L.A.W.N. Speaks - Women Who Write


LAWN Speaks – Women Authors
A discussion about their path/journey as LGBT authors, failures & successes with mentions of past & current works – to inspire young writers or those looking to shift to it. Please join us for this L.A.W.N. Speaks and join us for cocktails in the courtyard following.

The amazing Gravy Train food truck will be joining us. Who wants poutine???

Ronni Sanlo

Lisa Dickey – ghostwriter & book doctor
Myriam Gurba – blogger & writer
Zoe Nicholson – Activist & Author
(see Bio’s below)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Village Renberg/Courtyard
The Village
1125 North McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Doors Open 6:30p
LAWN Speaks 7:30p- 8:45p
LAWN Court 8:45p-10:00p

LAWN members Free
Non-Members $10.00

Bio’s for Moderator and Writers

Ronni Sanlo is an author and publisher who retired from UCLA where she served as the director of the LGBT Center and professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education. Previously Dr. Sanlo was the director of the University of Michigan LGBT Center. In her retirement, Ronni created Purple Books Publishing and Purple Distinctions Self Publishing to help LGBT people get their stories into the world. Ronni earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and a masters and doctorate in education from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Her consultation, research, and many books and articles focus on sexual orientation issues in education and higher education. Ronni lives in Palm Springs, CA, where she manages her publishing companies, writes her books, and plays rotten but passionate golf. Her website is www.ronnisanlo.com.

Lisa Dickey has been a freelance ghostwriter and book doctor since 1997. She has helped write and/or edit fourteen published nonfiction books, including seven New York Times Best Sellers. Best sellers Lisa has worked on include The Time of My Life, by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi; Basic Black, by Cathie Black; and The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk, by Whitewater figure Susan McDougal. Her most recent collaborations are Remembering Whitney, by Cissy Houston with Lisa Dickey; and Citizenville, by Gavin Newsom with Lisa Dickey.

Myriam Gurba is the author of Dahlia Season (Manic D Press 2007), Wish You Were Me (Future Tense Press 2011), and the self-published chapbooks menudo & Herb and A White Girl Named Shaquanda (2013). She blogs at lesbrain.wordpress.com. She owes most of her personality to coffee.

Zoe Nicholson - The Engaged Heart is Zoe’s examined life revealed. Recapitulating her life, weaving threads and themes, she searches. Born just after the death of Gandhi, she hears an unrelenting call to service. From a Catholic vocation to Liberation Theology, from the Peace Movement to Feminism, from LGBT rights to intersectionality, Zoe is plugged into Social Justice as it unfolds throughout her 64 years. Only in conscious retrospect does she see that it is all the same – no matter the time or place, humanity longs for freedom, liberty and happiness. Zoe’s experience confirms that change happens from the inside out. After spending almost 12 years with a controversial teacher, focusing on discipline, mindfulness and meditation, she leaves on her own terms. Never stepping away from spiritual practice, driven by her passion and hunger for justice, she embraces Engaged Buddhism. For her it means living in the world awake and involved. Zoe has made brave choices; fasting, marching, speaking loudly for Equality. She is a teacher, activist and mentor. She is a satyagrahi, a changemaker and visionary. The Engaged Heart invites you in and sends you out inspired.
The Engaged Heart includes many of her speeches and 120 personal photos.
The website for the book is http://www.lunesoleilpress.com
Speaking website – http://www.zoenicholson.com

  • The Village at Ed Gould Plaza (LAGLC)
  • Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
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