Novelist Lily Iona MacKenzie and short story author Laurie Doyle read from and discuss their writing at Odd Mondays January 7, 7pm at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley. A book signing follows the event. Free admission and free refreshments.
Born and raised in Canada, Lily Iona MacKenzie was a high school dropout who has since earned two Masters’ degrees. She has published reviews, interviews, short fiction, poetry, travel pieces, and essays in over 155 American and Canadian venues. All This, a poetry collection, was published in 2011. Her novel Fling! was released in July 2015. Curva Peligrosa, another novel, was brought out in 2017. A third novel, Freefall: A Divine Comedy was just published. She teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco’s Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning and blogs at https://lilyionamackenzie.com
Laurie Ann Doyle is the author of World Gone Missing (Regal House Publishing), which was named a finalist for the American Book Fest’s Best Book Award and praised by New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki for delivering “powerful portrayals of people desiring connection, hope, and renewal.” Winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee, Laurie’s stories and essays appear in The Los Angeles Review, Timber, Under the Sun, and many other literary journals. She co-founded Babylon Salon, a long-running San Francisco literary series, and teaches writing at The Writers Grotto and UC Berkeley.https://www.laurieanndoyle.com