Do the Write Thing and Publish!

Join local authors Denise Harris and Alicia Young for a dynamic seminar/lecture/workshop packed with tips for the aspiring author/writer where they will share different insights from the worlds of fiction/nonfiction writing and traditional/indie publishing. 

An award-winning author and National Best Seller twice for her book Sweet Bye Bye (Warner Books/Hachette Book Group USA), Denise Harris is also a playwright who has worked with the Black Repetory Theatre.  Denise most enjoys the role of writing coach, and teaches people to share their stories in various ways, including blogging. Denise holds an MA in creative writing and is listed in Who's Who in America. Website:

Alicia Young is an Australian international TV journalist with more than fifteen years’ experience as a medical reporter, foreign correspondent and news anchor in Russia, the US, UK and Europe. She has worked with Walter Cronkite, reported on the Pope’s death, and covered the 8.8 earthquake that rocked Chile in 2010. Alicia’s debut book, The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Grace: small touches with big impact—at home, work & in love (Parasol Press, 2013) is a 2013 New York Book Festival Winner (Best New How To/Self Help). It is a gentle, inner-beauty makeover for anyone who feels rushed, and explores simple ways to tap our inner Audrey Hepburn in a fast paced world. Website:

In the workshop, you will get an  overview of the process, tactics for defining your writing project, and coaching in the writing and editing process as well as ideas about getting your work published and marketed as well as a chance to meet authors who have successfully navigated the process.


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Main Library

Community Room
125 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134