Monday, September 12, 2016
6:00 PM – 9:00PM
390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose
Are you writing about serious or controversial topics? Looking to include a policeman or fireman character in your story and you want to make sure you aren’t relying on stereotypes? Our responsibility to accurately portray law enforcement grows with each day. Join us on September 12th for speaker, Ellen Kirschman, as she speaks about her experience helping police and first responders put their experiences into words.
Ellen Kirschman knows about the police. She has thirty-plus years’ experience as a police and public safely psychologist. In 2014 she was honored with the California Psychological Association’s award for distinguished contribution to psychology. She works with the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat for first responders.
She also knows about writing. Her non-fiction books—I Love a Cop (over 100,000 copies sold), I Love a Firefighter (written after 9/11), and Counseling Cops (written with two retired policemen)—untangles the stereotypes we may have about the men and women who face danger daily on our behalf. Her first mystery, Burying Ben, introduced police psychologist Dr. Dot Meyerhoff and won first prize for the not-yet- in-print novel from the Public Safety Writers Association. Her second mystery, The Right-Wrong Thing, is a finalist in the Fiction: Thriller/Adventure category of the USA Best Book Awards.
DATE: Monday, September 12, 2016
COST: $15 members / $20 non-members (includes $10 for dinner)
LOCATION: Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose
GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm General Meeting Announcements
7:30 pm Guest Speaker Ellen Kirschman
8:30 pm Networking & Dessert
9:00 pm Close