Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Today Got to Here Paul Farmer Speak

Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Today Got to Here Paul Farmer Speak

At the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics today I had the opportunity to hear Paul Farmer Anthropologist and Physician Speak at Mandell Hall at UC. He was a warded the annual prize of the MacLean Center. It was very touching as he reviewed with good humor tinged with sarcasm many of things done by wrote ethics pretending to be true ethics -- when ethics is defined as a course of action lead by mortal intention ( my definition.)

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Copy of September Williams Author Announces Chasing Mercury is A BEST SELLER ON AMAZON #1 Bios + Memoir+ Environmentalist and #15 in Books Mystery>International Crime

Great News!!! I just got notification from that Chasing Mercury is #1 in two categories on Amazon Memoir>environmentalist for Kindle and Books and #15 In Myster.International!Hi all! In Chicago Preparing For Readings tonight at Hyde Park Connect Gallery,Hyde Park, Chicago for the    POST 11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW] EXHIBITION. Hope to see people tonight at 8PM

 

September Williams Author Announces Chasing Mercury is A BEST SELLER ON AMAZON #1 Bios + Memoir+ Environmentalist and #15 in Books Mystery>International Crime

Great News!!! I just got notification from that Chasing Mercury is #1 in two categories on Amazon Memoir>environmentalist for Kindle and Books and #15 In Myster.International!Hi all! In Chicago Preparing For Readings tonight at Hyde Park Connect Gallery,Hyde Park, Chicago for the    POST 11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW] EXHIBITION. Hope to see people tonight at 8PM

 

September Williams' Chasing Mercury Audiobook is FREE this week to honor the POST/11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW] EXHIBIT OPENING

September Williams' Chasing Mercury Audiobook is FREE  this week to honor the POST/11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW] EXHIBIT OPENING

I'm excited to make this offer-- PLEASE ENJOY THE CHASING MERCURY AUDIOBOOK IN HONOR OF THIS AMAZING TRAVELING INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT OPENING IN CHICAGO POST/11/9/ THE NEW NOW [NOW]. The Art Exhibit opens this THURSDAY. PLEASE SHARE THIS GIFT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND WITH FRIENDS. The cost of your free audiobook will be donated by Chasing Mercury to the POSt/11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW] Collective as Chicago is only the first venue of many national and international  sites fo for this marvelous exhibition. I'm not just saying that because I'll be there reading from Chasing Mercury. 

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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, Chicago

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

September Williams will read at the Connect Gallery, Hyde Park, Chicago, during the opening weekend of the Post 11/9 the New Now [Now]  exhibition. September reads at 8PM on 11/9 and 11/10/2017.   That is--on both evenings.  The Post 11/9 New Now [Now] Exhibition  gives voice to artists, writers and thinkers, awakened last year, the morning of 11/9/2016, by the gravity of the US Federal Election results. (https://www.post11nine.com). A member of the National Writers Union (UAW 1981)/IFJ, September Williams is tied to Chicago by training in medicine and film (www.septemberwilliams.com).

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury explains how Forest and Sicily's Characters developed.

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury explains how Forest and Sicily's Characters developed.

Q. How did you chose the characteristic in  the main characters of Chasing Mercury?

A .Sicily and Forest? I wanted the people in Chasing Mercury to look like and act like the people at my dinner table -- a mixed bag while--raising consciousness about environmental injustice and justice. Then I remembered how I became committed to those issues not through science and medicine but through the works of concerned photographers like W.E. Eugene Smith and Donald McCullum. Most importantly I remembered the unlikely superheroes  I  knew when I was crossing over from adolescent to woman

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury, Chicago, November

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury, Chicago, November

I wanted you to know that I will be in Chicago in November, 2017. This is a heads up. I will give you more information on times when they are all set. Please stick one of these on your calendar. This is the kick off of the Chasing Mercury Book Tour. Chicago is also the opening location of Book 2 in the Chasing Mercury Toxic Trilogy. (Now you are in on that secret.) So far my schedule looks like:

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Aims High and Wide: Minamata Convention, Audiobook and LItCrawl with Christopher D. Cook, Alan Lessik, Sarah E. Kornfeld and Ismael Parra.

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Aims High and Wide: Minamata Convention, Audiobook and LItCrawl with Christopher D. Cook, Alan Lessik, Sarah E. Kornfeld and Ismael Parra.

