Joshua Mohr will be our final speaker of this season on June 13. He has coined the word “Plarachterization” and will speak about the creation of character, how that character drives plot, and how the two intersection. Join us in June. Click “Next Program” to learn more and register.
Winners of the Young Writers Contest are now chosen. Click on our Young Writers page and join us on May 9 to honor them and hear Marisa Moss speak on how to be a successful writer.
Winners of our Young Writers contest will be honored on May 9 at our annual even for the aspiring writers of tomorrow. Come and join us, read our winners’ poems, and give our your writers the memory of a lifetime. In addition, Marissa Moss, children’s and young adult author and founder of Creston Books, will speak on what it takes to be a successful writer in her presentation Taking the Plunge:
An Insider’s Tips for Writers. Details can be found on our Next Program page.
Eric Elfman, award-winning multi-book author, screenwriter, coach, and all-round busy writer, will join us on April 11 to present “How to Hook Them from the First Page.” This is a not-to-be-missed program. See details and sign up on our Next Program page.
Northern California Writers presents Storytellers Expo, March 20-22, 2015, at Santa Rosa Junior College. This conference is geared toward authors & screenwriters. Presenters include the President of BookBaby, the CEO of Smashwords, the founder of redBrick Agency, and authors and screenwriters. Details at www.storytellersexpo.com.
Our popular workshop series is back on March 14. Jordan Rosenfeld will offer a craft workshop on “Writing the Page-Turner: Keep Your Readers Up Past Their Bedtime.” She will cover plot/narrative, tension, sensory imagery, characters, and point of view. This jam-packed workshop is just what you need to get you moving out of the winter doldrums. For details and to register, see our Next Program and Events Calendar page.
Our branch is not the only one that offers young writers a contest. The Berkeley branch is sponsoring its 29th ANNUAL FIFTH GRADE STORY CONTEST for those fifth grade students in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The deadline is March 30 and the details are on the flyer. Click and download the flyer here: 5thgradestorycontestflyer2015