Janis Cooke Newman

Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the SF Chronicle Best Books of 2015, A Master Plan for Rescue, as well as the LA Times Book Prize Finalist and USA Today Historical Novel of the Year, Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln. She is also the author of the memoir, The Russian Word for Snow, and is the founder of the Lit Camp writers conference held at Esalen every May.

Current Schedule

2019 - Unlikely Alliances and Other Surprises in Historical Fiction

Previous Years

2017 - Radically Brief: Super-Short Writing from Terrific Bay Area Writers