Tonight September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury at "An Expensive Hoax" Environmental Writers Respond..."
Aug
30
12:00pm12:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
11:30am11:30am

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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
12:30am12:30am

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
1:45pm 1:45pm

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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September Williams author of  Chasing Mercury at Asya Abdrahman's I AM HUMAN art Exhibit Opening
Nov
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

September Williams author of Chasing Mercury at Asya Abdrahman's I AM HUMAN art Exhibit Opening

REMINDER Asya's mixed media exhibit opens at the Red Victorian tonight. 

Asia Abdrahman mixed media artist with  National Writers Union's poet/ journalist Henry Millstein, Sarah Kornfeld (What Stella Sees) and September Williams (Chasing Mercury)

Asya Abdrahman mixed media artist and curator's I AM HUMAN exhibit is a fictional art installation. Other's wring their hands about issues homelessness, refugee crisis (the same thing actually,) inhumanity ( the same thing again.)  -- Asya uses what she has -- her enormous talent-- to address and change the circumstances. 

About this new  exhibit Asya  says,"Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are the products of the artist’s imagination used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead or actual events is purely coincidental and skewed by your biased worldview. 

"When the deep freeze of helplessness sets in, a light appears to warm the heart. With the deepest gratitude for the beauty in this world, I unfreeze my frozen soul and maybe yours if you value a little thaw… the light that shines through… soft simple & lenient"

My home is graced by several of Asya Abdrahman's works and I will definitely be at this opening. 



P.S. Wear a costume of a dead or living character or come as you are.

Also Music by Los Sirenas https://www.facebook.com/lossirenas/?fref=ts

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Oct
22
to Oct 23

Pacific Filmmakers dinner and screenings at 32Ten Studios October 22.

Gorgeous event with amazing Pacific Filmmakers Forum - old friends and colleagues and new. 

A filmmakers' soiree, a movable feast for Pacific filmmakers Forum/ Salon Dinner #95 co noted by Alexandra Lexton and Cari Boba October 22 2016 at 32Ten Studios in San Rafael. Filmmakers setting a dinner on a sound stage is as putting a brush in Van Gough's hands. 

A filmmakers' soiree, a movable feast for Pacific filmmakers Forum/ Salon Dinner #95 co noted by Alexandra Lexton and Cari Boba October 22 2016 at 32Ten Studios in San Rafael. Filmmakers setting a dinner on a sound stage is as putting a brush in Van Gough's hands. 

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 September Williams Radio Interview,Chasing Mercury,  Glenn Ellis,
Oct
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

September Williams Radio Interview,Chasing Mercury, Glenn Ellis,

September Williams MD Novel "Chasing Mercury" Previews at LitCrawl San Francisco 2016

"Loving someone enough to let them go is for cowards." - Chasing Mercury, Chapter 9 "Minamata Bay"

SAN FRANCISCOSept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- September Williams, American physician-writer, bioethicist and filmmaker reads from Chasing Mercury at LitCrawl SF 2016. This General Fiction connects Eco-Romance to human rights and environmental justice. Inspired by events leading to the 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury, the book honors First Nation and journalists' leadership in ecological protection. Chasing Mercury is the first in a series of three novels. Williams' reading is part of an hour session, National Writers Union Takes On Social Justice, also featuring writers Lizette WanzerHenry Millstein andSarah Kornfeld. One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, Lit Crawl-SF attracts 10,000 people. 

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September Williams MD-Author Supports MIL and DaDa Gallery New Cultural Venue Partnership
Jul
14
2:30pm 2:30pm

September Williams MD-Author Supports MIL and DaDa Gallery New Cultural Venue Partnership

I'm a member of the Mechanics Institute Library, as well as the National Writers Union and an affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists. The Mechanics Institute and Library will be at a The San Francisco Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing tomorrow. The committee is made up of three board of supervisors members. With their approval, DaDa will be able to get a temporary permit for the space they are renting from the Mechanics Institute Library, enabling them to build out for operation. With this move DaDa Gallery and Bar will be able to expand its already important venue for creatives, writers, artist and musicians to talk, read and perform in the downtown communities, consistent with the Mechanics Institute and Library's already strong cultural mission.

 

 

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