Robbins & Dan Millman WILL BE KeynoteRs at the
Writing for Change
John Robbins (Healthy at 100, Diet for a New
Americaand The Food Revolution) and Dan
Millman (the ever popular Peaceful Warrior books) will be the keynoters
when the 2010 San Francisco Writing for Change conference returns this November
13 & 14.
delighted to bring John Robbins to the SFW4C for the first time. Robbins wrote
the groundbreaking (and Pulitzer Prize nominated) book, Diet for a New America--exposing connections between diet,
physical health, animal cruelty, and environmentalism. Robbins' first book
really did change the world when he founded EarthSave, an international,
non-profit organization out of the reader response to his Diet for a New
The son of the Baskin-Robbins co-founder, John has been awarded the Rachel
Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and the Peace Abbey's
Courage of Conscience Award.
previously announced, Dan Millman (a long-time friend of SFWC and SFW4C) will
also be a keynoter at San Francisco Writing for Change. In addition to Way of the Peaceful Warrior and a dozen
other spiritual books for adults, he has also written children's books.His keynote promises to be full of
inspiration and motivation for writers who want to bring positive change to the
reminder, there will be many other publishing experts at this year's event. A
highlight will be a panel session featuring the trio that made the bestseller 29
Gifts a reality--author Cami Walker and her agent and editor she met at
the 2008 SFW4C--literary agent Rita Rosenkranz and executive editor Katie McHugh
of Da Capo Press. (Yes, they will all tell you San Francisco Writing for Change
conference really works!)
The theme of this conference is
"Changing the World One Book at a Time" and there is no reason one of those
books can't be YOURS!So get ready to be
published. As always, attendees will have the chance to pitch their book to
agents and editors, and to get feedback on their work from freelance editors at
the SFW4C. This event is limited to 150 attendees. Go to the website to find
out more and register today!www.SFWritingforChange.org
price of preventing authors from being screwed by new forms of publication is
-Roy Blount Jr. (author and past president of the Authors Guild)
UPCOMING WRITING EVENTS,
CONTESTS & DEADLINES
Your Blog or Website.FREE,
no pre-registration needed
Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave. 510-667-7900
This is a free
class taught by our own SFWC Volunteer Coordinator Linda Lee.As owner of AskMePC and thanks to her
appearances on the television show View
from the Bay, Linda has helped hundreds of people create websites and blogs
to build their internet presence.
26The San Francisco/Peninsula Writers
Club is offering The Jack London Media Clinic to help writers
present themselves, conquer speaking anxiety, and prepare for media
#1 is a full-day public speaking clinic on Sat, June 26. Tuition: $110
($95 for CWC members). This class is a prerequisite for Workshop II.
#2 is a two-day workshop for camera media training in a television studio
(date to be determined). Tuition: $175 ($150 for CWC members)
June 27 Fact vs.
Fiction:The Joys and Pitfalls of
Writing Memoir with Martha Alderson
Book Passage - Corte Madera, Sunday, June 27 at 2:00pm.For more info:
Aug.1, 2:00 to 4:00 pm,Laugh
Out Loud Poetry! Click here
2401 Santa Rita Road,
Poet, author and blogger Sandra Kay will host
an afternoon of humorous poetry. At
the Open Mic following the presentation and refreshments, the public is invited
to read a poem trending toward the humorous, or on any subject they choose.Cost: $5.00; Students free.
August 15th--POETRY & WRITING CONTESTReminder that the Redwood Writers writing
and poetry contest submission deadline is August 15th. For entry guidelines go
AUGUST 31st--REMINDER!Save your seat and save a
bundle! This is the LAST DAY to register at the Early Registration rate for 2010 San Francisco Writing for Changewww.SFWritingforChange.org($395) AND/ORthe 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference ($495)www.SFWriters.org
Rinzler, Michael Larsen & Elizabeth Pomada will be at this event.
30The Redwood Writers 2010 Conference at the Flamingo Hotel & Resort
The theme of the conference is "Celebration of the Written Word." This one-day
conference features agents, editors, and writers from all genres. For more
information, go to www.redwoodwriters.org.
November 13 & 14.
San Francisco Writing for Change. Will YOUR book
help change the world for the better? Then Publish It!Join us--along with John Robbins, Dan Millman,
Mitch Horowitz and Cami Walker at the Hilton (Financial District).Register at www.SFWritingforChange.org
NOTES FROM PRESENTERS, ATTENDEES, SPONSORS AND
Patricia V. Davis--The Capitol City Young Writers Conference is an event for middle
and high school students at San Domenico School in Marin on July 17. Presenters
include Peter Beagle (The Last Unicorn),
Jane Friedman (Writers Digest), and
James Redford (screenwriter). If you would like to sponsor a student ($100), YOU can
attend for free!Details: Call Patricia
at 415-455-8001 or go to http://www.capitolcityyoungwriters.org/Writers__Conference.html
VISIT THE SFWC WEBSITE:www.SFWriters.orgfor the latest additions to the presenters list for the 2011 San
Francisco Writers Conference event. It's never too early to plan to attend this
event. We sell out every year!
SAMPLE THE 2010 SFWC
ANTHOLOGY:Go to www.smashwords.com
and you can see and sample the SFWC anthology on their website. (Look on the
left side column under Fiction, then click on Anthologies). Or simply use this
link to go to the anthology directly: www.smashwords.com/books/view/12351
YOU ARE SAYING ABOUT US!
I was a SFWC attendee last Feb. I am
pleased to announce that my first novel,
will be released by Black Rose Writing at the end of the summer.
My local book store, the Capitola Book Cafe will be hosting my book
release and signing on Sept 17th. The conference was a huge stepping
stone in my journey to get published. From the content offered, to
the dedicated people present, and even to the ability to have a head-shot
taken, it was time and money well spent.
We need volunteers who are willing
to dedicate their time during the year managing several important tasks. Most
needed are clerical, graphics and marketing experts--online and off! We would
like to have a person who loves to TWEET monitor our Twitter presence! Volunteers
will be rewarded with free admission to the conference they are working on for
us. To learn more about these positions, call Elizabeth Pomada at 415-673-0939.
PROMOTE YOUR SERVICES AND BOOKS IN THE
To reach a targeted audience of writers and
publishing professionals, consider sponsoring an issue of the SFWC
Newsletter.You can be a sponsor of an
upcoming issue of the newsletter for just $200.This is a fraction of the cost of a postage stamp to reach 2500+
inboxes!Contact Barbara at Barbara@SFWriters.org for details.
EXHIBITOR SPACE AT OUR
We will have a limited number of
spaces for exhibitors at the 2010 San Francisco Writing for Change conference
at the Hilton (November) and the 2011 San Francisco Writers Conference
Space is extremely limited for
exhibits. If you want to be an exhibitor at either (or both) events, please let
me know ASAP. Barbara Santos at SFWriters@comcast.net.
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