Speakers

Member meetings are a time of learning and networking for aspiring and established writers. They feature a speaker and usually occur the first Thursday of the month. You’re invited to join in 30 minutes early for social time and stay afterward. Meetings usually last one hour. Visitors are always welcome and may attend two meetings without paying dues. Our meetings and seminars are appropriate for all levels of writers, beginning to advanced.

All meetings and seminars held online until further notice.

Once it is safe to meet in person, we will provde the address in this space..

Have an idea for a topic or speaker at a League meeting? Let us know!

2021 SCHEDULE

  • JANUARY 7, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “To Critique and To Be Critiqued” with Bruce Judisch
  • JANUARY 19,  (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. – Will be held online. Special “Members Only” Seminar*
    “Self-Editing for Writers” with Linda Farmer Harris
  • FEBRUARY 4, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “When the Honeymoon Is Over: Producing a Finished Manuscript” with Joy Massenburge
  • MARCH 4, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “Speak up Authors! Why You Need the Skill.” with D. A. Featherling/Jackie Hunt, President, Georgetown Toastmasters Club
  • APRIL 1, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “Watch Your Language: The Power of Theme, Imagery, Language & Symbolism” with Carol McClain
  • APRIL 13, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. – Online. Special “Members Only” Seminar*
    “Tools Journalists Use” with Sindya Bhanoo
  • MAY 6, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “Baking Your Own Book – Some Pointers for Indie Publishing with Patrick E. Craig
  • JUNE 3, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “Finding the Right Editor for Your Book” with Karin Beery
  • JUNE 15, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m.– Online. Special “Members Only” Seminar*
    ” Help Your Readers Commit Identity Theft: Learning to Write in Deep Point of View”
    with Zoe McCarthy
  • JULY 1, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “Effective Social Media for Today’s Writer” with Edie Melson
  • JULY 13, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. – Online. Special “Members Only” Seminar*
    “Setting Matters More Than You Think” with Alex Temblador
  • AUGUST 5, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “Writing Page-Turning Tension” with Carrie Stuart Parks
  • AUGUST 17, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. – Online. Special “Members Only” Seminar*
    “Offset Printing for Image-Heavy Books/Using Your Community to Sell Out Your Inventory” with Yosmar Martinez
  • SEPTEMBER 2, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “How to Stress Out Your Reader: Tightening Tension in Your Writing” with Gail Kittleson
  • OCTOBER 7, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “Heroes and Villains” with Patricia Bradley
  • OCTOBER 19, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. – Online. Special “Members Only” Seminar*
    “Why We Write” with James Wade
  • NOVEMBER 4, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    “Including Diverse Characters in Your Writing” with Marie W. Watts
  • DECEMBER 2, 7:00 p.m. – Online.
    Holiday Party!!

*NOTE – Special Seminars are Members Only. Follow the link to join San Gabriel Writers’ League.