Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spoiler Alert! SLO NightReaders Book Discussion – Forged in Grace

We hope you enjoyed our April pick – Forged in Grace by Jordan E. Rosenfeld. What did you think about the book? You can add to our discussion in the comment section below. Ms. Rosenfeld will be happy to answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate and ask!

1. Grace has been severely burnt and since her accident, she can’t stand another person’s touch because of the pain it causes her. Can you think of an episode in your life when you have been emotionally burnt so badly that you were (or still are) afraid to get involved in a similar situation again?

2. All the characters in the book were hurt in one way or another. Their actions are the result of their experience. Which character do you emphasize with? Why?

3. Grace’s relationship to Marly could be called addictive. Why do you think she is drawn to her this way?

4. Here is a quote by an anonymous author: “When reading, we don’t fall in love with characters’ appearance. We fall in love with their words, their thoughts, and their hearts. We fall in love with their souls.” Why do you think we pay so much attention to appearance in real life? Do you think you would be able to fall in love with a person who looks like Grace?

5. Grace finds out she has the power to heal. Later this power turns “dark”. What is your explanation?
6. Which secondary character resonated most with you and why?

7. If you were to talk with the author, what would you want to know?
Thank you for reading and thank you for participating in our discussion! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the reveal of our May pick!
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Writing Strong Characters

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!

SLO NightReaders – Forged in Grace

Dear NightReaders –

we hope you are enjoying our April pick. We will be discussing the book at the end of the month and Jordan Rosenfeld will be available to answer your questions!

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Are you reading? It’s not too late to pick up a copy (well, if you read fast).

Chat soon!

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Time for Critiquing

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

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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