Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBW-LA) Message Board › The Author's Platform: Blogging with the Bird Workshop
|Nutschell Anne W.||
A Happy Valentines to you all!
CBW-LA’s initial nonprofit year has started auspiciously. Last January’s Kickstarting Your Writing Career Workshop was a success and February’s first ever First Pages Critique, along with our regular Critique was well-received, with participants vowing to attend more sessions in the future.
As always, I send my big thanks to our tireless volunteers who make all these activities possible. We hope to have bigger and better programs for you all in the years to come, and in order for this to be possible, we have had to make big changes in our organizational structure.
Our primary and official website www.cbw-la.org is up and running.
Starting March 1, 2013, all CBW-LA Event RSVP’s will be made from this website.
Our meetup webpage (www.meetup/CBW-LA) will remain only as a gateway for potential members and as a means to alert non-members to our events.
I would like to encourage you to sign up at www.cbw-la.org to avail of our full membership for $30/year or $50/two years.
This group is run by volunteers who work for FREE. Your membership fees are meant to fund all the expenses necessary to keep this group afloat, and to help us organize even more helpful writing events and programs for all.
As a full member, you will receive the following benefits:
1. FREE RSVP’s to all our Critique Sessions/ First Pages Critique Sessions every other month.
Non-members (those on meetup who haven’t registered at cbw-la.org) will have to pay $10 for every critique session they wish to attend.
If you are a member, you automatically save $30 if you wish to attend all our critique sessions.
2. Access to a more regular critique group.
Members who fill out our Critique Group Form will be organized into regular critique groups based on their genre and location.
3. Discounted Price to all our workshops.
Regular workshops are priced at $20. Non-members will pay the full $20.
Members who register early for these events will pay only $10.
Members who choose to pay at the door for the workshop will pay only $15.
4. As a member, you are entitled to the following resources, available ONLY on our www.cbw-la.org website.
• Check out writing contests, challenges and prompts in our Writing Resources section.
• Read summaries of past events and workshops on our Blogs tab.
• RSVP to workshops, panels and critique sessions, using your CBW-LA member discount.
• Check the Events section for other local writing events, including book signings and writing conferences.
• Use the Members Only section to:
o Post any questions about the craft and business of writing on our Forum
o Download copies of Scribblers Scoop, our quarterly newsletter
o Download the latest handouts and worksheets
o Network with other members through the Directory
Once you have registered and paid for your membership at www.cbw-la.org, you will receive a welcome packet containing more information on how to make the most of your CBW-LA membership, along with a complimentary CBW-LA Button and Pen (and tote bag, if you paid for the 2 year membership).
Again, I encourage you to sign up as full CBW-LA members. Through our writing community, you’ll acquire a wealth of knowledge to help you attain your goals, and discover new friends who will accompany and support your budding writing career.
I promise you’ll find your CBW-LA Membership a rewarding experience.
Nutschell Anne Windsor
CBW-LA Founder and President