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Writing Health & Wellness

Panel
Monday,February 25, 2019 

Health & Wellness titles, like Come as You Are, Chris Beat Cancer and The Fast Metabolism Diet, continue to be among the top sellers in books on and off line.

What can you do to make your book stand out among all the competition?

How can you get your book done?
Do you have to be a health expert to publish in this arena?
How do you find gigs to write books for the experts in this field?
What are the latest and greatest marketing strategies?
How can you best manage your time as an author, whether you went the traditional route or self-published?

Moderator: Robin Quinn
Jerri Sher
Emily Dwass
Derek Doepker
Steve Hutson

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Emily Dwass

Allison Richard

HARO (Help a Reporter Out) – Indispensable Resource for Writers

Webinar
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Learn all about HARO, directly from the East Coast headquarters.

HARO is a service in which reporters, bloggers, and authors submit queries seeking experts who can lend credibility and breadth to their stories. Experts respond in hopes of gaining some publicity for themselves, their brand or their client. It’s that simple!

What we’ll go over:…

Presented by: Kristen Sala and Allison Richard of Cision.

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IWOSC Reads Its Own – February 2019

Twice a year, a dozen or so members get together at a local book store and regal fellow writers and the public with some of their writing.

Readers this time:
IWOSC Reads Its Own is proud to present its line-up of February 2019 star readers:

Roselyn Teukolsky
Roberta Edgar
(Margaret) Peggy York
Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Rosalind Barden
William Anthony
Dennis Moran
Bo Kyung Kim
Gloria Garvin
Barbara Hodgson
Bert Wouters
Flo Selfman


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Writing Memoirs that People WANT to Read!

Seminar
Saturday, March 15, 2019

Writing Memoirs that People WANT to Read!
Writing Tips and Techniques to Bring Your Story to Life

IWOSC kicks off the New Year with a memoir-writing workshop intensive led by our own Ina Hillebrandt. Using her special provocative techniques in this hands-on writing seminar, you’ll be writing a short tale to immediately get the hang of this new style!

You’ll experience for yourself how fun and cathartic it can be to write stories from your own life.

You’ll get creative practical feedback and writing tips to write memoirs that people will want to read — even those who are not your mother or child.

You’ll see why internationally celebrated storyteller and new author Michael D. McCarty wrote about Ina’s workshops, “My inner critic disappeared. He’s somewhere in the Bahamas.”

Presented by: Ina Hillebrandt

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Sagebrush Cantina, home to our writer party 2018

Summer Party at Sagebrush Cantina!

Summer Party at Sagebrush Cantina! If you’ve already registered we look forward to having you join us for our annual summer blast! Registration is now closed. This year we are venturing to the Wild West and the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas for a sit-down meal inside the air-conditioned restaurant. We’ll each be ordering for a set menu (below) upon arrival to the Sagebrush. However, you’ll be paying for the meal in full when you complete your Reservation. We also invite you to join us for a tour of the historic, interesting, — and allegedly haunted — Leonis Adobe/Plummer House and museum which is […]


Summer party 2017

Summer Party in the Heart of Hollywood This summer our party is in the heart of Hollywood, at the second oldest eatery on Hollywood Blvd. We’re also touring the historic Egyptian Theater located right next door. Come early to meet with friends and catch up on news. Our back room will be ready by 12:30. If you come earlier look for people with name tags at the bar. We’ll then gather in the back room and spill over into the patio. Oh, and we’ll have a few prizes to be won, too. Sorry, reservations are now closed. Date and Time […]