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Coming Events

 

Oct 1 - Deadline for Young Writers Awards / Annual Short Story Contest Opens

Oct 5 - Workshops for Writers 

Oct 8 - Station Open Mic

Oct 17 - SLWG Author Series 

Nov 2 - Workshops for Writers: NaNoWriMo / Lifewriting Panel

Nov 12 - Station Open Mic

Nov 21 - SLWG Author Series

Dec 1 - Deadline for Annual Short Story Contest

Dec 7 - Special 2-part Workshop for Writers: Power of Email Marketing

Dec 10 - Holiday Book Fair w/ Young Writers Award Winners!

St. Louis Writers Guild Events


Workshops for Writers - a monthly workshop by an industry professional to help hone a writers skills.

Station Open Mic - a monthly open mic where writers can share their work.

SLWG Author Series - meet the author and gain insight form their experiences.

SLWG Webinars - a chance to learn from the comfort of your own home.

Writers in the Park - our annual writers festival - it is free to attend and open to all

Holiday Book Fair - local author's books make great last minute gifts!

St. Louis Writers Guild Monthly Event Schedule

Workshops for Writers 
First Saturday of the month, 10am to Noon at the Kirkwood Community Center 111 S Geyer Rd, 63122
Free for SLWG Members, $5 for Non-Members

Station Open Mic
Second Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm at the Kirkwood Amtrak Station, 110 W Argonne Dr, 63122
Free and open to all! 5 minutes for Poetry, 7 minutes for Prose.

SLWG Author Series 
Third Thursday of the month, 7-8pm at All on the Same Page Bookstore, 11052 Olive Blvd, 63141
Free and open to all! SLWG members can interact online during the interview. 

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Workshops for Writers: Jumpstart your Novel or Memoir 
with Linda O'Connell, Donna Volkenannt, Jennifer Shew, and Lauren Miller

Saturday, November 2, 2013

10am to Noon 

Kirkwood Community Center 

111 S. Geyer Rd

Kirkwood, MO 63122

Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members


Whether the story you have to tell is a novel or a memoir, November is a great month to start writing it. Get inspired by life writers Linda O’Connell and Donna Volkenannt and novelists Jennifer Shew and Lauren Miller. They will show you how to jumpstart your book.

 

National Life Writing Month: Linda O'Connell & Donna Volkenannt

  • Learn about the many different kinds of "life writing"
  • Find how an essay can be expanded to a memoir
  • Get the skinny on how an expose` may or may not lead to publication
  • Discover how to unlock the power of stories to inspire, uplift, and heal

 

National Novel Writing Month: Jennifer Shew & Lauren Miller

  • Learn how to get started with the 50,000 words of NaNo
  • Get up to speed on writing socially
  • Hear one author’s experiences with the local NaNo group
  • Find out about tools such as Scrivener

Donna Volkenannt believes words have the power to inspire, uplift, and heal. Her personal essays, short stories, articles, and poems have won almost 100 awards, including honorable mention in the national Steinbeck short story competition and nominations for a Pushcart Prize and a Spur award. First place winner of the 2012 Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award, she lives in St. Peters, where she blogs about writing and the sweet mysteries of life. http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com 

 

Linda O'Connell is a multi-genre writer whose niche is writing personal essays. Her stories have been published in 20 Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and more than one hundred national publications. She is developing an anthology for Publishing Syndicate and is the author of a book, Queen of the Last Frontier, the biography of Emily Keaster. http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com 


Jennifer Shew has always liked to write and read stories, mainly fantasy, because they let her imagination take over. That's why she was so happy to hear about NaNoWriMo ten years ago--it was like a license to write whatever she wanted. She has been a Municipal Liaison (ML) for the growing St. Louis NaNoWriMo region for seven years. She helps people get started with the 50,000 words of NaNo and host write-ins for folks to write socially. She’s excited to write her 500,000th word this year!

 

Lauren Miller reviews books for the Historical Novel Society and writes for the St. Louis Writers Guild's literary magazine, The Scribe. Her work has also appeared in publications such as The Poet's Art and a MMORPG (that's a massive multiplayer online role-playing game). After five years trying, the historical and spec fiction writer declared her first win last year by completing a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month. www.pocketfulofprose.com


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Station Open Mic

Second Tuesday of every month - 

Next Event: November 12, 2013

7pm to 9pm

Kirkwood Amtrak Station

110 W Argonne Dr. Kirkwood, MO

Free and open to all!


