28 posts tagged featured members

Ayodele Nzinga is Oakland’s First Poet Laureate

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Ayodele Nzinga will take the Member Spotlight before our January speaker, Kevin Fisher-Paulson. Get ...

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Sarah Abbett is Uniquely Unique.

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Sarah Abbett will take the Member Spotlight before our November speaker, Susan Neufeld Paul. Get tickets ...

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Sandy Bliss’s motto was “Equanimity Through Adversity”

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. This month, three of her colleagues will bring Sandy Bliss to the Member Spotlight before our September ...

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“Ink Flow and Focus” with Bronwyn Emery on October 15th, 2023

The Secret to Productive Writing Sessions Writing in the company of other writers can have unexpected and extraordinary results, including the banishment of procrastination, the silencing of the inner editor, and the elimination of that hesitancy that hits when it’s time to work on a challenging passage. The prevailing belief is that it takes isolation and insulation to produce great ...

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“Writing as Play” with Jorjeana Marie on September 17th, 2023

Have Fun and Boost your Productivity with Playful Approaches to Writing If you are like many other writers and occasionally get stuck or feel uninspired with a formerly passionate project, you might consider approaching the task of writing in a fun new way. In this interactive workshop, television writer and award-winning voice actress, Jorjeana Marie, will share tips and tricks to ...

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Kenneth Lipman is Writing about the Circumcision Decision

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Kenneth Lipman will take the Member Spotlight before our March speaker, Ericka McIntyre. Get tickets ...

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Carolyn Lee Arnold Wants You to Be Brave!

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker gives us a glimpse at what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Carolyn Lee Arnold will take the Member Spotlight before our next speaker, “Writing as Play” with ...

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“Story is My Life” for Bobbie Kinkead

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Bobbie Kinkead will take the Member Spotlight before our January speaker, Gail Carriger on "The Heroine's ...

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“Sipping the Elixir” with Gail Carriger on January 15th, 2023

  An Overview of the Heroines Journey What is the Heroine’s Journey (as opposed to the Hero’s), and what aspects make for compelling narrative and voracious readers? Where do these elements originate and how do we write them? This presentation by a highly successful writer of unconventional female protagonists explains all. Gail Carriger, author of The Heroines's Journey, covers ...

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“Story Telling Crossover” with Chris Hennessy on November 20th, 2022

Incorporating video into your writing projects Attendees of this event will learn: The How and Why of incorporating film & video into your writing projects— How your writing skills can help you craft an award-winning film; How to make quality film/video projects at little or no cost; How to use film/video to get a book deal with a traditional publisher; How to ...

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