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Speaking Calendar

Join Angie for an hour, a weekend, or over the course of a season to hone your writing craft,

receive encouragement and guidance, and cultivate community. Angie also works one-on-one

with writers as an editor and mentor. ZOOM and email sessions are available.

Email her at to book an appointment.


Your class is terrific -- not just your knowledge and rich understanding of how good writing works, but how you draw people along growing their own skills with your deep presence and welcoming kindness.

—Ann Gronvold


You have such a wonderful way of leading this group. By the way, I am in the middle of Anya's War and it is such a special book, so rich and beautiful. I can't wait for my daughters to read it. I get so much out of your exercises. I am finding myself frustrated because my job is zapping my energy for writing, but the workshop is like a writing lifeline.  It helps me stay connected to the writing, even when I've had a busy month and haven't been able to focus on my writing.

— Nikki Gothelf


Optimism and support are what I most appreciate about Angie—a self-described "cheerleader." Angie has been like a college professor: giving me valuable lessons in children's prose, poetry, and picture book creation. I appreciated her honesty and the many writing exercises she prescribed to help me find my voice. It's been an incredible journey with Angie as my story midwife

—Allison Fragakis



Thank you for bringing excellence

(& GREAT handouts)

to the Critique Session of the

Book Passage Picture Book Conference. And that doesn’t say anything about your enthusiasm & compassion!  All appreciated.  

—Jan Lainoff, Author of Ms. Magpie


I had no idea what to expect; I half expected an edited manuscript ... but, it was So Much more!  Your mentoring approach was inspiring and you made me feel like I can do this.

—Val Sebastinelli, 

Author of Orphan Sox


Angie's class is an extraordinary gift of her time, talent, genuine understanding and stalwart support of the sensitive writer. She is the quintessential “cheerleader” for the creative spirit and gives us the freedom to be and do our best.

—Jacqueline Texier


First of all, a big thanks to Angie for bringing us together these last six months and for all the encouragement, motivation, insights, and craft lessons she so generously shared with us. She has made us better writers. I could

go on and on, but I intend to do that on the acknowledgment page

of my first book. 

—Donna Hemmila


Your edits are remarkable.  The flow and crispness of the sentences are much improved.

You are magical. 

—Robert Healey,

Author of Alex and the iMutts


As I told you, I need my butt kicked. I've been in major "block mode" recently. Pen and paper at the ready, but nothing happens.  Frustration. However, I felt at the conference last summer (and last night)  that you were/are so inspiring and enthusiastic and practical that there's some hope for me if

I follow your lead.

— Diane Dalton 


What sets Angie apart as a writing instructor is her ability to encourage writing from a place of strength individual to each student. She pays close attention to ideas or prompts that make my sons feel confident about their writing, and grows their ability from there. She is always ready to provide a new challenge, but with the appreciation that anxiety precludes learning and formulaic strategies are not necessary to learn strong writing skills. Angie's instruction is joyful and positive, reflective of the idea

that a masterful writer resides in each student.  Through their work with her, my sons have found similar joy in their own abilities, and writing has become a form of expression they enjoy with increasing proficiency and ease.

—Anita Benjamin





Paperback Edition

April 17, 2016

4:00 p.m.

Book Passage-Marin


It is 1937. Fourteen-year-old Anya and her family are forced out of Odessa by Stalin and flee to Frenchtown, an affluent Jewish settlement in war-torn Shanghai. In the 25-hour period from sundown on Shabbat, Anya rescues an abandoned Chinese infant from the gutter, falls in love with a boy from Italy, and carries her injured brother to safety after a bomb destroys part of her neighborhood.The book explores a little known passage in Jewish Holocaust history. 

Book Launch Party


by Jacquie Faber

Sunday, November 5, 2023

1:00 p.m.

Angie is hosting at her home the launch party for her longtime WRITER'S TRIBE member and friend. This is Jacquie's third  picture book.

Book Launch


by Jacquie Faber

Sunday June 9, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Book Passage Corte Madera

51 Tamal Vista Blvd.


Angie will introduce her longtime WRITER'S TRIBE™ MEMBER, mentee, and friend who is launching her second picture book.


Book Launch 



by Breton Kaiser Taylor

Saturday, December 8, 2018

at 2:00 p.m.

Book Passage Corte Madera

51 Tamal Vista Blvd.

Angie will celebrate her longtime WRITER'S TRIBE™ MEMBER, mentee, and friend who is launching his debut middle grade novel.

















Book Launch Party


by Britta Stromeyer Esmail 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

at 2:00 p.m.

Book Passage Corte Madera

51 Tamal Vista Blvd.

Angie will introduce her longtime WRITER'S TRIBE member and friend who is launching

her debut picture book.


Children's Book Writers

& Illustrators



June 15-17, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Learn the tips and tricks for writing and illustrating amazing books for children

Expert Panels provide insights to current trends in publishing & producing your work.

Writing Sessions provide direct expert editorial and develop-mental advice. Our multi-award winning faculty in the children’s and young adult literary world include agents, editors, writers, illustrators, publishers and business representatives.

Panel discussions on Publishing Trends, What Makes a Book Memorable and Promoting Your Work cover information for both new and established writers. With Q&A time, your questions will be answered!

This intensive weekend offers an added opportunity to workshop your writing in small groups up to 5 facilitated by an editor. You must register for the conference & submit your work by May 31 to participate. An additional fee applies.


Networking & Private Consultations with Faculty Not only will you have the opportunity to share meals with our faculty in our brick-lined patio, you also have the opportunity to consult with them one-on-one about your work. For an additional fee, a 30-minute private consultation can be scheduled with participating faculty.


Level Up your Fiction
with The Writer's Tribe
Register now
for the Winter 2024 Session

3 Sundays | 1:30-4:30 p.m.

January 7, February 11,

& March 10


 Join this monthly group to bring your writing to the next level.  Angie shares tips and tools to elevate your fiction craft and  guides the group through a powerful revision process. The  goal is self-editing mastery.

 Learn to:

  • give and receive honest feedback

  • develop compelling characters your readers will adore

  • craft page-turning plots with satisfying twists and cliffhangers

  • render vivid settings you can see, smell, taste, and touch in your imagination

  • write snappy dialog that zings off the page 

 * Tuition includes: Angie's RE-Vision Guide: How to polish your manuscript in 18 easy steps (updated 3rd edition)

 * Committed writers are encouraged to register. 

Class meets at a round table at Book Passage

(51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera. Easy parking. )


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