Art for Partition is a free event to benefit the 1947 Partition Archive. It’s going to be a fantastic art and literary day!
Here’s the 411:
WHATArt for Partition. Benefit luncheon with guest speakers followed by a free public event and art auction, lecture, survivors’ panel discussion and screening of Earth 1947.
WHEN: April 6, 2013;  11:30am-6:00pm
WHERE: UC Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse Floor, 2150 Ave, Downtown Berkeley
WHY: To raise money to preserve stories from survivors of the Partition of South Asia.
A luncheon and art auction will help support the collection of stories from those who witnessed the Holocaust of South Asia. The event will include a survivors’ panel sharing stories and recounting experiences of partition, traditional South Asian music, art auction and a discussion with Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa, acclaimed author of the novel Cracking India.
Marc Kaufman in Philadelphia Inquirer said about Dr. Sidhwa’s novel:
“Much has been written about the holocaust that followed the Partition of India in 1947. But seldom has that story been told as touchingly, as convincingly, or as horrifyingly as it has been by novelist Bapsi Sidhwa, seeing it through the eyes of young Lenny … there is great humanity in this novel.”

Pitch-O-Rama: Meet the Agents, Editors, and Publishers!

Cover of "Love Made Of Heart"

Cover of Love Made Of Heart

My dear friend and colleague Teresa LeYung-Ryan is sending this out to all interested writers who are serious about their craft.  I sincerely hope you can make this, it is certainly worth your while!

Hello, Colleagues, Friends, Mentors, Writers,

I hope spring brings you new vitality.

Please share announcements of these events with your friends, clients, and students.  Thank you!

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April 13 morning in San Francisco “Pitch-O-Rama: Meet the Agents, Editors, and Publishers” – register throughWomen’s National Book Association (Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Mary E. Knippel, Catharine Bramkamp will be coaching attendees before and after they pitch)

Pitch your novel, memoir, biography, autobiography, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, graphic novel, romance, how to, children’s book, etc.

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Free Webinars with Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan  –  register with

3 Top Tools for Editing Your Manuscript After You’ve Written Your First Draft  with Coach Teresa

April 10  at 10:30am Pacific Time / 1:30pm Eastern Time

April 25  at 4:30pm Pacific Time /  7:30pm Eastern Time

3 Steps to Building Your Fanbase While Writing Your Fiction or Nonfiction Book with Coach Teresa

May 9  at 10:30am Pacific Time / 1:30pm Eastern Time

May 28  at 4:30pm Pacific Time /  7:30pm Eastern Time

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
22-Day Writers’ Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says:
“Build your writer’s platform and work on the craft, simultaneously with ease.”
How can Coach Teresa help writers?

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan on CBS Bay Sunday with Host Frank Mallicoat

Click here to read the interview with Coach Teresa for StepByStepPublishing

SM Fair Literary Contest Deadline is Monday April 1st!!!

San Mateo County Fair June 8-16 2013

Don’t forget everyone, all of the literary contests, including the Notre Dame $20,000 Creative Writing Scholarship and the two book cover art contests are due MONDAY APRIL 1st, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Go to for all information needed to  enter these contests.  Don’t forget to register, either online or by snail mail, $10.00 per entry.

Be a published author in the second annual Carry the Light anthology that will be available on!

Boris Koodrin’s art exhibit at the historic Jack London Village, Glen Ellen, Ca

Boris Koodrin is the San Mateo County Fair Fine Arts Galleria director. He is also a visionary artist who is having four concurrent art shows this month! Come on up to the gorgeous wine country for his free art show March 16 & 17 at the historic Jack London Village, home of the noted author’s Jack London museum in Glen Ellen, Sonoma county. Next door is Moondance Cellars; they will have live music Saturday night. You can also enjoy all the weekend festivities of Savor Sonoma!
Heart of Sonoma Valley Winery Association
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