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.
    “WRITE ON! Birthing a Book” with D. A. Featherling and Linda Farmer Harris
  • SEPTEMBER 14, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. – Online. Special “Members Only” Seminar*
    “Critiquing-The Art of Giving and Receiving”
    with Tricia L. Sanders
  • 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
  • NOVEMBER 16th, 7:00 p.m. – Online “Embracing the Uniqueness of Memoir” with Gail Kittleson
  • DECEMBER 11, 2:00 p.m.. – 3:30 p.m.
    OPEN HOUSE

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

2022 SCHEDULE

  • JANUARY 6, 7:00 p.m.– “The Role of Minor Characters in Compelling Fiction” with Charlotte Gullick
  • JANUARY 18, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. SPECIAL SEMINAR – “Visual Plotting” with Carrie Stuart Parks
  • FEBRUARY 3, 7:00 p.m. – “No-No’s in Dialog” with Lillian Duncan
  • FEBRUARY 15, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m.SPECIAL SEMINAR – “Layering Pizazz” with Lena Nelson Dooley
  • MARCH 3, 7:00 p.m. – “10 Reasons Why Your Novel Isn’t Published” with Karin Beery
  • MARCH 15, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m.SPECIAL SEMINAR“Author Law 101” with Rick Acker
  • APRIL 7, 7:00 p.m.– “Are You a Defeated Writer or a Designer Writer?/How Your Self Image Affects Your Writing Career” with MaryAnn Diorio
  • APRIL 12, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m.SPECIAL SEMINAR – “Collaborative Writing” with Kimberley Woodhouse
  • MAY 5, 7:00 p.m – “Make Your First Five Pages Shine” with Zoe McCarthy
  • MAY 17, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m SPECIAL SEMINAR – “Podcasts: The Ultimate Audio Platform” with George Sirois
  • JUNE 2, 7:00 p.mOPEN MIC NIGHT @ SGWL
  • JUNE 14, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.mSPECIAL SEMINAR – “Designing a Business Plan for Your Writing” with Rebecca Waters
  • JULY 7, 7:00 p.m – “Building a Strong and Increasing Platform” with Jennifer Slattery
  • JULY 12, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.mSPECIAL SEMINAR – “The Story Equation” with Rachel Hauck
  • AUGUST 4, 7:00 p.m – “Writing for the Inspirational/Christian Market – What You Need to Know” with Lenora Worth
  • AUGUST 16, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.mSPECIAL SEMINAR – “Creating and Maintaining Your Amazon Author Page Using Author Central” with Tricia L. Sanders
  • SEPTEMBER 1, 7:00 p.m – “The Romance of Writing a Novel” with Dani Pettrey
  • SEPTEMBER 13, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.mSPECIAL SEMINAR – “Ghostwriting for Fun and Profit” with Alison Macor
  • OCTOBER 6, 7:00 p.m – “Video Marketing for Authors” with Hallee Bridgeman
  • OCTOBER 11, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.mSPECIAL SEMINAR – “Dead Ends and How to Get Around Them” with Cynthia Ruchti
  • NOVEMBER 3, 7:00 p.m – “The Parts of a Story” with Brad Davis
  • NOVEMBER 15, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.mSPECIAL SEMINAR – “Writing Short Fiction” with Stacey Swann
  • DECEMBER 3, (Saturday) OPEN HOUSE – Public Event
  • DECEMBER 7, (Tuesday) 7:00 p.mSPECIAL SEMINAR “How Entering Writing Contests Can Help Your Career (Even if You Don’t Win)” with Richard L. Santos