Bill Pieper "The Use of Place and Setting in Fiction.”
Dec
8
12:30 PM12:30

Bill Pieper "The Use of Place and Setting in Fiction.”

  • University of the Pacific Main Library, Taylor Room, 3rd Floor (map)
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ROOM CHANGE: UOP is renovating the library, so our meeting place has been moved to the Taylor Room on the 3rd floor of the library.  The elevator located in the hallway to the left of the cafe is the best way to access the room.  Ask for directions at the front desk just inside the library doors if you are unsure of where you need to go.

Speaker: Bill Pieper. "The Use of Place and Setting in Fiction.” Author of novels, novellas and short stories, Pieper’s work has been performed at Stories on Stage in Sacramento and Davis.

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2019 CWC Literary Review Workshop
Nov
10
12:30 PM12:30

2019 CWC Literary Review Workshop

  • University of the Pacific Main Library, Taylor Room, 3rd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ROOM CHANGE: UOP is renovating the library, so our meeting place has been moved to the Taylor Room on the 3rd floor of the library.  The elevator located in the hallway to the left of the cafe is the best way to access the room.  Ask for directions at the front desk just inside the library doors if you are unsure of where you need to go.

This monthly meeting we will be conducting a workshop to help our writers with their submissions to the 2019 CWC Literary Review, which are due Nov 30, 2018. PLEASE NOTE: You must be a member in good standing with all dues paid to submit to the review. For further information see:

Guidance from the Central Board about submitting to the review
Our original post with links to the full requirements for submissions.

A word from June Gillam:

San Joaquin Valley Writers—polish and publish! Bring your short story, essay, poetry or short memoir and increase your chances to show up in print as part of 2019’s California Writers Club Literary Review.

POLISH YOUR PROSE Workshop will be led by author June Gillam, on the editorial board for the 2019 Lit Review.

Email June with questions: gorillagirlink@gmail.com

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room

  • University of the Pacific Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room

  • University of the Pacific Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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Elk Grove Writers' Conference
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Elk Grove Writers' Conference

On October 27, 2018 the Elk Grove Writer's Guild is presenting a one day writing conference. Registration is now open!

For attendees: The admission fee will be $50 and that includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

To Register: UPDATE: Registration page now live. www.egwg.org/registration If you pay by check, please be sure to make the check payable to Elk Grove Community Council. We do all the work, and as our 501(c)3, they pay our bills.

Visit www.egwg.org (look under "Our Current Project") and also fill out the information form (direct link) www.egwg.org/home to join the mailing list. You will receive an email with a registration form with instructions to pay by check or Paypal.

For Sponsors: Click here if you are interested in sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available at multiple levels.

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room

  • University of the Pacific Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room

  • University of the Pacific Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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Great Valley Bookfest, in Manteca, San Joaquin Valley Writers Booth
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Great Valley Bookfest, in Manteca, San Joaquin Valley Writers Booth

  • Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, US Highway #120, exit Union Road exit 280 Lifestyle Rd, Manteca (map)
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Admission: Free

The Great Valley Bookfest is an opportunity for authors and book lovers to join together in a festive environment. At the Great Valley Bookfest, you can mingle with your favorite authors, discover new ones, or pick up that book you have been dying to read. For children, a book festival is a great place to develop a love for reading.

OUR MISSION for the Great Valley Bookfest is to create a family-friendly festival that celebrates literacy and promotes the written word in the heart of California’s Central Valley.

There are opportunities for authors, vendors, volunteers, and sponsors. CWCSJV will have a booth run by June Gillam, 

 

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room

  • University of the Pacific Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room

  • University of the Pacific Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 2nd floor, Taylor Room
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 2nd floor, Taylor Room

  • University of the Pacific Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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Susan Osborn on "Storytelling to Strengthen Your Writing"
Sep
8
12:30 PM12:30

Susan Osborn on "Storytelling to Strengthen Your Writing"

Tell a Tale to Connect, Inspire, and Influence:

Tap the Power of Storytelling to Strengthen Your Writing

In the highly competitive world of writing and publishing it’s easy to forget that all transactions come down to people connecting with people. Stories connect in the most intimate and personal way possible. Nothing surpasses a good story for the purpose of engaging our hearts and minds.

