Central Coast Writers ConferenceSchool in San Luis Obispo, California
I HIGHLY recommend this as an event where writers can learn..., network and get inspired!
A little Thursday inspiration to keep you writing. ✍🏼❤️
Come witness me moderate a screenwriting panel this weekend for the Slo Film Festival. Staring our Tony Peckham, ROBIN SWICORD and NICHOLAS KAZAN. We will be talking about the art of story and the new Avenues in which screenwriters can have their work produced.
Sunday March 17 at 10:30am in Mission plaza
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Riverdale Avenue Books, a hybrid publisher known for embracing cultural and gender diversity, and winner of the Bi-Publisher of the Year award, is proud to announce the re-launch of their Dagger imprint.
Dagger, under the guidance of Chantelle Aimée Osman, former Editor-in-Chief of RT Book Reviews, will focus on mystery, thriller and suspense, with a strong appeal to the female reader. Riverdale is looking for Dagger to be synonymous with a range of strong and unique voices who truly represent the modern world.
She will be scouting and hiring authors at CCWC2018.
I woke this morning from a dream in which my kids had been taken along with others, years ago - & for a moment I’d seen a glimpse of them in a crowd. I ran for ...them & ended up alone on a street, screaming out “I love you” just so they could hear my voice.
Good grief, what a dream. And my mama heart - I’m still shaking!
And yet, it seems unbelievably appropriate considering this post that I’d already written for today. Because, you guys, it is my heart. 💙
As many of you know, the issue of human trafficking is a passion for Peter & I. Our eldest is working overseas with trafficked victims this year - & while not at all graphic (it’s aliens & adventure, hello), I wrote THE EVAPORATION OF SOFI SNOW & RECLAIMING SHILO SNOW to open up the compassion conversation & share my heart on what I believe we can be as a human community.
So here’s the deal. 💙
In the past Peter & I have donated royalties from STORM SIREN, made private donations, etc, to A21 & others. However, this time we really wanted to utilize the tools we have, to raise as broad an awareness as possible. We also very much want to honor you, our dear readers (we love you!), & give back in YOUR names.
With that in mind, Peter & I are personally running an A21 campaign for the next 2 weeks - & have committed to a number of items.
(1) We’re donating a dollar in the name of each person who's ordered RECLAIMING SHILO SNOW (anytime in the past up until its release in 2 weeks on March 6th)*. If you order it - you can send your name & screenshot of the receipt to the email Mary@MchristineWeber.com, & we'll make a donation in your name to A21. This is our gift to you.
(2) If you'd rather forego the book but still want to donate to A21 - we'd love to send you something! Just email a screenshot of your donation receipt, full name, & mailing address to the above listed email, & we'll get some swag out to you.
(3) If you simply want to make a donation to A21 without the extras, please do! And thank you so much!
Truly, thank you. For believing that we can all make a difference.💙😘
All the fine details are on my A21 Page - the link is here: http://www.a21.org/…/m…/reclaiming-shilo-snows-a21-campaign…
From our hearts to yours - THANK YOU. We love you. Let’s keep raising our voices!!! 💙
#a21 #endhumantrafficking #reclaimingshilosnow
Kevin was one of our brilliant staff! Go hear his stuff! #poetry
CCWC helps young and old! Read this amazing post about a 13 year old who is now a published author. #CCWC2018 #AmWriting
To my lovely literary friends:
I’m asking for your help to spread the word about an upcoming writing retreat I’m leading in Italy, that needs more participants. It is pricey, I know, but if they can swing it, they won’t be disappointed. And when you break it down to all that is included, it’s a good deal for all that you get. (The free wine alone might be worth it, let alone the van trips, the art, the to-die-for food…) Oh, and it includes me, up close and personal. There wil...l be no more than 12 participants, and quite possibly there will be fewer.
This is nominally a poetry retreat, and we will be reading and discussing some poems together. But I think it would work for prose writers, as well, who could easily adapt the writing prompts we’ll be doing, and could share their work on the days reserved for that. I’ll also be available for individual consultations on projects they have underway, or for whatever writing they do while we’re at La Romita.
So here goes, and thanks if you can help; if not, I totally understand and love you to death anyway.
2 Week Poetry Retreat in Italy with Kim Addonizio–National Book Award Finalist, author of 13 books (6 poetry collections, 2 novels, 2 short story collections, a memoir-in-essays, and 2 books on writing poetry)
June 4-18, 2018
Everything but airfare is included: Room, amazing food and wine, trips to surrounding hill towns and literary sites, group and individual feedback. Once you are at La Romita, a former monastery in the Umbrian hills, there’s nothing to do but read, write, enjoy, and occasionally stop to look at each other and say,”I’m so happy right now.”
Web site (Scroll down under “2018 workshops”to see “Freeing the Angel.” Note: Susan Browne, listed as co-teacher, will not be there.) http://www.laromita.org
My web site: http://www.kimaddonizio.com
Anyone who is interested should feel free to email me with any questions! email@example.com
A recent inspirational story:
My name is Diane, and I have attended the CCWC for the past 2 years. Although I had been writing my book (a humorous adult memoir about raising my boys) for about 10 years, I had stalled and was stuck. I had pretty much given up on my book ever being published; and then in 2016 I found your conference. Each year, the CCWC gave me the inspiration and motivation to continue to work hard, and I am so excited to tell you that my book will ...be published by this summer! I wanted you to know the impact the conference had on me, and how it really did change my life. Thank you for all that you do.
See you this fall at the CCWC!
Gene Perret is one of CCWC’s gems. He’s the best thing that ever happened to Writers!