Luncheon — Rita Lakin

My Adventures as a Woman Writer in Hollywood

Saturday June 18, 2016 11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Rita LakinSaturday, June 18, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Rita Lakin at the Luncheon Meeting. Her topic is “My Adventures as a Woman Writer in Hollywood.” Her memoir is The Only Woman in the Room: Episodes in My Life and Career as a Television Writer.

  • Who wrote for these Hollywood TV shows: The Doctors, Dr. Kildare, Peyton Place?
  • Who was head writer of The Mod Squad?
  • Who created The Rookies?
  • Who wrote Movies of the Week (such as Women in Chains) and mini-series (Strong Medicine and Voices of the Heart)?
  • Who developed the TV series adaptation of Flamingo Road and co-created the medical drama Nightingales?

RITA LAKIN of course!

Rita is also the creator of the Gladdy Gold Mystery book series (published by Bantam Books), including Getting Old Is MurderGetting Old Is The Best Revenge, and Getting Old Can Kill You. She won Left Coast Crime LEFTY AWARD for most humorous mystery in 2009. Her nominations and awards include Writers Guild of America, MWA’s Edgar Award, and the University of Michigan Avery Hopwood Award.

Rita Lakin was a pioneer, a female script writer in the early 1960s when Hollywood Television was exclusively male. With guts, skill and humor, she rose to staff writer, to producer, and show-runner, meeting famous show biz legends along the way.

Rita’s new memoir, The Only Woman in the Room, is a breezy and heartfelt remembrance of a long-forgotten time when women were not considered worthy or welcome at the creative table.

On June 18, 2016 meet the real legend herself. We want Rita! We want Rita!

www.ritalakin.com

The meeting time on June 18 will be extended by 30 minutes in order for California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch President Margie Yee Webb to report highlights for the year, and committee chairs to announce 2016 Writing Contest Awards and declare branch election results.

Luncheon Information

  • Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
  • Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
  • The meeting fee includes 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.


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Luncheon — Alai

Communication With a Mankind Point of View 

Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

 

AlaiSaturday, May 21, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Alai at the Luncheon Meeting. His topic is “Communication With a Mankind Point of View”.

Alai is a prize winning novelist, poet, and editor of Science Fiction World. He is most often referred to as the most popular novelists on Tibetan culture, though he notes that he “writes for all mankind, as we should not always analyze life from an ethnic perspective.” His historical novel Red Poppies won the Mao Dun Prize for Literature in 2000. He will share his knowledge of how to reach across the borders of our readers’ minds and our creative minds.

Luncheon Information

  • Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
  • Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
  • The meeting fee includes 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.


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Luncheon — Michael Troyan

20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment

Saturday April 16, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Michael Troyan

Saturday, April 16, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Michael Troyan at the Luncheon Meeting. His topic is “20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment”.

Mike is the author of three books: A Rose for Mrs. Miniver, a biography of actress Greer Garson, as well as a photographic history of the MGM studio, MGM: Hollywood’s Greatest Backlot, and a similar work on the Fox studio, 20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment—which he will address in detail in the hope of inspiring others to experience the thrill of “historical detective work.”

Mike’s day job is as Community Relations Manager for the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the Birdcage Center in Citrus Heights. In that capacity, Mike has been a great friend to the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch. He has accommodated many members’ book signings, has hosted the monthly Open Mic program, and has been a prime booster of the aspirations of CWC writers and authors.

Among Mike’s many talents: he is a master researcher. He worked for six years on the Fox book, gathering photos, interviewing principals—including many of the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era. His persistence in getting the facts and assembling all the elements for the book, despite what he says have been some “pretty scary obstacles,” has resulted in what the Fox studio has adopted as its official 100 year history.

On top of all that, Mike is one of the nicest people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. His presentation is certain to give everyone who attends some good advice that will apply to their own work.

Luncheon Information

  • Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
  • Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
  • The meeting fee includes 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.


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Luncheon — Stephanie Chandler

Marketing and Monetizing: Online Promotion and Revenue Streams for Authors, Speakers and Consultants

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Stephanie ChandlerSaturday, March 19, 2016, the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch proudly presents Stephanie Chandler at the Luncheon Meeting. Her topic is “Marketing and Monetizing: Online Promotion and Revenue Streams for Authors, Speakers and Consultants.”

Many writers struggle with two major components of their businesses: marketing and revenue generation. In this content-rich presentation, Stephanie shares real-world strategies that you can use to build an audience online and add lucrative revenue streams to your author business.

You will learn how to:

  • Choose a niche and establish authority in your field
  • Grow your audience online with key foundational components (a professional website, blog and social media presence)
  • Leverage powerful tactics including guest blogging, podcasting, video and more
  • Create profitable revenue streams from corporate sponsors, online events, member sites and information products
  • Work less and earn more (really!)

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been an author for many years, this presentation is jam packed with practical strategies that can help you achieve your goals!

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books. She is also founder and CEO of Nonfiction Authors Association, a vibrant marketing community for trail-blazing writers. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, BusinessWeek, Inc.com, and Wired magazine.

Visit her websites:

  • http://StephanieChandler.com/
  • http://NonfictionAuthorsAssociation.com
  • http://NonfictionWritersConference.com/

Luncheon Information

  • Monthly Luncheons are open to the public
  • Cost is $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers
  • The meeting fee includes 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.


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