Join our accomplished panelists for a discussion of the history – and future – of women in the media. Historically, women and minorities were blocked from professional media jobs by discriminatory hiring and promotional practices, and news coverage was too often biased, incomplete and inaccurate. While hiring and promotional opportunities have improved, the influence of web-based and social media –and the decline of “legacy” print media — have brought new challenges.
Wednesday, March 11
11:30 a.m. Panel
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Lunch $27. RSVP by Monday, March 9, to Casa Garden at 916-452-2809
Staffed by volunteers, Casa Garden is a restaurant and event space benefiting the Sacramento Children’s Home
Please arrive by 11:15 a.m. to register – panel will start promptly at 11:30 a.m.
2760 Sutterville Road
Sponsored by the Renaissance Society at Sacramento State University and Casa Garden
Bertha Gaffney Gorman was a staff writer for the Sacramento Bee, Associate Secretary for External Affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency, Director of State and Local Government Affairs for Lockheed Martin Corporation, and a Consultant in the California State Assembly.
Jennifer Kerr was a reporter for the Associated Press for more than 40 years, based in the California Capitol Bureau in Sacramento from 1977-2001, mainly covering the state Legislature. She previously worked in AP bureaus in West Virginia and Los Angeles.
Ann Reed was a staff writer for the Sacramento Bee, Associate Vice President of Public Affairs at Sacramento State, Vice Chancellor of Communications and Public Affairs for the California Community Colleges, and California Communications Manager for AARP.
Pamela Wu is Director of News and Media Relations for UC Davis Health, and is formerly Executive Director of Marketing and Communications for UCD School of Law, News Anchor for KCRA-TV, and a contributor and “Insight” guest host at Capital Public Radio.
Sigrid Bathen (Moderator) is an Adjunct Professor of Communications and Journalism at CSUS who has been a staff writer for the Sacramento Bee, Senior Editor for the California Journal, and Communications Director for three state agencies. She has been a contributing writer for many publications, including Capitol Weekly, the California Health Care Foundation and the L.A. Times
|Bertha Gaffney Gorman||Jennifer Kerr||Ann Reed||Pamela Wu||Sigrid Bathen|
Ten Key Scenes That
Frame Up Your Novel
C. S. Lakin
Writing Coach, Editor and Author
You will learn:
- What the 5 major turning points are and where they’re placed in your novel
- How to know exactly where to start your story and how to set up your premise
- What the ten key scenes are that serve as the framework for your novel
- What pinch points are and why you need them
- How to craft those essential twists
- Why your protagonist’s goal is the key to great storytelling
- How to bring out your story’s themes
C.S. Lakin is an award-winning blogger, writing coach, copy editor, and author of more than 30 books (fiction and nonfiction). She teaches workshops around the US, including at many CWCs. Her online school at cslakin.teachable.com has helped more than 1,500 writers master the craft of fiction via her video courses, and she completes more than 200 manuscript critiques a year.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Registration opens at 1:00 p.m., following the regularly scheduled meeting.
Writing materials, coffee, soda, and snacks will be provided.
Cost: $49/Members, $69/Non Members
Deadline: April 4 or until session is filled. Seating Limited – Register now to ensure a seat!
Click here to register.
Please print and bring your registration receipt to the retreat.
12409 Folsom Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
ELK GROVE WRITERS &
2020 Winter & Spring
Classes & Events:
Lots going on this spring! Click here for a full schedule.
The 2020 California Writers Club Literary Review is looking for your best work — fiction, poetry, memoir, and essay, including excerpts from previously published writing — for publication in this year’s issue.
Submissions are open to current members of California Writers Club and will be accepted from December 15, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
Please click here for submission guidelines and full details.