This one-hour presentation will demonstrate ways to get your message across through the time-tested, compelling medium of storytelling. You will learn how to:

  • Use four kinds of springboard stories
  • Create a story bag
  • Apply “The Story Spine”

About the presenter:

Susan Osborn, a writer, storyteller, and president of LifeThread Publications, has taught writing courses in numerous business organizations and universities. She has also served as the editor of the Lockheed Opserver, and as a staff writer for Senior Spectrum, High Technology Careers Magazine, and the Washington Women’s New Journal. Her articles have appeared in Judo Magazine, Countryside Magazine, The Employment Times (Maine), The New Leaders (San Francisco), The Fielding Magazine (Santa Barbara), The San Jose Business Journal, and Performance and Instruction Quarterly. She is the author of Awful Bosses Coloring Book; and The System Made Me Do It! A Life Changing Approach to Office Politics (which reveals the root stories of five types of organizations). Her chapter demonstrating “How Stories Build Teams and Teamwork,” appears in Wake Me When the Data Is Over: How Organizations Use Storytelling to Drive Results.

Susan taught graduate courses on leadership and storytelling at Chapman University for five years. She has led storytelling workshops for American Society of Training and Development, Association for Transpersonal Psychology, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, California Department of Social Services, CSUS-Continuing Education Division, East West Bookstore, The Hipsters, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Organization Development Network, Sacramento Institute of Noetic Sciences, Storytellers Guild’s “Tellabration,” Unitarian Universalist Society, and the World Future Society.

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room
Sep
4
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 3rd floor, Taylor Room

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  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 2nd floor, Taylor Room
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Critique Sessions, UOP Library 2nd floor, Taylor Room

  • University of the Pacific Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FAQ

1. What sort of writing materials should people seeking critique provide (how many copies, max number of words/pages)?

We usually bring up to 10 pages, double-spaced. It’s handy to have line numbers for each page. We send out a message to our email list and ask for responses from the members, such as who is attending and who is reading. Then we plan to bring the appropriate number of copies each time. If there aren’t enough copies, we share. Usually we have 6-10 members/copies to bring.

2. How many critiques do you expect to get through per meeting?

Usually we have 6-10 members who provide critiques. We like to stay together as one large group. If it looks like a large group, we might limit the time per critique, but the amount of feedback varies depending on the complexity of the readings.

3. How open is the event to the public, (how many people do you usually expect, and how many can the space be comfortable for?

We are in a large room at the Pacific Library (Taylor Room, third floor) and have seating at one table for at least 15. We might not want to open it up to the general public. Usually we invite people who are serious writers, and who can provide substantial, rich feedback. Our size is comfortable, and we welcome new members and visitors. If the group were to grow, we have space to have two or three groups at one time. We haven’t broken into groups so far, because we all support one another in our continuing body of work.

4. Any other information you think would be important for a first time attendee.

First time attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work. Usually the first person to arrive reads first. We support each other by focusing on the written work, and avoiding cross-talking and straying from the critique of the work that was presented. At the same time, our group discusses upcoming events and resources that are of great interest and value to the writers in the group. Group members may bring questions about writing to the group.

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WhatchaGot? SJVW Branch Member Showcase
Aug
11
12:30 PM12:30

WhatchaGot? SJVW Branch Member Showcase

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WhatchaGot? Members 5 minutes each to showcase their writing journey. 4color optional guidelines provided: passions/plans/actions/outcomes

 

We will freewrite and share our descriptions of ourselves as writers, loosely following the 4color method:

  • Red-desire
  • Blue-plans
  • Purple-actions
  • Green-outcome

and responding to the prompt found at https://www.quora.com/How-would-you-describe-yourself-as-a-writer which shows examples from writers if you want to take a look. Feel free to bring your works-in-progress and your published works as well to show and talk about.

AGENDA San Joaquin Valley Branch California Writers Club Saturday, August 11, 2018

Call to Order & pass around Minutes: Scott Evans

Pass around Sign In Sheet: Jennifer Hoffman. Reminder of Dues

Introduction of WHATCHAGOT: June Gillam Origin of Whatchagot. Take 5 minutes to showcase your writing journey. 4color guidelines: passions/plans/actions/outcomes and How would you describe yourself as a writer?