5 minutes for Poetry and 7 minute for Prose!

You can sign up once you arrive, or just hang out and listen, we always appreciate an audience.

Some adult language allowed, but no overtly violent or adult themes are allowed. New readers are always welcome!


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SLWG Author Series: New Book Spotlight!

with Fedora Amis, author of Jack the Ripper in St. Louis

and Denise Elam Dauw, author of If Music be the Food of Love

Thursday, October 17, 2013

7-8pm

All on the Same Page Bookstore

11052 Olive Blvd. Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Free and open to the public!

 

Meet two SLWG members with new books, and find out how they wrote it, how they published it, and how they are marketing their new novels! And of course, learn about these great novels.

 

St. Louis Writers Guild has a new format for its long-standing Lecture Series. Like the webinars, the SLWG Author Series is now available online.

There are three ways to view the event. 
1: Come to All on the Same Page Bookstore and be part of the audience. 
2: Watch live online and ask questions via text chat or Twitter using @stlwritersguild. 
3: Watch the recorded lecture on the SLWG website. The event will be posted on this site
 within a week of the broadcast. (Keep scrolling or visit Members page)

 

As a benefit of membership with St. Louis Writers Guild, an email will be sent with a link to the live online broadcast. St. Louis Writers Guild is now using Livestream.com to broadcast its lectures. To view the live lecture you will need to register for an account with Livestream.com. They just require a verified email address and it is free. The recorded lecture can be viewed without an account if you do not wish to sign up with Livestream. 

 

Fedora AMIS

 

Fedora AMIS won the Mayhaven Fiction Prize for her Victorian whodunit, Jack the Ripper in St. Louis. She dons corset and hoop skirts to perform as real historical people and imagined characters from the 1800s. Fedora loves live theater, travel, plants and cooking. She has one son, Skimmer, who partners Fedora in writing science fiction and fantasy. “Why do I write? I love words—always have--reading them, writing them. I even like looking them up in the dictionary. So call me eccentric. Call me crazy—but call me a writer.”

www.fedoraamis.com

 

Denise Elam Dauw

 

Denise Elam Dauw is a music educator in west St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a M.M. in Music Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a B.M. in Music Education from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Specializing in instrumental music as a band director, Ms. Elam Dauw also has experience teaching choir, orchestra, piano, music history and appreciation, guitar, jazz band, marching band, and color guard. She is currently a member of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and volunteers for the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Denise Elam Dauw is having a book signing at Barnes and Noble this Saturday. For more details visit www.denise-elam-dauw.com

 

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Workshops for Writers: Becoming an Independent Author with 
Kelly Cochran 
Saturday, October 5, 2013
10am to Noon
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer Rd. 63122
Free for members, $5 for non-members

Independent author Kelly Cochran will share her journey to publication, from making the decision to go the independent route to holding the book in her hands.

 

Sharing both the good and bad of her experience, Kelly will discuss the paperwork involved in publishing, book formatting and book cover options, software and services, marketing, and other topics. Her Independent Author manual will be available for sale and includes useful information to help guide you along the path to publication.

 

Kelly is no stranger to taking alternate paths to meet her goals. Having missed the deadline to register for her classes at the University of Florida's School of Journalism, she suddenly found herself in a truck heading north. She earned a degree in Technology and Management at the University of Maryland and after 20 years in the field of Information Technology, she is once again pursuing her love of writing and is excited to be an independent author. Her book, Buying Time: An Aspen Moore Novel, is the first in a St. Louis-based humorous mystery series.  www.KellyCochran.com 


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Workshops for Writers: Publishing Perspectives 
With Lisa Miller, Kristina Makansi, Catherine Rankovic, and Mandy Schoen
Saturday, September 7, 2013
10am to Noon
Kirkwood Community Center 
111 S Geyer Rd. 
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Free for Writers Guild Members/ $5 for Non-Members

Writers can explore options for getting published at the Sept. 7 “Publishing Perspectives”workshop sponsored by the St. Louis Writers Guild. Representatives of Walrus Publishing, Blank Slate Press/Treehouse Publishing, Month9Books and a nonfiction and poetry educator/editor will explain their services and answer questions.

Lisa Miller founded Walrus Publishing, Inc. in 2008 with the mission to contribute to the Saint Louis Literary Community by publishing talented St. Louis writers. Walrus Publishing has three titles in print thus far and has several more “in the works.” Lisa is a member of the St. Louis Writers Guild, the Missouri Writers Guild, and a founding member of the St. Louis Literary Consortium. This year she is honored to serve as the Conference Committee Chair for the Missouri Writers Guild. Lisa has a B.A. in English from the University of Baltimore and an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has most recently published her debut novel¸ Halfway There.

