Join us for a night of Literary Arts & Wine at Art Obsessions in downtown Truckee, California!
Risa Nye is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and earned master’s degrees at both California State University East Bay and Saint Mary’s College of California (MFA).
Her articles and essays have appeared in a number of local and national publications, as well as in several anthologies. A coeditor of the anthology Writin’ on Empty: Parents Reveal the Upside, Downside, and Everything In Between When Children Leave the Nest, she also recently published an e-book based on her blog, called Zero to Sixty in One Year: An Easy Month‐by-‐Month Guide to Writing Your Life Story.
She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband.
Risa’s writing can be found at: www.risanye.com
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Dr. Bateman is known for her engaging and entertaining presenting style. Her research interests include organizational psychology, bereavement, and humor and she has delivered many notable keynote addresses, including: "There's a fox under my bed and pixie dust in my hair," at the Developmental Psychology Conference, "The Psychology of Humor" at the Women’s Wellness Conference, and “College Culture through the song lyrics of Bob Marley,” at the Community College League of CA conference. She recently presented a TEDx talk called “Singing Over Bones” and is the author of a book on the same subject called "Crossing the Owl's Bridge: A Guide for Grieving People who Still Love" (Chiron Publications, 2016). Dr. Bateman serves as the Executive Dean of the Tahoe-Truckee Campus of Sierra College.