NO PLACE LIKE IT Memoir Readings and Book Launch

September 03, 2014

Contact: Isobel Schneider
Berkeley Public Library

Memoir Readings and Book Launch from the Berkeley Public Library Memoir Writing Workshop

Berkeley, September 2, 2014—Recent participants in the Berkeley Public Library's Memoir Writing Workshop celebrate the publication of their anthology, No Place Like It, with readings from their true stories about finding home in beauty salons, cemeteries, campgrounds, and other unusual places.This free event takes place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, Community Reading Room, 3rd floor. Refreshments are served from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6150 or visit our website.

Moderated by writer Frances Lefkowitz, editor of the anthology, and the instructor of the six-week workshop that was funded by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library, this event showcases local talent nurtured as part of the Library’s workshop. Lefkowitz is author of To Have Not, a “Best Memoir of 2010,” has two Pushcart Prize Special Mentions, and has published stories in Tin House, The Sun, Utne Reader, and Glimmer Train. The book reviewer for Good Housekeeping, Lefkowitz is also a teacher and writing coach. This past summer she taught at the Omega Memoir Festival in Rhinebeck, New York. She blogs at

The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge Avenue and is open Monday, noon - 8 pm, Tuesday, 10 am - 8 pm, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm - 5 pm.   

Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website:


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