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Editing panel
Secrets of the Red Pen: What your editor wants you to know

Heidi Swillinger- Heidi Swillinger is a Bay Area journalist and book editor. She has worked at the San Francisco Chronicle and Central City Extra in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. She currently works at, a political news and opinion site.

Darlene Frank is a writer, editor and creativity coach who helps people turn personal stories into powerful works of art. She teaches memoir-writing workshops and provides developmental editing and copyediting services for memoir and other nonfiction. 

Audrey Kalman writes fiction with a dark edge about what goes awry when human connection is missing from our lives. Her most recent book, the short fiction collection “Tiny Shoes Dancing,” was shortlisted for the 2019 Rubery Book Award. She is the author of the novels “What Remains Unsaid“ and “Dance of Souls. “ Her story “The Bureau of Lost Earrings” was shortlisted for Pithead Chapel’s 2016 Larry Brown Short Story Award, and more than a dozen online and print journals have published her fiction and poetry. She has been a member of the SF Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club since 2011, where she served as vice president from 2016 to 2019 and is currently branch president.

Jason Buchholz is a novelist, editor, publisher, and artist. He has worked as a travel writer and journalist; his poetry and flash fiction have appeared in Gobbledegook and Switchback. He holds a BA in psychology from UC Berkeley and an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco. His addresses have included a half-dozen locations around the San Francisco bay area—most notably his childhood home in Santa Rosa and his current home in El Cerrito, where he lives with his wife and son.

Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m.
FREE to first-time attendees! 
$10 Members; $15 Non-Members; $5 Students/ID