Joyous Expression – A Day of Meditation and Writing Practice
Saturday, May 23, 2020
10am to 4pm
Location: A private home in Auburn

Experience a day of peace and creativity by learning “Writing Practice,” based on Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. This technique can be a purely meditative practice, where within a basic structure and simple guidelines, one allows the mind to flow freely, lets the thoughts travel onto the page, and then lets go of them and moves on. It can also be used for specific writing purposes: for beginners to learn to write, for a daily warm-up, to deepen and improve your writing, or to work out specific writing problems. Cost of the day is $50. Space is limited to 20 people, so please register by April 23. To register, please email

Please click here for the flyer. 

2016 Book Launch Events for  Bamboo Secrets

Bay Area Book Launch Reading: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7 pm, at Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera.

Nevada County Book Launch Reading: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 5-7 pm, in Grass Valley, sponsored by the Nevada County Arts Council.

Seattle Book Launch Reading: Saturday, August 6, 2016, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Creative Aging (time and place TBA).

San Diego Book Launch: Thursday evening, September 8, 2016, a Memoir Panel Reading and Discussion, sponsored by San Diego Writers, Ink (time and place TBA).

Patricia is also scheduled to visit several private Book Club meetings in both Nevada County and the SF Bay Area.  If you would like her to visit your Book club, please contact her at

Other Events

The Women’s Writing Salon is now hosted 3-4 times a year in Grass Valley by
Julie Valin      ( and
Joan Keyes   (