Monthly Archives: June 2015

July Meeting at a Different Location!


Dear NightWriters and friends, our meeting on July 14th will take place at King David’s Masonic Lodge, 853 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo.

At 6:30pm, our guest speakers Dave Congalton and Guy Rathbun will talk about how to score a radio interview to promote your book—and be invited back!Guy Rathbun

Dave Congalton








We will hold our critique round table and writing workshop as well, starting at 5:15pm.

(Our usual location is unavailable to us in July. We will return to our usual location (United Church of Christ on Los Osos Valley Road) in August.)


Final Weeks for The Golden Quill Awards

With several weeks left in the Golden Quill Awards Writing Contest there is still time to have your stories and poems critiqued by a prestigious panel of judges before the July 15, 2015 deadline.

If you are a writer, you need a writing contest.

In a modern, highly competitive market, how can a writer attain essential credentials and achieve recognition?  A writing contest is a sure way to do just that!  And just consider the company you will keep.  Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad and writer for The X Files, got his start by winning a screenwriting contest.  Author Fanny Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes and numerous other works) and actor, producer, writer Judd Apatow (Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) both started by entering and winning writing contests.

The Golden Quill Awards is an esteemed, international writing competition, now in its 26th year, and is ready to give you the acknowledgment and exposure you deserve.

There are three substantial prizes up to $1,000.00 in three different categories, plus ten finalists awarded in each category.  Take your chance now.  Use the theme of Transformation in each entry and let your submission transform your life as a writer.

Please check out all the contest rules and submission guidelines at Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and listen to the Podcast from the Dave Congalton show on 920KVEC.

The Golden Quill Awards Writing Contest is run in conjunction with Cuesta College and the Central Coast Writer’s Conference (CCWC) and is sponsored by SLO Nightwriters.

The Golden Quill Awards on the Dave Congalton Show


The Golden Quill Awards Contest Director, Tia Araminta, joined Dave Congalton on air May 22 at KVEC News Talk 920.

We went behind the scenes of the contest, learned more about the amazing judges, and heard about the mega-bucks being awarded in this year’s contest.

Dave and Tia talked about the community of writers on California’s Central Coast, SLO Nightwriters, and all about the upcoming Central Coast Writers’ Conference.

Listen to the podcast here!

From Our Members – Twenty Seven Million by Brian Neary

Does art predict real life?

This morning the archbishop of St. Paul, Minnesota and a deputy bishop resigned, charged with having “turned a blind eye” to repeated reports of inappropriate behavior by a priest who was later convicted of molesting two boys.Al Jazeera news, 6/15/2015

St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson refers to Vatican criminals as adhering “…to secrecy and self-governance operating above the law.” Minn Star Tribune 6/15/2015

Award winning author Brian Neary appears to have insider information on Vatican deceits, as his acclaimed thriller “Twenty Seven Million” crosses the line from intriguing fiction to shocking and predictive reality. Amazon reviewers are unanimous in their response; a gripping novel that’s …impossible to put down.

Twenty Seven MIllion

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