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Marcia Lee Harris, author of Fanny Bixby Spencer: Long Beach’s Inspirational Firebrand, will be the California Writers Club of Long Beach’s guest speaker this Saturday. She’ll be sharing “What I wish I had known before my book was published.”

Fanny Bixby Spencer was published this month by The History Press and shares Fanny’s story of being America’s first policewoman. She was also the last daughter born to Jotham Bixby, the “Father of Long Beach.

Marcia is quite a character herself. She drives around town in a 1926 Model T Roadster Pickup truck and is involved in the Living History Program portraying different historical figures. She is also a member of the California Writers Club of Long Beach, the Long Beach Storytellers, the Long Beach Model T Club, the Long Beach Table Tennis Club, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Bixby Knolls Literary Society, the Bixby Strollers, the Lifestories Club, and the American Diabetes Association.

The California Writers Club of Long Beach is one of the nation’s oldest professional writing groups, having started in 1909.


California Writers Club of Long Beach presents “What I wish I had known before my book was published”

Long Beach Los Altos Branch Library
5614 East Britton Drive,
Long Beach, CA 90815

Saturday, January 11, 2014
3-5pm (networking starts at 2:30pm)

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