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Members-only Green Room April 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021
7:00 p.m (Pacific)
Free to members

Steven Sanchez and Gary Young share a program that will be of service to many of you. 
 
This is our free, once-a-month meeting where you can discuss issues that pertain to writing–perhaps your latest book, a question about your writing, a gesture toward collaboration with another writer or publisher, a great book that you are reading, another event that people might enjoy, or whatever.  We will concentrate mostly on anything having to do with writing.


Book Author Ina Hillebrandt

Writing Successfully For Children In Today’s Complex Time

Panel
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Are you working on a children’s book, play, TV or film project? Have you got questions about age appropriateness, for writing your story and developing characters? For marketing? About the form young people are choosing to read books, and is that different in this time of quarantine?

Our expert panelists will talk about these questions, and more.

Moderator: Ina Hillebrandt
Jennifer Murphy
Marilyn Scott-Waters
Laura Taylor Name
Mara Alpert
Elizabeth Martin
Gary Young

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Members-only Green Room March 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021
7:00 p.m (Pacific)
Free to members

Steven Sanchez and Gary Young share a program that will be of service to many of you. 
 
This is our free, once-a-month meeting where you can discuss issues that pertain to writing–perhaps your latest book, a question about your writing, a gesture toward collaboration with another writer or publisher, a great book that you are reading, another event that people might enjoy, or whatever.  We will concentrate mostly on anything having to do with writing.


IWOSC Member Readers 2021-02-21

IWOSC Reads Its Own – February 21, 2021

IWOSC Reads Its Own – February 21, 2021 Sunday, February 21, 2021 — The first of two RIO this month. Free to all — You don’t have to be a member to attend For the second time,  IWOSC’s biannual Reads Its Own program was online via Zoom. Because we aren’t bound to to physical limitations of geography while online,  we had so many readers that we’re decided to do this twice this month! IWOSC members come from all sorts of backgrounds. Ask a member what he or she is working on writing and you are bound to be surprised by […]


IWOSC Reads Its Own – Online

IWOSC Reads Its Own – Online Sunday, February 21, 2021 and again with a new group of readers Sunday, February 28, 2021  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Free to all It’s time for IWOSC’s biannual Reads Its Own program. Actually, because we aren’t bound to to physical limitations of geography while online,  we have so many readers that we’re doing this twice this month! You may join us either of these days — or both. IWOSC members come from all sorts of backgrounds. Ask a member what he or she is working on writing and you are bound to […]


Marty Nemko

Write More in 2021

Panel
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 

Have your creative juices and energies dried up this past year? This month, we bring you a special program, starring the eminent Oakland-based career and personal coach and bestselling author, Dr Marty Nemko.

Marty Nemko has written 13 books — half for major publishers and half self-published, plus over 4,000 well-published articles.

How does he do it? He’ll tell all, and try to answer all your questions.

Our goal is for each of you to leave with at least one new idea for becoming more productive.

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Members-only Green Room February 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021
7:00 p.m (Pacific)
Free to members

Steven Sanchez and Gary Young share a program that will be of service to many of you. 
 
This is our free, once-a-month meeting where you can discuss issues that pertain to writing–perhaps your latest book, a question about your writing, a gesture toward collaboration with another writer or publisher, a great book that you are reading, another event that people might enjoy, or whatever.  We will concentrate mostly on anything having to do with writing.

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Producer Matt Stoner

New Opportunities writing In Film & TV 2021

Panel
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

For years, new writers of novels, biographies & memoirs, and nonfiction advice books have had to do a cost/benefit analysis — should we self-publish or partner with a small or specialty press to get our work out there — or should we try for an agent and a shot at the majors?

Now, with the rise of digital and streaming platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Vimeo, and the continued expansion of indie film and film festivals, aspiring filmmakers and TV content creators are faced with similar issues and opportunities:

• What are the pros and cons of going the independent, “self-published” route in indie film and digital TV?

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Moderator: Telly Davidson
Maggie Viale
Joel Eisenberg
Chris Redish
Matt Stoner
Jeff Porter

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