• Tuesday Nite Writer's Group
    We are seeking new group members. *Please read regarding our format and how to apply to join us * The Tuesday Nite Group meets weekly in the South Bay to discuss and critique each member's unpublished creative work. Yeah, we're serious when it comes to writing, but we have plenty of fun too. We’re open to genre fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Not included are blog posts, screenplays, or resumes. Group Format: Prior to each meeting, each member uploads a drafted portion of their work to our file sharing site. (approx. 2,000 words each) Each member reads all submissions and provides specific comments in writing before the meeting. At the meeting, we discuss each submission for clarifications, questions, and ideas, in a relaxed, supportive environment. Though it’s rare, there are times when members may have Eight submissions to critique before a meeting. New Member Requirements: Our invitation goes out to those who are currently working on or starting a specific project. At an applicant's first meeting, they may share, out loud,[masked] words of their project. If they’d prefer to sit back and see how we operate, that’s fine too, but there is an expectation they will share their work at the next meeting. How to Apply: First, the applicant must place themselves on the WAITLIST for the meeting date they'd like to attend. Because we must restrict the number of group members, we keep the waitlist on at all times. Even group members place themselves there first before being accepted. It’s a silly system, but our best option given the limited functionality of Meetup. Don’t worry about going on there- it’s no big deal. Second, please send a message to the group host, J.Y. Olmos, and state that you read and understand the group requirements above. Both steps are required. It is highly recommended that you have your profile filled out completely. It’s a great opportunity to meet some nice people and be productive. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Address will be sent to Yes RSVP's

    - · Redondo Beach, CA

  • Monday Afternoon Writer's Workshop
    Free parking @ Great Room Cafe (http://www.thegreatroom.us/) Located in North Redondo, on the south side of Artesia Blvd between Hawthorne & Inglewood Blvds. Need motivation or support in getting your words on paper or selling them? Writers write, but sometimes it's difficult to keep the words flowing and/or maintain confidence in your work. Our weekly Writers Workshops can provide the focus you need. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-10 new pages of material each week to share and receive real-time constructive feedback within a supportive critique framework. This workshop is primarily intended as a safe venue for writers to air their work and receive constructive feedback. Participants are encouraged to share ~1,800 words (5-10 pages based on a standard 250 words/pg). Our target is about an 8-minute read per author, followed by 4-5 minutes of supportive comment. Please bring a laptop or tablet with you (along with charger if needed) to access shared material. It is the author's choice to either: (a) Read their own material out loud for the group; (b) Have another group member read the material out loud; (c) Distribute copies for members to read; and/or (d) Share a PDF of your material*. * You may either bring a PDF of your material on a USB memory stick OR upload the PDF directly into the appropriate dated folder (such as "[masked]") on our shared Dropbox folder ("SouthBayWriters"). In addition to the dated workshop folders, each participant also has been given their own folder for longer-term general storage. [If you haven't already been invited to access the shared Dropbox folders, you may receive a separate request to provide an email address for Dropbox access.] For the Monday Workshops, doors open at 1:15pm so folks can say hello, grab their beverage of choice, and allow us to actually get underway at 1:30pm. We like to respect everyone's busy schedule and honor the time dedicated to reads & feedback. An assortment of chilled soft drinks, water, and snacks are available for purchase. You do not have to buy anything, but, of course, supporting our host is encouraged. Starting in January 2019, a suggested donation of $1 for each meeting attended will be greatly appreciated. These funds will be used to offset our expenses with meetup.com

