marketing support groups, now meeting Thursdays. more info here.
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*Virginia Prentiss Equity Fund donors and emerging writers in need of a boost, please use the promo code ‘VP’ at checkout for a free ticket. Learn more.