Literary News and Events
Happy May, everyone. We hope that you’re enjoying as much time outdoors as is your wont, and getting everything taken care of that you need to. That includes, of course, your writing.More.
Call for Entries for Fault Zone: Shift!
The fourth in the anthology series, Non-members of SF/Peninsula Writers are also eligible to enter. Write from the heart. Be edgy. Be wild. But make sure your story has an arc. Stories involving California are always appreciated. For more info
Literary Arts at the San Mateo County Fair June 8-16, 2013
Don't miss the fun! Join us at the Literary Stage during the San Mateo County Fair. Meet your favorite authors, listen to readings and participate in events.
Go to sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts for more information.
The second CWC Literary Review is on the street! A few pages larger and better all around. Join the CWC and be a part of this publication, then drink in the tasty rest. cwcnorcalwriters.org
Hot off the press! A YouTube video is available for viewing. Check it out: Fault Zone III YouTube
We’re now accepting curator submissions for Lit Crawl 2013, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 19.Get yours in before the April 30 deadline. We’ll get back to you by the end of May. For more info: litcrawl.org/sf
Kepler's Books and Magazines, in Menlo Park has reopened and is now promoting classes for writers who wish to hone their craft, learn about marketing their work and the multitude of publishing options now available to authors. Visit: keplers.com
Imagine what it was like in the late 1800's to be in Anacapri, writing and living in the Villa San Michele. Vacations often include eating great Italian, meeting like-minded friends, cooking and writing.
World Book Night U.S. is a celebration of books and reading. Passionate volunteers across America give books within their communities to those who don’t regularly read. In 2012, 80,000 people gave over 2.5 million books in the U.S., UK, Ireland, and Germany. Worldbooknight.org
Learn how to communicate in a way that gets your ideas heard and encourages the cooperation of others. You will also discover how to keep the contagious effect of naysayers’ negativity from rubbing off on you and find out how to set limits with people who make unreasonable demands. Visit: publisherswriters.org.
The Writing Salon is a year-round school of creative writing with locations in both Berkeley and San Francisco, offering classes in all genres. Courses include all-day weekend workshops, as well as 5-week and 9-week weeknight courses, taught by professional writers. They are held in colorful settings that enhance the creative spirit. Visit writingsalons.com.
Good Lit is a branch of the Club devoted to literature and memoir. The series consists of conversations with prominent authors, playwrights and figures of importance in the literary community, as well as up-and-coming talent. The series also deals with issues of importance to the literary community. Visit commonwealthclub.org.
Self-Publishing Boot Camp provides workshops, courses, and consulting on every aspect of self-publishing. We keep in touch with advances in the industry which will save writers precious time and money by recommending a path utilizing effective processes and reputable providers.
The Peninsula Science Fantasy Association (PenSFA) holds biweekly meetings on the San Francisco peninsula to discuss science fiction.
Fault Zone, Our thriving SF/Peninsula anthology is staffed entirely by volunteers. It's fun, it's a great experience, and it will make you wise in the ways of writing, publishing and marketing. What are you waiting for? Contact Audrey Kalman for details.
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Please support the goals for World Book Night in the US in 2013 and beyond by making a tax-deductible donation of whatever you can. Every cent donated goes to help spread the love of reading. Visit:.worldbooknight.org
Hot off the Press
Take a look at what's coming up! Workshops, Conferences, Events and Contests are on our Calendar.
What Color is God?
Kudos and Awards
Congratulations to Bardi Rosman Koodrin!
Peninsula Arts Council was given the Diamond Award for her tireless work as the Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria, the San Mateo County Fair.
Congratulations to Fault Zone Over the Edge Contest winners:
- First Place
The Garbageman’s Daughter
- Second Place
J. P. Newcome
- Third Place
- Honorable Mention
My Dog God
- Honorable Mention
Carole Chipps Carlson
- David Braden
- Bob Brown
- Eric Glasgow
- Shidler Harpe
- Marjorie Johnson
- Sydney Kapchan
- Calder Lowe
- Linda Newman
- Kathleen St. Claire
Congratulations to all! The book is up on Amazon for purchase.