Upcoming Meetings

(including non-HAGSA meetings of interest to HAGSA members)

This page was last updated on September 23, 2018

HAGSA program meetings are on the third Sunday of each month (except June, July, August and December) at 15:00 (3:00pm) at Reason Center, 1824 Tribute Road, Suite A, Sacramento 95815. Parking is free.

HAGSA may also sponsor occasional meetings at other locations. As a courtesy to AOF and other organizations (and sometimes individual people), we also provide links to non-HAGSA events (typically those being held at Reason Center).




Saturday, September 29, at 13:00 to 16:00 (1 to 4 pm)

Reason Center, 1824 Tribute Road, Suite A,
Sacramento 95815. Parking is free.
(See map above.)

Non-HAGSA Event

Memoir-writing Workshop for Non-believers

Joey Garcia


Here's a fun and productive chance to come out as a non-believer, which is especially important now, given the current environment. This affordable memoir-writing workshop is designed especially for non-believers. Write the story of your journey to non-belief as a memoir of any length: a personal essay, article, paragraph, on up to a whole book, as Cleo Kocol did. Here's the cover of her self-published memoir, The Last Aloha.

Your journey from religion to reason wasn't easy, which is why your story can smooth the path for others. Your experiences, insights, and eureka moments can help readers find their own enlightenment, so writing a memoir is a growth experience for the writer as well as readers.

This workshop will:

  • Show how to bridge faith-based divides,
  • Explain how to dismantle biases,
  • Tell how to manage the fear of revealing your personal details.
  • Help you write a rough draft of a memoir, story, or personal essay, and
  • Describe options for a clear direction for its completion.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Workshop fees are not refundable.

  • Early-bird: $30 through Sunday, Sept. 23. Not refundable.
  • Regular fee: $35 starts Sept. 24. Not refundable.
  • Registration closes Thursday, Sept. 27 at midnight.
  • To register and pay: https://www.paypal.me/askjoey or contact her at: joey@newsreview.com.
  • Facilitator Joey Garcia, who writes the "Ask Joey" relationship advice column for the Sacramento News & Review, has spoken to AOF/SacFAN three times over the past three years. She's a talk show host with NewsRadio KFBK, the on-air Relationship Expert for Fox 40 News, and the author of the award-winning book, When Your Heart Breaks, It's Opening to Love. Originally from Belize, Joey launched the first-ever Belize Writers' Conference in 2018, featuring two New York literary agents as faculty
  • We hope to see you!

Remaining 2018 Meeting Dates and Locations





Location and/or speaker or Hosts

October 21   Program Meeting   Reason Center (see top of page) *
November 18   Program Meeting   Reason Center (see top of page) *

* Room already booked



  HumanLight/Winter Solstice Celebration    

Reason Center (see top of page)

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