 

Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Kristina Makansi has a B.A. in Government from University of Texas at Austin and a M.A.T. from the College of New Jersey and an opinion on everything. She has worked as a copywriter, marketing coordinator, web and collateral designer, editor, and publisher. In 2010, she co-founded Blank Slate Press, an award-winning small press focusing on debut authors in the greater St. Louis area, and in 2013, she co-founded Treehouse Publishing Group, an author services and assisted-publishing partnership. Her current writing projects include co-writing and self-publishing The Sowing, the first book inThe Seeds Trilogy, and she is hard at work revising her historical fiction, Oracles of Delphi, set in ancient Greece.

 

Catherine Rankovic’s books include Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis; Island Universe: Essays and Entertainments; Fierce Consent and Other Poems; and Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions, and Obsessions. She has published her poems in numerous print and online magazines. She received her M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught from 1989 to 2010; she now teaches poetry writing and creative nonfiction writing in the online M.F.A. program at Lindenwood University and is a professional editor of poetry and prose manuscripts at BookEval.com.

 

Mandy Schoen is a senior editor of Month9Books, LLC, and the managing editor of Swoon Romance (a digital romance imprint of Month9Books, LLC) and otherwise keeps plenty busy traveling the world, slaying dragons, falling in love, and whatever else her "To Be Read" pile has in store for her. When she’s not reading, hanging out with her family, or acquiring and editing incredible stories for Swoon Romance, she can usually be found huddling over a cup of flavored coffee. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, her boxer, and her Nook, but it’s probably easier to find her on Twitter at @Mandy_Schoen.

Past St. Louis Writers Guild Events 
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SLWG Author Series with Nicole Evelina 

Nicole Evelina, author, 

represented by Jen Karsbaek of Forward Literary  

Thursday, August 15, 2013

7-8pm

All on the Same Page Bookstore

11052 Olive Blvd. Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Free and open to the public!


Nicole Evelina is St. Louis-born historical fiction writer. She is represented by Jen Karsbaek of Foreword Literary. She is currently writing an Arthurian legend trilogy that tells Guinevere's life story from her point of view.

 

Nicole is a member of and book reviewer for the Historical Novel Society. As an amateur historian who hopes to someday earn a Ph.D. in British history, she has spent the last 14 years researching Arthurian legend, Celtic Britain and the various peoples, cultures and religious practices that shaped the country after the withdrawal of Rome. She has traveled to England twice to research her trilogy and hopes to travel to Scotland as well.

 

Nicole blogs about Celtic history, Arthurian literature, writing and books at http://nicoleevelina.com. She can be found on Twitter daily at @nicoleevelina, as well as on many other forms of social media.

 

When not writing, Nicole works in marketing and communications. She is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) through the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), a distinction that tests writing and communications skill, and is held by only 8,000 people world-wide. 


St. Louis Writers Guild has a new format for its long-standing Lecture Series. Like the webinars, the SLWG Lecture Series is now available online. NEW LOCATION: The SLWG Lecture Series is now held at All on the Same Page Bookstore!

There are three ways to view the event. 
1: Come to All on the Same Page Bookstore and be part of the audience. 
2: Watch live online and ask questions via text chat or Twitter using @stlwritersguild. 
3: Watch the recorded lecture on the SLWG website. The event will be posted on www.stlwritersguild.net within a week of the broadcast.

 

As a benefit of membership with St. Louis Writers Guild, an email will be sent with a link to the live online broadcast. St. Louis Writers Guild is now using Livestream.com to broadcast its lectures. To view the live lecture you will need to register for an account with Livestream.com. They just require a verified email address and it is free. The recorded lecture can be viewed without an account if you do not wish to sign up with Livestream.  


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Writers in the Park 2013
a free mini-conference for writers!

Saturday, August 24, 2013
10am to 2pm 
Lions Amphitheater in Kirkwood Park
111 S. Geyer Rd. 

A festival to celebrate writers!

If you’ve never been to a writers’ conference, St. Louis Writers Guild’s fourth annual writers’ festival in Kirkwood Park is the perfect way to start. Created to honor our 90th Anniversary, the day includes multiple breakout sessions an hour held by industry professionals, books from local authors, and plenty of food for all to enjoy. Best of all, it’s free and open to the public.

