Opportunity for Writers from SPAWN member Raven West Be a contributing author to the sequel to Red Wine for Breakfast for only $2.99! Bourbon for Brunch takes place 25 years after Red Wine for Breakfast ended and follows the story of the two main characters, Jenny Reed and Johnny King. The main plot involves political [...]
Attend the Ventura County Writers Club May 14 meeting to hear Patricia Fry, author and publisher, discuss her “gentle” perspective on marketing your book. The insights you will gain on book promotion will be invaluable. “Writers will finally understand the concept of book promotion for fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books,” said Ms. Fry. “I will [...]
April Meeting of the VenturaCounty Writers Club April 9, 2013 7:00 p.m., Pleasant ValleySeniorCenter, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo, California Topic: Announcement of poetry contest winners and the reading of winning entries Open to Members and non-members. No fee. For information on the Ventura County Writers Club, visit: http://www.venturacountywriters.com.
Writers wishing to learn more about the craft and business of publishable stories, memoirs, and informative narratives, will find significant opportunities Saturday and Sunday, July 20 & 21, at GlendaleCollege in Glendale, CA. The PIPW Writers Weekend: Glendale, features publishing professionals as speakers and panelists for the educational seminars. The event, open to emerging and [...]
Basics of Self-Publishing with Kate Sexton, Ellen Reid, Ken Anderson, and Janet Thomas and The Ten Most Common Mistakes First Novelists Make with Tony Lopopolo will be presented on April 6, 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Ojai Women’s Club in Ojai, California. For more information, including fees and deadlines, go to http://ojaiwordfest.wordpress.com/festival-highlights/writingworkshops/.
Independent Publishers of New England has scheduled its annual conference for April 19 and 20 in Southbridge, Massachusetts. They welcome members of affiliate groups like SPAWN at the same rate as their own members—$150 for the two-day event. www.ipne.org for more information. Steve Carlson, Publisher, email@example.com www.upperaccess.com www.pubassist.com
Untreed Reads is pleased to announce a call for submissions. Moon Shot: Murder and Mayhem on the Edge of Space will be a short-story anthology showcasing mystery and crime stories that combine the genres of science fiction and mystery/crime/suspense. We’re looking for great stories that take these genres into new territory, whether on our planet [...]
The third annual Ojai WordFest will host A Celebration of Words at Libbey Bowl on Saturday, April 13. The event will be the highlight of the eight-day Ojai WordFest, which runs Saturday April 6 through Saturday April 13. Scheduled festivities include stage readings and performances by authors, poets, playwrights, songwriters, and other word artists. A [...]
Perie Longo will discuss how prose and poetry mix, match, and part company at the March 12 meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club. Ms. Longo, Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara (2007-09), is considered one of the area’s most acclaimed poets. The opening speaker will be OjaiValley author Susan Hart Hellman, on using location and [...]
“Write Here, Write Now!” retreat/workshop is in March on Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Open to all levels with time for quiet reflection and writing, gatherings for feedback, optional readings in the evenings. The emphasis will be on prose (fiction, nonfiction), but poets are also welcome. Stay at the Sea View Inn between the beach and [...]