Tim Elhajj @ LitQuake, San Francisco, California

I’m at LitQuake with a bunch of fine writers. Look at the wealth of fine authors and performers who I get to appear with: Alan Kaufman, Ali Liebegott, Wendy Merrill, Bucky Sinister, and Cary Tennis. Yes, I’m very intimidated.

Re Write: An Evening of Prose from Writers in Recovery
Tickets are $10 at the door. $8 in advance.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
6 pm

Delancey Street Screening Room @ 600 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California

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Tim Elhajj @ A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland, California

Join me for a book signing and reading at A Great Good Place for Books, in Oakland, if you’re able.

Monday, October 10, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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Tim Elhajj @ Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, Washington

Join me for a reading and book signing at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Third Place Books 
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155

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Tim Elhajj @ Northwest Bookfest, Kirkland, Washington

I’m appearing at Northwest Bookfest, Seattle’s celebration of books, authors and readers. Join me for a panel on memoir. I’m pleased to appear along with Richard LeMieux, Brenda Peterson,  Chuck Randall,  and Ed Lincoln.

Sunday, October 2, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

352 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033

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Tim Elhajj Talks with Theo Nestor about Writing DOPEFIEND, Parenting in the Wake of Heroin Addiction, and Future Projects


I sat down with Theo over the weekend to discuss DOPEFIEND. I met Theo in her memoir writing class at the UW and she has fast become one of my biggest writing allies. She an excellent writer, with a fabulous blog. She also asks great interview questions. Here is one of my answers:

I don’t want to give away the ending of the book, but what happened caused me to reflect on how my addiction to heroin altered the course of my life; the real ways in which my selfish, immoral behavior as an addict changed the lives of others, people who I cared for, some very deeply. I think every recovering addict has these sort of feelings sooner or later. I know I have in the past. But this time I could also see clear, tangible evidence of how my experience with addiction could benefit others. My son, in particular. My worst failure had become my greatest asset.

Read the rest of the interview here.