Join the Birth Your Truest Story writer’s community for access to community writing time this fall and next year’s Birth Your Truest Story workshop series.



Saturday, August 22, 2022, 10 a.m. (PT)
California Writers Club SF Peninsula
Birth Your Truest Story… by Nurturing Your Most Tender Voice.


October 23 and 24, 2021
SelfPub Con – Sign up for three days of free access
Using Writing Prompts to Animate Your Work-in-Progress


Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 10:30 a.m. (PST)
Lessons Learned in Self-Publishing
Panel featuring Nancy Branka, Audrey Kalman, Dr. David Petrovay, and Sara Hart. In partnership with Phase2 Careers and the Redwood City Library.
Find out more and register in advance for the Zoom link.

APRIL 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
Writers Helping Writers: How to use writing prompts to spark your creativity
A prompt can be a great way to jump start your writing, especially when you’re feeling uninspired or dreading facing the blank page. But not everyone loves prompts! In this interactive writing session, Audrey Kalman will share how she went from prompt-doubter to prompt-lover, explore which kinds of prompts work in different writing situations, and guide you through a couple of brief prompted writing sessions. Come with pen and paper or your keyboard at the ready!

Writers Helping Writers, organized in partnership with California Writers Club-SF Peninsula Branch and the San Mateo Public Library, is held the second Wednesday of the month fall through spring. 


Saturday, November 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m. (PDT)
Indie Author Day with San Mateo Public Library (virtual)


Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 5:30 p.m. (PST)
Reading at the Peninsula Virtual Bookfest
Part of the a lineup from September 2 – October 29
Check out all the events.

JULY 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m. (PST)
The Writer’s Life: Staying Focused in the Time of Pandemic (panelist)
In partnership with the Menlo Park Library

MAY 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (PST)
Reading | Fault Zone: Words for Uncertain Times (moderator)
Weekend of Words (online)

Sunday, May 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. (PST)
Workshop | Birthing Your Truest Stories (with Jennifer Browdy)
Weekend of Words (online)


Monday, February 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Women’s Journeys: A Readers Theater Event
Dragon Productions Theater Company
2120 Broadway Street, Redwood City, California


Tuesday, October 16, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Local Author Reading and Book Sale

San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo, CA

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7 p.m.
Writers Helping Writers
Short Takes: Getting Started Writing Short Fiction
San Carlos Library
610 Elm Street, Sam Carlos, CA 94070

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10 a.m.
CWC SF Peninsula Branch: Editing Panel
Sequoia Yacht Club, 441 Seaport Ct, Redwood City, CA

Thursday, October 10, 2019
You’re Going to Die Open Mic at the Lost Church in San Francisco


Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 p.m.
Writers’ Panel: Publishing
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma St., Menlo Park, CA 94025
What are the steps—and the positives and negatives—of the many paths toward getting your writing published? Authors from the California Writers Club will share their experiences and answer your questions.

MAY 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Local Authors at Barnes & Noble – Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo

MARCH 2019

Friday and Saturday, March 29 & 30, 8:00 p.m.
Performance Showcase 2019: “Press PLAY-The Human Jukebox”

Performance Showcase presents an evening of spoken word, song, music and dance, featuring new works from known and emerging Bay Area artists. I’ll be doing a dramatic reading of my short story, “Hot,” which first appeared in Fault Zone: Over the Edge and in as a chapter in What Remains Unsaid.


Saturday, December 8, 2018
Local Authors at Barnes & Noble – Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo
I’ll be reading and signing books between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.
Local authors read at the library – San Mateo, CA (part of NaNoWriMo; more details to come)


Thursday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
Story is the Thing – Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA

Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m.
Presentation to Tri-Valley Writers – Pleasanton, CA
Seeking the Muse: Connecting with Your Creative Self in an Age of Distraction


Sunday, September 9, 6 p.m.
Why There Are Words – New York


Saturday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Why There Are Words – Pittsburgh

Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m.
Why There Are Words – Sausalito

JULY 2018

Saturday, July 16, 12 noon-3 p.m.
Authorfest 2018 – San Mateo
Regional authors read from their work

JUNE 2018

Saturday, June 9 through Saturday, June 16
Readings, workshops, literary prizes
San Mateo County Fair Literary Stage

Sunday, June 10
4-5 p.m.: Editor’s Panel
5-6 p.m.: Private writing consultations

Thursday, June 14
3-4 p.m.: Workshop-Birthing Your Truest Stories
7-9 p.m.: Fault Zone readings

Sunday, June 3, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Local Author Readings
Barnes & Noble
Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo
I will be attending between 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.