It’s National Novel Writing Month!
In a combination reading and generative writing event, award-winning author Devi S. Laskar and beloved writing teacher and writer/ filmmaker Elizabeth Stark will share excepts from Devi’s novels, guide attendees through some inspiring writing exercises in a hugely supportive environment, and talk about the writing process and the power of November as National Writing Month for generating your own book manuscript.
An event for avid readers and writers both!
Elizabeth Stark, a novelist (Shy Girl: FSG, Seal Press, finalist for the Ferro-Grumely and Lambda Literary Awards) and award-winning filmmaker (producer of Lost in the Middle: Best Feature at Broad Humor 2019 and a Festival Favorite at Cinema Diverse; co-director and co-writer of FtF: Female to Femme and Little Mutinies, distributed by Frameline), co-hosts the podcast Story Makers Show, and co-directs and teaches at Sonoma County Writers Camp and Book Writing World. She earned her MFA from Columbia University, and her work has appeared in The New York Times and The Rumpus. She lives with her partner, Angie Powers, their two teenagers, and their dog, Bandit, in Sebastopol, CA.
Laskar's second novel, CIRCA, was published on May 3, 2022, by Mariner Books. Her third novel, MIDNIGHT, AT THE WAR, will be published by Mariner Books in early 2024. In 2022, USA TODAY named Laskar among "50 AAPI authors" to read and Goop selected CIRCA as its June Goop Book Club pick. Laskar holds degrees from Columbia University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., she now lives in California with her family.