September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Presents: A Writer's Lunch at the Mechanics Institute Library - Why Novelist Might Need  a Press Pass
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Presents: A Writer's Lunch at the Mechanics Institute Library - Why Novelist Might Need a Press Pass

It is a curious phenomenon but often happens. You have an idea for a piece of fiction. Even if it is science fiction or fantasy, model after many cultures combined, real or imagined--you need the facts even to manipulate them. First sources are always a good reference. How do you get to first sources and what do you do with what you learn -- long before Chasing Mercury was finished I found myself  transferring all kinds of knowledge into the settings, place, time and characters. But what about your outlet besides the novel?

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury “Why Fiction Writers Might Need a Press Pass.”
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury “Why Fiction Writers Might Need a Press Pass.”

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There are multiple incidences where current event coincide with  events associate with storylines, whether films or nonfiction. First Sources sometimes are the only way to get fully relevant understanding of the circumstances leading to specific concerns in fiction. Fiction requires accuracy to be relevant in terms of time, place, prevailing norms of characters and surroundings .... blocking and creating articles and other materials relevant to a nonfiction activity as well as additional publishing can be invaluable. Hence this session at the Mechanics Institute. . As a member of the international Federation of Journalist I have interviewed numerous people around the USA and in Europe to whom I would not as easily had access without a press outlet. Key aspects of Chasing Mercury required deeper evaluation of the life of environmental journalist and activist than on hand information could provide, as well as the history of key movements. Join us at the MIL.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury, Supports Author Kristin Kaye' Tree Dreams
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury, Supports Author Kristin Kaye' Tree Dreams

When seventeen-year-old Jade Reynolds witnesses a violent clash between a protesting tree sitter and a local logger, she runs as far as she can from the battles that plague her home and from the mysteries of the redwood forest. But the ancient redwoods are embedded in her psyche―she feels their call even in the dark and forgotten back alleys of Portland, Oregon where she’s hiding out. She soon becomes entangled with a lovable misfit and a band of radical slackers,

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury A Night of Readings with Lone Morch, Sarah Kornfeld, September Williams and Kristin Kaye, Book Smith/The Bindery,

FOR YOUR CALENDAR  May 24, 7:30pm, Written Within the Body: A Night of Readings with Lone Morch, Sarah Kornfeld, September Williams and Kristin Kaye, Book Smith/The Bindery, 1644 Haight Street San Francisco, CA  http://www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-written-within-body-night-readings-lone-mørch-sarah-kornfeld-september-williams-and       

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury presents at 'Memento Mori' at Reimagine End of Life Week
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury presents at 'Memento Mori' at Reimagine End of Life Week

April 17, 2018 (Tuesday) 7PM-10PM September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury presents at 'Memento Mori' at Reimagine End of Life Week. Swedish American Hall 

Dr. September Williams will explore themes in her romance-suspense-memoir novel Chasing Mercury which illuminate the concept that 'Grief is Cyclic'. 

 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury with Synergy Dance Project  at Laguna Honda Hospital
Apr
9
to Apr 10

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury with Synergy Dance Project at Laguna Honda Hospital

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For  about 6 years I have been dancing with the incomparable Sylvie Minot the director of the Syzygy Dance Project. The 5Rhythms is a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in everybody regardless of shape, size, age or experience. While the practice itself is simple, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression. As 5Rhythms Founder Gabrielle Roth states, "if you put your psyche in motion, it will heal itself." 

Syzygy has brought dance and dance therapy to hundreds who believe, or the world believes, can't or shouldn't dance.  This is just an FYI: Monday April 9 we will be Dancing with people who reside at Laguna Honda Hospital from 11 AM to 12PM. If you want to invest in a program that makes a difference for people at the deepest level, have a look at the work of the Syzygy Dance Project.  See http://www.syzygydanceproject.org

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Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at  Civicorps Oakland
Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at Civicorps Oakland

I became interested in Civi Corps through a National Writers Union brother Alan Lessik. At the time of the recent fires in Napa and Sonoma I wanted to make a donation to an organization which not only dealt with disasters of fire and floods but also worked to prevent them.

It seemed to me that Civi Corps helping to develop better educated young people who understand things like Climate Change, and who also do work in Recycling and Brush control , not as a school project but as professional trades people -- had a proactive approach to fire prevention and so environmental protection and  environmental justice while providing young people with jobs and education.  I was invited to speak at a community meeting at Civi Corps and I encourage my readers to donate to and support Civi Corps Oakland. https://www.cvcorps.org

 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury is going to Green Action Office Warming Party  and Kickoff Celebration of the Third Decade
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury is going to Green Action Office Warming Party and Kickoff Celebration of the Third Decade

A note from the executive director of Green Action

Twenty years ago, urban, rural and Indigenous communities and grassroots groups came together to form a new organization to be led by frontline communities impacted by pollution, racism and injustice. It’s mission would be to mobilize community power to win victories that change industry and government policies and practices to protect health and promote environmental, social and economic justice….and Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice was born.

