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The Road to Writing Memoir with Laila El-Sissi

November 20th, Laila El-Sissi will guide us through her journey in writing a memoir about arranged marriage in Egypt. Topics include:

  • how to transcend cultural barriers in your writing
  • working with editors—how not to get flustered or discouraged or ripped off!
  • creating fictional characters to tell nonfictional stories

Laila El-Sissi will offer frank discussion on the challenges writers face and how to be clear in your conscience about presenting the true story.

Marketing and Craft Support Groups

Whether or not you ever plan to write a memoir, every CWC meeting offers a chance for you to improve your writing and our book sales.

Craft Support for Writers 12-1 p.m.

Our craft support group is a space for writers to discuss challenges in their manuscripts. Your best friend and your sweetie are sick of hearing about that story, essay, character or plot you just ite figure out. Here’s a space where you can crack open your toughest issues, and become a better writer.

Marketing Support for Writers 1-2 p.m.

In our Marketing Support Group, we discuss and problem-solve various issues with book marketing and publicity. Not clear on social media? Wondering what you should blog about? Curious about press releases? Bring your book marketing questions and our experienced authors will help you get to the bottom of it.

Meeting Schedule for Sunday, November 20th, at
Connexion in Jack London Square

12-1 Author Support Group*
1-2 p.m. – Marketing Group*
12:30-2 p.m. –Social Hour
2-2:30 p.m. –Break & Book Sales
2:30-3 p.m. — Club Business & Announcements
3 p.m. – CWC featured member
3:15-4 p.m. – Martha Alderson

* Guests may visit any of our author support groups once before joining.

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