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SLO NightWriters General Meeting

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 6:30 p.m.

Our Speaker this evening will be:

Tony Piazza

 "Mysterious Places: Travel and the Art of the Crime Novel.”

Tony will be presenting a talk about the importance of settings in stories.

He will share photographs taken in preparation for his mysteries and demonstrate how they, research, and imagination can improve storytelling.


Tony Piazza is a Central Coast mystery writer, film historian, presenter, and skilled storyteller well-known for his passion for writing and movies. An author of six mystery novels (two of which have won awards), and a memoir about the making of the Steve McQueen movie, “Bullitt,” and his family’s involvement in it. He is also a contributing author to three anthologies and has done many interviews for television, radio, print, and electronic media.

Tony regularly worked on many Hollywood movies and television shows in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1970s, including “Magnum Force,” “Towering Inferno,” and “The Streets of San Francisco.”

He is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the California Writer’s Club— and had been past president for three years running of his local chapter of Sister’s in Crime.

Attend in person at:

United Church of Christ

11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

Zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 848 7459 8868

Passcode: 613345 

I hope to see you there

Janice Konstantinidis.

President SLO NightWriters

 Round Tables Critique Sessions begin 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

This is an opportunity to get feedback on your work in progress and practice your constructive critiquing skills. It is also a great way to get to know other writers in our group. You do not have to bring along work to participate. Please keep submissions to double-spaced, 12 font, two pages.

Please email your submissions to Terry and Mark by the Saturday before the session:



For questions: email

Mailing Address:
1126 Nipomo Ave
Los Osos, CA 93402

Meeting Address:
11245 Los Osos Valley Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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