 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at Mechanics Institute Library with the National Writers Union Present  A Writers Lunch with Holiday Book Ideas
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at Mechanics Institute Library with the National Writers Union Present A Writers Lunch with Holiday Book Ideas

Follow MIL and NWU on Facebook/website

https://www.facebook.com/MILibrary/  and https://www.facebook.com/National-Writers-Union-Northern-California-Chapter-1157254427685640/

 

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Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at Mechanics Institute Holiday Gathering !!
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at Mechanics Institute Holiday Gathering !!

I'll Be there!

Mechanics Institute Holiday Gather has always been fun with lots of literary chat, great food. It's in that San Francisco early evening commuter respite period of 5:30-7:30PM. Annual Members' Holiday Gathering This year on December 14, 2015.

Hors d'oeuvres, gourmet cheeses, delectable desserts, and tempting libations!

Members & Their Guests $15

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UDATE **** Sorry about that--SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS AUTHOR OF CHASING MERCURY gives Grand Rounds the Founding Myths of Bioethics at  CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

UDATE **** Sorry about that--SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS AUTHOR OF CHASING MERCURY gives Grand Rounds the Founding Myths of Bioethics at CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL NOVEMBER 20, 2017

It is my pleasure to return to Chicago this week and give grand rounds at Chicago Medical School. CMS is one of my many alma maters. Following a year working in East Africa, I spent one year of Internal Medicine Residency and A Surgical Nutrition and Hyperalimentation  Fellowship at CMS before returning to Cook County Hospital.

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Copy of UDATE **** Sorry about that--SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS AUTHOR OF CHASING MERCURY gives Grand Rounds the Founding Myths of Bioethics at  CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

Copy of UDATE **** Sorry about that--SEPTEMBER WILLIAMS AUTHOR OF CHASING MERCURY gives Grand Rounds the Founding Myths of Bioethics at CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL NOVEMBER 20, 2017

It is my pleasure to return to Chicago this week and give grand rounds at Chicago Medical School. CMS is one of my many alma maters. Following a year working in East Africa, I spent one year of Internal Medicine Residency and A Surgical Nutrition and Hyperalimentation  Fellowship at CMS before returning to Cook County Hospital.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at 29th Dorothy J. MacLean Conference in Clinical Medical Ethics
Nov
10
8:00 AM08:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at 29th Dorothy J. MacLean Conference in Clinical Medical Ethics

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I, wearing my Dr. September Williams hat, will  attend the 29th Dorothy J. MacLean Clinical Medical Ethics Conference at University of Chicago  - This is Dr. Williams 27th year at this conference. Though  the conference updates individual didactic information related to clinical ethics  - it is the relationship between colleagues who have worked on issues of implemention of the Helsinki Declaration in the real world -- day in and day out for years--that has kept me returning to Chicago each fall. Though densely academic, the conference is open to all annually - as a way of promoting and supporting clinical medical ethics.  

Each November, The MacLean Center hosts the Dorothy J. MacLean Conference, which focuses on topics related to clinical medical ethics. This year's conference will feature a keynote lecture from Dr. Paul Farmer, winner of the 2017 MacLean Prize and co-founder of Partners In Health.

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UPDATE: September Williams MD-Author’s Novel Chasing Mercury at Post/11/9 the New Now Exhibit 8PM 11/9 and 11/10/2017
Nov
9
to Nov 10

UPDATE: September Williams MD-Author’s Novel Chasing Mercury at Post/11/9 the New Now Exhibit 8PM 11/9 and 11/10/2017

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Chicago, IL — September Williams, physician-author, bioethicist and filmmaker, starts her Chasing Mercury book tour in Chicago— at the opening reception of Post/11/9 The New Now [NOW]. Co-founded by Asya Abdrahman and Nellie King Solomon, the [NOW] Collective launches a yearlong, interactive, international, traveling exhibition starting at Connect Gallery

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Tonight September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at "An Expensive Hoax" Environmental Writers Respond..."
Aug
30
12:00 PM12:00

Tonight September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at "An Expensive Hoax" Environmental Writers Respond..."

A LitQuake Event! An Expensive Hoax: Environmental Writers Respond to Trump on 08/30/2017 @ 06:00 PM at SFPL Koret Auditorium. No need to print anything for this free event. Please come say hello and check in with us at the Litquake table outside of the Koret auditorium. Doors open at 5:30pm. See you there! 

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September Williams author of  Chasing Mercury at InsideStorytime: RESILIENCE  at Octopus Literary Lounge
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

September Williams author of Chasing Mercury at InsideStorytime: RESILIENCE at Octopus Literary Lounge

PUT THIS IN YOUR CALENDAR and come over and see us (sometime.)

OAKLAND  7/20/ 2017  7-9 pm Octopus - September is  reading from Chasing Mercury. Yeah, I know-- it's  a month away.  I'll remind you but put it in your calendar anyway.

Now the details: 

Coming up: InsideStorytime  the theme is  RESILIENCE, at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, will feature September Williams (Chasing Mercury), Fisayo Adeyeye (Cradles), Andrea Passwater, and others!   Join Us! 