Writing Workshop for Kids in 4th-8th Grades! 11am to Noon

More to be announced soon!

Sponsored by 
Sheila Dugan Voice & Speech Studio
Judith D. Chouteau / Fine Firsts 
Jeannine Dahlberg, Author
Patricia Bubash, SuccessfulSecondMarriages.com 
and 
The Missouri Writers Guild 
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The Schedule for Writers in the Park 2013
9:30am - Registration in Lions Amphitheater 
10am - Nicole Evelina, author, represented by Jen Karsbaek of Forward Literary, presents Querying a Literary Agent 

11am - Mary Menke, owner Word Abilities, presents Editing Tips
11am - Robin Tidwell, author, co-owner of All on the Same Page Bookstore and Rocking Horse Publishing presents Designing the Book

12pm - Nancy Baumann, the Book Professor, presents Your Nonfiction Book: How to Shortcut the Process and Save Time, Energy, and Dollars
12pm - Tim Hill, author of the Joe the Crab Series, presents Writing for Children

1pm - Genre Talk, round table discussions of your genre, presented by SLWG's Cycle Critique Groups
1pm - Winners of the Deane Wagner Poetry Contest 


11am to Noon - Susan Grigsby, author, poet, and educator presents Kids Writing Poetry for young writers in 4th-8th grade! 

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Workshops for Writers - Weapons in Writing
with 
David Lucas 
and 
Brad R. Cook

Saturday, August 3, 2013
10am to Noon 
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Free for members, $5 for non-members

Writers David Alan Lucas and Brad R. Cook will share their knowledge of swords, knives, axes, and more weaponry for your writing. Learn about a variety of fighting styles from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to the Renaissance and Medieval Europe, feudal Japan, all the way to a modern day gun fight. They’ll dispel the myths, and discuss blocking, setting, the mechanics of a scene and more. Having an issue with your fight scene, bring it, they’ll spend the last part of the workshop answering questions about your scene.

 

David Alan Lucas is a writer, poet and martial artist. His fiction includes Speculative Fiction and Mystery. David is a Sandan (Third Degree Black Belt) in Tracy’s Kenpo under Tim Golby and David Hofer and brings his knowledge of martial arts, physical and psychological combat to his self-defense articles and his fiction writing. He has studied Olympic style fencing as part of the Highland-Ladue fencing club, and picked up other fighting styles from various instructors and practitioners over the years.  He also enjoys teaching self-defense and includes self-defense tips in his "Writing the Fight Scene" blogs that can be found on his historic Coffee with David blog (http://davidalanlucas.blogspot.com/) and continued on The Writers' Lens (http://www.thewriterslens.com/). You can follow him on Twitter @owlkenpowriter https://twitter.com/owlkenpowriter. His website is www.davidalanlucas.com

 

Brad R. Cook, President of St. Louis Writers Guild, is a historical fantasy writer who daylights as a freelance technical writer. He began fencing at thirteen with the Parkway Fencing Club, and continued his studies under two former Olympic coaches. A fencing instructor who mastered various sword types before moving to other medieval weaponry, he has also staged sword fights for the theater. A founding contributor to The Writers’ Lens, a resource blog for writers; his poetry was published in St. Louis Reflections, and his short stories have placed in several contests. He began as a playwright and still pens a few scripts, but every once in awhile has to sit down with a centuries’ old book. Follow him on Twitter @bradrcook https://twitter.com/bradrcook or his tumblr page Thoughts from Midnight http://bradrcook.tumblr.com/. www.bradrcook.com


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Workshops for Writers - Agents: From Hello to Goodbye
with 
Paula Stokes (aka Fiona Paul)
and 
Cole Gibsen

*Saturday, July 13, 2013*
Date changed due to July 4th holiday
10am to Noon 
Kirkwood Community Center 
111 S. Geyer Rd
Free for Members, $5 for non-members

With the number of books self-published each year almost tripling since 2006, a common question among writers these days is: Do I need an agent? Agented local authors Paula Stokes (AKA Fiona Paul) and Cole Gibsen both Young Adult novelists will cover the querying process, dealing with rejection, finding the “right” agent, and determining when to stay with a great agent and when to part ways to find an even more amazing agent.

