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South Bay Writers host author and journalist Martha Engber during the group’s monthly general meeting. Engber, author of “Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction”, will teach how to develop believable, complex characters.

Dinner begins at 6 pm, followed by general meeting announcements. Speaker lecture begins between 7:30 and 8 pm. Door fee: $15 ($10 may be applied to your meal).

Guests are welcome and encouraged.

Sign up at the meeting for annual membership in South Bay Writers to enjoy full benefits. Annual regular membership fee is $65 for the first year; $45 thereafter; $20 student annual membership. You may also join and pay for membership online at:

About the Author: Martha Engber's literary novel, “The Wind Thief”, was awarded a 5-star "original and highly recommended" rating from the Midwest Book Review. A journalist by profession, Engber has interviewed former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell, and actress Marlo Thomas, among others. She is a workshop facilitator, lecturer and book editor. Engber had a full-length play produced in Hollywood. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Watchword, Iconoclast, Bookpress, and the Berkeley Fiction Review, among other literary journals.

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  • Marjorie j.

    Excellent presentation, excellent content

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We look forward to seeing you all at another great meeting!

    September 6, 2013

  • Sheri O.

    No. I look forward to learning more about what makes a great character!

    August 18, 2013

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