Just returning from the Minamata Convention on Mercury Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, where delegates who developed the movement around Making Toxic Mercury poisoning history,  raised questions of needing to focus on more than the small scale gold mining provisions in the mercury convention. Chasing Mercury was well received by many of the delegates who are looking forward to reading it. Arriving home I happilyfound Chasing Mercury is now available in audiobook edition as well as ebook.  See all retailers http://www.septemberwilliams.com/novel-synopsis/

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury: Ms. Shinobu Sakamoto of Minamata, Japan speaks at the Minamata Convention Conference,

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury: Ms. Shinobu Sakamoto of Minamata, Japan speaks at the Minamata Convention Conference,

Born in Minamata, japan in 1956, Ms. Shinobu Sakamoto is a survivor congenitally afflicted with Minamata Disease. As early as age 15 she became an eloquent spokesperson and advocate for environmental justice, ending mercury pollution and protection of the rights and care of those with Minamata disease, severe human mercury poisoning. Minamata disease was initially recognized in the  late 1950s, at Minamata Japan,  and has the distinction of being among the first industrial toxin identified illnesses.  Ms. Sakamoto has travelled from Japan to address the international community this week at the United Nations Environmental Program sponsored first conference of the parties signatory to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The convention (treaty) has gone "into force" this past August  2017. 

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September Williams' Chasing Mercury: Audiobook Coming Soon: Shifting Possibilities

September Williams' Chasing Mercury: Audiobook Coming Soon: Shifting  Possibilities

There is something inherently exhausting about compacting 3 years of work into 12 hours of audio recording -- I guess it's what makes diamonds. I had a great 4 days with  Greg,  a super sound engineer at Command Productions in Sausalito, recording the audiobook edition for Chasing Mercury. It's off to the distributors and hopefully it will be available by the end of this week or next...
 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury goes to Geneva for COP1 Minamata Convention on Mercury

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury goes to Geneva for COP1 Minamata Convention on Mercury

Big news! I’m going to Geneva with Chasing Mercury next week.  I'll be covering the 1st Conference of the Parties Signatory to the Minamata Convention on Mercury since the treaty went into force, August 16, 2017. The primary themes of Chasing Mercury were inspired by the signing of the Minamata Convention by a UNESCO initiative in 2013 at the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan, nearly sixty years after the toxic effects of the persistent organic pollutant methyl mercury was found to cause Minamata disease— and forty-five years after a ballerina named Sicily met a powwow dancer whistleblower journalist name Forest.  

 

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September Williams Author Sees Chasing Mercury Rising.

September Williams Author Sees Chasing Mercury Rising.

I woke up this morning to find Chasing Mercury, my romantic suspense, saga, and my now owning its  significant part memoir, being in the top 100 best sellers in two amazon categories #12 in Kindle Memoirs and Biographies> Environmentalists & Naturalists. https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/10332450011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_1_5_last  and #46 in the same categories of books. It changes every hour but has been inthe same grouping most of the past two days. Go figure...

 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Paco the Dreamer

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Paco the Dreamer

 From  Chasing Mercury, Chapter 17, San francisco Bay 1969-1972

“Paco often traveled through the back alleys of Venice, as he had that night, to reach our house. He tried the back door. Locked, as it should have been, he started to knock. That was when he heard the sound of our front windows shattering. Kicking the door open, he had a line of sight through the living room to the front yard. Two unfamiliar shadows held cigarette lighters. Whoosh, whoosh—Molotov cocktails, gasoline soaked cloth wicks in Coke bottles, flew through the already broken glass. 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury- Blood River, Summer 1965-1968 vs Watts Community Health Center 2017.

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury- Blood River, Summer 1965-1968 vs Watts Community Health Center 2017.

“HOT ENOUGH TO BLISTER THE skin, the Santa Ana Winds ravaged Los Angeles. Sirens raced down Manchester to the hospital on the other side of the cul-de-sac. They were loud and frequent, stopping us from opening the windows to let even the hot breeze blow through. From the ranch house picture window we could see black clouds from fires burning eight miles south. Newscasters called it a riot. Later, the people who lived in that part of the city, and history, would call it The Watts Uprisings.

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September Wiliams Author of Chasing Mercury will be at 9/15/2017 opening of CINE+MAAS SF LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

September Wiliams Author of Chasing Mercury will be at  9/15/2017 opening of CINE+MAAS SF LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

As many of you know I am a member of that National Writers Union and the International Federation of Journalist.  I review films for their bioethics content and publish on www.bioethicsscreenreflections.com which is picked up by a number of Bioethics on line publications. I don't see my hat a s a novelist being different from that as a journalist ( After all Chasing Mercury is about a Powwow dancer whistle blowing journalist. Journalism keeps me in contact with stories film or otherwise.)

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury and Toxic Water Minamata Japan Children's book

September Williams  Author of Chasing Mercury and Toxic Water Minamata Japan Children's book

Today I found a box at my front door. At first I thought it was expresso pods. When I opened it two gorgeous hard covered books were in it. Toxic Water, Minamata Japan - a book offered by Bearport Publishing for children's school libraries , and for which it was my honor to consult, is out and ready to be purchased by a school library near you! Let them know it exist. This is a book that is a part of Bearport's environmental disaster series helping the next generations understand what has happened in the past. 

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