Break and networking

INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS: Scott Evans

Summer/Fall Lineup Every Tuesday, Drop In Critique Sessions, 5:30 p.m. UOP Library

September 8 -- Susan Osborn on "Storytelling to Strengthen Your Writing"

October 13 -- Great Valley Bookfest, in Manteca, San Joaquin Valley Writers Booth. https://greatvalleybookfest.org/

November and December: We meet in the Taylor Room, upstairs

Communications: Anthony Marinelli, Website report Harlan Hague: Yahoo What’s Up? Pamela Pan, Twitter Account

Officers Reports: Treasurer: Financial Situation Secretary: Minutes Approval

Adjournment: Scott Evans

Manuscript Critiques, in adjacent small room.

SJVW Board Meeting: 2:30 in main room.

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2018 UOP Creative Writing  Conference June 22-24
Jun
22
to Jun 24

2018 UOP Creative Writing Conference June 22-24

Full details at https://www.writersconferenceatpacific.com

We have the dates for the 2018 UOP Writing Conference! As per prior years, the conference will kick off on a Friday and end on Sunday. Visit Join us for an information packed three-day conference on Creative Writing at the University of the Pacific’s beautiful main campus June 22-24, 2018. 

Keynote Speakers: Steven Hutson & Jordan E. Rosenfeld

Steven Hutson is a native of Los Angeles, a child of the sixties, and a storyteller almost from birth. He has placed his clients’ works with Dutton, Thomas Nelson, Praeger, Tyndale, Potomac, David C. Cook, and Writer’s Digest Books, among others, and several clients have won awards for their works, including a RITA award (Romance Writers of America).

 

Jordan E. Rosenfeld is the author of five books on writing, most recently Writing the Intimate Character: Create Unique, Compelling Characters Through Mastery of Point of View and three novels, most recently Women in Red. Jordan’s freelance journalism and essays have been published in over 200 publications, including such places as: The Atlantic, Mental Floss, New York Magazine, Salon, Scientific American, Writer’s Digest Magazine, The Washington Post and many more.

The Jameson Award

$500 PRIZE FOR BEST UNPUBLISHED NOVEL!

LITERARY AGENTS AND PUBLISHERS AVAILABLE FOR PITCH SESSIONS!

HELP WITH BOOK MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE AVAILABLE!

Interactive workshops and presentations will cover all aspects and genres of creative writing, from brainstorming techniques to submitting work for publication, writing creative nonfiction articles for publication to writing children’s books, murder mysteries, science fiction, and westerns.

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Linda Champion, on The Elusive Fairy Tale & How to Write It
Jun
9
12:30 PM12:30

Linda Champion, on The Elusive Fairy Tale & How to Write It

Linda Champion, on The Illusive Fairy Tale & How to Write It

http://www.championwritingcreations.com/ 

What's a contemporary fairy tale? Come learn about it Saturday, June 9, 12:30, from a mistress of the genre.  
Regular critique group after main meeting. 

ANNOUNCEMENT WE will be holding elections for officers at this meeting as well. 

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May
12
12:30 PM12:30

Andy Jones, Poet Laureate of the City of Davis

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PARKING MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO GRADUATION, ARRIVE EARLY, CARPOOL OR SEEK OTHER TRANSPORTATION IF POSSIBLE

Jones teaches at UC Davis and hosts “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” on radio station KDVS. Committed to outreach and cross-disciplinary thinking, Andy works with creative writers as advisor to Nameless Magazine, a journal of creative writing at UCD; as a technical and marketing advisor for The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble; as faculty advisor to Absurd Publications, a press founded by a number of his poetry students.

In the Davis community, Andy chairs the Cultural Action Committee. His publications include an essay on Beat Art and Poetry in Lifescapes Magazine, a book chapter on teaching writing and literature with Twitter, and three books of poetry.
The founder and CEO of Eager Mondays, LLC, Andy uses his web design, professional development, and social media marketing skills to support authors, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Winners of the Arts Advocacy Award established by Eager Mondays include the Sacramento Poetry Center, the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, the Davis Poetry Book Project, Absurd Word Press, and the Golden Crown Literary Society.

Andy lives in Davis with his wife, their three children, and their English bulldog, Daffodil Jones.

