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A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!

This month, Thais Derich, the author of Second Chance, She Writes Press 2017, and the leader of The Hivery's Writer Circle, gives a reading from her newly published memoir and tells her story (Hivery style) from a feminist perspective. Want to hear a little bit about the book before you come? Listen to Suzanne Lang interview Thais about her memoir "Second Chance" on the NPR show A Novel Idea

Keep your writing projects in focus as you move through the fall by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. Tickets are limited so please kindly register online before this program. 

Speaker Bio

Thais Nye Derich’s new memoir—Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean (She Writes Press, May 9, 2017)—tells a powerful story about her traumatic hospital delivery, and her decision post-cesarean to give birth naturally. Derich’s past work has been published in Salon, Literary Mama, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Forge Journal, SFGate, and The San Francisco Examiner among others. A chapter of Second Chance was a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s Baby Anthology. She's been interviewed on NPR, KPFA, and KRCB radio stations and various podcasts including Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy Podcast. Thais speaks to groups big and small about her story and the intersection between birth and social justice. 

Thais lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband and two sons. She’s currently writing her second book – a postapocalyptic novel about the last baby girl on earth.


"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported; and therefore, I took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 


Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016.

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