Tri-Valley Writers Member News
Fred Norman read his poetry at two events: Readers Bookstore on May 26, 2016 at Fort Mason in San Francisco and at the evening Memorial Day Vigil at the Crosses of Lafayette.
Stacey Gustafson presented her humor at Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton on June 8, 2016.
Art Tenbrink read his poem, “Four Your Love,” at the Alameda County Fair on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
October 15, 2016: Get Inside Your Reader’s Brain: The neuroscience of how to make readers laugh and cry
Join us Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, as Ransom Stephens, Ph.D. presents “Get Inside Your Reader’s Brain: The neuroscience of how to make readers laugh and cry.”
Neuroscience is like looking under the hood to see how It works. When you know how readers process your writing, you can figure out what grabs readers, what bores them, and why. In this presentation, we’ll investigate how to write in ways that administer dopamine when you want readers happy and withholds it when you want readers sad. We’ll explore the roots of what people like, and why bestsellers aren’t always critical favorites. Art is subjective, but our subjectivity has a lot in common.
Join us Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, as Mahbod Seraji presents “Writing and the Writer: Private Thoughts for Private Moments.”
Mr. Seraji will discuss exploring a journey that starts in the privacy of the writer’s mind and finds its true form and meaning in the reader’s imagination.
Mahbod Seraji Ph.D., is an Iranian-American author whose critically acclaimed debut novel, Rooftops of Tehran (NAL, a Penguin imprint, 2009) examines the human cost of political repression. [Read More…]