June Dinner & Speaker: Last Until Fall

Topic: Village Books

Speaker: Paul Hanson

Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm)

What’s up at Village Books now that it’s under new management? How authors can work with Village Books.

About Paul

Paul Hanson is one of the three co-owners of Village Books in Bellingham. Being in the book business since 1989, Paul is our General Manager & one of our resident ebook gurus. He enjoys reading & writing speculative fiction while listening to jazz & eating mangos. He likes fixing, building, and solving, making bottomless bowls of mashed potatoes and all things cheesy…including his jokes.

Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE but please RSVP (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and food from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

Acting coach for Author Readings

Laura Kilpakian told the group last night that she would share contact information for Drue Robinson.  Drue is a speaking / acting coach – she works with many writers to help them improve their public speaking / reading skills. She is very, very good at this and her rates are reasonable.  Money well spent.
So, here is the contact info:   druebob@mac.com
Laura also  asked me to let you all know how much she enjoyed speaking to the group last night and wants to extend a warm welcome to writers who would like to read, or just hang out, at the Red Wheelbarrow Writers Happy Hour — June 3 at 4 pm at Brandy Wine Restaurant, Bellingham.

May Dinner & Speaker: How to give a reading

Topic: How To Give A Reading

Speaker: Laura Kalpakian

Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm)

Two proven strategies that will help you create a whole experience for your listeners.

About Laura

 

Laura Kalpakian is the prize-winning author of sixteen novels published in the US and Britain. Her stories have been published world wide as well. How to Give a Reading is part of a three-term writing course she taught for fifteen years. She is a co-founder of the Red Wheelbarrow Writers, and works as a Developmental Editor to help writers see their books to fruition.

Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE but please RSVP (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and food from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

Abbe Rolnick Presents, Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the Way

Village Books, Fairhaven ,   Saturday, April 22nd,  4:00 PM  Reading Gallery, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Join Abbe Rolnick for another adventure into the writing process of an author.

Enjoy the journey through the winding road of short stories, essays, and the blend of fiction and non-fiction.

Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the way,  reveals the many way of telling a story that resonates.    An event filled with humor and insights, everyone will enjoy.http://abberolnick.com/event/art-telling-stories-book-signing/

 

April Dinner & Speaker: Editor Panel

Topic: Polish Your Prose Like a Pro

Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm)

From plot flaws and character flubs to common grammar and style issues, editors see a lot of the same mistakes over and over. Join us to hear about common problems that editors frequently encounter in manuscripts, and learn how to resolve them before your book lands on the editor’s desk. Editors Karen Brown, Virginia Herrick, and Pamela Beason have decades of experience at all levels of editing.

About the Editors

Karen Brown is a multipublished, bestselling mystery and romantic thriller author and editor, with more than two decades of experience in fiction publishing. When she’s not thinking up new ways to murder her characters, she edits manuscripts for Amazon Publishing and Chanticleer Reviews, helping authors polish their stories.

Virginia Herrick is owner of Kestrel’s Way Editorial Services, specializing in editing book manuscripts for authors and publishers. She brings a decade of experience working with New York publishing companies to her present passion: applying her professional-grade persnicketiness to the works of indie-published authors and hybrid publishing companies.

When she’s not out hiking or kayaking, Pamela Beason spends most of her days working on the next novel in one of her three mystery series. Her books have been published by four different traditional publishers, but these days she is dedicated to indie publishing. She has edited and formatted book manuscripts for traditional nonfiction and fiction publishers as well as for many self-published authors, and has worked on occasion as a ghost writer.

Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE but please RSVP (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and food from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

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