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About Us



Mission:


The mission of San Luis Obispo NightWriters is to advance quality writing, promote publication, and expand author recognition in a forum that nurtures a spirit of community for all its members.

Vision:

SLO NW is the Premier Writing Organization on the Central Coast and widely recognized for writer success and fulfillment and for providing SLO County with a palpable and encouraging spirit of community for Writers.

Values:

1. The power of the written word
2. The potential of creativity
3. Respect for diversity and individuality in self expression
4. Mutual support in all aspects of writing; encouragement, sharing of resources, and celebration of success

Board Protocol:

The NW Board of Directors is comprised of equal peers. Members conduct themselves professionally and interact with respect to create and maintain an atmosphere of harmony and productivity.

Individual Board Members have the authority to make suggestions and recommendations regarding the work of their peers. Binding decisions are made by vote of a simple majority of the Board.

Board members work on behalf of the board. All NW related business activities and communications represent the Board and the NightWriter organization therefore, are always subject to review and approval by the Board.

Board job descriptions are developed, approved and maintained for ongoing use for future Board members.

Become A Member:


We invite you to become a member. You can find our easy to complete Membership Application by either clicking the menu item in the top menu bar on the Home Page that reads BECOME A MEMBER. Share the camaraderie and support of a group of talented writer

SLO NightWriters members are both published and unpublished. We write literary fiction, genre fiction, poetry, memoir, nonfiction, newspaper and magazine articles, and much more.

Many of us live in San Luis Obispo County, California. We call our portion of paradise SLO.

We must arrange our schedules in imaginative ways in order to create our stories. Oftentimes that means writing during nighttime's quiet hours. Hence our organization's name, SLO NightWriters.


Member benefits:


A listing in our Member Directory, in which you can include your contact information, a live link to your website or blog, your photo, your brief BIO, your publication credits, etc. You control what information is made public or not.

Participation in critique groups, contests, and special events of interest to writers.

Listing of any books you've published, along with purchasing links, on our MEMBERS' BOOKS web page.

A monthly copy of the SLO NightWriter,our lively and informative newsletter, presented to you electronically.

Networking and support from both published and unpublished writers.

Opportunities to submit work for *possible* publication to venues such as TolosaPress.

Speaker presentations at our monthly meetings.

Information about book fairs, writers conferences, and other relevant writers' new.




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