15 Apr April 15, 2016 – Novelist Joe Hart, Seamless Allen Vaysberg & Islamic Women’s Rights w Laila El-Sissi
Joe Hart was born and raised in northern Minnesota. Having dedicated himself to writing horror and thriller fiction since the age of nine, he is now the author of eight novels that include The River Is Dark, Lineage, and The Last Girl. When not writing, he enjoys reading, exercising, exploring the great outdoors, and watching movies with his family. he has published with big mainstream publishing houses and independently. His newest book, The Last Girl, tells the story of a world with very, very few new female births and describes the impact that would have on society.
Allen Vaysberg – Chief Recalibration Officer at Amiveris Enterprise Inc
Allen Vaysberg is a successful entrepreneur, who after creating and running IT consulting businesses for 15 years at age 37, found himself unhappy, unhealthy and unfulfilled. He knew he needed a change and in 2012 decided to begin anew. Now he is a Life Recalibration Expert and creator of the SEAMLESS method who facilitates people’s transition from unfulfilled and stressed to doing what they love and being at peace. He speaks on life purpose, career change, work-life balance and the recalibration process and runs online programs helping people re-calibrate their lives. There are 8 Daily Components that comprise the “SEAMLESS” Method. They are S – quality Sleep, E – Eating properly & drinking enough water, A – Being Active for 30 minutes per day, M – Meditation, L – Loving yourself, Loving Others & Inserting something you Love into every day, E – Expanding and growing, S – Stress reduction, S – Getting plenty of Sunshine and fresh air. The “SEAMLESS” Method will restore your physical and mental health and get you back to feeling great again!
Laila El-Sissi – Author of Out From The Shadow of Men
Laila El-Sissi was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to an upper class family, one of six children. Her father was an architect who chose to educate his older daughters at a prestigious French convent school, although he was an observant Muslim. As a teenager, El-Sissi hoped to pursue a career in journalism. However, she and her older sister, Rawiya, were promised to older men in arranged marriages at a young age. Through perseverance and fortitude, they eventually divorced their husbands and escaped the abusers within their family, fleeing the country of their birth. El-Sissi moved first to Europe, then Canada, and finally settled in the United States with her second husband. She has two sons and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she works for a semiconductor company. Several years ago, shortly after her sister Rawiya’s death, El-Sissi found her early interest in writing reawakened and began working on her memoir. This is her first book. It won Millennium Magazine’s 2010 writing contest, and Laila won a full stipend at Arts Residency Cairo. She has done numerous readings at the Golden Gate Breakfast Club and was a panelist at “Women in the Middle East and the Current Changes in Egypt,” at the Common Wealth Middle East Forum in San Francisco in 2011. She is an active member of the California Writer’s Club, shewrites.com, and redroom.com