San Francisco Book Festival Panel

San Francisco Book Festival Panel of award winners
Writing About Your Life      
Moderated by Bruce Haring

Biography panel with

Runner-up, Wendy Bertrand, Enamored With Place: As Woman + As Architect

Winner, Dean Dimitrieski, Tears For My City

Honorable mention, Norman Beim, A Not-so-Nice Jewish Boy Faces WWII

took place on MAY 18, 2013 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco




2013 Paris Book Festival Runner-up

Paris Book Festival 2013 winners announced May 3, 2013
Submitted works judged by a panel of publishing industry experts using the following criteria:
1) General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story.
2) The potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.


WINNER: Tears For My City – Dean Dimitrieski

***RUNNER-UP:Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect – Wendy Bertrand

  • North of Hollywood – Rick Lenz
  • Walkout – Henry C. Woodrum
  • Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy
  • Living…. – Sonia Marsh
  • The Old Rectory – Julia Ibbotson
  • A Not-So-Nice Jewish Boys Faces World War II – Norman Beim
  • Hearts on the Line – Marla Martenson
  • Oh Brother! – Cliff Fazzolari
  • Insight of Perseverance – Christopher Thomas/Dewight Major Jones
  • Moving Forward – Mary H. Bishop
  • The Iron Butterfly – Choon-ok Jade Harmon w/Ana Maria Rodriguez
  • Queue Juper – Jill Perry
  • A Million Miles From Home – Jeanne Selander Miller

The 2013 Paris Book Festival has announced the annual competition honoring the best of international publishing. The 2013 Paris Book Festival considered 16 categories including biography/autobiography, with no date of publication restriction. Entries can be in French, English, Spanish, German or Portuguese and can be published, self-published or issued by an independent publishing house.

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The Paris Book Festival
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This page is edited from  the 2013 Paris Book Festival Website by Wendy Bertrand, who is happy to have been awarded the runner-up to winner recognition in the Biography/Autobiography category and who has been invited to show her book at the San Francisco Book Festival May 18, 2013 at the Saint Francis Drake Hotel, at 450 Powell in San Francisco


Organization of Women Architects Symposium:Gender Matters

OWA 40 Year symposium wendy_bertrand_poster_webSaturday April 13, 2013 Wurster Hall UC Berkeley

Starts at 9:00am with speakers, lunch, exhibit, books and reception
Open to the public (pay on line or at the door

Annemarie Adams McGill
Eleni Bastea New Mexico
Lori Brown Syracuse

Organized by Mui Ho & team.

On left is my poster for the exhibit.


I will be there with my books along with books by OWA author Inge Horton, Professor G. Cranz and the  symposium speakers


Speaking at The Green Arcade Bookstore

Wendy Bertrand speaking March 28, 2013 at The Green Arcade Bookstore

Wendy Bertrand speaking March 28, 2013 at The Green Arcade Bookstore





The Green Arcade     1680 Market Street at Gough in SF

Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect is Wendy Bertrand’s thought-provoking memoir.  A licensed architect, Bertrand received her degree from UC Berkeley in 1972, a time when only 3 percent of architects were female. Her book is a prime example of “social history,” chronicling the experiences of a working single mother on a mission to thrive in her chosen field—both personally and professionally—despite all odds. It is especially interesting because of Bertrand’s acute awareness of social impact in building design, and her lifelong commitment to social equity within her profession.


Speaking at San Francisco Main Library

TUESDAY March 5  Main library talking to audience.LOLA 2. Cas and others at Main Library

Writing Women’s Lives

MAIN LIBRARY     All programs at the Library are free.
100 Larkin Street Latino/Hispanic Community Room A lower level

The Art, Music and Recreation Center of the San Francisco Public Library presents:

San Francisco architect and author Wendy Bertrand will read from her newly published memoir, Enamored With Place: As Woman + As Architect, (Eye On Place Press, 2012), and will discuss the importance of women’s voices in documenting social history.
Her memoir chronicles her experiences as a single mother on a mission to thrive, both personally and professionally. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Architecture (1971) and a Master of Architecture (1972), after study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France. Bertrand graduated at a time when only 3% of registered architects in the U.S. were female. She practiced architecture mainly with the U.S. Navy. She is a founding member of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals. Her feminist values and concern for social justice have informed her design and management decisions, as well as her vision for the future of the profession.


Speaking at OWA – EastBay AIA joint meeting

TUESDAY   February 12, 2013 at 6pm                          The Public is Welcome
Memoirs About Place

East Bay AIA Office
1405 Clay St Oakland, CA 94612
Phone 510 464-3600

Wendy Bertrand, architect/author with Clare Cooper Marcus, well-known landscape architect/educator/author will be speaking about, reading from, and discussing from their careers and memoirs:

Iona Dreaming: The Healing Power of Place (Nicolas Hays, Inc, Lake Worth FL, 2010)
Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect (Eyeonplace Press, San Francisco, CA, 2012)


Book signing at Florey’s Book Co. Pacifica

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 2-4 pm
Florey’s Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.

Wendy Bertrand, author & Erwin, bookstore owner

Join me at for an informal reading, discussion, and signing of
Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect
(Eyeonplace Press, San Francisco, September 2012)


Book signing at Phoenix Book Store in Noe Valley

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 5-6 pm
Phoenix Book Store
3957 24th Street
San Francisco

Visit this beautiful bookstore to turn the pages and feel the delight of my memoir,
Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect
(Eyeonplace Press, San Francisco, September 2012)