    Great Room Cafe

    2810 Artesia Blvd. · Redondo Beach, CA

  • Monday Afternoon Writer's Workshop
    Free parking @ Great Room Cafe (http://www.thegreatroom.us/) Located in North Redondo, on the south side of Artesia Blvd between Hawthorne & Inglewood Blvds. Need motivation or support in getting your words on paper or selling them? Writers write, but sometimes it's difficult to keep the words flowing and/or maintain confidence in your work. Our weekly Writers Workshops can provide the focus you need. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-10 new pages of material each week to share and receive real-time constructive feedback within a supportive critique framework. This workshop is primarily intended as a safe venue for writers to air their work and receive constructive feedback. Participants are encouraged to share ~1,800 words (5-10 pages based on a standard 250 words/pg). Our target is about an 8-minute read per author, followed by 4-5 minutes of supportive comment. Please bring a laptop or tablet with you (along with charger if needed) to access shared material. It is the author's choice to either: (a) Read their own material out loud for the group; (b) Have another group member read the material out loud; (c) Distribute copies for members to read; and/or (d) Share a PDF of your material*. * You may either bring a PDF of your material on a USB memory stick OR upload the PDF directly into the appropriate dated folder (such as "[masked]") on our shared Dropbox folder ("SouthBayWriters"). In addition to the dated workshop folders, each participant also has been given their own folder for longer-term general storage. [If you haven't already been invited to access the shared Dropbox folders, you may receive a separate request to provide an email address for Dropbox access.] For the Monday Workshops, doors open at 1:15pm so folks can say hello, grab their beverage of choice, and allow us to actually get underway at 1:30pm. We like to respect everyone's busy schedule and honor the time dedicated to reads & feedback. An assortment of chilled soft drinks, water, and snacks are available for purchase. You do not have to buy anything, but, of course, supporting our host is encouraged. Starting in January 2019, a suggested donation of $1 for each meeting attended will be greatly appreciated. These funds will be used to offset our expenses with meetup.com

    Great Room Cafe

    2810 Artesia Blvd. · Redondo Beach, CA

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  • Memoir: Write it Like a Novel
    Memoir writing has never been more popular, but a good memoir involves a lot more than simply recording the facts of one’s life experience. Author, editor and journalist Christina Hoag offers tips on writing personal stories, culled from her experience editing memoirs. The most common mistake that aspiring memoirists make is that their story lacks a comprehensive arc to the main character-yourself. The best approach to writing a memoir is writing it much like a novel. Christina Hoag won a prize for writing interesting stories when she was six years old and that’s what she’s been doing ever since. She is the author of novels "Girl on the Brink," (Fire and Ice YA, 2016), named by Suspense Magazine as one of 2016’s best YA books and the noir crime tale "Skin of Tattoos," (Martin Brown, 2016) finalist for the 2017 Silver Falchion Award in suspense. She is also the co-author of "Peace in the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence " (Turner, 2014). A former journalist for the Miami Herald and Associated Press, she reported from Latin America for nearly a decade for major media outlets including Time, Business Week, Financial Times, and The New York Times. She lives in Santa Monica where in addition to writing fiction, she edits manuscripts, dissertations and reports and works in corporate communications. For more information, visit www.christinahoag.com.

    Redondo Beach Main Library

    303 North Pacific Coast Hwy · Redondo Beach, CA

    1 comment
  • Monday Afternoon Writer's Workshop
    Free parking @ Great Room Cafe (http://www.thegreatroom.us/) Located in North Redondo, on the south side of Artesia Blvd between Hawthorne & Inglewood Blvds. Need motivation or support in getting your words on paper or selling them? Writers write, but sometimes it's difficult to keep the words flowing and/or maintain confidence in your work. Our weekly Writers Workshops can provide the focus you need. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-10 new pages of material each week to share and receive real-time constructive feedback within a supportive critique framework. This workshop is primarily intended as a safe venue for writers to air their work and receive constructive feedback. Participants are encouraged to share ~1,800 words (5-10 pages based on a standard 250 words/pg). Our target is about an 8-minute read per author, followed by 4-5 minutes of supportive comment. Please bring a laptop or tablet with you (along with charger if needed) to access shared material. It is the author's choice to either: (a) Read their own material out loud for the group; (b) Have another group member read the material out loud; (c) Distribute copies for members to read; and/or (d) Share a PDF of your material*. * You may either bring a PDF of your material on a USB memory stick OR upload the PDF directly into the appropriate dated folder (such as "[masked]") on our shared Dropbox folder ("SouthBayWriters"). In addition to the dated workshop folders, each participant also has been given their own folder for longer-term general storage. [If you haven't already been invited to access the shared Dropbox folders, you may receive a separate request to provide an email address for Dropbox access.] For the Monday Workshops, doors open at 1:15pm so folks can say hello, grab their beverage of choice, and allow us to actually get underway at 1:30pm. We like to respect everyone's busy schedule and honor the time dedicated to reads & feedback. An assortment of chilled soft drinks, water, and snacks are available for purchase. You do not have to buy anything, but, of course, supporting our host is encouraged. Starting in January 2019, a suggested donation of $1 for each meeting attended will be greatly appreciated. These funds will be used to offset our expenses with meetup.com

