Get Out Your Hankies: Memoirs of Hope and Redemption with authors Terri Jentz, Bridget Kinsella, Peggy Orenstein and Julia Scheeres discussing their memoirs.
book group expo is the first event of its kind that delivers a two day salon experience designed especially for book lovers.
Book group members and avid readers have a chance to meet some of their favorite authors, discover a literary treasure or three that they've never heard of before, and meet and connect with people in other book groups - or start a new one.
Terri Jentz is author of Strange Piece of Paradise, was a finalist in 2006 for A National Book Critics Circle Award, an Edgar mystery award, and a Los Angeles Times Book Award. Ms. Jentz is an advocate on behalf of equal rights for women internationally, and is dedicated to helping end violence against women.
Bridget Kinsella is an editor at Publishers Weekly. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Tribune and Writer's Digest, and on NPR and Salon.com. She lives in Northern California.
Peggy Orenstein is an internationally recognized writer and speaker on issues affecting women and girls. Also a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, she is the author of the books, Waiting For Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls.
Julia Scheeres author of the memoir Jesus Land, which made both the New York Times and London Times bestseller lists and has been translated into Norwegian and Swedish. Scheeres is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, and is working on a novel. She lives in San Francisco.