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Writers Lunch: Keeping Organized
tips and tricks for writers of all genres

Are you overwhelmed with managing your writing life? Research that needs to be done, tweets that should be sent, drafts, character summaries, scene details…the list of things that writers need to keep track of in order to produce a finished work is endless. How do you manage the chaos without losing your mind and muse? MI authors Eileen Hirst, Kristina Brown and Rick Homan; and librarian Taryn Edwards will share their preferred techniques and weigh in on the value of using software like Scrivener and Evernote. Come prepared to participate in the conversation with your own experiences.   

Eileen Hirst will moderate the panel. She is a member of the MIL Wednesday Night Mystery Writers Group. She is revising her first novel and drafting her second.

Kristina Brown is a poet, painter, and writer who grew up in Japan and has lived most of her adult life in North Beach. She often writes about what people will and won’t do for love. She likes to take photos of beauty that is unexpected. 

Rick Homan writes the series of murder mysteries featuring Nicole Tang Noonan, an art historian from San Francisco, who gets her first teaching job at a small college in rural Ohio. Rick retired from academia in 2006, and took up writing fiction in 2013. He is a member of the writing community at the Mechanics' Institute Library. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Ann.

Taryn Edwards is a librarian and strategic partnerships manager for the Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco. She manages the writers' activities for Institute and works with other non-profit organizations to achieve mutual goals. In addition to her professional duties she is working on three book projects. She lives in the beautiful East Bay with her husband, daughter, and two energetic dogs.





Members & Public Free
4th Floor Meeting Room
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103

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