Author Erica Bauermeister at the Hoffman Center

Starts:Saturday, February 16, 2013  7:00 PMEnds:Saturday, February 16, 2013  9:00 PM



Hoffman Center

594 Laneda Avenue

Manzanita, OR 97130

Event Description:

Erica Bauermeister will read from her latest book, The Lost Art of Mixing, at the Hoffman Center. 
A Seattle-based author, Bauermeister has published two non-fiction books and three novels.

Frustrated by the lack of women authors in her university curriculum, she co-authored 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide with Holly Smith and Jesse Larsen and Let's Hear It For the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14 with Holly Smith. In the process Erica read, literally, thousands of books, good and bad, probably one of the best educations a writer can have.

 Turning later to fiction, the first result was The School of Essential Ingredients. It's about food and people and the relationships between them - about taking those "unimportant" bits of life and making them beautiful. The response to School has been a writer's dream; the book has been published in 23 countries. Her second book, Joy for Beginners, is a book club favorite.

The Lost Art of Mixing is her latest, published in January, 2013, and continues the stories begun in her first novel. A Booklist review describes the book as  "Warm, funny, and deeply comforting, The Lost Art of Mixing is a delight."

Following Bauermeister's reading and Q&A, we'll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local writers will read 5 minutes of their original work.

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