San Francisco Writers Community Monthly Community Meetup

Ask for us at the desk. We will be upstairs in the glass conference room.

 

 

We will talk about

-The new world of writing and publishing
-What is working and what is not
-How to create free and easy buzz about your book
-How we can make San Francisco Writers Community even more valuable for you.


This is a very relaxed format. I am also looking for assistant organizers to help out with some new events and jobs that need to be done.


As always, let me know what you want more of.

Bill

 

This is not a library sponsored program.

 

Location:

Potrero Branch Library

[masked]th Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

 

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  • David W

    If anybody knows of any poetry readings in the bay area, let me know! [masked] Thanks. David

    February 6

  • David W

    I know this is a late response, but...I really liked this group discussion. It's always nice to meet and discuss with other writers. I look forward to the next meeting.

    February 6

  • Bill S.

    Great meeting. Thanks Bill and all!

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Ellisha B.

    Sorry to miss the event yesterday, some family issues arose preventing me from getting up to the library. I hope the event went well and I hope to join you next time.

    January 13, 2014

  • Peter O.

    Great event. Thanks for your support.

    1 · January 13, 2014

  • Alexey S.

    Hi guys, I know some writers use blogs to promote their work and books. Therefore I could share some experience with you and hopefully help you to reach a wider relevant audiences. Would you be interested?

    2 · January 6, 2014

  • David W

    Lately I feel let down. I am 38 years old with an MA in creative writing (poetry), I have submitted so much of my work to every major lit zine and indie publisher....I go to poetry readings when I can and it all seems like the same stuff being written/read....and at this time of year indie publishers are sending out those "donate to us" emails and I feel why should I support them if they've never supported my work?.....are there reading series curators that seek out truly unique and fresh poets who don't just write what everybody else is writing????.....ugh! I'm frustrated. I love poetry and language, but I'm having a hard time believing that the poetry community is really supporting something NEW. Please, anybody, feel free to comment.

    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Peggy C.

      Ah, David... don't we all feel like you at one time or another. I get discouraged when the teachers of the MFA classes choose ONLY their students for prizes or publication... what happened to yours? I hark back to a lovely conversation Billy Burke had in a film. She asked the name of the man who was 'producing' her daughter's wedding. It was Smith. Her next comment, "Oh, is it Smythe with a 'y?' When he answered, "No, it's with an 'i.' "Well," she said sweetly, "We can't all be Smith with a "y" I suppose." So... think of it that way, we can't all be.... Just come and discuss it with us on the Sunday listed. I'll give you my 89 years of advice... we can't..... But I've had some published........

      December 29, 2013

    • Angela B.

      I hear you, David. It's very discouraging to see writers all around you that are getting publications, readings, and accolades and you don't really see WHY they're getting all the kudos and (supposed) success. Most of my 20s I felt that way. In the last year, I got my ass in gear and sent out tons of submissions to major journals and smaller, newer journals, alike. I actually got publications in two (albiet small and barely-known online journals). I know fully that that they aren't major, popular or possibly not even considered by famous, successful, or established writers. But...so what! It's experience, it's a new thing to add to your CV, and it's a bit of an ego boost. Maybe send out some poems to newer journals who are still figuring out their own voices? I find a lot of them on New Pages. Whatever you do, just remember that getting acceptance from the cool kids isn't always the coolest.

      December 30, 2013

  • Kimberly

    I feel your pain, David. I get discouraged, too. Getting published takes stamina, to say the least. "New" is rather subjective and hard to second guess what one person (editor) finds fresh and another finds stale. Try submitting to Burlesque Press (http://burlesquepressllc.com/). They are looking for new, innovative writing, and have published a couple of my poems.

    December 28, 2013

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