Saturday, March 15th, 2013 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Note to Club Members: Luncheon meeting fee has increased to $14 (including lunch)
The Saturday, March 15, 2014 CWC luncheon will feature a panel discussion on the value of writing competitions. Whether writing fiction or nonfiction, entering contests can pay off–in money, prestige, recognition and more!
The panel will address
- reasons for entering writing competitions;
- adapting your story, essay, etc. to meet specific contest requirements (including word count, topic, genre and theme);
- reasonable entry fees
Plus tips on manuscript review techniques and working with a critique group to boost your odds of winning will be revealed. These tips will help you sharpen your writing material even if you do not plan to enter that work in a contest.
The panel members are:
Gini Grossenbacher, certified in the Amherst Writers & Artists method, has a B.A. in English and a Master’s of Science in Education and is an experienced teacher of English. She published over thirty book reviews under the pen name Liz Allenby for the Historical Novels Review. At work on her own historical novels and poetry, she is currently 2nd Vice President, Membership, of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch.
Marsha Porter has co-authored a DVD movie guide and published numerous articles. Entering writing contests is one of her favorite pastimes. She got her start in essay writing when the 500 word essay was the punishment du jour at her Catholic grade school. She taught English for 35 years and served as a California Writers Club officer for many years and is a past president of the CWC, Sacramento Branch.
Margie Yee Webb, author/photographer of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life, producer of the film, FEMME: Women Healing the World, and co-editor of Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats (Fall 2014). She is president of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch; and vice president of the California Writers Club, which oversees the 19 branches.
There will be a question and answer session and an opportunity for attendees to share their contest experience as time permits.
As always, members and guests are welcome.
Monthly luncheon is open to the public.
Cost is $14 for members, $16 for nonmembers.
The meeting fee includes buffet lunch and beverage.
Cattlemen’s 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. Cattlemen’s offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent buffet-style food.