 

Andy Jones, Poet Laureate of the City of Davis

https://andyojones.com/author-and-poet/

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6th Annual California Gold Rush Writers Conference
May
4
to May 6

6th Annual California Gold Rush Writers Conference

If you are looking for a local conference, then I have great news for you.  On May 4th, 5th, and 6th the annual Gold Rush Writer's Conference will be held in historic Mokelumne Hill.  The conference is offering a wide variety of topical workshops given by local presenters as well as some from as far away as Wisconsin, New Mexico, San Diego, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and S.J. Valley.  The combination of the presenters' extensive expertise, credentials, and backgrounds, as well as the beautiful setting will make your experience an enjoyable and relaxing one.  Please be sure to click the link and check out the guest speakers and workshops.  http://goldrushwriters.com/

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Lisa Slabach, Author of Degrees of Love
Apr
14
12:30 PM12:30

Lisa Slabach, Author of Degrees of Love

Lisa Slabach, Author of Degrees of Love, set in Silicon Valley

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Join us for Lisa Slabach’s presentation on “Women's Fiction—what defines the genre and its unique appeal—and techniques for writing deeply emotional content.” Saturday, April 14, 12:30, UOP Library Community Room. 

Degrees of Love is Lisa Slabach’s debut novel. She is currently working on her third full-length manuscript and a collection of short stories inspired by her experiences growing up in a small farm community in Washington’s Yakima Valley. In addition to writing, Lisa works for a Fortune 500 Company, leading a sales team in the financial industry. She currently resides in Davis, California with her husband and has two daughters, who are both pursuing careers in film. In her free time, she enjoys drinking wine with friends and cooking in her pink kitchen.

Under the working title Broken, the first chapter of Degrees of Love was published in the Blue Moon Art and Literary Review. Broken won the 2012 Merritt Contest for Women’s Fiction and was awarded Second Place in the Fire and Ice Contest for Women’s Fiction. Prior to publication, Degrees of Love was recognized as a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Review. Degrees made its full-length publishing debuted December 2017 and has been nominated for a 2017 Reviewer’s Choice Award by RT Book Reviews.

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Mar
10
12:30 PM12:30

Joshua Mohr, Author of the new memoir Sirens

This month's speaker will be Joshua Mohr who says he earned a black belt in "truth telling" during the writing of his 2017 memoir Sirens.  As one of many rave reviews puts it: "Sirens immediately earns a place on the list of great addiction memoirs, and then it gets better." -- electric literature.  Josh will speak about his experience writing both memoir and fiction as he also has authored five novels including the quirky Damascus, set in San Francisco, which the New York Times called "beat-poet cool."  He is the founder of Decant Editorial and an instructor in the Stanford Novel Writing Certificate program.  More on Josh is at http://www.joshuamohr.net/

Joshua Mohr

After the regular meeting there will be a critique group gathering in an adjacent room.  All are welcome whether you have something to read or would just like to help other writers by offering your opinion or advice.  If you would like to read, bring six copies, double-spaced, and no more than ten pages.

If you are looking for a local conference, then I have great news for you.  On May 4th, 5th, and 6th the annual Gold Rush Writer's Conference will be held in historic Mokelumne Hill.  The conference is offering a wide variety of topical workshops given by local presenters as well as some from as far away as Wisconsin, New Mexico, San Diego, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and S.J. Valley.  The combination of the presenters' extensive expertise, credentials, and backgrounds, as well as the beautiful setting will make your experience an enjoyable and relaxing one.  Please be sure to click the link and check out the guest speakers and workshops.  http://goldrushwriters.com/

Gold Rush Writers

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Feb
10
12:30 PM12:30

Keith Edward English Social Media Boosting Part 2

Due to illness, our scheduled speaker has been cancelled and we will be having Keith Edward English back for a second week to do a more in depth dive into the world of using social media specifically Instagram and Facebook) in conjunction with your overall marketing plan. 

"Learn the ins and outs of setting up a dynamic Facebook business page for your authorly works and how to boost posts. We will also cover boosting posts in Instagram and how the two platforms connect. Make sure to have both a Facebook and an Instagram business page setup prior to the meeting so we can dive right into how to use them. Bring a laptop and a phone that has access to both."

 

 

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