Love and Sex on the Page
Award-Winning Writer, Columnist & Relationship Expert
Feel free to bring short examples, 3-4 sentences good and bad!!!
Saturday, January 20 11 AM–1:00 PM (10:15 Early-Bird Session TBA)
Cattlemens, 12409 Folsom Blvd, $15 members/$20 guests (includes lunch)
Photo credit: Kendall Tobe
Joey Garcia tells it straight – her writing contains scenes that illuminate relationships. It’s up to the writer to learn how to do it effectively. Joey promises to plunge in – providing examples to the Ca Writers Club Sacramento.
As Sacramento’s best-known “relationship” columnist, Joey draws on 21-plus years of dispensing relationship advice to 300,000 weekly readers in in the Sacramento News & Review. Her book, When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love: Healing and finding love after an affair, heartbreak or divorce, was selected as a 2014 CSUS Summer Read . A year later, the book – published by a company Garcia started — won a national Bronze Living Now award that recognizes books that inspire tolerance and forgiveness.
Joey has been featured in the Huffington Post, Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento Bee, Good Day Sacramento, Capital Public Radio’s “Insight,” KQED radio, KFBK radio, KCRA-TV, and ABC10-TV. She’s currently the Relationship Expert for Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto Fox 40 News and fills in as a host for The Pat Walsh Show on NewsRadio KFBK.
Her poems, essays, and short stories have been published in literary journals and received international awards. In 2014 her poem, “After 9/11,” was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. She has received poetry fellowships in Spoleto and Paris.
In 2004, Joey created Rise Up Belize! Advancement through Education, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of over 1,000 children and more than 500 teachers in her native Belize, Central America. She also launched a leadership program that has trained more than 100 Sacramento-area teen girls in skills that translate to workplace success. Joey has taught relationship education programs in schools, shelters, jails and the Learning Exchange.
Joey founded the Belize Writers’ Conference with an inaugural date of April 23 -28, 2018, for memoir, fiction, and nonfiction writers who are ready for manuscript critiques by two New York literary agents and a writing coach/author.
Luncheon 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Early Bird special 10:45 – Common Query Letter Mistakes, presented by Ted Witt
- Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
- Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers
- The meeting fee includes speaker, lunch and beverage
- Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA
The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemens offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent food.