B. Lynn Goodwin plus special guests Aline Soules & Marianne Rogoff 4pm Free

B. Lynn Goodwin tells all and more in "Never Too Late". How she was attracted to Richard's clear expectations, his honesty, and his incredible openness. She'd never met anyone like him. Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world? 

Whether you've been single forever, are trapped in an unhappy marriage, or you're simply curious, you'll find secrets to a happy marriage in Never Too Late.

Aline Soules' most recent book of poetry is Meditation on Women. 

"Deceptively quiet, these meditations are ferocious, deep, cathartic-pouring light on the dark places of the human condition while extracting humor out of the little ironies of daily life. Meditation on Woman is a beautiful book that will prove a sturdy companion for those who are prepared to dig below the surface." ~~David Cole, Publisher, Bay Tree Publishing 

"Fifty-six meditations filtered through the lens of a woman--a dazzling feast from an original mind." ~~Carol Smallwood, Compartments: Poems on Nature, Femininity and Other Realms (Anaphora Literary Press, 2011); Divining the Prime Meridian (BlazeVox, 2012). 

"Discovering Aline Soules's Meditation on Woman is like chancing upon a long-hidden, primal road map for exploring the profound mystery that is the female spirit. How awesome it is to be invited into the raw complexity of woman's aspirations, failures, and triumphs. Every man who cares about a woman at any level of relationship will come away enriched and grateful." ~~Alfred J. Garrotto, The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story (2011)

Aline Soules' work has appeared in journals, e-zines, and anthologies such as The MacGuffin, 100 Words, Literature of the Expanding Frontier, and Variations on the Ordinary. Her books include: Meditation on Woman, published by Anaphora Literary Press in Dec. 2011; and The Size of the World (co-published with The Shape of the Heart), Plain View Press in 2005. Prose poems from Meditation on Woman previously have appeared in Tattoo Highway, Poetry Midwest, Long Story Short, the Newport Review, the Kenyon Review, and others. Poems from her chapbook, Evening Sun, have appeared in such publications as Kaleidowhirl, Reed, Shaking Like a Mountain, and The Houston Literary Review. She earned an M. A. in English, an M.S.L.S. in Library Science, and an MFA in Creative Writing, this last from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her blog: alinesoules.wordpress.com.

Marianne Rogoff will be reading from a piece called Twelve Hours in Barcelona which appeared in Traveler’s Tales. 
Marianne Rogoff‘s travel story “Alive in Lisbon” appeared in The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2008. The true story “Raven” was selected for The Best Travel Writing 2006. She has published the memoir Silvie’s Life, along with numerous stories, essays, and book reviews, and teaches Writing & Literature at California College of the Arts.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 4:00pm