The cover photo is from jameswarner.net

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A chance to win a free giveaway of September Williams Chasing Mercury ebook
Jul
12
11:30 AM11:30

A chance to win a free giveaway of September Williams Chasing Mercury ebook

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Chasing Mercury (Kindle Edition). YOU NEED THIS CODE TO ENTER https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/880425d95c821e00 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Jul 27, 2017 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.  It's an ebook so if you win you get it immediately. 

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Embracing Narrative in Bioethics: September Williams hosted by the AMA Journal of Ethics Twitter Chat 6/13/2017 #EthicsChat
Jun
13
12:00 PM12:00

Embracing Narrative in Bioethics: September Williams hosted by the AMA Journal of Ethics Twitter Chat 6/13/2017 #EthicsChat

Why do we tell stories and how do we use them in bioethics? Using environmental justice --Minamata Disease & Climate Change--to illustrate. Narrative and Bioethics Myth, Literature and Film JOIN US ON Twitter at #EthicsChat 6/13/2017  3PM (ET), 2PM(CT), 12 noon (PT). NB: Also be sure to follow AMA Journal of Ethics on twitter before joining. 

As a primer - have a look at http://www.bioethicsscreenreflections.com and http://www.septemberwilliams.com/what-is-bioethics/

Casuistry in its simplest form is using cases or narratives to argue points of conflict and promote their resolutions. Medicine and Law are both fields where cases are used to model approaches to ethical decisions in complicated situations.  Religious books, literature, drama and film can be used in Casuistry. Moral reasoning does not have to be facilitated only by narratives in a specific field.. And yes, Casuistry can be badly abused in science, medicine an morally. At its core, Casuistry requires solving a second unrelated case, using the logic of the original narrative. Closely related to Casuistry is Carl Jung's theory that there are archetypes to which the human psyche best responds. Author Christopher Booker, after 34 years analyzing literature, theorized that writers tell stories in one of 7 archetypical forms. Those forms, still follow the Aristotelian Plot Curve evolving response from the readers. These 7 plot forms are referred to as Universal Stories and their appeal reflect matters transcending race, culture, class or whatever man-made separations there are between people. 

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THe National Writers Union and THe Mechanics Institute Library Presents
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

THe National Writers Union and THe Mechanics Institute Library Presents

 Try to make it out to the MEchanics Institute Library on May 19th at noon for Eds always interesting and timely tips on how to make a living as a writer. Ed is also the co-chair of the National Writers Union Book Division and works closely with our affiliate International Federation of Jouralist  on behalf of our NWU interest. 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury, International Women's Day at  the Museum of the African Diaspora
Mar
8
12:30 AM00:30

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury, International Women's Day at the Museum of the African Diaspora

  Three of the Women artists whose work are in the MoAD exquisite exhibit "WHERE IS HERE are in-panelled to  discuss the effects of their literature,  poetry, and visual art on translating  space in its multiple dimensions, linear, historical, geographical --  http://poetry.sfsu.edu/events/29040-navigating-space-women-through-poetry-literature-and-art-asya-abdrahman-faith-adiele 

September Williams and Asya Abdrahman, Noisebridge 2016, Photo by: Marc Romero

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury is Attending the San Francisco Writers Conference
Feb
16
to Feb 19

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury is Attending the San Francisco Writers Conference

Photo:  Mark Romero

What will be happening at the SFWC?  The event spans four days (five if you count the No-Host Dinner on Wednesday evening for early arrivals!) 
The event is packed with 100+ sessions for writers–from the craft of writing to the business of publishing. There is copious networking with the very people who can advance your writing career; a glorious opening gala; two keynote luncheons and breakfasts; lots of social interaction with other writers; and evening Open Mic readings and pitch sessions.  There will be exhibitors with services and tools for writers, too.

The 2017 SFWC Schedule is now available!  Click here  

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at DADA- Exhibit POP AMERICANA
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at DADA- Exhibit POP AMERICANA

Everyone needs a break from work -- I'll be taking one at  the new DaDa this Saturday evening at the opening of the exhibit POP AMERICANA which examines the USA obsession with celebrity --  how timely as we move into a political error were what happens on little and big video screens has show the power of images over understanding.  - Join me and pals. 

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September Williams author of Chasing Mercury and bioethicsscreenreflections.com at "Hidden Figures" Xmas Day
Dec
25
1:45 PM13:45

September Williams author of Chasing Mercury and bioethicsscreenreflections.com at "Hidden Figures" Xmas Day

The novel Chasing Mercury is in part written to encourage people to understand and learn about Science -- helping improve the moral capacity to monitor and create the safest options for technology. The movie Hidden Figures is set in the time of the Mercury Space Mission. It is specifically about the contribution of African American women mathematicians.  and is actually hilarious and and biographical. ( I saw it in preview at MVFF39.) This film  needs support on Xmas day for it’s limited release - making it Oscar eligible—  On Christmas Day September will be at the AMC Metreon were there  16 showings. 

 

 

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September Williams writer of Chasing Mercury at National Writers Union Table, Howard Zinn Book Fair
Dec
4
to Dec 6

September Williams writer of Chasing Mercury at National Writers Union Table, Howard Zinn Book Fair

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We will be at the National Writers Union (UAW/AFL-CIO) Northern California Chapter table at The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present and Future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small.

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