Thursday, January 5, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Molly Fisk

Molly Fisk Website
Molly Fisk: Poet, radio commentator, life coach, writing teacher, painter of barns and mason jars full of water … in general, a most extraordinary stimulator of creativity.

Keynote Thought: Who else could write a book of essays titled: Blow-Drying a Chicken? Prepare to be tickled into a new way of thinking about your writing. 

Keynote Title: "Blow-Drying Chickens and Listening to Winter: Why Writing Matters," 9:30 am.

Lunchtime Author Round table, 12:00 - 1:00 

Molly Fisk says, "I write as openly and personally as I can about many subjects including love, death, grammar, small towns, lingerie, and the natural world. I’m also a mentor, speaker, feminist with a capital F, political activist, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother, honorary grandparent, not-very-old elder, swimmer, former banker, one-time sweater designer, nature lover, and color maven.

"Someone titled his painting of me 'My life is my message.' I loved that he thought so, and I think he’s right. I’m aiming to be the Molliest Molly I can discover, and that’s what I help other people do, too."

She's also Poet Laureate of KVMR 89.5 FM, Nevada City, CA and Hell’s Backbone Grill, Boulder, UT.

Click here to order.

amazon.com description:

Poets notice what other people miss. Nationally-known poet Molly Fisk’s singular perspective on love, death, grammar, lingerie, small towns, and the natural world will get you laughing, crying, and thinking.

Highlighted Review (Molly has a 100% 5-Star rating on amazon.com. Incredible!):

on May 14, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

My wife and I were given a copy of Fisk’s second book of essays, Using Your Turn Signal. My wife started reading it first and was raving about it immediately. Then it was my turn to read it…and rave about it. We then got the author’s first book of essays, Blow-Drying a Chicken, from the library, which was just as wonderful.

In both of the author’s books of essays, the stories are sprinkled with humor and are very delightful. They also are rooted in human experiences, most or all of which we readers can identify with: joy, sadness, illness, death, insecurity, overcoming challenges, love, etc. The author is very honest in sharing things that are personal, which is part of these books’ appeal. She is wise and perceptive and through her stories shares insights about the simple things of life as well as the profound experiences that help define the remarkable person she is.

I have bought copies of Blow Drying to give to friends. This is the greatest compliment I can give the writer. I highly recommend both of her books of essays. The stories in them aren’t just stories to entertain, they are stories that teach us how to live better. These two books are a joy to read.

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