Jane Anne Staw

reads from her personal essay collection, Small: The Little We Need for Happiness.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

In this brilliant essay collection, Jane Anne Staw invites the reader to journey with her as she discovers how to shift her gaze to small--and finds her way out of feelings of overwhelm and anxiety. Through example, Small teaches us how to see and connect to what is best in life, at a time when philosophers and psychologists are suggesting that we slow down in order to thrive in a world of turmoil, speed and excess information.

Jane Anne Staw has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; Stanford University; UC Berkeley Extension, and most recently in the MFA Program in Writing at the USF.  She serves on the advisory board of the UC Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing.  As well, she has been a Bay Area Writing Coach for the past 15 years, working with writers on projects ranging from memoirs and historical fiction to novels, short stories and essays. Her books include: Parsnips in the Snow: Talks with Midwestern Gardeners (with Mary Swander), and Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block.

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