WordFest Writers Meet

WordFest meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. in Longview, Washington. At this time, the group meets at Cassava Restaurant. Writers and anyone who likes to hear a good story fill the restaurant to hear the night's sheduled readers. Book launches are held and portions of works-in-progress are tried out on the audience.

Workshop: Writing for Anthologies by Pat Nelson

The Pacific Northwest Gift Gallery in Castle Rock, Wash., is offering writing workshops with Pat Nelson, Mary Ellen Stone and Carolyn Caines. Topics include "Writing for Anthologies" (Nelson), Crafting Dynamic Dialogue (Stone) and Journaling/Writing Memoirs (Caines). Cost is $15 per class and advaned registration is required. Nelson's workshop on anthologies will be held November 15 from 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.

The Gift Gallery at 1316 A Mount St. Helens Way N.E. Castle Rock, Wash., features the talent of 66 local artists, artisans and authors. For info call 360 274-8583.

A Piggyback Ride for My Flyers

 It's no secret that writers don't make money unless they sell their work, and promotion can be expensive. That's why I decided to let my flyers for Not Your Mother's Book . . .On Being a Parent travel along with my husband's flyers.

I Won't Wear a Sandwich Board!

In the fall of 2012, I started gathering stories for two anthologies: Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Parent and Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Being a Grandparent.  Part of my job was to solicit true stories for the books. I wouldn't stand on a street corner wearing a sandwich board, but I wondered what else I could do to draw attention to the new series.

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