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On Saturday, June 17, 2023
at 9:30 a.m.

Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild Meeting

June 17, 2023 9:30 a.m. PDT

Live and in person at the Hemet Public Library,

300 E. Latham Avenue, Hemet

 or attend via Zoom.

Email to request a Zoom invite!

How To Write

Magical Realism

Presented by
Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Stephanie answers the questions: What is magical realism? How do I write it and why should I care? Stephanie is a lively speaker and makes learning fun! Come join us and add a bit of magic to your writing.

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Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a 7-time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She is the author of two poetry collections, two novels, a novelette, and a how to write magical realism craft book.


Originally from Manhattan, Stephanie moved to Southern California in 1986. She has lived on the West Coast ever since, teaching at the University of California, Riverside campus, where she worked for 30 years and now currently residing on Whidbey Island, Washington State. A professor emerita of Comparative Literature at the UCR, she is managing editor at SHARK REEF literary magazine and is culture editor at large and writer at the Journal of Radical Wonder. She sits on the advisory board of Writers Bloc Presents. Her poetry chapbook CITY SLICKER appeared in July 2022 with Bamboo Dart Press and her new novel Journey To Merveilleux City is expected out in November 2023.

 And don’t forget to join us afterward for our monthly no-host networking luncheon at
Emilio’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 
2340 S. San Jacinto Avenue.

We have a 12:00 noon reservation, so if you get there first, let them know you’re with the Guild.

Membership not required to attend.

All writers welcome!

Become a Guild Member! Click the PayPal Button at bottom of page for more information.

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