17 posts tagged speakers

Top 10 Guerrilla Publicity Hints from this Sunday’s Guest Jill Lublin

This Sunday, Jill Lublin will teach us how to get known everywhere. To whet your appetite, here are her top ten tips from her best-selling book, Guerrilla Marketing.

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11/17 SPEAKER – "You Can Be a Winning Writer" with Joan Gelfland

In this participatory workshop, author Joan Gelfand will discuss her 4 C’s approach to becoming a successful author. Joan will discuss how to incorporate craft, commitment, community, and confidence into a writing practice. Joan and her clients have produced significant results by incorporating this approach into their own writing practices. Accompanied by a thirty-minute Power Point, Joan ...

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10/20 SPEAKER – "How Writers Can Avoid Legal Trouble" with Nicholas Jollymore, esq

Writers can get into legal trouble without knowing it. Learn best practices and get the basics about libel, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, subpoenas, confidential sources, and the California Shield Law from Literary Lawyer Nicholas J. Jollymore.  About Nick Jollymore Nick Jollymore has run a legal practice out of a home office since he moved to San Francisco in 2010.  Prior to ...

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Some Writing Advice from October's Featured Member, Art Deco Novelist Alice Jurow

Sunday, October 21st we'll be featuring a short reading from our featured member, Alice Jurow. Alice has a degree in Aesthetic Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and is not afraid to use it. Her obsession with the 1920s has led to a long-standing involvement with the Art Deco Society of California, and she was the editor of the society’s Sophisticate magazine for 12 years. Some of her publications include the North American Review, Archetype, and Bark. Vamps of ‘29 is her first published novel; she is working on a sequel. Alice lives in Berkeley with her human and feline family. We asked Alice Jurow about the the most important piece of writing advice that she could give to other writers.

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Sept 16th Marty Nemko at Preservation Park

SPEAKER 9/16—Marty Nemko, "The Arc of My Career"

In his road to redemption, Joe has become a successful writer, editor and anthologist.  He will speak to how the truth will set us free in any genre, and any project.  Clifford will share the lessons he has learned, insecurities about his success, and his insights of utilizing our struggles to become our strengths.

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The Road to Redemption: From Homelessness to Publishing

In his road to redemption, Joe has become a successful writer, editor and anthologist.  He will speak to how the truth will set us free in any genre, and any project.  Clifford will share the lessons he has learned, insecurities about his success, and his insights of utilizing our struggles to become our strengths.

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Amos White will be speaking at our April event

April 15th: The Art of Giving Live Readings with Amos White

Come hear this engaging and educational speaker to learn how the subtleties of tone and time can move an audience with but a word. At the presentation you will learn: * How to perform like a pro * How to find open mics readings * The dos & don'ts of reading etiquette * How to host your own local literary readings

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Amos White will be speaking at our April event

Save the date for our April 15th Event on Giving Live Readings

For poetry month we welcome Amos White to speak to the Berkeley CWC on joining and succeeding at giving public readings. Amos White will share with us tips on securing public readings, as well as how to make a big splash once you walk on stage. If you've ever met Amos White, you'll know why we asked him to speak for poetry month. He's active in the Bay Area literary scene, and he's a charming ...

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Mini flyer for March 18th event: Get your book into book stores, learn about this and more at our Book Store Owners Panel.

March 18th: Bookstore Owners Panel Discussion

No matter what kind of writing you do, you want to be in bookstores. But how do the buyers for those book stores decide what to carry? There are 100,000 new books published every year, that's an enormous amount of competition for a limited amount of shelf space. Did  you know that stores like Barnes and Noble charge a fee to be featured on a table, or even to have your book facing out on the shelf? How do you get into the local authors shelf? What sorts of things are book buyers looking for? These questions and more will be addressed at our monthly meeting on March 18th at Preservation Park.

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An Interview with Sunday's Speaker, Jacqueline Luckett

Jacqueline Luckett Gives Us a Preview on Writing Great Characters Grounded in Reality This Sunday in Preservation Park, Jacqueline Luckett will speak to the club on writing stronger characters. Luckett's two novels are Passing Love and Searching for Tina Turner, and she writes essays in the Huffington Post and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011.

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