Join us at our annual gathering to hear author Kris Calvin speak on the topic, “Lies, Politics and Creativity—Writing from the Heart When the World is Broken.”
Having spent years working as a child advocate in Sacramento, Ms. Calvin will talk about using real-life experience in politics to fuel fiction, and how working for social change for others and fostering individual creativity are linked.
Kris Calvin, a former local elected official and child advocate, has been honored by the California Assembly and Governor’s office. John Lescroart calls Kris’ writing “crisp and entertaining”. Catriona McPherson says “gasp-worthy twists” make Kris’ debut mystery thriller ONE MURDER MORE “totally satisfying”! Her debut novel was awarded the 2016 Silver Falchion national literary award in three categories: Best First Novel, Best Political Thriller and Best Female PI/Sleuth.
A single mom, when Kris isn’t in the halls of the capitol or writing you’ll find her with her kids cheering on their sports teams: the Warriors, SF Giants and 49ers!
Learn more at www.kriscalvin.com
2017 WFoL Board Nominees
WFoL will also be electing officers for 2017 and voting on a few by-law changes that evening. The slate of nominated officers is as follows:
President– Carol Scianna
Vice President– Bianca Cox
Past President– Lisa Nalbone
Secretary– Sonya Godinez
Treasurer– Jeff TenPas
The proposed by-law changes would eliminate the 2nd Vice President, and the two Member-at-Large positions. A number of other appointed positions would be added. The appointed positions would be voting members of the Board. For full details of these and other minor changes, click on the following link to download a PDF showing the changes. WFoL bylaws-draft-highlighted-changes-8-28-16-cms
The evening also kicks off the Annual WFoL Membership Drive.
Anyone who joins or renews that evening will be entered in a raffle for a prize. Joining WFoL is a great way to meet new people and support the community, the library and literacy. There are multiple levels of membership ranging from $10 to $250. All membership levels come with a 2017 membership card. Mailed out in January, the cards entitle members to $5.00 worth of free books at the WFoL bookstore, and allow early entry to the WFoL Bare Root Tree Sale. WFoL members are also able to take advantage of exclusive promotions from local business partners: Ace Hardware, Anytime Fitness, the Buckhorn, Eagle Drug, Preserve, Putah Creek Cafe, The Scoop, Steady Eddy’s, Turkovich Family Wines, and Winters Healthcare.
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