Author Archives: kevis

4th Tuesday Book Club

 

Book and Stones

Our group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm at members’ homes for book discussion and dessert, beginning our year in September. The last meeting of the year in June is a dinner where we select books for the following year. We read a mix of fiction and non-fiction.  New members are welcome.

Contact person for the group is Cindy Silva.

Cinema Club

 

AAUW Cinema Club is open to members and spouses or partners of members. We see a movie at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex Sunday afternoon, followed by refreshments and conversation at Tucker’s Ice Cream or happy hour refreshments at Cinema Grill.  We vote on the film to attend the week before, when the schedule comes out. To get on the email distribution to vote, contact Kevis Brownson, or use the form on the Activities Page . We meet at the Alameda Theatre October through June; summer events are sometimes scheduled at nearby East Bay theaters such as the Piedmont, the Grand Lake, or theaters in Berkeley.

Alameda Authors Series III – Natalie Devora

 

AAUW Alameda Branch and Friends of the Alameda Free Library present
Alameda Authors Series III

Natalie Devora on her memoir
Black Girl White Skin: A Life in Stories

April 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
in the Stafford Room, Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street
Alameda 94501
Reservations requested:
https://nataliedevora-aauw2019.eventbrite.com

Details:
For the third year, AAUW Alameda presents a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda and nearby, now co-sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Our April author Natalie Devora will discuss her memoir Black Girl White Skin: A Life in Stories, and her current writing projects.

About the book:
This is a memoir of a woman whose life touches upon intersections of identity in so many ways. Her story is also a testament to the power of silences and naming, claiming Truth despite uncomfortable truths, and the healing grace found through story.
About the author:
Natalie Devora is a writer and activist. Living as a Black woman with albinism affords her a unique lens through which she navigates the world. She has been featured on NPR’s Code Switch She currently serves as the National Coordinator for International Albinism Awareness Day with the National Association for Albinism and Hypopigmentation NOAH. Natalie is a nominee for the 2019 Holman Prize for Blind Excellence. Social Media: @NatalieDevoraAuthor
For more information, please contact AAUW Alameda at alameda-ca@aauw.net

Alameda Authors Series III – Lea Kirk

For the third year, AAUW Alameda presents a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda and nearby, now co-sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Our March author Lea Kirk will discuss her fantasy series books Prophecy, Salvation, and Collision, and her current writing projects.

 

About the books:

About the author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Lea Kirk loves to transport her readers to other worlds with her science fiction romance Prophecy series. She’s an avid Trekkie, Gryffindor, and wannabe space explorer. She’s made one foray into paranormal romance with her vampire novella, Made for Her, part of S.E. Smith’s Worlds of Magic, New Mexico series. When she’s not busy writing, she’s hanging out with her wonderful hubby, their five kids (aka, the nerd herd), and their seriously spoiled Dobie mix pup.

Website: http://www.leakirk.com/  Social Media: @LeaKirkAuthor

Amos White at Alameda Authors Series 2

 

For the second year, AAUW Alameda and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda. Our March author Amos White will present selections from his poetry and discuss the creative process and current projects. His book The Sound of the Web: Haiku and Poetry on Facebook and Twitter is available on Amazon.com. Look for the event in the ballroom up the stairs from the front entrance. Free and open to the public. To ensure seating, please reserve your spot at https://amoswhite-aauw2018.eventbrite.com

About the author:

Amos White is an American haiku poet and author of “The Sound of the Web: Haiku and Poetry on Facebook and Twitter” (link:www.amazon.com/Sound-Web-Poetry-Facebook-Twitter/dp/1456581473/), recognized for his vivid imagery and breathless interpretations. He was a Finalist in the NPR National Cherry Blossom Haiku Contest 2013 and has works published in The Wittenberg Review, Oakland Review, Bones Journal, San Francisco BayView, Area 17, World Haiku Association Anthology. He is President of Bay Area Generations literary reading series; Host of The Heart of the Muse arts salon; Producer of Beyond Words: Jazz + Poetry show. Amos lives in Alameda with his family. www.about.me/amoswhite www.facebook.com/amoswhitehaiku www.twitter.com/aw3haiku