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Tomorrow – Dave Congalton and Guy Rathbun (Different Location For July’s Meeting!)

!!! DIFFERENT MEETING LOCATION FOR OUR JULY MEETING!!!

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

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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.)

http://slonightwriters.org/July-2015

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July Meeting With Dave Congalton and Guy Rathbun (Different Location – Only In July!!!)

!!! DIFFERENT MEETING LOCATION FOR OUR JULY MEETING!!!

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.)

http://slonightwriters.org/July-2015

Show your stuff!!

NightWriters Member’s publications will be on display during our July Meeting. You are invited to bring copies of your published work for display. Bloggers are invited to bring an 8.5×11 screen shot of their home page to display on our Bloggers Table. Join us Tuesday, July 8th for a night of “showing off”. For more information on the evening, visit our General Meeting Page.

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!

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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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.

See you tonight!

Come early to meet the group –

A Night of Critique!

Bring 250-500 words to read for critique.

Tuesday, February 11th  –  7:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall  –  2201 Lawton St. in SLO

There’s a special treat planned for February: A Critique Extravaganza! If you’re not in a critique group, do you wonder what it’s like, what kind of feedback a NightWriters group would give? If you are you in a group, do you sometimes wonder if another group of writers would give different feedback? Well, wonder no more. 

How to give them, how to receive them, anything you want to know. We’ll cover the basics of effective critique process and discuss the variations that have evolved in our existing groups. This is an interactive, hands-on meeting. Members and guests are encouraged to bring 250-500 words to read for critique. We’ll hear and critique as many pieces as time allows. Our experienced panel will give feedback to the reader, and we’ll take comments from the general NW membership as well. And, don’t forget to also bring paper and pen for taking critique notes. One of the greatest values of participating in a critique process is that you get to hear a variety of perspectives and learn by what other writers do right—and not so right.  It’s a fabulous way to improve your skills! Don’t be shy! It will be encouraging, informative and fun!  

A Night of Critique!

Bring 250-500 words to read for critique.

Tuesday, February 11th  –   7:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall – 2201 Lawton St. in SLO

There’s a special treat planned for February: A Critique Extravaganza! If you’re not in a critique group, do you wonder what it’s like, what kind of feedback a NightWriters group would give? If you are you in a group, do you sometimes wonder if another group of writers would give different feedback? Well, wonder no more. 

How to give them, how to receive them, anything you want to know. We’ll cover the basics of effective critique process and discuss the variations that have evolved in our existing groups. This is an interactive, hands-on meeting. Members and guests are encouraged to bring 250-500 words to read for critique. We’ll hear and critique as many pieces as time allows. Our experienced panel will give feedback to the reader, and we’ll take comments from the general NW membership as well. And, don’t forget to also bring paper and pen for taking critique notes. One of the greatest values of participating in a critique process is that you get to hear a variety of perspectives and learn by what other writers do right—and not so right.  It’s a fabulous way to improve your skills! Don’t be shy! It will be encouraging, informative and fun!