Del Norte County Library 190 Price Mall, Crescent City
Friday August 23, 2013 5-7 pm
Presentation and discussion at 6pm
Men & Women, who like to read, write, work, and discuss
Wendy Bertrand architect and author invites you to the Del Norte Library where she will be talking and facilitating a discussion on various goals in writing her memoir, as well as reflections on publishing and presenting her concerns after the publication just one year ago.
The themes of how we work, how we think about places, how social factors including gender and race show up in place making, and how our personal and professional lives are integrated and important will be touched on as well as topics of interest to the audience.
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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Hollywood, CA 90028, US
This page is edited from the 2013 Paris Book Festival Website www.parisbookfestival.com 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
TUESDAY March 5
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.
FRIDAY January 25, 2013 at 7pm
Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay General Audience Welcome
Check out www.youtube.com/user/enamoredwithplace
Lively event with lots of discussion at the Half Moon Bay Library
Through the Eyes of Women radio program interviewing by Kathleen Marschall of Wendy Bertrand about her memoir, Enamored with Place: As Woman + As Architect khsu.org, click the program Through the Eyes of Women, then audio archives for December 10, … Continue reading
Review by Zara Raab in Professional & Domestic Designs for The Mirror of the Mechanics’ Institute Library:
September 2012 Excerpt:
“The young Bertrand, recently graduated from Berkeley’s architectural degree program, soon begins a long career in government, overseeing architectural projects for the Navy, while all the time single-handedly raising her daughter. So her daughter can attend the French-American Bilingual School in San Francisco, Bertrand buys a charming, weathered “Workers’ Victorian” on a steep hill in San Francisco in 1975, calling it her maisonette. Bertrand is passionate, throwing herself into both her career and maisonette on 27th Street, with its vistas of the Bay and East Bay hills. From the moment she moves in, this house becomes one of two true loves of her life. (The second is a cabin in Gasquet in remote Northern California.) “I slowly engaged in a tenderly curious acquaintance with my living space,” Bertrand writes, “exploring the limitations and opportunities” of the space, as “preening and nesting became an integral part” of her San Francisco life . Bertrand pays attention to her space as she might to a lover or as a mother attends her child. Like any artist, she undertakes the house in large part because she sees its possibilities. “How could I hold on to the house’s century-old character while still making the place contemporary? “What could be done to catch the country feeling in the city—with modesty and elegance?” .”