Paula is the author of VENOM, BELLADONNA, and the forthcoming STARLING and THE ART OF LAINEY. When she's not writing (rare), she's kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She's petted tigers, snuggled snakes, snorkeled with stingrays, and once enjoyed the suction-cuppy feel of a baby elephant's trunk as it ate peanuts from her palm. Paula is a graduate of Hazelwood West, Washington University, and the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. She currently makes her home in the Central West End. Find her online at twitter.com/pstokesbooks.

 

When Cole isn't writing books for young adults, she can be found rocking out with her band, sewing crazy costumes for the fun of it, picking off her nail polish, or drinking milk straight from the jug -- provided no one is looking. She is the author of the young adult KATANA series. To learn more about Cole and her books, visit www.ColeGibsen.com or follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/colegibsen




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Workshops for Writers: Understanding the Publishing Options
With 
Rocking Horse Publishing
High Hill Press 
and Treehouse Publishing Group

Saturday, June 1, 2013 
10am to Noon
Kirkwood Community Center 
111 S Geyer Rd
Free for members, $5 for non-members

In this ever-changing industry the roads to publishing your manuscript are many, varied, and fraught with peril. Learn about the different options, and figure out which one is best for you as representatives of these three publishers explain their services and answer questions about local publishing options.

Entries for the 2013 Deane Wagner Poetry Contest can be brought to the workshop!

Workshops for Writers in July: Y/A Lit with Cole Gibsen and Fiona Paul

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Workshops for Writers - Focus on Fiction: The Road to Publication with Lynn Cahoon, Warren Martin, H.C. Beckerr, and Pam DeVoe
Saturday, May 4, 2013

10am-Noon
The Kirkwood Community Center,

111 S. Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Free for members, $5 for non-members

 

Fiction can be broken into many genres, Romance, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, and more. What do these genres share in common and what how do they differ? A panel of fiction writers discusses these topics as well as their personal roads to publication in this can’t miss Workshops for Writers.

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SLWG Author Series with L.S. Murphy author of Reaper

Thursday, May 16, 2013

7-8pm
New Location!
All on the Same Page Bookstore
11052 Olive Blvd. Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Free and open to the public!

St. Louis Writers Guild has a new format for our long-standing Lecture Series.
Like the webinars, the SLWG Author Series is now available online.

There are three ways to view the interview. 
1: Come like you always have and see the lecture live. 
2: Watch live online and ask questions via text chat or Twitter. 
3: Watch the recorded lecture on the SLWG website after the event.

As a benefit of membership with St. Louis Writers Guild, an email will be sent with a link to the live online broadcast of the interview.

To purchase Reaper by L. S. Murphy
http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/19


L.S. Murphy

REAPER (J. Taylor Publishing)
A REASON TO STAY (Calliope - an imprint of Musa Publishing)
http://lsmurphy.com


View the SLWG Author Series Interview with LS Murphy on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDfuf7HmXFk

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Workshops for Writers - The 12 Step Program: How to Show, How to Not Tell presented by Suzann Ledbetter Ellingsworth

A special workshop by noted author and editor Suzann Ledbetter Ellingsworth!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

10am to Noon

Kirkwood Community Center

111 S Geyer Rd.

 

 

By Suzann's definition, wrediting is an editing perspective evolved from experience on both sides of traditional publishing: as a writer undergoing the editorial process, and as an editor teaming with writers to bring their stories to compelling life. Teaching is the core of Suzann's private client editing process.  Her unique techniques will hone and polish a current project, and pay dividends applicable to future ones, too. 

 

Suzann Ledbetter Ellingsworth is multi-published, fiction and nonfiction writer and an editor--in her parlance, a wreditor.  Suzann is a Writers Hall of Fame of America inductee, past faculty member for Washington University's Summer Institute, and a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine for a decade.

 

www.TheWalkingDeadline.com

www.SuzannLedbetter.com

www.SuzannEllingsworth.com

 

Get some great tips to complete your manuscript before the

Missouri Writers Guild Conference!

 

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SLWG Author Series: Linda Austin

An interview with

Linda Austin

Author and publisher of

Cherry Blossoms in Twilight


Thursday, March 21, 2013

7 - 8 pm

The Buder Family Student Commons at Maryville University

Maryville University Dr, 63141

Free and open to the public!


St. Louis Writers Guild has a new format for our long-standing Lecture Series. Like the webinars, the SLWG Lecture Series is now available online.

There are three ways to view the lecture. 
1: Come to Maryville like you always have and see the lecture live. 
2: Watch live online and ask questions via text chat or Twitter using @stlwritersguild. 
3: Watch the recorded lecture on this website after the event.