    Great Room Cafe

    2810 Artesia Blvd. · Redondo Beach, CA

    3 comments
  • Monday Afternoon Writer's Workshop
    Free parking @ Great Room Cafe (http://www.thegreatroom.us/) Located in North Redondo, on the south side of Artesia Blvd between Hawthorne & Inglewood Blvds. Need motivation or support in getting your words on paper or selling them? Writers write, but sometimes it's difficult to keep the words flowing and/or maintain confidence in your work. Our weekly Writers Workshops can provide the focus you need. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-10 new pages of material each week to share and receive real-time constructive feedback within a supportive critique framework. This workshop is primarily intended as a safe venue for writers to air their work and receive constructive feedback. Participants are encouraged to share ~1,800 words (5-10 pages based on a standard 250 words/pg). Our target is about an 8-minute read per author, followed by 4-5 minutes of supportive comment. Please bring a laptop or tablet with you (along with charger if needed) to access shared material. It is the author's choice to either: (a) Read their own material out loud for the group; (b) Have another group member read the material out loud; (c) Distribute copies for members to read; and/or (d) Share a PDF of your material*. * You may either bring a PDF of your material on a USB memory stick OR upload the PDF directly into the appropriate dated folder (such as "[masked]") on our shared Dropbox folder ("SouthBayWriters"). In addition to the dated workshop folders, each participant also has been given their own folder for longer-term general storage. [If you haven't already been invited to access the shared Dropbox folders, you may receive a separate request to provide an email address for Dropbox access.] For the Monday Workshops, doors open at 1:15pm so folks can say hello, grab their beverage of choice, and allow us to actually get underway at 1:30pm. We like to respect everyone's busy schedule and honor the time dedicated to reads & feedback. An assortment of chilled soft drinks, water, and snacks are available for purchase. You do not have to buy anything, but, of course, supporting our host is encouraged. Starting in January 2019, a suggested donation of $1 for each meeting attended will be greatly appreciated. These funds will be used to offset our expenses with meetup.com

    Great Room Cafe

    2810 Artesia Blvd. · Redondo Beach, CA

    4 comments
  • Monday Afternoon Writer's Workshop
    Free parking @ Great Room Cafe (http://www.thegreatroom.us/) Located in North Redondo, on the south side of Artesia Blvd between Hawthorne & Inglewood Blvds. Need motivation or support in getting your words on paper or selling them? Writers write, but sometimes it's difficult to keep the words flowing and/or maintain confidence in your work. Our weekly Writers Workshops can provide the focus you need. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-10 new pages of material each week to share and receive real-time constructive feedback within a supportive critique framework. This workshop is primarily intended as a safe venue for writers to air their work and receive constructive feedback. Participants are encouraged to share ~1,800 words (5-10 pages based on a standard 250 words/pg). Our target is about an 8-minute read per author, followed by 4-5 minutes of supportive comment. Please bring a laptop or tablet with you (along with charger if needed) to access shared material. It is the author's choice to either: (a) Read their own material out loud for the group; (b) Have another group member read the material out loud; (c) Distribute copies for members to read; and/or (d) Share a PDF of your material*. * You may either bring a PDF of your material on a USB memory stick OR upload the PDF directly into the appropriate dated folder (such as "[masked]") on our shared Dropbox folder ("SouthBayWriters"). In addition to the dated workshop folders, each participant also has been given their own folder for longer-term general storage. [If you haven't already been invited to access the shared Dropbox folders, you may receive a separate request to provide an email address for Dropbox access.] For the Monday Workshops, doors open at 1:15pm so folks can say hello, grab their beverage of choice, and allow us to actually get underway at 1:30pm. We like to respect everyone's busy schedule and honor the time dedicated to reads & feedback. An assortment of chilled soft drinks, water, and snacks are available for purchase. You do not have to buy anything, but, of course, supporting our host is encouraged. Starting in January 2019, a suggested donation of $1 for each meeting attended will be greatly appreciated. These funds will be used to offset our expenses with meetup.com

