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5th Literary Orange
Saturday, April 9, 2011

UC Irvine Student Center

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Barbara DeMarco-Barrett Barbara DeMacro-Barrett

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett’s first book, Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within, was a Los Angeles Times best-seller and won a 2005 ASJA Outstanding Book Award. Her essay,“Knitting: My Urban Escape,” was anthologized in Knitting Through It: Inspiring Stories for Troubled Times, and she has a short story in Orange County Noir coming out in the spring of 2010. She has worked as an Avon salesgirl, auto parts runner, restaurant manager, baker and waitress, crisis intervention counselor, secretary, semiconductor plant worker, and more. She blogs about writing at http://penonfire.blogspot.com and has published essays and articles in Orange Coast Magazine, Westways, The Los Angeles Times, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, and more. She has taught creative writing at UC Irvine Extension since 2000 and also teaches “Jumpstart Your Writing” online for Gotham Writers Workshop, based in New York City. She produces and hosts Writers on Writing, which broadcasts from UC Irvine and streams live at http://www.kuci.org. The show podcasts on iTunes and at http://penonfire.blogspot.com. Barbara was named 2001 Distinguished Instructor at UCIrvine Extension and awarded with Literary Magnet #1, on Orange Coast Magazine’s Best of Orange County list, 2008. She is founder of the Pen on Fire Speakers Series.

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Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within
Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within

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