Penelope Schott and Sage Cohen: Honest Writing

Annie Bloom's welcomes local writers Penelope Scambly Schott and Sage Cohen for readings and discussions on "Honest Writing about Tough Personal Stuff."

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a mother and daughter could really talk? Penelope Scambly Schott's Serpent Love: A Mother-Daughter Epic is an intimate, intense, and, yes, courageous exploration of a common story, conflict between mother and adult daughter. In this version, the mother’s attempt to help the newly-divorced daughter is definitely not a success. We get the mother’s story in poetry–well-meaning love and terrible anger–and then the daughter’s honest essay in response. Perhaps the writing–or the reading–makes the mending.

Veteran author and writing guide Sage Cohen presents Fierce on the Page. You have everything you need--and you are everything you need--to do the writing you are meant to do. And yet the path to success can be difficult to find and follow. Cohen believes that ferocity is your best compass for finding your true way forward. In this collection of contemplative and inspiring essays, you'll unlock the secrets to naming your deepest desires, eliminating the challenges that hold you back, and committing to your practice. Fierce on the Page is your trustworthy companion for crafting your best writing and your best life.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
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$8.00
ISBN: 9780692782545
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Published: Turnstone Books of Oregon - March 25th, 2017

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781599639932
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - August 8th, 2016