Literary Women


Literary Women
Saturday, April 14 | 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Chateau Room, PH Senior Center

Join fellow literary enthusiasts for this Bay Area Bluestocking Festival of Authors. For readers as well as writers! Admission: $49/person

Registration opens January 13, 2018.

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Meet the 2018 Featured Authors


Julie Barton
New York Times bestselling author of DOG MEDICINE, HOW MY DOG SAVED ME FROM MYSELF (Penguin, 2016). She has a B.A. from Kenyon College, an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. She lives, writes, and teaches in Northern California with her husband, two daughters, and a small menagerie of pets. You can find out more about her at


Maggie Shen
Maggie Shen King grew up in Taiwan and attended both Chinese and American schools before moving to Seattle at age 16. She studied English literature at Harvard and her short stories have appeared in ZYZZYVA and 14 Hills. Her first novel, Fortune's Fools, won Second Prize in Amazon's 2012 Breakthrough Novel Award. A version of the first chapter of An Excess Male was also published as a short story in Asimov's Science Fiction.


Julie Lythcott-Haims
Bestselling author of How To Raise An Adult, served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MFA in writing from California College of the Arts. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband, their two teenagers, and her mother.