The Vietnam War . . . a turbulent time in history
We all have memories of that period.
But what was it like as a Vietnamese growing up in that war torn country?
Come learn this as well as hear a love story set in that time.
C.L. “Jim” Hoang,
who was born and raised in South Vietnam during the war will share his experiences and his book
Once Upon a Mulberry Field
From the jungles of Vietnam through the minefields of the heart, Once upon a Mulberry Field follows one man’s journey to self-discovery, fraught with disillusionment and despair but ultimately redeemed by the power of love.
Desert Falls Country Club
November 18, 2014
buffet lunch followed by the program
Mr. Hoang’s book has received numerous awards and positive reviews.
• Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest 22nd Annual Self-Published Book Awards(2014)
• Gold Medal Winner (Historical Literature Fiction), 2014 Global Ebook Awards
• Grand Prize Winner (Fiction), 2014 LuckyCinda Book Contest
• Finalist (Historical Fiction), 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards
• 5-Star Ratings from Amazon Hall-of-Fame Top Reviewers
. . . . a poignant, heartrending story of American and South Vietnamese friendship, respect and love, at the height of the Vietnam War. Through a unique insider’s view, this intriguing novel gives the reader a close-up look at personal aspects of the war. C.L. Hoang has masterfully captured that turbulent chapter in the US and South Vietnam history.
Mr. Hoang came to the United States during the 1970‘s He is a graduate of Berkeley and an electronic engineer who holds eleven patents. You may read his blogs at mulberryfieldsforever.com
Make reservations for the luncheon by November 13 to email@example.com
RECLINE/DESIGN: ART AND THE AESTHETICS OF REPOSE
Join Pen Women as we tour
Palm Springs Art Museum
$27 all inclusive
Secure your reservation by May 16 with a check sent to: Marge Dodge 79-305 Toronja La Quinta 92253
You must select your entree and send your choice with your check.
Field Green Salad with House Dressing
Tomato Basil Soup
Fresh Chicken Breast Stuffed with Imported Cheeses, Served over Steamed Spinach and Natural Juices
Filet of Beef Medallions with Green Peppercorn Sauce
Raspberry Feuilleté Vanilla Custard in a Light Shell, Laid on a Bed of Warm Caramel.
High above the valley floor are a myriad of trails that snake over our mountains.
Where do they lead? What can we discover if we traverse these dusty paths?
Here’s your chance to meet the man who knows all the answers!
A man who has hiked all these trails and written about them to share with others.
Author of the best selling book 140 Great Hikes in and around Palm Springs.
Palm Springs Pen Women Luncheon
April 15, 2014
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Phillip has also written a book about Colorado State Parks and a national best seller Hiking! The Ultimate Natural Prescription for Health and Wellness and is the founder, in 1992, of The Coachella Valley Hiking Club
Please make reservations to Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 14.
Short story writer
Michael Johnson Craft
has worn all of these writing hats
and will share with us his insights of the “craft”
March 18, 2014
Pen Women Meeting and Luncheon
Desert Willow Golf Club
For lunch reservations email Kathy at email@example.com
by Friday, March 14
From the earliest moments of her California childhood Livvi Gray has been haunted by a recurring nightmare . . .
So begins the story from the novel
The Book of Someday
television writer, screenwriter, and author
We will welcome Dianne as featured speaker at our
Pen Women Meeting and Lunch
February 18, 2014
Desert Willow Golf Club
Dianne’s first book, The Language of Secrets, which received excellent reviews, has been decribed as “a lovely and compelling first novel which explores the ramifications of loss, the aftermath of tragedy, and the sometimes terrible cost a child can pay for a parent’s guilt.”
Dianne has taught creative writing at Pitzer College, Claremont, and screenwriting at the Dodge College of Film and Media at Chapman University in Orange California.
Please email your reservation(s) to Kathy at kbjo67.com by Friday, February 14th.
Long before many of us came to live in our beautiful desert, others came to claim a plot of land with the hope to build a life here. All that is left to mark their stay are the small shacks that dot the arid landscape north of the freeway, known as jackrabbit homesteads
Associate professor in the School of Art, Design, and Art History at San Diego State University kimstringfellow.com
tell the story behind these homesteads
January 21, 2014
Desert Willow Golf resort
Kim is an innovative artist, writer and photographer who does extensive research of a region and creates a documentary using writing, digital media, photography, audio, video, and mapping. Other areas she has documented include the Salton Sea and the Owens Valley. Greetings from the Salton Sea is a book that chronicles the sea’s decline, and There It Is–Take It, is a self-guided audio tour through the Owens Valley that examines the controversial Los Angeles aqueduct system.
For lunch reservations email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 17
Come hear the story of Trevor
The Boy on the Lake
UCLA graduate and author of two international best sellers Just Desserts and A Matter of Betrayal
December 17, 2013
Desert Willow Golf resort
“The Boy on the Lake is a true story of a young boy’s battle with cancer and his journey to becoming a champion for the protection of communities from environmental contamination leading to disease clusters.” Rosser played an active part in tracing the cause of Trevor’s cancer and with Trevor and his mother, Charlie, help found Trevor’s Trek Foundation. www.trevorstrek.org.
For reservations contact Kathy Bjork at email@example.com by Friday December 13. Lunch: $26 members $28 guests
LEARN HOW TO UNDERSTAND BEHAVIOR
and CREATE great CHARACTERS
novelist, screen writer, and Certified Behavioral Skills Analyst.
November 19, 2013
Desert Willow Golf Resort
38-995 Desert Willow Dr.
BEHAVIOR is ‘how people act’ in their environment.
It’s observable and is the crucial factor in CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.
Understanding BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS AND MOTIVATORS helps create CHARACTERS that feel real, are exciting, distinctive and resonate with us all.
If we can ‘plot’ our own behavior and recognize what motivates us, then learning to recognize other behavioral styles and motivators,
enabling us to write great characters, is easy.
Seymour has written and sold feature films to Miramax and New Line, as well as to independent producers and has written for episodic television.
My Mother Died Before I Could Murder Her , a novel, was published by BookMark Libris in 2011. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America – WGA (w)
For reservations contact Kathy Bjork at firstname.lastname@example.org