Elizabeth Pomada, who co-founded the popular and well-attended San Francisco Writers Conference with her husband and business partner Michael Larsen in 2003, died in late June. The pair also founded the annual Writing for Change Conference.
Before she and her husband moved to San Francisco in 1970, Ms. Pomada worked in book publishing in New York City for years – at David McKay, Holt Rinehart Winston, and Dial Press.
The couple founded the Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency in San Francisco in 1972. Their agency sold books written by hundreds of authors, in varied genres, to more than a hundred publishers.
Ms. Pomada loved to travel extensively, and to speak at conferences, universities, and before groups of writers.
Michael Larsen, a former BAIPA member, and Ms. Pomada were married for 53 years.
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