June MAIN LINE WRITERS GROUP - Wade Walton - "Selling The Dream: Storytelling on Mass Media"
Monday, June 17, 2019
The June Main Line Writers Group meeting features Wade Walton.
Think of how we create stories, and how we get them in front of people. Wade’s career in television and multi-media video provides a storytelling outlet that reaches national and global audiences through a well-known nation cable network and its digital channels. Over the course of three decades, he’s written, produced, and directed thousands of commercials, network promotions, story packages, and long-form documentaries that reach audiences of 80 million and up.
Wade and his wife, the novelist Matty Dalrymple, enjoy traveling around the United States. Wade’s love of national parks and wide-open spaces informs all of his creative work, and particularly his photography. His photography has appeared in galleries around southeast Pennsylvania, as well as in Chebacco [pron. she-BAH-co] Magazine, a Mount Desert Island historical journal. He works part of the year on Mount Desert Island, Maine, where his forthcoming photography book, “Sunshine and Shadow” is set. As a special offer to Main Line Writers Group, signed copies are available this evening at a special introductory price.
Whether he’s directing for television, crafting a story for social media, composing a shot, or playing music, he considers carefully the audience he’s trying to reach, and the impact he wants to have.
Our meeting place is the Black Powder Tavern, south of The King of Prussia Mall just off Rt 202. 1164 Valley Forge Rd · Wayne, PA. Across from the Gateway Shopping Center and about seven minutes from our previous meeting place, Peppers. The meeting officially starts at 7:00 pm but many of us come early (around 6:30) to eat and socialize a bit - but you can order your meal at any time during the meeting. We use a private room and the acoustics are great. You'll have no problem hearing our speakers or each other. Meetings officially end around 9 pm although some stay for more socializing afterwards.
Just a reminder that we don't get charged for the great room, but The Black Powder Tavern does have the expectation that attendees will order a meal. It is a fair expectation. The Restaurant offers a variety of sandwiches and entres on their menu and you can order from the entire menu. PURCHASING YOUR MEAL IS A REQUIREMENT OF ATTENDING THE MEETING. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Mark your calendar for every third Monday of the month. Feel free to tell others and bring a friend or two.
Mark your calendar for every third Monday of the month. Feel free to tell others and bring a friend or two.
This is a membership based group. Annual dues are $50 (that's just $4.25 a meeting) and cover a variety of expenses including web site hosting, Meetup administration fees (you get the service free but I pay for them), the equipment, batteries, printing, guest speaker meals, etc. You are invited to attend one meeting for $10 as a sample, to see whether it is a fit for you. If you decide to pay the annual dues that evening, your membership dues will cover the meeting as well. You can also pay your dues online. Also, check out our page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mainlinewritersgroup
We are flexible. We have never set a limit on the number of interested writers who can attend. If you show up without RSVPing or RSVP at the last minute, there is almost always room for you.
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