Round Table Discussions

Round Table Discussions begin May 13th 5:15 – 6:15

 May marks the beginning of NightWriter’s Round Table Discussions. A time designed for critique, learning and discussion; Each month a new topic, each month a chance to connect to fellow writers.

May’s Topics:

Critique Table: Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Setting up your Facebook page: Jason Matthews will be leading a workshop in setting up a facebook page. Bring your computer (and extension cords) and we’ll walk through the process together.

Round Table Discussion Tuesday, May 13th 5:15 – 6:15 (prior to our monthly meeting). Food and beverages welcome!

Meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2201 Lawton Ave, San Luis Obispo

Teri Bayus in May

Creating and Writing Strong Characters is the topic for SLONightWriter’s May Meeting. Local Author and Speaker, Teri Bayus is our guest for the evening.

Teri is a Business Owner, Screenwriter, Teacher, Food and Film Columnist, and Keynote Speaker. Selling her first screenplay in 2000, she has worked as a script doctor on many motion pictures. Along with a weekly column in the Tolosa Press, she writes for regional travel magazines and teaches classes to enhance both business and personal goal aspirations.

Join us Tuesday, May 13th at 6:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2201 Lawton Ave, San Luis Obispo.

 

Round Table Discussions begin May 13th 5:15 – 6:15

 May marks the beginning of NightWriter’s Round Table Discussions. A time designed for critique, learning and discussion; Each month a new topic, each month a chance to connect to fellow writers.

May’s Topics:

Critique Table: Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Setting up your Facebook page: Jason Matthews will be leading a workshop in setting up a facebook page. Bring your computer (and extension cords) and we’ll walk through the process together.

Round Table Discussion Tuesday, May 13th 5:15 – 6:15 (prior to our monthly meeting). Food and beverages welcome!

Teaching the Cat the Sit

Tuesday nights meeting was exceptional. It was a pleasure and honor to have Michelle Theall as our guest.

Michelle’s contact information: michelle@michelletheall.com

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Don’t forget our new time – 6:30

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Due to popular demand we have moved our starting to from 7:00 to 6:30. See you Tuesday!

See you Tuesday!!

Writing a compelling memoir is the topic for NightWriter’s April Meeting. Michelle Theall will be our guest speaker.  Currently the editor-in-chief of Alaska Magazine; her adventure travel, environment, health, editorial columns, and sports articles and essays have appeared in national magazines including, Health, UtneReader, Natural Solutions, Alternative Medicine5280, andWomen’s Adventure. She has also worked for Backpacker, ClimbingVeloNews, InsideTriathlon, Recording, Dandelion, and Women’s Sports+Fitness magazines.

Michelle’s lastThealled release; Teaching the Cat to Sit, her personal memoir about growing up gay and Catholic in the Texas Bible Belt inspires timely discussion about the modern issues of family, motherhood, bullying, and faith.

Join us Tuesday, April 8 at our new time 6:30pm. Unitarian Universalist Social Hall 2201 Lawton St. in SLO. For more information http://www.slonightwriters.org.

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SLO NightReaders – April Pick

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Fire almost killed her as a teen. Will rekindling a dangerous friendship finish the job? At age 15, a horrific fire left Grace Jensen scarred and highly sensitive to the pain of anyone she touches. Thirteen years later, living with her hoarder mother and half-in-love with her former doctor, her long-absent best friend, Marly Kennet, returns to town and convinces Grace to make a leap-of-faith trip to Las Vegas. There, Grace discovers she not only feels others’ pain, she can heal it. This healing gift soon turns darker when the truth of Marly’s past and the fire that scarred Grace is revealed, pushing the boundaries of loyalty and exposing both women to danger. With the intensity of a thriller, and a touch of magic realism, Forged in Grace leads to a dramatic climax in which she must choose between healing and revenge.

For April, we have selected a novel by Jordan Rosenfeld, Forged in Grace. Jordan will be presenting at the Central Coast Writers Conference in San Luis Obispo in September.

Jordan E. Rosenfeld is an author, writing coach, editor and freelance journalist. She earned her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is the author of the writing guides, Make A Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time (Writer’s Digest Books) and Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life with Rebecca Lawton (BeijaFlor Books). Jordan’s essays and articles have appeared in such publications as AlterNet.org, Publisher’s Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, The St. Petersburg Times, The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazine. Her book commentaries have appeared on The California Report, a news-magazine produced by NPR-affiliate KQED radio. She lives in Northern California with her superhero-obsessed son and psychologist husband. She is co-founder of http://www.indie-visible.com.

 

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Spoiler Alert! SLO NightReaders Book Discussion – The Other Woman/The Other Man

In March we challenged you to two books – Victoria Zackheim’s “The Other Woman” and Paul Alan Fahey’s “The Other Man”. Whether you read one or the other, or both of them, please let us know how you liked them. Below are some questions to get you started (if needed).

Do you have a question for Ms. Zackheim or Mr. Fahey? Fire away! Write your question below in the comment section and they will be happy to answer them.

1. Which story did you relate to the most? Was there one that mirrored your own experience?

2. Different authors have different writing styles. Which one did you enjoy the most?

3. These stories are personal, intimate and candid. If you were asked to participate with a story of your own, would you? Why? Why not?

4. No matter what age, gender, education, financial situation, geographical location – infidelity happens. What’s your take on monogamy? Would you (or have you) forgive infidelity?

5. Have any of the stories made you curious about the author’s life today? Would you like to read a follow up on his or her story?

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New Book Club Name and Contest Winner Announcement

Dear Book Clubbers,

drum roll please! Our book club has a name now – and we love it. It is…

…SLO NightReaders

Congratulations to Rebecca Waddell! As a winner of our first book club contest, she gets to pick a book by Anne R. Allen and receives lifelong bragging rights as She-Who-Created-The-Name.

A big thanks to all who sent their suggestions!

Don’t forget – we will be discussing “The Other Woman” by Victoria Zackheim and “The Other Man” by Paul Alan Fahey soon. Watch out for the discussion blog post on Monday, March 31 and have your questions for Victoria and Paul ready, as they have agreed to participate!

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Writing a compelling memior

Writing a compelling memoir is the topic for NightWriter’s April Meeting. Michelle Theall will be our guest speaker.  Currently the editor-in-chief of Alaska Magazine; her adventure travel, environment, health, editorial columns, and sports articles and essays have appeared in national magazines including, Health, UtneReader, Natural Solutions, Alternative Medicine5280, andWomen’s Adventure. She has also worked for Backpacker, ClimbingVeloNews, InsideTriathlon, Recording, Dandelion, and Women’s Sports+Fitness magazines.

Michelle’s lasted release; Teaching the Cat to Sit, her personal memoir about growing up gay and Catholic in the Texas Bible Belt inspires timely discussion about the modern issues of family, motherhood, bullying, and faith.

Join us Tuesday, April 8 at our new time 6:30pm. Unitarian Universalist Social Hall 2201 Lawton St. in SLO. For more information http://www.slonightwriters.org.

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