Book Launch of Salt and Paper: 65 Candles by Janell Moon
San Francisco Library
3rd Floor, James C. Hormel Center
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco (at Civic Center BART)
November 18, 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Salt and Paper: 65 Candles is a reflection that is immediate and an accumulation of life experience in poetry and prose fragments placing a heartfelt, yet realistic light on difficult subjects as author speaks of aging: a friend’s slow demise with Alzheimer’s; the life-long effect of a brother’s mental illness; the present, lived aging process; the interlacing of four generations—and, the creative, writing life that responds with compassion, humor, art.
Janell Moon is the author of four spiritual nonfiction books including Stirring the Waters: Writing to Find Your Spirit (Tuttle), The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit (RedWheelWeiser), voted one of the best spiritual books of 2003 by Spirituality and Health Magazine. The Prayer Box (RedWheelWeiser) and How to Pray Without Being Religious (Element, HarperCollins UK). Riding Free in a Blue Studebaker, Janell Moon’s second book of poetry, was selected for publication as part of the Main street Rag’s 2007 national poetry contest. Her poetry book, The Mouth of Home, was published by Arctos Press.
Also Reading: Eric Leigh and James J. Siegel
Eric Leigh was honored with the Hopwood Awards in both poetry and non-fiction. His first collection of poems, Harm’s Way, was chosen from over 700 manuscripts and published as a finalist for the inaugural Miller Williams Poetry Prize. James J. Siegel is the director of GuyWriters that offers workshops for poets, prose writers and playwrights. His poems have appeared in several journals, including The Fourth River, Blueline and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review.