Finishing Line Press: Jessica Barksdale, Cynthia Patton, Peggy Schimmelman & Laura Schulkind 4pm Free
The Octopus Literary Salon Presents
Recent Authors from Finishing Line Press
August 31, 4:00-6:00
Cynthia J. Patton is an attorney, activist, and founder of the nonprofit Autism A to Z. She has published two surprisingly popular books on wetland restoration and a poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism. Her award-winning work has appeared in thirteen anthologies; numerous publications; her blog, An Unplanned Life; and onstage. The East Bay native and single mother serves as the City of Livermore’s Poet Laureate (2017-2021) and is completing a memoir on her unconventional journey to motherhood. Learn more at CynthiaJPatton.com
Peggy Schimmelman is the author of the poetry chapbooks Tick-tock andCrazytown, along with the novel Whippoorwills. She is co-author of Long Stories Short, by Livermore’s Wild Vine Writers. Her award-winning work has appeared in North American Review, Wild Musette, WinningWriters.com, Aleola, Pacific Review, Comstock Review, and many other online and print publications. Learn more at www.peggyschimmelman.com.
Laura Schulkind, The Long Arc of Grief