    Great Room Cafe

    2810 Artesia Blvd. · Redondo Beach, CA

    4 comments
  • Monday Afternoon Writer's Workshop
    Free parking @ Great Room Cafe (http://www.thegreatroom.us/) Located in North Redondo, on the south side of Artesia Blvd between Hawthorne & Inglewood Blvds. Need motivation or support in getting your words on paper or selling them? Writers write, but sometimes it's difficult to keep the words flowing and/or maintain confidence in your work. Our weekly Writers Workshops can provide the focus you need. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-10 new pages of material each week to share and receive real-time constructive feedback within a supportive critique framework. This workshop is primarily intended as a safe venue for writers to air their work and receive constructive feedback. Participants are encouraged to share ~1,800 words (5-10 pages based on a standard 250 words/pg). Our target is about an 8-minute read per author, followed by 4-5 minutes of supportive comment. Please bring a laptop or tablet with you (along with charger if needed) to access shared material. It is the author's choice to either: (a) Read their own material out loud for the group; (b) Have another group member read the material out loud; (c) Distribute copies for members to read; and/or (d) Share a PDF of your material*. * You may either bring a PDF of your material on a USB memory stick OR upload the PDF directly into the appropriate dated folder (such as "[masked]") on our shared Dropbox folder ("SouthBayWriters"). In addition to the dated workshop folders, each participant also has been given their own folder for longer-term general storage. [If you haven't already been invited to access the shared Dropbox folders, you may receive a separate request to provide an email address for Dropbox access.] For the Monday Workshops, doors open at 1:15pm so folks can say hello, grab their beverage of choice, and allow us to actually get underway at 1:30pm. We like to respect everyone's busy schedule and honor the time dedicated to reads & feedback. An assortment of chilled soft drinks, water, and snacks are available for purchase. You do not have to buy anything, but, of course, supporting our host is encouraged. Starting in January 2019, a suggested donation of $1 for each meeting attended will be greatly appreciated. These funds will be used to offset our expenses with meetup.com

    Great Room Cafe

    2810 Artesia Blvd. · Redondo Beach, CA

    2 comments
  • Research for Writers (No, you can't make it up)
    Vickey Kall loves research. In this talk, she'll discuss the two main reasons why research is crucial to authors, then talk about how to find the books and material you need for your stories. A few hints about how to organize your research and some suggestions for photo and research sources, and we're done. It won't hurt a bit. ----- Vickey is a freelance writer with a passion for history. She's written two books: Death Speaker: A Novel of Ancient Gaul and The Boomer Book of Christmas Memories, as well as numerous articles for encyclopedias and textbooks, popular magazines and ezines. She tweets about ancient and modern history at @VKHistory. At her website, VickeyKall.com, you can sign up for her Triweekly Report and receive links to three fascinating history stories every three weeks.

    Redondo Beach Main Library

    303 North Pacific Coast Hwy · Redondo Beach, CA

    6 comments
  • Tuesday Nite Writer's Group
    We are seeking new group members. *Please read regarding our format and how to apply to join us * The Tuesday Nite Group meets weekly in the South Bay to discuss and critique each member's unpublished creative work. Yeah, we're serious when it comes to writing, but we have plenty of fun too. We’re open to genre fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Not included are blog posts, screenplays, or resumes. Group Format: Prior to each meeting, each member uploads a drafted portion of their work to our file sharing site. (approx. 2,000 words each) Each member reads all submissions and provides specific comments in writing before the meeting. At the meeting, we discuss each submission for clarifications, questions, and ideas, in a relaxed, supportive environment. Though it’s rare, there are times when members may have Eight submissions to critique before a meeting. New Member Requirements: Our invitation goes out to those who are currently working on or starting a specific project. At an applicant's first meeting, they may share, out loud,[masked] words of their project. If they’d prefer to sit back and see how we operate, that’s fine too, but there is an expectation they will share their work at the next meeting. How to Apply: First, the applicant must place themselves on the WAITLIST for the meeting date they'd like to attend. Because we must restrict the number of group members, we keep the waitlist on at all times. Even group members place themselves there first before being accepted. It’s a silly system, but our best option given the limited functionality of Meetup. Don’t worry about going on there- it’s no big deal. Second, please send a message to the group host, Brad Shreve, and state that you read and understand the group requirements above. Both steps are required. It is highly recommended that you have your profile filled out completely. It’s a great opportunity to meet some nice people and be productive. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Address will be sent to Yes RSVP's

    - · Redondo Beach, CA

    1 comment