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Telling True Stories: The Rope Swing Book Launch at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA

Friday, October 14, 2016, 8-9:30 p.m.

Featuring Candace Kearns Read with Cara Lee Lopez and Elaine Gale
Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Celebrate the publication of The Rope Swing, a new touching and provocative memoir from author and screenwriter Candace Kearns Read.  Candace will be joined by memoirists Cara Lopez Lee and Elaine Gale to discuss and explore the topic of writing memoir in all of its various forms. In this honest and sure to be funny program, they will share (and bare) what it is like Telling True Stories artfully.

Held at the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, this event is free and open to the public. A reception with complimentary wine and cheese will kick off the evening.  A book sale and signing will follow the program.

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INFO: http://www.beyondbaroque.org or 310-822- 3006

ABOUT THE BOOK:
“The Rope Swing” is the story of one woman’s attempt to save her aging Hippie mother from drug addiction. Candace Kearns Read’s memoir tells the story of her days as a Hollywood script reader and production assistant trying to save her mother from losing her house, her mind and her life, and the compassionate detachment she finds that enables her to save herself instead.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Candace Kearns Read (http://candacekearnsread.com/) is a former Hollywood script reader who now teaches creative writing for Antioch University and Lighthouse Young Writers Program. Her screenplays have been optioned by producers and developed with Fox, Disney, HBO, and Lifetime. She is the author of the screenwriting handbook Shaping True Story into Screenplay, and her essays have been published on fullgrownpeople.com, The Manifest-Station, and elsewhere.

Cara Lopez Lee (http://caralopezlee.com/) is the author of the memoir They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel and the Power of Running Away (Conundrum Press, 2014), and co-author of Robert Wideman’s Unexpected Prisoner: Memoir of a Vietnam POW (Graham Publishing Group, 2016). Cara has written, edited or collaborated on more than twenty books. Her stories have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Rivet Journal, and Pangyrus. She teaches for the Young Writers Program at Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She was a writer for HGTV and Food Network, and a TV journalist. She and her husband live in Ventura, California.

Elaine Gale (http://elainegale.com/) is a writer, journalist, and professor. She was reporter for the Los Angeles Times and for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. Currently, she is a Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism at California State University, Sacramento, and the Writing Center Director for Antioch University’s PhD Program in Leadership and Change. She has a PhD in Human Communication from the University of Denver. She is also starting a national tour with her autobiographical one-woman show, One Good Egg: A Love Story, which had its debut at Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA. in March of 2016, and the nonfiction memoir version of her solo show is forthcoming.