An Evening with Tom Spanbauer

Date: Wednesday, May 11th Time: 7pm Number of sessions: 1 - Event! Members: $25 Nonmembers: $25 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Dangerous Writing is sold out but San Diego Writer’s Ink presents an intimate evening with Tom Spanbauer.

Meet the author of the classic novels The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon and Now is the Hour and the founder of the legendary Dangerous Writing workshop. Enjoy a lively evening of refreshments and beverages and get to know the writer Tom Spanbauer up close. The event will also include a short discussion of the Dangerous Writing philosophy, and Tom’s own work; books will be on sale.

Tom Spanbauer is the author of four novels including In the City of Shy Hunters, and the beloved classic, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon. Tom’s most recent novel, Now is the Hour, was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist and Publishers Weekly chose it as one of the best 100 books of 2006. About Now is the Hour, Natalie Goldberg said, “There is no one like Tom Spanbauer writing in America. I dare you to read this and still hold onto the old way you see the world.” A new edition of Tom’s first novel, Faraway Places, has recently been released by Hawthorne Books.

As a teacher Tom’s innovative approach combines close attention to language with a large-hearted openness to what he calls ‘the sore place’–that place within each of us that is the source for stories that no one else can tell. His introductory workshop is an underground legend among emerging writers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The community of writers that has formed around him is dedicated to the proposition that “Fiction is the lie that tells the truth truer.” Trying to define Dangerous Writing, he says, is tricky because “…the first rule about dangerous writing is you don’t talk about dangerous writing. Writing dangerously is the inarticulate speech of the heart.”

Tom lives, writes, and teaches in Portland Oregon.