 

As a benefit of membership with St. Louis Writers Guild, an email will be sent with a link to the live online broadcast of the lecture.

 

To purchase Cherry Blossoms in Twilight by Linda Austin

Cherry Blossoms in Twilight

 

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Workshops for Writers: 2013 Season

 

January 2013

Catherine Rankovic - Write an Essay, Right Here, Right Now

 

February 2013

Faye Adams - Money Saving Tax Tips for Writers

 

March 2013

Sit Down and Pitch: Preperation for the 2013 MWG Writers Conference

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Workshops for Writers: March 2

Sit Down and Pitch

 

A workshop to prepare for the

2013 Missouri Writers Guild Conference

 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

10am to Noon

Kirkwood Community Center

111 S. Geyer Rd.

Free

 

Do your palms sweat and your mouth run dry? Does the mere mention of the word ‘pitch’ send you clinging to the ceiling? It doesn’t have to be so terrifying. Pitching to an agent or publisher might be the scariest thing a writer has to do, but this workshop will not only teach you how to pitch but we’re breaking into groups and perfecting our pitches. Even if you don’t have a pitch when you come, you’ll have one by the time you leave. Note: these will only be practice pitches; no agents or publishers will attend the workshop. They will be at the 2013 MWG Conference.

 

 

The 2013 Missouri Writers Guild Conference: Bringing Writers Together

April 26 - 28

Sheraton Westport - Lakeside Chalet Hotel

 

For more information about the conference please visit,

 

http://mwgconference.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.missouriwritersguild.org/Conference2013v6/index.htm

 

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For turn by turn directions to the Maryville University Auditorium click on the pdf below.
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A Special Event!

The Poets Laureate of Missouri

an evening with

David Clewell, William Trowbridge, and Walter Bargen

 

Friday, March 15, 2013

7:30pm

Maryville University Auditorium

Maryville University Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141

Free and Open to the Public!

 

Reception and Book Signing will follow the reading

 

The Medart Lecture Series

Sponsored by Maryville University

with participation of

St. Louis Writers Guild

St. Louis Poetry Center

 

For more information and biographies please click on the pdf below.

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Workshops for Writers: February 2

Money Saving Tax Tips for Writers

presented by Faye Adams

 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

10am to Noon

Kirkwood Community Center

111 S. Geyer Rd.

Free for members, $5 for non-members

 

Taxes, dreaded taxes, but wait... Faye Adams has money saving tax tips that every writer needs to know. Learn what to deduct, what to claim, and all the ways your writing can actually save you money.

 

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SLWG Lecture Series

New Authors Spotlight

with

Robin Tidwell, Janet Bettag, and Peter Green 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

7pm to 8pm

Buder Family Student Center at Maryville University

Free and open to all!


Three authors and SLWG Members who have released a novel within the last year will share how they got their book into print, as well as how they are starting to market and promote their new novels.

Full bios and more information to be posted soon! 

 

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Workshops for Writers 2012 Season!


January 7 – Editing/Proofreading: A Do-it-Yourself Job? presented by Mary Menke

 

February 4 – The E-Revolution: Creating, Promoting, and Selling your Work Online presented by Bob Baker, President of SLPA

 

March 3 – Perfecting Your Pitch to Agents, Publishers, and Editors presented by Margo Dill, Steve Wiegenstein, and Peter Green

 

April 7 – A Publisher’s View of Publishing presented by Lisa Miller, Bill Adams, and Kristina Makansi

 

May 5 – To Blog or Not To Blog is No Longer a Question presented by David Alan Lucas II

 

June 2 – Too Busy, Too Tired, Too Left-Brained to Write Creative Non-Fiction? Think Again! Presented by Linda O’Connell & Dianna Graveman

 

July 7 – July Cooler! Our Annual Members Appreciation Picnic

 

August 4 – Worldbuilding: Enriching Your Story With Culture and Setting presented by Jeannie Lin author of Butterfly Swords & Shawntelle
Madison author of Coveted

 

September 8 – The Author’s Guide to Copyright and Fair Use presented by Paul Lesko, IP Attorney with the Simmons Firm

 

October 6 – The Dreaded Synopsis presented by Brad R. Cook

 

November 3 – The 10 Crimes Unpublished Authors Commit and How to Skirt Them presented by Nancy Baumann of Stonebrook Publishing

 

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St. Louis Writers Guild invites you to attend any of these events, even if you are not a member.

SLWG is dedicated to helping writers.

 

You have friends here!