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General Meeting, January 10 2017

Round Tables Critique Sessions began at 5:15 pm

Terry Sanville and Mark Arnold 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

Susan Tuttle's work shops will continue in February.

Please note that there will be a charge of $5:00 for all non members who attend a critic group or round table. Payment will be accepted at the entrance to the meeting.

 Our Speaker for the evening will be Patricia Alexander  Part A: 6:30 pm

How do you break the Catch 22 of writing?  Do you believe in the Law of Attraction?  Award-winning author, columnist, journalist, editor, teacher, inspirational speaker and freelance writer Patricia Alexander does - and it shows in what she calls her 40-year“highly eclectic career.”

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Patricia had the classic Cinderella start when she fell into her first writing job in 1976 working for Rona Barrett when Rona was the Entertainment Reporter on Good Morning, America

Patricia went on from there to work in animation, advertising, public relations and marketing while freelancing dozens of articles to magazines and newspapers, including an editorial in the first edition of the Los Angeles Weekly.  Eventually she became a stringer and a personal perspective columnist for a small newspaper, and later, for the Ventura County Reporter.  A cover story she wrote for the Reporter in early 2000 was picked up by the TV news show 48 Hours, which bought her notes and gave her an on-screen credit.

Patricia says she “finally” even wrote a book: The Book of Comforts: Simple, Powerful Ways to Comfort the Spirit, Body & Soul, with her late husband, Michael Burgos. It went on to win the Silver Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Spiritual Book.

Along the way, Patricia also started up Writing Support Groups wherever she lived, fulfilling her passion to help other writers work on and complete their projects.  She currently leads the North County Writing Supporting Group from her home in Paso Robles.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be talking to my fellow writers about my almost quirky writing career.  My family doesn’t want to hear my stories – so this is a huge treat for me!  And I really do think I can point out the Catch-22 “breaker” that constantly gave me entry into new fields of writing.”  She adds, “I hope what I learned over 40 years will be helpful to other writers.  I know I’m going to have a blast!”


Speaker/Award-Winning Author

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