M*A*S*H Star Mike "BJ" Farrell to Speak at San Francisco Writing for Change Conference

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The San Francisco Writing for Change Conference will take place August 16-17 at the Hotel Kabuki. M*A*S*H star Mike "BJ" Farrell will be keynoter. It's the only conference for writers and activists that is dedicated to nonfiction books about any kind of change from the personal to the planetary. The goal of the conference is "Saving the World One Book at a Time."

Books will be essential tools for meeting the challenges we face. The right books will change the world, and books that change America change the world, because America is leading the world into the future. The conference hopes to inspire and empower attendees to become change agents and write those books.

M*A*S*H star Mike "BJ" Farrell, author of Just Call Me Mike, A Journey to Actor and Activist, will be a keynoter at the second San Francisco Writing for Change Conference. The other keynoter will be Gay Hendricks, author of the bestseller Conscious Loving, Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, at the Hotel Kabuki. Registration, $395, includes two breakfasts, two lunches, the keynote talks, more than 35 breakout sessions, and social events. Writers can register online and learn more at http://www.sfwritingforchange.org, 415-673-0939, or by writing to 1029 Jones St., San Francisco, 94109.

The SFW4C is the first conference devoted to nonfiction books about any kind of change from the personal to the planetary. New and published writers and activists will:

  • Learn about writing, agents, and the publishing business
  • Get feedback on their writing
  • Have the chance to pitch their book to agents and editors.
  • Network with authors, editors, and agents from both coasts

The SFW4C encompasses a wide range of topics, including the environment, health, spirituality, business, science, politics, social issues, technology, global issues, spirituality, and personal development. Also speaking are Marisa Handler (Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist), Wes 'Scoop' Nisker (Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again), Chris Carlsson (Nowtopia), Susan Griffin (Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy), and Allan Hamilton, M.D. (The Scalpel and the Soul).

According to conference cofounder Mike Larsen, "Books will be essential tools for meeting the challenges we face. The right books will change the world, and books that change America change the world, because America is leading the world into the future. The conference hopes to inspire and empower attendees to become change agents and write those books."

Larsen is also co-director of the San Francisco Writer's Conference that takes place in February on President's Day Weekend, February 13-15. Both conferences are parts of a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

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