Typically conducted on the 1st Saturday of each month, the South Bay Local Writers Group meets at the Redondo Beach Main Library from 10:30am to Noon. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.
RSPV requested: meetup.com/South-Bay-Creative-Writers-Group/
This is an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity. Explore writing topics that would help further your efforts as an author. Have thoughts on what you’d like addressed during 2016? Feel free to contact the organizer directly: Bo@SouthBayHQ.com.
Past meetings have included both self-published guest authors (Christopher Lynch, Ildy Lee, Stanton Swafford) and traditionally-published authors (Shannon Hammer, Robert Downs, Katharine Blossom Lowrie); editor extraordinaire Stacy Aaronson (thebookdoctorisin.com); round-table discussions on “Social Media Marketing for Independent Writers” and “Local Authors Share the Real-World Stories of Their Path to Publication”; and presentations on developing an online author platform.
Sat05Mar201610:30 am - NoonRedondo Beach Main Library
South Bay Local Writers Group: Panel Discussion, "Local Authors Share the Real-World Stories of Their Path to Publication"
For our March meeting, join in a roundtable discussion as a panel of “Local Authors Share the Real-World Stories of Their Path to Publication.”
Moderated by group organizer Bo Folsom (Twenty Years Ago, self-published in 2013 as a free short story to Apple's iBookStore), the panel will address each individual's journey to realizing their goal of seeing their first book made available to the general public, as well as their plans and "lessons learned" as they prepare to publish their next book.
Following an initial introduction to each author and their work, the panel will respond to questions and engage the group in a roundtable discussion.
Shannon Hammer’s book Positive Portions Food & Fitness Journal, traditionally published by Fairview Press in 2010, led to appearances on TV, radio, and in web and print publications. She also built her own book's website. In support of a new novel, Shannon recently garnered interest from 7 agents at the SF Writers Conference just three weeks ago.
Calling all writers for an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity.
Our monthly large-group meeting typically convenes on the 1st Saturday morning of each month at the Redondo Beach Main Library. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.
Explore writing topics that would help further your efforts as an author. Have thoughts on what you'd like addressed during 2016? Contact the organizer directly: Bo@SouthBayHQ.com .
Group organizer Bo Folsom brings 18-years of aerospace experience in systems engineering and project management to the South Bay Creative Writers Group. Additionally, Bo is a self-published author and served as a magazine editor/publisher in two of the nations top 15 markets, as well as providing small business consulting expertise. Currently, his supportive writer workshops provide an opportunity to share knowledge & fuel his own creative work.
Stanton Swafford, the local writers group's founder, is a Los Angeles native and world traveler, US Navy Veteran, former undercover intelligence officer and jazz musician. He successfully self-published an espionage thriller, China Sea, as his debut novel in the Summer of 2015.
In addition to the monthly South Bay Local Writers Group meeting, smaller groups focused on supportive critique of members’ work are conducted on all remaining Saturdays, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. These are conducted at a private residence and require their own RSVP from the South Bay Creative Writers Group meet-up site.
For screenwriters, a companion workshop has been added on Sunday afternoons (currently 1:30-3:30 pm) for members developing screenplays intended for film or television. The Screenwriters Workshop shares similar core values of its Saturday namesake (supportive feedback and small group setting). These are conducted at a private residence and require their own RSVP from the South Bay Creative Writers Group meet-up site.
Also available, “South Bay Screenwriters” is a separate meet-up (distinct from the South Bay Creative Writers Group) whose members share and provide feedback on each other’s screenplays. The format is similar to the Creative Screenwriters Workshop. Conducted weekly on Wednesdays (7:00-9:30pm) near South Bay Galleria at commercial establishments (such as Carrow’s or Total Wine). Requires a separate RSVP from the South Bay Screenwriters meet-up site.