|Sent on:||Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:36 AM|
Dear SCWA members,
Remember, you must RSVP before Tuesday, November 15th, midnight to receive the early bird discount. Sorry no exceptions. Remember, Claim Jumper will be providing lunch for this event.
Pay in advance by check - Members: $25 / Non-Members: $30
Walk-in With reservation - Members: $25 / Non-Members:$30
Walk-in Without reservation - Members: $30 / Non-Members:$35
Cash and checks only please.
HOW TO RSVP:
• We prefer you to e-mail [address removed] and pay at the door
• Send a check made out to SCWA, P.O. Box 861, Lake Forest, CA 92609
• You can leave a voicemail with Sonia Marsh at (949)[masked] and pay at the door.
Please provide us with current contact information with your RSVP.
Let us know if your e-mail, address or phone number has changed.
An active membership, or complete billing information is required if you wish to pay at the door. You must have an active membership with the SCWA organization (Not MEETUP) to get the reduced member meeting fee, no exceptions. If you RSVP and cannot attend, we shall have to bill you for the meeting as we guarantee the meals ahead of time. Since the SCWA is a non-profit organization, we must keep one eye on our finances while seeking to meet the needs of Orange County writers by scheduling top professionals in the field.
Speaker: Dale Griffiths Stamos
What’s The Story?
What Is Story Structure and Why Does it Matter?
Story structure is at the heart of all forms of writing from novels to memoirs, from plays to video games. If story elements are not strong, the work will fall apart, no matter how beautifully worded. Story is the invisible scaffolding that holds up any well crafted piece of writing. So what is story structure, and how does one discover and strengthen story elements in one’s writing? Dale Griffiths Stamos, working playwright, story structure instructor, and manuscript consultant will discuss these elements in depth.
During Q & A, Dale will answer general questions about story, along with any specific story challenges writers are dealing with in their own work.
Dale Griffiths Stamos is an award-winning playwright whose one-act and full-length plays have been produced and published in the United States and abroad. She was recently named a top ten winner for her two full length plays, One White Crow and Blue Jay Singing in the Dead of Night in the 2010 Writer’s Digest Stage Play Competition. She won the Jewel Box Theatre's Original Playwrighting Competition for her full length drama Dialectics of the Heart, which was produced at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, and starred three time Emmy-nominated actress, Sharon Lawrence. She received the Heideman Award from Actors Theatre of Louisville for her ten-minute play The Unintended Video, which was subsequently published by Samuel French and which has been produced worldwide. She was also Emmy nominated for shared story credit on the CBS special: Words Up!. Her full length One White Crow received its world premiere at Arena Players Repertory Theatre, Long Island, New York in 2011, and will be opening at Edgemar Center in 2012; and an evening of her one acts, Thicker Than Water, was produced recently at the Promenade in Santa Monica and starred the iconic Barbara Bain.
Dale learned a number of years ago that story structure, so essential in playwriting, applies as well to all forms of writing. She teaches structure for all genres at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, has taught “Finding Your Story” at Cal Arts, and is a private manuscript consultant for all genres. She is also the playwriting columnist on authorlink.com. For more information, go to www.manuscriptconsultant.com, and/or www.dalegriffithsstamos.com.
CLAIM JUMPER RESTAURANT
18050 Brookhurst Blvd.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
The restaurant is conveniently located on the corner of Brookhurst and Talbert, just south of the 405 freeway in Fountain Valley.
Meeting times are as follows:
• 9:30 a.m. Registration
• 10:00 a.m. The program begins
• 11:30 a.m. Buffet lunch
• 12:30 a.m. Afternoon program
• 1:30 p.m. Adjourn
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