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Welcome to SLO NightWriters


General Meeting Program, Tuesday March 10th, 2020

What does it take to produce a wildly successful podcast?

Chris Lambert makes a special visit to SLO Nightwriters for an evening on the hot seat!

Chris Lambert is the host of the wildly successful podcast Your Own Backyard, a series where listeners join him on the investigation into what happened to Kristin Smart. You will likely be hooked moments into Episode 1 as millions of other listeners have.

As authors, we all are facing the dim reality that book sales continue to decline. Evolve or die has never rung so true. You can't deny that our 'on-the-go' society is simply reading fewer and fewer books every year (and there's plenty of data to back me up). While our content is still needed, it's the medium that's changing. Chris is one of the most recognizable podcasters on the central coast and he will be sharing rare insights into the profession of a podcast publisher.

Similar to the 'Hot Seat' format I did with Jay Asher a few years ago, Chris will be on the hot seat to answer your questions about how to start, run, and promote a podcast. If you are familiar with Reddit's Ask Me Anything - this is similar, only in real life! It is a highly interactive and engaging format where the audience becomes part of the event.

Chris Lambert is a freelance journalist and podcaster. From 2016-2019, he hosted Are We Okay?, a weekly conversational podcast about creativity, positivity, and purposeful living. In 2019, he released Your Own Backyard - and reignited national interest into the disappearance of Kristin Smart. He is also the editor of the 805 Living Eats Podcast and CONSUMED.

Emcee Brian Schwartz is a long-time contributor to NightWriters and the founder of, a digital publishing consultant based in San Luis Obispo. He is currently creating websites for authors and small businesses with the PubWriter web builder he developed.

Please join us on Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 6:30pm as we welcome Chris Lambert to SLO Nightwriters! 

Location: 11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo (United Church of Christ)

This is not a meeting you will want to miss!

I hope to see you there.

Steven Mintz, PhD
Program Director SLO NightWriters.
Professor Emeritus
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407



Please note that there will be a charge of $5 for all non members who attend a critic group or round table. Payment will be accepted at the entrance to the meeting.

Round Tables Critique Sessions began at 5:15 pm

Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be here to critique your work

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience

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